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School supplies: Where are the best deals? We tell you how to save money

Posted at 11:45 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 15:09:02-04
The first day of school is right around the corner and that means many of you will be running out during the next couple weeks to go shopping for school supplies.
13 Action News Reporter Gina Lazara went to four different stores around town to see where the best deals were.
She went to Office Depot, Target, Walmart, and Dollar Tree.
At each store, Gina used the suggested school supply list for a first grader.
On the list, there were items like composition notebooks, crayons, #2 pencils, pink pearl erasers, markers, scissors, colored, pencils, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, paper bowls, paper plates, and tissues.
  • Office Depot was the most expensive. The complete list cost $74.04.
  • At Target, the list was $53.68.
  • At Walmart, the list cost $45.90.
  • At Dollar Tree, the entire list was just $28.
Each of the stores had pros and cons aside from the price. 
Office Depot had an organized, colorful list of all the school supplies for each grade level. Plus, their glue sticks were very cheap - four for $0.25.
Target was well organized with all items fully stocked but with a total price of more then $50, it's obvious some of the items were a tad on the expensive side.
Walmart had great deals but the household items were very far apart from the school supplies which meant it took a long time to shop for the whole list.
Dollar Tree was very cheap, clearly, but their school supplies section was small and they didn't carry the name brands requested by the district.
You can find all the latest sales ads and coupons for back-to-school shopping at all of your favorite stores in our Shop Smart section on KTNV.com