Target 70% Clearance on Backpacks is Coming… (Wait for it!)

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Jamie here, I don’t know what your finances are like at this time of year – but if you’re struggling to buy the kids new backpacks (on top of the shoes, clothes, and supplies they need) I want to share a tip with you.  I make my kids wait until the first or second week in September for new backpacks.

Gasp!  I know – I’m a mean, mean mommy – what amount of therapy can ever heal them from such shame!  Just kidding – my kids actually are FINE with this.  When else would they hear the words “Choose any one you want – don’t worry about the pricetag!”

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Last year I just couldn’t swing new backpacks before school started – there were too many other expenses pouring in.  SO we waited.  When Target finally marked backpacks down around the first week of September – we pounced.  (Of course, if you need a new backpack pronto – we found some surprisingly low prices here!)

To give you an idea of what to expect, Embark Backpacks were $4.50 (Reg $15) and the Puma ProCat backpacks were only $12 (Reg $40).  My little one was SO excited to pick out this regularly pricey Puma Procat backpack. (I later saw on a magazine cover that it’s the same one Gwyneth Paltrow’s kid has!  :) )

In addition to backpacks – other back to school stuff is also on clearance come early September.  Think lunchboxes, dorm room decor (aka – stuff for my kids’ rooms) and patio furniture.

Here’s my post from early September last year with some goodies we found:

I’d told my kids at the beginning of the school year that they needed to wait on new backpacks until the prices went down – and boy am I glad I did!  The entire wall of backpacks was 70% OFF so they were thrilled when the words “choose any one you want” came out of my mouth :)

I was BLOWN AWAY by the amount of 70% OFF Clearance I found….

One of the first thing I spotted was a couple Patio Tables for 70% OFF – making them only $20!  I don’t need anything glass in the vicinity of my rowdy boys and their friends – so I passed on this one.  Right next door to the patio aisle was a wall of backpacks that had me beating a swift path in that direction….

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Patio and School Whatnots 70% OFF

Besides Backpacks – a lot of school supplies and lunch kits were on sale as well for 50% – 70% OFF.  This BYOB Neoprene Lunch Bag by Built was only $3 (Reg $12) – so cute!  This RE waste basket was around $1.50 (Reg $5).  I also picked up a pack of LEGO Ninjago Pencils for asteal.

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Dorm Room Clearance 70% OFF

I wanted to see if there were any more of those great clearance stools or ottomans we posted back here. The Dorm Room stuff I’d picked up last week for 50% OFF was now 70% OFF!   That made both of these lamps $5 each, and this cute stool only about $5 as well!

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Bedding Clearance 70% OFF too???!!

At this point I thought I’d probably give my husband a heart attack when I came home – but then I also found a King Size Comforter & Shams for only $29.99 (Reg $99.99) and a couple pillows that look nice together for about $7 each! (Reg $24.99)   At this price, I just honestly couldn’t walk away.  It’s been about 10 years since we got a new comforter – it was time!

All in all I walked away with some awesome deals – the backpacks alone at full price would’ve costwhat I spent on everything else combined.

 

 

 

I’d LOVE to hear what you found in your store – please share in the comments!

Free Back to School Printable Shopping List

 

FREE Back to School Printable Shopping List

Back to school shopping can be completely overwhelming (especially if you have multiple kids with different supply lists).  Besides keeping up with how many of which things to buy – you also want to make sure you’re getting the best deal out there.  This FREE Back to School Printable Shopping List makes it super easy to keep track of what to buy and where the best deal is!

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Just print out your list – then check out our Back to School Deals section to see what school supplies are on sale each week.

Simply click the underlined link below to print the Back to School Printable List PDF. 

Back to School Printable Shopping List

 

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And get some killer tips on how to save 50% off your school shopping by following the tips in our post 6 Tips for Back to School Shopping!

 

Sears: Minecraft, Minion or Jurassic Park Tees only $6.79!

Right now at Sears, you can get some great tees for only $6.79!  There are great Minecraft, Minion or Jurassic Park tees that will be a big hit at the start of the school year.  If you have a Sears nearby you can choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping!

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If you don’t have a Sears nearby, and don’t want to pay shipping – make sure you check out the Amazon Boys Graphic Tees we found starting at $3.71!

Check out more Online Deals

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Thanks, MashupMom

New Five Star Binder, Notebook Coupons + Walmart Deal

There are some nice new coupons for Five Star Binders, Paper and Notebooks – that will most likely make for some good deals at Target or Walmart!  And don’t forget to look up your school supply lists on Amazon if you’d rather knock all your shopping out online instead.

Walmart has Five Star Folders for $0.97
Use $1/2 Coupon HERE
(makes it $.47 ea)

 

Check out all the Back to School Deals we’ve been posting in our Back to School Category!

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