Cheap Back to School Supplies

The Best Back-to-School Supplies Under $2

We share over 25 back-to-school shopping deals to help families save in 2022. All of these school supply essentials are under $2 to help maximize your back-to-school savings.

Back-to-School shopping has been an annual tradition throughout the years where parents unload their wallets to grab the school supplies their kids will need in the upcoming school year. From calculators to pencils, notebook paper to 3-ring binders, the costs of back-to-school shopping can quickly add up.

This year is likely to see a substantial increase in back-to-school spending as the costs of goods has increased due to high inflation and supply chain issues. According to the National Retail Federation, families are expected to spend on average $864 on back-to-school supplies for elementary and high school aged students. Not surprisingly this number increases to nearly $1,200 for college aged students.

While many families are pinching pennies on everyday essentials, having to budget for back-to-school shopping expenses can seem daunting. That is why we’ve come up with a list of the best back-to-school shopping deals that will help save you money. This list includes school supplies that are all less than $2 per item. These items will be your basic school essentials excluding electronics for obvious reason.

Saving money on school supplies in 2022 will be important for all families as they attempt to stretch their finances. Many retailers are offering huge savings as much as 85% off popular school supplies including markers, crayons, construction paper, notebooks, and more. We hope this list will help you maximize your savings this year and allow your kids to stock up on all the back-to-school essentials they will need.


Many of the deals you see featured in this list are limited time offers. Most will have expired by mid-September, so be sure to act fast.

Have you found any great back-to-school shopping deals at other stores? Share your favorite back-to-school supply deals with our readers in the comments section below.

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Robert Hybki

My personal blog covers topics that interest me including web design & development, WordPress, sports (Cubs, Bears, Lakers, LMU Lions, VGK, golf), recipes, finance, photography, and so much more.

In addition to my personal blog, you can also find some of my work over at Frugal Buzz and Deal Tipster, both are online shopping deals websites I've founded over the last few years.