The Walmart Back-to-School Sale Is Here and It’s Time to Stock Up

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The Walmart Back-to-School Sale has unbeatable deals starting at just 15 cents. It's the best time of year to load your cart!

Whether you’re searching for back-to-school essentials or the best lunch boxes to stash all your mouth-watering school lunch ideas, the Walmart Back-to-School Sale is the perfect excuse to stock up on everything you need for fall.

All About the Walmart Back-to-School Sale

Prices for thousands of items across several Walmart departments are already rolling back, with over 100 back-to-school products now available for $1 or less. Bestselling items start at just 15 cents and prices for everything you need to start the school year off on the right foot (like these trendy $10 sneakers) are irresistibly low. Find adorable back-to-school gifts for kids heading off to elementary school, dorm-perfect gifts for college students as well as basics like pencils, erasers, binders and folders.

Hundreds of rollbacks and below-clearance prices are already running to help smart shoppers nab the best deals ahead of the first day of school. With the vast majority of schools returning to full-time, in-person learning, these must-shop deals are sure to sell out fast.

Our Favorite Deals from the Walmart Back-to-School Sale

HP Chromebook

The HP 11.6-inch Chromebook is a bestseller that normally costs a tidy sum, but tech-loving students can have one extra cheap right now thanks to this steep rollback. Instead of its usual $225 price tag, it’s only $98. It’s a tough, go-anywhere Chromebook that stands up to active students and frequent use, and you probably won’t find it this cheap again—even during Black Friday sales.

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Justice Glitter Pencil Case

Carrying school supplies doesn’t have to be boring, and this sparkly Justice glitter pencil case is affordable proof. It’s marked down to just $10.97 during the Walmart Back-to-School Sale, and is a must-have back-to-school gift for students who can’t get enough shimmer.

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Crayola 24-Count Assorted Crayons

This perennial back-to-school staple is still on every kid’s list. Load up while each 24-pack of Crayola crayons is only 50 cents and ships right to your door. Not sure if you need more than a couple of packs? These also make brilliant buys alongside cheap coloring books for road trips, restaurants and play dates with friends.

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Mainstays Butterfly Chair

Deck out their dorm room with this faux fur Mainstays butterfly lounging chair while it’s on sale for only $35. Its rich pink fabric feels as soft as a snuggly puppy and dresses up drab dorms in an instant. It also has a button-tufted cushy back to make hours-long study sessions no big deal. The best part? Setting it up only takes a few minutes, and you can ship it directly to their new residence.

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Pen + Gear Kids’ Scissors

The five-inch size of these Pen + Gear kids’ scissors makes them easy to handle and compact enough to fit in most pencil and art cases. At just 74 cents each during the Walmart Back-to-School Sale, it’s clear the price has been cut dramatically to help parents save their hard-earned cash.

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Wonder Nation Retro Sneakers

Where else can you find cooler-than-ever sneakers with the perfect retro vibes for $10? These Wonder Nation low-top sneakers send grade school kids back to school cooler (and more comfortable) than ever before. They’re available in youth sizes 13 through 6 and even feature an expensive-looking, gold-tipped toe design.

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onn. Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones

Teachers are asking kids to come prepared for lots of tech-based learning this year, and these onn. Bluetooth on-ear headphones are just the ticket. The wireless technology makes seamless movement and connectivity a cinch, and the price rollback to $14.88 makes them a brilliant buy for students (and parents) of all ages. Hurry up though, because popular colors will sell out quickly.

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Pen + Gear Composition Notebooks

At just 50 cents each, these essential marbled Pen + Gear composition notebooks are an absolute steal at prices that remind us of back-to-school sales of decades ago. These are wide-ruled and perfect for elementary school students, so be sure to add several to your cart before they sell out—and they will sell out.

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Pen + Gear Paper Folders

Right now Pen + Gear paper folders with clever three-prong inserts and built-in pockets are on sale for just 15 cents each. That means you can scoop up a folder for every single subject they’re studying—all for less than a dollar. These also tend to sell out quickly (especially in-demand colors), so add as many as you can to your cart while they’re in stock!

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Bryce Gruber
As Home Editor, Bryce Gruber is an expert in gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at Taste of Home. You've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting outlets and on TV shows. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.