This fall, it’s more important than ever to find the best online deals on back-to-school supplies, clothes, accessories, and more. The National Retail Federation’s annual survey predicts that consumers plan to spend record amounts on both school and college supplies. Some items will sell out fast! We suggest shopping early to make sure you’re not scrambling at the last minute.
Every year, Walmart makes it easy for you to get everything on your list at budget-friendly prices with back-to-school shopping deals starting as early as mid-June. The savings continue with rollbacks through July and August. There is also an end-of-season clearance on school supplies well after classes start; you can still save big on laptops, smartphones, clothes, and more.
Ready to stock up and save? Here’s our list of Walmart’s best back-to-school deals for 2021.
Best Walmart School Supplies & Deals
One of the best places to shop for discount back-to-school supplies is Walmart, with deals on art supplies, writing tools, paper, notebooks, and folders as low as 15¢. You can check these items off of your list, plus earn 4% cash back on school supplies with Giving Assistant.
Back to School Supplies Under $1
- Norcom Filler Paper, Wide Ruled, 8″ x 10.5″, 150 pages – 82¢
- Lisa Frank Glitter 2-Pocket Folder – only 96¢
- Pen+Gear Poly 1-Subject Notebooks, College Ruled, 9″ x 11″, 100 sheets – 97¢ (was $1.47)
- Crayola Broad Line Art Markers, 10 Count – 97¢ (regularly $2.38)
- Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 Count – 97¢ (was $2.57)
- BIC Cristal Pens, 10 Pack – 98¢ (regularly $1.57)
- Cra-Z-Art School Quality Stackable Pencil Box Case, assorted colors – 98¢
- Pen+Gear Pocket Highlighter, chisel tip, translucent yellow, 2 Count – 98¢
- Pen + Gear No. 2 Wood Pencils, Unsharpened, 12 Count – 98¢ (just 8.2 ¢ each!)
Back to School Supplies: 50¢ and Under
- Crayola Classic Crayons, Assorted Colors, 24 Count – 50¢ (was $1.37)
- Elmer’s Liquid White School Glue – 50¢ (was $1.48)
- Car-Z-Art Super Washable Markers, 10 Count – 50¢ (was $1.97)
- Elmer’s Disappearing Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, 2 Count – 50¢ (was $1.12)
- Pen + GEAR Composition Book, Wide Ruled (must buy 2) – only 50¢
Back to School Supplies: 25¢ and Under
- Cra-Z-Art School Quality Crayons, 24 Count – only 25¢ (was 64¢)
- Fiskars Wooden Ruler – 25¢
- Cra-Z-Art Washable School Glue (order online for pickup only) – 25¢
- Pen + Gear 1-Subject Spiral Notebook, Wide Ruled, 70 pages – 25¢
- New! Pen + Gear Kids’ Scissors, 5″ in Pink (order online for pickup only) – just 24¢
- Pen + GEAR 3-Prong Paper Folders – only 15¢
Walmart Back to School Organization & Storage Deals
Keep those pencils, papers, books, and art supplies tucked neatly away with some of our top picks for back-to-school deals on storage and organization.
- Closetmaid All-Ages Multi-Purpose Fabric Storage Drawers (originally $20+) are available in multiple colors and patterns as low as $4.99.
- Mainstays No Tools 5-Shelf Standard Storage Bookshelf (regularly $39.88) has multiple colors on sale: red ($28.88), yellow ($33.32), navy ($33.22), grey ($35.38), and white ($35.16).
- Sterilite 4 Drawer Wide Weave Storage Tower in espresso is on sale for $31.98 (originally $39)
- The Honey Can Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer is perfect for homeschooling families; it has 12 plastic drawers and is now $64.88 (was $83.30).
Walmart Back to School Furniture Deals
In search of writing desks and chairs to create your own classroom at home or spruce up a study space? Walmart has plenty of back-to-school deals on furniture for students.
- Mainstays Writing Desk in True Black Oak – $24.96 (was $49.99)
- Urban Shop Swivel Mesh Office Chair, multiple colors, and styles as low as $32.97 (regularly $45.00)
- Your Zone Beckett Kids Metal Rolling Writing Desk – as low as $39.97, reduced from $55
- OSP Home Furnishings Student Task Chair in black fabric—now $61.84 (was $125.00)
- KidKraft Bookcase with Reading Nook (originally $141.31) is on sale in the following colors: mint ($114.79), espresso (116.39), and lavender ($124.99).
Walmart Back to School Hot Tech Deals
Save on back-to-school electronics at Walmart, including cheap tablet deals as low as $69 and rollbacks on popular laptop brands such as HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Microsoft Surface.
Our top electronics deals at Walmart for the school year:
- Save $30 on the onn. 8″ Tablet Pro (sale price $69), a best-seller with 32GB storage, 2GB RAM, Android 10, 5 MP front and rear-facing cameras, and 10-hour battery life.
- Save $50 on the 11-inch Apple iPad Pro (128GB), 2021 model (now $749). It has 8GB RAM, 64GB HD, Chrome OS, and up to 13 ½ hours battery life.
- Save $100 on the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 11.6″ Touchscreen Laptop in almond or black (sale price $179.00); it has 4GB RAM, 32GB HD, Chrome OS, and up to 10 hours battery life.
- Take $150 off Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones in black and enjoy up to 22 hours of listening time on a single charge, now $149.
Tip: Shop tech at Walmart by grade to find the best age-appropriate electronics for students.
Walmart Back to School Backpack Deals
- The Fortnite Utility Backpack is now $16.99, reduced in price from $24.99
- The Lego Multi-Color Bricks Backpack (with front and side hydration pockets) is now $21.99 (was 29.99)
- Take up to 40% off the Champion Manuscript Backpack, now as low as $23.99
- The Champion Billboard Backpack, Black Combo is $24.99 (was $45)
- Get the J World New York Duet Backpack With Detachable Lunch Bag, blue raspberry print, for $27.30 (originally $41.16)
- The Personalized Pretty Pattern Backpack + Lunchbox Combo (in aqua) is $33.96 (was $44.99)
Walmart Clothing & Shoe Deals Under $10
Shop Walmart deals to get apparel, activewear, and back to school shoes as low as $5.
- Athletic Works Girls Printed Active Romper, sizes 4-18 – $5 (was $9.82)
- Wonder Nation Girls Printed Jeggings, sizes 4-18 & Plus – $5.96 (was $9.94)
- RBX Boys Neon Performance T-Shirts, 2-Pack, sizes 8-20 – $7 (originally $15)
- Disney High-Top Girls Sneakers – as low as $7.99
- Wonder Nation Boys Long Sleeve Fleece Hoodie, sizes 4-18 & Husky – $9.94
- Wonder Nation Casual Skate Sneaker for Little & Big Boys, 2 styles – $9.97
- Hind Boys Performance Shorts, 3-Pack, assorted styles – $9.99 (was $21)
- Josmo Youth Girls Jelly EVA Footbed Sandals, two pairs – $9.99 (was $30)
Justice Girls at Walmart: Tops, Leggings, and More Under $8
The new Justice back-to-school collection at Walmart will feature more than 140 items: clothing, accessories, school supplies, bedding, and bath geared towards girls 6 to 12. You can also save more with Justice girls’ clothes on clearance.
- Print Pocket T-Shirt (8 designs in select sizes!) – $4.20 (was $7)
- Retro Surf Ribbed Tank Top with Matching Scrunchie – $4.80 (was $8)
- Girls Running Shorts – $4.80 (originally $8)
- Button-Front Eyelet Flounce Top (seven colors!) – $5.40 (was $12)
- Solid Active Leggings – $7.20 (was $12)
- Dip Dye Eyelet Baby Doll Top – $8.40 (originally $14)
Justice Girls clothing at Walmart is available in kids’ sizes 5-18, and Plus sizes.
Walmart Back to School Deals: Face Masks for Kids
If your child is attending a school that requires face masks, Walmart has your student covered (literally) with a selection of kids’ disposable and reusable face masks in many different styles:
- Harry Potter Wizarding World Face Mask, 4-Pack – $5.58 (originally $13.94)
- McSimon 50-ct Disposable Kids Face Mask in Blue – $9.99 (was $15.99)
- Boys Paw Patrol Chase Marshall Reusable Face Masks 3-Pack – $10.95 (was $19.99)
- McSimon 50-ct Disposable Kids Face Mask in Pink – $11.99 (was $17.99)
- Klean ‘N Safe Unicorn 5-Pack 100% Cotton Face Masks – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Extra Back to School Savings: Bundles & Sets
We recommend buying clothing sets, multi-packs, and school supply bundles (instead of purchasing items separately) to maximize your savings at Walmart. Check out these deals.
Girls Back to School Bundles and Sets
- The Lisa Frank Stationery Bundle includes a retro-style 1″ binder, spiral notebook, and folder for $5.47 (was $9.98).
- The Wonder Nation Girls No Show Socks, 10 Pack for Little & Big Girls is now $6.97 (was $12).
- The Special Buy price for Fruit of the Loom Girls Assorted Cotton Briefs, 14+4 Bonus Pack, sizes 4-14, is $10.98 (18 pairs of underwear for one low price).
- The Jojo Siwa Unicorn Graphic 3-Piece Outfit Set for Little & Big Girls is now $11.99 (originally $29.98) and comes with a hoodie, top, and a pair of leggings.
- Get a 2-pack bundle of Wonder Nation Denim & Tie Dye Heidi Casual Laceless Sneakers for $12.99; keep in mind customers say these shoes run a little large.
- The 365 Kids from Garanimals Girls Shore Party Mix & Match Kid-Pack, sizes 4-8, is a 10-piece outfit set on clearance for $29.88 (originally $49.80).
Boys Back to School Bundles and Sets
- The Seven Oaks Boys Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt, 3-Pack, Sizes 4-7 is now $6.30 (was $14.88).
- The RBX Boys Space Dye 4-Piece Set, sizes 4-12, includes a shirt, tank, shorts, and joggers for $11 (originally $25).
- Stock up on Tony Hawk Boys No Show Socks 20-Pack, sizes 6-11 – now $11.00 (was $16.98)
- Get an 8-pack of HEAD Boys Underwear, Performance Boxer Briefs for $13 (was $17.98).
- The Children’s Place Big Boys Ankle Socks 10-Pack is reduced to $15 from $24.95.
- Surprise a fan with the Marvel Spiderman 4-Piece Backpack Set (full-size backpack, snack tote, pencil case, ID holder lanyard) for $18.98 (that’s practically the price for the backpack alone!)
Walmart Back to College Dorm Room Deals
Save on the essentials for college and living in a dorm with rollbacks, clearance, special buys, and other deals on furniture, appliances, bedding, bath, and décor. A few deals to consider:
- 10-Piece Cotton Towel Set, Grey – $11.34 (originally $16.50)
- Exclusive! Mainstays Allergy Relief Hypoallergenic Pillow, 2 pack – $16.33
- Special buy! Better Homes and Gardens Luxury Microfiber Twin Sheet Set – $16.84
- Hamilton Beach Retractable Cord Iron, Chrome – $24.88 (was $39.99)
- Mainstays Garden Floral Bed in a Bag Bedding, Twin/Twin XL – $34.98 (originally $63)
- Mainstays 0.7 Cu. Ft. 700W Microwave Oven (white or red) – $39.88 (originally $49)
How to Get the Best Back to School Deals at Walmart
1. Earn cash back on your back to school purchases.
Get up to 4% cash back on apparel, shoes, accessories, and more (1% back on media and electronics) when you shop at Walmart with Giving Assistant.
2. Shop summer fashion—up to 60% off clearance.
It is still short sleeves and shorts weather when a new school year kicks off (especially in the South and western states). Shop Walmart’s summer clearance to save even more with huge price drops on summer school clothes and shoes for school.
3. Spend $35 or more for free delivery.
Walmart shoppers score free shipping on $35+ orders when purchasing select items.
4. Become a Walmart+ member to get free shipping anytime.
Walmart+ members enjoy free next-day and two-day shipping on items from Walmart.com with no order minimum required. Oversized, freight, and Marketplace items excluded. There is even a 15-day free trial you can start today!
5. Stock up and save.
From graphic tee sets to a 20-pack of ankle socks, it pays to buy in bulk at Walmart and take advantage of the lower per-item costs. We recommend stocking up on multi-packs of undershirts, boxer briefs, underwear, panties, muscle shirts, and socks to save the most.
Shop the Best School Shopping Deals and Earn Cash Back
Shopping at Walmart with Giving Assistant not only helps you find the best deals on school supplies and tackle your back-to-school shopping list early. You can also earn up to 4% cash back on your Walmart purchases, from kids’ clothes to laptops and other school necessities.
See how Giving Assistant works, and if you haven’t already, you can download our free browser extension, the Giving Assistant Button, to start finding the best back-to-school sales, rollbacks, and clearance at Walmart now, plus never miss a new deal all year round!