Stock Up On Stationery At Back-To-School Sales

Stock Up On Stationery At Back-To-School Sales

With Christmas out of the way, the next major sales push by large retailers centres around back-to-school deals. Even if you don’t have school-age kids, this is a good time to stock up on your workplace stationery needs.

One product category that’s easy to acquire dirt-cheap during these sales is exercise books. Big W, for instance, has a 5-pack of 64-page exercise books for 10 cents, which is just insanely cheap. Conversely, those can be hard to find outside of a specialist stationery store outside this time: I remember trying to hunt one of these down last year (for use when I got stuck on a train all day, and paying a couple of dollars for just a single book.

Another ludicrous 10 cent deal? A pencil case complete with two pens, a pencil, a ruler, sharpener and highlighter from Target.

There are also lots of sale offers on laptops and netbooks. These are worth checking, but do some comparison shopping using a site like staticICE to make sure you’re getting a reasonable deal.

Here are the major back-to-school catalogues

Spotted any particularly appealing back-to-school bargains? Share them in the comments.


  • It is the same deals this time every year, so get it while you can. I remember they used to be 10c for a 10 pack – half the price. But perhaps they were 32 page books back then, so the same per page 
    I can beat you on the class set for volume  For the past 3 years we have bought these books in bulk and donated them to the Samaritans Purse charity. They then combine them with other donated items to make kits they handout to kids each year in poor overseas countries. $20 buys 1000 books – a small price to pay to give 1000 kids schoolbooks for the year. But it does take a couple of trolleys to cart those books to your car, and you get some funny looks from staff and shoppers alike. 

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