Make this month easier with a helpful checklist that covers everything from affordable supplies to cash back on meals & new clothes.

1. Printable kindergarten through 12th grade supply lists.

Let’s start with the basics – supply lists. We’ve teamed up with several stores to help give you cash back on your purchases. Shop online with Amazon, Boxed Wholesale, or and get all of your supplies delivered to your door. This will help you save a trip to the store.

School supplies with a backpack

While supply lists can differ by each school, we’ve collected the standard lists given across the country:

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

  • 1 bottle of white, liquid glue
  • 1 large, pink eraser
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 box of tissues to share
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 box of markers or colored pencils
  • A backpack
  • 12 #2 pencils
  • 2 dry-erase markers
  • 1 pair of safety scissors
  • 1 small school box or zipper pouch for supplies
  • 2 two-pocket folders
  • 1 ruler, inches & centimeters

3rd to 5th Grade

  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 box of markers or colored pencils
  • 12 #2 pencils
  • 1 school box or zippered pouch for supplies
  • 2 big glue sticks
  • 5 two-pocket folders
  • 3-ring Binder, 1 1/2″ or 2″
  • 1 pack wide-ruled, loose-leaf paper
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 large erasers
  • 1 box of tissue to share
  • 2 highlighters
  • 1 pack of 3×5 index cards (white)
  • 2 spiral, wire bound notebooks
  • Backpack
  • 2 marble composition books
  • protractor
  • basic calculator
  • ruler (inches & centimeters)

6th to 8th Grade

  • 12 #2 pencils
  • extra erasers
  • several pens (blue or black)
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 box of markers or colored pencils
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1/2 inch 3-ring binder
  • 2 composition or spiral notebooks
  • Dividers – at least 6
  • 1 pack of graph paper
  • 2 packs of loose-leaf paper
  • 4 two-pocket folders
  • 2 highlighters
  • scissors
  • 1 set of 3×5 ruled index cards
  • ruler (inches & centimeters)
  • compass
  • graphing calculator (see teacher for specifics)

9th to 12th Grade

  • 3-ring binders, one for each class
  • dividers
  • #2 pencils
  • ballpoint pens (blue or black)
  • highlighters
  • erasers
  • 1 box of colored pencils, markers or crayons
  • loose leaf, college-ruled notebook paper
  • index cards
  • glue sticks
  • pack of graph paper
  • composition or spiral notebooks
  • ruler (inches & centimeters)
  • compass
  • protractor
  • graphing calculator (see teacher for specifics)

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2. Clothes that fit your family’s style and budget.

Kids grow up fast, and so do their clothing sizes. Treat them to a new, fall wardrobe without breaking your budget with cash back on over 20 online and in-store retailers.

Whether your shopping for the children or just for yourself, you can get cash back on top of amazing back to school deals.

3. Tasty and affordable meals for breakfast lunch & dinner for kids and grown-ups.

Once summer is over, routines pick back up. Preparing your meals for the week ahead can help alleviate stress and save you some serious time and money. We put together some of our all-time favorite recipes to help you eat smarter, not harder.




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School supplies with a backpack