Fabulous Back to School Supplies for under $25

The kids and I tackled a Back to School shopping challenge at Walmart last week – our task was to buy a backpack for no more than $25 and stuff it with as much back to school supplies as we could with a budget of $25. And we bought duplicates of everything so that we could also DONATE one of our stuffed backpacks to a favorite local charity to help a student in need stock up on everything they need for Back to School.


We’ll be donating our bonus backpack to PACS – the Phoenixville Area Community Services – Kyle is keeping the sweet Marvel superhero backpack for himself and the Batman backpack is the one we will donate. I was most impressed with these inexpensive and super cool backpacks that were priced at only $9.88. Isn’t that a great value?

Below are photos of all the goodies we stuffed our backpack with – this is just showcasing 1 set of everything as we actually stuffed 2 entire backpacks!


The prices at Walmart were excellent for all the Back to School supplies. Like super cheap – think Crayola Crayons box of 24 for only $0.50! Walmart also price matches everything if you find a better price somewhere else. Scissors $1.47, erasers for $0.50 and a mini stapler for $0.97


My kids also loved the character themed folders and 1 subject notebooks. These were quite the steal too at $1.97 for the notebooks and $0.97 for the folders.

We also stocked up on paper for the printer – which my kids also love to draw and color on since they are only 4 and 6 years old!


And we love ice packs for the kids lunch boxes – Kenzie will be in school all day for the 1st time this year as she enters 1st grade so I’ll be packing her lunch daily. These ice packs were only $1. What a deal!


And if you don’t want a Tinkerbell, Disney Princess or Avengers notebook, the regular composition books were only $0.50!


Here’s my talley of EVERYTHING we bought. You can see we got all these goodies for under $40 and our budget for supplies and backpack was $50. The backpack was our biggest savings as $9.88 for these cool backpacks is a steal.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Walmart and we used a $100 gift card to purchase our back to school supplies to facilitate our feature and so we could buy duplicates of everything to donate to a charity of our choice. We’ll be donating our extra backpack to PACS- the Phoenixville Area Community Services so they can give these goodies to the right student.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).


  1. awesome job. There are so many kids that aren’t get all of their supplies for school, very nice of you to help someone out.

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