With all my nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who are teachers, I can't keep track of who goes back to school on which day. However, I do know that a new semester is starting up for most college kids, and all those younger students are probably running short on supplies. Luckily, Staples has your back.
Right now, they're running a sale on back-to-school essentials, where you can order things like backpacks, binders, calculators and writing utensils (including permanent markers) for up to 25% off.
And I want to talk for a second about those calculators. They can be ridiculously expensive, especially when most smartphones offer the same functions. Unfortunately, graphic calculators aren't included in this sale, but you can pick up a pretty impressive Sharp Scientific Calculator in white for just $9.99.
Moving forward, I think all teachers should receive something like this Expo Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Starter Kit in their Christmas stockings. Those markers can be expensive as hell, and we all know a lot of them shell out for their own supplies throughout the year. And if you need one, this kit is $9.59 from $12.79.
For those of you starting new courses this semester (or for anyone whose kids are taking new classes), you probably need fresh notebooks and binders. Select ones are marked down as part of the sale, as are these multi-coloured Avery Plastic Insertable Dividers that you need if you want even a prayer of staying organized.
Most of these items and deals should also be available in stores, but you'll receive FREE next-day shipping on orders over $35 if you shop online. In-store pickup may also be an option, based on what you buy.