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How to Fill 2 Back-to-School Backpacks for Under $35

Check out how to fill two backpacks for under $35 during the back-to-school season with blogger Christie Cronan of Raising Whasians!

Head back to school with budget-friendly school supplies! Find out How to Fill 2 Back-to-School Backpacks for Under $35 + grab your Family Dollar Smart Coupon for more savings. This post is sponsored by Family Dollar. All thrifty opinions are my own.


How to Fill 2 Back-to-School Backpacks for Under $35 + Family Dollar Smart Coupon

In a blink of an eye, they grow up. This fall I will officially be the mom of two kids in elementary school. Cue tears. While that is a hard-enough truth for me to accept, I'm also realizing that I need to fill two backpacks with school supplies. Parents, I know that you understand; school supplies can be so expensive! With back-to-school season around the corner, I was challenged to fill not one but TWO backpacks for under $35. Come see if I stayed under budget and rack up the savings on your family's school supplies at Family Dollar with this back-to-school Family Dollar Smart Coupon!


Family Dollar Back-to-School Savings & Smart Coupon

I can feel the effects of inflation everywhere. The grocery store. The gas pump. And yes, school supplies. Trying to stay within our family's budget every week is challenging enough. Now I have back-to-school shopping to contend with. Finding the best back-to-school savings on school supplies doesn't have to be a challenge. It's as easy as one-stop around the corner. My local Family Dollar is the place for my family to stock up on name-brand school supplies, at prices that my family budget can appreciate. Find lots of back-to-school essentials $1 WOW deals, look for new Price Drops, and grab your $5 off $15 all school and office supplies Smart Coupon available July 11th - August 29, 2017 for even more savings!


Filling Backpacks for Less at Family Dollar - My $35 Challenge

I always love a good challenge. With two kids, two backpacks and two sets of school supplies, I needed a game plan. $35 in hand, I walked into Family Dollar, ready to tackle our long list of back-to-school essentials. Here's how I did:


Pre-Kindergarten Backpack Supplies

  • (1) Pencil Box - $1
  • (10) No. 2 Pencils - $0.83
  • (1) Pair of Scissors - $1
  • (1) 3-Pack of Elmer's Glue Sticks - $1.65
  • (1) Elmer's White Glue - $1
  • (2) 24-pack of Crayola Crayons - $1.50 each
  • (1) Composition Notebook - $1
  • (1) Pack of Index Cards - $0.70
  • (1) Plastic 3-Prong Folder - $1
  • (1) Licensed Disney Frozen Folder - $1
  • (1) Pack of Wide Ruled Paper - $1
  • (1) Ream of Copy Paper - $2.25
  • (1) 8-Pack of Tissues - $1
Total: $16.43


3rd Grade Backpack Supplies

  • (1) Pencil Box - $1
  • (10) No. 2 Pencils - $0.83
  • (1) Pair of Scissors - $1
  • (1) 3-Pack of Elmer's Glue Sticks - $1.65
  • (1) Elmer's White Glue - $1
  • (1) 24-pack of Crayola Crayons - $1.50
  • (1) 12-pack of Crayola Colored Pencils - $2.25
  • (1) 10-pack Crayola Markers - $2.25
  • (1) Pocket Calculator - $2.25
  • (1) 2-Pack of Highlighters - $1
  • (1) Pencil Sharpener - $1
  • (1) Ruler - $1
  • (1) 4-Pack of Dry Erase Markers - $2.25
  • (1) Composition Notebook - $1
  • (1) Pack of Index Cards - $0.70
  • (1) Plastic 3-Prong Folder - $1
  • (1) Licensed Spiderman Folder - $1
  • (1) Pack of Wide Ruled Paper - $1
  • (1) Ream of Copy Paper - $2.25
  • (1) 8-Pack of Tissues - $1
Total: $22.98 – $5 off $15 school and office supplies Family Dollar Smart Coupon = $17.98*

My grand total to fill both backpacks = $34.41! (*Please note that prices may vary. Check your local Family Dollar for exact pricing on items purchased in this post.) With items starting as low as $0.70, tons of $1 WOW deals and of course a great Family Dollar $5 off $15 school and office supplies Smart Coupon, I was able to stuff both of my kids' backpacks with everything they need for a great school year. Head in to your local Family Dollar today to stock up on your back-to-school savings. A 3rd grader and a Pre-Kindergartener - the idea hasn't fully sunk in yet. But I know that they are ready for all of the amazing memories that this school season will hold.


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By Christie Cronan

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