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Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to cost a fortune, especially with deals like this from Walmart.
Right now, Walmart is offering kids’ backpacks for as low as $2.47. This backpack comes in 12 fun prints, including solid black for those kids who are going for a more understated back-to-school look.
These items aren’t available for delivery to your house, but you can order one online and pick it up from your local Walmart location.
These backpacks are pretty basic, so they’re probably best for younger kids who just need a bag to carry a few school supplies in.
Here are some of the fun patterns from Walmart for $2.47.
For older kids, Walmart is also offering a full-size backpack with two zippers for just $4.97. This big kids’ backpack comes in six fun colors.
Toys”R”Us Offers Free Lunch Boxes With Backpack Purchase
Right now, when you buy any backpack priced at $12.99 or up, you’ll get a free lunch kit from Toys”R”Us. You get to select the lunch kit, so long as it’s under $9.99 in value, according to the Toys”R”Us website.
This is your chance to grab your kids a new backpack and a snazzy new lunch box.
Here’s how it works:
- Visit the Toys”R”Us website and pick out your new backpack.
- Add the backpack to your shopping cart (make sure it’s over $12.99).
- Then add a lunch kit under $9.99 to your cart. It will automatically drop the price to $0.
Make sure you add a lunch kit to your cart, as you won’t get the deal automatically. The good thing about this is that you get to pick your own lunch kit freebie!
Walmart Pick-Up Discount
Have you heard about Walmart’s new pickup discount? It’s pretty sweet.
Walmart will give you a discount on more than a million items if you’re willing to ship them to a Walmart location and pick them up yourself, rather than having the items delivered to your door.
Here’s how it works:
- Go online to Walmart.com and start shopping.
- Some items will be marked with a “pickup discount.” If you buy these items and have them shipped to your local store for pick up, you get the discount.
- Head over to your local Walmart store to retrieve your purchases.
The discount can be pretty sizeable too. I recently ordered a pair of dumbbells from Walmart, had them shipped to my local store and was able to save roughly $13. Plus, I had a friendly sales associate help me lift the heavy dumbbells into my car!
The pickup discount for this crib (on sale for $107.50 to $156.40) is a whopping $83.87—not bad at all!