Back-to-School Shopping Questions Answered
When the start of the school year is just around the corner, that means that it's time to stock up on the essentials like backpacks, lunchboxes, binders, glue sticks, crayons and more. Make sure your kids are set up for success this school year by making sure they have everything they need to learn. With our Every Day Low Prices and large selection of school supplies, Walmart has everything you need to start the school year off on the right foot.
How do I know what supplies my child needs?
In the weeks before school starts, lists from your child's school for each grade level are located at the front of the store. Teachers also have an opportunity to create a wish list online for their classrooms. This way you can shop for individual supplies for your child as well as contribute supplies to the entire class all in one shopping trip.
Where do I find school uniforms?
You'll find a large selection of school uniforms at Walmart. Find a variety of tops, pants, shorts, dresses and shoes that comply with your child's school's uniform policy. Add a bit of variety to your child's wardrobe by selecting some socks, sweaters and hair ribbons. Select durable pieces that stand up to work and play and will last for the entire school year.
How can I avoid the back-to-school shopping crowds?
Beat the rush in the weeks before school begins by shopping as early as possible. Stores begin stocking up on low-priced school supplies toward the end of summer. Additionally, browse the selection of school supplies available online and have everything you need shipped directly to your home. Don t have time to wait for shipping? Go for free in-store pickup. Order online, pick up as soon as today.
Are warranties available for computers and electronics?
Computers, tablets, cell phones and other electronics are perhaps the most expensive items on your back-to-school shopping list. Protecting those items so they last for the entire school year is important to you. New electronics are covered by a manufacturer's warranty. Refurbished electronics from Walmart typically come with a limited one-year parts and labor warranty. If you want a bit of extra protection, you can purchase an optional two-year care plan to give you extra peace of mind. Plans start as low as $2 for extra coverage.
What can I do with last year's electronics?
Get money back on your investment in last year's electronics with the Gadgets to Gift Cards program on Walmart.com. Trade in cell phones, tablets, eReaders and more. Select your item from the list of accepted products, get a free offer for its trade-in value and then ship it for free to CExchange. Once your product is evaluated, you'll receive a Walmart eGift Card to use on future purchases.
What are the benefits to buying in bulk?
While the list of school supplies you receive at the beginning of the year might seem like a lot, keep in mind that there's a good chance you'll need to replenish these supplies before the end of the year. Save money and time by stocking up on a few essentials like pencils, pens, notebook paper, copy paper and other frequently used items at the beginning of the year so you'll be prepared when your student runs low on supplies. Buying in bulk also saves money per unit in comparison to buying smaller packages, so you end up saving money in the long run.
How can I save money on back-to-school purchases?
Some people drive from store to store looking for the best deals on back-to-school supplies. It doesn't have to be that complicated though. With the Ad Match Guarantee, you can get the same prices at Walmart that are available at other nearby stores.
How can I simplify shopping after school is back in session?
Between school pick up and drop off, soccer practices and other activities, you might find yourself short on time once school is back in session. It might be difficult to carve out time to ensure your student has nutritious lunches and snacks. Take advantage of Walmart Grocery for pickup or delivery service for the items you need on a day-to-day basis.