Back-To-School 2016 Sales: What To Shop At Walmart And Target To Get The Most Of Your Money's WorthBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
Shopping for supplies should not be exhausting for parents. It's best to do some research beforehand on back-to-school 2016 sales to see which stores offer the most value for your money.
In Christian Post's report on back-to-school 2016 sales, it was revealed that Walmart has the same price for Crayola Markers as Target. Both stores offer a pack of 10 classic color Crayola Markers at $0.97.
However, Target noted that the regular price for the item is $0.99 and that the $0.97 is the sale price. Parents would get most value for their money at Target since it will give out a $5 gift card to customers who spend $30 on school supplies.
Walmart, on the other hand, priced the Crayola Classic Color Pack of Crayons (set of 24) at only $0.50. Target is a bit pricier at $1.37 but its Crayola Crayons are labeled non-toxic.
Walmart also gives a better deal for wide-ruled loose leaf paper at $0.82 for 150 sheets. The same item is at $0.75 for a pack of only 125 sheets.
There is a big difference on Walmart and Target's price on #2 pencils. A pack of 20 is sold at Walmart for only $0.97 while Target sells a pack of 24 for nearly $4.
Another back-to-school staple, Elmer's washable school glue, costs just $0.50 for a 4 fl. oz. bottle at Walmart. Target has more than double the price at $1.03.
Meanwhile, the perfect back-to-school stock pick, according to Yahoo, would be Best Buy. Forecasts revealed that the retailer's revenue this quarter will make it win the back-to-school race.
Amazon may still be able to win the race, however. CNBC added that Amazon's Prime Day has already made consumers shop for a month. Data proved that the retailer's Prime Day in July paved the way for back-to-school shopping to start early.
"Back-to-school season is second only to holiday in terms of consumer spending," Dani Cushion, chief marketing officer at Cardlytics, a purchasing firm that tracks data, said. "Retailers can take advantage of the increased traffic to enroll consumers in loyalty programs that will drive continued purchases year round."