Back-To-School 2016 Sales: What To Shop At Walmart And Target To Get The Most Of Your Money's Worth

By , 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."

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