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Walmart, Target Back-to-School Supplies Compared

Walmart in Maplewood and Target in Brentwood both have more than what you need.

As an attempt to provide a public service, Maplewood-Brentwood Patch shopped the Maplewood Richmond Heights 8th grade school supply list at the and the .

It's complicated, of course, because of the vast array of options in every category. At both stores, supplies can be found in office supply and special school supply areas.

I looked for the most economical options, keeping in mind what is on the school list. You might make different choices from what I found, for instance, you might want to buy a box of 50 colored pencils, or 10.

In other words, take this research with a grain of salt.

Target has supplies compartmentalized with signage above each category in the school supplies area. Both stores had plenty of helpful employees.

 

Walmart vs. Target school supply prices

Walmart Target 4 doz. #2 pencils 3.96 per 2 doz. 1.12 per 2 doz. 1 box colored pencils 1.97 (12) 2.99 (12) 2 boxes black ink pens 1.97 (10) 1.49 (20) 2 boxes loose leaf paper .82 (150 sheets) .99 (175 sheets) 4 highlighters 1.74 (4) 1.74 (5) 1 pad grid paper 1.76 3.94 3 composition notebooks, 200 pages .88 (200 pages) .50 (100 pages) 2 folders (3 prong, 2 pockets) 2.74 2.49 1 flash drive 5.97 (4 GB) 4.99 (4 GB) 1 package sticky notes 5.97 3.50 1 package index cards, lined 1.88 (100) .49 (100) 1 4-pack dry erase markers 4.97 6.22 4 boxes Klenex 5.68 5.99 1 pair ear-bud head phones 7.00 9.99 Total: 47.31 46.44

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