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15 School Supplies Under $1 To Make Your Frugal Dreams Come True

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Back-to-school shopping can be exciting for kids— New shoes! New backpack! NEW EVERYTHING! — but stressful for parents as those bills add up.

In fact, according to a recent survey, 44 per cent of Canadian parents say back-to-school shopping poses a financial burden on their families. Nearly 70 per cent thought back-to-school shopping was one of the most expensive shopping occasions of the year, and another survey found that nearly 30 per cent of parents think the expense is the biggest stressor of the season.

Even the most frugal, creative, and disciplined parent can have trouble keeping costs down this time of year. But if you hunt, you'll find that you can grab some of these items for $1 or less.

And good news! We did the hunting for you.

Here are some of the best back-to-school supplies for $1 or less:

1. Hilroy 1-subject notebook, assorted, 80 pages

On sale for: $0.10 each (yes, 10 cents!)

Get it at: Staples

2. Grumblies fashion pencils

Costs: $0.97

Buy it at: Walmart

3. BIC Atlantis stick ballpoint pen

Costs: $0.99 (online only)

Get it at: Best Buy

4. Staples shatterproof ruler, 30 cm, assorted

On sale for: $1

Get it at: Staples

5. Canada exercise book (32 pages)

On sale for: $0.10 (regular price $0.25)

Get it at: Giant Tiger

6. Prang washable glue stick

Costs: $0.97

Get it at: Walmart

7. Vinyl binder (1 inch)

On sale for: $0.49 (regular price $2)

Get it at: Giant Tiger

8. BIC Clic Stic ball pen retractable blue medium point (12)

Costs: $0.85

Get it at: Walmart

9. Crayola 24-pack crayons, assorted colours

On sale for: $0.66 (regular price $1.76)

Get it at: Staples

10. Fidget spinners rivet

Costs: $0.98 (online only)

Get it at: Toys R Us

11. Fashion pens, two-pack

On sale for: $0.93 (in-store clearance)

Get it at: Canadian Tire

12. Sharpie Major Accent highlighters

Costs: $0.99 (online only)

Get it at: Best Buy

13. Dixon universal correction fluid

Costs: $0.99

Get it at: Walmart

14. 150-sheet refill lined paper

On sale for: $0.25 (regular price $1.75)

Get it at: Giant Tiger

15. Dixon the original pink pearl pencil eraser (24)

Costs: $0.67

Get it at: Grand & Toy

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