BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Today, Walmart is unveiling its back to class syllabus designed to help customers add up the savings, multiply the cool factor and subtract the stress.
For more than 50 years, customers have shopped with Walmart to get back to school for less. This year, the retailer has outlined three things that will help customers save not only money, but also time. With more than 200 Back-to-School supplies available at the retailer's every day low prices via their Pickup service, Walmart is granting mom a recess before the school year even starts.
"We know how quickly Back-to-School spending can add up. Our customers trust us to have the Back-to-School items they need at the prices that don't break the bank," said Scott Bayles, vice president, school and office supplies, Walmart U.S. "We want to make every day easier for busy families. This year, we're saving our customers more than just money; we're also saving them time. No matter how customers choose to shop - whether on their smartphone, tablet or in our stores - we're working to provide moms with the most convenient, affordable solution to get back to class."
Delivering on price and value is always a priority at Walmart and this year is no different. Walmart will offer items at their everyday low prices, in addition to many on Rollback.
For students heading back to school, Walmart is offering more than 300 classroom essentials for less than $1, more than 600 items for under $2, and more than 1,000 items for less than $3.
*24 count Crayola Crayons: $0.50 (was $1.37)*Elmer's 4 oz glue: $0.50 (was $0.74)*20 count No. 2 Yellow Pencils: $0.97 (was $1.24)*Fiskars Kid Scissors: $1.47 (was $1.88)*1" Durable View Binders: $1.92 (was $2.74)*120 Sheets Crayola Construction Paper: $2.97*Five Star 1-Subject Notebook: $2.76
Whether going to college for the first time or finishing senior year, Walmart has everything students need to manage their space and their budget.
*1.7 cubic foot Refrigerator: $59 (was $79.84)*Mainstays Metal Arm Futon: $98 (was $124)*Hamilton Beach Microwave available in black, white, red: $35*Mainstays Bed in a Bag: $39.82*Mainstays Butterfly Chair: $24.88
We're giving customers an assortment that is sure to please.
From the coolest colors - like mint and coral - to the hottest licenses - Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Finding Dory - and electronics from quality brands, Walmart has the products and prices to please.
*Notebooks, folders and pencil cases in hot colors including mint and coral*Batman 2-pocket backpack: $9.88 *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt: $6.97*11.6" Samsung Chromebook: $189*TI-84 Plus Calculator: $88 (was $115)
Configuring a dorm room or configuring a new calculus equation can be tough! But, Walmart makes it simple with items suited for small spaces and new technology from top brands.
*LED desk lamp in assorted colors: $5.87 *Shower caddy, trash can, laundry basket in assorted colors: $0.96*Collapsible storage ottoman - a seat and storage: $16.84 *HP Silver Fusion Ci3: $399
3. Shopping Experience
Providing a shopping experience that allows Walmart's customers to shop when and how they want.
Whether customers are shopping in-stores or online or a combination of both, Walmart is making shopping seamless - faster and easier than ever. From providing local school supply lists in our stores to an easier way to pay with Walmart Pay the retailer is offering customers the tools they need to move to the front of the class.
Walmart's top 200 Back-to-School items are available online and can be picked up in-store via Walmart's Pickup service, making it even easier to check off all of the items on student's Back-to-School lists in a snap. College students moving away from home can count on Walmart to help - no need to over pack the car, students can order millions of items online and pick them up for free when they reach the Walmart at their college destination.
Commander In Teach(ers)
A successful school year is about more than just stocking up on the right supplies - it starts with the commander of the classroom, the teacher.
According to recent research[i], teachers reach into their own pockets to spend, on average, $490 of their own money to get their classroom ready and to make sure their students have everything they need.
There is more than one election taking place this year. Walmart is calling on its customers to nominate their favorite teacher for a chance to be elected as one of Walmart's Commanders in Teach(ers). A number of teachers will then be selected to receive a $490 Walmart Gift Card and free school supplies courtesy of Walmart. To nominate a teacher, visit the polling station at http://www.walmart.com/commanderinteachers.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.
[i] Sheer ID and Agile Education Marketing, 2015 Teacher Spending Survey