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Ibotta’s Ultimate Back to School Checklist

Make this fall easier with a helpful checklist that covers everything from affordable supplies to cash back on meals and new clothes.

Check out our Back to School page for up-to-date offers on school supplies, snacks, online clothing retailers, and more. 

1. Printable kindergarten through 12th grade supply lists.

While supply lists can differ by each school, we’ve collected the standard lists given across the country:

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

  • 1 bottle of white, liquid glue

  • 1 large, pink eraser

  • 2 glue sticks

  • 1 box of tissues to share

  • 1 box of crayons

  • 1 box of markers or colored pencils

  • A backpack

  • 12 #2 pencils

  • 2 dry-erase markers

  • 1 pair of safety scissors

  • 1 small school box or zipper pouch for supplies

  • 2 two-pocket folders

  • 1 ruler, inches & centimeters

3rd to 5th Grade

  • 1 box of crayons

  • 1 box of markers or colored pencils

  • 12 #2 pencils

  • 1 school box or zippered pouch for supplies

  • 2 big glue sticks

  • 5 two-pocket folders

  • 3-ring Binder, 1 1/2″ or 2″

  • 1 pack wide-ruled, loose-leaf paper

  • 1 pair of scissors

  • 2 large erasers

  • 1 box of tissue to share

  • 2 highlighters

  • 1 pack of 3×5 index cards (white)

  • 2 spiral, wire bound notebooks

  • Backpack

  • 2 marble composition books

  • protractor

  • basic calculator

  • ruler (inches & centimeters)

6th to 8th Grade

  • 12 #2 pencils

  • extra erasers

  • several pens (blue or black)

  • 1 box of crayons

  • 1 box of markers or colored pencils

  • 2 glue sticks

  • 1/2 inch 3-ring binder

  • 2 composition or spiral notebooks

  • Dividers – at least 6

  • 1 pack of graph paper

  • 2 packs of loose-leaf paper

  • 4 two-pocket folders

  • 2 highlighters

  • scissors

  • 1 set of 3×5 ruled index cards

  • ruler (inches & centimeters)

  • compass

  • graphing calculator (see teacher for specifics)

9th to 12th Grade

  • 3-ring binders, one for each class

  • dividers

  • #2 pencils

  • ballpoint pens (blue or black)

  • highlighters

  • erasers

  • 1 box of colored pencils, markers, or crayons

  • loose leaf, college-ruled notebook paper

  • index cards

  • glue sticks

  • pack of graph paper

  • composition or spiral notebooks

  • ruler (inches & centimeters)

  • compass

  • protractor

  • graphing calculator (see teacher for specifics)

2. Clothes and more for the whole family

Kids grow up fast, and so do their clothing sizes. Treat them to a new, fall wardrobe without breaking your budget with cash back at online and in-store retailers. Look for special cash back offers from these brands as part of our Back to School Deals event: 

  • Ancestry

  • Casper

  • ContactsDirect

  • Disney Store

  • Dr. Martens

  • eBay

  • EyeBuyDirect

  • GetYourGuide

  • Groupon

  • Hotwire

  • LEGO

  • LensCrafters

  • Oakley

  • Shutterfly

  • Skechers

  • StubHub

  • Sunglass Hut

  • Target Optical

  • Temu

  • Udemy

  • Viator

Whether you're shopping for the children or just for yourself, you can get cash back on top of amazing back to school deals.

3. Don’t forget that brain fuel

Stocking your fridge and pantry with everything you need to keep your family fed can feel like a huge task for the year. But planning ahead can make it easier. Looking for lunchbox ideas? Check out our ideas for the perfect school lunch

Preparing your meals for the week ahead can also help alleviate stress and save you some serious time and money. We put together some of our all-time favorite recipes to help you eat smarter, not harder.

Breakfast:

Lunch:

Dinner

No matter how you prepare your meals, get cash back at the grocery store. Ibotta works at over 500,000 retail locations across the country. Download the app to save on groceries today. 

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