Compare Savings for Back to School Deals

Just as your finances start to recover from the holiday season – we are coming up to the start of the new school year. 
 

Top tips to save on back to school


Get the stationery list ahead of time. If you school hasn’t already sent out a stationery list, check their website of phone the office to request one. This helps to save on a last minute rush, and allows you to shop around for deals.

Spread out the cost where you can. Stock up on common stationery items when you see them on sale. Ask your teacher what is needed immediately, you may find that certain subjects won’t start until later in the year, allowing you to spread the cost out more. 
 

Save Money on school clothes
 

  • Let friends and family know that you would welcome good quality hand-me-downs.
  • Try to avoid expensive, branded clothes if you can. If your child is particularly fashion-conscious, you could compromise by mixing a certain number of ‘trendy’ branded tops with less expensive generic-branded bottoms. 
  • Always buy clothes at least 1 size bigger for your child, to ensure they last through any growth-spurts.
  • It may be worth investing in good-quality durable clothes that will last a whole season and can be passed on the younger siblings or sold second hand.
  • If you have to buy a school uniforms you could look for second hand options on Facebook, Neighbourly, Trademe, in uniform shops, or school noticeboards.
     

Compare School Deals and Save


Compare prices if you have time – some popular places to buy school stationery and school supplies include: Paper Plus, supermarkets, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Whitcoulls, Kathmandu, Adairs, Onceit and luggage.co.nz 

Compare these great back to school deals for school bags, drink bottles, lunch boxes and pencil cases.
 

Top back to school NZ school bags – primary

JanSport Disney High Stakes Backpack
Luggage.co.nz
$79.20 (save 20%)*

Disney Princesses Kids Backpack
Luggage.co.nz
$31.20 (save 20%)*

Disney Buzz Lightyear Backpack
Luggage.co.nz 
$19.99 (save 20%)*

Marvel Avengers Backpack
Luggage.co.nz  
$39.20 (save 20%)*

Kathmandu Copycat Pack
Kathmandu
$59.98 (Summit members: $35.99)*

Kathmandu Skippet Pack
Kathmandu
$39.98 (Summit members: $23.99)*

Jetpack BackPack
Onceit 
$69.95*

H&H Junior Bundle Backpack
The Warehouse

$22.00*

Spider-Man Bundle Backpack
The Warehouse

$35.00*

3 Piece Donut Backpack
Kmart

$15.00*


Top back to school NZ School bags – Senior

Herschel Heritage Mid-Volume Backpack
Luggage.co.nz
$103.20 (save 20%)*

Herschel Retreat Backpack
Luggage.co.nz 
$135.99 (save 20%)*

Pacsafe Vibe 20 Anti-Theft 20L Backpack RFID
Luggage.co.nz 
$144.00 (save 20%)*

Jammer Pack
Kathmandu.co.nz 
$119.98 (Summit members: $71.99)*

Tessera Pack
Kathmandu.co.nz 
$89.98 (Summit members: $53.99)*

Cotinga Backpack
Kathmandu.co.nz 
$119.98 (Summit members: $71.99)*

 

Herschel Little America Backpack
Luggage.co.nz 
$160.00 (save 20%)*

Herschel Pop Quiz Backpack
Luggage.co.nz 
$127.20 (save 20%)*

JanSport Right Pack Backpack
Luggage.co.nz 
$103.20 (save 20%)*

Herschel Settlement Backpack
Luggage.co.nz 
$111.20 (save 20%)*

 

Compare Top 10 back to school NZ pencil cases

Treasure Map Roll Up Case
Onceit
$11.99*

Impact Pencil Case Tube Sequins Aqua
The Warehouse 

$6.99*

Pineapple case
Adairs 
From $13.49*

Cat Selfie Pencil Case
Whitcoulls

$12.99*

 

Clairefontaine Leather Pencil Case Round Black
Whitcoulls

$24.99

Frankenstein Monster Pouch Pencil Case
The Warehouse

$4.99*

Impact Pencil Case Plush Dog Brown
The Warehouse
 
$12.99*

Marvel Pencil Case
Kmart

$5.00*

Jurassic World Pencil Case
Kmart

$5.00*

Pencil Case Pug Neoprene
Kmart

$3.00*

 

Compare Top 10 back to school NZ Drink Bottles

Draping Leaves Collection Sage Drink Bottle
Adairs
From $15.11*

Dusty Rose Drink Bottle
Adairs
From $15.11*

Oasis Insulated Brink Bottle – matte black 1.5L
Onceit 
$39.95*

Oasis Shimmer Insulated Drink Bottle - 500ml
Onceit
$24.95*

Oasis Insulated Sport Bottle with Straw – 780ml
Onceit
$24.95*

BBBYO Woodgrain Drink Bottle 750ml
Onceit
$34.95*

Kids' BPA Free Drink Bottle
Kathmandu 
From $8.00*

BPA Free Sip n' Snack Kids' Drink Bottle
Kathmandu
$29.98*

Drink Bottle Stainless Steel Kids
Kathmandu 
$24.98*

BPA Free Flip Top Drink Bottle
Kathmandu 
$29.98*

 

Compare Top back to school NZ lunch boxes

Silicone Lunch Box
Kathmandu 
$29.98*

Krazy Kat Lady Mint Lunch Bag
Adairs
$11.87*

Wild Collection Dusty Rose Lunch Bag
Adairs
$11.87*

Living & Co Lunch Set 5 Piece Black
The Warehouse
 
$8.00*

Smash Nude Food Rubbish Free Lunch Box Blue
The Warehouse

$10.00*

Sistema Bento Box Lunch 1.76L Coloured Assorted
The Warehouse

$10.00*

 

*Prices correct at 28 January 2019 and subject to change

 

The Cost of Schooling in New Zealand

There is no doubt that the cost of schooling in New Zealand can hit parents hard – school donations, BYO electronics, uniforms and clothing, extracurricular activities. The NZ Herald reported that parents of a child born in 2017 can expect to pay almost $40,000 for their education – an average of $3,076 per year! 

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28 January / latest news