Last updated on Jan 29th, 2021 at 12:28 pm

If you haven’t started your back-to-school shopping yet, you can still find some great deals on stationery at these popular stores…

We compared the prices of 6 common stationery items most kids need at various shops. You can either buy the items in-store or online.

Note: This is by no means a comprehensive list of all of the stores that sell stationery items. We chose to cover the most accessible stores for our readers, and those that have a national footprint.

Surprisingly, neither Pick n Pay nor Checkers came out tops as the cheapest place to shop for back-to-school stationery.

Game – believe it or not – came in the cheapest at R183.30. That is a savings of R3.64 from Checkers (if you have the XTRA SAVINGS card) and R8.64 cheaper than Pick n Pay. (But do note, some of the Game specials end on 28 February)

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Takealot was the most expensive with their stationery, where the below items will set you back R325 and at Makro these items will cost you R223.20.

So, if you haven’t done your back-to-school shopping yet, Game is definitely the place to shop at if you want more bang for your buck. But, you better hurry as 2 of the items on the list is on a special offer until 28 February only!

Pick n Pay

  • Croxley A4 72 Page Feint & Margin Exercise Book – R6.99
  • BIC Turn & Colour Wax Crayons (12) – R29.99 (Currently out of stock)
  • BIC Tropical Pencil Colours (24) – R44.99
  • Rotatrim A4 White Paper (500 sheets) – R63.99
  • Staedtler HB Traditional Pencils (3) – R18.99
  • Pritt Glue Stick (22g) – R26.99

Total: R191.94

Checkers

  • Croxley A4 72 Page Feint & Margin Exercise Book – R2.99
  • BIC Turn & Colour Wax Crayons (12) – R62.99 (R29.99*)
  • Staedtler Long Assorted Pencil Crayons (24) – R79.99 (R49.99*)
  • Typek Office paper (500 sheets) – R61.99 (R52.99*) *
  • Staedtler HB Traditional Pencils (3) – R32.99 (R15.99*)
  • Pritt Glue Stick (22g) – R34.99

*if you have an XTRA SAVINGS Check

Total: R186.94

Takealot

  • Croxley A4 72 Page Feint & Margin Exercise Book – R53 for a pack of 10
  • BIC Turn & Colour Wax Crayons (12) – R66
  • BIC: Kids Evolution Stripes Colouring Pencils (24) – R57
  • Typek Office paper (500 sheets) – R79
  • Staedtler HB Traditional Pencils (3) – R35*
  • Pritt Glue Stick (22g) – R35*

*supplier currently out of stock

Total: R325

Makro

  • Croxley A4 72 Page Feint & Margin Exercise Book – R5
  • BIC Turn & Colour Wax Crayons (12) – R65.80
  • Staedtler coloured pencils (24) – R52.80
  • Rotatrim A4 White Paper (500 sheets) – R54
  • Staedtler HB Traditional Pencils (3) – R19.80
  • Pritt Glue Stick (22g) – R25.80

Total: R223.20

Game

  • Game A4 72 Page Feint & Margin Exercise Book – R4*
  • BIC Turn & Colour Wax Crayons (12) – R34.50
  • Staedtler coloured pencils (24) – R52.50
  • Typek Office paper (500 sheets) – R54.80
  • Simple Choice HB Pencils (3) – R12
  • Pritt Glue Stick (22g) – R25.50*

*Offer valid until 28 February

Total: R183.30

Here’s our summary table below: