There is more than one election taking place in 2016; Walmart calls
on customers to nominate and elect their Commander in Teach
BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Walmart is unveiling its back to class syllabus designed to help
customers add up the savings, multiply the cool factor and subtract the
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
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
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
- 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
Notebooks, folders and pencil cases in hot colors including mint and
- 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
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
research1, 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
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Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com
ID and Agile Education Marketing, 2015 Teacher Spending Survey
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Molly Blakeman, 1-800-331-0085