The Ohio sales tax holiday begins today and runs through Sunday, just in time for back-to-school shopping.

Lots of stores will be competing for parents’ business this weekend, meaning that there are great sales going on over the sales tax holiday. We’ve scoured the internet for the best back-to-school sales happening this weekend in the Columbus area.


Office Depot-Office Max

Office Depot-Office Max has been offering great deals all summer ling, including 12-packs of pencils for just 75 cents, 20% off select Casio calculators, 4 pack Expo dry erase markers for $4, 25% off all school backpacks and lunch accessories, $2 one-subject notebooks and more. Tap or click here to check the weekly circular.


Staples is offering 20% off school supplies with the purchase of a backpack from now until Saturday. They also have one-subject notebooks as low as 25 cents, $2 pocket folders, six-pack mechanical pencils for $2 and much more. Tap or click here to see the weekly circular.

Lakeshore Learning

If you’re an educator, you won’t want to miss the back-to-school sale at Lakeshore Learning. They’re offering 20% off of hundreds of items plus shipping for just $5 when you use the code BTS18 for your online order. Tap or click here for their back-to-school sale items.

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Meijer is making back-to-school shopping easy and inexpensive for educators and parents alike. Teachers can take 10% off school and home office purchases through Sept. 30. Just show a valid school ID at the customer service desk to receive the coupon. Parents can stock up on school supplies with awesome deals like a 24-pack of Crayola crayons for just 50 cents, composition books for just 50 cents, 25% off backpacks, 30% off select kids’ and junior’s apparel and much more. Tap or click here to see the weekly ad, valid through Aug. 4.


Target has awesome back-to-school deals on school supplies and clothing. You can get an eight-pack of No. 2 pencils for just 99 cents, a 12-pack of Crayola colored pencils for 99 cents, a five –pack of plastic folders for just $2.49, kids’ denim for just $8, JanSport backpacks as low as $28 and so much more. Tap or click here to see their weekly ad.


Walmart stores also have big savings on everything from clothing to supplies to dorm furnishings. Customers can get athletic sneakers as low as $10, filler paper packs for just 82 cents, jeans for $20 and much more. Tap or click here for their weekly circular.



JCPenny has some killer deals this weekend, like 50% off kids’ IZOD uniforms, 50% off select juniors’ Arizona dresses, Nike shoes as low as $25.99 and much more. Polus, for every $50 spent, customers can earn $10 in bonus bucks. Tap or click here to find the store nearest you.


Not only can shoppers take advantage of the sales tax holiday at Macy’s, but they can also save with the Super Weekend Sale going until Sunday. Customers can take an extra 20% off sale items, including kids’ back-to-school clothing and dorm supplies like furniture and dishes. Tap or click here for the Super Weekend Sale ad.


If the kids need new jeans for the school year, don’t miss out on the Hollister jeans sale. Prices are as low as $25 for select styles. Tap or click here to peruse the sale items.


Start the school year off on the right foot with a new pair of kicks! Payless ShoeSource’s back-to-school sale has kids’ shoes on sale for as low as $9.99 and adult shoes are as low as $14.99. You can also take advantage of an extra 20% off when you shop online using the promo cod ZZJULY20.