Back to school in Memphis: Deals, parties, supplies

Back to school, here we go!

Yes, it’s that time of year again, time to start shopping for those back to school supplies. But have no fear because the deals are here! Here’s your Bluff City Weekend guide for back to school supplies!

We’ve saved the best deals, giveaways and parties for you. Get ahead of the game on all your supply needs with these back to school deals.

Tax Free Weekend

Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee starts Friday, July 26 and ends Sunday, July 28 and is the best time to take advantage of those back to school supplies. Any school supplies under $100 are exempt from sales tax. Be sure to stop by these stores during the discount weekend for the best deals you can find!

  • Target
    • 5959 Poplar Ave., Memphis
    • 601 Colonial Rd., Memphis
    • 7989 U.S. Highway 64, Memphis
    • 7255 Interstate Dr., Horn Lake
    • 5150 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch
  • Wal-Mart
    • 8400 U.S. Highway 64, Bartlett
    • 798 W. Service Rd., West Memphis
    • 6727 Raleigh Lagrange, Memphis
    • 3950 Austin Peay Highway, Memphis
    • 5255 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis

Giveaways and Events

Direct Auto Insurance Backpack Giveaway


Redbirds Back to School Night

  • Saturday, Aug. 3
  • The first 1,500 kids get a free backpack loaded with supplies!

Back to School SLAM

  • Saturday, Aug. 3
  • Free Wrestling show at Mississippi Ale House

Wolfchase Back to School Bash 

  • Saturday, July 27
  • Get up-to-date on the latest back to school styles!

Memphis Business Academy Back to School Extravaganza

  • Saturday, July 27
  • Free food, drinks and haircuts!

South Memphis Backpack Giveaway

  • Aug. 10

This annual backpack giveaway helps inner-city students prepare for their next school year!

Top School Supplies

You’ve finally made it to the store, but don’t know what to put in your cart. Here’s your list of top school supplies you need to buy for this upcoming school year!

  1. Binders
  2. Pocket Folders
  3. Notebook Paper
  4. Spiral Notebooks
  5. Large Pink Erasers
  6. Rulers
  7. Crayons
  8. Pencils
  9. Pens (red, blue, black)
  10. Glue
  11. Subject Dividers
  12. Hand Sanitizer
  13. Facial Tissue