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SCHOOL supplies setting you back a small fortune?

Every year we spend a huge £100million on items such as notebooks, pens and pencil cases — and if your kids are going back after half-term, they’ll likely need a restock.

But the bargains here will let you kit out your kiddies without too much of a pinch on your purse . . .

STATIONERY: Help them prepare for exams with a pencil case full of the right stationery. There’s a Helix Oxford one you can nab for £3.94 on Amazon, down from £4.99.

SAVE: £1.05 on exam set

LUNCH BOXES: Shopping around will help you bag a bargain. There’s an L.O.L Surprise Lunch Bag for £7.99 at The Range, whereas it’s £12 in Argos and £11 in Morrisons.

SAVE: Up to £4.01

If easy-clean Tupperware is more your thing, you should purchase a Bento lunch box, like the 1.65litre Sistema one from Asda for £6. The layers and compartments are ideal for separating your children’s lunch, and I’ve found it a pound cheaper than at John Lewis at £7. Aldi do a slightly smaller 1.25l one for £4.99.

SAVE: Up to £2.01

BAGS: Save some pennies by bagging yourself a double of your child’s fave rucksack, like the unicorn backpack from Claire’s Club for £10.80, instead of the Smiggle version which would set you back a staggering £25 — and that’s on offer from £37.

SAVE: £14.20 on backpack

UNIFORMS: You might only be halfway through the year, but somehow the polo shirts are looking a bit worse for wear, so buying stain resistant tops is a must. At Asda, you can get a two-pack of polo shirts with “Stay White technology” for £2.50.

Whereas Sainsbury’s charge £7 for a three-pack of their stain-resistant polo shirts, so even buying two packs at Asda means you’ll be making a saving.

SAVE: £2 on polo shirts

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Deal of the day

THE Salter pan with pancake mix and rainbow sprinkles is half price at Tesco, down from £24 to £12.

SAVE: £12

Cheap treat

CHIP in for 1kg of Aunt Bessie’s Crinkle Cut Chips, now £1.50, down from £3 at Morrisons.

SAVE: £1.50

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Top swap

CASSEROLE for dinner? Don’t fork out £210 for a Le Creuset casserole dish, above, when you can get a similar dish, below, for £24.99 at Lidl.

SAVE: £185.01

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