An increased number of super-hypermarkets across the country are stepping up their ‘back to school’ promotions in an attempt to woo parents and children as the reopening of schools after the summer break is around the corner.
Apart from in-store promos, a good number of the outlets are also taking the advantage of newspaper advertisements to showcase their latest collections of both branded and unbranded school items such as assorted trolley school bags, shoes, school uniforms, colouring pencils, ball pens, crayons, geometric sets, water bottles and lunch boxes as well as writing pads and exercise books.
At Carrefour hypermarkets, a super savings promo has been launched on school supplies ranging from Spiderman’s five-in-one assorted trolley set including school bag, lunch box pack, water bottle and pencil case at a cost of QR122, to canteen and dinner sets priced at QR46 and QR22.75 respectively.
In the store, there are also other branded stuff like Hello soft bags at QR26 per piece, Tom & Jerry trolley bag priced at QR89, Disney’s Lion King trolley bag (QR126), Dora the Explorer trolley bag (QR122) and Hello Kitty trolley bag (QR126).
Other items include assorted Classic backpack (QR15) and pencil case (QR8), NBA backpack (QR122) and pencil case (QR18.50), Bravo trolley bag at QR89 and 20-inch Wires trolley bag with laptop compartment (QR129).
While a set of 12 colouring pencils, 24 crayons, one glue stick, one sharpener, one pair of scissors and one eraser is priced at QR13.75, two packs of Steadler Noris 12 pencils and four erasers cost QR22.75, and some 20 assorted Bic cristal ball pen and four pieces of Evolution pencils cost QR14.75.
Prices of other items such as Lion Star water bottle and assorted lunch box start from QR16.
Jarir Bookstore offers notebooks for high schools and branded items such as school bags including that of popular football clubs, Disney’s Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Marie as well as popular cartoon characters such as Ben 10, Merida, Cars, Dora the Explorer, Sponge Bob and Angry Birds.
Other stores including Lulu Hypermarkets, Al Meera and Giant Stores are also offering special ‘back to school’ prices on school items in anticipation of a shopping rush, which is expected to peak over the coming days as most schools are resuming on September 9 as per the directives from the Supreme Education Council.
While some stores are offering customers gift vouchers such as QR25 on QR200 spent on every school item, others are gifting customers a tumbler set on every QR250 and a lunch box on every QR150 spent.
A number of stores are also urging customers to buy more with their ‘buy two get one free’ promo.
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