Don't Fret! We've Put Together The Perfect Back-To-School Checklist For Parents

It's not just the kids who get struck down with fear when they hear the words 'back to school'.

The phrase has the exact same effect on parents – who may not have to worry about a return to multiplication tables and spelling tests, but do have to contend with that dreaded trip to the shops to pick up the back-to-school essentials.

But hey – luckily for us, we live in the age of the internet! So not only can you gather all the bits and pieces you need with just a few clicks, but you can even earn heaps of Real Rewards when you do it via SuperValu eShops! Plus, get your exclusive promo code and enjoy 14% OFF Easons School Books when you purchase via eShops.

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And if that wasn't a sweet enough deal, we've also pulled together this handy checklist to make this year's ordeal the least painful one yet.

Now if only we could soften the blow for the little ones as well...

Lunch kit

Remember what your own mammy used to tell you: you can't learn on an empty stomach!

And while getting your kids to eat their healthy snacks isn't always easy, you can at least cut down on the hassle by choosing a snazzy piece of kit.

1. Sistema 460ml Squeeze bottle

Collect 13 Real Rewards points

These twisty-top bottles are an absolute necessity if you don't want to see those newly purchased schoolbooks sitting in a pool of juice before September is even at a close.

Stylish, cost-effective and available at Easons.

Buy Sistema 460ml Squeeze bottle from Easons School Books for €6.99 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 13 points in total!

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2. Sistema Lunch Cube to Go clear

Collect 13 Real Rewards points

If it's going to survive the day, it's got to have clips!

These won't break the bank, so stock up on a few at the beginning of the year to ensure you won't be left short... and bag some Real Rewards points in the process!

Buy Sistema Lunch Cube to Go clear from Easons School Books for €6.99 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 13 points in total!

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3. LOL Surprise Lunchbag and Bottle

Collect 14 Real Rewards points

Want something a bit more flashy, for the slightly more tricky customer? Here's a box and bottle kit all in one, that your little ones will be delighted to show off in front of the class.

Buy LOL Surprise Lunchbag and Bottle from Argos for €14.99 via eShops and get 1 Real Rewards point for every euro you spend – that's 14 points in total!

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Uniform

Even as adults, we're all filled with a little bit of dread at the prospect of uniform shopping – those dark memories aren't going anywhere in a hurry, it seems!

Thankfully, the wonders of technology mean that you can cut out that dreaded fitting, and cover the task in a few painless clicks. And if you can earn Real Rewards points along the way? Well, all the better!

4. Set of 2 girls' white long sleeve fitted school shirts

Collect 18 Real Rewards points

Obviously, when it comes to uniforms, every school is different in terms of specific requirements – but almost all will share this white shirt, which is available in Debenhams (for boys as well as girls).

Buy Set of 2 girls' white long sleeve fitted school shirts from Debenhams for €9 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 18 points in total!

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5. Pack of two boys' grey flat front school trousers

Collect 28 Real Rewards points

Another standard of our school days – and getting two for €14 is incredible value.

Buy Pack of two boys' grey flat front school trousers from Debenhams for €14 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 28 points in total!

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6. Girls' pack of two grey over the knee socks

Collect 15 Real Rewards points

And while we're on the topic, plenty of readers will also recognise these grey socks!

Buy Girls' pack of two grey over the knee socks from Debenhams for €7.50 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 15 points in total!

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Outdoor wear

It seems impossible to even imagine in the middle of this magnificent summer, but it will get cold later in the year – and when it does, you'll want to be sending them off well wrapped up in the morning.

7. Regatta Greenhill II Boys' Jacket, Black

Collect 60 Real Rewards points

This is a stylish, reliable and versatile number that won't break the bank – and will comply with most school regulations, where applicable.

Buy REGATTA GREENHILL II BOYS' JACKET, BLACK from Intersport Elverys for €20 via eShops and get 3 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 60 points in total!

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Footwear

Fashion flows from head to toe, and while most schools are fairly strict on footwear regulations, that shouldn't mean you need to sacrifice style...

8. Red Or Dead: Black Arlo Flat Shoe

Collect 100 Real Rewards points

Simple, understated and classy – and, perhaps more importantly, comfortable and durable. Everyone's a winner!

Buy Red Or Dead: Black Arlo Flat Shoe from Schuh for €50 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 100 points in total!

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9. Adidas Younger Boys Altasport

Collect 60 Real Rewards points

Your son's poor teacher probably has better things to be doing than tying shoelaces all day, so this cute little Velcro number will definitely put you in their good books!

Buy ADIDAS YOUNGER BOYS ALTASPORT from Life Style Sports for €30 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 60 points in total!

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Stationery

Even as adults, there are few joys quite as pure as cracking open a brand new stationery set. 

With such a vast range available, browsing online is your sure-fire way to ensure you get the best of what's out there (and pick up some Real Rewards points to sweeten the deal!)

10. Alice Hearts Double Zip Pencil Case, Cath Kidston

Collect 26 Real Rewards points

Okay, it's not quite as cool as the 7Up Fido Didopencil case you had all the way through primary school, but hey – that double-zip is the kind of technology our generation could only have dreamed of.

Buy ALICE HEARTS DOUBLE ZIP PENCIL CASE from Cath Kidston for €13 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 26 points in total!

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11. Freestyle Triple Pencilcase, Paperchase

Collect 38 Real Rewards points

Maybe pick up two of these – one for the kids, and one for yourself.

Buy Freestyle Triple Pencilcase from Paperchase for €9.50 via eShops and get 4 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 38 points in total!

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Specialist kit

Every kid will have some of their own requirements, depending on their subjects or their own personal interests and requirements. Here are some of the ones that pop up most often...

12. Helix Oxford Maths Set Purple

Collect 7 Real Rewards points

We're willing to bet that a) this takes you back; and b) you still have no idea what any of those things are supposed to do. We certainly don't...

Buy Helix Oxford Maths Set Purple from Easons School Books for €3.99 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 7 points in total!

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13. Staedtler 21 Piece Writing Pack

Collect 19 Real Rewards points

From primary to secondary, you can never have too much colour in your life. This pack covers not only the essentials, but a few nice-to-haves also – and it will definitely put a pep in their step during those early September days.

Buy Staedtler 21 Piece Writing Pack from Easons School Books for €9.99 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 19 points in total!

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Schoolbooks

You knew we had to discuss this dreaded topic eventually! But gone are the days of queuing up in your local school supplies store with a ragged paper list that sat in the bottom of your child's bag for two months.

Nowadays, it's merely a matter of going online to Easons School Books, selecting what you need, and letting the wonders of the internet do the rest. And while nobody likes shelling out for schoolbooks, you can at least earn some serious Real Rewards points by purchasing via SuperValu eShops - plus you'll get an exclusive discount code and enjoy 14% OFF.

14. Collins Pocket Irish Dictionary

Collect 22 Real Rewards points

An gcuimhin leat an leabhar seo? While the language may have moved on, the latest edition of this volume is still a standard for students of all levels.

Buy Collins Pocket Irish Dictionary from Easons School Books for €11.20 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 22 points in total!

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15. Fallons Table Book

Collect 4 Real Rewards points

Quickly, what's 11 times 12? What... you don't know? Back to school for you.

Buy Fallons Table Book from Easons School Books for €2.25 via SuperValu eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 4 points in total!

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Sports kit

While the summer will eventually draw to a close, it will give way to long nights on the training field playing football, Gaelic, hurling, camogie, rugby or whatever you're having yourself.

16. Sondico Dual Core Mouth Guard

Collect 4 Real Rewards points

Mouth guards are mandatory for most contact sports nowadays – but they're also very small and easy to lose, which isn't a great combination! It might be an idea to pick up a spare, to avoid those panicked rummages through the house mere minutes before kick-off...

Buy Sondico Dual Core Mouth Guard from SportsDirect.com for €2.40 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 4 points in total!

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17. Mycro Hurling Helmet

Collect 160 Real Rewards points

One of the bigger purchases you'll need to make this year, but certainly one of the most important.

Buy Mycro Hurling Helmet from GAA Store for €80 via eShops and get 2 Real Rewards points for every euro you spend – that's 160 points in total!

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Technology

Sure wasn't it far from tablets and laptops we were reared! Strange as it may seem to us, these gadgets are now staples of the modern classroom – and for big purchases like these, you'd be mad not to claim back a few Real Rewards points by purchasing via eShops!

18. Lenovo 14 Inch Celeron Cloudbook

Earn 323 RealRewards points

Lenovo is synonymous with understated quality for everyday users, and you'll be hard pressed to find better value when it comes to kitting out your kids with the right tech.

Buy Lenovo 14 Inch Celeron Cloudbook from Argos for €323.99 via eShops and get 1 Real Rewards point for every euro you spend – that's 323 points in total!

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19. iPad Pro, 512GB

Earn €13 worth of Real Rewards points

This won't be for everyone, but for those taking the Leaving Cert – art students in particular – it could be worth the investment several times over, given the phenomenal productivity it offers.

And if you're going to shell out, you may as well earn Money Back vouchers in the process...

Buy iPad Pro 512GB from Apple for €1,309 via eShops and get 1 Real Rewards point for every euro you spend – that's €13 worth of points!

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All of the items featured in this article are available via SuperValu eShops - giving you a single portal through which you can pick up all your back-to-school requirements, while earning Real Rewards points for every euro you spend.

Sign up, start shopping and watch those Real Rewards points stack up!

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