Back to School Guide

The Back-to-School shopping season is always hectic as parents and families scramble to catch the best deals on clothes, supplies, and hardware, all without breaking the bank or their values.

Use the 2ndVote Back-to-School Shopping Guide to find which businesses and companies are suitable for the new school year! Ranked from “Bad” to “Neutral” to “Good,” this list offers a simple guide for shopping all of your back-to-school needs.

The Bad

Companies listed here are a no-go for 2ndVote patronage, and include companies that heavily support leftist organizations, policies, and philanthropy.

The Neutral

Companies listed here are safe options that either deliberately choose to focus on their product or service, or simply don’t have any relevant information to score.

The Good

Companies listed here are the best options for 2ndVote patronage and offer opportunities to support companies that support various conservative values.

General/Office Supplies

The Bad

  • H-E-B (2.73)
  • Overstock.com (2.10)
  • Staples (2.41)
  • OfficeMax (ODP Corporation) (2.26)
  • Office Depot (ODP Corporation) (2.26)
  • Target, Inc. (1.82)
  • Walmart, Inc. (1.38)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (1.21)
  • PaperPro (Stanley Black & Decker) (2.15)

The Neutral

The Good

  • Hobby Lobby, Inc. (3.90)
  • Mead (ACCO Brands)  (3.27)

Clothing

The Bad

  • Lululemon Athletica (2.33)
  • Everlane, Inc (1.21)
  • On-Running (OnCloud) (2.01)
  • H&M (1.12)
  • TJX Companies (1.21)
  • Macy’s (1.90)
  • LL Bean (2.03)
  • Nordstrom (1.72)
  • Old Navy (GAP, Inc.) (1.52)

The Good

  • Alexo Athletica   (3.49)

Extracurricular Activity

The Bad

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (2.01)

The Good

  • Academy Sports & Outdoors (3.81)
  • REI (3.28)

Technology

The Bad

  • Microsoft, Inc (1.21)
  • Apple, Inc.  (1.00)

The Good

Unfortunately, there are few to no alternative options for technology needs. So shopping local remains the best choice for your values.