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Back to school deals 7/22

Posted July 23, 2012

 

The office supply, drug stores, big box stores and more have some great school supply deals this week! Now is the time to stock up on the lowest prices of the year! 

I’ll have a consolidated list for you each week until the great deals subside in about 8 weeks.

Some stores offer excellent deals but require a minimum purchase like $5. Some stores offer great deals after rebates. Most will only let you get a certain number of each good deal.

Teacher Discounts: Some stores will allow teachers with ID to get larger quantities, so ask if that is an option, if you are a teacher (including homeschoolers).

Please post if you find any other deals!

 The following list is from Anna at YourRetailHelper.com. Her list is organized by product (backpacks, pencils, folders, etc). 

Do you prefer a list by product type, like the one below, or a list by store, like I have been doing the last couple weeks?

Backpacks

Kohl's - Various Styles $11.04 Exp 7/25
$12.99 and up w/Free Lunch Kit - Toys R Us
Buy One for $19.99 Get One Free - Walgreens
BOGO 50% Off - CVS
Embark $22 w/Free Lunch Kit - Target


Lunch Kits

Free with $12.99 and up Backpack - Toys R Us
Free with $22 Embark Backpack - Target
BOGO 50% Off - CVS


2 Pocket Folders

Mead - 99¢ - Target
Office Max Brand 2 pocket laminate - $1 - Office Max


Notebook

Mead - 99¢ - Target
Office Max Brand 70 sheets - $1 - Office Max
120 - 180 sheets - $1.49 - Walgreens
Office Max Brand 180 sheets - $3 - Office Max


Poly Binder

Wilson 1" Poly - 50¢ - Office Depot
Up & Up 1-1/2" - $3 - Target
All (In) Place - B2G1 Free - Office Max


Crayons

Crayola - B2G1 Free - Office Max
Free Crayons, Ruler & Sharpener w/ $5 purchase - Office Max


Markers

RoseArt 10 ct - $1 - Staples
Crayola - BOGO Free - Toys R Us
Crayola 10 ct - BOGO 50% Off - CVS
Crayola - B2G1 Free - Office Max


Watercolors

RoseArt 8 ct - $1 - Staples


Colored Pencils

12 pk - 75¢ - Best Buy
Crayola 12 ct - 99¢ - Target
Crayola - BOGO Free - Toys R Us
Crayola - BOGO 50% Off - CVS
Crayola - B2G1 Free - Office Max


Ruler

Free Ruler, Crayons and Sharpener w/$5 purchase - Office Max
10¢ - Office Depot


Scissors

Up & Up 2 ct - $1 - Target
Fiskars 5" - 99¢ - Walgreens
Westcott 7" - $2 - Staples
Wescott 8 " - $2 - Office Max


Glue Sticks

Elmer's 6 pk - 99¢ - Target
Scholastic 4 pk - 50¢ - Office Depot
Office Max Brand 4 pk - 50¢ - Office Max
Avery 3 pk - $1 - Staples
Single Stick - 39¢ - Walgreens
Elmer's / Avery 3 pk - $2 - Office Max

Glue

Wexford 4 oz - 39¢ - Walgreens
Elmer's 4 oz - $1 - Office Depot


Kleenex

70 ct / 100 ct - 88¢ w/store card - CVS
24 ct / 70 ct / 100 ct - 99¢ w/in-store coupon (found in flier) - Walgreens


Highlighters

Sharpie 5 pk - 50¢ - Staples
Wexford - 19¢ w/in-store coupon (found in flier) - Walgreens


Sharpie

4 pk - $3 - Staples
8 pk BOGO 50% Off - CVS
B2G1 Free - Office Max

Dry Erase Markers

Expo 4 pk - $3 - Staples
B2G1 Free - Office Max

Pencils

Dixon #2 10 pk - 10¢ - Office Max
Up & Up 24 pk - $1 - Target
Ticonderoga #2 18 pk - $4 - Staples

Pens

Pentel 5 pk - Free after Easy Rebate - Staples
Papermate 10 pk - 10¢ - Office Max
Write Bros 10 pk - 75¢ - Best Buy
Papermate 4 pk / 8 pk - $1.99 - Walgreens

Mechanical Pencils

Zebra 10 pk - Free after Easy Rebate - Staples
Bic 8 pk - 99¢ - Target
Wexford 30 pk - $2.99 - Walgreens
Bic 24 pk - $4 - Staples

Pencil Box / Case

Up & Up Pouch - 49¢ - Target
69¢ w/in-store coupon (found in flier) - Walgreens

Flash Drive

PNY 8GB - $6.99 - Best Buy
Sandisk 8 GB - $6.99 - Office Depot
Sandisk 8 GB - $7.99 - Office Max
Sandisk 16 GB - $9.99 - Office Depot

Erasers

12 pk Cap - 1¢ - Staples
Wexford / Penway 15 cap or 2 pk Pink - 29¢ w/in-store coupon (found in flier) - Walgreens
Up & Up 2 pk Pink - 49¢ - Target

Pencil Sharpener

Free Sharpener, Crayons & Ruler w/$5 purchase - Office Max
Up & Up - 49¢ - Target

Tape

Scotch Magic Tape Dispenser - $2 - Office Max = $1 after Mfg coupon (See below)


Coupons - the links to all the coupons can be found  HERE.

Store Coupons

Staples - $5 off $30 Exp 7/28
Staples - $15 Staples Gift Card for only $7.50
Target - 50¢ off three 8-pk of Crayola Crayons
Target - $1 off $2+ Post-It purchase
Target - 75¢ of Kids Hanes Underwear or Socks
Target - $1 off PaperMate writing instrument
Target - $3 off Embark Backpack
Target - $10 off two Jansport Backpacks


Manufacturer Coupons

$1 off 2 Crayola Dry Erase Markers Facebook Coupon - while quantities last
$1.00 off 1 Scotch Magic Tape One-Handed Dispenser
$1.00 off 1 Scotch Pop-Up Tape Deskgrip Dispenser
$1.00 on any Post-it® Full Adhesive Note purchase of $4 or more Exp 8/7
$2.00 on Post-it® Super Sticky Notes purchase of $10 or more Exp 8/7
50¢ when you buy any ONE (1) package of Scotch® Greener Tape Exp 8/7
$1.00 when you buy any one package of Scotch® Restickable Shapes, Sheets, Tabs, Dots or Strips Exp 8/7
 

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  • Oxymoron02 Jul 25, 2012

    Flying, I grabbed a TI-84 at Ed McKays for $55 a few months back (the teacher didn't know how to teach my kids on our TI-89 Titaniums, or our TI-86s, (yes, both PLURAL) so I had to buy YET ANOTHER calculator). Call and see if they have any in stock.

    Otherwise, one of the ads this week had the TI-84 for $99. It wasn't one of the fancier ones, those are in another ad for $119, but $99 new is a decent price. If your kid is very math inclined, go with the better one or you may have to shell out another $100 and change in a few years. Trust me, that's why we have 86s AND 89s.

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar Jul 24, 2012

    Ed McKay's is very close to me and a great idea I haven't thought of! Or I can use some Swagbucks towards Amazon...Thanks traciefowler! :)

  • traciefowler Jul 24, 2012

    FlyingUnderTheRadar - If you don't have to have a brand new TI-84, try the college bookstores like Ed McKay's. They should be able to tell you over the phone if they have it and save you a trip. Or, you can get one online through Amazon for a decent price with piece of mind that Amazon stands behind products.

  • Jesscoupon Jul 24, 2012

    Thanks Faye!!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 24, 2012

    munecachina - a reader was looking for them last week as well and they were found at Target (Lynn Road) for $2.99 and Target at North Hills and at Office Max. One reader said she did not find them at Walmart or Target.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 24, 2012

    Thanks for eveyone's input. Looks like the list by store wins. I'll go back to it for next week.

  • chart95557 Jul 24, 2012

    I prefer the list by store. Thank you for the list in any format.

  • Jesscoupon Jul 24, 2012

    Does anyone know where I can find a Primary Journal? They have space on the top from drawings-are requested for K thru 2?

  • halfmarathonmom Jul 24, 2012

    While I appreciate and will use the list however it is put together, I prefer the list by store as well.

  • bstayton Jul 24, 2012

    Faye, Thanks for adding this timely list. While both have pros/cons, personally, I prefer the list by store. Since I am not near all of the stores, I would simply read the list for the stores I'd actually shop at. Again, thanks for all of your help in finding local bargains!

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