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School supply deals 7-25

Posted July 25, 2010

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There are TONS of school supply deals this week! Check out the FREE backpacks after rebate from Staples and Office Max!


July 25 - July 31

FREE backpack! Buy ANY backpack and get 100% back in Staples gift card after Easy Rebate!

Sunday - Wednesday only: 1 cent Staples paper, 500 sheet $4.99 - $4.98 easy rebate = 1 cent, limit 2

Sunday - Wednesday only: BIC round stick ball point pens, 8 pack 1 cent, limit 2, $5 minimum purchase required

Zebra retractable pens, 5 pack .25

Staples pen-style highlighters, 6 pack .25

Really useful box .25

There are 2 pages of store coupons for pencils, glue sticks, scissors, pens, etc. Most are for $1, $2 and $4 items.


Office Max

July 25 - July 31

FREE backpack! Buy ANY backpack and get 100% back in Max Perks Bonus Rewards!

Other FREE items after rebate include:

1" durable non-view binder, limit 3

Sharpie markers, 12 pack, Uniball gel pens, limit 3

Hammermill copy paper, limit 3

OfficeMax Poly Notebooks, limit 6

Regular sale:

Ruler .50

Cap Erasers, 25 couny .50

Protractor and Compass set $1


Office Depot

July 25 - July 31

Ruler 5 cents

Eraser Caps 12 pack .10

HP paper .95 after mail in savings Visa pre-paid card

Notebooks, 6 pack .50



July 25 - July 31

BIC gel pens .99 - printable coupon (link above) = FREE (thanks to couponing101.com for this one!)

2 Pocket Folder with Prongs .09, limit 5

Memo or Mini Composition Book .19 with in-ad coupon

Crayola posterboard .39 with in-ad coupon

Penway Flexible Ruler or Protractor or crayons .39

Penway crayons, 24 pack .39 with in-ad coupon

Penway Filler paper .59 with in-ad copuon, limit 3

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils 30 pk .99

Penway 3-Subject Notebook, 120 sheets .99

Construction Paper or Book Cover .99

Crayola Colored Pencils .99 with in-ad coupon, limit 3

Elmer’s Glue 4 oz or Glue Sticks 2 pk .59 with in-ad coupon, limit 3

Paper Mate Profile Pens or Sharpie Markers 2 pk .69 with in-ad coupon, limit 3

Composition book .69 with in-ad coupon, limit 3

Carry-All Pouch .59 with in-ad coupon, limit 3

Scotch Mailer .39 with in-ad coupon, limit 3

Corner Office Vinyl Binders BOGO

Mead 5 Star Portfolio Notebook BOGO

Backpacks, Duffel Bags, Messenger Bags and Book Totes BOGO



July 25 - July 31

Caliber 1 subject notebook 3 for $1

Paper Mate pens, 10 pack 2 for $1


Rite Aid

July 25 - July 31

29 cent deals:

1 subject notebook

12" plastic or wood ruler

Eraser, 2 count

Glue stick

Pencils, 10 count

Crayons, 24 count

Eraser caps, 15 pack

Pencil case

Ppoly or paper portfolio

White glue

There are also a bunch of BOGO deals on school supplies including index cards, notebooks, binders, portfolios, pens, highlighters, mini backpack and book covers.



July 25 - July 31

Crayola colored pencils .88

Elmer's glue sticks, 6 pack $1

1 subject notebook $1

12 pack pencils $1

Lunch kits (they don't call them lunch boxes anymore, I guess!) $8

Backpacks $9-$12

Retractable eraser $1



July 25 - July 31

2 pocket, 3 pring folders .15

RoseArt crayons 24 count .25

Elmers glue 4 oz .25

RoseArt colored pencils, 12 count .50

Paper mate pens, 10 pack .50

Filler paper, 150 count .50

Sharpie fien point, 2 pack $1

Post it 90 count $1

300 index cards, $1

Avery 1" binder $2

PLUS, buy $15 worth of participating beands and get $4 coupon good on your next order

PLUS, buy $25 worth of participating beands and get $8 coupon good on your next order

Participating brands include Crayola, Mead, 3M, Sanford, or Avery products. Offer valid 7/11 - 8/14/10.



Here are the deals I found shopping last week. Many of these deals will continue through July 31, according to the sales ad I received in last week's paper. Deals listed in the ad include the composition books, glue sticks, crayons, 1 subject notebooks and Crayola markers. I'll verify the deals Monday, but most sale prices should still be in effect.

1 subject notebooks - 15 cents

Composition books - 25 cents

Elmer's gluesticks, 2 pack - 25 cents

Crayola crayons - 25 cents

Index cards - 44 cents

Book covers - 50 cents

Rulers - 50 cents

Filler paper - 75 cents

BIC Cristal pens, 10 pack - $1.00

Sharpie pens, 2 pack - $1.00

Highlighters, 3 pack - $1.00

Crayola markers - $1.00

3 subject notebook - $1.38

Fiskars scissors - $1.50

Georgia Pacific copy paper, 500 sheet - $2.50


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  • j3434 Jul 28, 2010

    I am confused about OfficeMax's program. Do we have to spend $500 before the perks start coming back to us? As I was unsure of the wording on the program's site, I have not purchased the products.

  • j3434 Jul 27, 2010

    it seems like it would be the case, but i was wondering if you guys could tell me for sure since there seems to be a couple teachers here. do you think the supply donations to the upper grades are less than to the kindergarten and 1st grade teachers, for example, whose parents might be brand new and really excited? if i have to pick b/t my 2 school-age kids to donate party supplies, for ex, i generally send more to the older one b/c i figure that's the trend. am i just making that up? :)

  • teacher101 Jul 26, 2010

    pss3 - I completely agree with you, even before the budget cuts. Teachers usually supply their own classrooms AND their students. People do not know how much we have to put out of pocket into our classrooms and then wonder why we complain when we don't get the raise we so deserve. I added it up one year and it totaled 1 1/2 months worth of paycheck. How sad is that? Anyway, good plug on donations - you can also check around your schools for any churches that might be helping the schools out. I know a few did for us.

  • teacher101 Jul 26, 2010

    I know His Radio was on tour this week and they were collecting school supplies. You can probably check out their website and see where they are going to be.

  • pss3 Jul 26, 2010

    I know that everyone has heard about the budget cuts to education, however, many may not have heard about the recent 3% pullback of state funds to our local counties. Most counties had already passed school budgets and are now having to cut another 3% wherever they can. In most counties, the only pot of money to cut from at this point is instructional supplies. Instructional supplies are not fancy staplers or technology, it is the very basic copy paper and items needed to run the classroom. If you have extra supplies from the one cent sales/free items, please consider donating to your local school or child's teacher. Anything and everything will be appreciated and used!

  • j3434 Jul 26, 2010

    i am VERY good at making lists for other people. ;) i was very excited when i saw the sign for 50210 b/c i can not resist free, 1 cent, or 9 cent anything!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 26, 2010

    Hmmm - sounds like a good research project for me this week, j3434 - may just be the topic of this week's Thursday Thoughts..... thanks for the great info and the idea, j!

    If anyone knows of any other school supply donation sites, please post them here or send me an e-mail at saving@smartspendingresources.com .

  • j3434 Jul 26, 2010

    I wonder if you have more locations for donations like this: 50210 Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is holding a community wide school supplies drive to support the schools in the 50-210 fire district. The drive will be on August 7th (tax free weekend) from 11-5 at fire station #1, 50 Greenleaf Rd. You can also bring in canned foods as well!!!

  • Nancy Jul 26, 2010

    Have to Faye, lots of printable coupons :) LOL! Back to school savings = back to savings for me too, loooong past school days!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 25, 2010

    You are rocking the paper deals, Nancy!