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School Supply Deals 7/10!

Posted July 10, 2011


It's that time again - Back to School! There are a bunch of great school supply deals this week. In the next few weeks, the deals will continue so don't be tempted to buy higher priced items if you don't need them right away.





Sharpie markers, 2 count $1 - $1 coupon at Target.com = FREE!  Click HERE for the coupon.

Rose Art glue sticks 2 count, school glue 4 oz on sale for 20 cents

Poly portfolios 50 cents

1 subject fashion notebook $1.00

Crayola markers washable $2.00


1 Cent Sale good through Wednesday only with minimum $5 purchase. Limit 2 each: Staples cap erasers 12 pack, BIC Round Stic ball point pens, 8 pack, Staples school glue 4 oz

25 Cent Sale, limit 2 each per customer: 2 pocket poly folder, Stickies tape flags, Bic mechanical pencils, Slider pencil case, Staples multipurpose paper 500 sheets

$1.00 Sale: There are a bunch of items on sale for $1 including mini stapler, paper clips, scissor 2-packs, glue stick 4 packs, and more

Office Max

1 Cent Sale through Wednesday with min. $5 purchase: 2 Pocket folders limit 5, pencil sharpener limit 5

Boise paper 500 sheets $5.99 - $5.98 Max Perks = 1 cent after rebate, limit 2

$1 Sale with in-ad coupons: PaperMate mechanical pencil set, 1 subject notebooks, Sharpie markers, 12 pack, Poly binders

$5 off $25 worth of supplies coupon in the ad. Expires 7/16. 


2-Pocket folder 8 for $1 with in-ad coupon, limit 16

Legal pad, Index cards .39 with in-ad coupon, limit 3

Filler paper 2 for $1.00 with in-ad coupon, limit 4

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

3 subject composition book, notebook BOGO for $1.99 ($1.00 each with sale)

Pencils 25 pack, Fiskars scissors, Elmer's glue sticks 2 pack .99


Caliber 2 pocket folder 10 for $1.00, limit 10

3 for $1.00 deals: Caliber 1 subject notebooks, pen/ink eraser, pencil sharpener or ruler

Expo dry erase markers, 4 count or Sharpie permanent markers, 2 ct $1.99


Oxford Twin Pocket portfolio 15 cents each

Crayola crayons, 24 pack .25

Office Works #2 pencil pack, 10 count .50


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  • krbrown Jul 12, 2011

    For the Staples deals this week, I had to buy $5 worth of something to get the 1 cent items (Erasers, glue, Bic pens) so they had a ream of copy paper for $5.99, with a $5.74 rebate, which will come in the mail 4-6 weeks......not bad to get all that I did (2o) 4 oz. glue bottles,(20) 12 pack of erasers, (20)8 pack Bic black pens)becaue I am an educator... total price = 25 cents!! Even had my hubbie help me carry the items to the check out! Well worth our trip!

  • senglish27529 Jul 11, 2011

    pss3 -- our grandson finished kindergarten this year, and I sent a special mid-year "care package" to his teacher, including a ream of paper and a reusable tote bag, along with miscellaneous school supplies I had purchased during last year's summer sales. I bought tissues when they were on sale (maybe HT brand?), and included those too.

    Speaking of school supplies, some NC teachers are using donorschoose.org to solicit supplies. This is a really great charitable organization that helps teachers across the country fund projects that don't fit into school budgets. If you have the financial resources to help this tax-deductible charity, I can highly recommend it.


  • NCcountryGirl Jul 10, 2011

    no, show your ID. or atleast have it with you incase the cashier asks. I don't cashier so I don't know exactly how picky they have gotten with that.
    thekeslings, as long as you work at a school and can show ID for it, then yes you get the 25 limit

  • Oxymoron02 Jul 10, 2011

    The limit is 25 automatically if you're registered as a teacher? No ID required? That's awesome.

    And just a reminder on some of the free/cheap after rewards stuff: If you don't earn $10 in rewards from Staples before the end of the calendar quarter, you lose those rewards. I know the other stores have similar requirements, but I don't know them off the top of my head.

  • thekeslings Jul 10, 2011

    NCcountrygirl and nhouse, does the 25 limit apply to professors too?

  • knobers Jul 10, 2011

    Don't forget the tissues (for blowing noses). Technically it isn't a school supply but budget doesn't allow it. I suggest kids have their own little package in their book bags. By the end of the school year all I could afford for my class was a roll of toilet paper from my home bathroom.

    And as far as hand sanitizer goes, we aren't allowed to let students use it at my school, only soap and water. Just FYI.

  • NCcountryGirl Jul 10, 2011

    If you get double the amount, you can't do it back to back. We're too busy for that and when we get mystery shopped it counts against us for the lines to be backed up so what you'll have to do is make your first purchase, take your things out to your car, come in and pick up the next set of items and wait in line. A lot of fuss is made over the inconvenience but it is a way to get double the amount. Our register will not allow everything to happen in 1 transaction, with your teachers rewards card it will actually put anything additional above 25 at regular price if all is done in the same transaction. Also, we open at 8 a.m. Monday-Friday and it's much slower in the mornings.

  • pss3 Jul 10, 2011

    I'm a teacher and office max will allow teachers to get double the posted limit on the school supply deals. I know this works at the Smithfield, NC location.

    I've had mixed results at the Staples in White Oak. Depends on the manager on duty whether you get double the limit or 25 items. I'm still very appreciative of any bonus amount.

    BTW, the budget for the upcoming year is HORRIBLE for "instructional supplies"...ie paper, pencils, pens, staplers, staples, highlighters, construction paper, post its, ect. Please think of your children's teacher and if you can spare the extra set of good deals, consider donating to your child's classroom. Paper for copies and classroom handouts are included in this budget so be prepared for "online" extra copies due to paper budget.

    Personally, I usually have 5-6 kids per class (x4 so about 24) who have NO resources at home to buy supplies. I give them what I can and appreciate and use every extra resource.

  • NCcountryGirl Jul 10, 2011

    I work at Staples and it should be all Staples stores. Also, the Multipurpose paper for .25 is after rebate!

  • Oxymoron02 Jul 10, 2011

    Which Staples has a 25 item limit for teachers? That's information I'd like to pass along.