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WRAL SmartShopper

Back-to-school deals 7/21!

Posted July 21, 2013

Here are the back-to-school deals for this week. You'll find plenty of great buys including a bunch of bargains that are a quarter or less!

If you still have a few weeks before school starts (some year round schools already started), take your time and stock up on the best deals each week. Hopefully, by the time school begins, you will have most of what you need for a fraction of the retail cost!


For some tips on keeping back-to-school spending in check, see the article in the box above.


25 cent deals: Sharpie markers 2 pack black (limit 2), BIC round stick pens 8 pack (limit 2), Staples poly cover 1 subject notebooks 70 sheets (limit 5), Really useful mini storage bins (limit 2)

50 cent deals: Staples filler paper 120 sheets (limit 5), Staples poly cover composition book 70 sheets (limit 5), BIC velocity gel pen black 2-pack (limit 2)

$1 deals: scissors 7”, binder clips, fashion patterns 1-subject notebooks, writing pad, paper clips, poster putty, Staples composition books with fashion patterns, 12” ruler plastic, BIC dry-erase markers 4 pack, Crayola colored pencils 12 pack

7-pocket expanding file, letter size, $5

Staples paper, 500 sheets, $6.99 - $5.99 Easy Rebate = $1.00 after rebate, limit 2

Staples photo plus paper 60 pack, 4 x 6”, $9.99 - $7.99 Easy Rebate = $2.00 after rebate, limit 4

20 – 50% 9off all backpacks.

Coupon in ad for $5 off purchase of $30 or more valid through 7/27.


Office Max

1 cent deals (after $5 minimum purchase not including the 1 cent items): Schoolio index cards 100 pack limit 5, OfficeMax glue sticks 2 pack limit 2, Single woodcase #2 pencil limit 20

50 cent deals: Sliding pencil box, mini storage boxes, 1 subject notebooks 70 sheets

$1 deals: Westcott junior scissors, laminate folders, poly notebooks, select Officemax gel pens

Schoolio 7 or 13 pocket expanding file, $5, limit 5

Avery 5160 white laser mailing labels, 3000 pack, $26.99 - $26.98 back in MaxPerks rewards = 1 cent, limit 1

OfficeMax multipurpose paper, 500 sheets, $6.99 - $5.99 back in MaxPerks bonus rewards = $1.00, limit 2

OfficeMax multiuse copy paper, 10 ream case, $46.99 - $42 back in MaxPerks bonus rewards = $4.99, limit 2

Coupon in ad for $5 off $25 or more purchase of school supplies or office supplies

Office Depot

10 cent deals: Office Depot eraser caps 12 pack, limit 3, Office Depot folders 2 pocket, limit 10

Swiss Gear backpacks, $10


Oxford twin pocket portfolios, .15 each

Top Flight spiral notebooks, .19 each, limit 10

Oxford 3 x 5 Index Cards, 100 count, .45

OfficeWorks #2 pencils, 10 count, .50

Bic Cristal pens, 10 count, .89

Post it notes, .99

Bic mechanical pencils, 10 count, $1.99

Elmer’s Glue Sticks, 6 count, $1.99

Avery durable view binder, $2.69


25 cent deals: Up & up school glue 4 oz or glue sticks 2 count

99 cent deals: Sharpie markers 2 count, Elmers glue sticks 6 count, Crayola colored pencils 12 count, Mead folders, notebooks 70 count, composition books in assorted colors

$1 deals: Bic highlighters 4 count, or blue Cristal ballpoint pens 10 count



6 for $1 deals: 2-pocket folders with prongs, memo books 50 or 80 sheets

4 for $1.00 deals with in-ad coupon: Wexford highlighter, pink erasers 2pack, cap erasers 15-pack, limit 8

29 cent deals with in-ad coupon: Wexford index cards 70 or 100 pack, limit 6

39 cent deals with in-ad coupon: Wexford glue 4 oz, jumbo glue sticks, 2 oz, limit 6

49 cent deals: Plastic protractor, compass, Scotch or Wexford Cushion, bubble or photo mailers

2 for $1 deals: Wexford sheet protectors 10 pack, 5-tab color dividers

69-cent deals: Sharpie marker, Plastic supplies box, Wexford filler papers, Composition boook, #2 pencils 20 pack

99 cent deals: Crayola markers 10 pack, colored pencils 12 pack, crayons 24 pack

Fiskars safety edge scissors, 5 inch, $1.49 with in-ad coupon, limit 3

Backpack or bags, various, $2.99 (great price for a backpack to donate!)

Wexford binders, .5 – 2 inch, select binders, folders, portfolios, notebooks and composition books, retractable gel pens 4 pack, stick pens 20 pack, BOGO

Rite Aid

47 cent deals: Crayola crayons 8 count, chalk 12 count, Avery tabs, Mead comp books, notebooks 70 count, paper portfolios, rubberbands, reusable envelopes, poly tabs, keychain sharpeners, jumbo book covers, pencil pouch

97 cent deals: Elmers glue, Avery tabs, posterboard, activity pads, lead refills, index cards, report covers, Krazy Glue, assorted pens, pencils, markers highlighters, crayons, Write-out

Backpacks and totes, BOGO


Paper Mate SharpWriter mechanical pencil, 5 count, Buy 1 for $2.99 and get 1 free

Caliber legal, quad pad 2 count, 1 subject notebooks, all Caliber locks, BOGO

Pilot G2 pens 5 count, BOGO

Paper Mate InkJoy pen 8 count, BOGO


Walmart- no ad in the paper and no school supply deals listed in the online ad. Feel free to post any Walmart or other schoo


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  • clinton28328 Jul 22, 2013

    Went to staples yesterday and go everything I went after but it was a little crazy finding everything! It just reminded me why I prefer to shop smaller stores like the pharmacies!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 22, 2013

    Thanks Packy! I appreciate the info.

  • Packy Jul 22, 2013

    Walmart has their spiral notebooks for .15...or maybe it was .17

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 21, 2013

    Thanks Kathy!

  • Kathy S. Jul 21, 2013

    Walmart on 40/42 had 3 prong vinyl 2 pocket folders for .10 each. I bought 15. Don't have school kids but I use them to hold my paper taxes after I efile.


  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 21, 2013

    Glad it helped and I hope you are having a great vacation!!

  • stephlw Jul 21, 2013

    Faye -- thanks for this as always :) It saved me from making it this week to send to my classroom parents since we are on vacation and I have zero desire to look through the ads right now! Last week before we track in . . .. where did my summer go?