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Back-to-school deals 8/4!

Posted July 28, 2013
Updated August 5, 2013

Here are the back-to-school deals for this week. There are some really great deals this week including FREE Bic pens and mechanical pencils, 1-cent filler paper and notebooks and plenty of deals that are 50-cents or less!

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

A HUGE thanks goes out to Stephanie (Stephlw here on the blog) for putting together the following list of office store back-to-school deals again this week!  She is a teacher and puts together a list for her fellow teachers during the summer when the back-to-school deals are so great.  She graciously shared her list with us this week. THANK YOU STEPHANIE!!!!

Office Store Back-to-School Deals


WOW! 1 cent filler paper -- AMAZING! Limit of 5 with $5 minimum purchase

Pentel Pens -- FREE after easy rebate

BIC Mechanical Pencils -- 25 cents - $1 BIC stationary item coupon from 8/4 SS = FREE!

Dry Erase Markers $1

Scissors 2-pack $1

Hamermill Ream of Paper $1 after easy rebate -- coupon on back of ad to make it FREE

Staples photo paper -- coupon to make it FREE after easy rebate

25% off all Command products


Office Max

1 cent notebooks with minimum purchase (spiral)

Filler Paper, Schoolio Poly Binders, BIC Mechanical Pencils -- 50 cents

Glue sticks 4 pack -- 25 cents

8-pack pencils or 10-pack pens -- 10 cents

EXPO Dry Erase Markers -- $1 with coupon from ad

72 pack of pencils $2 with coupon from ad

Sharpie Highlighters $1 with coupon from ad

White pearl erasers 50 cents with coupon from ad

$2 -- duck tape, scissors, scotch tape, and more

$1 -- paperclips, Papermate pens


Office Depot

25 cents -- index cards, scholastic crayons, 8-pack pencils, Sholastic glue, Office Depot stick pens

1 cent -- Vinyl storage pouch

50% off all Crayola dry-erase products

$3 Foray color pens

$3 Five Star Poly Binders

50% off Five Star notebooks

Wilson Jones Cover View Binders Buy 2 get 1 free

Thank you again, Stephanie for the deals above!!


Drug Store Back-to-School Deals


BIC Atlantis 4 pack or Cristal bold pens 10 pack, .99 - $1 coupon from 8/4 SS = FREE!

Wexford 2 pocket folder with prings, memo book, 6 for $1

Paper Mate pens 10 pack or mechanical pencils, 5 pack, .29, limit 6

Expo Dry Erase markers 2 pack .99

Backpack or bags, $3.99

Wexford binders, BOGO

The following deals require the in-ad coupons on page 9 of the ad:

Wooden ruler, plastic protractor, .19 with coupon

Wexford erasers, 4 for $1 with coupon (includes cap 15 pack or big pink erasers 2 pack)

Plastic compass, pencil sharpener, .39 with coupon

Filler paper, plastic supplies box, .69 with coupon

Composition book, 1-subject notebook, .79 with coupon

Sharpie markers 2 pack, .79 with coupon

Wexford color binder, 1 ", .99 with coupon

Wexfordleg al pads 2 pack, correction fluid, 2 pack, .99 with coupon

Fiskars safety scissors, .99 with coupon

Dry Erase markers, 4 pack, .99

Construction paper, 48 or 96 sheets, .99 with coupon


Rite Aid

Mead 1-subject notebooks, 3 for .99

.49 deals: Crayola 12 count chalk, Avery big tabs, Mead composition books, Rite Aid rubber bands, highlighters, reusable envelopes

.99 deals: Avery big tab dividers, report covers, poster board 5 pack, Lern to Letter pad, Wite Out,

BOGO deals: various highlighters, Mead 1, 3 and 5 subject notebooks, Scotch tape or Krazy glue, Elmers adhesives or fasteners

Lunch kits, bags, soup 2 go containers, water bottles, 50 % off


Big Box and Miscellaneous Stores Back-to-School Deals


2 for $1 deals: up & up index cards, up & up colored pencils 12 count, Sterilite pencil case, book covers, standard size, Mead fashion notebooks,

BIC Shimmer mechanical pencils, 8 count, $1 - $1 coupon from 8/4 SS = FREE!

Crayola Markers 10 count -- 99 cents, Dry erase markers $3, ($2 off Crayola purchase coupon on Target.com)

Avery Durable View Binder 1" -- 99 cents



2-pocket folders, 15 cents each

1-subject notebooks, 17 cents each

Composition books, .50

2-pocket poly folder, .50

Filler paper, .82 each

Pencil pouch, .97

Poly notebook, 100 sheet, .97

1" Avery durable view binder, $2.74








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  • bparrish004 Jul 30, 2013

    Dollar General has BOGO for $1.00 (.50 ea) 125 ct filler paper wide or college & marbled composition books.

  • nikkiktaylor Jul 29, 2013

    Not sure if this is everywhere but my walmart today had 1 subject wide ruled or college ruled notebooks (70 sheets) for 0.17/each.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 29, 2013

    busyb - you are so welcome! I am going to do the same thing this afternoon. :-)

  • busyb97 Jul 29, 2013

    Thank you for putting this list together! I have printed it and am off to do some bargain shopping while kids are at camp. :)