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WRAL SmartShopper

Back-to-school deals 8/4!

Posted 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

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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  • delaneymoney Aug 6, 2013

    @North Raleigh Dad that's why i don't shop walgreens anymore. i've been treated very rudely. one person told me "we can't let you get that for free, you have to pay SOMETHING" :(

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 5, 2013

    N Raleigh Dad - they are supposed to lower the amount of the coupon so the item is free with no overage. From their coupon policy:

    "In the event that any item's selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Walgreens will only accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons."

    Full policy is found here:

    In the past, my Walgreens has always just lowered the coupon amount to the price of the product and it was free (other than the tax).

    Hope that helps!

  • North Raleigh Dad Aug 5, 2013

    A question about Walgreens. I tried to use the 1. coupon on the .99 bic pens and was told since the coupon was over the value of the item, they could not accept it. Anyone else have this issue?

  • aneal426 Aug 5, 2013

    I got $1.50 off of 2 bic stationery products from their facebook page. I plan to use it at staples to get my limit 2 of the Bic mechanical pencils and one of the $1 dry erase markers and it should make it free.

  • ctya Aug 5, 2013