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WRAL SmartShopper

Back-to-school deals 8/18!

Posted August 18, 2013


There are still some good deals on back to school items again this week but the deals are dwindling. We only have 1 or 2 more weeks of these specials so stock up while they are still available!

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

Office Supply Stores


Free after rebate: Staples .7mm assorted mechanical pencils, 12 pack, $4.29 - $4.29 easy rebate = FREE, limit 1

Staples composition books, 10 cents, limit 3

50 cent deals: Westcott 7” scissors, Bic gel pens, 2 pack (use $1 Bic coupon from 8/4 SS to make them FREE!), Paper Mate Magic Rub erasers

Staples 3-hole punch, $1

5-case ream of Staples paper, $24.99 - $20 Easy Rebate = $4.99 after rebate

Backpacks, 20 – 50 % off

Office Depot

Rulers, acrylic, 1 cent, limit 3

Notebooks, 1-subject, 1 cent, limit 3

Mechanical pencils, 12 pack, $1.00

Backpacks are on sale up to 50% off


Office Max

Brown bag promo: 20% off everything that fits in one of their bags that was in the Sunday paper.

Drug Stores


19 cent deals: Penway wooden ruler, Wexford plasic protractor, Wexford mini highlighter, with in-ad coupon

Wexford memo book, mini book, Wexford paper folders with prongs, 5 for $1 with in-ad coupon

Wexford eraser caps 15 pack, pink erasers 2 pack, 2 for $1 with in-ad coupon

39-cent deals: Sharpie permanent markers, Wexford index cards, no.2 pencils, 8 pack, posterboard )with in-ad coupon), index card case (with in-ad coupon), paper clips (with in-ad coupon), invidible tape (with in-ad coupon)

49-cent deals: Paper Mate grip mechanical pencils 5 pack. Wexfords sheet protectors 10 pack or 5-tab dividers, Wexford poly portfolio (with in-ad coupon)

79-cent deals: Wexford filler paper, Papermate mechanical pencils 10 pack, BIC highlighter 5 pack ( - $1 coupon from 8/4 SS = FREE), with in-ad coupon

99-cent deals: Wexford construction paper, Fisckars scissors, Wexford tab dividers with pockets 5 pack

Wexford binders, BOGO

Backpack or bags, various, $3.99

Rite Aid

Crayola crayons 8 count, chalk 12 count, Avery big tabs, 5 pack poly tabs, Mead comp books, paper portfolios, rubber bands, highlighters, reusable envelopes, key chain sharpener, bookcover jumbo, pencil pouch
Sale: 2 for $1.00
Coupon: $1/2 coupon in the ad
Total = 2 for FREE after store coupon in ad!

99-cent deals: school box, bookcovers, retractable pens, 5-pack posterboard, Mead 3 subject notebooks, paperclips, sharpener

50% off lunchkits, totes, binders

Backpacks, BOGO


$5 classroom gift card when you spend $20 or more on specially marked items. Valid through 8/17. Once you make the qualifying purchase, a coupon will print at the end of the receipt for the gift card. Give the cashier the coupon and he/she will process it and give you a CVS gift card. Limit 2 per cardholder. No rainchecks
There are some BIC products BOGO included in the participating items and there is a $1 coupon from 8/4 SS

Big Box and Grocery stores


1-subject notebooks, .17

Composition books, .50


Up & up 1” binder, $2.00

Backpacks and lunch kits are all on sale


Paper folders, 3 pronged, 2 pocket, 10 cents

Elmer’s 4 oz school glue, filler paper 150 count, .20 when you spend at least $5 or more on anything in store

Rose Art crayons, 24 count, .39

75-cent deals: Poly folders, 10 count pencils

Backpacks, select, $8.00


Top Flight spiral notebooks .19

Top Flight composition books, .50






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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 18, 2013

    Thanks libbyk!

    I am off to spend the better part of the day school shopping with both my girls. Will be a looooooooong day! :-)

  • libbyk Aug 18, 2013

    Trade-it has pre-owned TI-83 calculators for $50. There were still a lot of them in stock at the Glenwood Avenue location yesterday.