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Back-to-school deals 8/25!

Posted August 25, 2013


The school supply deals are really winding down this week. We probably only have 1 more week of these specials so stock up while they are still available! You will still find some freebies this week as well as 1-cent to 50-cent deals!

If you see any other deals, please share them below in the comments section.

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

Office Supply Stores


BIC Ultra round Stic Grip ballpoint pens, 12 pack, $2.49 - $2.49 easy rebate = FREE after rebate!

BIC eraser grips, 4 pack, $1 - $1 coupon from 8/4 SS = FREE!

1 cent deals with additional $5 purchase: Staples lined index cards 100 pack (limit 2), 2 pocket folder assorted (limit 10), Staples #2 yellow pencils 8 pack (limit 2), Staples cap erasers 12 pack (limit 2)

Avery insertable dividers, 5 tab, .25

50-Cent deals: Staples writing pad, Westcott finger grip ruler, Staples stickies tape flags, Bic mechanical pencils (use $1 coupon from 8/4 to make them free)

Crayola classic markers 10 pack, .75

Staples filler paper, 120 sheets, .85

Staples accent highlighters 5 pack, $1.00

Sharpie permanent markers fine tip, 5 pack, $1.00

Staples copy paper, 5 ream case, $24.99 - $20 easy rebate - $4.99, limit 2, in store only

Binder recycling: Save $2 instantly on the purchase of a new binder when you recycle an old binder (does not include Simply brand binders)

Backpacks, 25 – 50% off

Office Depot

1 cent deals: Slider pencil box limit 3, 2 pocket folders limit 10

25 cent deals: hand sanitizer, 2- hole manual pencil sharpeners, Office Depot erasers 3-pack

Drug Stores


Wexford 2-pocket folder, 14 cents with in-ad coupon, limit 14

Wexford plastic protractor or ruler, .39 with in-ad coupon, limit 4

Wexford plastic compass, pencil sharpener, .39 with in-ad coupon, limit 4

Wexford highlighter, 1 subject notebook, .49

Plastic box for supplies, .79 with in-ad coupon

99-cent deals: Wexford color binder 1 inch, Sharpie highlighters 4 pack, Uni-Ball gel pens 2 pack, Elmer;s school glue or Jumbo Glue stick
Coupon: .50/1 Uni-Ball from 8/18 SS


Office Max

1 cent deals: Schoolio composition book, solid colors, limit 5 with aditional $5 purchase

Office Max multi-purpose paper, 500 sheet ream, $6.99 - $6.98 back in Max Perks bonus rewards = 1 cent after rewards

25 cent deals: Poly folders, pencils 12 pack, colored pencils 12 pack (limit 2 for all)

Sharpie single pens, .25, limit 3

Backpacks, up to 50% off

Rite Aid

49 cent deals: Crayola Crayons 8 count or 12 count, Mead comp book, notebooks, paper portfolios, highlighters, reusable envelopes, jumbo bookcover, pencil pouch

99 cent deals: School box, book covers, report covers, assorted writing instruments, Mead 3 subject notebook, Sharpie, erasers

50% off Home pencils, pens, envelopes, tablets, filler paper, tape, glue or index cards, select

BIC writing instruments, various, 25 % off and get a $3 +UP when you buy $10 worth
Coupon: $1 coupon from 8/4 SS


$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 included in the participating items and there is a $1 coupon from 8/4 SS

Big Box and Grocery stores


Graph paper, 80 sheets, $1.76

Sharpie markers fine point 3 pack for $1.47


Dollar General


Bic Cristal pens, 8 pack, 2 for $1 - $1 coupon from 8/4 SS = FREE!

2-pocket portfolio with prongs, 4 for $1

50 cent deals: index cards, ruler, #2 pencils 8 pack, pencil sharpener, crayons 24 count, glue 4 oz, dividers 5 count, fashion portfolio or notebook

Backpacks, $8, assorted styles



Paper folders, .15

Filler paper or Rose Art crayons 24 count, .25

Marble composition books, .50

Backpacks starting at $12


Oxford twin pocket portfolios, .15 each

Top Flight filler paper, .75

Bic mechanical pencils, 10 count, $1.99 - $1 coupon from 8/4 SS = .99

Lowes Foods

Bic Cristal pens, 10 count, $1 - $1 coupon from 8/4 SS = FREE!





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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 25, 2013

    Adding the OfficeMax deals now.

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar Aug 25, 2013

    I am in need of the index cards and the Avery dividers, so this works out :) Also, I'll stop by LF & pick up some more greeting cards at 75% off...