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Back-to-school deals 7/7: One cent deals!

Posted July 8, 2013


Here is the list for the first week of back-to-school deals for the 2013 season! There are some fun 1 cent deals and some other very good buys. The stores are starting off slow with their supply deals, but they will pick up in the coming weeks. Keep in mind that I do not list every product from the ads - only the better ones.

If you still have a few weeks before school starts (some year round schools start back on Monday), take your time and stock up on the best deals each week. Hopefully, by the time school starts, you will have most of what you need and you will have paid very little for them.


Staples cap erasers, 12 pack, 1 cent with $5 minimum purchase, limit 2

Staples ruled index cards, 100 pack, 1 cent with $5 minimum purchase, limit 2

Bic round stick ball point pens, 8 pack, 1 cent with $5 minimum purchase, limit 2

Staples multipurpose paper, 500 sheets, $6.99 - $6.98 in rewards = 1 cent after Staples rewards

Avery insertable dividers, 5 tab, .25, limit 2

Staples glue sticks, 4 pack, $1

Bic matic grip mechanical pencils, $1

Writing pad, 5 x 8 , $1

Staples pencil box, $1

Westcott 5” scissors, 2 pack, $1

Staples pink wedge erasers, 3 pack, $2.00

Mini stapler, $2

Simply View 1” binder, $2

Crayola washable markers, crayons and paints, various, $2.00

Battery operated pencil sharpener, $5

Backpacks, 25 – 50% off

Back to School Savings pass: Buy a pass for $10 and save 15% on binders, notebooks, backpacks and more through 9/21/13.



Coupon in ad: Save $5 when you buy $25 worth of office and school supplies

Schoolio paper folders, 1 cent each for the first 10 after $5 minimum purchase

OfficeMax white glue, 4 oz, 1 cent for the first 2 after $5 minimum purchase

OfficeMax solid color composition books, .50 each for first 5 then $1 each

Schoolio & Office Max 3 ring binders, various, and notebooks $1.00

Schoolio colored pencils, 12 pack, $1.00

$1 deals with in-ad coupons: Paper mate clearpoint mechanical pencil starter sets, Expo chisel tip dry erase marker 4 pack, Sharpie black marker 12 pack

$1 deals: 1 subject notebooks, scissors, glue sticks 4 pack

$2 deals: 3 subject notebooks, dry erase board

$3 deals: 5 subject notebooks, stapler

OfficeMax 14-month deskpad calendar, $8.99 - $8.98 back in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards = 1 cent after rewards

OfficeMax multipurpose paper, 500 sheets, $6.99 = $6.98 MaxPerks Bonus Rewards = 1 cent after rewards

Boise X-9 multipurpose paper, 10 ream case, $43.99 - $34 back in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards = $9.99

Ink refills for inkjet printer cartridges: $10 for black in and $15 for color

FREE tote bag when you buy $15 or more in select Post it or Scotch products and print out the coupon from the online ad or show it on your mobile device


Dollar General (the in-store ad indicates that these deals are valid through July 27)

50 cent deals: iMagine Pencil Sharpener, Crayons 24 ct., School Glue 4 oz. or #2 Yellow Pencils 8 ct.

$1.00 deals: iMagine Solid or Fashion Pencils 8 ct., Pens 4 ct., Coloring Pencils 12 ct., Mechanical Pencils 7 ct., Glue Sticks 3 ct., SuperTip Markers 12 ct., Book Cover, Glitter Glue 6 ct. or Pencil Pouch

$1.00 deals: DG Office Gel Pens Red or Black 2 ct., Stick Pens Black 10 ct., Rubber Bands, Lined Sticky Notes, Mini Stapler with Staples, Sheet Protectors, Steno Pad, Magnifying Glass, Fashion Barrel Stick Pens 10 ct., Lead Refill .7 mm or Jumbo Permanent Markers Black

$1.00 deals: Sharpie Ultra Fine Black or Fine Assorted colors, Post-it Notes 3 in. x 3 in. 4 pk., Elmer’s Large Glue Stick 4 oz. or Sharpie Jumbo Highlighter

$1.00 deals: Children’s Learning Activity, Workbook, Flashcards or Coloring Book

DG 2 subject notebook, $1.50

DG 3 subject notebook, $2.00


Crayola markers 10 count or colored pencils 12 count, .99

Sharpie markers, 10 count, $5


Top Flight spiral notebooks, .19, limit 10

Oxford index cards, 100 count, .45

Office Works pink eraser, 1 count, .50

Kid scissors, .99

Crayola Classic markers, 10 count, $1.50

Crayola colored pencils, 12 count, $1.50

Office Depot

Five Star poly clearview folder, $1.00

50% off a number of supplies including select markers, scissors, stapler


Wexford index cards 70 – 10 pack, memo books 50 or 80 sheets, 3 for $1

Wexford scissors, .99

Backpacks or bags, reg $14.99 - $19.99, BOGO

Gift card Promotion: Buy any 2 GAP brands or Apple iTunes $25 gift cards and get a free $10 Walgreens gift card. Limit 2 per person.


Rite Aid

29 cent deals: various posterboard, thumbtacks, erasers, index cards, Playskkool 4 oz glue and 24 coutn crayons, pencils sharpeners, crayon sharpeners


Walmart, CVS: didn’t see any school supply deals in the ads this week


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  • nikkiktaylor Jul 11, 2013

    ashleighlucio - Thank You!

  • ashleighlucio Jul 9, 2013

    If you go online to Officemax and print out the coupon for $1 for 4 EXPO markers, they will extend it for 10 packs. I just got 10 packs for $10 today and they said come back tomorrow for another 10 packs. So that's 80 markers for $20. I'm guessing they would do the same for the Sharpies. I bought that many since I have individual whiteboards I will use in class for some class activities but it's a good way to stock up if you need EXPO markers!

  • nikkiktaylor Jul 8, 2013

    Question: I don't get the OfficeMax ad in my newspaper, is there another to get one that has the coupons? The in store ads don't have the coupons.
    Also Toys R Us has the B1G2 Free on Crayola and it makes their 24 box of crayons $0.43 a piece wyb 3

  • grkmiley Jul 8, 2013

    I'm waiting for the zippered 3-ring binders to go on sale - I need a new coupon organizer. Thankfully, color isn't important to me

  • rohu Jul 8, 2013

    Target is selling 3 ring binders right now for $3.50 and each binder contains additional Target-brand coupons ($5.00 worth) for school supplies. I was only buying the notebooks so I'm not sure if you could take them out at the checkout to use on other school supplies being purchased.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 8, 2013

    Just added Dollar General deals to the list.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 8, 2013

    Thanks, nbm2!

  • nbm2 Jul 7, 2013

    Staples-not advertised: 24 Crayola crayons $ .50. Cary Kildare Farm Rd Store Sunday.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 7, 2013

    OfficeMax deals are now added. :-)

  • stephlw Jul 7, 2013

    FYI -- the best thing is to buy the paper that is 1 cent after rewards and buy all the 1 cent items as well. Then you only end up paying tax plus the 1 cent for each item because you get the rest back :)

    Forgot the Office Max rewards -- they have some great ones this week!
    Composition books 50 cents
    Poly folders -- $1 -- better deal at Target
    Ream of paper -- 1 cent after rewards ** MUST USE REWARDS CARD**
    Paper folders & school glue -- 1 cent with $5 purchase
    Glue sticks, scissors, & store brand sticky notes $1 Expo markers $1 WITH COUPON FROM PAPER Sharpies $1 WITH COUPON FREE totebag with $15 purchase with coupon