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WRAL SmartShopper

Back-to-school deals 7/14!

Posted July 14, 2013

Here are the back-to-school deals for this week. You'll find plenty of great buys including a bunch of bargains that are a quarter or less!

If you still have a few weeks before school starts (some year round schools started back last week), take your time and stock up on the best deals each week. Hopefully, by the time school begins, you will have most of what you need for a fraction of the retail cost!


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


2 pocket paper folders with or without prongs, .15 each

1 Subject spiral notebooks, 70 sheets, .17

BIC cristal pens, 10 count, .97 - $1.50/2 HERE from their FB page = .22 each

.25 deals: PaperMate pink pearl eraser, pencil sharpener, Elmer’s washable glue stick, Crayola washable crayons 4 pack, PaperMate stick pens 4 pack

Dixon #2 pencils, 8 pack, .47

Crayola Crayons, 24 count, .50

Elmer’s glue sticks 2 count or school glue 4 oz, .50

2 pocket or 2pocket with prongs poly folder, .50 each

Poly spiral notebooks, 70 sheets, .67

Wilson Jones 5-tab insertable index tabs, 8-tab, .88

1” Economy binder, .92

Crayola colored pencils, 12 pack, Crayola markers 10 pack, .97

Neon #2 pencils, 12 pack, .97

Fiskars 5” scissors, $1.47

Crayola washable markers, 8 pack, $.1.97

Expo markers, 4 count, $2.50

Fashion zipper binders, $4.97



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

Staples school glue 4 oz, .25 , limit 2

Slider pencil case, .25, limit 2

Rose Art crayons, 24 pack, .25, limit 2

Staples memo pad with magnetic closure, 60 sheets, .25, limit 2

Staples multipurpose paper, 500 sheets, $6.99 - $5.99 Easy Rebate = $1 after rebate, limit 2

$1 deals: Staples fat spiral book 200 sheets, protractor or compass, Zebra mechanical pencils, dry erase board, Bic white out correction tape

$2 deals: Post it die cut notes, invisible tape 4 pack, Staples 3-hole binder punch, RoseArt classis washable markers 10 pack, Staples Hype pen style highlighters 6 pack, Staples 1-subject notebooks 100 sheets, Elmers glue sticks 4-pack

Office Max

Duracell AA and AAA batteries, 20 pack, $16.99 - $16.98 back in MaxPerks rewards – 1 cent after rewards, limit 2

Single wood #2 pencil, 1-cent, limit 20 with additional $5 purchase

Purell 1 oz, .10, limit 6

Schoolio 1 subject notebook, 70 sheets, .15, limit 10

OfficeMax 4 oz glue or glue sticks 4 pack, .25, limit 3

All Just Basics balloint pen, 10 pack, .25, limit 5

OfficeMax poly notebook, 70 sheets, $1.00

Schoolio 1’ or 1.5’ 3-ring poly binder, $1.00, limit 5

$1.00 deals: OfficeMax disappearing purple or white jumbo glue sticks 2 pack, Papermate pink pearl eraser 3 pack, Sharpie highlighters 4 pack, Crayola colored pencils 12 pack

OfficeMax paper, 500 sheets, $6.99 - $5.99 back in MaxPerks bonus rewards = $1.00 after rewards, limit 2

Sunday and Monday only: Crayola crayons, 24 pack, .50 each, limit 4 (Walamrt has them for .50 each all week)

Buy $75 in national brand ink and receive a $15 iTunes or Starbucks card as a thank you. Excludes Office Max ink and refills, limit 2

Office Depot

Select notebook filler paper, limit 3, .25

Pencil sharpeners, manual, .25, limit 3

50-cent deals: Crayola Crayons 24 count – limit 3, Foray single pens – limit 10, Office Depot brand flexible ruler 12” - limit 3


Oxford twin pocket portfolios, .15

Top Flight spiral notebooks, 70 sheets, .19 each, limit 10

Oxford index cards, 100 count, .45

Office Works, #2 pencils, 10 count, .50

OfficeWorks Kids scissors, 1 count, .69

Paper Mate pink pearl eraser, 1 count, .69

Top Flight filler paper, 150 count, .75

BIC crystal pens, 10 count, .89 - $1.50/2 HERE from their FB page = .28 for 2 packages

Top Flight boss notebook spiral, .99


.50 deals: Pencil sharpener, 2-count eraser, plastic folder, index cards, pencil box

Wooden pencils 24 count or mechanical pencils 8 count, $1.00

Lunchboxes, $3 - $9

Backpacks, various, $13 - $20

Printer paper, 500 sheets, $3.50



Wexford 2 pocket folder or mini highlighter, limit 16, 8 for $1.00 with in-ad coupon

Wexford pencils 8 pack, Penway crayons 24 pack, limit 6, .39 with in-ad coupon

Wexford 1 subject notebooks, limit 8, .49 with in-ad coupon

Wexford scissors 5 inch, Crayola posterboard, limit 6, .49 with in-ad coupon

Penway markers 10 pack or colored pencils, 12 pack, .99

Rite Aid

.79 deals:
Sharpie 2 pack
Scotch smart mailers
Scotch magic tape
Elmers school glue
Mead 60 count wireless notebooks
Mead composition book
Assorted fashion portfolios
Rite Aid school glue 8 oz
Rite Aid pencils 10 count

Assorted backpacks, BOGO


Pilot G2 pen 2 count, BOGO

Caliber 1 subject notebook 70 – 80 sheets, BOGO

Dollar General

2 for $1 deals: Imagine crayons 24 count, #2 yellow pencils 8 pack, BIC round stick pens 10 count, 1 subject notebooks, Post it notes



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  • wildfrenchrose Jul 15, 2013

    Anyone else having trouble finding the Bic coupon? Can someone tell me where to look? I see nothing about a coupon on their fb page, even after liking....

  • stephlw Jul 15, 2013

    FOR TEACHERS: Staples is doing the rewards deal again if you buy more of the deals. You pay full price now and then get it back in rewards. Office Depot is letting you get up to 4x the listed amount -- last year they let me get 25 at a time so am disappointed this has changed.

    BSW2MSW -- Crayola crayons were 25 cents last year at Toys R Us one week but I think it was in August . . . That was a great deal last year :) 50 cents isn't bad if your school starts soon. I bought one set and am hoping for the 25 cent deals ;)

  • BSW2MSW Jul 15, 2013

    NCEducator79-From what I understand, this year's tax free weekend should still exist, but it will likely be the last year. As a loyal bargain hunter, I always classified this weekend as my own "federal holiday." :) It is sad to see it go away especially now that I have my own kiddos that need school supplies!

    Is .50c the lower price for Crayola? I know I found them for .25c several years ago, but I believe they were on clearance at Target. I want to get a few additional boxes for home use and for our daughter's classroom, but I wanted to make sure I was getting the rock bottom lowest price! I don't like other crayons myself, so Crayola is the only way I will go! :)

  • nceducator79 Jul 15, 2013

    Thanks so much! One thing I've always noticed is that tax free weekend tends to up the prices of things, so you don't really save much money at all. I'd rather save 20% off something than 7% anyday. Does anyone know if they are still doing tax free weekend? I heard they might get rid of it this year.

  • grkmiley Jul 14, 2013

    Target also has Crayola 24ct crayons for 50 cents.