I hope everyone had a successful week of Back To School shopping. Personally, this was a crazy week and I missed a sale or two – sigh. Oh well, this week is looking good to make up for it.
A reminder that there’s a contest for goody bags filled with school supplies at the end of the post. This is round two for the contest. Congratulations to the first round of winners, Denise L. and Marjorie S.!!
The sales listed below are for SUNDAY JULY 22 – SATURDAY JULY 28. Happy Shopping 🙂
Entering for the first time this school supply season is Big Lots. Some GREAT deals here!!!
$0.39 – Lowest price on everything but the pencils this season.
Index cards – 100 ct.
Pencils – 8 ct.
2 pocket poly portfolio folders – no prongs are listed
Mechanical pencils – 6 ct.
Zipper pencil pouch
Erasers – 3 pk.
Smooth ball pens – 24 ct.
Hi-Liter – 4 pk.
Copy paper – 400 count
Thermos lunch kits
Travel mouse or travel cooling fan
8 GB SDHC flash drive or memory card
Multi-Compartment backpacks – licenses and styles vary
Student lap desk – colors vary
iHome 2.4 GHz mouse
iHome Full Size cooking fan
Angry Birds student lap desk
For anything that says “with card”, you need a CVS Extra Care Card. It’s free and you get rewards while shopping with it. You can get one in the store, at the register. You’ll get “money” back to spend at CVS. You can also get coupons by scanning your card at the red kiosk in the store.
One strategy I use with this is to do two transactions. Do one with anything that will get you ExtraBucks back. Then use those on the next transaction. That way, you don’t forget about them.
Kleenex tissues for 100 count regular or 70 count with lotion – limit 7. At this price, even if it’s not on the list, please donate a box or two to your child’s classroom. The classrooms no longer have tissues supplied by the school.
Buy One, Get One 50% Off – WITH CARD
Sharpie fine point markers – 8 ct.
All Bic pens, pencils, markers or wite-out
Scotch packaging tape or stationery masking tape
Crayola markers – 10 ct. colored pencils – 12 ct., or sidewalk chalk – 15 ct.
Select Caliber stationery items (excludes notebooks and pads)
Caliber 100% tree-free multi-purpose paper – 400 ct.
Backpacks and lunch carriers
$3.00 ExtraBucks Rewards with $15 purchase
Spend $15 on ANY Sharpie, Paper Mate Ink Joy or Expo items (excluding clearance items) and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards. You can combine this with the buy one get one 50% off sale on the Sharpies.
Mechanical pencils – 6 ct.
Office Depot is in on the act this week. They will also price match, but only name brand items and usually not the “extreme deals” such as the penny sales. But, it never hurts to ask!
Teachers, make sure you use your Star Teacher Card for purchases. Also, ask at the store about limits. I had one manager tell me that teachers had triple the limit at his store because he felt so bad for us.
Office Depot Brand acrylic ruler – limit 3
Office Depot brand protractor – limit 3
Wilson Jones 1″ Poly Binder – limit 3
Scholastic Glue Sticks – 4 pk. – limit 3
Bic Wite-Out correction tape – limit 3
Office Depot brand hole punch
Elmer’s washable school glue
Office Depot brand 12″ wooden ruler with metal edge
Really Useful boxes
Fiskars 7″ student scissors
Scotch reusable adhesive shapes – 18 ct.
Scotch magic tape in dispensers – 2 pk
3M Duct Tape
Locker Culture Locker Accessories
Magnetic pencil pouch
Wire mesh box
Double storage cup
Dry erase board
Office Depot brand school copy paper – white, green and blue only
Swingline SmartCut personal trimmer. This is regular priced $18.99. It’s handy to have around the house for that price and a great donation to a classroom for the teacher.
Scotch stiletto tape dispenser with magic tape
Post-It pop-up not dispenser – heart
Swingline 545 desk stapler combination pack with staplesa nd remover
Metal/Mesh storage bins
Office Depot brand colorful file totes
25% off Backpacks
The ad just says regular priced $12.99 – $92.99, but nothing more specific
40% off select writing and coloring
Ad only says Pens, Markers, Highlighters, Pencils and Crayons regular priced $4.19 – $19.99
It does picture a variety of items, but I don’t know if those are the items, or the only items, or what the story is. I would suggest asking when you get to the store.
Limits for teachers are double the limits stated.
#2 pencils – up to 20 free after $5 minimum purchase, before taxes, per household. These are in a bin and sold individually.
$0.01 – After $11.98 Rebate of MAXPERKS BONUS REWARDS – You can only spend this rebate in the store. – Limit 2
Avery 8160 White inkjet address labels
$1.00 – After $6.29 Rebate of MAXPERKS BONUS REWARDS – You can only spend this rebate in the store. – Limit 2
OfficeMax bright multiuse copy paper – 500 sheets
Schoolio 3×5 ruled or blank index cards – 100 pack
Sliding pencil box
Westcott 5″ junior blunt or pointed scissors
Really useful boxes
Laminate folders – 2 pocket with prongs – 4 pockets no prongs
OfficeMax poly notebooks – 70 ct.
Resealable sandwich bags – 35 ct, resealable gallon bags – 12 ct., paper lunch bags – 50 ct.
Quartet 8.5″ x 11″ dry erase boards
Elmers or Avery glue sticks – 3 pk. (terrible price on these)
Westcott KleenCut 8″ scissors
Select Scotch magic tape dispensers
Swingline tot stapler
Clorox Fresh Scent disinfecting wipes – 35 ct
Kleenex tissues – 2 pk
OfficeMax 5-subject notebook – 180 sheets
Avery 5724 white reinforcement labels – 160 ct. (didn’t know anyone used these anymore – interesting)
Two for $5.00
Ticonderoga pencils – 24 pack
All Prang art supplies
Schoolio 13 pocket expanding file
Two for $8.00
Select Post-It flags or Command hooks and hanging strips
Sandisk Cruzer 8GB Flash drive
Buy 2, Get 1 Free
All (In)Place heavy-duty view binders and binder accessories
All Sharpie and Expo markers and highlighters
All Crayola markers, colored pencils, crayons, paint and dry erase supplies
All Iris plastic storage
$5.00 off $25.00 Supply Purchase Coupon
This coupon is in the ad, on the front cover. You can also print the coupon on-line. Just go to the link above, click on the tab for the ad, click on the coupon and it will download to your desktop.
Just a reminder about their teacher program this year (and I’m sighing loudly as I type this). You can purchase 2 for $0.01 and 23 at regular price. You will get the purchase price of the 23 regularly priced items back in the form of Staples Rewards, that are only good to buy things at Staples. I would STRONGLY encourage you to e-mail Staples and voice your concerns about the program this year.
$0.01 – limit 2
Staples pink cap erasers
Staples ruled 3″ x 5″ white index cards – 100 pack
FREE after rebate
Zebra #2 0.7MM mechanical pencils – 10 pack – limit 1
Pentel RSVP ballpoint pens – fine – black – 5 pack – limit 1
$0.25 – limit 4
Staples stickies 1.2″ tape flags
$0.50 – limit 4
Sharpie accent tank highlighters – 5 pack
$1.00 – limit 4
Post-It die-cut notes – 2 pack
Avery glue sticks – 3 pack
Rose Art markers or paints
At-A-Glance dry erase calendar and note decal
Staples poly zipper envelope check size
Staples clipboard – 5.5″ x 9″
$1.00 after rebate – limit 2
Staples 8.5″ x 11″ multipurpose paper
$1.00 after rebate – limit 4
HP everyday 8.5″ x 11″ photo paper
Staples memo pad
Staples graph-ruled notebook
Westcott 7″ soft-handle scissors
Clorox disinfectant wipes – 35 ct.
Pentel finto! porous point extra fine pens
Staples filer paper – 100 sheets – limit 2
Staples Accel 1 subject poly cover notebook – 100 sheets
Expo dry-erase markers – fine tip – 4 pk
Sharpie twin tip permanent markers – ultra-fine/fine tips
Staples construction paper – 200 sheets
Color coded filler paper – 100 sheets – limit 2
Ticonderoga #2 pre-sharpened pencils – 18 pack
Bic mechanical pencils
Staples letter/legal size SureFIT blue storage boxes
Omnitech battery operated pencil sharpeners (I bought one of these last year and it worked for 5 minutes, if it was that long)
Zebra Z-Grip retractable ballpoint pens, medium, black and assorted – 24 pack
Target will also price match ads. You need to bring the ad and the purchase up to customer service to pay. If you have a Red Card, you get 5% off your purchase. You can get one that’s a debit card – acts exactly the same way your debit card does.
Pencil case or pouch
Ruled index cards – 100 ct
1 hole pencil sharpener
Pink erasers – 2 ct
Elmer’s school glue sticks – 6 ct
Bic mechanical pencils – 8 ct
Selected Mead folders, notebooks and composition books
Crayola colored pencils – 12 ct
Pencils – 24 ct
Drawing pad – 40 sheets
Construction paper – 96 sheets
Kid scissors – 2 pack
Reinforced filler paper – 100 ct
Up and Up sticky notes – 400 ct
Up and Up tape – 3 pk
Printer paper – 400 sheets
Notebook – 3 count
1.5″ binder with dividers, tabs and ruler
Embark jartop backpack with free lunch kit
$0.19 – with coupon in ad
Wexford highlighters – limit 6
$0.29 – with coupon in ad
Wexford or Penway erasers – 15 pack cap erasers, 2 pack pink erasers – limit 3
Wexford or Corner Office
5 tab divider
Sheet protectors – 10 ct
Sticky notes – 280 count
2 pocket portfolio
School glue – 4 oz
Jumbo glue stick (AMAZING deal!!!)
$0.69 – with coupon in ad
School supplies box – limit 3
Five for $1.00 – with coupon in ad
Wexford or Penway mini memo or composition book – 50 – 80 sheets – limit 10
Fiskars kid scissors – blunt or pointed
Wexford or Penway school supplies
Graph planning pad – 2 pack
3-subject composition book
Paper Mate pens – 4 pack profile
Paper Mate pens – 8 pack 300RT
Wexford pens or pencils
Retractable gel pens – 10 pk
Mechanical pencils – 30 pk
Buy One Get One Free
Avery, Oxford, Wexford or Acco binders
Urban Sport, Tech Gear, Anchorage or Licensed Backpacks