Back To School Shopping – Week Three – July 22 – July 28


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 🙂

Big Lots

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.

Composition books


2 pocket poly portfolio folders – no prongs are listed


Mechanical pencils – 6 ct.

Zipper pencil pouch

Fashion portfolio

Erasers – 3 pk.


Compass set

Fashion notebook

1″ binder

Smooth ball pens – 24 ct.

Hi-Liter – 4 pk.


Copy paper – 400 count

Student planner


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

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.

$0.10 each

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

Fashion clipboard

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.

Office Max

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

MasterLock padlock

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


Sharpie marker

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

5-subject notebooks

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


Just a reminder to click the link to enter my raffle. You could win a goody bag of school supplies. Just click the link below to enter. Good Luck!

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