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The Summer Of Sara…Part One

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Last year, after a VERY long school year, I declared my break The Summer of Sara. While this sounds egotistical on its face, it’s a take off on a Seinfeld episode, The Summer of George. However, as the saying goes, you plan, G-d laughs. The summer started out pretty good: I took a staycation with my best friend in July. Upon returning from this trip, Toby told me he had been laid off. The Summer Of Sara turned into the Summer of Shopping at Aldi and Clipping Extra Coupons. Toby and I got to spend time together, but it wasn’t exactly relaxing and rejuvenating. He ended up with the perfect job as Manager of PR, Social Media and Community Events at Truly Nolen. He TRULY couldn’t be happier. (See what I did there? 😉 )

Gabby, our niece, was born in July. I returned to work the following school year in a new position, as technology special teacher. Toby started his new job. Riley was a younger in a new multiage class. Bailey entered middle school as a 6th grader (why won’t they stop growing up?!?!?!) Life plodded along and was good.

The school year ended and summer began. This year, I wasn’t jinxing anything. I had some plans in the works, but was cautiously optimistic. What ensued was the most AMAZING summer ever, but what made it amazing were the connections that were created or strengthened.

Let’s start with June. Summer began with dental surgery. I’ll spare you the gory details but I HATE the dentist and this wasn’t exactly a promising start to my summer. Surprisingly, the surgery and recovery was much easier than I expected. I had a MUCH better dentist than I shared in the link, lol. Things were looking up.

 

Our first trip was to Orlando, where Toby had to work the Mascot Games. Perfect! Time together, time on my own, all in time for our anniversary.

Before we got to the games, we had to stop at Truly Nolen to pick up the tickets.

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On the way there, traffic was a bit backed up. Turns out, the Presidential Motorcade was on its way to meet with the families of the Pulse tragedy. We didn’t get stuck in traffic and got to see the motorcade! #ThanksObama

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This is most likely the closest I will ever to be to a sitting President #LameClaimToFame

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For dinner that evening, we dined with the people the Mascot Games benefits. They were inspiring! New Hope for Kids, the charity the Mascot Games benefits, is similar to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Friday, I had the day to myself. One perk of being a teacher is free admission into Sea World. I love roller coasters and Mako was open! Score! Off to Sea World I went. There was a line to get back to Mako, but no worries, I had all day. Two hours later, the ride was still broken…

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Being that it was starting to rain, I headed out of the park. Remember that dental surgery I mentioned? Well, that came with instructions for no exercise for a week. I found out why when I ran to the car to beat the rain. While my mouth was throbbing, I did mostly beat the rain and was still thrilled that I COULD run most of the way.

Making lemonade from lemons, I headed over to The Pointe Orlando for some shopping.

 

To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we went to dinner at Artist Point, reliving some of our Disney honeymoon.

From there we headed over to Winter Summerland Mini Golf. This is the BEST mini golf ANYWHERE. If you haven’t gone, GO!

Next stop, Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney. We had a beverage at The Boathouse. We have eaten there before and I HIGHLY recommend the filet sliders. And if you have a little extra cash you don’t know what to do with, you can drive a boat in the lake that’s also a car!!! #BucketList

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On Saturday, Toby had to work, so my sister Dori came in with Gabby to take advantage of the hotel pool. This girlie loves the water just like her cousins. From there, we hit the mall and shopped til we dropped!

Saturday night we went to see Central Intelligence at AMC Disney Springs Fork and Screen. I thought the movie was great, but the The Rock could pretty much read the phone book and I’d watch it, lol.

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After the movie, we went to Howl at the Moon to see our friend Ken play and met up with our friends Scott and Ellen. Us old folk actually went out for dessert after that too and we were out until after 1:00 AM!!!! That’s quite a feat these days, lol.

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Sunday was Father’s Day and we headed back home to Frick and Frack.

And so began the REAL Summer of Sara. Stay tuned, more to come…

Hidden Jewel in Florida

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Last week, I was fortunate to participate in the #LBTSHotelTour (Lauderdale By The Sea Hotel Tour), sponsored by Mugsy PR. While I have lived in Florida most of my life, I had no clue these gorgeous hotels existed! While at first glance, many aren’t much to look at from the outside, but they are all fully renovated inside. The rooms are comfortable and modern and each hotel has its own special charm.

We started the evening at the Driftwood Beach Club. We were greeted with snacks and champagne sponsored by Sea Watch. Our tour guide for the evening, Christine Ferris of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Food Tours and Pompano Beach Food Tours explained our evening was going to work. We were walking or riding on the Sun Trolley to 10 different hotels, each one a Silver Starfish Preferred Hotel.

At the Driftwood, you can enjoy a pool with the only diving board in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, beautiful rooms, shuffleboard, and the surf and sun of the beach.

 

Our next stop was High Noon Beach Resort. Our stop started with the owners telling us about the origins of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. This hotel has been here before there was a bridge at Commercial Blvd. and the owners were the first to drive over the bridge when it was built! The rooms have balconies in front where you can relax and enjoy the amazing view of the beach.

Next up, Tides Inn. When you enter the courtyard, you are greeted by Escalero Roja, The Red Staircase. This interesting piece of artwork is a sight to see. And you can enjoy it while you are on the ellipticals in the courtyard. Given all the good food around, these will come in handy! And working out with a view of the ocean can’t be beat! I wish I had a bit more time to work off the delicious chocolate covered strawberries from Jan’s Homemade Candies.

 

Have a fur baby you don’t want to leave behind? The Beachside Village Resort is the hotel for you! It’s the only hotel in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea where you can vacation with your pets. Are you a Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins or Celtics fan? The owners, originally from New England, host viewing parties for the games, as well as bus trips to the games when their teams are in town. Hotel guests are treated to a delicious BVR punch poolside, as well as first come, first serve cabanas.

 

Our next stop we were transported to the Southwest at the Blue Seas Courtyard. This hotel is appointed with eclectic Mexican and Southwestern artwork. The rooms are kitchy and interesting. The pool has a beautiful Mexican tile Art Gallery. I am partial to all the froggy artwork, as my children were both Froggy Friends when they were in school.

 

Ocean Reverie is known for his winding, mid-century staircase that lets guests make a grand entrance into the pool area. Old school art deco décor meets modern convenience with flat panel tvs and wireless internet in all the one bedroom apartments. Great place for a quick getaway or a longer stay with full kitchens.

 

Known for their orange pool furniture, the Sea Cliff Motel was a treat. Also a motel with one bedroom apartments, every room has a view of the pool or the ocean. Need to have a working vacation? Wifi is available throughout the property. Working isn’t so bad doing it poolside. And be sure to check out their herb garden!

 

This hotel is the one I’m hoping to stay at next summer. A bunch of friends from high school and I get together once a year for our own reunion. This year, the plan is a beach vacation. Sunny Shores’ four bedroom apartment will be perfect for this! The apartment sleeps 10 and has a huge private balcony. With another room or two, we will all be able to stay close to each other and save some money by utilizing the full kitchen to prepare meals.

 

The Sea Spray and Santa Barbara are sister hotels that share a pool. Once again, one bedroom apartments make for a comfortable stay. The Sea Spray is owned by Canadians Serge and Josie. Josie has vacationed here since she was three years old! Santa Barbara guests get to take home a stuffed teddy bear with a tag asking for a Trip Advisor review. What a great souvenir of your vacation!

 

Our final hotel stop was the Windjammer Resort. They are known for their webcam, so if you need a beach fix, check it out. When you arrive at the hotel, you are greeted by a beautiful mural painted by an employee of the hotel. The rooms are comfortable and stocked with a goodie basket for you to enjoy. There are two pools to relax by, as well as the beautiful beach.

 

We boarded the Sun Trolley one last time and headed to Coast Boutique. This shop has a little bit of everything, art work, jewelry, soaps and lotions, sculptures, photographs all by local artists. On Wednesdays, they host a wine and cheese event with live music and a featured artist. For our event, Aruba’s Beach Café provided margaritas and sandwiches.

 

On our tour, we had our very own paparazzi with A Wedding For You photographing us. Christopher’s Garden of Love Florist provided gorgeous arrangements for the participating hotels.

Florida has so many wonderful beaches and hidden jewels. Those of us in South Florida are lucky to have this in our backyard. So if you’re looking for a staycation or a getaway from the cold, you can’t go wrong with Lauderdale-by-the-Sea!

Back To School – Week 6

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Things are winding down with the sales. There will probably be some sales next week, as our friends up North don’t go back until after Labor Day, but that’s about it.

Also, a reminder that there’s a contest for goody bags filled with school supplies at the end of the post.

The sales listed below are for SUNDAY AUGUST 12 – SATURDAY AUGUST 18. Happy Shopping :-)

Big Lots

$0.39

Index cards – 100 ct.

Pencils – 8 ct.

Rulers

$0.49

Stretch  book cover

1″ poly binder

2 pocket poly portfolio

$1.00

Fashion portfolio

Glitter ruler

$2.00

Hi-Liter – 4 pk.

Black gel pens – 2 pk.

Fashion spiral notebook

$3.00

Copy paper – 400 ct.

Student planer

Post-It note cube

Gel pens – 6 ct.

$5.00

Ear buds

$6.88

SanDisk 8GB flash drive

Index cards – 100 ct.

CVS

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.

The deals are so-so this week

$1.00 – WITH CARD

Elmer’s glue

Select Caliber stationary items.

$2.99 – WITH CARD

Bic Velocity bold

SoftFreel pens – 4-5 ct.

Mechanical pencils – 10 ct.

Pilot B2P or G2 pens – 2 pk.

$3.99 – WITH CARD

Caliber 100% tree-free multipurpose paper – 400 ct.

$4.99 – WITH CARD

Any Avery or Wilson Jones binder

Spend $15, get $3 in ExtraBucks Rewards – Limit 5

Spend $15 on ANY Crayola (excluding clearance items) and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards. (These are Buy One Get One 50% Off)

Spend $15 on Five Star 1, 2, 3 or 5 subject notebooks (excluding clearance items) and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards. (These are Buy One Get One 50% Off)

Spend $15 on ANY Paper Mate Ink Joy or Expo items (excluding clearance items) and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards. (These $1.99)

Spend $15 on Sharpie markers 8 ct. and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards. (These are $5.99)

Spend $15 on Expo dry erase kit and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards.

$14.99 – WITH CARD

Laptop desk or wooden storage organizer

$15.99 – WITH CARD

HP black ink #21, 60, 74, 92 or 901

Buy One, Get One 50% Off

All Post-It items

All Scotch tape items

Office Depot

Office Depot 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. Our limit this year is 30!!! Office Depot wins the award for best deals for teachers this school supply “season”.

$0.01 each

Office Depot Brand vinyl storage pouch – limit 3

Office Depot Brand acryllic 12″ ruler – limit 3

Office Depot Brand 1 subject spiral notebooks – limit 3

$0.50 each

Personal Care soft and silky pocketpaks – 3 pk.

Office Depot Brand low-odor dry erase markers– 2 pk – limit 3

Office Depot Brand beveled erasers – 3 pk. – limit 3

Scholastic glue sticks – 0.32 oz  – 4 pk. – limit 3

Foray rollerball and porous point single pens – limit 3

$1.00 each

Office Depot Brand mechanical pencils with comfort grip – 12 pk.

1″ vinyl binders

Post-It 3″ x 3″ super sticky die cut notes

Assorted manual sharpeners

Color rubber bands

Mini metal storage bin

Fiskars 5″ scissors, blunt or pointed tip – 2 pk

Office Depot Brand reinforcement labels – 200 pk.

Foray liquid highlighters – 5 pk.

Paper Mate pink pearl erasers – 3 pk.

Kleenex splash n go moist wipes

Liquid Ppaer smooth-coverage correction fluid

$2.00 each

Office Depot Brand jumbo correction tape – 2 pk.

Office Depot Brand paper clips – 5 pk.

Office Depot Brand stainless steel 12″ ruler

Fiskars 7″ student scissors

Pentel RSVP ballpoint pens – 5 pk.

Post-It super sticky removable label pads

Paper Mate profile retractable ballpoint pens – 4 pk.

3M Command damage free wire hooks – 3 pk.

Paper Mate ballpoint stick pens – 36 pk.

Scotch magic tape with donut dispenser

$3.00 each

Pilot B2P retractable ballpoint pens – 5 pk

Crayola crayons – 64 ct.

Office Depot Brand stand up full-strip stapler

Post-It fashion labels

Binder Atlas

Post-It flag plus highlighters – 2 pk.

Sharpie permanent fine point markers – 5 pk.

Paper Mate clearpoint mechanical pencil starter set – 2 pk.

Office Depot Brand school copy paper – white, blue or green – 400 ct.

Five Star XL reinforced filer paper

PaperPro nano mini stapler

$4.00 each

uni-Ball 207 retractable gel pens – 4 pk.

Paper Mate flair pens – 4 pk.

Office Depot Brand heavyweight sheet protectors – 25 pk.

Office Depot Brand double pocket dividers with insertable tabs

Scotch double-stick tape – 2 pk.

Energizer basic charger

Office Depot Brand self-stick pop-up notes – 12 pk.

Art Street construction paper – 300 pk.

$4.99 each

Emtect 8GB USB drives

$5.00 each

PaperPro compact desktop stapler

Post-It apple pop-up note dispenser

Foray battery operated pencil sharpener

World Wall stickers – 2 pk.

Office Depot Brand perforated writing pads – 12 pk.

Expo vis-a-vis markers – 8 pk.

Mr. sketch Markers – 12 pk (SMELLY MARKERS ARE ON SALE!!!!)

$7.99 each

Emtect 16GB USB drives

Altiva 4GB fashion USB drives

Emtect 4GB animal flash drives

Lexar 4GB SB drives – 2 pk.

$9.99 each

SanDisk Cruzer 16 GB USB flash drive

$14.99 each

Emtect 32GB USB drives

Buy One, Get One Free

Paper Mate InkJoy Pens

25% off

Select backpacks – excludes computer backpacks

Purell hand sanitizer – 8 oz + 4 oz bonus pump bottle

Kleenex tissues – 2 pk.

Lysol sanitizing wipes

All Swingline trimmers

Office Depot Brand self-inking teacher stamp kit

GBC creative laminator

ALL Caron-Dellosa

Office Max

Limits for teachers are double the limits stated.

20% off

There’s a bag in the newspaper. Whatever you fit in the bag is 20% off. In addition, all case paper, printer accessories, storage, furniture, chairs and select OfficeMax ImPress print services.

If you don’t need to shop, fill the bag with stuff to shred and get 20% off shredding services.

Don’t need that either? The bag is great for collecting recycling around the house 🙂

Buy One Get One Free – PLUS 20% off!

All Paper Mate InkJoy pens

Scotch magic tape in dispenser

Post-It 2×2 note cubes

Staples

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.

On a side note, all the limits that have been 4 all “season” are now 2. Ugh! A reminder that Walmart, Target and Office Depot all price match for anything that’s not Staples brand name.

Free – After Rebate – limit 1

Zebra z-grip retractable ballpoint pens, med, black – 5 pk.

$1.00 – After Rebate

HammerMill 8.5″ x 11″ multipurpose paper – 500 sheets – limit 2

HP photo plus 4″ x 6″ paper – gloss – 60 sheets

$0.10 – limit 2

Staples composition books – 100 sheets

$0.25 – limit 2

Staples pencils – 8 pk.

$0.50 – limit 2

Staples slider pencil case – assorted colors

Staples dual-size pencil sharpener

Lucky 2 oz. hand sanitizer – 2 pk.

$1.00 – limit 2

Staples retractable ballpoint pens, med. black – 4 pk

Paper clip ball – 175 ct.

RoseArt colored pencils – 15 ct.

Staedtler compass

Staedtler protractor

Scotch magic tape in gem dispenser

Staples fat book 5.5″ x 4.25″notebook  – 140 sheets

Writing pad 5′ x 8″

Mini writing pads – 3.5″ x 5.25″ – 3 pk

Pilot FriXion highlighters – 3 pk

$2.00 – limit 2

Expo dry-erase markers – 4 pk.

Ticonderoga value pack – 15 pk.

Staples 5″ scissors

Staples 3″ x 5″ memo books – 75 sheets – 5 k.

Scotch shipping tape with dispenser

Staples mini hole punch

Oops retractable correction tape – 2 pk.

Energize-X mechanical pencils – 3 pk.

Purell original – 8 oz.

All Crayola washable art supplies

$3.00

Crayola dry erase markers or crayons

Pilot B2P retractable ballpoint pens – med. – 5 pk.

Post-It flags or filing tabs

Studio C by Carolina pad 1 subject notebook or composition book

Staples CD/DVD envelops – white – 50 pk

$5.00

Staples 2013 academic monthly desk pad

Bic BU3 retractable ballpoint pens – 18 pk

$6.00

Bounty Basic paper towels – 8 pk.

Staples letter/legal file box with hinged lid

Sharpie permanent markers – 12 pk.

Sharpie stained fabric markers – 8 pk.

30% off

All Pilot G2 writing instruments

Buy One Get One Free

all Trend, Spectrum and Carson-Dellosa educational products

Target

Target will also price match ads. You need to bring the ad and the purchase up to customer service to pay and the item has to exactly match the picture. 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.

$0.50

Mead 4-pocket portfolio

$2.00

1″ Avery clear-cover 3 ring binder

Elmer’s glue sticks – 3 pk.

$2.50

Expo dry-erase markers – 4 ct.

Scotch magic tape with free double sided tape – 3 pk.

$3.00

Pilot G2 – 3 pk.

Mead primary composition books

Two-sided dry erase boards

$3.50

Sharpie felt tip pens – 3 ct.

$4.00

Mead Five Star expanding backpack file with 5 removable pockets.

Mead Five Star 1-subjecct Advance notebook

Mead Five Star 6-pocket expanding file

Post-it note cube

$4.99

Crayola supertips markers – 50 ct.

Crayola colored pencils – 50 ct.

$7.00

Mead 12 month planner

$6.00

Lexar 8GB USB drive

$12.00

Licensed lunch gear

$34.99

Shaun White backpack

Walgreens

$0.09

Wexford 2 pocket folder

$0.19 – with coupon – limit 6

Wexford hghlighter

$0.39 – with coupon – limit 3

Wexford pencil sharpener

$0.39

Wexford pencils – 8 pk.

$0.49 – with coupon – limit 3

Wexford glue sticks – 3 pk.

$0.79 – with coupon – limit 3

Paper Mate profile retractable pen – 12 pk.

$0.69

Plastic supplies box

Penway colored pencils – 12 pk.

$0.99

Wexford 5 tab dividers with pockets

Liquid paper correction fluid or pen

Crayola crayons – 24 ct.

Crayola markers – 10 pk.

Wexford 3-subject notebook

Kleenex tissues 24, 70 or 100 sheets

$1.99

Crayola colored pencils – 24 pk.

2 for $4.00

Book covers

$2.99

Wexford 12 pocket expandable file

Planahead planner

Sheet protectors – 50 pk.

By subject 7 pocket expandable file

Buy One Get One Free

Notebooks, portfolios and binders – selected varieties

Mead portfolio or notebook

High Trails, Global Design or Trailmaker backpacks or book totes

Walmart

$0.17

1-subject notebooks – 70 sheets

$0.82

Filler Ppaer – 150 sheets

$0.94

Paper Mate ballpoint pens – 10 pk.

$1.00

Post-It super sticky notes 3″ x 3″

Scotch transparent tape – 2 pk.

$1.67

Cra-Z-Art crayons – 64 ct.

$1.94

Avery 1″ durable binder

$2.47

Avery 1″ durable binder with clear cover

$2.88

B2P Gel Rollers – 2 pk.

 

CONTEST

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Back To School Shopping – Week Five

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Well, my plan was to have the blog up and running for you on Sunday for the last day of the Tax-Free holiday. But, I took my son’s lovely PC with me on this trip. Apparently, Windows Vista is no longer supported and I couldn’t update anything. So, no internet for me other than the phone and iPad, which are impossible to blog on for me. The best laid plans….So, here are the deals for the week, a day or two late, but better than never….

Also, a reminder that there’s a contest for goody bags filled with school supplies at the end of the post.

The sales listed below are for SUNDAY AUGUST 5 – SATURDAY AUGUST 11. Happy Shopping 🙂

CVS

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.

The deals are so-so this week

$1.00 – WITH CARD

Select Caliber stationary items.

Buy one, get one 50% off – WITH CARD

SanDisk 4GB movile microSDHC card with adapter or 4GB SDHC memory card

Spend $15, get $3 in ExtraBucks Rewards – Limit 5

Spend $15 on ANY Crayola (excluding clearance items) and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards.

Spend $15 on Five Star 1, 2, 3 or 5 subject notebooks (excluding clearance items) and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards.

Spend $15 on ANY Paper Mate Ink Joy or Expo items (excluding clearance items) and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards.

$20.99 – WITH CARD

HP ink #02, 22, 27, 60 or 75

Buy One, Get One 50% Off

Pilot G2 pens – 2 or 5 pk

Post-It flags or note pads

Scotch lint roller, mailing/packing tape or supplies, excluding banner

Command products

Elmer’s glue sticks

All Caliber locks

All Philips small electronic products

Office Depot

Office Depot 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. Our limit this year is 30!!! Office Depot wins the award for best deals for teachers this school supply “season”.

$0.01 each

Office Depot Brand school glue – 4 oz. – limit 3

$0.25 each

Office Depot Brand filer paper – 150 pk – limit 3

Office Depot Brand beveled erasers – 3 pk. – limit 3

tug 2-hole manual pencil sharpeners – limit 3

Office Depot Brand book covers 616-545, 503-905 – limit 3

$1.00 each

Office Depot Brand flexible rulers (please keep these home – they are fun but not great for measuring 🙂

Food storage bags

Innovative storage designs plastic card files

Mini metal storage bin

Fiskars 5″ scissors, blunt or pointed tip – 2 pk

Office Depot Brand fashion composition books

Sharpie accent highlighters – 2 pk

Mini metal storage bins

Office Depot Brand staple remover

Office Depot Brand correction tape – 2 pk.

$2.00 each

Office Depot Brand book covers – 616-580

Really Useful boxes 0.55L

Elmer’s X-Treme glue stick

Pencil pouch

Paper Mate Sharpwriter pencils – 12 pk.

Command damage free picture hanging strips – 6 pk.

Paper Mate ballpoint stick pens – 36 pk.

Scotch moving and shipping tape

$3.00 each

Scotch magic tape in dispensers – 2 pk

Expo  dry-erase markers – 4 pk.

Office Depot Brand stand up full-strip stapler

Post-It flags – 5 pk.

Scotch duct tape

Locker Culture wire locker mirror

Personal Care baby wipe

Office Depot Brand colored edge sheet protectors – 25 pk.

Foray mechanical pencils – 20 pk

Made In The USA pencils – 24 pk

$4.00 each

TOPS docket perf-top junior writing pads – 3 pk

Swingline SmartCut personal trimmer

Sharpie gel highlighters – 4 pk.

Foray sharpeners

Quartet slimline dry erase board – magnetic

$5.00 each

Magnetic fashion dry-erase board

Post-It super sticky notes – 5 pk.

Foray liquid ink highlighters – 12 ok.

Mesh storage bin

Foray gel ink retractable roller pens – 20 pk.

$7.99 each

Lexar 8GB S73 USB drives

$9.99 each

SanDisk Cruzer 16 GB USB flash drive

Buy One, Get One 50% off

Office Depot  Brand stackable totes and 10-pack banker boxes

25% off

All backpacks – excludes computer backpacks

Select Vaultz, plastic and storage

50% off

Crayola dry erase products

Buy One Get One Free

ALL Sharpie permanent markers multi packs

Office Max

Limits for teachers are double the limits stated.

FREE – limit5 of each with a $5 min. purchase

Composition books

$0.05

OfficeMax ball bearing compass- limit 3

6″ plastic protractor – limit 3

All Schoolio 2-pocket folders – with or without prongs – limit 10

$0.25

Just Basics pink erasers – 5 pk – limit 2

All Schoolio washable and classic markers – 8 & 10 pk – limit 2

$0.75 each

Paper Mate Write Bros. 0.7 mm or 0.9 mm mechanical pencils – 10 pk – limit 3

$1.00 each

Schoolio 3″ x 5″ ruled or blank index cards – 100 pk

OfficeMax 2-pocket with fasteners or 4 pocket laminate folders

OfficeMax poly notebooks – 70 sheets

Bounty Basic single-roll paper towels – 52 sheets

$2.00 each

Schoolio clip tub with 250 paper clips, 150 pushpins, 25 binder clips

Westcott 5″ pointed or blunt scissors

Scotch 2 oz. removable adhesive putty

OfficeMax 3-subject college or wide rule notebook – 120 sheets

Quartet 8.5″ x 11″ dry erase board

Two for $3.00

OfficeMax 1-subject college or wide rule notebook – 100 sheets

OfficeMax clear plastic pencil boxes

$3.00 each

Crystal Geyser 16.9 natural alpine spring water – 24 pk.

Kleenex tissues – 2 pk

Purell 12 oz.

$4.00 each

Select Command hooks and hanging strips

$5.00 each

Schoolio 13-pocket expanding file

Buy 2, Get 1 Free

All Avery mailing or shipping labels and small-business marketing labels

All regularly priced Post-It flags, notes, tabs and dispensers

All locker accessories

All Crayola markers, colored pencils, crayons, paint and dry erase supplies

Select Elmers and Avery glue sticks

All Bankers Box, Iris or Really Useful Storage boxes

All (In)Place Heavy-Duty binders

Buy 2, Get 2 Free

All Uni-Ball and Bic writing supplies

All Sharpie pens, markers and highlighters

OfficeMax blue or black dry erase markers – 12 pk.

OfficeMax dry erase eraser

OfficeMax dry erase organizer kit

Buy 3, Get 1 Free

All OfficeMax durable binders

These prices are only good with the coupon in the ad. Bring the ad from your newspaper – most of the ads in the store don’t have the coupons

$0.50 each

Paper Mate black pearl erasers – 2 pk. – limit 3

Paper Mate white pearl erasers – 3 pk. – limit 3

$1.00 each

Avery 5-tab ready index reference dividers – limit 3

Quartet EnduraGlide black or assorted dry erase markers – 4 pk – limit 3

Sharpie Accent assorted liquid pen-style highlighters – 5 pk – limit 1

$2.00 each

Just Basics yellow #2 pencils – 72 pk. – limit 2

OfficeMax 1 subject poly notebook – limit 2

SAVE $3.00

Select OfficeMax color, inkjet and laser paper reams – limit 2

$6.00 each

Swingline 545 stapler value pack – limit 2

Staples

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.

On a side note, all the limits that have been 4 all “season” are now 2. Ugh! A reminder that Walmart, Target and Office Depot all price match for anything that’s not Staples brand name.

Free – After Rebate – limit 1

Post-It 2″ x 3″ multi use labels, assorted colors

$1.00 – After Rebate

HammerMill 8.5″ x 11″ multipurpose paper – 500 sheets – limit 2

Staples photo plus 4″ x 6″ paper – gloss – 60 sheets

$0.01 – limit 2

Staples filer paper – 120 pk

$0.25 – limit 2

Bic Velocity retractable gel pens, black – 4 pk.

Pentel Hi-Polymer white block erasers – 3 pk (these are the BEST erasers!)

Staples mini composition books – 2 pk

$0.50 – limit 2

Staples translucent pencil box – assorted colors

Bic wite-out correction fluid

$1.00 – limit 2

Bic great erase dry-erase markers

Sharpie permanent markers – fine

Staples glue stucks – 4 pk

Staples notebook with elastic closure 3″ x 5″ – 80 sheets

Westcott 5″ scissors – 2 pk

Softsoap handsoap with aloe – 7.5 oz

Staples 3.25″ x 4.25″notebook  – 140 sheets

Staples 3.5″ x 5.25″ index card case, solid colors and designs

Staples 3-hole binder punch

Staples mini stapler

Pilot FriXion highlighters – 3 pk

$2.00 – limit 2

Staples Postscript mechanical pencils – 12 pk

Staedtler xcellence math set – 10 pieces

Staples side-bound journal with pen, 4″ x 6″ – 80 sheets

Staedtler mars plastic erasers – 4 pk.

Staples binder clips – assorted colors – 30 pk

$3.00

MasterLock padlock

Zebra Z-Mulsion EX retractable pens – 4 pk

Expo 8.9″ x 11.8″  dry-erase learning board with marker, plain and ruled sides

Kleenex facial tissues – 2 pk.

Pentel Finito! extra-fine porous point pens

$5.00

Quartet 8.5″ x 11″ magnetic dry-erase board with marker and eraser

Locker Planet mesh box

Swingline compact stand-up stapler, assorted colors

Staples standard-weight top-loading clear sheet protectors

Expo neon dry-erase markers, bullet tip

Bic Clic Stic retractable ballpoint pens – 12 pack plus 12 free

Zebra Cadoozles mechanical pencils 0.7mm

Pentel EnerGel deluxe retractable gel pens, med.

Staples 7-pocket expanding poly file, letter size

Eraser and grip value tub

Quartet 12″ x 12″ cork tiles

Crayola washable markers and colored pencils

Really Useful products 9-L storage box

Compact stand up stapler

Signa premium writing pad – 6 pk

Staples stickies 3″ x 3″ – 12 pk

Staples #10 envelopes, pull and seal, white, security – 100 pk.

$6.00

55 – 62 quart buckle-up storage box

$10.00

Ticonderoga yellow pencils – 72 pk

Binder Recycling

If you have any old binders, bring them in. You’ll get $2.00 off the purchase of a new one for every old binder you bring in.

2 for $12.00

Avery 1″ binders

2 for $13.00

Staples Better binders 1″ binders

2 for $14.00

Avery 1.5″ binders

2 for $15.00

Staples Better binders 1.5″ binders

2 for $16.00

Avery 2″ binders

2 for $17.00

Staples Better binders 2″ binders

$17.99

1″ binders – Simply economy binders – 12 pk

50% off

All Uniball writing instruments

Target

Target will also price match ads. You need to bring the ad and the purchase up to customer service to pay and the item has to exactly match the picture. 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.

$0.49

Paper Mate Eagle ballpoint pens – 10 ct.

RoseArt markers – 10 ct – FREE RoseArt crayons – 24 ct. – with purchase of markers

RoseArt colored pencils – 12 ct. – FREE RoseArt crayons – 24 ct. – with purchase of colored pencils

Standard-size fabric book cover

up & up index cards – 100 ct. ruled

2 pocket poly folder – with or without prongs

up & up ruler

Mead 70 sheet notebook

Scotch magic tape

Sterilite pencil case

$1.00

Post-it notes 3″ x 3″ – 90 ct

Five Star 1-subject notebook

Sharpie fine-tip markers – 2 -ct

Sharpie highlighters – 3 ct

up & up vinyl binder

up & up safety compass

up & up 9″ x 12″ art paper – 40 ct.

up & up sheet protectors – 20 pk

up & up 5-tab index dividers

$3.00

8″ locker shelf

up & up multi-purpose copy paper – 400 ct.

Ticonderoga yellow pencils – 24 ct.

Paper Mate Ink Joy 300RT ballpoint pens – 8 ct.

$6.00

Lexar 8GB USB drive

$8.00

Planners in assorted styles

8 piece locker kit in assorted styles

Combination dry erase/cork board

Case-It 2 zippered fabric binders

$12.00

Licensed lunch gear

$37.00

Assorted backpacks

$24.99

Trans by Jansport SuperMax backpack

Walgreens

$0.19 – with coupon – limit 3

Wooden ruler

8 for $1.00- with coupon – limit 16

Designer pencils

$0.29 – with coupon – limit 6

Wexford cap erasers – 15 pk

Wexford pink erasers – 2 pk.

$0.39 – with coupon

Wexford 5 tab dividers – limit 6

Wexford glue – school glue – 4 oz. or glue stick – 2 oz. – limit 3

Wexford sheet protectors – 10 pk. – limit 6

Scotch transparent tape – limit 4

Acco paper clips – 100 ct. – limit 4

$0.49 – with coupon – limit 3

Bic Cristal bold pens – 10 pk.

$0.79 – with coupon

Sharpie markers – 2 pk. – limit 3

Wexford binder – limit 1

$0.99 – with coupon

Wexford twistable highlighters – 3 pk – limit 3

Wexford retractable gel pens – 4 pk. – limit 3

Wexford mechanical pencils with refills – limit 3

It’s Academic stretch bookcover – limit 6

Wexford correction fluid – 2 pk. – limit 3

Wexford carry-all pouch – limit 3

2 for $3.00 – with coupon – limit 4

Paper Mate erasermate pens – 4 pk

$4.99 – with coupon – limit 2

Expo dry erase markers – 8 pk.

$0.12

Wexford or Oxford 2 pocket folders with or without prongs

$0.39

Paper Mate Write Bros. pens – 10 pk.

$0.49

Penway crayons – 24 ct.

Elmer’s school glue

All purpose glue sticks – 2 ct.

Paper Mate mechanical pencils – 10 pk

$0.69

Wexford or Penway filler paper – 130 sheets

$0.79

Bid brite liner fluorescent highlighters

Penway or Wexford 3-subject notebook – 120 sheets

6 for $1.00

Wexford or Penway mini memo or composition book

$0.99

Wexford color 1″ binder

Expo markers – 2 pk

Penway markers – 10 pk

Crayola colored pencils – 12 pk.

Wexford retractable gel pens – 4 pk.

$1.49

Wexford or Penway supplies

5 subject notebook – 180 sheets

3 subject composition book – 120 sheets

Graph planning pad – 2 ct.  – 50 sheets each

$1.99

Crayola washable markers classic – 8 pk

Crayola washable markers super tips – 20 pk

$4.99

Sharpie fine point permanent markers

Buy One Get One Free

Wexford or Penway 1, 3, or 5 subject notebooks

Backpacks or tote bags

Walmart

$0.25

Cra-Z-Art crayons or glue sticks

Fiskars 12″ wood ruler

$0.50

Elmer’s school glue sticks – 2 pk.

Erasers – 2 pk.

Composition books

$0.88

2 hole pencil sharpener

$0.97

Finger grip or flexi ruler

Bic Cristal pens – 10 pk.

Crayola markers – 10 ct.

Crayola colored pencils – 12 ct.

$1.47

Fiskars 5″ blunt or pointed scissors with sheath

$1.88

Five Star advance folder

$1.97

Character  notebook – 80 sheets

$2.00

8.5″ x 11″ dry erase board

$2.47

Avery 1″ durable binder with clear cover

Designer 1-subject notebook – 90 sheets

$2.50

Expo low odor dry erase markers – 4 ct.

$2.97

Omni 1 subject notebook – 100 sheets

$3.27

Five Star fashion 1-subject notebook – 100 sheets

$3.47

1″ cat or dog binders

$3.97

1″ glitter binder

$4.47

Pilot G2 Gel Pens – 4 pk.

$4.97

Character pencil pouch

Sharpie highlighters – 12 pk.

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Back To School Shopping – Week Four

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I hope everyone had a successful week of Back To School shopping. Once again, a slow week for me due to this horrendous cold I’ve been fighting. On the bright side, I can sing like Phoebe….My stinky shoes….

This week, I will be doing most of my shopping on Friday. From August 3 – August 5, there is a tax holiday. School supplies under $15 each and clothes and shoes under $75 each are tax exempt. For a complete list, click here TaxExemptList. Office Depot will be my exception, as the sales run out quick and I need composition books and folders 🙂

A reminder that there’s a contest for goody bags filled with school supplies at the end of the post.

The sales listed below are for SUNDAY JULY 29 – SATURDAY AUGUST 4. Happy Shopping 🙂

CVS

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.

$1.00 – WITH CARD

Select Caliber stationary items.

$9.99 – WITH CARD

SanDisk 4GB movile microSDHC card with adapter or 4GB SDHC memory card

Spend $15, get $3 in ExtraBucks Rewards – Limit 5

Spend $15 on ANY Crayola (excluding clearance items) and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards.

Spend $15 on Five Star 1, 2, 3 or 5 subject notebooks (excluding clearance items) and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards.

Spend $15 on ANY Paper Mate Ink Joy or Expo items (excluding clearance items) and you’ll get $3.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards.

$20.99 – WITH CARD

HP ink #02, 22, 27, 60 or 75

Buy One, Get One 50% Off

Select Caliber stationary

All Bic pens, pencils, markers and wite-out

Georgia-Pacific copy and print paper – 500 sheets

Maxell CD-R 30-50 ct, DVD-R or DVD+R 15 ct

All Post-It or Scotch Tape items

All G2 of B2P pens

Office Depot

Office Depot 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.

$0.01 each

Office Depot Brand 2-pocket folders assorted colors 681-080, 681-681 – limit 10

$0.25 each

Office Depot Brand marble composition books – limit 3

Personal Care hand sanitizer with clip – limit 3

Scholastic standard crayons – 24 pack – limit 3

Office Depot brand ballpoint pens – 10 pk – limit 3

$0.50 each

Office Depot brand 12″ acrylic ruler

$0.99 each

tug 2 hold manual pencil sharpener

Office Depot brand wooden pencils – 12 pk

Office Depot brand eraser caps – 12 pk

Office Depot brand filler paper

Space saver pencil box

$1.00 each

Paper Mate erasermate pens – 5 pk

Really Useful Boxes – 0.07 – 0.14 liter

Personal Care antibacterial liquid soap

SchoolWorks 5″ scissors – 2 pk

Office Depot brand poly index card box

Scholastic glue sticks – 2-pk

Mini metal storage bins

Office Depot brand scissors

Foray erasable highlighters – 3 pk

Scholastic bookcover

Paper Mate pink pear erasers

Office Depot brand stainless steel rulers

PowerHouse antibacterial wipes

$2.00 each

Office Depot brand name badges

Office Depot brand reinforcement labels 200-pk

Perk kitchen roll towels – 2 pk

Mead Scholastic notebook

Select Post-It super sticky die cut notes

Liquid Paper micro correction tape

Made in the USA wood pencils – 12 pk

Prang watercolor set

PaperPro nano mini stapler

$2.50 each

Wilson Jones 1″ lite-touch no-gap locking round-ring view binders

$3.00 each

Office Depot brand invisible tape in dispensers – 4 pk

Foray magnetic dry-erase board

Office Depot brand clipboard

Zebra Z-Grips, ball point pens, and mechanical pencils – 7 pk

Bic mini mechanical pencils – 28 pk

Energizer Max AA/AAA alkaline batteries – 4 pk

Post-It flags – 10 pk. pades

Five Star XL reinforced filer paper

Sharpie permanent fine-point markers – 5 pk

$4.00 each

Office Depot brand perf-top junior writing pads – 12 pk

Art Street construction paper – 300 pk

Office Depot brand premium multipurpose paper bonus ream (free 125 sheets)

Office Depot brand low-odor dry erase markers – 12 pk

Life+Gear glowsticks (not sure how this is a school supply…..)

Five Star stand n store pencil holders

Office Depot brand 3-hole punch

Post-It 3″ x  3″ note cubes

PaperPro evo compact stapler

Kleenez boutique facial tissues

Really Useful boxes plastic 3L storage box

$6.99 each

Sandisk 8 GB neon mini usb drivers

$7.99 each

Ativa 4GB fashion USB drives

$8.99 each

Lexar TwistTurn USB flash drive

$10.00 each

SwissGreat Backpack

20% off Locker Accessories

Locker Culture locker kit or 3 piece locker set

Office Max

Limits for teachers are double the limits stated.

FREE – limit 2 of each with a $5 min. purchase

Crayons, rules, sharpener

$0.10

Dixon #2 pencils – 10-pk – limit 2

Paper Mate Write Bros blue or black pens – 10 pk – limit 3

$0.50 each

OfficeMax disappearing purple or white small glue sticks – 4 pk – limit 3

OfficeMax poly 3-fastner folder – limit 5

OfficeMax college or wide rule filler paper – 100 sheets – limit 3

OfficeMax clear zipper binder pocket – limit 5

$1.00 each

Schoolio 3″ x 5″ ruled or blank index cards – 100 pk

OfficeMax 2-pocket with fasteners or 4 pocket laminate folders

Paper lunch bags – 50 ct.

Resealable gallon bags – 12 ct

Resealable sandwich bags – 35 ct

Bounty Basic single roll paper towels – 52 ct

$2.00 each

OfficeMax 1-hole punch with grip or 3-hole notebook punch

Clorox fresh scent disinfecting wipes – 35 ct

OfficeMax 3-subject college or wide rule notebook – 120 sheets

Quartet 8.5″ x 11″ dry erase board

$3.00 each – when you buy 3 or more

OfficeMax 1″ durable view binders

$5.00 each – when you buy 3 or more

OfficeMax 1.5″ durable view binders

$6.99 each

Verbatim store n’ go 8GB USB 2.0 drive

Buy One Get One 50% off

All Bic writing and wite-out supplies

Buy 2, Get 1 Free

All Mead Five Star folders, binders, pencil pouches, notebooks and reinforced filler paper

All regularly priced Post-It and OfficeMax flags, notes, tabs and dispensers

All regularly priced Scotch and OfficeMax tape, adhesives and dispensers

All Crayola markers, colored pencils, crayons, paint and dry erase supplies

All Iris plastic storage

Buy 2, Get 2 Free

All EXPO markers, All Paper Mate InkJoy pens

These prices are only good with the coupon in the ad. Bring the ad from your newspaper – most of the ads in the store don’t have the coupons

$1.00 each

Avery 5-tab ready index reference dividers

Paper Mate profile assorted retractable ballpoint pens – 4 pk

SAVE $3.00

Select OfficeMax color, inkjet and laser paper reams

$5.00 each

Zebra Z-Grip black or assorted  ballpoint pens or 0.7 mm mechanical pencils – 24 pk

PaperPro compact stapler

Post-It 3″ x 3″ super sticky notes – 5 pk

$10.00 each

Sharpie ultra-fine assorted permanent markers – 24 pk

Save 50%

on a Scotch fashion tape dispenser with purchase of a Scotch magic tape refill 6 or 10 pk

Staples

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.

There is a $5.00 off $50 coupon on the front of the ad. Bring the one from your paper, they don’t usually have coupons on the ad in the store.

$0.01 – limit 2

Staples standard paper clips – 100 pk

$0.01 – limit 6

Home Select pocket tissues

$0.01 – limit 10

2-pocket paper golder, assorted colors, with and without fasteners

$0.25 – limit 4

Bic mechanical pencils

Prang chalk, assorted colors

$0.50 – limit 4

Staples poly-cover composition book or 1 subject notebook

2 for $1.00 – limit 4

RoseArt crayons – 24 pk

$1.00 – limit 2

1″ Avery durable binder

$1.00 – After Rebate

Staples 8.5″ x 11″ multipurpose paper – 500 sheets – limit 2

Staples photo supreme 8.5″ x 11″ paper, double-sided matte – 50 pk – limit 4

$1.00 – limit 4

Staples 3″ x 4.25″ memo book with magnetic closure – 60 sheets

Staples mini poly snap envelope 4″ x 6″

Staples #10 envelopes tamper evident – 20 pk

Staedtier compass or protractor

Staples assorted patterns composition books

Staples dry-erase board eraser

6″ x 9″ top-wire writing pads, colors or prints

Softsoap aloe

RoseArt colored pencils – 15 pk

$2.00 – limit 4

Staples jumbo glue sticks

Staples pushpins in jar – 125 pk

Pilot FriXion ball gel pens – fine – 3 pk

Crayola washable markers or crayons

Lysol sanitizing wipes, spring scent

Really Useful storage box 1.6L

$2.99

Purell instant hand sanitizer

WetOnes citrus disinfecting wipes

2 for $3.00

Scotch expressions tape

$3.00

Scotch dual-lock fasteners

Quartet 8.5″ x 11″ magnetic dry-erase board with marker and eraser

Ticonderoga black pencils – 24 pk

Pentel 24/7 liquid highlighters, assorted colors

Crayola crayons – 64 pk

$5.00

Swingline compact stand-up stapler, assorted colors

Staples standard-weight top-loading clear sheet protectors

Expo neon dry-erase markers, bullet tip

Bic Velocity retractable ballpoint pens, bold, assorted colors

Zebra Z-Grip mechanical pencils 0.7mm

Pentel EnerGel deluxe retractable gel pens, med.

All Paper Mate Ink Joy retractable pens

Bienfang 8.5″ x 11″ sketch pad

Binder Recycling

If you have any old binders, bring them in. You’ll get $2.00 off the purchase of a new one for every old binder you bring in.

2 for $7.00

Avery 0.5″ or 1″ binders

2 for $9.00

Avery Mini 5″ x 8″ binders

2 for $10.00

Avery 1.5″ binders

2 for $14.00

Avery 2″ binders

Target

Target will also price match ads. You need to bring the ad and the purchase up to customer service to pay and the item has to exactly match the picture. 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.

$0.94

Paper Mate Eagle ballpoint pens – 10 ct.

$1.00

RoseArt watercolors – 16 ct

USA Gold wood pencils – 10 or 12 ct

Maped pencil sharpener

RoseArt markers – 8 ct

Paper Mate pink pearl erasers – 3 ct

$2.00

up and up 1″ clear-cover ring binder

Fashion notebooks, licensed notebooks and composition books

Fashion pencil cases and pouches

Crayola crayons – 48 ct

$3.00

Pentel colored pencils – 12 ct

Mead 3-subject notebooks

Elmer’s glue sticks – 12 ct.

$8.00

Planners in assorted styles

8 piece locker kit in assorted styles

Combination dry erase/cork board

Case-It 2 zippered fabric binders

$12.00

Licensed lunch gear

$37.00

Assorted backpacks

$45.00

Grip and SwissGear backpacks

Walgreens

$0.15 – with coupon – limit 6

Wexford mini highlighers

100 pack of index cards

$0.39 – with coupon – limit 4

Wexford pencil or index card case

100 pack of index cards

$0.49 – with coupon – limit 2

Hard handle scissors

3 for $1.00 – with coupon – limit 6

Wexford  pocket portfolio or portfolio with prongs

$0.49

Wexford glue sticks – 3 pk

$0.69

Penway colored pencils – 12 pk

$0.99

Wexford construction paper

Dixon variety pack – 25 pk

Bic Crystal pens – 4 pk

Keychain calculator

Lockermate clip on sharpener/eraser

Wexford index dividers

Walmart

$0.25

Cra-Z-Art crayons or glue sticks

Fiskars 12″ wood ruler

$0.50

Cra-Z-Art classic or bold washable markers – 10 ct

Cra-Z-Art colored pencils – 12 ct

$0.82

Filler paper – 150 sheets

$0.97

Nylon zipper binder pouch or Sterilite pencil box

5 tab erasable dividers

$1.47

Fiskars 5″ scissors with sheath

$1.54

Sharpie fine point markers – black – 3 markers for the price of 2

$1.74

Bic brite liner highlighters

$1.84

Inc pink erasers

$1.94

Mead learn to letter or learn to write tablet

$2.24

1″ D-ring binder with clear cover

$2.44

Mead primary journal early creative story tablet

$2.50

Bic Atlantis epns – 4 pk

$3.37

Sharpie pens – blue or black – 2 pk

$3.77

USA Gold pencils – 24 ct.

$3.97

Mead 2-sided dry erase board

Sharpie fine point markers – 8 ct

CONTEST

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

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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.

Rulers

Pencils – 8 ct.

Composition books

$0.49

2 pocket poly portfolio folders – no prongs are listed

$1.00

Mechanical pencils – 6 ct.

Zipper pencil pouch

Fashion portfolio

Erasers – 3 pk.

$2.00

Compass set

Fashion notebook

1″ binder

Smooth ball pens – 24 ct.

Hi-Liter – 4 pk.

$3.00

Copy paper – 400 count

Student planner

$5.00

Thermos lunch kits

$6.00

Travel mouse or travel cooling fan

$8.00

8 GB SDHC flash drive or memory card

$9.00

Multi-Compartment backpacks – licenses and styles vary

Student lap desk – colors vary

$10.00

iHome 2.4 GHz mouse

iHome Full Size cooking fan

$15.00

Angry Birds student lap desk

CVS

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.

$0.88

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

$0.50

Wilson Jones 1″ Poly Binder – limit 3

Scholastic Glue Sticks – 4 pk. – limit 3

Bic Wite-Out correction tape – limit 3

$1.00

Office Depot brand hole punch

Elmer’s washable school glue

Office Depot brand 12″ wooden ruler with metal edge

Really Useful boxes

$3.00

Fiskars 7″ student scissors

Scotch reusable adhesive shapes – 18 ct.

Scotch magic tape in dispensers  – 2 pk

Fashion clipboard

3M Duct Tape

$4.00

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

$5.00

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

$9.00

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.

FREE

#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

$1.00

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.

$2.00

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

$3.00

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

$5.00

Schoolio 13 pocket expanding file

Two for $8.00

Select Post-It flags or Command hooks and hanging strips

$7.99

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.

Staples

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

$2.00

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

$3.00

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

$4.00

Ticonderoga #2 pre-sharpened pencils – 18 pack

Bic mechanical pencils

$5.00

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

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.

$0.49

Pencil case or pouch

Ruled index cards – 100 ct

1 hole pencil sharpener

Pink erasers – 2 ct

$0.99

Elmer’s school glue sticks – 6 ct

Bic mechanical pencils – 8 ct

Selected Mead folders, notebooks and composition books

Crayola colored pencils – 12 ct

$1.00

Pencils – 24 ct

Drawing pad – 40 sheets

Construction paper – 96 sheets

Kid scissors – 2 pack

$1.50

Reinforced filler paper – 100 ct

$2.00

Up and Up sticky notes – 400 ct

Up and Up tape – 3 pk

$3.00

Printer paper – 400 sheets

Notebook – 3 count

1.5″ binder with dividers, tabs and ruler

$22.00

Embark jartop backpack with free lunch kit

Walgreens

$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

$0.39

Sharpie marker

Wexford or Corner Office

5 tab divider

Sheet protectors – 10 ct

Wexford

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

$0.99

Fiskars kid scissors – blunt or pointed

$1.49

Wexford or Penway school supplies

5-subject notebooks

Graph planning pad – 2 pack

3-subject composition book

$1.99

Paper Mate pens – 4 pack profile

Paper Mate pens – 8 pack 300RT

$2.99

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

CONTEST

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It’s That Time Again!!!!

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Yes, it’s time for Back To School Shopping. As many of you know, I have mixed feelings about this time of year. I LOOOOOOOVE school supply shopping, but I’m not so thrilled that it means summer is starting to come to a close.  But I get to push those feelings aside with the joy of a good deal. So here’s the first week of deals (7/8- 7/14)….

CVS

CVS is late to the school supply game this year. They don’t have anything of note other than BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Kleenex tissues.

OfficeMax

There are some good deals here this week, but get there EARLY! Office Max is famous for running out of things.

FREE folders!

Yes, you read that right. You get up to 10 folders free with a $5 purchase, before taxes, one per household. So bring your spouses and pretend you don’t know each other 🙂

$0.01

paper, after MaxPerks Bonus Rewards (Really only good if you shop here a lot)

$0.25

4 pack of glue sticks – limit 3

$0.50

composition notebooks – limit 5

$1.00 –

durable 1″ OfficeMax binders – limit 2

OfficeMax Wireless college-ruled or quad ruled notebooks

100 3×5 blank or lined index cards

12 gallon zipper bags

35 sandwich zipper bags

50 brown paper bags

$2.00

OfficeMax mini stapler

OfficeMax hole punch

OfficeMax filer paper – 300 sheets (an OK deal)

Quartet 8.5 x 11 dry erase board

Schoolio clip tub with 250 paper clips, 150 pushpins or binder clips

$7.99

8GB fashion TwistTurn USB flash drive

Buy 2, get 1 free

Sharpies

OfficeMax storage

Avery binders and 1″& 1.5″ binders

Buy 1, get 1 50% off

Post-It notes

Scotch tape

Avery mailing labels

COUPONS – For these items, you need the coupon in the ad:

$1.00

OfficeMax 1-subject poly-cover notebooks – limit 2

Quartet black or assorted color dry erase markers – limit 2

Sharpie black fine-point markers – 12 COUNT!!!! (Best deal of the day!) – limit 1

Paper Mate Clearpoint mechanical pencil starter set

$2.00

Avery 8-tab ready index dividers – limit 3

$3.00

OfficeMax color, inkjet and laser paper reams – limit 2 (GREAT deal on the colored paper!)

Staples

EXTREME DEALS – $0.01!!!

Yes, the penny deals are back!!! The good news, there is no $5.00 minimum purchase. The bad news, the limit is two. Teachers, I don’t know if we are still going to get the 25 limit as we have in the past, but I will update when I find out.

Rose Art crayons – 24 count

Staples school glue (the liquid kind)

Bic Round Stic ballpoint pens, black pens, 8 pack

Free After Rebate

Staples has the easiest rebates of any store! You can do it all on-line and it’s mailed back to you quickly. The only thing that would make it better is dumping it right into a PayPal account 🙂

Scotch super glue gel – 4 pack

Staples 2013 desktop calendar

$0.25

Really Useful 0.14 L box (these are usually $1.00 each)

Paper Mate Sharpwriter 0.7 mm mechanical pencils – 5 pack

Staples 8.5 x 11 multipurpose paper – 500 sheets (this price is AFTER $6.74 easy reabte) – limit 2

$0.50

HP 8.5 x 11 photo paper – 50 sheets (this price is AFTER $8.99 easy reabte) – limit 4

Staples pink block erasers

Staples 3.25″ x 4.25″ side-coil memo books – 140 sheets

Bic Great Erase dry-erase markers, fine tip, assorted colors

Slider pencil case, assorted colors

$1.00

Sharpie fine tip black markers – 4 count

Staples glue – 4 pack

Westcott 5″ scissors – pointed – 2 pack

Staples pull and seal #10 envelopes – 25 pack

Staples small binder clips, assorted colors – 25 pack

Staples poly cover composition books or 1 subject notebooks

RoseArt washable markers – 10 pack

Staples 3-hole binder punch, assorted colors

Staples mini stapler, assorted colors

Westbott prefered 7″ scissors

Scotch fem magic tape

Writing pad 5 x 8

Staples Postscript mechanical pencils – 12 pack

$2.00

Staples Accel 1 subject notebook, 100 sheets

Crayloa washable markers, crayons and watercolors

Scotch shipping taple

Staples hype highlighters – 6 pack

Zebra Sarasa retractable gel pens – 5 pack

Locker Planet locker accessories

Staples fashion clipboards – assorted patterns

Sustainable Earth 1 subject notebook or composition book

Quartet re-writable dry erase makers, minis – 6 pack

Staples Strata pens – all colors – 5 back – limit 4

2 for $3.00

Scotch expression tape

$3.00

Post-It flags and filing tabs, assorted colors

Post-It 2×2 mini cube – 400 sheets

Kleenex 2 pack

$5.00

Pilot B2P retractable ballpoint pens, black and assorted – 15 pack

Staples top loading, standard weight, clear sheet protectors – 50 pack

Staples #2 pencils – 72 pack

Staples letter/legal-size SureFIT blue storage boxes – 4 pack

$6.00

Post-It super sticky notes

Plastic storage box with buckle-up lid

$10.00

Scotch magic tape – 6 pack

Scotch shipping tape – 3 pack

Post-It 3×3 value pack, yellow – 18 pack

Target

$0.50

2 pocket poly portfolio folders – assorted colors

$0.75

2 pocket poly portfolio folders with prongs – assorted colors

1 subject poly notebooks

$0.99

Crayola markers – 10 count

Crayola colored pencils – 12 count

$1.00

Wet Ones – 20 count

Sharpie permanent markers or pocket highlighters – 2 count

2 for $3.00

Fiskars 5″ kid scissors – pointed or blunt tip

$3.00

Slap rulers

Lunch essentials – 14 oz chill pack with ice pack, insulated lunch bag or 16 oz water bottle with straw

$4.00

Crayola dry erase crayons – 12 count

Crayola wild notes journal with pen

$7.00

licensed lunch kit

$13.00

16″ licensed backpacks

Walgreens

Buy One Get One Free

Backpacks. These aren’t the greatest quality, but they are BOGO

Scotch tape – magic and packing

$0.99

Fiskars scissors

Wexford pencils – 20 count

$1.99

PaperMate mechanical pencils – 30 count

Two for $3.00

Penway classic markers – 10 count

$2.99

Elmer’s blue sticks – colored 5 pack, school clue 6 pack

$4.99

Crayola art supplies (64 count crayons, super tips markers, wild notes)

Five for $5.00

Assorted lunch items, such as Princess water bottles and sandwich holders

Four for $5.00

Kleenex tissues – 50, 75, 90 or 184 sheets

WITH COUPONS – Coupons are in the ad, available in the store.

Eight for $1.00

Wexford 2 pocket folders – limit 16

$0.39

Penway crayons – 24 count – limit 3

$0.49

Penway crayons – 24 count – limit 3

CONTEST!!!!

I will be running a contest this school supply “season”. I will be doing a few of these and this first one runs from now until July 21. Click the link below to enter. Good luck!

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