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 July 22, 2012  Posted by  Expired
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Here is a list of the best school supplies deals we found this week. They are combined into one post to make comparison shopping more convenient.  If you haven’t already, you might want to read Tips for Saving with Back-to-School Sales and see how low prices for school supplies have gotten in previous years with the School Supply Price List. Happy bargain-hunting.

Be sure to look for printable coupons for office supplies and combine them with sales to get the best deals.

The list of Walmart school supplies deals is at the bottom of this post.

Target

  • up & up kids scissors, 2-pack, $1
  • up & up pink erasers, 2-ct. 49¢
  • up & up pencil case or pouch 49¢
  • up & up ruled index cards, 100-count, 49¢
  • Free $9.99 Embark lunch kit when you buy an Embark jartop backpack. limited quanitities, no rainchecks
  • Texas Instruments TI30X IIS scientific calculator $9
  • Energizer 10-pk AA or AAA batteries $7.49
  • Elmer’s school glue sticks, 6-ct 99¢
  • Bic mechanical pencils, 8-ct. 99¢
  • Crayola colored pencils, 12-ct 99¢
  • Mead poly notebooks, folders and composition books 99¢
  • up & up 3×3 sticky notes cube, 400-ct. $2
  • up & up wood pencils, 24-pack $1
  • up & up reinforced filler paper, 100-ct. $1.50
  • up & up 3/4″ invisible tape, 3-pk $2
  • up & up 1-hole pencil sharpener 49¢
  • up & up construction paper, 96-ct $1
  • up & up 40-sheet drawing pad $1
  • up & up 1 1/2″ binder with dividers, tabs, and ruler $3

Walgreens

With in-ad coupons:

  • Wexford highlighters 19¢ Limit 6
  • Wexford or Penway Erasers 29¢
  • Mini Memo or composition book 5/$1 Limit 10
  • Clear color plastic school supplies box 69¢
  • Kleenex Facial Tissue, 24, 70, or 100 sheets

Other deals:

  • Fiskars kids’ scissors 99¢
  • Texas Instruments Scientific Calculator $9.99
  • Paper Mate Pens (InkJoy pictured) $1.99 (use $1.50 off coupon)
  • Wexford legal pads 3/$1 or 39¢ each
  • Wexford or Corner Office 5-tab divider 39¢
  • 10-pack sheet protectors 39¢ (great price)
  • Wexford 280-pack sticky notes 39¢
  • Sharpie marker 39¢
  • school glue 39¢
  • Wexford or Penway 5-subject notebook, 180 sheets $1.49
  • Wexford or Penway 2-pack graph planning pad, 100 sheets, $1.49
  • Wexford or Penway 3-subject composition book, 120 sheets, $1.49
  • Wexford highlighters, 8-pack $1.99
  • Couture fashion pens (4-pack), highlighters (4-pack), or mechanical pencils (6-pack) 2/$3 or $1.99 each
  • Energizer Batteries $10.99 16-pk Max AA or AAA (Other sizes included as well. If you can, try to get the specially marked packages for a utlities rebate.)
  • Command Adhesives 2/$3

Office Max

All of these are in-store deals and available while supplies last:

  • Free crayons, rule and sharpener. Up to 2 of each item FREE after $5 minimum purchase, before taxes per household. (Additional items at regular price. Excludes Max Value items.)
  • OfficeMax Poly 3-Fastener Folder 50¢
  • OfficeMax Clear Zipper Binder Pocket 50¢
  • Wextcott KleenCut® 8″ Scissors $2
  • PaperMate Write Bros.® Blue or Black Ballpoint Pens, 10-Pack 10¢
  • Dixon #2 Pencils, 10-Pack 10¢
  • OfficeMax Disappearing Purple or White Small Glue Sticks, 4-Pack 50¢
  • OfficeMax College- or Wide-Rule Filler Paper, 100 Sheets 50¢
  • SanDisk Cruzer® 8GB USB Flash Drive $7.99

MaxPerks Rewards:

  • Avery 8160 White Inkjet Address Labels, 750-Pack 1¢ after MaxPerks Rewards
  • OfficeMax 8.5×11 94 Bright Multiuse Copy Paper, 500-Sheet Ream $1 after MaxPerks Rewards

Shop at Office Max and receive a $10 off $25 coupon for Payless Shoes.

Office Depot

  • SanDisk 8GB Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive $6.99 each
  • Wilson Jones 1″ Flexible Poly Binders 50¢ (These are great binders at this price. I bought one last year.)
  • Sharp Scientific Calculator $1.99
  • Swingline 545™ Desk Stapler Combination Pack with Staples And Remover $5
  • Swingline SmartCut® Personal Paper Trimmer $5
  • BIC Wite-Out® Correction Tape 50¢ EA.
  • Office Depot Brand 6″ Protractor 10¢
  • Office Depot Brand Acrylic Ruler 10¢
  • Post-it Pop-up Note Dispenser, Heart $5 (see coupon)
  • Scholastic Glue Sticks 4-PK – White 50¢
  • In-ad coupon: Color Copies for Worklife Rewards and Star Teacher Members 35¢ (25 copy minimum)
  • Acer Aspire One Laptop Computer with AMD Dual-Core C-60 Accelerated Processor $299.99

Staples

One-cent deals:

  •  Staples brand cap erasers, 12 in a pack (normally $1.29)
  • Staples ruled 3X5 white index cards, 100 per pack (normally $1)

With each of these deals, you are limited to two per customer, and it says you have to spend a minimum of $5 to get the penny deal. This week I noticed a clarification of this deal: Minimum spend does not include tax or cost of any extreme deal item. So in order to get to the minimum $5, you must be buying items other than the penny deals.

In addition to the penny deals, there are other specials for back to school at Staples this week worth noting:

FREE (after rebate)

  • Zebra mechanical pencils ($4/$4 Easy Rebate=free)
  • Pentel ballpoint pens ($4/$4 Easy Rebate=free)

25 cents

  • Staples stickies, 1/2 inch, 125 per pack

50 cents

  • Sharpie highlighers

$1

  • Two-pack of Post-It die-cut notes
  • Avery glue sticks (3 per pack)
  • Rose Art markets
  • Staples clipboard

If your kids need mechanical pencils or ballpoint pens, I would recommend buying those to get to your $5 minimum, then adding in the penny deals. That way you’ve purchased items that end up being free after rebate and you will, in fact, have only spent a few pennies on school supplies.

Kroger

In some areas, the following prices are good from Wednesday-Tuesday, 7-18 to 7/24; others ended Saturday, 7/21.
All of these prices are with Kroger card. Look for tearpad coupons in the back-to-school aisle.

  • Crayola crayons, 24-ct., 50¢ (29¢ in some regions)
  • Top Flight spiral notebook, 19¢ (39¢ in some regions)
  • Oxford twin-pocket portfolio 15¢
  • Oxford 3×5 index cards 45¢
  • Bic Cristal pens 89¢ (great price; even better if you can find a coupon)
  • Office Works pencils, 10-ct. 50¢ (better deal at Office Max this week)
  • Top Flight composition book 50¢

Menards

These are prices after rebates. You may be able to find deals elsewhere that don’t require mailing in a rebate form.

  • College or Wide Rule Notebook 19¢ each
  • Twin Pocket Folder19¢ each
  • 3″ x 5″ Index Cards 19¢ each
  • 24 Count Crayons 19¢ each
  • 4 oz. Multi-Purpose Glue 19¢ each
  • 12″ Soft Touch Ruler 19¢ each
  • College or Wide Rule Loose Leaf/Filler 39¢ each
  • Wide Rule Composition Notebook 39¢ each
  • 3 Subject Notebook 39¢ each
  • Book Cover Asst. Colors 39¢ each
  • 8 Count Washable Markers 39¢ each
  • 4 Pack Highlighters 39¢ each
  • Pen or Pencil Case 39¢ each
  • 5″ Scissors Junior or Kids 39¢ each
  • 10 Count #2 Pencils 39¢ each
  • 12 Count Colored Pencils 39¢ each
  • 3 Pack Pens Blue or Black ink 39¢ each
  • 3 Pack Glue Sticks 39¢ each
  • Calculator 39¢ each
  • 1″ 3-Ring Binder 69¢ each
  • 7 Pocket File Folder 69¢ each
  • 7″ Scissors 69¢ each
  • 4″ x 4″ Super Sticky Post-its 69¢ each
  • 8-1/2″ x 11″ Dry Erase Board 99¢ each
  • Fashion Planner 99¢ each
  • 3″ x 3″ Post-its 250 Ct. 99¢ each
  • Kids Backpack Asst. colors $2.99 each
  • 12 Pack Pens Blue or Black ink FREE
  • Ultimate Binder Set $4.99 each
  • Student Backpack Asst. Colors $4.99 each
  • Messenger Bag or Ladies Tote Asst. Colors $4.99 each
  • YOUR CHOICE 12″ x 12″ Dry Erase Board or 56 Function Calculator $1.99 each

Walmart

These prices are ongoing and should not change significantly for the next several weeks. Remember that Walmart will price-match other stores’ advertised prices if brand, size, quantity, etc., match up.

Paper, Notepads, Index Cards

  • Filler paper (150 sheets) .82
  • 1-subject spiral notebooks (70 sheets) .17
  • 3×5 index cards .48
  • Post-It notes (single) 1.00
  • Post-It page markers (8-pk multi-colored) 1.97
  • Georgia Pacific copy & print paper (10 reams) 28.97

Pencils, Erasers, Sharpeners

  • pink eraser (2-pk) .50
  • Dixon pencils (8-pk) .47
  • Dixon pencils (24-pk) 1.12
  • Bic mechanical pencils (10-pk) 1.47
  • Maxpen pencil sharpener .88

Pens

  • Bic Cristal blue or black pens (10-pk) .97
  • Papermate pens (4-pk) 2.28
  • Sharpie pens (2-pk) 3.37

Crayons

  • Crayola crayons (24-pk) .50
  • CraZArt crayons (24-pk) .25

Markers, Highlighters

  • Crayola washable markers (8-pk) 1.97
  • Crayola markers (10-pk) .97
  • CraZArt washable markers (10-pk) .50
  • Sharpie markers (3-pk) 1.54
  • Sharpie highlighters (4-pk, wide or thin) 1.74
  • Expo dry-erase markers (4-pk, multi or black) 2.50

Colored Pencils

  • CraZArt colored pencils (12-pk) .50
  • Crayola colored pencils (12-pk) .97

Paints

  • Glory watercolors (16-pan) .50
  • Crayola watercolors (8-pk) 1.97

Folders

  • Glossy folders with prongs and pockets .74 each

Binders

  • Mead 2″ zipper binder w/pocket portfolio 12.88
  • Mead 2″ zipper messenger binder 15.97
  • Mead 2-in-1 dual ring zipper binder 15.97

Glue

  • Elmers glue stick (2-pk) .50
  • Elmers glue stick (single, purple) .10
  • Elmers school glue .50
  • CraZArt glue stick (3-pk) .25

Tape

  • Scotch tape (2-pk) 1.00

Rulers, Protractors

  • Wood 12″ ruler .25
  • Fixkars flexible 12″ ruler .97

Scissors

  • kids’ scissors .50
  • Wescott 8″ scissors 4.97
  • generic office scissors (3-pk) 3.44

Cases & Desk Supplies

  • Pencil box (plastic 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 x 2 1/2) .97
  • Mini stapler .97

Backpack, Lunchboxes

  • Lunch boxes 5.92 and up

Misc.

  • Quartet cork board (24 x 36) 9.97
  • Quartet magnetic calendar dry erase board (17 x 23)

Leah Ingram contributed to this report.

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Carolyn Erickson

Carolyn Erickson is a freelance writer with expertise in business-to-consumer writing and editorial. During her career, she's helped companies like Time Warner Internet, Ethan Allen, Gold's Gym, Stanley Steemer, Empire Vision Centers and others reach local customers with their marketing messages. Her writing has received awards from the Kansas Professional Communicators and the National Federation of Press Women. Most recently, Carolyn has parlayed her experience in digital media as the owner of Wichita on the Cheap into helping small businesses and non-profit organizations establish an Internet and social media presence – on the cheap, of course.

One comment on “Best school supply deals 7/22 – 7/28

  1. Rubel on said:

    Just a heads up on the get 200 gas points” deals there is
    now a limit of 10 offers per group per household. Shouldn’t affect most
    people, but could hurt if 2 or more items are in the same group.