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 July 29, 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.

Staples

Staples has more penny deals and savings for back to school shoppers. To get the extreme deals, you have to spend at least $5 on other items. Here are this week’s penny deals.

1 cent

  • Staples standard paper clips (normally $1.99 to $2.99)
  • Staples two-pocket paper folders (normally $.20)
  • Home select pocket pack of tissues (normally $.40)

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

25 cents

  • 5 pack of BIC mechanical pencils
  • 12 pack of Prang colored chalk

50 cents

  • Staples poly-cover composition book or 1-subjected spiral notebook

$1

  • 1 inch Avery durable binder (Remember: If you recycle an old binder at Staples, you’ll get $2 off your purchase of a new binder — possibly making this dollar deal free or a moneymaker!)
  • Staedler compass or protractor
  • Staples assorted patterns composition books
  • Staples dry-erase board eraser

Target

  • Papermate Eagle ballpoint pens, 10-ct. 94¢ (use $1 off coupon mentioned below)
  • Roseart washable markers $1
  • Roseart watercolors, 16-colors $1
  • Pentel colored pencils, 12-ct $3
  • Elmers glue sticks, 12-pack $3
  • Mead 3-subject notebook $3
  • Cherokee tops for boys and girls $5 each
  • All kids shoes buy-one, get-one 50% off

Also check for Target Printable Coupons to match with sales. Target has added a Back to School category to its coupon section now. In particular, look for these coupons:

  • 50¢ off Scotch Magic Tape item
  • $1 off Papermate Pens (makes them free – look in the cardboard bins for the $1 packs)

Walgreens

With in-ad coupons:

  • Wexford hard handle scissors, 5 in. 49¢ (limit 2)
  • Wexford pencil case, index card case, or 100-pk index cards 39¢ (limit 4)
  • mini highlighter 15¢ (limit 6)
  • 2-pocket portfolio, with or without prongs 3 for $1 (limit 6)

Other deals:

  • Puffs tissues 99¢ (see coupon above)
  • Uniball 207 gel pens, 2-pk 99¢
  • Penway colored pencils, 12-pk 69¢
  • Sharpie highlighters, 4-pk 99¢
  • Bic colored pens, 4-pk 99¢
  • Ticonderoga pencils 99¢
  • Wexford index dividers 99¢
  • Purell hand sanitizer, 8 oz. $2.99 (see coupon)
  • Canon printer iP2702 $19.99
  • Sandisk Cruzer or Blade 4G flash drive $9.99
  • Sandisk 4G SDHC card $9.99
  • Sandisk 2G or 4G Micro SD card $9.99

Office Max

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

  • FREE FOLDERS* Up to 10 FREE after $5 minimum purchase, before taxes, per household. (Additional items at regular price. Excludes Max Value items. Folders available with or without fasteners.)
  • VERBATIM Store-n Go 8GB USB 2.0 Drive $6.99
  • 6″ Plastic Protractor or Ball Bearing Compass 5¢
  • JUST BASICS™ Pink Erasers, 5-Pack 25¢
  • All SCHOOLIO Classic and Washable Marker 8-Packs and 10-Packs 25¢
  • PAPER MATE Write Bros.® 0.7mm or 0.9mm Mechanical Pencils, 10-Pack 75¢
  • Select SCHOOLIO Composition Books, 100 Sheets 50¢
  • CANON Laser imageCLASS® D420 Allin-One Copier $99.99

MaxPerks Rewards

  • OFFICEMAX® 8.5×11 Multipurpose Paper, 500-Sheet Ream $1 (after MaxPerks Rewards)
  • AVERY 5160® White Laser Mailing Labels, 3,000-Pack 1¢ (after MaxPerks Rewards)
  • BOISE X-9® 8.5×11 Multiuse Paper 10-Ream Case $9.99 (after MaxPerks Rewards)
  • DURACELL® CopperTop AA or AAA Batteries, 10-Pack 1¢ (after MaxPerks Rewards)
  • Glee II Mid-Back Manager Chair  $9.99 (after MaxPerks Rewards)
  • All Backpacks/Messenger Bags  1¢ (after MaxPerks Rewards)

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

Office Depot

  • Office Depot composition notebooks 25¢
  • 2-pocket folders 1¢ (limit 10)
  • hand sanitizer with clip 25¢
  • Swiss Gear backpack $10
  • Offic Depot scissors, 8″ $1
  • Scholastic crayons 25¢
  • Scholastic book cover $1
  • Office Depot ball point pens, 10-pk, blue, red, or black 25¢
  • Prang watercolor set, 8-colors $2
  • Foray erasable highlighters, 3-pack $1
  • Office Depot copy paper, 3-ream case $9.99
  • Zebra Z-Grips ball point pens or mech. pencils, 7-pack $3
  • Ativa fashion 4G USB flash drives $7.99
  • Seagate 1TB portable hard drive $99.99
  • Office Depot clipboard $3
  • Office Depot eraser caps 12-pack 99¢
  • Papermate Erasermate pens, 5-pack $1
  • BIC Mini mechanical pencils, 28-pack $3
  • Pilot FriXion erasable gel pens, 3-pack $3
  • Office Depot invisible tape, 4-pack $3
  • Foray magnetic dry-erase board $3

Kroger

In some areas, the following prices are good from Wednesday-Tuesday, 7/25 to 7/31.
All of these prices are with Kroger card. Look for tearpad coupons in the back-to-school aisle.

  • Crayola crayons 29¢
  • Top Flight spiral notebook 19¢
  • Office Works sharpeners or erasers 50¢
  • 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¢
  • Top Flight composition book 50¢
  • Bic fluorescent highlighters, 5-pack 99
  • Scotch kids scissors 99
  • Pentel R.S.V.P. ballpoint pens, 2-pack 99
  • Crayola colored pencils $1.49
  • Papermate Write Bros pens, 10-pack 3/$1

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.

2 comments on “Best school supply deals 7/29-8/4

  1. With Staples 1 cent deals [what they call their extreme deals], there is a $5 minimum purchase, which does not include tax or cost of any extreme deal item.

  2. Terilee on said:

    I love this! So helpful. Thanks for compiling this information for us from week to week. I go to it every week to see what’s on sale. Thank you. Thank you.