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 August 12, 2012  Posted by  Expired
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Here are 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.

Staples

For the week starting Sunday, August 12th, here are the best prices on school supplies at Staples:

FREE (after rebate)

  • Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint pen ($4/$4 Easy Rebate=free)

10¢

  • Staples composition books (limit 3)

25¢

  • Staples #2 pencils (limit 2). With all the standardized tests my high schoolers have to take, these are a must to stock up on!

50¢

  • Staples slider pencil case (limit 2)
  • Staples dual size pencil sharpener (limit 2)
  • Two pack of hand sanitizer (limit 6)

$1

  • There are nearly a dozen items marked at $1 each this week, including protractors and compasses.

Superfresh

SuperFresh (in the same family as Waldbaum’s and A&P) has a small selection of school supplies. This week there is one outstanding deal worth noting: spiral notebooks for $.18 each. There is  no minimum purchase necessary, and no limit to how many you can buy at this great price! Note: this sale at Superfresh is good through Wednesday, August 15th only.

Target

Free Papermate pens: Print the coupon for $1 off and use it on the pack of 10 Papermate Eagle pens in the school supply bins at Target to get them FREE.

  • Sharpie felt-tip pens, 3-ct. $3.50
  • Bic mechanical pencils, 26-ct. $3.50
  • Paper Mate Flair felt-tip pens, 5-ct. $3.50
  • Crayola SuperTips markers, 50-ct. $4.99
  • Crayola colored pencils, 50-ct. $4.99
  • 3M Post-it Notes cube, 400-ct. $4 (coupon?)
  • Pilot G2 gel pens, 3-ct. $3 (coupon?)
  • Scotch Magic tape, 3-pk. $2.50 (coupon?)
  • Expo dry-erase markers, 4-ct. $2.50 (coupon?)
  • Texas Instruments TI 30XIIS scientific calculator $9
  • Dane-Elec 8GB USB drive $6.99

In-ad coupon: $5 off with purchase of three Fruit of the Loom items

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)
  • 50¢ Wet Ones wipes
  • $1.50 select zipper or snap-close binders
  • $1 off Post-It Notes
  • $1 off 8 oz. Purell hand sanitizer (stacks with coupon above)
  • 75¢ off Kids Hanes underwear or socks

Walgreens

With in-ad coupons:

  • Paper Mate Profile retractable pen, 2-pack 79¢ (limit 3)
  • Wexford pencil sharpener 39¢ (limit 3)
  • Wexford highlighter 19¢ (limit 3)
  • Wexford glue-sticks, 3-pack 49¢ (limit 3)

Other deals:

  • Paper Mate pens, 10-pack 29¢
  • Paper Mate mechanical pencils, 5-pack 29¢
  • Wexford 2-pocket folder 9¢
  • Crayola colored pencils, 24-pack $1.99
  • Wexford #2 pencils 39¢
  • Crayola markers, 10-pack 99¢
  • Expo dry-erase markers, 4-pack $1.99 (coupon?)
  • Pilot G2 pens, 2-pack $1.99 (coupon?)
  • Printworks multipurpose printer paper $2.99
  • Paper Mate highlighters, 6-pack 49¢
  • Kleenex, single box 99¢ or 4-pack for $4 (coupon?)
  • Penway 12-pack colored pencils 69¢
  • Nice! freezer or sandwich bags $1.79
  • Ziploc freezer, storage, or sandwich bags 2/$5 (see coupon)
  • Tech Gear zipper binder $3.99 after $2 mail-in rebate
  • Wexford Dual-power calculator (desktop or pocket) $3.99
  • San Disk 4GB Flash Drive $9.99
  • Walgreens 8GB SDHC memory card $9.99
  • Swiss backpack $14.99 (after $5 mail-in rebate)
  • BOGO High Trails, Global Design, or Trailmaker backpacks or book totes Buy one at $10.99, get one free
  • Planahead planner $2.99
  • 13-pocket or 7-pocket expandable file $2.99

(FYI: Not a school supply, but breakfast for first day of school – dozen eggs 99¢ this week at Walgreens)

Office Max

The school supply deals at Office Max definitely vary by region this week. View your local ad by visiting OfficeMax.com and entering your zip code.

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

  • FREE filler paper after $5 min. purchase, before taxes, excludes Max Value items (limit 5 per household)
  • Kingston 8GB flash drive $4.99 (includes 2GB online storage)
  • Texas Instruments TI30Xa scientific calculator $9.99
  • Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS scientific calculator $12.99
  • Verbatim 8GB SDHC or microSD memory card $8.99
  • Brother PT-2030 desktop labeler $19.99 (reg. $49.99)

Max Value:

  • Schoolio colored pencils, 12-pack 25¢ (limit 2)
  • Schoolio poly folders – pocket, fasteners, or snap-in 25¢ (limit 2)
  • Sharpie singles 25¢ (limit 30
  • Just Basics #2 pencils, 12-pack 25¢ (limit 3)

Office Max Printable Coupons:

  • $5 off in-store purchase of $25 or more
  • Boise X9 multiuse paper $2.50 ream (limit 2)
  • Paper Mate Profile pens, 4-pack, $1 (limit 2)
  • Zebra Z-Grip pens or mech. pencils, 24-pack $5 (limit 2)
  • PaperPro compact stapler $5 (limit 2)
  • Post-It 3×3 Super Sticky notes, 5-pack $5 (limit 3)
  • Sharpie ultra-fine perm markers, 24-pack $10 (limit 2)
  • Scotch fashion tape dispenser, with purchase of Scotch Magic tape 6 or 10-pack, 50% off (limit 2)

MaxPerks Rewards

  • Avery 8160 Address Labels 1¢ (after MaxPerks rewards)
  • Heavy Duty and Durable 1″ view binders 1¢ (after MaxPerks rewards)
  • Avery Ready Index 5-tab color dividers, 6-pack 1¢ (after MaxPerks rewards)
  • Duracell AA or AAA batteries, 20-pack 1¢ (after MaxPerks rewards)
  • OfficeMax clips and fasteners 1¢ (after MaxPerks rewards)
  • OfficeMax 1-, 3-, and 5-subject spiral poly notebooks 1¢ (after MaxPerks rewards)
  • All Just Basics and Office Max ballpoint pens 1¢ (after MaxPerks rewards)
  • Select OfficeMax inkjet or laser paper, 500-sheet reams 1¢ (after MaxPerks rewards)

Buy One, Get One Half Off

  • Locker Accessories
  • Duck color tape
  • Regularly-priced Post-It notes, flags, labels, and dispensers
  • Regularly-priced Scotch mailing, office tape, mounting products
Shop at Office Max and get $10 off $50 at Old Navy.

Kroger

In some areas, the following prices are good from Wednesday-Tuesday, 8/8 to 8/15.
All of these prices are with Kroger card. Look for tearpad coupons in the back-to-school aisle.

  • Crayola crayons 29¢
  • Oxford twin pocket portfolio, with or without tangs 15¢
  • Top Flight spiral notebook, 70 sheets 19¢
  • Bic Cristal pens, 10-count 89¢ (coupon)
  • Paper Mate Write Bros pens, 10-count 3/$1
  • Filler paper, 150 sheets 75¢
  • Oxford 3×5 index cards, 100-pack 45¢
  • Crayloa colored pencils 99¢
  • Crayola markers, 10-pack 99¢
  • Avery pen-style highlighters, 4-count 99¢
  • Office Works #2 pencils, 10-count 50¢
  • Office Works school glue 50¢
  • Bic Mark-It permanent markers, 8-pack $3.99
  • Pentel EnerGel pens, 2-pack $3.49
  • Mead binders $12.99
  • Trapper portfolios 59¢ (there are cheaper portfolios, but I think this is a good price for Trappers)
  • All-over print 2-pocket backpack $11.99
  • Kroger bottled water, 16.9 oz., 32-pack $3.77
  • Bounty paper towels 6- or 8-roll packs $5.99

Office Depot

  • Emtec 8GB flash drive $4.99
    • 16GB flash drive $7.99
    • 32GB $14.99
  • Ativa 4GB fashion flash drive $7.99
  • Office Depot 1-subject spiral notebooks 1¢ (limit 3)
  • Office Depot acrylic 12″ ruler 1¢ (limit 3)
  • Office Depot vinyl storage pouch 1¢ (limit 3)
  • Scholastic glue sticks, 4-pack 50¢ (limit 3)
  • Office Depot low-odor dry erase markers, 2-pack 50¢ (limit 3)
  • Foray Rollerball and Porous Point pens 50¢ ea. (limit 10)
  • Soft & Silky pocketpack tissues, 3-pack 50¢
  • Post-It Super Sticky die-cut notes $1 ea.
  • Kleenex Splash N Go moist wipes $1
  • Liquid Paper correction fluid $1
  • Foray liquid ink highlighters, 5-pack $1
  • Pilot B2P retractable ballpoint pens, 5-pack $3
  • Sharpie fine-point markers, 5-pack $3
  • Paper Mate Clearpoint mechanical pencil starter set, 2-pk $3 (coupon?)
  • OD school copy paper $3 ream
  • Post-it Flag plus highlighters, 2-pack $3 (coupon?)
  • Post-It fashion labels $3 (coupon?)
  • Post-It Super Sticky removable label pads $2 (coupon)
  • Sharpie Accent Generation highlighters, 5-pack $2
  • Scotch Magic tape w/donut dispenser $2
  • Staedtler plastic erasers, 4-pack $2
  • Fiskars 7″ student scissors $2
  • Paper Mate Profile retractable pens, 4-pack $2
  • Pentel R.S.V.P. pens, 5-pack $2 (these may be a better deal this week at Kroger)
  • 3M Command wire hooks, 3-pack $2 (coupon)
  • OD stainless steel ruler $2
  • Binder atlas $3
  • World wall stickers, 2-pack $5
  • uni-ball 207 retractable gel pens, 4-pack $4
  • Paper Mate Flair pens, 4-pack $4
  • OD double-pocket dividers w/insertable tabs $4
  • Scotch double-sided tape, 2-pack $4
  • Energizer Basic battery charger $4 (charges 4 AA or AAA NIMH – these make good stocking-stuffers at the holidays) $4 (reg $8.49)
  • Mr. Sketch 12-pack markers $5
  • OD perforated writing pads, 12-pack $5
  • EXPO Vis-a-Vis wet-erase markers, 8-pack $5
  • Foray battery-operated pencil sharpener $5
  • Ticonderoga pre-sharpened #2 pencils, 30-pack $5
  • PaperPro compact desktop stapler $5
  • Post-it Apple pop-up note dispenser $5
  • BOGO Free Paper Mate InkJoy pens, various sizes and prices
  • Acer Aspire AMD dual-core laptop $299.99

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.

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.

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