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 August 19, 2012  Posted by  Expired
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School has already started in some parts of the country, but the sales continue. 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.

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

Target

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

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

Walgreens

With in-ad coupons:

  • Walgreens facial tissue 99¢
  • Single-roll Tuf paper towels 5/$3 (60¢ ea.)
  • Mini memo or composition book 5/$1 (limit 10)
  • Wexford sticky page markers, 280-pack, or pencil or index card case 39¢ (limit 4)
  • Acco paper clips, 100-pack, or Wexford cap erasers, 15-pack, 29¢ (limit 3)

Other deals:

  • BOGO High Trails, Trailmaker, or Global Design backpacks Buy 1 at $10.99, get 1 free
  • BOGO Wexford, Avery, or Oxford binders
  • Sharpie marker (single) 39¢
  • Wexford index cards, 70 or 100-pack 39¢
  • Mead binders 33% off
  • Crayola washable markers, 8-pack, 2/$5
  • Crayola Super Tips, 20-pack 2/$5
  • Wexford sheet protectors, 10-pack 49¢
  • Wexford 5-tab dividers 49¢
  • Wexford construction paper, 96 sheets 99¢
  • Sharpie Accent highlighters, 2-pack 99¢

Office Max

All of these are in-store deals and available while supplies last.
Printable Office Max coupon for 20% off your purchase of supplies, backpacks, and more.

  • FREE notebooks after $5 min. purchase, before taxes, excludes Max Value items (limit 5 per household)

Max Value:

  • 12″ Ring Binder Ruler 5¢
  • OFFICEMAX 4-oz. White Glue 25¢
  • SCHOOLIO 1″ or 1.5″ 3-Ring Poly Binder 25¢
  • WESTCOTT 5″ Junior Blunt or Pointed Scissors 50¢
  • PAPER MATE Pink Pearl Erasers, 3-Pack 75¢
  • PAPER MATE Profile Black or Assorted Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 4-Pack $1

Other deals:

  • TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator $9.99
  • SANDISK Cruzer® 8GB USB Flash Drive $5.99
  • FREE calculator case with purchase of any graphing calculator
  • TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator $79.99
  • TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TI-84 Plus SE Graphing Calculator $119.99

MaxPerks Rewards

  • Avery 8160 Address Labels 1¢ (after MaxPerks rewards)
  • OFFICEMAX multi-use copy paper, 10-ream case $14.99 (after MaxPerks rewards)

Office Depot

  • Office Depot 2-pocket folders 1¢ (limit 10)
  • Office Depot student compass 25¢
  • Slider pencil box 1¢
  • Office Depot wood pencils, 8-pack 25¢
  • SchoolWorks 5″ scissors, pointed or blunt 25¢
  • Lexar 8GB USB drive $5.99
  • Master Lock combination padlock $3
  • Office Depot 13-pocket letter size poly expanding file $3
  • Post-it Super Sticky notes, 5-pk $5 (coupon)
  • BOGO select EXPO dry-erase markers and supplies (coupon)

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¢
  • Top Flight composition book 50¢
  • Office Works sharpeners or pencils 50¢
  • Oxford twin-pocket portfolio 15¢
  • Papermate Write Bros pens, 10-pack 3/$1
  • 150 sheets filler paper 75¢
  • Bic Cristal pens 89¢ (great price; even better if you can find a coupon)
  • Pentel Wow! pens 5-pk $1.99
  • Pilot G2 pens 2-pk $2.49
  • Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT $3.29
  • Office Works kids scissors 69¢
  • Crayola 20-pack Super Tip washable markers $3.49
  • Crayola 8-pack washable markers $2.49
  • Boys or Girls character backpacks $13.49

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)

Staples

As has been the case all summer long, you need to spend a minimum of $5 on something else before the penny deals kick in. Also, unless stated otherwise, you are limited to two of these deals per person/purchase.

For the week starting Sunday, August 19th, here are the best prices on school supplies at Staples:

  • Staples 1-subject spiral notebook (wide rule) (limit 6)

25¢

  • Staples school glue (limit 4)

50¢

  • Staples index cards, 100 per pack (regularly $1)
  • BIC Velocity retractable ballpoint pens (regularly $2.49)
  • Staples mini composition books (regularly $1.99)

$1

  • BIC erasers with grips (regularly $2.99)
  • Staples writing pad (regularly$1.49 to $1.79)
  • Staples Hype grip highlighters (regularly $4.99)
  • Staples wireless notebooks, college ruled (regularly $2)

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.

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