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Aug 162014
 
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We put together a quick and easy 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 check out these articles in our Back-to-School Guide:

The deals for this week are listed below. Be sure to look for printable coupons for office and school supplies, as well as coupons in your Sunday paper and combine them with sales to get the lowest possible prices.

Staples School Supply Deals

Starting 8/17

  • FREE after $3 Easy Rebate: Paper Mate Profile ballpoint pens, extra bold, 4-pack, limit 1
  • $1 after Easy Rebate and in-ad coupon: Hammermill Copy Plus copy paper, 500 sheets
  • $89.99 after $20 Easy Rebate: Texas Instruments TI-84 grahping calculator

In-ad coupons
$1 off any one Sharpie writing product
$1 off any one PaperMate writing product
$1 off any one uniball writing product
$1 off any one Expo dry-erase product
$1 off any one Mr. Sketch marker product

Less List (these prices are good throughout the back-to-school season):

  • 17 cents: 1-subject spiral notebook
  • 25 cents: wood ruler, 12-inch
  • 39 cents: school glue, 4 oz.
  • 48 cents: ruled white 3×5 index cards, 100-pack
  • 50 cents: composition book
  • 50 cents: Crayola crayons, 24-pack
  • 68 cents: #2 pencils, 12-pack
  • 68 cents: dual dome pencil sharpener
  • 75 cents: slider pencil cases
  • 82 cents: filler paper
  • 96 cents: cap erasers, pink, 12-pack
  • 96 cents: pink erasers, 3-pack
  • 97 cents: Crayola colored pencils, 12-pack
  • 97 cents: Crayola classic markers, fine or broad line, 10-pack
  • $1 BIC mechanical pencils, .7mm, 5-pack
  • $1 BIC Cristal ballpoint pens, 10-pack
  • $1.25 washable glue sticks, clear or purple, 4-pack
  • $2 Staples Stickies 1/2 inch page flags, 125-pack
  • $2.75 Post-It Notes, 3×3 inches, 4-pack
  • $3.99 Kleenex facial tissues, 3-pack
  • $5 power strip
  • $7 Lexar 16GB USB flash drive

Staples has a Back-to-School 110% Price Match Guarantee.

Target School Supply Coupons and Weekly Sale

Match the weekly deals with Target printable, mobile, or Cartwheel coupons for the biggest savings.

Mobile coupons
$1 off purchase of two up &up school supplies

Printable coupons
$1 purchase of two BIC writing items
$2 off select Crayola purchase of $10 or more
$2 off Mead Five Star zipper binder
$1 off purchase of two Paper Mate items
$1 off select Pilot Frixon
$1 off Post-It Notes item
$1 off Scotch tape or scissors item
$1 off Uni-ball writing item
$1 off purchase of two select Sharpie items
$1 off Rubbermaid LunchBlox modular kit or beverage bottle
50 cents off Wet Ones moist wipes, 18-count or larger
$1 off Yoobi school supply purchase of $5 or more

Walmart School Supply Deals

  • $3.77 Master Lock dial combination lock
  • $199.99 HP 15-F009WM Laptop

The following prices advertised 8/10, but are likely to be good all season.

  • 15 cents: 2-pocket paper folder, with or without prongs
  • 25 cents: 1-subject spiral notebooks
  • 75 cents: filler paper, wide or college rule, 150 sheets
  • 97 cents: Dixon #2 pencils, 20-pack
  • $4.97 Tech Gear zipper binder, 1.5 inch
  • $4.97 Clorox disinfecting wipes, 3-pack
  • $3.47 Kleenex facial tissues, 85 sheets, 4-pack
  • $8.47 Kleenex facial tissues, 160 sheets, 6-pack
  • various rollbacks on Fruit of the Loom girls and boys socks, tees, and underwear

Walmart will price-match competitors’ advertised prices.

OfficeMax / Office Depot School Supply Deals

Starting 8/17. OfficeMax sales vary by region.
Region A:

  • 25 cents: translucent pencil pouch, limit 3
  • 50 cents: 1 inch flexible plastic 3-ring binder, limit 3
  • $1: 3-ring notebook hole-punch, limit 3

Region B:
25 cents:

  • slider pencil box
  • pourable glue, 4 oz
  • plastic 12-inch ruler
  • wood pencils, 8-pack

Both regions:

  • $5.99: Lexar 16GB flash drive
  • $49.99 Apex 7″ Android (Jellybean OS)tablet
  • $99.99 Toshiba 7″ Android (KitKat OS) tablet, Bluetooth 4.0
  • FREE case & earbuds bundle with the purchase of any advertised tablet
  • $219.99 Toshiba Satellite C55 laptop, 15.6 inch screen
  • Sunday-Tuesday only: $49.99 Briessa mid-back chair

Walgreens School Supply Sales

Starting 8/17. With Walgreens card

7/$1 or 29 cents each

    • 2-Pocket Paper Folder with Prongs
    • mini memo or mini composition books, 40 to 80 sheets

49 cents

    • Sharpie Marker
    • Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils, 10-pack
    • Paper Mate Stick Pens, 10-pack
    • Highlighters, 6 pk.

99 cents

    • Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 pk.,
    • Crayola Markers, 8 or 10 pk. or
    • Crayola Crayons, 24 pk.
  • $3.99 Backpack or 2-pack drawstring bags
  • $6.99 PNY 8GB flash drive
  • $6.99 Duracell AA or AAA batteries, 8-pack
  • $10.99 Energizer AA or AAA batteries, 16-pack

With in-ad coupon (clip or load to card):
7/$1

  • Wexford mini highlighter, limit 7

19 cents

  • Wexford pink erasers, 2-pack, limit 3
  • Wexford cap erasers, 15-pack, limit 3

29 cents

  • Wexford 3×5 index cards, 100-pack, limit 3

3/$1

  • Wexford poly portfolio, limit 3

39 cents

  • Wexford flexible plastic ruler, limit 3
  • Wexford school glue, 4 oz., limit 3
  • posterboard, 22×28 inches, limit 3

49 cents

  • Soho clear school supplies box, limit 2

69 cents

  • Wexford poly binder, 1-inch, limit 3
  • Wexford poly spiral notebook, 70 sheets, limit 3
  • Wexford composition book, 80 sheets, limit 3
  • Wexford index tab dividers with pockets, 5-pack, limit 3
  • Wexford sheet protectors, 10-pack, limit 3
  • 79 cents Wexford legal pads, 2 or 3-pack, limit 3

79 cents

  • BIC Briteliner highlighters, 5-pack, limit 2

99 cents

  • Wexford poly spiral one-subject notebook, 80 sheets, limit 3
  • Wexford ballpoint pens, 20-pack, limit 3
  • Wexford construction paper, 9×12 inches, 96 sheets, limit 3
  • Zebra Z-Grip retractable pens, 5-pack, limit 3

Kroger School Supply Deals

With Kroger card. Prices advertised for 7/23-7/29, but may be valid all season.

  • 50% off: backpacks, select varieties and sizes
  • 40% off: Lunch kits, select varieties, limited to stock on hand
  • 15 cents: Oxford 2-pocket portfolios, with or without tangs
  • 19 cents: Top Flight 1-subject spiral notebook, limit 10
  • 29 cents: OfficeWorks school glue, 4 oz.
  • 47 cents: Oxford ruled index cards, 3×5, 100-count
  • 49 cents: OfficeWorks pencils, 10-count
  • 79 cents: Top Flight filler paper, 150-count
  • 89 cents: Dixon #2 pencils, 8-pack
  • 97 cents: OfficeWorks invisible tape, 1/2″ x 800″
  • 99 cents: Crayola Classic markers
  • 99 cents: Hi-Liters, 4-pack
  • 99 cents: retractable pens, 5-pack
  • $1.89: InkJoy pens, fashion or business colors, 8-pack
  • $1.99: Pentel Wow pens, select varieties, 5-pack
  • $1.99: Crayola watercolors, 8 colors
  • $1.99: Elmer’s purple glue sticks, 6-pack
  • $2.47: Pilot G2 pens, select varieties, 2-count
  • $2.99: Ticonderoga pencils, 24-pack
  • $3.49: Office Works multi-purpose paper, 500 sheets
  • $3.99: Georgia Pacific copy paper, 500 sheets
  • $3.99: Dry erase board value pack
  • $8.99: Sharpie permanent markers, 12-pack

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

  1. Rebecca @ Stapler Confessions on said:

    What a great resource!
    Staples came out with two coupons that make some of their sale items better: The Hammermill paper is FREE with coupon (!) and there is a 15% off writing instruments coupon, making the Sharpies and all the other pens an even better deal :)