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 July 16, 2012  Posted by  Expired
school-supplies

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 for you.  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.

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)

Target

  • RoseArt Washable Glue Sticks, 2-pack 25¢
  • RoseArt Washable School Glue, 4 oz. 25¢
  • Purell Hand Sanitzer 8 oz. pump $2.99

Walgreens

  • Adventure Trails backpack $3.99
  • Wexford 2-Pocket Folder with Prongs 17¢ with in-ad coupon, limit 12
  • #2 pencils, 8-pack 39¢ (The Dixon pencils at Walmart work out to be a better deal.)
  • pencil sharpener 39¢
  • pencil case 39¢
  • index cards, 70-100 count 39¢
  • index card case 39¢
  • filler paper, 280 sheets, $1.59
  • 1-subject notebook 49¢ (cheaper at Walmart, Target, and Dillons)
  • composition book 69¢ (Cheaper at Walmart and Target)

Office Max

  • Purell .5 oz. Hand Sanitizer 10¢ (see coupon above)
  • Just Basics Assorted Ballpoint Pens 10-pack 25¢
  • Schoolio 1″ or 1.5″ Poly 3-ring binder $1
  • Sharpie Accent Yellow tank-style highlighters 4-pack $1
  • Kleenex Facial Tissue, 2-pack $3 (Might be better deals out there.)
  • Kingston 8GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drive $7.99
  • OfficeMax Poly 3-fastener folder 50¢
  • OfficeMax Clear Zipper Binder Pocket 50¢
  • Really Useful .14 liter storage box 50¢
  • Bic Round Stic Grip Ballpoint Pens 12-pack $2 (Walmart has a great price on Bic Cristal pens, and if you wait there might be a coupon)
  • POST-IT® 2×2 Notes Cube $2

MaxPerks Rewards (7/15 – 7/21)

  • BOISE X-9® 8.5×11 Multiuse Paper, 10-Ream Case $14.99 after MaxPerks Rewards
  • AVERY 5160® Laser Mailing Labels, 3,000-Pack 1¢ after MaxPerks Rewards
  • HAMMERMILL® 8.5×11 Copy Plus Paper, 500-Sheet Ream $1 after MaxPerks Rewards

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

Office Depot

  • tug™ Pencil Sharpener 10¢
  • Office Depot® Brand 2-Pocket Folders with and without Prongs, Assorted Colors 10¢
  • Office Depot® Brand Clipboard, 9″ x 12, Assorted Colors $4
  • Office Depot® Brand 3-Hole Paper Punch, 10-Sheet Capacity, $4
  • Purell® Instant Hand Sanitizer Pump, 8 Oz $2 (see coupon above)
  • Fiskars® 5″ Scissors For Kids, Blunt & Pointed Tip $2
  • Office Depot® Brand Flexible Ruler 12″, Assorted Colors 50¢
  • Locker Culture Wire Locker Shelf $3 each
  • Fashion 1″ Binders $3.99 each
  • BUY 1, GET 1 FREE Highlighters & Wood Pencils Reg. 99¢ – $14.49 (Mix or Match within each product category.)
  • Crayola® Crayons 24-PK 50¢ EA.
  • FORAY® Rollerball & Porous Point Single Pens 50¢ EA.
  • Office Depot® Brand Binder Clips 12-PK, Small $6
  • Office Depot® Brand Filing/Stacking Crates $6
  • Swingline® SmartTouch™ Staplers, Assorted Colors $6
  • Post-it® 3″ x 3″ Super Sticky Notes 5-PK, Assorted Colors, $6
  • Post-it® Flags, 5-PK, 100 Flags Per Pad, $4
  • Toshiba 2TB Desktop External USB 3.0 Hard Drive, $119.99
  • Lexar™ 8GB USB Drive $7.99 each
  • Ativa® 4GB Fashion USB Drive, $7.99 each

Kroger

In some areas, the following prices are good from Wednesday-Tuesday, 7/17.
All of these prices are with Dillons card.

  • Crayola Crayons 24-pack 29¢
  • Top Flight 1-subject notebook 19¢
  • pencil sharpener 50¢
  • pink eraser 50¢
  • Office Works craft glue, 4 oz. 50¢
  • kids scissors 50¢
  • Oxford twin pocket portfolio with or without tangs 15¢
  • Oxford 100-pack index cards 45¢
  • protractor 50¢
  • eraser caps (multi-pack) 50¢
  • Elmer’s 4 oz. school glue 69¢
  • 150-sheet filler paper 75¢
  • Bic Cristal pens, black, red, blue, or fashion colors 89¢
  • SRX Dry Erase markers 10-pack $3.99
  • Ticonderoga 24-pack pencils $2.99
  • Avery glue sticks 6-pack $2.79
  • CarolinaPad construction paper $1.49
  • Mead Five Star 4-pocket portfolio (folder) 99¢
  • Top Flight wireless notebook 80-sheets 99¢
  • Scotch kids scissors 99¢ (possible coupon)
  • Pentel RSVP ballpoint pens 99¢
  • A&W School box 99¢
  • Bic Brite Liner highlighters 5-pack $1.99
  • Ticonderoga eraser set (includes pink erasers and cap erasers) $1.99
  • Pentel Wow! pens, 5-pack $1.99
  • Top Flight 5-subject notebook $1.99
  • Top Flight 3-subject notebook $1.49
  • Crayola colored pencils, 12-pack $1.49
  • Crayola markers, 10-pack $1.49
  • Avery glue sticks 3-pack $1.49
  • Sharpie permanent markers, 2-pack $1.49
  • Crayola crayons 96-pack (with built-in sharpener) $4.99
  • Avery 1″ binder $3.49

Staples

For the week starting Sunday, July 15, here are the three items you can get for a penny at Staples:

  • Staples brand lined writing pads, yellow or white (normally $1.49)
  • Avery insertable 5-tab dividers, the kind you use in a three-ringed notebook (normally $1.49)
  • Avery one-inch binders (regularly $2.99)

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

50¢

  • Staples manual pencil sharpener
  • 30-count West Wipes
  • Plastic rulers
  • Staples translucent pencil box

$1

  • Staples compass or protractor
  • Staples dry erase markers
  • Expos dry-erase board cleaner
  • 5-pack Zebra Z-Grip retractable ballpoint pens

Did you find a great deal we missed? Share it here.

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 7/15 – 7/28

  1. Julie Sturgeon on said:

    In our city, Menards also has some good prices on school supply basics. And because they are seasonal item loss leaders, you aren’t overpaying.

  2. Carolyn Erickson on said:

    Great tip, Julie. I’ll check the Menards ads this week to see what kind of deals they have.