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  • Best Back to School Deals: 8/7 – 8/13/11

    I’m helping out our school’s summer supply drive by putting together a list of the week’s best back to school deals.

    STAPLES {deals are regional this year; be sure to check your local ad; deals below are from my Los Angeles ad}

    2-pocket folder $0.01 with $5 minimum purchase (limit 10; through Wednesday only)

    Zebra Z-Grip retractable ballpoint pens, medium, black 7-pack FREE after Easy Rebate (pay $4, receive $4 rebate; limit 1)

    Staples Pink Cap Erasers $0.10 (limit 2)

    Sharpie permanent markers, fine, black, 2-pack $0.25 (limit 2)

    Slider Pencil Case $0.50

    Staples Jumbo Paper Clips 50-count $0.50

    Bic Wite-Out Quick Dry 2-pack $0.50 (limit 2)

    Use $1/2 Bic Stationery Products from 7/31 Smart Source insert

    FREE after coupon

    (Note: This worked great for me today!)

    Hammermill copy paper $0.50 after Easy Rebate (pay $4.99, receive $4.49 rebate; limit 2)

    Suggested Scenario #1:


    1 Zebra Z-Grip Pens @ $4

    2 Bic Wite-Out @ $0.50 each

    10 2-pocket folders @ $0.01 each


    $1/2 Bic Stationery Products 7/31 Red Plum insert

    Pay: $4.10 + tax

    Receive: $4 Easy Rebate for Zebra pens

    Total Cost: $0.10 + tax

    Note: This worked fine for me today. If you are told that your total must be over $5 after coupons, you can point out that Staples will get reimbursed $1 + $0.08 handling fee by Bic for the coupon. Expect some difficulty redeeming the coupon, as Staples registers don’t easily accept manufacturer’s coupons.

    Suggested Scenario #2:

    1 Hammermill copy paper @ $4.99

    2 Bic Wite-Out @ $0.50 each

    10 2-pocket folders @ $0.01 each


    $1/2 Bic Stationery Products 7/31 Red Plum insert

    Pay: $5.09 + tax

    Receive: $4.49 Easy Rebate

    Alternative Suggested Scenario #2:

    1 Hammermill copy paper @ $4.99

    1 Staples pink cap erasers @ $0.10

    10 2-pocket folders @ $0.01 each

    Pay: $5.19 + tax

    Receive: $4.49 Easy Rebate for Hammermill

    Total Cost: $0.70 + tax

    Note that you can do Scenario #2 twice because you can get 2 rebates for the paper. Learn more about Staples Easy Rebates here.


    Scholastic School Glue $0.01 (limit 5 per household/business)

    Sharpie Fine-Point Permanent Markers 5-pack $1 (limit 3 per household/business)

    Office Depot Brand Multipurpose Paper $1 after

    Mail In Rebate (pay $6.49, receive $5.49 Visa Prepaid card; limit 2 per household/business)

    Wilson Jones 1″ Flexible Poly Binders $0.50 (limit 3 per household/business)

    All Foray Single Rollerball & Porous Point Pens $0.50

    Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers 3-pack $0.50

    (limit 3 per household/business)

    Office Depot Brand Staple Remover $0.50 (limit 5 per household/business)


    Five Star 1-subject notebook $1

    $1/2 Mead Five Star Products 8/7 Red Plum insert

    $1/2 Mead Five Star products printable {no longer available?}

    $0.50 each when you buy 2

    Sharpie 2-count fine-tip markers $1

    $1/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Item printable Target Web coupon {no longer available?}


    Post-It Notes Pad 90-count $1

    Up & Up Erasers 2-count or Pencil Sharpener $0.20

    RoseArt 2-count Glue Sticks or 4-oz Washable School Glue $0.20

    Up & Up Ruler, Pencil Box or Binder Pencil Pouch $0.50

    Poly Folder $0.50

    Up & Up Index Cards 100-count $0.50

    Mead Notebook 70-sheets $0.50

    PaperMate Eagle Pens 10-count $0.50

    Use $1/1 Papermate Writing Utensil Item printable Target Web coupon

    2 FREE after coupon

    Bic Shimmers Mechanical Pencils 8-count $0.90

    Use $1/2 Bic Stationary Products 7/31 Smart Source insert

    $0.40 each when you buy 2

    Up & Up Pencils 24-count $0.90

    Up & Up Kids Scissors 2-count $0.90


    Crayola Crayons 24-pack FREE after Register Rewards (pay $1, receive $1 Register Reward)

    Note: This is a regional deal; it’s in my local ad so it should be available throughout SoCal. Keep in mind that stock will be limited.

    Expo Markers, 2 pack $0.99

    Use $2/2 Expo Markers (any) printable

    2 FREE after coupon

    Note: Coupon will beep because it is over the price of the items and will need to be adjusted down to $1.98 per Walgreens’ Coupon Policy.

    School Supplies $0.99

    Designer Themebook, 70 sheet

    Puffs, 58, 68, or 100 sheet

    Penway or Wexford Filler Paper

    3 – Subject Composition or Notebook

    Paper Mate EraserMate Pens, 4 pack

    Sharpie Gels, 2 pack

    Sharpie Accent Highlighter, 4 pack

    School Supplies 2/$3 with in-ad coupon

    Crayola Watercolors, 8 pack

    Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 pack

    Penway or Wexford Pencil Sharpener $0.39 with in-ad coupon

    School Supplies $0.69 with in-ad coupon

    It’s Academic Stretch Book Cover

    Penway Carryall Pouch

    Corner Office or Wexford $0.99 with in-ad coupon

    Correction Fluid, 2 pack

    Gel Ink Pens, 4 pack

    2 Pocket Folder with Prongs 6/$1 with in-ad coupon

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