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  • Best Back to School Sales: 7/15 – 7/21/2012 *Updated*

    I’m helping out our school’s summer supply drive by putting together a list of the week’s best back to school deals. This list is based on ads for the Los Angeles area. If you’re not local, you may want to check your ad to see if your offers are the same.


    You can learn about Staples Easy Rebates and Staples Rewards here. If you’re a teacher, you may be able to purchase more than the listed limit of penny items – ask in-store about exceptions.

    Staples 8.5×11 Writing Pad 1 cent with $5 minimum purchase
    Limit 2

    Avery Insertables 5-tab Dividers 1 cent with $5 minimum purchase
    Limit 2

    Bic Matic-Grip mechanical pencils 5-pack FREE after Easy Rebate
    Pay $4.29 + tax, Receive $4.29 rebate; Limit 1

    Staples Multipurpose Paper Ream $1 after Easy Rebate
    Pay $6.99 + tax, Receive $5.99 rebate; Limit 2

    Staples Photo Paper 50-pack $1 after Easy Rebate
    Pay $14.99 + tax, Receive $13.99 rebate; Limit 4

    Bic Velocity Black Pens 2-pack $0.25

    Staples Single-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener $0.50

    Lucky SuperSoft Antibacterial Wipes 30-pack $0.50

    Westcott 12″ Ruler $0.50

    Staples Translucent Pencil Box $0.50

    Avery Durable 1″ Binder 1 cent with $5 minimum purchase
    Limit 2

    Staples Translucent Plastic Clipboard Memo-size $1

    Staedtler Compass or Protractor $1

    Staples Remarx Dry-Erase Markers 6-pack $1

    Expo Dry-Erase Board Cleaner $1

    Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens 5-pack $1
    $2/1 Zebra Writing Instrument printable
    FREE after coupon
    Note: I always have issues using manufacturer’s coupons at Staples. They do accept them, but getting them processed is a hassle.

    Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer $2

    Bic Brite Liner Grip Highlighters $2

    Scotch Transparent Tape 3-pack $2

    Bic Wite-Out 2-pack $3

    Zebra Cadoozle Mechanical Pencils 28-pack $5

    Sharpie Permanent Markers 12-pack $5

    Westcott 8″ Scissors 3-pack $5

    8GB SanDisk Cruzer Flash Drive $5.99
    Regular price $24.99

    Backpacks 25-50% off

    Note: Aside from the penny and Easy Rebate items, the ad does not state limits on other sale items. However, the registers will likely be programmed for a limit of 4 on the $0.25 and $0.50 items; other items may be limited as well.


    Office Depot Brand 2-Pocket Folders with or without prongs $0.10
    Limit 10 per household/business

    Tug Pencil Sharpener $0.10
    Limit 3 per household/business

    Office Depot Flexible Ruler $0.50
    Limit 3 per household/business

    Crayola Crayons 24-pack $0.50
    Limit 3 per household/business

    Foray Rollerball & Porous Point Single Pens $0.50
    Limit 10 per household/business

    Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer $2

    Fiskars 5″ Scissors $2

    Elmer’s X-Treme School Glue Stick $2

    Office Depot Unscented Facial Tissue 3-pack $2

    Highlighters and Wood Pencils Buy One, Get One Free

    Backpacks 25% off


    RoseArt School Glue or 2-pack Glue Sticks $0.25

    Bic Cristal Pens 10-pack $0.99

    Crayola Crayons 8-count in 12 Target-exclusive themes $0.99

    Kleenex or Puffs $1.25
    $0.50/3 Kleenex from 7/8 Smart Source Insert (exp 8/12/2012)
    $0.50/3 Puffs from 7/1 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/2012)
    $1.08 each when you buy 3 after coupon

    Trend School Supplies $1 – $1.50
    Fashion composition books, notebooks and portfolios, Fashion Coin purses, pencil cases, erasers, and wood pencils

    Glam School Supplies $1.50
    Pencil Set, notebook or scissors

    LEGO or Hello Kitty notebooks and composition books $2

    Huggies Baby Wipes Refills $12.49
    Get a $5 Target gift card when you buy 2
    $0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes from 7/8 Smart Source Insert (exp 8/4/2012)
    $9.49 each when you buy 2 after coupon & gift card
    As low as 1.9 cents per wipe, which is an excellent deal!

    Lunch Kits $8 – $12

    Backpacks $13 – $41


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

    Wexford or Penway School Supplies $0.39
    No. 2 Pencils 8-pack, Pencil Sharpeners, Pencil Case, Index Cards, Index Card Case

    Wexford or Penway 1 Subject Notebook $0.49

    Wexford Kids Scissors $0.49

    Wexford or Penway Composition Book $0.69

    Elmer’s Glue $0.79 with in-ad coupon

    Expo Dry Erase Markers 2-pack Buy One, Get One Free @ $2.49
    $1.25 each

    Pilot Easy Touch Pens 2/$3

    Wexford or Penway Filler Paper $1.59

    PrintWorks Multipurpose Paper 400 sheets $2.99

    Backpack $3.99

    Sharpie Markers 12-pack $4.99

    School Supplies Buy One, Get One Free
    Notebooks, Binders, Themebooks, Portfolio, Scented Pens, Calculators & more


    Through Wednesday, you can get a coupon at the red Coupon Center for $4 off a $20 purchase when you scan you ExtraCare card. Learn about shopping at CVS, including more about the ExtraCare card and Extra Bucks rewards.

    Caliber 2-Pocket Folder 10/$1

    Caliber 1-subject Notebook 3/$1

    CVS Facial Tissue $0.88
    Limit 10

    Mead Index Cards or Envelopes $1

    Caliber Pencils 10-count or Multi-size Pencil Sharpener $1

    Paper Mate Mechanical Pencil 10-count Buy One, Get One 50% off

    Expo Dry Erase Markers 4-count $3.99

    Caliber 100% Tree-Free Multipurpose Paper $3.99

    Crayola Products Spend $15, Get $3 ECB

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