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  • Best Back to School Sales: 7/8 – 7/14/2012

    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.

    STAPLES

    There is a printable coupon for $5 off a $30+ purchase that’s valid this week – you should be able to stack it with the rebate items to score some serious bargains. 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.

    RoseArt crayons 24-pack 1 cent with $5 minimum purchase
    Limit 2

    Staples school glue 1 cent with $5 minimum purchase
    Limit 2

    BIC Round Stic black ballpoint pens 1 cent with $5 minimum purchase
    Limit 2

    Scotch Super Glue Gel FREE after Easy Rebate
    Pay $2.99, Receive $2.99 rebate; Limit 1

    Staples multipurpose paper ream $0.25 after Easy Rebate
    Pay $6.99, Receive $6.74 rebate; Limit 2

    HP Everyday 8.5″ x 11″ photo paper $0.50 after Easy Rebate
    Pay $9.49, Receive $8.99 rebate; Limit 4

    StaplesĀ® 2013 desktop calendar FREE after Easy Rebate
    Pay $4.99, Receive $4.99 rebate; Limit 2

    Really Useful 0.14 L box $0.25

    Paper Mate Sharpwriter mechanical pencils 5-pack $0.25

    Staples pink block erasers 3-pack $0.50

    Staples side-coil memo book $0.50

    BIC Great Erase dry-erase markers, fine tip $0.50

    Slider pencil case $0.50

    Sharpie permanent markers, black fine tip 5-pack $1

    Staples glue sticks 4-pack $1

    Westcott kid’s scissors 2-pack $1

    Kingston 8GB USB flash drive $7.99

    Backpacks 25-50% off

    Recycle an old binder, get $2 off a new binder
    no limits

    Crayola washable markers, crayons and watercolors $2

    RoseArt classic washable markers $1

    Staples Postscript mechanical pencils 12-pack $1

    Quartet Re-Writables mini dry-erase markers 6-pack $2

    Staples Hype! Yellow highlighters 6-pack $2

    Zebra Sarasa retractable black gel pens 5-pack $2

    All Staples Strata pens 5-pack $2

    Staples Pull & Seal #10 envelopes 25-pack $1

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

    OFFICE DEPOT

    Avery Index Maker Clear Label Dividers With Color Tabs FREE after Rewards
    Pay $5.79-$6.99, Receive 100% back via Rewards

    Select 3M Labels White Address Labels FREE after Rewards
    Pay $25.99, Receive 100% back via Rewards

    PaperPro Compact Desktop Stapler FREE after Rewards
    Pay $10.99, Receive 100% back via Rewards

    Select Post-it Pop-up Note Dispenser FREE after Rewards
    Pay $9.99, Receive 100% back via Rewards

    Scented Mr. Sketch Markers 12-pack FREE after Rewards
    Pay $7.99, Receive 100% back via Rewards

    Uni-ball 207 Retractable Gel Pens 12-pack FREE after Rewards
    Pay $18.99, Receive 100% back via Rewards

    Sanford Sharpie Permanent Markers 12-pack FREE after Rewards
    Pay $9.99, Receive 100% back via Rewards

    Office Depot Brand #10 Clean-Seal Security Envelopes 50-pack FREE after Rewards
    Pay $5.29, Receive 100% back via Rewards

    TARGET

    Poly Portfolio 2-pocket $0.50

    Poly Portfolio 2-pocket with prongs $0.50

    Notebooks 1-subject $0.75

    Crayola Markers 10-count or Colored Pencils 12-count $0.99

    Fiskars Kid Scissors $1.50

    Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons $4

    Sharpie Permanent Markers or Pocket Highlighters 2-count $1

    Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes 20-count $1

    WALGREENS

    Wexford or Penway Filler Paper $0.79 with in-ad coupon

    Wexford 2-Pocket Folders 8/$1 with in-ad coupon

    Penway Crayons $0.39

    Scotch Mailers $0.49 with in-ad coupon

    Assorted Crayola Art Supplies $4.99

    Elmer’s 6-pack School Glue or 5-pack Colored Glue Sticks $2.99

    Scotch Tape B1G1 Free
    Magic, Transparent, Packaging

    Fiskars Scissors $0.99

    Wexford Yellow Pencils 20-pack $0.99

    Sharpie 8-pack Permanent Markers or 3-4 pack Pens $3.99

    Penway Classic Markers $1.50

    Papermate Mechanical Pencils $1.99


    Banner ad via Escalate Media Network

    Comments

    1. Sorry for the newbie question, but how do the office depot rewards work?

      • Chief Family Officer says:

        That’s a fair question, but I can’t really say since I’ve never done them myself (I rarely shop at Office Depot). However, based on this FAQ, it looks like they work pretty much like Staples Rewards. You get a quarterly Rewards certificate that you can spend at Office Depot only. Hope that helps!

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