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Since July I have posted weekly school supply sales.  They have been incredible, with many items selling for less than half what they would during the rest of the year.  Those deals are coming to an end.  I’ve heard reports that stores like Walmart, Target and Big Lots are no longer restocking.  It’s time to grab the deals NOW! Once again Penny has added her expertise to finding some great savings. Here are the best Back to School bargains this week – August 13 – 19, 2017 from 14 different stores!

Back to School Bargains this week August 13 2017

Best Back to School Bargains this week:


Here is a pack of 3 pretty fabric zippered pencil cases
Box of 96 pre-sharpened Ticonderoga Pencils. (8 packs of 12 each) I’ve been told by many teachers that this is the brand they prefer and often assign in class.  Consider donating a box to the class or another local school.
Best deal on pencil sharpeners.  1 pack of 72 sharpeners is a good deal, but 2 packs (144) is the BEST deal!


Crayola colored pencils 12 pk, $1
Pencil pouch, $1
Plastic school box, $1
Dixon Pencils, 8ct. for $1
iMagine crayons 24 ct, 3 for $1
Poly Portfolio, 3 for $1
Remember next Saturday, August 19 there is a $5 off $25 coupon


$5 off $15 purchase of School Supplies Digital Coupons (must sign up to get coupons)


There are lots of wonderful back to school bargains at Dollar Tree – all for $1.  If you can’t find stock in your local store (mine has a VERY limited supply!) then you can order ONLINE here and have them shipped to your store for FREE!

12 Pencil Sharpeners for $1

pencil sharpeners at Dollar Tree Best Back to School Bargains

5 large erasers for $1scented erasers at dollar tree best back to school bargainsCheck out all that is available in School Supplies at Dollar Tree!  Remember there is FREE Ship to store available!


BIC round stic grip ballpoint pens 12 pk, .50 (limit 5)
BIC Xtra fun #2 pencils 8 pk, .50 (limit 5)
*Use $1/2 BIC coupon in 8/6 Smart Source insert, exp 9/2
Staples dual pencil sharpener, .50 (no limit)
Staples poly comp book 70 sheets, .50 (limit 5)
Crayola crayons 24 pk, .50 (limit 30)
Staples translucent pencil box, .50 (limit 5)
Staples 1 subject notebook, .25 (limit 30)
2 pocket poly folders, .50 (limit 30)
Dual Pencil Sharpener, .50
Staples 3×5 Index Cards, .50
Staples Filler Paper, .50 (limit 5)
Elmer’s Liquid Glue, .50

Great Paper Deals at Staples:

  1. Staples copy paper 750 sheets, $8.99, and receive $7.99 in Easy Rebate (limit 3)
  2. Staples copy paper 4-ream case, $19.99, Pay only $18.99 with this coupon and Easy Rebate (limit 3)



penny deals Office Depot August 13 Best Back to School Bargains

Spiral 1-subject notebook, .01 w/$5 additional purchase (limit 3)
Wood pencils 12 pk, .01 w/$5 additional purchase (limit 3)
Liquid glue, .01 w/$5 additional purchase (limit 3)
12” plastic ruler, .01 w/$5 additional purchase (limit 3)

Poly Envelopes, .50
Art Street 9″x12″ Construction Paper Pad, $2
Westcott KleenEarth 8″ All-Purpose Scissors, 2pk, $3
Scholastic color pencils 24 pk, $2

Great Paper Deals at Office Depot/Office Max through August 26:

  1. Office Depot brand multipurpose 1 ream paper, 1 Penny! Pay $6 (regularly $8.29 and earn $5.99 back in rewards)
    (Limit 3 rewards offers per member. Bonus Rewards: Office Depot® Brand Multipurpose Ream Paper: Valid in-store, online, by phone or fax from 7/30/17 – 8/26/17 11:59 PM ET or while supplies last, whichever occurs first. Limit 3 offers per member per week.
  2. Office Depot brand color reams, 1 Penny! Pay $6 (earn $5.99 back in rewards)
    (Limit 2 rewards offers per member. Bonus Rewards: Office Depot® Brand School Color Ream Paper: Valid in-store only from 7/30/17 – 8/26/17 or while supplies last, whichever occurs first. Limit 2 offers per member per week.)
  3. Office Depot brand 3 ream case, $1! Pay $11 (regulary $12, and earn back $10 in rewards)
    Limit 2 rewards offers per member. Bonus Rewards: Office Depot® Brand Copy Paper 3-Ream Case Paper: Valid in-store, online, by phone or fax from 7/30/17 – 8/26/17 11:59 PM ET or while supplies last, whichever occurs first. Limit 2 offers per member per week.

Still More Stores to Check so keep reading! Back to School Bargains this week:


***5x everyday points coupon on the front of their ad…make sure the
cashier scans it

PaperMate Write Bros pens or pencils 10 pk, .49 (limit 2)
Wexford 2 pocket-folders, 10 for $1 (or .19 each)
Select Crayola art supplies (markers, watercolors, colored pencils), .99 (limit 2)
Sharpie highlighters 4 pk, .99 (limit 2)
Wexford dry erase markers 8 pk, .99
Wexford retractable gel pens 4 or 10 pk, 50% off
Mini memo or comp books, 6 for $1 or .29 ea
Wexford highlighters or 2 pk erasers, 5 for $1 or .49 each
Wexford school scissors or dome pencil sharpener, .39
PaperMate pens 2 pk, .69
Sharpie highlighters 2 pk, .69
Sharpie, Zebra or PaperMate pens or markers, .99
Select mechanical pencils 30 pk, $1.99
Colored pencils 12 pk, .79
Organizational pouches, cases, boxes, 40% off


Select back to school accessories or Bic pens 10 ct., $1
BUY 1 GET 1* 50% OFF WITH CARD Select Caliber, backpacks, lunch bags, bags, back to school supplies or Master lock.
Caliber 2-Pocket Folder Assorted colors, 3 for $1 or .47 each
****Five Star notebooks, folders or binders: SPEND $20 GET $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards


Select Back To School Stationery Supplies, .99-$1.99, advertised as 1/2 PRICE!
***Earn 500 Plenti points* Worth $5.00 when you buy $15 of these items. Selection will vary at store.


You can shop in-store, or Walmart ONLINE HERE and to stock up on school supplies. Have them ship to your store for free shipping for more school supply items beyond just what’s listed below, such as calculators, etc.  While most of these sales are “in store only” not everything is listed as such.

CraZart washable markers, 10 ct., .50
CraZart colored pencils, 12 ct., .50
CraZart crayons, 24 ct., .25
Wooden Ruler, .25
Crayola Brand markers, 10 ct., 97
Crayola Brand colored pencils, 12 ct., .97
Crayola Brand crayons, 24 ct., .50
Composition books, 100 sheet, .50
Walmart brand lined notebook paper, 150 ct., .82
Plastic pencil box, .99
PenGear pink erasers, 2 ct., .48
Dixon #2 pencils, 20 ct., .97
Elmers glue – 4 glue sticks or 1 bottle, .50


Crayola colored pencils 12 pk, .99
***Check the Cartwheel Coupons – there are several including 5% off all Up&Up School Supplies


Many BackPacks on sale for $5
Elmer’s Liquid Glue, .50
Elmer’s Glue sticks, 8 pk, $2.50
Poly 2 pocket folders, .50


1-subject notebooks 70 sheets, .17

SMITHS (or Kroger affiliate supermarkets have Back to School Bargains too! – prices effective till 9/11)

1 subject notebooks, 70 sheets, wide or college ruled, .19
Paper Mate mechanical pencils, 10 ct, $1 (less .75/1 coupon in 7/30 SmartSource)
Paper Mate pens, 10 ct black or blue or assorted colors, $1 (less .75/1 coupon in 7/30 SS)

Check out my post about DOLLAR DAYS online, for a few other school supply items you can purchase in bulk.  The shipping may seem high at first, but use the chat function to see if they will lower it.  Often churches or other non-profit groups especially get a great reduction.

Check out all the deals I list here at JOY with Purpose!

And make sure to check out all my craft ideas.  They are easy and fun and perfect to both use for your family OR to donate!







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4 Comments on Back to School Bargains This Week

  1. Have you checked out Hollar online for supplies? 20 pencil sharpeners for $1. 50 pencil-top erasers for $1. Items sell out quick but they try to restock popular items if they can.

  2. My Wal-Mart just marked plastic pencil cases down to $0.48. I’m waiting for them to go down a bit more, hopefully!

    • YAY – I love when they do that! Mine has not – but our schools don’t start until after Labor Day. There will be a rolling clearance sale throughout the country because of all the different school starting dates.

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