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There are so many sales this week, July 30 through August 5. Not just office supply stores have great deals, but department stores, supermarkets and drug store chains! And this week a toy store – ToysRUs, has the very best deal on Crayola crayons! As with any sale, you must know YOUR price point. Just because an item says it is “on sale” doesn’t mean it’s the best price you can get! But with Penny’s help, I’ve compiled the best Back to School Deals this week!
Here are the best Back to School Deals this week!
TOYS R US:
This is the BEST DEAL all year ON CRAYOLA CRAYONS:
Crayola Crayons, 24 ct., 3 for $1 – must be purchased in sets of 3 for the deal, limit of 9 (in-store only)
Westcott scissors, pencil sharpeners and erasers, Top Flight marble composition and 1-subject notebooks, Scotch tape 2-pk, $1
Top Flight 2-pocket portfolios, 4 for $1
BIC Cristal or Paper Mate pens 8-10 pk, .29
Wexford protractor or dome pencil sharpener, .39
Wexford erasers 2 or 15 pk, .29
Wexford glue sticks 3 pk or jumbo glue sticks, .39
Wexford/Mead/Walgreens “folders, highlighters, mini memo or mini comp books” 7 for $1 (or .29 ea)
Crayola classic markers or thin line classic markers 10 pk, .99
Wexford #2 pencils 8 pk, .49
Wexford or Storex pencil box, 1″ poly binders, 4 ct. dry eraser markers, or composition books, .69
Expo/Sharpie/Ticonderoga/Fiskars highlighters = 4 pk, pencil sharpener, 5” scissors, dry erase markers 2 pk, .69 each
While it is not in this week’s ad, I have heard that some Walgreen’s will have Wexford Backpacks, in various prints and colors, for just $3 (regularly $5). That might be worth checking to see if they are available at your local store.
Penny suggests to check for supplies—in the regular seasonal aisle, the office supply aisle, and at the end of the toy aisle. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, you can ask for a rain check. Some stores will limit your rain check to 6, but her cashier wrote 20.
If you are purchasing in bulk – this is a good deal. 48 small rulers – small enough to fit in a pencil case – colorful and fun, and could be used also as a bookmark.
For a serious ruler – here is a 6″ protractor (in inches and metric measurements) – very good quality, in a lot of 100.
This might seem strange, but I always pack one of these small sewing kits from Amazon into all of my donated pencil cases. They cost pennies and such a little thing to add – but could be incredibly useful overseas for every girl AND boy.
Bright colorful zippered pencil cases , 24 count, from Amazon. Good reviews and they hold ALOT – (has 3 ring holes if you want to store them inside a binder).
OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICE MAX:
Many of these deals are limited to “in store only” but if you do purchase online – HERE is a great COUPON: take 30% Off Your Total Purchase of $30 or More of Back-to-School items, print and tech services. Expires 08/05/2017.
Office Depot brand notebook paper, .01 w/$5 minimum purchase, limit 3
Office Depot brand eraser caps 12 ct, .25, limit 3
Office Depot brand wood metal-edge ruler 12”, .25, limit 3
Office Depot brand index cards 3×5 100 pk, .50, limit 3
Office Depot brand mechanical pencils 6 pk, .50, limit 3
Uni-ball 207 gel pens 4 pk, $1, limit 3
Pilot G-2 retractable gel pens 12 pk, $16.49 (earn $16.49 back in rewards), limit 3
Office Depot brand poly folders, .50
Office Depot brand #2 pencils, 72 ct., $4
Scholastic Glue Sticks, 4 ct $1.00
3 Office Depot Paper Deals, Pay upfront and get back Rewards:
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
BIC ballpoint pens 10 ct., .99
BIC mechanical pencils, 8 ct., $1.27
*(Use $1.00/1 – Bic Stationery Product from SS 7/23)
Sharpie highlighters 2 ct., .99
Up & UP wood pencils 24 ct., .99
Up & Up tin pencil case, .99
*There is a 5% Target Cartwheel Coupon for all Up & UP school supplies – check here for details.
Crayola fine point markers 10 ct., .99
Elmers glue sticks 4+1 ct., .99
Fiskars scissors 5”, .99
Crayola colored pencils 12 ct., .99
Post It sticky notes, .99
Mead composition books, .99
Mead poly cover notebooks, .99
Keep reading for more of my Best Back to School Deals this week!
CraZart washable markers, 10 ct., .50
CraZart colored pencils, 12 ct., .50
CraZart crayons, 24 ct., .25
Crayola markers, 10 ct., 97
Crayola colored pencils, 12 ct., .97
Crayola crayons, 24 ct., .50
plastic pencil box, .99
3 prong portfolio, .50
PenGear lined notebook paper, 100 ct., .97
Walmart brand lined notebook paper, 150 ct., .82
Sharpie Markers, 3 ct., $1.77
Composition books, 100 sheet, .50
1″ binders, .97
Dixon #2 pencils, 20 ct., .97
PaperMate Blue or Black stick pens, 10 ct., .97
PenGear pink erasers, 2 ct., .48
Elmers glue – 4 glue sticks or 1 bottle, .50
1-subject notebooks 70 sheets, .17
2 pocket poly folder, .50 (limit 30)
Composition books, 100 pages, .50 (limit 30)
Plastic pencil box, $1
Elmers glue sticks, 8 pk, $2.50 (limit 5)
Graph-ruled composition book, $1
Flexible rulers, $1
Staples comfort stic ballpoint pens 12 pk, .50
Crayola crayons 24 pk, .50 (limit 30)
Ticonderoga #2 pencils 12 pk, $1
Bic Xtra Fun Pencils, 8 ct $1.50, sale price through 9/9
*(Use $1.00/1 – Bic Stationery Product from SS 7/23)
Staples Paper Deals:
- Staples copy paper, 4-ream case, $2 after easy rebate = 3 DAYS ONLY! Sunday–Tuesday, Rest of week: $19.99 – $15 easy rebate = $4.99. Limit 3 rebates per household. Plus tax where applicable. In store only.
- Staples copy paper, 1 ream – 750 sheets, .49 after easy rebate and with coupon here.
SMITHS OR KROGER AFFILIATES:
(prices effective till 9/11), or check your Kroger-owned store:
1 subject notebooks, 70 sheets, wide or college ruled, .19
Paper Mate mechanical pencils, 10 ct, $1
Paper Mate pens, 10 ct black or blue or assorted colors, $1
I hope you are able to get lots of wonderful items for your family and to donate from my best school supplies deals this week! Before you leave, make sure to check all my deal suggestions.
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!
I packed some of those small ruler/bookmarks in my boxes, and also put them into pencil packs. They are good for measuring or drawing straight lines, and because of the size they’ll fit easily. They aren’t rigid like a regular ruler or protractor – they’re basically just thin vinyl. So it would be fine to also include a regular ruler or protractor with them.
I got some of the small sewing kits to include as extras. They seem fine for small repairs (sewing on a button, etc.) And they will fit easily into a small space. Great way to add something extra that’s useful but doesn’t take up a lot of room or cost a lot.
Thanks Mark! You always have great observations and lots of experience packing shoeboxes! Thanks for your expertise.