Shannon’s Staples Trip: Spent $13.42

 

Here’s what I grabbed for $13.42 at Staples this week!  I thought I was done school-supply-shopping but my 16 year old realized she needed more items, so this was our last minute trip (school starts next week here in Alabama – crazy!)

 

Bought 5 Index Cards $.48
Bought 3 Bic Highlighers $1
Bought 1 Staples Pink Erasers $.96
Bought 1 Bic Mechanical Pencils $3.79
Bought 1 12 pk Pencils $.68
Bought 6 Filler Paper $.82
Bought 1 Dividers $4.92

  • Used 20% OFF Coupon (good for Saturday – Sunday only)
  • Paid $17.21 out of pocket, sent in for my $3.79 rebate

See all the back to school deals going on at Staples this week, and don’t forget to print your free printable Walmart price cheat sheet before you go! 

Staples Back to School Ad 7/27/14 – 8/2/14

 

 

Here is the Staples Back to School Ad that started this week!  Leave a comment if you found any other great Staples deals, and learn how to make Staples Rewards and Easy Rebates work for you HERE.

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Office Depot/Office Max Back To School Ad 7/27/14 – 8/2/14

 

Here’s a peek at the deals in the Office Depot ad that starts 7/27/14!  Leave a comment if you find any other great Office Depot deals while you shop.

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How To Save On School Supplies

How to save on school supplies

Have you started (or finished) shopping for your kid’s school supplies yet this year? Here are a few tips that I’ve learned over the last few years, to help get rock bottom prices for most of our school supplies each year:

  • Gather together your child’s school supply lists. 
  • If you have items left over from last year (used or unused), see if those will work before purchasing new items. Some items can make it from year to year (especially things like more expensive cloth binders, calculators, etc.), and you may save yourself purchasing new by using what you already have on hand!
  • Print this free printable with the regular prices at Walmart so that you know what your baseline prices are before shopping. Walmart doesn’t typically drastically change back-to-school prices during the season with extra sales, so you just need to know what their basic prices are so that you don’t pay too much elsewhere.
  • Each week, look over and purchase the best deals at your local office supply stores. You can find the Staples ad HERE and the Office Depot/Office Max ad HERE. Each week, they’ll have several items on sale, including a few items DEEPLY discounted ($.25 or less.) For the most part, you want to pick up only the items that are the deeply discounted, not just things that are on sale for a few pennies off. (If you’re able, get these even if they’re not on your child’s list as they’re great to donate, or save for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.)
  • Check out the Dollar Tree. Sometimes the Dollar Tree has school supply items for much less than other stores, and it never hurts to see what you can find there. (My favorite Dollar Tree deal of all time is $1 school project boards!)
  • Also watch the drug stores back-to-school sales. This week at CVS you can get combination locks for $3, and binders, Crayola, and Expo markers are all on sale buy one get one 50% off. To see the deals at your drug stores, go HERE for CVS, HERE for Walgreens, and HERE for Rite Aid and click the “BTS” tab at the top of the list to see what’s on sale this week.
  • As you’re stocking up on the very best deals, check those items off your child’s list.
  • The week before school starts, look over their supply lists again, then look at the sales prices at the office supply stores again to see if the items you still need are on sale. 
TIP: go HERE on PPP and  you can type in any item that you’re looking for to compare the best prices at the drug stores, office supply stores, and your local grocery stores. You can always use this feature by typing in the item you need in the “Need a Deal” search box on the right hand side of the screen.)
  • Look at the basic prices at Walmart as well, and decide whether to make one more trip to the office supply stores or go ahead and purchase everything at Walmart. Before you go to have a very accurate list so that you don’t end up going back and forth multiple times to the store, and if possible leave your kiddos at home so then don’t beg encourage you to buy all those extra items they most likely can live without!
  • Be sure to stock up as many extra savings during the back-to-school sales as you can, because school supply prices will go up drastically in a few weeks. A pack of crayons that’s $.25 will easily cost $1-$2 when you need an extra box in January, so stockpile school supplies the same way that you would stockpile food that’s on sale. Right now we will see the very lowest prices of the year on school supplies, so this is definitely when you’ll want to stock up! 

 

Note: If you have older children (especially high schoolers), you may want to just start them out the first few days with a basic set of pens, pencils and a few notebooks, and then wait until the first week of school to buy many of the supplies as they won’t get lists until they’ve gone to class for a few days. BUT, be sure to purchase the deeply discounted items as there on sale in the week’s 

 

 

What other suggestions do you have for saving the most on school supplies? I’d love to hear your tips – leave a comment to share!

Looking for more back-to-school sale information? Go HERE to see more. 

Shannon’s Staples Trip: Spent $8.92

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Here’s what I grabbed at Staples for $8.92 out of pocket!  Last year I didn’t grab pencils, and paid way too much for them, so I wanted to stock up while they were on sale.  That’s why it’s so important to know your prices!

Bought 4 Spiral Notebooks $.50
Bought 2 Filler Papers $.82
Bought 3 Pencils $.68
Bought 1 Staples Gluesticks $1.25
Bought 1 Crayola Markers $.97
Bought 1 Crayola Colored Pencils $.97
Bought 2 Pencil Sharpeners $.68

  • -$2.05 from 20% from coupon in ad
  • Paid $8.92 out of pocket!

 See all back to school deals this week!

 

 

Mead Five Star 4 Pocket Folders Just $.49 At Target

Head to Target if folders are on your school supply list! Mead Five Star 4 pocket poly folders are just $.49 after coupon:

Buy (2) Mead Five Star 4 pocket poly folders, $.99 each

Thanks, Printable Coupons and Deals!  See all the top deals at Target this week, and create your Target shopping list before you shop.

Washable Crayola Markers $1.99 at Staples

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You can score  Washable Crayola Washable Markers for $1.99 at Staples this week!  That’s the same price they are at some Walmart stores, but if you’re picking up school supplies at Staples it will save you a trip.  Here is how:

 

Crayola Washable Markers $3.97-$5.99

Looking for more back-to-school sale deals? Go HERE to see more.

Staples Back to School Ad 7/20/14 – 7/26/14

 

Here is the Staples Back to School Ad that started this week!  Leave a comment if you found any other great Staples deals, and learn how to make Staples Rewards and Easy Rebates work for you HERE.

See the complete list by clicking “Read More” below…
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Office Depot & Office Max Back To School Ad 7/20/14 – 7/26/14

 

Here’s a peek at the deals in the Office Depot ad that started 7/6/14!  Leave a comment if you find any other great Office Depot deals while you shop.

See the complete list by clicking “Read More” below…

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$2 Off Purchase of $10 Crayola School Supplies

You’ll want to hurry and snag this printable Target coupon for $2 off purchase of $10 Crayola purchase.  Perfect for that back to school shopping!

See all the top deals at Target this week, and create your Target shopping list before you shop.



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