Walmart: Mead Five Star Folders $.50

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Right now at Walmart get Mead Five Star Folders for $.50 each! Just use the $1/2 coupon from the 8/2 SmartSource insert.

Buy (2) Mead Five Star Folders, $.50 each

  • Use $1/2 Five Star coupon from 8/2 SmartSource insert
  • Free after coupon


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Let me know if you find any great back-to-school deals, and find the complete list of back-to-school deals over HERE!

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Target $.99 School Supplies + $5 Target Gift Card Offer!


Note: Target has several other items on sale at the same prices in the store with free shipping. I just went through our school supply lists to see which ones I could pick up at Target, so after you grab the ones below, do a quick search on the Target website to see what other deals they have!

Hurry over to where you can score a 6 ct of Elmer’s Glue Sticks for $.99, delivered free to your home! Just go HERE and load them to your cart, then check out. How easy is that?

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Here are a few more deals to grab when you shop:

And, to sweeten the deal even further, get a $5 Target gift card when you spend $25 in school supplies. If you shop in store, just text the word SCHOOL to 827438 to get the coupon, or look for it in your Target Store Flyer. Such an easy way to save this week!



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Let me know if you find any great back-to-school deals, and find the complete list of back-to-school deals over HERE!


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Sharpie & Crayola Marker Savings: As Low As $1.97, Delivered To Your Door


Amazon has a few fantastic deals on school supplies this morning! Here are the ones you don’t want to miss:

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12 count Sharpie Fine Tip Markers for just $6 (regularly $11.99)

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Sharpie Marker 12count $6.92 (lowest price ever was $4.95 in 2009)


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Sharpie Marker 24 ct. $12 when you clip the $.75 off coupon in the middle of the page

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Crayola 10-Count Ultraclean Fineline Bold Markers $1.97

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Crayola 64 ct Pip Squeak Washable Skinnies $8.56



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Find more Amazon Back to School bargains HERE, and print your free 2015 Back to School Walmart & Target Stock Up Price Cheat Sheet!


Let me know if you find any great back-to-school deals, and find the complete list of back-to-school deals over HERE!


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Office Depot: Spent $4.10 For $29 In Items



Here’s what I scored yesterday at Office Depot for $4.10 plus tax!

  • 2 Composition Books $2
  • 3 packs pencis $.03
  • 3 protractors $.03
  • 3 pencil compass $.75
  • 1 pencil box $1.29
  • Total = $4.10

I’m not quite sure why I wasn’t required to spend the minimum $5 amount to get that price (I wasn’t paying attention because my kids were with me ~ yikes!) Our store was out of the mechanical pencils for 1¢ but said they may re-stock – definitely watch for those at your local store when you head out to shop.


The items we don’t need will head to our donation bin ~ I love being able to stock up for my own kids and to donate when the prices are so good at the stores. Love that!


Go HERE to see this week’s best Office Depot, Office Max & Staples deals this week, and print your free 2015 Back to School Walmart & Target Stock Up Price Cheat Sheet!


Let me know if you find any great back-to-school deals, and find the complete list of back-to-school deals over HERE!


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The (Only) 5 School School Supplies You Should Buy at the Dollar Tree


Folks, you know love the Dollar Tree



I love it for crafting. And sometimes for decorating. And even for organizing.


But, I just don’t love the Dollar Tree for (many) school supplies. And here’s why.


Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, Walmart, Target, and even Amazon offer deeply discount school supplies this time of year, and they sell high quality items at a crazy low cost. While the Dollar Tree has reasonable prices on some back to school supplies year round, their quality just isn’t good enough to compete with those stores during the back-to-school shopping season.


There are however a few items that I think are worth swinging by the Dollar Tree for this year. My friend Shannon made a trip yesterday and here’s the list we came up with of what to buy (and what not to buy.) See what you think!


5 Back to School Items You Should Buy at the Dollar Tree

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1. manuscript tablets

These are often hard to find and rarely available at that price. If you have young children learning to write and this is on their school supply list, it’s a great way to save!


2. project boards


3. poster boards

I *love* the savings you can get on project boards and poster boards at the Dollar Tree. You won’t find this price anywhere else, so this is an easy way to save.

4. construction paper, 36 ct

It’s rare to find construction paper deeply discounted during the back to school sales at other stores, so it’s worth picking up construction paper when you’re there

5. crayons, 64 ct

This is a great price for that size pack of crayons, however you’ll be getting an off brand. I would rather pay a little more for Crayola, but that is a pretty good price on those!



And here are 9 items I wouldn’t buy at the Dollar Tree (compare to Walmart & Target pricing . . . )

1. 200 count paper $1

compare to 150 ct for $.82 at Walmart or 175 ct at Target for $.99 – I think it will go on sale at those stores for even less over the next few weeks

2. 24 count pencils $1

compare to $.97 for 20 pencils at Walmart or $1.24 at Target – these are also on sale this week for 1¢ at Office Depot with $5 purchase

3. 1″ binder $1

the price on these at Walmart and Target is $1.97 – $2.94, however these are pretty flimsy binders so if you’ll need them to last your child throughout the year it’s probably worth spending more 

4. 8 ct pens $1

compare to 10 ct Bic Pens $1.17 at Walmart, 5 ct Pentel RSVP Pens $1 this week at Staples

5. 10 ct colored pencils $1

compare to $.97 – $1.29 at Walmart and Target

6. 3 pack glue sticks $1

compare to 2 ct glue sticks are $.50 at Walmart and Target

7. 200 count index cards $1

compare to $.45 at Walmart and Target

8. composition notebooks $1

compare to $.50 at Walmart and Target

9. 120 page notebooks $1

compare to 70 page notebooks $.25 at Walmart and Target 

What to Buy at The Dollar Tree

What would you add to the list to buy or not to buy at the Dollar Tree? I’d love to hear your thoughts, and check out my list of 25 items you should never pay more than $1 for thanks to the Dollar Tree!


See the best back to school deals at Staples, Office Depot and Office Max this week, and print your free 2015 Back to School Walmart & Target Stock Up Price Cheat Sheet!


Find the complete list of back-to-school deals over HERE.

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Sharpie Assorted Colors Fine Point Permanent Markers (24-Pack) $9.83

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Amazon just dropped the price on this Sharpie Assorted Colors Fine Point Permanent Markers Set (24-Pack) to $9.83, which is a fantastic deal and only 1¢ off the lowest ever price! This set is regularly $30.49. It has excellent reviews, and ships free with Amazon Prime or Free Super Saver Shipping. Here are a few product features:

  • Durable fine-point tip produces thinner detailed lines on even hard-to-mark surfaces. Ideal for birthday cards, note taking, and thank-you notes.
  • Precise, durable fine-point felt tip produces thinner, detailed lines on most surfaces.
  • Ink dries quickly, is waterproof, smear-proof and fade-resistant. The AP certified ink is non-toxic and long lasting.
  • Contains 24 markers; includes 1 each of black, red, blue, green, yellow, brown, purple, almond, boysenberry, navy, pink lemonade, slate gray, magenta, tangerine, sky, mint, peach, lilac, pink, orange, turquoise, lime, berry and aqua.
  • 0.92 inches long by 4.75 inches wide by 7.62 inches high. 0.25 pounds. Made in the USA.

Go HERE to order yours!



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Walgreens: Backpacks Just $2.99 This Week?


Heading to Walgreens this week? Watch for $2.99 backpacks while you’re there! I’m not sure of the quality on these, but at that price they might be nice to purchase and donate, or even save to add to your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox.


Here’s a quick scenario for shopping the rest of the Walgreens deals while you’re there: 

Buy 4 Crest Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Oral B Floss or Toothbrush – $4

Buy 4 Index Cards $.29

  • Use (1) $.50/1, $1.50/2 Crest printable  or $.50/1 Crest coupon from the 7/5 P&G insert and (1)  $3/3 Crest coupon from the 7/5 P&G insert
  • Pay $9.66 out of pocket, Get $6 Register Rewards

Find more great deals at Walgreens this week.


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Office Depot/OfficeMax: 3 Reams of Copy Paper $2

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Need to stock up on copy paper? Right now Office Depot/OfficeMax has a 3-Reams case of Office Depot brand Copy & Print Paper for just $12. Plus, if you’re an Office Depot/OfficeMax Rewards member you’ll get $10 back in Rewards!

If you’re not a member you can join for free HERE ~ that makes the entire case just $2! This has a limit of 2 per member and is only available in-store.


Go HERE to check out all the other great back-to-school deals available right now!



Plus, take a look at the 10 Deals You Can’t Miss at Office Depot This Week before you head out to shop!


Let me know if you find any great back-to-school deals, and find the complete list of back-to-school deals over HERE!


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Fabulous Finds: Office Depot Savings, TJMaxx Deals, and Frugal Fun


Goodness gracious, does anyone else feel summer is just flying by wayyyyyyy too fast this year? We’ve been racing for the last month after traveling to Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee, and just this weekend I made a short trip to Atlanta for the Haven conference. (Whew!)


As soon as I got home from my flight we headed to take my youngest to church camp for two days (she had a blast!) While Jackson was away at band camp during the day Caroline and I had fun scoring deals and enjoying some free summer fun. Yesterday we headed to Office Depot, and scored everything above for just $5.18. (WOOHOO!)


Here’s how we did it:

  • Bought 3 bottles of glue 1¢ each with $5 purchase
  • Bought 3 lined index cards 1¢ each with $5 purchase
  • Bought 3 unlined index cards 1¢ each with $5 purchase
  • Bought 3 black ink 10 package pens 1¢ each with $5 purchase
  • Bought 3 black ink 10 package pens 1¢ each with $5 purchase
  • Bought 3 black ink 10 package pens 1¢ each with $5 purchase
  • Bought 2 pencil pouches $1 each
  • Bought 1 Master Lock $1
  • Total = $5.18

Note: our store allowed us to have 3 each of the black, red and grey pens, as well as 3 sets of lined and unlined index cards. Easy way to stock up, and great deals to donate to a local school or food pantry!


We made a quick run into TJMaxx (we’re hoping to find her some cute tennis shoes on sale, but no luck so far!) While we were there though I noticed a ton of super cute 3 piece extra long comforter sets for just $34.99. Such a great way to score a fantastic price if you have kids heading off to college!

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And yesterday our Fitbits arrived from last week’s Fitbit sale on Ebay. Caroline is quite the competitor, so she’s determined to beat both me and her cousins in her daily walking count.


To help us get some extra steps in we spent an hour climbing the Rastin Observation Tower and checking out all the walking trails in Mt. Vernon Ohio’s Ariel Park. (We climbed to the top of the observation tower twice – crazy!) If you’re ever near Mt. Vernon Ohio I highly recommend checking out this park. They’ve turned an grounds for a factory into dozens of hiking trails and huge hills to climb, and we had a blast enjoying the day.


The top of the tower was ridiculously windy, as you can tell from our pretty pic. 😉 She just came in to let me know she’s hit 19,00 steps today (I’m just over 16,000 ~ will have to beat her tomorrow I guess . . . )  but I so loved enjoying some frugal fun with this girl all to myself. After getting home tonight we helped James work on our backyard update (I can’t wait until it’s done!), and I’m just now sitting down to catch my breath.


So that’s what we’ve been up to for the last few days ~ just a few more weeks before summer starts so we’re determined to enjoy every minute of it! If you’re getting ready for back to school too, be sure to take a peek at this week’s deals at Office Depot and Staples. Happy back to school saving!


Let me know if you find any great back-to-school deals, and find the complete list of back-to-school deals over HERE!


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Should You Shop Back to School On Amazon?


Curious if you can score any great deals on school supplies at Amazon? 


I’ve been watching their prices, and while I don’t think you’ll save buying everyone there (you just can’t beat the 1¢ glue, pens, and index cards at Office Depot this week), I do think there are a few ways to save big on back to school shopping at Amazon.


Here are the back to school items I’m planning to buy at Amazon this year:


1. High end calculators (especially graphing calculators for middle and high school kids.)

I always do a quick price check on my phone before ordering, but have almost always found better prices on Amazon than anywhere else on graphing calculators or other more expensive gadgets my kids need for school.


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2. Glue sticks, crayons, art supplies and more (as long as they’re on sale!)

NOTE: Amazon currently has Elmer’s Glue for $.50 – don’t think it will last long but a great (easy) deal if you need glue this year!

Amazon frequently has deep discounts on Crayola, however if you just shop Amazon without any general idea of a good price you can easily spend too much. Since Amazon has a tendency to inflate their “regular” prices, you need to be sure to have your Walmart & Target Stock Up Price Cheat Sheet in hand to compare if you’re getting a really good deal.

Amazon does occasionally deeply discounts large quantities of back to school supplies (like they did recently on Elmer’s glue sticks.) If you’re a teacher or have several kiddos at home, using Amazon is a convenient way to take advantage of these sales so you can simply stock up! Here are a few fantastic deals I see on Amazon right now:



3. Office supplies.

If you need a stapler, desk organizer, or any other basic office supply to get your kids ready for back to school, it’s worth taking a minute to check out the pricing at Amazon. When I’m shopping for these items, I’ll do a quick search on Amazon and then on Walmart so I have a general idea of what I should be paying for these items. If Amazon has a decent price on them and it saves me a trip to Walmart, I’ll usually take advantage of their savings!

4. Back packs.

If you’re looking for a specific back pack for your child, definitely check out Amazon. It’s best to have a general idea of what your child wants and what the price is on those, so take a little time to compare prices and see if Amazon offers you the best deal!


5. Lunch box stuff.

If you’re looking for a certain water bottle, thermos, storage container or lunch box, Amazon can be a great place to start. I’ve also found great prices on these at TJMaxx, so it may be worth doing a little shopping to find a great deal on these!


6. Text books for college students as well as summer reading.

Since I don’t have kids in college yet I’m not sure on their prices, but think it would be worth doing some research at Amazon to compare the prices of their books there compared to the college bookstore. From what I’ve read their prices do compare (and beat) local bookstores, and using Amazon to purchase used versions of summer reading books is a great way to save.


My honest thoughts on shopping Amazon for school supplies? You need to do your research. There are some items that you can really save on at Amazon, and doing a little research before purchasing will help ensure you’re getting the best deal (and making the best use of your time!)


Do you have other tips on saving big at Amazon for back to school? Leave a comment to share!


Let me know if you find any great back-to-school deals, and find the complete list of back-to-school deals over HERE! And don’t forget to print your free Back to School Walmart & Target Stock Up Price Cheat Sheet before you shop


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