BEST Back to School Deals THIS Week!

Keep up with all the back to school deals and find out what's cheap/on sale each week in our school supplies roundup!

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Back to School Deals Weekly Roundup

Our favorite Back to School Sales happen every week at Staples, Office Depot/Office Max and Walgreens. They consistently compete with extra cheap school supplies!  Keep reading to see the hottest deals from their weekly ads this week.

Want to compare school supply deals from several stores at a glance?   Grab our handy Back to School Sales Printable Cheat Sheet!


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Staples School Supplies Deals (8/18-8/24)

These Staples school supply deals are currently looking the same from week to week – but as we get closer to the school year we'll start seeing penny items and extra hot prices!

Make sure to save more by reading our 7 Tips for Shopping Staples Back to School Deals.

2 Pocket Paper Folder – $.15

1 Subject Notebooks – 25¢

Composition Notebook – 50¢

Sliding Pencil Case – $.50

Staples Filler Paper 120 sheets – 85¢

Crayola Pencils or Markers – $.97

Staples Clear Liquid Glue or Glue Stick 4 pk – $.97

Bic Xtra Fun Pencils 12 pk – $.97

Bic Soft Feel Ballpoint Retractable Pens 5 pk – $.97

Graph Ruled Composition Book – $1.29

Graph Ruled Paper 100 ct – $2.29

Sharpie Highlighters – $2.99

Papermate SharpWriter Mechanical Pencils 12 pk – $2.99

Elmer's Glue Sticks 30 pk – $10


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Office Depot/ Office Max School Supply Sales (8/18 -8/24)

Right now the Office Depot/Office Max ad is staying mostly the same from week to week – but closer to school time we'll see some awesome loss leaders!

Make sure you're getting the best deals by reading our 10 Back to School Tips for Shopping Office Depot/Office Max!

Just Basics Spiral Notebook – $.49

Composition Books – $.50

Office Depot Index Cards 100 ct – $.75

Sharpie Markers – $1

Ticonderoga Pencils 12 pk – $1

Office Depot Filler Paper 120 Sheets – $1

Unibal Gel Retractable Pens – $1.99

BIC Brite Highlighters – $1.99

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencil Starter Set – $3.99

Expo Dry Erase Markers – $7.49


Walgreens Back to School Deals (8/18 – 8/24)

Walgreens has some of the most fun deals on school supplies – but there are usually only a handful of them each week worth picking up.  If you go there often, just get whatever's the BEST deal each week!  (And keep your eyes peeled for when the backpacks go on sale for $3!) 

Elmer's Glue Stick 3 ct or Elmer's Glue – $.49

Paper Mate Pens – $.49 

Index Cards – $.49

Composition Book – $.49

Crayola Colored Pencils – $.99

Crayola Markers – $.99

Filler Paper 230 ct – $1.50

Papermate Mechanical Pencils – $1.99

Ticonderoga Pencils 24 pk – $1.99 

Amazon School Supplies Deals

You can get some great shool supply deals on Amazon as well.  These are especially good deals if you're shopping for bulk supplies – or multiple children at once.  Things like Ticonderoga Pencils (a reader favorite here on PPP!) are definitely cheaper on Amazon than we usually see them in any store.  Here are some current Amazon Back to School Deals you may want to add to your cart!

Ticonderoga 96 pk under $10.50

Expo Dry Erase Markers (8 ct) – Under $5.75

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Expo Chisel Tip 16-Pack Dry Erase Markers – Under $11

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Sharpie 24-Pack Ultra-Fine-Point Permanent Markers – Under $14

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life 144-Count Ball Point Stick Pens – Under $11

BIC 24-Count Xtra Precision Mechanical Pencils – Under $4

XPO 36-Count Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers under $24

Expo 12-Count Fine Point Dry Erase Markers – Under $9

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Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks (60-Pack) for $13.41

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Elmer’s Washable All-Purpose School Glue Sticks, Pack of 30 for $9

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  1. I buy the Walgreen deals and donate them. I got a $5 off $20 coupon today so I’ll be sure to use it too 🙂

  2. Where did you get the Llama bag?

    • It’s from Jane .com Carrie! 🙂 We’ll try to post about it when we see them become available again!

  3. Rynell Warner says

    I love these. AND, most people aren’t looking for school supplies yet, so there should be plenty in stock. I go and buy a whole school class list and fill a new backpack with it and donate it to the school for a kiddo who doesn’t have the stuff. I don’t say this to toot my own horn, just giving ideas for more giving. Especially with kids, who can’t control money issues, it is such a sweet thing!

  4. My Staples had Ticonderoga 12 ct for 97 cents for the first 5 packs you get. Asheboro, NC

  5. Don’t forgot to stock up for Operation Christmas Child Boxes. School supplies are great and look for marked down t-shirts and flip flops.

  6. Jennifer Davis says

    Where is the Llama bag from?

  7. Love the Lama bag in the picture. Can you tell me where you got it.

    • Hi Krista! The bag is from Jane .com ~ they’re currently unavailable, but we’ll post agin if we see them on sale again! 🙂 Hope that helps!

  8. Dionalyn says

    Hello, so I really need to know where you found the Lama bag? Love it.

    • Hi Dionalyn! The bag is from Jane .com! It’s unavailable right now, but we’ll post when we see it become available again! 🙂

  9. Debbie Stough says

    I checked Office Depot/Office Max and the Crayola 24 ct. crayons were $0.75. The Scholastic brand crayons were $0.33. Bummer!

  10. My boys and I had such fun today shopping at Staples for the Operation Christmas Boxes. I love this idea! I’m so glad you posted information about it Laurie.
    On a sad penny saving note – our local Walmart had pitifully few back to school deals (only ONE from the chest sheet!)! Thank goodness for Staples being in the same shopping plaza!!

    • I’m so glad Polly – that’s so fun! Thanks so much for letting me know and for being awesome by grabbing a few items to gift. ❤️And goodness, I can’t believe your walmart was sold out already!

  11. I have $5 staples reward coupon for turning in old ink to sure this week as well as I was sent a save $10 when you buy $10!! Perfect time to learn about couponing and breaking up orders…and math for our upcoming 5th graded! Fingers crossed I can get most of her items with little out of pocket!
    Thanks for all the legwork on the ads and price breakdowns-much appreciated!

  12. Christa Elzey says

    The walgreens pack of Ticonderoga pencils are 10 ct instead of 12 ct. 🙂


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