I know many of you already know this, but I wanted to remind you that the national office supply stores all price match! This means more savings on school supplies for you – with less driving from store to store.
Staples, Office Depot and Office Max all have price-match policies, meaning if you see and advertised price on a certain item, any of the three businesses will honor that figure (including instant rebates.)
Note that instant rebates are not the same as mail-in rebates. So if printer paper is $5 with a $4 mail-in-rebate, you will only be able to match the $5. In other words, don’t do mail-in-rebate price matches because you will lose out on a big portion of the savings.
Also note that you need to bring copies of the circulars in with you, so make sure you have a subscription to the Sunday paper.
As with most things deal-related, your mileage may vary at your individual store. Please confirm this policy before you spend an hour getting every single item in the competitor’s circular!