This year, I’m doing things a little bit different when it comes to Back to School deals. Instead of listing all the sale items at every store, I will be doing one weekly round-up with the best school school deals at each of the stores.
It’s my hope that this format will help to consolidate your shopping – and make it even easier for you to score the very best deals on all your back to school necessities.
Don’t forget to check my 2015 Back to School Price List – so you know what you should be paying for all your supplies.
School supply sales tend to be regional, so confirm these prices with your ads before heading out to the store.
Top School Supply Deals for Week of July 19
Best School Supply Deals at Office Depot/Office Max
- Office Max Brand Glue 4 oz – $0.01 (limit 3)
- Office Depot Brand Ballpoint Stick Pens – $0.01 (limit 3)
- Index Cards 100 ct – $0.01 (limit 3)
- Office Depot Brand Portfolio Folders 10 ct – $1
- Papermate Mechanical Pencils 5 pk – $1
- Swiss Gear Student Backpacks – $10
- Sharpie Permanent Markers, 24 pack – $10 (use in-ad coupon to save an additional $.75, which beats Amazon)
Office Depot/OfficeMax will price match its competitor’s sale prices, so you can bring in the sales circulars from the newspaper and cut your stops down to just one store. However, you can not price match on store brands – nor on Store Rewards deals.
Best School Supply Deals at Staples
- Staples Erasers 3-pack $.25 (limit 5)
- Staples 1-Subject Notebook $.25 (limit 30)
- Staples 12″ Ruler $.35 (limit 30)
- Crayola Colored Pencils 12-count $.97 (limit 30)
- Crayola Classic Markers 10-count 97¢ (limit 30)
- BIC Mechanical Pencils 5-pack $1 (limit 30)
Also, if you’re in the market for a new shredder, get yourself there today!
*Thru Monday ONLY*
Omni Tech 12- Sheet Cross Cut Shredder – $109.99 (while supplies last)
-$80.00 instant savings
-$10.00 easy rebate
= $19.99 after instant savings and rebate
In addition to these deals, Staples has a 110% price matching guarantee with its competitor’s sale prices, so you can bring in the sales circulars from the newspaper and cut your stops down to just one store. However, you can not price match on store brands – nor on Store Rewards deals. This week, I would recommend price-matching the Sharpies at Office Depot/Max for $9 and PaperMate Mechanical Pencils for $.90.)
Best School Supply Deals at Walgreens
- 2-Pocket Paper Folders with Prongs – 6/$1 with In-Ad coupon (limit 6)
- Wexford 3×5 Index Cards, 100 ct -$0.29 with In-Ad Coupon (limit 4)
- Wexford Mechanical Pencils, 30 pack – $1.99
Best School Supply Deals at Walmart
- 2 Pocket Folders – $0.17
- 1 Subject Notebooks – $0.25
- Elmer’s Glue Sticks (Singles) – $0.25
- Elmers Glue (4 oz.) – $0.50
Best School Supply Deals at Target
There are no real “best” sales yet at Target. I expect them to heat up more in the coming weeks. But there is one possibly great promotion:
Notebooks, Pens, Markers, Crayons and more! (Let me know if any of the prices work out to be stellar for you.)
- Stack with Cartwheel Back to School offers for additional savings