School Supply Deals Round-Up: 7/17/11 – 7/23/11

Are you participating in the Back-to-School Challenge? This is a great week to pick up some super cheap school supplies on your list. Here’s a look at the best deals I see this week.

Office Depot


3M Post-It Super Sticky Removable Label Pads $0.99 (save $5)
Use the $1/1 printable PDF coupon
= FREE after coupon

25¢ Deals
(limit 5)

  • Crayola Crayons 24 pack
  • Office Depot Brand Notebook Filler Paper, 150 sheets
  • Office Depot Brand Plastic Ruler, 12-in
  • Office Depot Brand Stick Pens, 10-pack

$1 Deals

  • Sharpie Permanent Markers 2/$1
  • Office Depot Brand 2 pocket folders 10/$1

MIR Deals

Office Depot Brand Multipurpose White Copy Paper $6.49
Get a $5.49 Mail-in Rebate Prepaid Visa Card
(limit 2)
= $1 after MIR


Easy Rebate Deals

Hammermill 8.5 x 11 Copy Paper – $5.99/ream
Submit for $4.99 Easy Rebate (limit 2 per customer)
= $1 after MIR

Staples Photo Plus 4×6 Paper – $9.99/60 pack
Submit for the $9.49 Easy Rebate (limit ???)
= $0.50 after MIR

Bic Brite Line Grip Highlighter, 5-pack – $4
Submit for $4 Staples Easy Rebate (limit 1)
= FREE after MIR

$0.50 Deals
(limit 2)

  • Staples Assorted Paperclips, jumbo (50-ct)
  • Avery 5-tab Dividers
  • 12-inch Finger Grip Ruler
  • Staples Steel 1-Hole Punch
  • Staples Translucent Pencil Box
  • Staples Mini-Composition Notebook
  • Staples Magnetic Bulldog Clips, 3-Pack
  • Staples Dual Pencil Sharpener
  • Staples 5.5” x 9” Clip Board

$1 Deals
(limit 2)

  • Staples Assorted Mechanical Pencils (0.7mm) 12 pack
  • Staples Dry-Erase Board Eraser
  • #10 Envelope Pull & Seal 25 pack
  • Dry-Erase Board With Marker
  • Bic Brite Liner Retractable Highlighters 5 pack
  • Paper Mate Sharp Writer Mechanical Pencils (0.7mm) 5 pack
  • #2 Check Pencils, 4 pack
  • RoseArt Washable Markers Classic 10 pack
  • #2 Colored Golf Pencils, 12-pack
  • 6″ 180-Degree Protractor
  • PentelGel Colors Sparkle Barrel Pens Assorted, 4 pack
  • Stretch Pencil Box Assorted Colors
  • Bic Click Ballpoint Pens Black, 5 pack
  • Staples Glue Sticks, 4 pack
  • Staples 3″x5″ Memo Book, 80 Sheets
  • 5.5″ x 8.5″ Dry Erase Board With Marker
  • Staples 3″ x 5″ Memo Book With Magnetic Closure 60 sheets
  • Avery 1″ Black and Blue Durable Binder
  • Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens 4 pack

$2 Deals
(limit 2)

  • BIC White-Out Correction Tape
  • Locker Planet Magnetic Locker Accessories Frame
  • Expo Dry-Erase Board Cleaner
  • Avery 1″ Durable View Binder
  • 8.5″ x 11″ Monthly Calendar Dry-Erase Board With Marker


Scotch Magic Tape Bonus-Size – $.50
Use $.50/1 Scotch Magic Target Coupon
Or use $1/1 Scotch Magic Tape PDF Coupon
= FREE after either coupon

Pet Pals Insulated Lunch Kit $11
Licensed Lunch Boxes $4
(If you can wait, lunch boxes and backpacks usually go on clearance in mid August – you can probably score a better deal then)

Bic Crystal Pens, 10-pack – $.50
Buy 2 and use $1/2 Printable Coupon*
= 2 FREE after coupon

Mead Five Star Folders – $.50

Drawing Paper 40-ct or Construction Paper Pad 96-ct – $1

RoseArt Washable Watercolor Paints 16 ct – $1

Up & Up 1″ Binders or 5-ct Tab Dividers – $1

Westcott Soft Touch 12 inch Ruler, Protractor or Compass – $1

* Some people are reporting having trouble printing this coupon – the key, apparently, is to print it together with another coupon at the same time. Not sure why, but that seems to allow it to print normally.

Deals at Staples and Office Depot can vary regionally, so be sure to check your sales circulars. And please let us know if you find any other great school supply deals.


  1. I am so lazy in the summer…I just do not have the energy to think about crayons and loose leaf paper quite yet. Hope there will be sales (or supply left) when I get around to it in late August/early Sept.

  2. Our site is down this week 🙁 You’ve come up with some great deals and I’ll be getting some for our kids. They are both going to day school this year!!!! Now my husband is just haggling on the tuition and getting places. Israelis are great at that. LOL. Anyhow, you might get a bit of extra foot traffic for this list. I’m going to Target or Wal-Mart tonight or tomorrow. The school has a list of supplies each child is supposed to bring. Wish me luck! Last year’s school supplies nearly lasted us the whole year.

    • That’s so frustrating about your site. Do you know what’s wrong? I’ll be doing the school deals round-up every Sunday (bli neder!), so hopefully that’s one less thing to stress about. Feel free to use it when you’re back up and running!

  3. FrugalEngineer says

    Hi, just visiting from kansascitymamas’s site, but I think you missed the penny deals at Staples. I know it’s a $5 min purchase, but if you get any of the paper that’s cheap after rebate you’re making a $5 purchase. This week’s penny deals are 8 pk pencils, lines notecards, and 2 pk highlighters. It’s not as good as last week’s penny deals combined with 25c ream of paper after rebate, but we needed the notecards anyway. Heaven knows we didn’t need the pencils, but I got them anyway since someone somewhere can use them. DH is a math teacher and if someone actually hires him he’ll come with a strong supply of pencils! 🙂

    • Thanks! I will add those in.

      I’m LOL at your comment about the pencils – I know we have so many and yet I keep getting more because they’re free. I think I’ll donate a bunch to my kids’ school. I hope that your husband finds a new job this month! (I’m sure that’s stressful for everyone.)

      • FrugalEngineer says

        Actually he’s been a SAHD for 5 years and is re-entering now b/c DD has made it to 1st grade. (How could we have foreseen this environment when he stepped off the track 5 years ago?) Since we’ve been living on a single income for all these years it’s probably less stressful for us than some, but the hiring window for the year closes in 3-4 weeks so things are getting a little frantic. But we’ll be ok no matter what. Even if he subs for the year it will be a little more income than we’re used to.

  4. Hi there!

    I know Price Chopper and Walmart are having some good deals this week. Any where else?

    Tina in Olathe

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