School Supply Deals Round-Up: 8/7/11 – 8/13/11

Are you participating in the Back-to-School Challenge? How are you doing so far? Stay tuned later this week for a check-in post – I can’t wait to hear all about your awesome bargains.

If you are still looking to finish off your list (like I am), you’re in luck because the deals are really heating up this week. Here’s a look at the best deals I see this week at CVS, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, Target, and Walgreens.

As many of you have noticed, a number of the office supply stores are running their deals regionally this summer. I think this is because they are staggering sales depending on when certain regions head back to school. Kansas City seems to be running one to two weeks ahead of other areas – which makes sense, since our public schools go back in just a week.


Caliber 2-Pocket Folder BOGO

Caliber Composition Book 100 sheets or Filler Paper 150 sheets BOGO

Elmer’s, Expo, Paper Mate, select or all Crayola Buy 1, Get 1 50% off
{Remember to load the $0.75/2 Elmer’s School Glue, Glue-All or Glue Sticks SavingStar coupon}

Five Star Notebooks or Binders, Spend $15, Earn 5 ECBs Limit 5
{Use the new $1/2 Five Star coupon}

Paper Mate Pens 10 pk BOGO

Pilot G2 Pens 2-5 pk BOGO

Office Depot

$.01 Deals

Scholastic School Glue – Limit 5

$.50 Deals

Wilson Jones 1-In Poly Flexible Binders – Limit 3

Paper Mate® Pink Pearl Erasers 3-PK – Limit 3

Foray® Single Rollerball & Porous Point Pens

Office Depot® Brand Staple Remover – Limit 5

 $1.00 Deals

Office Depot® Multi-Brand Paper – $6.49, Limit 2
Receive $5.49 Mail-In Prepaid Visa Card rebate
= $1 after rebate

Sharpie Markers, Fine Point, 5-Pack – Limit 3

Office Depot® Brand Fashion Composition Book

Westcott® 12″ Twist-It Flexible Ruler

Paper Mate® Profile Pens 4-PK

Office Depot® Brand Hole-Punch with Padded Handles

Office Max

$.01 Deals

Office Max® filler paper, 100 sheets – Limit 3

$.10 Deals

Paper Mate Write Bros® Blue or Black Ball Point Pens, 10-pack – Limit 3

$.25 Deals

Schooli Poly Folders, 2 or 4 pockets, with or without prongs – Limit 6

$.75 Deals

Paper Mate Write Bros® Mechanical Pencils, 10-pack – Limit 3

Other Great Deals

Kingston 4GB Flash Drive – $7.99, regularly $19.99


Easy Rebate Deals

Zebra Z-Grip, .7 MM Mechanical Pencils, 7-Pack – $3.99, Limit 1
Earn $3.99 Easy Rebates
= FREE after rebates

Hammermill 8.5″x11″ CopyPlus Copy Paper, 500-Sheet Ream – $5.00, Limit 2
Earn $4.50 in Easy Rebates
= $0.50 after rebates

$.01 Deals
Valid with $5 purchase, through Wednesday. While supplies last.

Staples® 1-Subject Notebook, 70 pages – Limit 6 per customer

$.25 Deals

Sharpie Markers, Fine Point, 2-Pack – Limit 2

Simply Poly Binder, 1-In., Assorted Colors  – Limit 4

Staples® Mini-Composition Notebooks – Limit 2

$.50 Deals

Staples® Translucent Pencil Boxes, Assorted Colors

Staples® Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener

Avery® 5-Tab Insertable Dividers, Limit 2

Wescott® Preferred 7-in Scissors, Limit 1

$1.00 Deals

Staples® small binder clips, 40-pack

4-pack Staples® Glue Sticks (not bad, if you missed the Amazon deal)

Staples 3-Hole Binder Punch, assorted colors

5-pack BICMatic Grip Assorted 0.5mm Mechanical Pencils

Staples 5.5″x8.25″ Graph-Ruled Notebook, assorted colors

Staples Mini Stapler, assorted colors

12-pack 3M® Command White Poster Strips, medium

2-pack Westcott 5″ Scissors

Target Deals

Mead Paper Mate Notebook – $1 (sale price thru 8/13)
Buy (2) and use $1/2 Mead Five Star Products coupon
= $.50 each after coupon

Walgreens Deals

Wexford ruler $.19

Wexford 2 pocket folder $.09

Wexford 1-inch binder $.39

 Penway or Wexford pink erasers 2 pk or cap erasers 15 pk $.39

 Penway or Wexford #2 pencils 10 pk $.19

 Corner office or Wexford dividers, sheet protectors 10 pk, or index cards 100 pk $.39

 White posterboard $.29

 Papermate stick pens 12 pk $.29

 Penway or Wexford pronged folders 6/$1 after in ad coupon

 Papermate mechanical pencils 10 pk $.39

 Composition book 80 sheets $.49 after in ad coupon

 Mini memo or composition books $.20 after in ad coupon

 Scissors, Elmer’s glue sticks 2 pk or school glue $.29 after in ad coupon

Don’t forget, the major office supply stores price match, as do Target and Walmart. Read more about price matching school supply deals.

** This list does not include all the sales this week, rather it’s a round-up of the deals I thought were most noteworthy. If I missed a killer sale, please add a comment so I can update the list.


  1. In the northeast, Staples finally has pocket folders on sale for 1 cent each with a $5 purchase. There’s a limit of 10, but teachers can buy 25 and it includes Hebrew-school teachers.

  2. FrugalEngineer says

    Staples (KC region) – The zebra pencils rang up 2.99 instead of 3.99 per the ad. I mention it in case you’re using it to build your $5 min purchase for the spiral notebooks. You’ll be short $1 when you get to the register.

    Also, the Hammermill paper is 4.99 (pre-rebate) so it won’t be enough for your $5 min. purchase. Remember, the penny deals don’t count for your total. If you want something inexpensive to pair with it (besides a 2nd ream of paper) you can price match the dime Papermate pens from the Office Max ad.

  3. If anyone needs Ticonderoga pencils (my daughter’s school requires them, no substitutions) Costco seems to have the best price on them. $8.40 for 8 dozen. Not a bargain, but about 1/2 the price of almost anywhere else I’ve seen them. I hate having to spend so much on pencils, but I have to say, they’re so much better than the cheapo ones. No more lead falling out right after you sharpen it, I think I might be done with the cheap pencils.

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