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Great Last Minute Back-to-School Deals

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by Ann-Marie on August 14, 2011

As much as I tried to start buying a little at a time, here we are three days before school starts and I still have several items yet to buy as my two older kids head back to school!

Here are a few highlights of some deals for this week, along with coupon sources to save you even more:

Expo Dry Erase Markers:

  • Walgreens has 6-packs of Washable Dry Erase Markers for $3.99. You’ll find a $3 coupon in the August Walgreens Savings Booklet which will make them just 99¢.  However this deal is so good, there may be none left when you get there!
  • Office Max has Expo Dry Erase Markers B1G1F this week. Plus in my Sunday paper there was a grocery sack insert, bring it in and everything you can fit into it is 20% off.
  • Printable Coupon: Head to Expo Marker’s Facebook page, click on the “Coupon” tab and print a coupon for $2 off 2 packages of Expo Dry Erase Markers.

Scotch Tape:

  • Target has 3-packs of Scotch Magic Tape, with a bonus free double-sided tape, on sale for $2.50. Print a Target store coupon for 50¢ any Scotch Magic Tape item, making your final cost just $2.00 for the 3-pack, plus bonus.

Filler Paper:

  • Shop Staples now through Wednesday to score their “Extreme Deal”:  Get 120-sheet packs of filler paper (wide or college ruled) for just 1¢, limit of 5 per customer with a minimum $5 purchase.

Glue Sticks:

  • Staples is the place for glue sticks this week. Get 3-packs of Avery brand glue sticks for just 50¢ each, reg. $2.59. Limit of 2 per customer, no minimum purchase required.

Don’t forget places like JoAnn’s and Michael’s for school supplies too. You can use a 40% coupon from their newspaper insert on any regularly-priced product (some exclusions). Even if you’re not needing anything for yourself or for your kids, your teachers will appreciate donations of reward stickers, extra markers and glue sticks!

Be sure to check out other recent back-to-school and retail deals!

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Today’s Money-Saving Tips on B105.7

by Ann-Marie on July 12, 2011

If you missed my money-saving tips this morning on B105.7, here’s the rundown!

My two oldest children are heading into 2nd grade and Kindergarten. We have the option to purchase a pre-packaged box of school supplies, which is definitely convenient.  However being the bargain hunter I am, I like to see exactly how I can chip away at the cost of school supplies, especially now that I’m buying for two.

Over the next several weeks I’ll be adding to my list of top back-to-school deals, but for starters, here are a few deals I shared with B105.7 listeners today:

Here’s a bonus tip!

  • If you shop online a lot, when you get to your “checkout” page you may see a box for a “promo code”. If you don’t have one for the retailer you’re shopping, then check this site out – You can read more about it here!

Tune in next Tuesday morning for “Savings with Ann-Marie” on B105.7 during Kurt Wallace’s morning show for more money-saving tips!  And be sure to follow me on Twitter and “Like” my Facebook page so you don’t miss a deal!

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Staples School Supply Savings This Week!

by Ann-Marie on July 11, 2011

Did you happen to see the 1¢ back-to-school deals at Staples in Sunday’s paper?

Well if you missed them, here they are – along with some 25¢ deals as well.  There is a limit of 2 on each of these offers. While supplies last, in store only.

Penny Deals: Through Wed 7/13/11 only. Minimum store purchase of $5. Limit of 2, while supplies last, in store only.

  • Staples cap erasers, 12 pk, reg. $1.29


  • Bic Round Stic ball point pens, black, 8-pk , reg. $1.99


  • Staples school glue, 4 oz, reg. 75¢

Quarter Deals: Through Sat 7/16/11. Limit of 2, while supplies last, in store only.

  • Schoolio 2-pocket poly folders, reg. 99¢
  • Staples Stickies 1/2″ tape flags, reg. $3.00
  • Bic student choice mechanical pencils, reg. $1.49
  • Slider pencil case, reg. $1
  • Staples 8.5×11 multipurpose paper, 500 sheets/ream, 25¢ after Staples easy rebate (pay $5.99 less $5.74 easy rebate)

Make sure to keep checking back for more great school supply savings!

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