This deal has ended.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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I’ve mentioned before how I like to whittle away at the cost of school supplies, now that I’ll have 2 in school this year. Do school supplies cost a fortune? Of course not, probably less than $50. But if I can get by with spending, say, $15 – then that’s quite a savings in my book.
I wish I could have gotten there Monday or Tuesday, because their penny deals only go through today and I could have let you know sooner. I’ll do better next week, promise!
But if you are so inspired by this post that you just have to rush out, then do it today because the penny deals expire when the store closes. Then check next week’s ad for their back-to-school deals which likely will also feature 1¢ items Mon-Wed.
Here’s what I scored at Staples today:
- 1 Hammermill copy paper, 1 ream: reg. $5.99 with $4.99 Staples Easy Rebate, final cost $1.00
- 2 Staples 1-subject notebook with poly cover: (they have notebooks with normal paper cover for 33¢ but I ‘splurged’ the extra 17¢ to help the cover last a little longer) reg. $1.00, sale 50¢ (limit 2), total final cost $1.00
- 1 Pentel black pens, 5-pk: reg. $4.00 with $4.00 Staples Easy Rebate, final cost FREE
- 2 Accent Highlighters, 2-pk: reg. $1.49 ea, sale 1¢ ea, total final cost 2¢
- 2 Staples 3″x5″ ruled index cards: reg. $1.00 ea, sale 1¢ ea, total final cost 2¢
- 2 Staples no. 2 yellow pencils, 8-pk: reg. $1.00 ea, sale 1¢ ea, total final cost 2¢
Total Value: $14.48
Sale Discounts: ($3.43)
Staples Easy Rebate: ($8.99)
Final Cost oop (out of pocket): $2.06 + tax
Please note, there is a $5 minimum non-penny-deal purchase and limit of 2 in order to get the “extreme” penny deals. That wasn’t a problem for me because the copy paper and Pentel pens more than covered it, even though now that I’m home I will submit for the Staples Easy Rebate and get that money back.
OH before I forget! Tip for teachers: Teachers have a limit of 25 items on the penny deals at Staples! I learned this today when I watched a woman count 16, 17, 18… on the packs of pencils and she quickly explained she was a teacher. A store employee shared that teachers can purchase up to 25 penny deals rather than just 2. As always, see your local store policy to be certain.
Be sure to check out other posts on back-to-school deals, and I’ll be adding more over the next few weeks!
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 – RetailMeNot.com. 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!
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!
Thanks to Amanda over at A Few Shortcuts for providing these Black Friday deals from Staples!
What you need to know:
- Staples opens at 6 AM Friday the 26th.
See the full ad scan here. Also check out more stores’ deals on my Black Friday page!
It looks like there are some fabulous electronics deals, including some early bird special on computers!
Early Bird Deals 6Am to Noon
- Hp 2031 20 WideScreen LCD Monitor - $99.98
- HP SimpleSave 500 GB Portable Hard Drive – $49.99
- HP V125w 16GB USB Drive – $29.99
- HP v125w 4GB USB Flash Drive – $7.99
- HP V125w 8 GB USB Drive - $11
- Seagate 1TB Expansion External Hard Drive- $49.99
- Kodak MD30 Camera- $69.99
- SanDisk 4GB microSDHC card – $7.99
- SanDisk 4GB SDHC card – $7.99
- SanDisk 8GB microSDHC Card – $14.99
- SanDisk 8GB SDHC Card – $14.99
- Staples 100/Pack 4.7GB DVD+R, Spindle – $9.99 After $8 Easy Rebate
- Staples 100/Pack 4.7GB DVD-R Spindle – $9.99 After $8 Easy Rebate
- Staples 50/Pack 700MB CD-R, Spindle – $1.99 After $7 Easy Rebate
- HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One Printer, Eco Easy Edition – $79.98
- Omnitech 11 Digital Photo Frame – $69.99
- Samsung WEP450 Bluetooth Headset - $4.99 after $10 easy Rebate
- Garmin nuvi 265WT Portable GPS – $99.00 after $20 Easy Rebate
- HP Laptop w/ AMD P340, 4GB, 500GB RAM & 14.5″ Display – $399.98
- HP Laptop w/ Celeron 900 Processor, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD and 15.6″ Display – $299.98
- HP Laptop w/ Core i3 Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and 17.3″ Display – $499.98
- HP Everyday Photo Paper, 8 1/2 x 11, Gloss,50/Pack – Free after $8.99 easy Rebate
- Omnitech 11-sheet Cross-Cut Shredder – $19.99
- Staples Montessa Luxura Manager’s Chair, Black $29.99 after $25 easy Rebate
- Acer P236H BD 23 Widescreeen LCD Monitor -$149.98
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 - $49.99
- Adobe Premiere Elements 9 – $49.99
- Altec VS2621 three-piece speaker System – $19.99
- Dell IN2020 20 widescreen LED Monitor – $119.98
- HP Wireless Optical Mobile Mouse Black – $7.99
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 (1 User) Free after – $59.99 Easy Rebate
- Keypad Mouse Bundle – $9.99
- Logitech V220 Cordless Optical Notebook Mouse, Black – $7.99
- Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 – $24.99
- McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2011 (1-User) – Free after $35 Mail in Rebate
- Memorex 100/pack CD/DVD Sleeves – $1.99 after $5 Easy Rebate
- Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 For Notebooks Webcam – $19.99
- Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 (Product Key Card) –$69.99
- Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 (Traditional Disk) –$99.99
- Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard/Mouse combo – $29.99
- Norton Anitvirus 2011 for 1 pc – Free after $35 Mail in rebate
- Norton Internet Security 2011 for 1 pc - $14.99
- Samsung 23” LED Wide-Screen HDTV/Monitor Combo – $229.98
- Seagate FreeAgent 1TB Go Portable Hard Drive – $89.99
- Targus Notebook Chill Mat, White – $9.99
- Targus Notebook Fan - $9.99
- Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB External Hard Drive – $99.99
- Western Digital My Passport 750GB Essential SE External Portable Hard Drive $69.99
- Dell Inspiron M5030 15.6 Laptop – $499.98
- HP Pavillion p6616f-b Desktop PC Bundle – $599.98
- All Epson, Kodak and Canon Photo Paper - 50% off
- Canon ImageCLASS D340 Personal Digital Copier – $119.98 after $180 Mail in Rebate
- Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital Camera with 2 GB SD card & camera case – $129.99
- Canon SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer with purchase of Digital Camera – Free after Rebate
- Flip Video Ultra Digital Camcorder- Black 4 GB 2 Hours (2nd Gen)- $99.99
- Kodax ESP 5250 All in one Printer – $79.98
- Kodak Mini Video Camera Red - $49.99
- Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera Champagne Silver – $129.99
- Olympus FE-4020 Digital Camera Grey - $89.99
- Olympus Pen E-PL1 Digital SLR Camera Kit plus $5 Gift Card - $499.99
- Olympus Stylus TOUGH-3000 Digital Camera Kit – $149.99
- Sony Cyber Shot W310 Digital Camera Silver - $99.99
- Vivitar Vixicam VX018 Digital Camera Strawberry Red – $49.99
- Mach Speed ECLIPSE-180 4GB MP4 Player - $19.99
- PNY 8GB Micro Slide attache USB Flash Drive Silver - $14.99
- PNY 8GB SDHC memory card – $17.99
- SanDisk 4GB Ultra SDHC Card – $12.99
- SanDisk 8 GB Ultra SDHC Card - $19.99
- SanDisk 8GB Ultra CompactFlash Card – $24.99
- Sony 100/Pack 4.7GB DVD+R Spindle - $24.99
- Sony 100/Pack 4.7GB DVD-R Spindle - $24.99
- Sony 100/Pack 700MB CD-R Spindle – $16.99
- Sony 50/Pack 4.7GB DVD+R Spindle – $14.99
- Sony 50/Pack 4.7GB DVD-R Spindle – $14.99
- Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security (3-User) – Free after $69.99 Mail in Rebate
- 10.1″ ViewSonic Wi-Fi Android 2.2 Tablet – $399.98
- 20 pack AAA or AA Duracell batteries –Free after Rewards
- All Powermat wireless charging devices – 20% off
- APC Back-UPS ES 350VA 6-Outlet Power-Saving UPS – $19.99
- AT&T EL52500 DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Digital Answering System – $59.99 after $30 Easy Rebate
- Beats by Dr. Dre iBeats earbuds – $99.99
- Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones – $143.99
- Belkin Surf N300 Wireless N Router – $29.99
- Cisco – Valet Wireless Router – $59.99
- Cisco – Valet Plus Wireless Router – $89.99
- Coby 7 Portable DVD Player –$49.99 after $10 Easy Rebate
- Discovery Expedition Entertainment projector – $69.99
- Epson Stylus NX625 All-in-One Printer – $99.98
- GE 4-device universal remote – Free after $10 easy rebate
- Hannspree HF255HPB 25 Widescreen LCD Monitor – $179.98
- iHome IP418B iPod/iPhone dock – $49.99
- Kodak P85 8 Digital Frame – $49.99
- Linksys E1000 Wireless-N Router – $49.99
- Memorex EB50 Metallic In-Ear Earbuds w/ purchase of $14 itunes Giftcard Free
- Microsoft 4000 wireless laser mouse- $14.99
- Midland LXT380VP3 Two-Way Radios with Charger – $24.99 after $10 easy Rebate
- Netgear N600 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router – $59.99
- Omnitech Digital Photo Ornament - $10
- Omnitech digital picture snowflake ornament – $12
- Omnitech Noise Cancelling Headphones – $20
- Panasonic KX-TG9333T DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Digital Answering System – $39.99 after $30 easy Rebate
- Panasonic KX-TG9344 DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Digital Answering System – $59.99 after $50 easy Rebate
- Samsung Modus 3500 Bluetooth Headset – $24.99 after $20 easy rebate
- Skull Candy Ink’d earbugs – $9.99
- Sungale 7 Digital Picture Frame - $29.99
- TomTom XXL 540TM Portable GPS – $129.99
- Garmin nuvi 1490T Portable GPS – $169.99
- Magellan RoadMate 1700 Portable GPS – $149.99
- TomTom XL 540S GPS – $89.99 after $10 easy Rebate
- HP Pavilion dv6-3122us 15.6 Laptop – $499.98 after $50 Easy rebate
- HP Pavilion dv7-4171us 17.3 Laptop – $749.98 after $50 Easy Rebate
- Toshiba Satellite L655-S5101 15.6 Laptop – $499.98
- All Tech Service, Computer Setup, Installation And Repairs 50% off
- 18-sheet cross-cut shredder $129.99 after $20 Easy Rebate
- Brother HL-2240 Mono Laser Printer – $49.98
- Brother HL-3070CW Digital Color Printer – $229.98
- Brother MFC-7340 Laser Multi-Function Printer – $129.98
- Brother MFC-7840W Laser Multi-Function Printer – $229.98
- Brother Personal 575 Plain-Paper Fax – $9.99 after $50 Easy Rebate
- DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo Label Printer – $99.99
- Epson WorkForce 610 all-in-one – $59.98
- Fellowes Saturn SL-95 Laminating Machine - $29.99 after $70 easy rebate
- HP Color LaserJet CP1215 Printer – $149.98
- HP LaserJet Pro P1102W Printer – $99.98
- HP OfficeJet 4500 All-in-One Printer – $49.98
- HP Officejet 6000 wireless inkjet printer – $59.98
- HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One Printer, Eco Easy – $199.98
- HP Photosmart Premium all-in-one – $89.98
- HP Photosmart Premium e-All-in-One Printer – $119.98
- Lexmark Interact S605 All-in-One Printer – $129.98 after $50 easy Rebate
- Lexmark Pinnacle Pro 901 All-in-One Printer – $199.98 after $50 easy Rebate
- P-touch 1290-BT2 home and office Labeler with bonus tape – $9.99
- Staples 10-sheet micro-cut shredder – $119.99 after $30 Easy Rebate
- Staples Cormac Computer Cart, Espresso –$29.99 after $10 easy Rebate
- Staples Creswick Luxura Executive Chair, Black – $94.99
- Staples Lane Blackberry Leather Executive Chair with Silver Accents $169.99
- Staples MiniMate shredder – $29.99 after $10 easy Rebate
- Sudden Solutions 4′ Standard-Grade Resin Folding Banquet Table – $29.99
- Sudden Solutions 6′ Standard-Grade Resin Folding Banquet Table – $49.99
- Sudden Solutions 8′ Standard-Grade Resin Folding Banquet Table – $69.99
- Z-Line Gemini Bookcase, Maple/Black – $69.99
- Z-Line Gemini L-Desk, Maple/Black – $49.99 after $20 easy Rebate
- Z-Line Gemini Printer Stand/File Cart, Maple/Black – $49.99
- Sentry® Safe Fire-Safe® 1.2 Cubic Ft. Capacity Water-Resistant Safe $139.99 after $80 easy Rebate