Best school supply deals this week

Our friends at Living on the Cheap put together a quick and easy list of the best school supplies deals they found this week. They are combined into one post to make comparison shopping more convenient.

The deals for this week are listed below. Be sure to look for printable coupons for office and school supplies, as well as coupons in your Sunday paper and combine them with sales to get the lowest possible prices.

Staples School Supply Deals

starting 8/10

  • $2: Hammermill copy paper, 500 sheets, after coupon and Easy Rebate
  • $249.99: Toshiba laptop computer

starting 8/3

  • FREE Pentel Hi-Polymer white handheld erasers, 2-pack after Easy Rebate
  • $2 Hammermill copy paper, 500 sheets, after Easy Rebate and in-ad coupon
  • $5 Sharpie markers, 12-pack
  • $100 off all laptop, desktop, or all-in-one PCs priced $549 and above with in-ad coupon
  • $8 Lexar 16GB USB flash drive

Less List (these prices are good throughout the back-to-school season):

  • 17 cents: 1-subject spiral notebook
  • 25 cents: wood ruler, 12-inch
  • 39 cents: school glue, 4 oz.
  • 48 cents: ruled white 3×5 index cards, 100-pack
  • 50 cents: composition book
  • 50 cents: Crayola crayons, 24-pack
  • 68 cents: #2 pencils, 12-pack
  • 68 cents: dual dome pencil sharpener
  • 75 cents: slider pencil cases
  • 82 cents: filler paper
  • 96 cents: cap erasers, pink, 12-pack
  • 96 cents: pink erasers, 3-pack
  • 97 cents: Crayola colored pencils, 12-pack
  • 97 cents: Crayola classic markers, fine or broad line, 10-pack
  • $1 BIC mechanical pencils, .7mm, 5-pack
  • $1 BIC Cristal ballpoint pens, 10-pack
  • $1.25 washable glue sticks, clear or purple, 4-pack
  • $2 Staples Stickies 1/2 inch page flags, 125-pack
  • $2.75 Post-It Notes, 3×3 inches, 4-pack
  • $3.99 Kleenex facial tissues, 3-pack
  • $5 power strip
  • $8 Lexar 16GB USB flash drive

Staples has a Back-to-School 110% Price Match Guarantee.

Target School Supply Coupons and Weekly Sale

Match the weekly deals with Target printable, mobile, or Cartwheel coupons for the biggest savings.

Check back tomorrow for ad starting 8/10.

starting 8/3

50 cent deals:

  • up & up 2-pocket poly portfolios, with or without prongs, assorted colors (use coupon)
  • up & up 3×5 index cards, 100-pack
  • Crayola crayons, 24-pack
  • Mead poly spiral notebook, 70 pages
  • stretchable cloth bookcover
  • up & up pencil sharpener
  • Sterilite pencil box

99 cents:

  • Paper Mate pink erasers, 3-pack
  • Crayola watercolers, 8-colors
  • Advantus 3-ring binder, 1 inch
  • BIC mechanical pencils, 8-pack
  • Post-It Notes, 90-pack
  • Mead spiral notebook, 70 pages
  • Sharpie highlighters, 3-pack

$2.50 deals:

  • up & up highlighters, 12-pack
  • Expo dry erase markers, 4-pack
  • BIC Atlantis retractable ballpoint pens, 5-pack
  • Crayola erasable colored pencils, 12-pack

$3.50 Scotch Magic tape, 3-pack with bonus roll

Mobile coupons

$1 off purchase of two up &up school supplies

Printable coupons

$1 purchase of two BIC writing items

$2 off select Crayola purchase of $10 or more

$2 off Mead Five Star zipper binder

$1 off purchase of two Paper Mate items

$1 off select Pilot Frixon

$1 off Post-It Notes item

$1 off Scotch tape or scissors item

$1 off Uni-ball writing item

$1 off purchase of two select Sharpie items

$1 off Rubbermaid LunchBlox modular kit or beverage bottle

50 cents off Wet Ones moist wipes, 18-count or larger

$1 off Yoobi school supply purchase of $5 or more

Walmart School Supply Deals

Advertised 8/10, but prices may be good all season.

  • 15 cents: 2-pocket paper folder, with or without prongs
  • 25 cents: 1-subject spiral notebooks
  • 75 cents: filler paper, wide or college rule, 150 sheets
  • 97 cents: Dixon #2 pencils, 20-pack
  • $4.97 Tech Gear zipper binder, 1.5 inch
  • $4.97 Clorox disinfecting wipes, 3-pack
  • $3.47 Kleenex facial tissues, 85 sheets, 4-pack
  • $8.47 Kleenex facial tissues, 160 sheets, 6-pack
  • various rollbacks on Fruit of the Loom girls and boys socks, tees, and underwear

Walmart will price-match competitors’ advertised prices.

OfficeMax / Office Depot School Supply Deals

OfficeMax sales vary by region.

Region A:

starting 8/10

  • 10 cents: Office Depot brand and OfficeMax brand plastic 12? ruler, limit 3
  • 50 cents: school glue, 4 oz., limit 3
  • 50 cents: BIC Round Stic ballpoint pens, 12-pack, limit 3
  • $1: Paper Mate pink erasers, 3-pack, limit 3
  • $1: Post-It 3×3 Super Sticky Notes, 3-pack, limit 3

starting 8/3

  • 25 cents: slider pencil box. Limit 3
  • 25 cents: binder clips, 36-pack. Limit 3
  • 25 cents: Office Depot and OfficeMax brand scissors, 8?. Limit 3
  • 25 cents: wood pencils, 8-pack. Limit 3

Region B:

starting 8/10

  • 1 cent: (after $5 minimum purchase)OfficeMax or Office Depot brand 1-subject spiral notebooks, limit 3
  • 25 cents: Office Depot mechanical pencils, 12-pack or OfficeMax mechanical pencils, 24-pack, limit 3
  • 25 cents: Paper Mate InkJoy single pens, limit 3
  • 50 cents: 2-pocket plastic folders, limit 3
  • $1: Office Depot or OfficeMax brand notebook 3-hole punch
  • $1: Expo low-odor chisel point dry-erase black markers, 4-pack, limit 3

starting 8/3

  • 10 cents: composition book. Limit 3
  • 25 cents: 2-hole manual pencil shapeners. Limit 3
  • 25 cents: Sharpie marker, single. Limit 5
  • 25 cents: OficeMax and Scholastic glue sticks, 4-pack. Limit 3
  • 50 cents: Office Depot and OfficMax highlighters, 3- or 4-pack. Limit 3
  • 50 cents: Crayola crayons, 24-pack. Limit 3.
  • Mail-in rebate: $2 Boise X-9 copy paper, 500 sheets. Limit 2

Both regions:

starting 8/10

  • $3 Office Depot brand school copy paper (colors shown), limit 4
  • $6.99 Lexar 8GB USB drives

starting 8/3

  • $10 SwissGear student backpack. Limit 1
  • $229 HP Pavillion 15? laptop
  • $4 Swingline 545 desk stapler with staples and remover
  • $5 Sharpie markers, 12-pack
  • $5 Zebra Z-Grip retractable ballpoint pens, 24-pack

Walgreens School Supply Sales

With Walgreens card

starting 8/10

  • 49 cents: Paper Mate mechanical pencils, 5-pack
  • 49 cents: Elmer’s school glue, 4 oz
  • 49 cents: Elmer’s glue sticks, 2-pack
  • 7 for $1: wooden ruler, 12-inch
  • 7 for $1: 2-pocket paper folder
  • $4.99 Master Lock combination lock
  • $6.99 Cruzer USB flash drive, 8GB
  • $6.99 Sandisk memory card, 8GB
  • $7.99 Duracell battery chargers, includes 2 rechargeable AA batteries
  • $7.99 Master Lock speed dial padlock
  • BOGO free backpacks or totes, regularly $10.99 or higher (of equal or lesser price)
  • BOGO free locker accessories
  • BOGO 50% off Mead notebooks, themebooks, composition books, or portfolios (of equal or lesser price)
  • BOGO 50% off select Crayola art supplies
  • $49.99 wireless Canon all-in-one printer, MG3520 or MG3220

With in-ad coupon (clip or load to card):

39 cents (all Wexford brand, all limit 3):

  • highlighter
  • 5-inch scissors
  • mechanical pencils, 3-pack
  • sticky page markers, 280-pack
  • #2 pencils, 8-pack
  • compass

With in-ad coupon and Walgreens card (all limit 3):

  • 39 cents:
  • slider pencil case
  • shatterproof ruler
  • Penway crayons, 24-pack
  • Wexford dome sharpener
  • 49 cents:
    • Wexford 5-tab dividers
    • Wexford index card case
    • Wexford index cards, 4×6 inch, 100-pack
    • Wexford carry-all case
    • Wexford plastic protractor, 6 inch
  • 69 cents:
    • 1-subject poly notebook
    • glue sticks, 3-pack
  • 79 cents:
    • Penway colored pencils, 12-pack
    • Penway classic markers, 10-pack

starting 8/3

  • 29 cents: Paper Mate pens, 10-pack stick or ballpoint. Limit 6
  • 49 cents: Crayola crayons, 24-pack. Limit 4
  • 99 cents: Sharpie highlighters, 4-pack
  • 99 cents: Expo dry-erase markers, 2-pack
  • 3.99 backpack or drawstring bags
  • 3.99 Sharpie markers, 8-pack
  • 6.99 Easystore 8GB USB flash drive
  • 6.99 WPhoto 6GB SD or SDHC card or micro SD card with adapter

With in-ad coupon (clip or load to card):

  • 6 for $1: mini memo compostion books. Limit 6
  • 6 for $1: 2-pocket folders with prongs. Limit 6
  • 19 cents: Wexford mini highlighter. Limit 3
  • 4 for $1: Wexford pink erasers, 2-pack. Limit 4
  • 39 cents: Wexford flexible protractor. Limit 3
  • 39 cents: 3×5 index cards, 100-pack. Limit 3
  • 39 cents: Wexford plastic compass or pencil sharpener. Limit 3
  • 49 cents: plastic school supplies box. Limit 3
  • 69 cents: Wexford 1? binder. Limit 3
  • 69 cents: Wexford sheet protectors, 10-pack. Limit 2
  • 99 cents: Crayola colored pencils, 12-pack or Crayola markers, 10-pack. Limit 3
  • 99 cents: Elmer’s washable glue sticks, 2-pack or jumbo single. Limit 4
  • 99 cents: Wexford index tab dividers with pockets, 5-pack
  • 99 cents: Wexford #2 pencils, 20-pack. Limit 3
  • 99 cents: Bic Cristal pens, 8 or 10-pack

Kroger School Supply Deals

With Kroger card. Prices advertised for 7/23-7/29, but may be valid all season.

  • 50% off: backpacks, select varieties and sizes
  • 40% off: Lunch kits, select varieties, limited to stock on hand
  • 15 cents: Oxford 2-pocket portfolios, with or without tangs
  • 19 cents: Top Flight 1-subject spiral notebook, limit 10
  • 29 cents: OfficeWorks school glue, 4 oz.
  • 47 cents: Oxford ruled index cards, 3×5, 100-count
  • 49 cents: OfficeWorks pencils, 10-count
  • 79 cents: Top Flight filler paper, 150-count
  • 89 cents: Dixon #2 pencils, 8-pack
  • 97 cents: OfficeWorks invisible tape, 1/2? x 800?
  • 99 cents: Crayola Classic markers
  • 99 cents: Hi-Liters, 4-pack
  • 99 cents: retractable pens, 5-pack
  • $1.89: InkJoy pens, fashion or business colors, 8-pack
  • $1.99: Pentel Wow pens, select varieties, 5-pack
  • $1.99: Crayola watercolors, 8 colors
  • $1.99: Elmer’s purple glue sticks, 6-pack
  • $2.47: Pilot G2 pens, select varieties, 2-count
  • $2.99: Ticonderoga pencils, 24-pack
  • $3.49: Office Works multi-purpose paper, 500 sheets
  • $3.99: Georgia Pacific copy paper, 500 sheets
  • $3.99: Dry erase board value pack
  • $8.99: Sharpie permanent markers, 12-pack

If you haven’t already, you might want to check out these articles in Living on the Cheap’s Back-to-School Guide:

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