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July 22, 2013
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Another week of back-to-school deals and steals, and large retailers are bringing the best school supplies on the table at low prices. Celebrate another week of savings on school supplies before the kids head off to their new year of learning. If you missed out on last week’s savings, don’t worry! Retailers everywhere are still having nice sales on school-related items, so you can still get the chance to take up these heartwarming savings. From Staples to Walmart, we’ve listed school supplies and other items to give you and your family a head start on school supply shopping.

Staples Weekly Ad — In-Store Only Deals

  • Page 1: Sharpie Permanent Markers Pack Of Two = $0.25 each
    Limit 2 per customer.
  • Page 1: Staples 1-Subject Wide Rule Notebooks = $0.25 each
    Get notebooks for all school subjects this year at just 25 cents each. Limit 5 per customer.
  • Page 2: 3’’ x 5’’ Index Card Case = $1.00 each
    Find the perfect index card case in various styles and colors. Limit 2 per customer.
  • Page 2: 12-Count Crayola Colored Pencils = $1.00 each
    Prepare your child’s pencil box with a brand new set of colored pencils at just $1.00 each. Limit 2 per customer.
  • Page 2: $2.00 off One New Binder
    When you recycle an old binder, you receive one new binder at $2.00 off. Give the recycled binder to a Staples associate and receive this offer.
  • Page 4: TI-30Xa Calculator = $9.99
    Prepare for geometry and algebra with this discounted Texas Instruments calculator.
Don’t forget Staples coupon codes if you’re shopping at the retailer.

Target Weekly Ad

  • Page 1: Any of the following items are $0.99 each:

2-count Sharpie permanent markers

6-count Elmer’s glue sticks

Mead folders, spiral notebooks or composition notebooks

  • Page 2: BYO Reusable Lunch Bags & Water Bottles= $9.00 each
    Pack your kid’s lunch in these decorative and fun lunch bags and accessories.
  • Page 3: Up & Up Liquid Glue or Glue Sticks= $0.25 each
    Help your children craft at school with these super cheap glue items.
  • Page 3: BIC Blue Ballpoint Pens = $1.00 each
Target has coupon codes available for online use as well!

Office Depot Weekly Ad

  • Page 1: Office Depot Pink Eraser Pencil Caps 12-pack = $0.10 each
    Limit 3 per household.
  • Page 1: Office Depot 2-Pocket Folders = $0.10 each
    Limit 10 per houshold.
  • Page 2: Mead Zipper Binders = $5.99 each
    Keep schoolwork safe in one of Mead’s zippered binders.
  • Page 3: Any of the following items are $1.00 each:

12-Pack Wooden Pencils

3-Pack Office Depot Brand Erasers

Elmer’s Liquid Glue

  • Page 3: Zebra Z-Grip Pens or Pencils = $3.00 each
    Write in style with these professional and comfortable writing utensils.
  • Page 5: Create A Custom Crayola Pack:

Single Pip marker = $0.25 each

4-pack Crayola crayons = $0.25 each

Custom pack tins =  $1.99 – $2.99

Use Office Depot coupons too to save some money!

 OfficeMax Weekly Ad

  • Page 1: $0.50 each on these listed SCHOOLIO items:


Composition notebooks

Glue sticks

Mechanical pencils

  • Page 1: Compass/Protractor = $0.05 each for first 3
  • Page 2: $1.00 each on OfficeMax Brand school supplies:


Spiral Notebooks

Gel pens

  • Page 2: Paper Mate ClearPoint Mechanical Pencil 2-PacK = $4.00 each
  • Page 20: 72-Pack Just Basics Wooden Pencils = $7.00 each
OfficeMax coupons will help you knock your school supply tab down a few dollars.

Walmart Weekly Ad

  • Page 5: Clorox Disinfecting Wipes 3-Pack = $4.97
  • Page 6: $5.00 each Twin Pack General Mills Cereals:

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Honey Nut Cheerios

  • Page 6: Kleenex 6-Pack Tissue Boxes = $8.47
  • Page 7: Rice Krispie Treats 18-Count = $3.88
    Have a yummy and light snack ready for your kids when they come home from a long day at school.
  • Page 7: Sunny D Citrus Punch 6-Pack = $1.98
  • Page 8: Kool-Aid Jammers 10-count = $1.98
  • Page 8: 10-oz Goldfish Cracker Box = $1.98
  • Page 9: 4-5 Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Food Containers = $2.26
    Keep your children’s lunch fresh in this discounted pack of containers.
Continue your savings with Walmart coupons and get a discount on already low prices.


Don’t forget to use Amazon coupons to make your final receipt even smaller. And happy 2nd week of back-to-school savings! Enjoy the last bit of summer with supply deals and discounts.

Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.

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