Back to School Shopping Trip: Aug 11-17, 2013 (83% Savings!)

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Back to School Shopping Trip August 11-17, 2013

I broke down 5 major stores (Office Max, Office Depot, Target, Staples, and Walgreens) to show you how to get the best deals this week!  Spend less than $36 for over $212  in Back to School supplies!

Target

Target Back To School Shopping Trip August 11-17, 2013

I brought my whole extended family to pull this one off for you guys!  I even went back twice!  But I’m going to show you how to do it in the simplest way possible, to get the most out of those $1.50 off Up & Up School Supplies!  Keep in mind my Target HATES when I split up transactions (they have asked me to run them as one, whenever I can), so the only reason I split them was to get the most out of Cartwheel.

Transaction 1

Buy (8) Mead Five Star Portfolios $0.96 (Reg. $1.49 each)
My Target didn’t have the 4 packs in stock, so they honored the price at $0.12 each
Use 1 $1/2 Five Star Products printable
Stack with 10% off School Folders (Target Cartwheel) - saves $0.02 each

Buy (4) Mead Five Star Notebooks $1.50 (Reg. $3.99)
Use 2 $1/2 Five Star Products printable
Stack with 15% off Five Star Spiral Notebooks (Target Cartwheel) - saves $0.23 each
And with (2) $1/2 Mead Five Star School Supplies Target printable

Buy (4) Bic Cristal Pens, 10 Pack $0.99
Use (4) $1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)

Buy (4) Up & Up Markers 8 Count $0.75
Use (2) $1.50 off Up & Up School Supplies NLA
Stack with 15% off Up & Up Markers, 8 or 10 ct.  Saves $0.12 each

Buy (3) Up & Up Watercolors $1.29
Buy (3) Up & Up Crayons, 24 Ct. $0.25
Use (3) $1.50 off Up & Up School Supplies NLA 
Stack with 15% off Up & Up Crayons (Target Cartwheel) - Saves $0.04 each
Stack with 10% off Up & Up Water Colors (Target Cartwheel) - Saves $0.13 each

Buy 20 Scotch Magic Tape $0.15 each (Reg. $0.75)

Buy Up & Up Copy Paper 400 sheet $3.00 (Reg. $3.29)
Use $1/$3+ Up & Up Product
Stack with 15% off Up & Up Printer Paper 400, 500, or 750 - Saves $0.45

Total $4.60 OOP
Save $0.23 for using Red Card
Final Price: $4.37

Transaction 2

Buy (8) Mead Five Star Portfolios $0.96 (Reg. $1.49 each)
My Target didn’t have the 4 packs in stock, so they honored the price at $0.12 each
Use 1 $1/2 Five Star Products printable
Stack with 10% off School Folders (Target Cartwheel) - saves $0.02 each

Buy (4) Mead Five Star Notebooks $1.50 (Reg. $3.99)
Use 2 $1/2 Five Star Products printable
Stack with 15% off Five Star Spiral Notebooks (Target Cartwheel) - saves $0.23 each
And with (2) $1/2 Mead Five Star School Supplies Target printable

Buy (2) Up & Up Markers 8 Count $0.75 (one got lost in the shuffle)
Use $1.50 off Up & Up School Supplies NLA
Stack with 15% off Up & Up Markers, 8 or 10 ct.  Saves $0.12 each

Total $0.72 OOP
Save $0.04 for using Red Card
Final Price: $0.68

Pay $5.05
Before Savings: $50.95 (84% Savings!)

Office Max

Office Max Back to School Shopping Trip August 11-17

Buy (5) Write Bros Mechanical Pencils 10 ct. $0.50 (Reg. $2.99)

Buy (3) Broadline Washable Markers 8 ct. $0.50 (Reg. $3.00)

Buy (5) Index Cards 3×5 100 ct. $.01 (Reg. $1.00)

Buy (3) Bic Cristal Pens 10 ct. $0.50 (Reg. $1.00)
Use $1.50/2 Bic Stationery Products printable

Buy (3) Metal Compass $0.05 (Reg. $1.00)

Buy (3) Glue Sticks 4 Count $0.50 (Reg. $1.50)

Buy (5) Designer Composition Books $0.50 (Reg. $1.00)

Buy (3) Plastic Protractors 6″ $0.05 (Reg. $1.00)

Buy (5) Filler Paper 100 ct $0.01 (Reg. $1.00)

Pay $8.40
Before Savings: $52.45 (84% Savings!)

Staples

Staples Back to School Shopping Trip August 11-17, 2013 Dividers, Bic, and More

I didn’t notice the small print on the front of the ad that said “Limit 2 for everything under $2, unless noted” until my cashier pointed it out.  She suggested I split my transactions between myself, my hubby, and my daughter, so that’s what we did.

Transaction 1

Buy (6) Staples Notebooks, 70 page, $0.01 (Reg. $0.20)

Buy (2) Pentel Hi Polymer Eraser, 3 ct $0.50 (Reg. $2.49)

Buy Pilot B2P Ballpoint Pens 5 pk $4.99 (Reg. $5.29)

Buy (2) Sharpie Fine Point Marker 2 pk $0.50 (Reg. $1.99)

Buy (6) Home Select Pocket Tissue $0.01  (Reg. $0.19)

Buy (2) Bic Brite Highlighter 5 ct. $1 .00 (Reg. $4.00)
Use (2) $1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)

Buy (2) Avery Dividers 5 pk $0.25 (Reg. $1.49)

Pay $7.66 OOP
Submit for $4.99 Staples Easy Rebate for Pilot Pens
Final Price: $2.67

Transaction 2

Buy Band-Aids 100 ct. $5.99 (Reg. $7.29)

Buy (1) Sharpie Fine Point Marker 2 pk $0.50 (Reg. $1.99)

Buy (6) Home Select Pocket Tissue $0.01  (Reg. $0.19)

Buy (2) Bic Brite Highlighter 5 ct. $1 .00 (Reg. $4.00)
Use (2) $1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)

Buy (2) Avery Dividers 5 pk $0.25 (Reg. $1.49)

Pay $7.05

Transaction 3

Buy (2) Sharpie Fine Point Marker 2 pk $0.50 (Reg. $1.99)

Buy (2) Bic Brite Highlighter 5 ct. $1 .00 (Reg. $4.00)
Use (2) $1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)

Buy (2) Avery Dividers 5 pk $0.25 (Reg. $1.49)

Pay $1.50 OOP
Total OOP: $16.21
Still Have $4.99 Staples Easy Rebate
Final Price: $11.22
Total Before Savings: $63.93 (82% Savings!)

Office Depot

Office Depot Back to School Shopping Trip August 11-17, 2013

Buy (3) Dry Eraser Markers $0.50 (Reg. $2.99)

Buy (10) Portfolio Folders $0.01 (Reg. $0.79)

Buy (3) Binders, 1 in $0.50 (Reg. $2.99)

Buy (3) Gluesticks 4 ct. $0.50 (Reg. $1.99)

Buy (3) Compass with Pencils $0.50 (Reg. $2.29)

Buy (3) Highlighters 3 pk $0.50 (Reg. $1.99)

Pay $7.60
Price before Savings $44.65 (83% Savings)

Walgreens

Walgreens Back to School Shopping Trip August 11-17, 2013 Bic Colored and Mechanical Pencils

Buy (3) Bic Ultra Grip Pens $0.99 (Reg. $2.49)
Use (3) $1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)

Buy (3) Penway Colored Pencils $1.99 (Reg. $2.29)
Use in store coupon to bring price to $0.69

Buy Papermate Write Bros Mechanical Pencils 10 ct. $0.49 (Reg. $3.49)

Pay $3.54
Price Before Savings: $36.32 (81% Savings!)

Total Before Savings: $166.48
Total After Savings: $29.79 (82% Savings)

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Comments

  1. Is that price for the Scotch tape at Target a sale price in the ad, or only at your Target? Because I will buy the crap out of it if it’s available here…

  2. Helen in Meridian says:

    At Staples did you get your Kohls $10/$30 coupons good until Sept. 23? I made several separate purchases Sat. and Sun. and got the Kohls $10/$30 after I paid for each separately> I did 4 yesterday and 4 Saturday.

    • Helen, you’re saying there is a Kohl’s coupon at Staples? Where do you find it?

      • I *think* I read somewhere that it is a coupon that prints at the bottom of the Staples receipt.

      • Helen in Meridian says:

        YES YES YES. Someone on refundcents.com posted Friday that they got a Kohls $10/$30 coupon good until Sept. 23, when they paid at Staples. I posted 2 times here, but no one noticed what a good deal that is. You regular receipt from Staples prints out followed by a $10/$30 Kohls coupon. Also at Kohls you get a Staples $5/$30, which isn’t half as good as $10/$30 at Kohls.They still were printing yesterday, so I would go soon. I purchased divider sheets for my notebook for .25 and got the $10/$30. I did this 3 times and did the $2.59 erasers pkg for .50. I had my cash out so I didn’t hold up the line.

      • Helen in Meridian says:

        There is also a $10/$25 Kohls school clothes coupon to print on line that expires 8/18. If you spend $35 or over; give them the $10/$30; then give them the $10/$25, they will usually accept them because they are 2 different coupons. Then ad your 30% or 20% or 15% coupon they sent for charge customers. Its almost legal theft after you find 80% clearance.

        • This is exactly what I did twice because I had a 30% off and two of the 10/25 and two 10/30 coupons. The first time I spent more like $45 before coupons and ended up paying $20 after tax. For some reason the register didn’t want to accept both the 10/30 & the 10/25 but the lady manually took it off which was nice. On my second transaction the next day I bought $62 worth of clothes and then used all three coupons and it went through just fine. I ended up paying $30. They have tons of clearance and I was able to score 25 clothing items for $50 bucks. $2 an item is pretty awesome for new clothes! I love Kohl’s!

  3. is anyone else having problems with the target coupon page? mine comes up and shows 3 coupons but when I go to look down farther on the page it pops up and said page not found.

  4. Target isn’t showing the $1.50 off Up and Up school supplies.

  5. could it be that the Office Max ad is different than mine? i do not see the 3×5 (which I need) and the mechanical pencils for $0.50…

  6. Ive gotten the kohl’s coupon every time which is quite a few so there may be a random few that for some reason dont get it but my kids had money and each bought a 50 cents sucker and they even got it, then I let them go get school clothes at kohls.

  7. Kymberlee says:

    I’m New to couponing… Most of the coupons expire first of sept. Is it cheaper to use them now or hold out, hoping they go on clearance before they expire?

  8. The Target ad is for 4 pocket Mead folders for $.50 not a four pack. I was confused and confused a couple Target employee’s yesterday since readying your post. I got to the register with the information from your post and the manager showed me that it was 4 pocket Mead folders for $.50 not a 4 pack for $.50. You might want to fix your posts. You were lucky to get 8 folders for 1 coupon.

  9. Are these deals current? I just went to Office Max and they said they don’t have anything for 1 centie

  10. I am curious where you are located, as your Office Max deals are definitely different from mine as well?

  11. Becky,
    Are you in the treasure valley and got the dollar off 1 bic coupon?

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