Back to School Shopping Trip August 17 – 23, 2014
Shopping for Back to School Deals is almost done! Have you shopped yet? If not, you probably want to get it done this week, because a lot of places are already going back to normal prices (or raising their sale prices, so they aren’t as low). This week is probably the last week you can find really good deals. Maybe a few next week (and we’ll be sure to share where they are!), but they are going away, quickly.
Also, I’ve had several people ask me where to find the best deal on 2 inch binders. Now, my frugal side SCREAMS at this. 2 inch binders are TWELVE times as expensive as 1 inch binders. Sometimes more. So, to me, if I see a 2 inch binder on my list, I’m getting my kid (2) 1 inch binders, and they can just deal with it. But if you really want your kiddo to have the 2 inch binder, Walgreens is the best place this week ($6.29 for 2) followed closely by Staples ($10 for 2). Both prices significantly beat the other ones I’ve seen, ranging from $8.99 to $18.99. (These aren’t the zipper binders folks, just regular old binders!)
I was SO VERY excited to see the Papermate coupons in the paper today!!! (And that we GOT THEM locally!!) That means FREE pens!! And free NICE pens at Shopko! YAY!!
Buy 2 Papermate Inkjoy Pens, 2 pack (Reg. $1.99) $1.00
Use (2) $1.00/1 Paper Mate Inkjoy Product, 2 ct or Higher – 8-17-14 SS (exp 10/12/14)
Final Price: FREE
Buy 1 Board Dudes Dry Erase Makers, 2 pack (Reg. $1.99) $1.00
Buy 4 Elmers School Glue 4 oz (Reg. $1.49) $0.50
Buy 4 Crayola Crayons, 24 ct. (Reg. $1.49) $0.50
Original Price: $17.89
Final Price: $5.00
Total Savings: $12.89 (72%!!)
Target Deals were AWESOME this week!! There are a couple of ways to score FREE Paper Mate pens, and I’m still loving their store coupons! There are SO MANY ways to use the $2/$10 Crayola coupon!!
Buy 1 Hanes Underwear, 12 ct $6.49
Use $1.00/1 Hanes Men’s, Women’s or Kids Apparel Item (Target Coupon) (exp 09/06/14)
Stack With 10% off All Hanes Underwear & Socks Cartwheel Coupon (Saves $0.55)
Final Price: $4.94
Buy 1 Elmers Glue Sticks, 12 pack (Reg. $3.99) $2.99
Works out to $0.25 per stick!
Buy 1 Post It Notes, $1.02
Use $1.00/1 Post-it Notes Item (Target Coupon) (exp 09/02/14)
Final Price: $0.02
Buy 1 Scotch Magic Tape, $1.02
Use $1.00/1 Scotch Tape or Scissors Item (Target Coupon) (exp 09/02/14)
Final Price: $0.02
Buy (2) Paper Mate Ball Point Pens, 10 ct. $0.97
Use (2) $0.50/1 Paper Mate Pack; Excludes Single Pens – 8-17-14 SS (exp 10/12/14)
Stack with $1.00/2 Paper Mate Items (Target Coupon) (exp 09/02/14)
Final Price: 2 Free!
Buy (1) Paper Mate Ball Point Pens, 10 ct. $0.97
Price Match to Walgreens ad, $0.49
Use (1) $0.50/1 Paper Mate Pack; Excludes Single Pens – 8-17-14 SS (exp 10/12/14)
Final Price: Free!
Buy (2) Bic Mechanical Pencils, 8 Ct. $1.17
Use $1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-3-14 SS (exp 09/15/14)
Stack with $1.00/2 BIC Writing Items (Target Coupon) (exp 09/02/14)
Final Price: $0.34 or $0.17 each
Buy (2) Clorox Wipes, 35 Ct, $2.36
Use (2) $0.75 off 34ct or larger Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
Stack With $1.50/2 Clorox Cleaning Supplies; Excludes Trial/Travel Size – Target Mobile Coupon (Text OFFERS to Target Mobile) (exp 08/22/14)
And Stack With 10% Off Clorox Wipes Target Cartwheel (saves $0.32)
Final Price: $1.40 or $0.70 each!
Buy (5) Crayola Colored Pencils, (Reg. $1.29) $0.99
Buy (2) Crayola Dry Erase Markers (Reg. $3.99) $2.99
Use $3/2 Crayola Dry Erase Markers Coupon (NLA)
Stack with $2.00/1 Crayola
Purchase Of $10 or More, Activity or Art Kit, Crayons, Art Supplies (Target Coupon) (exp 09/02/14)
Final Price: $5.93 or $0.85 each!!
Original Price: $36.92
Final Price: $15.64
Total Savings: $21.28 or 58% Savings!
I admit it. I was a little irritated at Walgreens this week. They have a TON of Paper Mate products for $0.49. BUT the coupon is for $0.50/1, and they WILL NOT lower the value of the coupon, or raise the price of the item!! It seems VERY silly to me, and I ended up putting a lot of items back, because they wouldn’t let me use the coupon. This doesn’t happen very often though. Just something to be aware of while shopping! Price matching at Target or Walmart would be good options on this. (I checked, Staples doesn’t carry the same items)
Buy (2) Wexford Binders, 2 inch, (Reg. $6.29) B1G1 Free
Final Price: $3.15 each
Buy (7) Wexford 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs (Reg. $0.69) 7/$1.00 ($0.14 each)
Must buy 7, or $0.29 each
Buy (1) Expo Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers, with FREE Calendar, (Reg. $4.99) $2.99
Use $1.25/1 Expo Low Odor, Original Chisel or Ultra Fine, 4 ct or Higher – 8-17-14 SS (exp 10/12/14)
Final Price: $1.74 (plus FREE Calendar!)
Buy (1) Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Markers, 8 ct, (Reg. $4.19) $0.99
Buy (1) Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct. (Reg. $3.19) $0.99
Buy (1) Paper Mate Highlighters, 6 pk (Reg. $2.39) $0.49
Original Price: $32.17
Final Price: $11.50
Total Savings: $20.67 or 64% Savings!
Once again, the Paper Mate Pens coupon is AWESOME!!! Combine it with an in store coupon AND an easy rebate, and you MAKE $1.50 buying a 4 pack of pens! Yes please!!
Buy (1) Paper Mate Profile Pens, 4 pack, (Reg. $3.79) $3.00
Use $1.00/1 Paper Mate Writing Product – Staples In Ad Coupon (Valid from 8/17/14) (exp 08/23/14)
Stack with $0.50/1 Paper Mate Pack; Excludes Single Pens – 8-17-14 SS (exp 10/12/14)
Pay $1.50 OOP
Submit for $3.00 Staples Easy Rebate
Final Price: $1.50 Money Maker!!
Buy (5) Staples Notebooks, 70 sheet, (Reg. $0.50) $0.17
Buy (1) Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 Ct. (Reg. $2.99) $0.97
Buy (3) Composition Books, (Reg. $2.29) $0.50
Original Price: $16.15
Final Price: $1.82
Total Savings: $14.33 or 89% Savings!
These deals vary slightly by region, so be sure to double check your ad before heading into the store. Bonus: Since the stores have merged, all deals are good at BOTH stores! So if the deals are SUPER hot, and you have both stores, you can get twice as many!!
Buy (3) Office Max White School Glue, 4 oz (Reg. $1.29) $0.25
Buy (3) Office Depot Pencils, 8 Ct. (Reg. $1.00) $0.25
Buy (12) Book Sox Book Covers (Reg. $3.99) $0.10 Clearance Price
Buy (1) Ringbinder 12 inch Ruler (Reg. $1.00) $0.25
Buy (3) Poly Binders, 1 inch, (Reg. $1.99) $0.50
Original Price: $61.72
Final Price: $4.45
Total Savings: $57.27 or 93%
Shopping Trip Totals:
Original Price: $164.85
Final Price: $38.41
Total Savings: $126.44 or 77% Savings!
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