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Tag Archive: Back to School Deals 2013

Office Depot: Back to School Deals for the week of August

Here are the best Back to School deals at Office Depot this week. Be sure to check your local ad online to verify that these deals are running:

$0.01 Deals:

  • Office Depot Spiral 1-Subject Notebooks — $0.01 (limit 3)
  • Office Depot Acrylic Rules 12″ — $0.01 (limit 3)

$1 Deals:

  • Wilson Jones 1″ Binder — $1 (limit 3)
  • Office Depot Comfort Grip Mechanical Pencils 12 pk. — $1 (limit 3)
  • Office Depot Reinforcement Labels 200 ct. — $1 (limit 3)
  • Oxford 3×5″ Pastel Ruled Index Cards 100 pk. — $1
  • Office Depot Magnetic Dry-Erase Eraser — $1
  • Foray Erasable Highlighters with Chisel Tips 3 pk. — $1
  • Zipper Seal Sandwich or Snack Bags 50 ct. — $1
  • Office Depot 8″ Scissors — $1

Check out Moms By Heart for the full list of deals.

 

How I Was Able to Donate 30 School Supply Items for Less Than $5 Out of Pocket

Donating 30 School Supplies for Less Than $5

Anne emailed in the following about back to school deals she got and donated recently:

My husband’s company is having a school supply drive for the YWCA. I told him I wanted to see how many supplies we could get for $5.

We paid $4.79 for the 29 items pictured. I owe it to Money Saving Mom® for teaching me how to coupon and how to find local deals through region-specific blogs.

My husband and I did separate transactions at Target (because their coupons state one coupon per guest):

For $0.90 before sales tax, we got 16 items at Target!

We went to the Friends and Family Sale at Fred Meyer, a store in the Pacific Northwest. All school supplies were 15% off with a printable coupon I found on a regional blog:

  • 6 spiral notebooks (sale price of $0.19) for $0.16 each – total of $0.96
  • 4 packs of Bic pens (sale price of $0.99) for $0.84 each – used 2 $1.50/2 printable coupons – total of $0.36 each
  • 2 packs of pencils (sale price of $0.79) for $0.67 each – total of $1.34
  • 1 pack of erasers (sale price of $0.50) for $0.42
  • We used a reusable bag and got an additional $0.05 off.

For $3.03 before sales tax, we got 13 items at Fred Meyer!

I also have a 2-pack of Sharpies that aren’t pictured and are the 30th item. I got them while grocery shopping on a 10/$10 sale at QFC (a Kroger-brand store) with a $1/1 e-coupon – so they were FREE!

In case you’re keeping track, the sales tax was $0.86 total.

After 11 years of teaching fifth and then second grade, I left teaching this June to stay home with our 9-month old daughter. I’m glad we’re able to contribute during back to school time in a small way!

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OfficeMax: Back to school deals for the week of August 11-17, 2013

Here are the best back to school deals at OfficeMax this week for the week of August 11-17, 2013. Be sure to check your local ad online to verify that these deals are the same running in your area:

$0.01 – $0.50 Deals

  • Schoolio 3×5″ Index Cards 100 ct. — $0.01 (with minimum $5 purchase, limit 5)
  • OfficeMax Filler Paper 100 sheets — $0.01 (with minimum $5 purchase, limit 5)
  • 6″ Plastic Protractor — $0.05 (limit 3)
  • OfficeMax Ball Bearing Compass — $0.05 (limit 3)
  • Schoolio Markers 10 pk. — $0.50 (limit 3)
  • OfficeMax 4 oz. Glue + 2 pk. Glue Stick Combo — $0.50 (limit 3)
  • PaperMate Write Bros Mechanical Pencils 10 pk. — $0.50 (limit 5)
  • Bic Cristal Ballpoint Pens 10 pk. $0.50 (Use $1/1 Bic 8/4 SmartSource insert = free after coupons, limit 3)
  • Select Schoolio Composition Books — $0.50 (limit 5)
  • Schoolio Assorted Erasers & Grips 40 pack — 2/$1
  • Select OfficeMax RT Gel Pens Multipacks — 2/$1

MaxPerks Rewards Deals

Buy 1 Duracell Coppertop AA or AAA Batteries 20 pk. at $16.99
Earn $16.98 in MaxPerks Rewards (limit 2)
$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

Buy 1 Avery 5-Tab Ready Index Reference Dividers at $2.99
Earn $2.98 in MaxPerks Rewards (limit 1)
$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

Buy 1 Avery 5160 White Laser Mailing Labels 3000 ct. at $26.99
Earn $26.98 in MaxPerks Rewards (limit 1)
$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

Buy 1 Post It 3×3″ Canary Super Sticky Notes 10 pk. at $16.79
Earn $16.78 in MaxPerks Rewards (limit 1)
$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

Buy 1 All [IN] Place Heavy Duty View and OfficeMax Durable View Binders at $9.99
Earn $9.98 in MaxPerks Rewards (limit 2)
$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

Select OfficeMax 1, 3 or 5 Subject Notebooks at $3.50
Earn $3.49 in MaxPerks Rewards (limit 2)
$0.01 after Maxperks Rewards

See the full list of deals at OfficeMax this week over at Moms By Heart.