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Friday, July 08, 2011

Staples Back to School Deals + Scenario: 7/10 - 7/16/11

I volunteered to help our PTA with its summer supply drive this year, so you'll be seeing lots of back to school deals in the coming weeks. Hopefully, this will help everyone buy school supplies with minimal expense this year.

Staples has some good deals this week, so I'm listing them, along with the scenario that I plan to do:

Slider pencil case, assorted colors $0.25 (limit 2)

BIC student choice mechanical pencils, 0.9 mm, 5/pack $0.25 (limit 2)

Stickies 1/2-inch tape flags, assorted colors $0.25 (limit 2)

2-pocket poly folder, assorted colors $0.25 (limit 2)

Staples 8.5" x 11" multipurpose paper, 500 sheets/ream $0.25 after Easy Rebate (pay $5.99, get $5.74 rebate; limit 2)

Staples mini stapler, assorted colors $1 (limit 2)

Staples paper clips, pushpins and binder clips, assorted colors and sizes $1 (limit 2)

Westcott 5" scissors, 2/pack $1 (limit 2)

Westcott Preferred 7" scissors $1 (limit 2)

Staples glue sticks, .26 oz., 4/pack $1 (limit 2)

HP everyday 8.5" x 11" photo paper, 50/pack $1 after Easy Rebate (pay $9.99, get $8.99 rebate; limit 2)

Staples 5.5" x 4.25" fat memo book, 200 sheets $1 (limit 2)

Staples letter-size writing pad $1 (limit 2)

Top-bound journal with pen, assorted colors $1 (limit 2)

Post-it die-cut notes, 2/pack $1 (limit 2)

Staples mini writing pads, legal ruled, 3.5" x 5.25", yellow, 3/pack $1 (limit 2)

Staples 3-hole binder punch $1 (limit 2)

Sharpie permanent markers, fine tip, black, 5/pack $1 (limit 2)

Crayola Write Start colored pencils, 8/pack $2

Crayola washable crayons, 24/pack $2 (limit 2)

Zebra Z-Grip animal print ballpoint retractable pens, 5/pack $2

Staples Rollerball pens, 0.7 mm, black, 12/pack $2 (limit 2)

Staples Hype retractable highlighters, 4/pack - assorted $2 (limit 2)

Extreme Deals - The following items are all 1 cent each with a $5 minimum purchase, Sunday through Wednesday only, limit 2 of each per customer. Minimum purchase does not include tax or Extreme Deal items.

Staples Arrowhead Cap Erasers, pink, 12-pack

Bic Round Stic Ball Point Pens, black, 8-pack

Staples School Glue, 4-oz

Suggested Scenario

This is the scenario I plan to do to minimize my personal expenses as I stock up on supplies to donate to our school:

1 Staples multipurpose paper ream $5.99
2 Staples Arrowhead Cap Erasers, pink, 12-pack $0.01 each
2 Bic Round Stic Ball Point Pens, black, 8-pack $0.01 each
2 Staples School Glue, 4-oz $0.01 each

Pay: $6.05 + tax
Receive: $5.74 Easy Rebate (the rebate information will print at the register when you make your purchase; I'll write up an explanation of the Easy Rebates program soon)
Final total: $0.31 + tax

You can do this scenario twice since the rebate limit is two - you'll end up paying $12.10 + tax out of pocket, and get back $11.48 via rebate.

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