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Staples: Back to School Deals 7/26-8/1

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Below are the best School Supply deals you can snag at Staples starting tomorrow, July 26th. Note that many items are limited to a certain number per customer. See your local ad for more details.

AND note that if you purchase a backpack at Staples this week, you’ll score an extra 25% off your entire School Supplies purchase! Sweet!

3 Days Only (Deal valid Sunday-Tuesday)

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8.5″ x 11″, 5-Ream Case $29.99
Minus the $4 instant savings
Pay $25.99
Submit for the $20.99 Easy Rebate found here
Final cost $5!

* Keep in mind – Staples Easy Rebates are just that, easy! Go on over here to read more about them. Basically you’ll be able to submit all your info online. You won’t even have to mail anything in– the best part in my opinion! You’ll receive your rebate/rebates within 4-6 weeks after submitting them.

Under $1 Deals

* Staples 2-pocket paper folder 15¢ (limit 30)
* Staples sharpener 25¢ (limit 5)
* Staples erasers 12-pack 25¢ (limit 5)
* Staples 1-subject notebook, 70 sheets 25¢ (limit 30)
* Staples 12″ beveled wood ruler 35¢ (limit 30)
* Staples ruled 3″ x 5″ white index cards 100/pack 48¢ (limit 30)
* Crayola crayons 24-pack 50¢ (limit 30)
* Staples poly cover composition books 50¢ (limit 5)
* Staples translucent pencil box, assorted 50¢ (limit 5)
* Staples washable school glue and glue stick 50¢ (limit 30)
* Staples #2 pencils 12-pack 68¢ (limit 30)

97¢-$1 Deals

* Crayola classic markers 10-pack 97¢ (limit 30)
* Crayola colored pencils 12-pack 97¢ (limit 30)
* Pentel R.S.V.P Pens 5-pack $1 (limit 5)
* Westcott blunt-tip 5″ kid’s scissors $1 (limit 30)
* BIC mechanical pencils 5-pack $1 (limit 30)
* BIC round stick pens 10-pack $1 (limit 30)
* Staples composition book, graph ruled $1
* Staples poly zip check envelope $1
* Staples lined 3″ x 5″ index cards on ring $1
* Staples 6-quart shoe box, clear with blue lid $1
* Staples hand sanitizer 8oz $1.69

$2-$3 Deals

* Crayola watercolor set 8-pack $2
* Crayola ultra-clean washable crayons 24-pack $2
* Crayola crayons 64-pack $3
* Crayola ultra-clean washable markers 10-pack $3
* Crayola mini twist crayons 24-pack $3
* Crayola assorted colored pencils 24-pack $3
* Expo fine tip 4-pack $3
→ Use the $1/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product 4ct+ coupon found in the 7/26 SS
* PaperMate Erasermate pens 5-pack $2
* Post-It die-cut, tabs 24-pack, or notes 2-4 pack $2
* PaperMate mechanical pencils 12-pack $3
* Staples notebook, graph ruled $2
* Staples filler paper, graph ruled $2
* Staples fashion notebooks and composition books $2
* Staples primary grades K-2 composition book $2
* Staples Accel 1-subject notebooks $2
* Expressions erasers 4-pack $2
* Sharpie tank highlighters 5-pack $3
* Sharpie highlighters chisel 5-pack $3

$4-$6 Deals

* Crayola washable markers, fine tip, assorted 20-pack $4
* Crayola assorted erasable colored pencils 24-pack $5
* Crayola Twistables assorted colored pencils 18-pack $5
* Staples book covers, one size fits all 2-pack $4
* Staples mesh pencil pouches $4
* Staples jumbo fashion book covers $4
* Staples Accel 3-subject poly cover notebook $4
* Clearpoint mechanical pencils $5
* Sharpie Extreme markers 4-pack $4
→ Use the $0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product 3ct+ coupon found in the 7/26 SS
* InkJoy retractable ballpoint pens 20-pack $5
* Uni-ball 507 retractable pens 4-pack $5
* Sharpie fine tip 12-pack $6
→ Use the $0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product 3ct+ coupon found in the 7/26 SS
* Sharpie plastic tip ink 6-pack $6
→ Use the $0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product 3ct+ coupon found in the 7/26 SS
* Staples pencil pouches $7
* Staples Accel 5-subject poly cover notebook $7

Other Deals

Buy 2, get 1 Free Elmer’s products

Buy 3, get 1 Free Five Star Notebooks
Use the various Five Star coupons found here
Final cost ?

Buy 1, get 1 50% off Scotch Tape & Command products
Use the various Scotch & Command coupons found here
Final cost ?

Expo low odor chisel tip 12-pack $10
Use the $1/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product 4ct+ coupon found in the 7/26 SS
Final cost $9!

PaperMate flair felt-tip pens 12-pack $10

Staples 16GB USB Flash Drive 2.0 $6.49 (reg. $12.99)

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 500/Ream $7.79
Submit for the $3.80 Easy Rebate found here
Final cost $3.99!

Bounty single roll $0.99
Use the $0.50/1 Bounty paper towel coupon found here
Or the $0.25/1 Bounty, Charmin or Puffs Product coupon found in the 7/5 P&G or 7/26 P&G
Final cost as low as $0.49!

Purell instant hand sanitizer 8oz $2.49
Use the $1/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Bottle 8oz coupon found in the 7/26 SS
Final cost $1.49!

Kleenex Bonus Pack facial tissues 4-pack $3.99
Use the $0.50/1 Kleenex Bundle Pack Facial Tissue coupon found in the 7/12 SS
Final cost $3.49 (87¢ per box)!

Clorox disinfecting wipes 35ct. 4-pack $5.99

Also note that through September 19th, Staples will be offering up a Back to School 110% Price Match Guarantee. This means that Staples will price match items sold and shipped by Amazon.com or any retailer who sells products in both retail stores and online under the same brand. Not only will you receive a price match but you will receive an additional 10% off the difference between the Staples price and the competitor price.

Note that the back-to-school 110% Price Match Guarantee is valid at the time of purchase in Staples stores and on Staples.com. For an in-store price match, you’ll want to see an associate at the customer service desk at your local store. For a price match on Staples.com, you’ll want to call 1-800-333-3330. Go here for more information.

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Amazon: Vintage Canvas Backpacks Only $29.99 Shipped (Regularly $49.99) + More

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Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 4.25.45 PMIn the market for a cute backpack? Amazon has this Vintage Canvas Backpack with Leather Straps marked down to $39.99 + FREE shipping (reg. $49.99). Even sweeter, you can score an additional $10 off when you enter the code HS8CA4BX at checkout (valid on this backpack sold by EasyBest) taking the cost down to just $29.99 shipped!

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 4.30.09 PMAnd, you may want to snag this Trailmaker Little Boys’ Monkey Face Backpack for $8.18 (reg. $25). Plus, shipping is free with a $35 order or free 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

(Thanks, Awesome Deals 365!)

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New $0.75/1 Organic Coupons (Annie’s Snacks, Honest Kids, Rudi’s Products, & More) + Target Deals

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Head on over to Rock the Lunchbox where they are offering up four new coupons – perfect for Back to School! Please note that in order to print these coupons, you’ll need to first enter your email address. Check them out…

*$0.75/1 Annie’s Snack Product
*$0.75/1 select Honest Kids Juice Drinks
*$0.75/1 Applegate Products
*$0.75/1 Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Plus, check out these Annie’s Snacks & Honest Juice Target deals…

Annie’s Bernie’s Farm Cheddar Crackers or Animal Cookies 2/$4 (thru 8/15)
Use the $0.75/1 Annie’s Snack Item coupon found here
Final cost $1.25!

Honest Kids Juice 8 pk Cartons $3 (thru 8/1)
Use the $0.75/1 Honest Kids Juice 8 pk Cartons coupon found here
Submit for $1 Honest Kids Organic Juice Drink Ibotta Rebate
Final cost $1.25!

(Thanks, Totally Target!)

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Verizon The Cellular Connection: FREE Backpack AND School Supplies (August 1st From Noon-3PM)

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Mark your calendar! On Saturday, August 1st, from Noon-3PM, select Verizon TCC (The Cellular Connection) locations will be giving away a FREE backpack filled with school supplies – limit one per child. Keep in mind that the child must be present to receive a backpack. Be sure to call your local store ahead of time to verify participation in this program.

For more information, check out the TCC Facebook Page and/or TCC Twitter Page.

(Thanks, Savings Done Simply!)

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VIDEO: Staples School Supply Deals (Save BIG on Paper Reams, Notebooks, Folders & More!)

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Interested in stocking up on school supplies?! :) Be sure to watch the video above to see how I scored over 30 school supplies (including 4 reams of paper) for just under $10! Start stocking up on school supplies NOW and you’ll be set when the school year begins.

Here are the links to the deals mentioned in this video:

Staples Back to School Deals (7/19-7/25)
http://hip2save.com/2015/07/18/staples-back-to-school-deals-719-725-2/

Staples Text Offers
http://hip2save.com/2015/07/20/hot-staples-possible-free-12-count-box-of-poppin-ballpoint-pens-no-purchase-necessary-text-offer/

OfficeMax/Depot Back to School Deals (7/19-7/25)
http://hip2save.com/2015/07/18/officemaxdepot-back-to-school-deals-719-725/

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10 Tips to SAVE on School Supplies

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10 Tips to SAVE on School Supplies by Hip2Save.com

Written by Hip2Save and originally published as a Guest Post on The Schoola Blog

With Back to School just weeks away, now is the time to snag some great deals on school supplies! Here are TEN tips to limit your out of pocket expenses and to maximize your savings…

Check Your Office/Closet/Pantry
You may be surprised to find that you can cross quite a few items off your school supply list simply by looking through your office drawers, pantry etc.

Shop Early for the Best Deals
The office supply stores like Staples and Office Depot/OfficeMax start rolling out their Back to School sales in early July. Check Hip2Save.com every week for all the best deals at these stores and be sure to shop the sales earlier in the week (preferably Sunday or Monday) as popular items tend to sell out quickly.

Price Match Whenever Possible
Staples, OfficeDepot/OfficeMax, Walmart and Target all offer a Price Match Guarantee Policy. If you find a lower price on a new identical item, just show the cashier the lower price when you buy the item and they’ll match the price. This can save you quite a bit of time and money since you’re not driving from store to store every week.

In fact, Staples is offering up a Back to School 110% Price Match Guarantee through September 19th, 2015. This means that Staples will price match items sold and shipped by Amazon.com or any retailer who sells products in both retail stores and online under the same brand. Not only will you receive a price match but you will receive an additional 10% off the difference between the Staples price and the competitor price.

Keep it Simple
Although your kiddos may navigate towards the glitter scissors or the Disney-themed folders, the most budget-friendly supplies are typically those without all the bells and whistles. However, you can easily add some pizazz to standard supplies – as one example, dress up a clear pencil case with temporary tattoos!

Purchase Items with Warranties
If you are in the market for a new backpack or heavy-duty binder, look for items that offer warranties. For example, Jansport Backpacks have a Lifetime Guarantee – if your pack ever breaks down, simply return it to their warranty center and they will either fix it, replace it or refund it! And Mead offers a one-year Five Star Notebook Guarantee.

Be Social
If you plan to purchase certain brands of items (like Crayola, Mead or BIC), be sure to follow their social media pages for access to possible coupons, special offers and more.

Find a Shopping Buddy
Shopping with another parent (or a few other parents) allows you to buy items in bulk that may be greatly discounted – like a case of 10 reams of paper at Staples or a 100 pack of pens at Costco – and then split the cost amongst all of you.

Buying in Bulk is Not Always Better
Pay attention to the price per item/unit. As an example, see the different packages of Elmer’s glue sticks pictured above – a 6 count package of glue sticks sells for $1.97 (33¢ each), a 2 count package of glue sticks for 50¢ (25¢ each), and single jumbo glue sticks 4/$1 (25¢ each for jumbo size). Clearly, the single glue stick is the best deal but many shoppers assume the bigger 6-count package is a better buy!

Shop Your Local Dollar Store
Dollar Stores offer a wide variety of arts & crafts (crayons, paints, glue, poster board) and school supplies throughout the year. Keep in mind that some of the items sold at dollar stores are not the greatest quality and so they may not last as long as name-brand items sold elsewhere.

Check your Calendar
If you are lucky enough to live in an area that offers Tax Free Shopping Days, plan your Back to School shopping during these days! Depending on your state, you may be able to avoid paying tax on clothing, computers, school supplies and books!


Looking to save on clothes for Back To School? Be sure to check out Schoola.com where you’ll find a wide variety of gently-used clothing for boys, girls, juniors and women. In addition, Schoola offers all new members a FREE $15 credit whenever you sign up for a new account through this link AND you can also earn a FREE $10 credit for simply creating a custom collection (takes 2 minutes or less)!

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Office Depot/OfficeMax: 3-Reams Copy & Print Paper Only $2 (After Rewards) = Only 67¢ Per Ream

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Need paper for printing all those awesome coupons? In addition to the 1¢ Staples Multipurpose Paper that you can score this week, you may also want to head into your local Office Depot/OfficeMax where you can score a 3-Ream Case of Office Depot Brand Copy/Print Paper for $12. Even sweeter, Rewards Members (free to join!) can get $10 back in Rewards, so when you factor in the Rewards, it’s as if you are getting 3-Reams of paper for just $2 – only $0.67 each! Sweet!

*Please note, limit 2 offers per member. Allow up to 5 weeks for these reward certificates to post to your account.

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Office Depot/Max: 20% Off One Item = Sharpie Markers 24 Count Packs ONLY $8

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Through July 25th, Office Depot/OfficeMax is offering up 20% off one qualifying item when you use the coupon code 20OFFDEALS30 at checkout. This discount will apply to the highest priced qualifying item in your cart and there is a limit of one offer per customer. Choose free in-store pick up if available near you; otherwise, shipping is $9.95 or free on an order of $50. Check out a couple of the deals you can score…

Sharpie Permanent Ultra-Fine Point Markers, Assorted, Pack Of 24 $10 (reg. $21.99)
Only $8 after the code 20OFFDEALS30

Sharpie Permanent Fine-Point Markers, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 24 $10 (reg. $19.99)
Only $8 after the code 20OFFDEALS30

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And don’t forget about the awesome deal on these SwissGear Student Backpacks that are on sale for ONLY $10 (regularly $34.99) – limit of 4 per person. After using the code 20OFFDEALS30, score one of these backpacks for just $8!

(Thanks, Jaymini!)

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Hip2Save’s School Supply Price Points (+ Free Printable Spreadsheet)

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School Supply Price Lists

With Back to School season upon us, you may be wondering about the best/stock-up prices for school related items!? Look no further! I have compiled a list of the absolute lowest price for popular items and the typical sale prices for items.

As an example, the price point for a 24 count box of Crayola Crayons is 25¢. In other words, I would stock up on Crayola Crayons whenever I find them priced at 25¢ or less. Since Back to School sales are already starting up again in full swing, you should have an opportunity to snag these crayons at this price or less if you just wait patiently over the next few weeks. And this same theory applies to all the school supplies on my list!


To view HIP’s School Supply Price Points, just click on this link or on the image above to print or save the PDF file to your computer! I would encourage you to consider printing it out and placing it in your Coupon Binder for reference when you are at the store. Or, if you’d rather, you can go here and save the Price Points document to your computer and edit/change the prices based on your personal shopping experiences!

DISCLAIMER: Note that several of the items on my list have the lowest price as FREE. Keep in mind that to get this FREE price, you may be required to make a minimum purchase (as is often the case at Staples) and/or to sign up for a Rewards Program or submit a rebate. Also note that these items may only be “free” once or twice per year – for this reason, I have given you a range.

If you disagree with my Price Points and/or have items to add, please share in the comments below!

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2015 Tax Free Shopping Days – Save on Back to School Shopping (Select States Only)

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If you live in AL, AK, CT, GA, IA, LA, MD, MO, NM, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX or VA, head over HERE to find out when your state is offering up a 2015 State Sales Tax Holiday/Tax Free Weekend– some start as soon as July 31st! With Back to School sales upon us, your tax-free shopping weekend is a great time to make all those purchases.

(Thanks, Family Savings!)

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