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Jul 24 2010
8 years ago
9:35 AM MDT

Staples: FREE Backpack, 1¢ items, + Lots More!

Jul 24, 2010 @ 9:35 AM MDT
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Staples is at it again this week with great savings on back to school items! Beginning Sunday, July 25th, you can score some great deals. Keep in mind that unless otherwise mentioned, all of the deals below are valid for in-store purchases only.

Extreme Deals valid Sunday, July 25th through Wednesday, July 28th ONLY
* Staples Multi-Purpose Paper 500 sheets 1¢ after Easy Rebate (Limit 2 rebates per household)
* BIC Round Stik Ballpoint Pens 8 pack 1¢ (Limit 2 per household; must make minimum $5 purchase)

Weekly Deals (valid 7/25-7/31)

* Buy any backpack and Get 100% back in a Staples gift card
(Limit 1 rebate per household; this offer is valid in-store, online or by phone)

* Zebra Sarasa Retractable Gel Pens 5 pack $4.99 – $4.74 Easy Rebate = 25¢
(Limit 1 rebate per household)

* All Avery Heavy Duty View Binders Buy 2 Get 1 Free

* All Post-It Pop Up Notes 6 pack and Pop-Up Dispensers $6

All of these deals below are a limit of 2 per customer:
* Staples Hype! Pen-Style Assorted Highlighters 6 pack 25¢
* Really Useful Box 0.14 liter 25¢
* Scotch Shipping Tape with Dispenser $1 with in-ad coupon
* Ticonderoga #2 Pencils 12 pack $1 with in-ad coupon
* Scotch Magic Invisible Tape 3 pack $1 with in-ad coupon
* Staples Jumbo Glue Stick 2 pack $2 with in-ad coupon
* Double-Sided Dry Erase Board and Calendar $2 with in-ad coupon
* School Tool Kit $4 with in-ad coupon
* Westcott 8 inch Economy Scissors 3 pack $4 with in-ad coupon
* Pentel Wow! Retractable Ballpoint Pens 18 pack $4 with in-ad coupon

Moneymaking Deal Scenario (if your local Staples accepts competitor’s coupons):
Buy 1 High Sierra Sport Loop Day Backpack $39.99 (based on online price)
Buy 2 BIC Round Stik Ballpoint Pens 8 pack 1¢ each
Buy 1 Zebra Sarasa Retractable Gel Pens 5 pack $4.99
Buy 2 Staples Hype! Pen-Style Assorted Highlighters 6 pack 25¢ each
Buy 2 Really Useful Box 0.14 liter 25¢ each
Buy 1 Scotch Shipping Tape with Dispenser $1 with in-ad coupon
Buy 2 Ticonderoga #2 Pencils 12 pack $1 each with in-ad coupon
Buy 1 Scotch Magic Invisible Tape 3 pack $1 with in-ad coupon
Total $50
Use the $10/$50 Office Depot coupon found here
Pay $40
Submit for the Backpack rebate and get back a $39.99 Staples Gift card
Submit for $4.74 Zebra Sarasa Retractable Gel Pens Easy Rebate
Final Cost FREE + $4.75 moneymaker! Yay! 😀

**Remember that 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 rebates within 4-6 weeks after submitting them!

Do you have a HUGE stockpile of Back to School items?! If so, you may want to consider donating some of these items! Through September 18th, you can donate school supplies to Do Something 101 via collection bins at all Staples store across the country.

Do you have any creative uses for Back to School items?! Check out this email from reader, Lisa, to learn how she puts her back to school supplies to use…

I buy as many of the plastic slider pencil cases that so many places have for either free of 25¢.  They fit 5 matchbox cars into them almost perfectly.  I then throw the box into my diaper bag or purse and always have a small toy to distract my kids at the doctor’s office or while waiting elsewhere. I also buy the slider index card boxes to keep flashcards or other card games in.  The cardboard boxes that these games usually come in don’t last too long, so I put them in the plastic cases for better wear and tear.

Do you have any unique or clever ideas that you would like to share?! Let us know!

(Thanks, Mojo Savings, The Thrifty Thumb, Chi-Town Cheapskate, and A Few Shortcuts!)

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