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Office Depot and OfficeMax (note that they have merged) are offering up some great deals starting tomorrow, July 26th through August 1st. Check out the highlights below:

**Keep in mind that Office Depot/OfficeMax deals do vary by region, so be sure to check your local ad as it may not have all the deals listed below.

25¢ Deals

Poly Cover 1-Subject Notebook 25¢ (reg. $1.99)
Office Depot Brand Mechanical Pencils, 6-PK 25¢ (reg. $2.99)
Office Depot Brand Compass 25¢ (reg. $2.29)
Sharpie Single Permanent Markers 25¢ (reg. $1.79-$2.19)

1¢ Deals

Office Depot Brand Wood Pencils 1¢ (reg. $1.69)
Office Depot Brand Plastic 12″ Rulers 1¢ (reg. 89¢)
Office Depot Brand 6″ Protractors 1¢ (reg. $2.79)

$1 Deals

Scholastic Colored Pencils, 12-PK $1 (reg. $2.39)
Highmark Gallon & Sandwich Bags $1 (reg. $2-$4)
Highmark Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap $1 (reg. $2)
Ticonderoga Pencils, 12-PK $1 (reg. $3.99)
Office Depot Brand Primary Composition Books $1
Office Depot Brand Graph Composition Book $1 (reg. $2.49)

$2 Deals

Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand Medium Binder Clips, 1-1/4″, 24-PK $2 (reg. $5.99)
Elmer’s Glue Sticks, 6-PK+2 Bonus Sticks, 6-PK $2 (reg. $5.99)
Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 4-PK $2 (reg. $4.29)
(*There is a $1 off a $5 Sharpie Product coupon found in the 6/28 SS)
Office Depot Brand Trading Card Binder Pages, 10-PK $2 (reg. $3.99)

Scotch Heavy-Duty Shipping Tape $2
Use the $0.50/1 Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape coupon found here
Final cost $1.50!

$3, $4 and $5 Deals

Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Pump, 8oz. + 2oz. Bonus $3 (reg. $4)
Use the $1 off a $3 Purell Products coupon found in the 7/26 SS
Final cost $2!

Scotch Long-Lasting Moving & Storage Tape $5 (reg. $7.99)
Use the $0.50/1 Long Lasting Moving & Storage Package Tape coupon found here
Final cost $4.50!

Highmark Select-A-Size Paper Towels, 3-PK $3
ALL BIC Velocity Gel Pens, 4-PK $3 (reg. $4.99)
Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand Heavyweight Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, 50-PK $5 (reg. $12.49)
ALL Pentel Quicker Clicker Mechanical Pencils, 2-PK $5 (reg. $8.99)
ALL Pentel WOW!™ Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 12-PK $5 (reg. $10.99)
Avery Ready Index Single Pack Dividers $5 (reg. $10.49)
Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 24-PK $6 (reg. $11.99)

Other Deals

50% off Ogio, Puma and Skullcandy Backpacks
ALL HP Ink – Buy 1 get 1 50% Off
SanDisk Cruzer 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive $5.99 (reg. $19.99)
30% off ALL Lunch totes and accessories
ALL Mr. Sketch Markers – Buy 2 get 1 FREE
ALL Avery Mail/ Ship Labels – Buy 2 get 1 FREE
Office Depot Brand File Totes $7 (reg. $13.29-$17.49)

Happy Shopping! 😀

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Comments 47

  1. Jennifer

    Great deal on the Ticonderoga pencils! Thanks Collin!

    • Daphne

      I was coming to say the same thing! This is one of the things I am happy to spend the extra money on and will buy even if they aren’t on sale because I think they are just the best. So excited to see they are just a buck and I’m going to battle the Outer Banks tourist traffic into Virginia to grab this deal tomorrow 🙂

    • Kim

      I agree. Costco has 96 (8 packs of 12) for $9 but this is a better deal.

  2. iCarly

    Any Binder Deals? 3 Inches or 2 Inches? Daughter Needs Them For HighSchool

    • Kim

      Walgreens has them BOGO this week.

  3. Just Me

    Hoping to score the 25 cent mechanical pencils. Anyone use them before?

  4. Laura

    Any idea on item limits for primary composition books?

  5. Sarah

    The Ticonderoga Pencils in my store are only 25% off…so a 12 pk is $2.47. Bummer 🙁

    • Amanda M

      The sale starts tomorrow the 26th hth

      • Sarah

        Haha. Oops! 🙂 You’re right, I was looking at the wrong ad. Hooray for $1 pencils!

    • Car

      Wait and check out Walgreens they have doe $1 every summer and will give rain checks if you can’t get them somewhere else this week.

      • Carla Sandra

        Walgreens usually has the 10 pack sharpened Ticonderoga for a $1. This is a better deal since its a twelve pack, although they are not sharpened.

  6. Stacy

    Can you price match the pencils at staples?

    • Christine

      Staples had 24 pk Ticonderoga for $2 couple weeks back. It may come back

      • mamasweetpea

        oh yeah, at the time, I was able to pricematch at Office Depot since I did not have a nearby Staples

    • Cassie

      staples is doing a 110% price match right now so if you go there its a better deal!

  7. Kathleen

    I am planning to go tomorrow but I’m worried they will be out of the pencils and glue sticks. Does anyone know if these items offer rain checks?

    • Car

      CA does not give rain checks says it somewhere in tiny print in ads for$1 or less items

  8. Deborah

    What’s the big deal with the pencils?

    • sarah

      Nothing. I’ve purchased them before and learned quickly that in our classrooms pencils are communal…once they need sharpening they go into a central container that all the kids share. Gross (for a germ phobe) but efficient.

    • Just Me

      I’ve had cheap pencils that come with valentines day cards and so I know why these pencils are great. The cheap ones broke as I was sharpening or shortly after use. Plus cheap pencils usually have cheap erase which are equally frustrating

      • Deborah

        Thanks for your response!

    • Ketsy

      These are the best. Kids don’t have to sharpen as much. The lead doesn’t break as much and writes sharper and bolder. If I have to, I buy them at regular price for my kids. $1 is a great stock up price.

      • Deborah

        Thanks Ketsy!

        • mel

          Agree, these are awesome pencils! My son is in 8th grade now and in 6th, his teachers put on the supply list no mechanical pencils, so I stocked up on various store brands and they are just awful. The lead breaks easily, esp if repeatedly dropped on the floor, then you’re just sharpening til you get to the eraser end! Last year, I stocked up on Ticonderoga (I think there was a decent deal at Target and maybe Walgreens) I still have 1/2 a box left, so I can’t wait to hit OD tomorrow!

    • barbara

      These are great pencils and the school my sons go to only has ticonderoga pencils on the list. Expensive but worth it, even when they arent on sale.

  9. Spring

    Any regular filler notebook paper on sale?

    • Kim

      I’ve been waiting for filler paper deals, but no luck. ):

    • Tasha

      This week at the dollar general the filler paper is $.50. Its 125 count. The lowest I’ve seen so far. Hopefully over the next few weeks stores will offer it lower.

  10. Jennifer

    My school asks for these pencils. I asked the teacher why last year. She said they just hold up better because the lead doesn’t break as easily and they sharpen much smoother. Just a higher quality pencil😊

  11. Cathy

    Will Wal-Mart match these “cheap” prices? Thinking of hitting one store instead of Staples and Office Max.

    • Jessi

      Walmart should price match.

      • Cathy

        Thank you! I was thinking they should but I have such issues couponing at Wal-Mart. I’ll give it a try and see how it goes.

  12. Sarah

    Is there a minimum purchase for the 1 cent deals?

    • Catie

      Usually $5

  13. Jill

    Office max charged me for an extra index card what should I do?!?

    • Catie

      I’ve had that happen before and just gone back and told them what happened. Usually resolved with no issues.

      • Jill

        Did you go back there and then or the next day?

        • Catie

          I tried to go back the same day if possible, but if not I’d call and talk to someone, then go back later

  14. Daphne

    If you are interested in the Ticonderoga pencils you can place your order online and choose in-store pickup if available in your area. I didn’t want to drive all the way there and they were sold out so I placed my order online to pick up this morning. 🙂

  15. Sarah

    Did anyone have trouble with the glue sticks? My store had the 6 pk + 2 bonus sticks but they rang up $4.99. I showed the cashier the ad but she pointed out that the ad shows a picture of the 6 pk +2 is the purple disappearing kind…the package I had was just the regular white. I asked if they even had what was exactly in the ad and she said no. What?! She seemed pretty annoyed by it so I got my pencils and left. 🙁

    • Ketsy

      No problem in mine. I’m in florida. Wa your card scanned?

    • khlod

      I did buy 1pk of those glue sticks 6pk+2 that is pictured in the ad and it did ring up 4.99 but I’ve showed him the ad and he adjusted the price no problem.
      And on another note the register printed two coupons on my receipt one for 25% of regular priced writing instrument and 50% off any regular item .
      Have fun shopping and thank you as always Hip2save for all the wonderful deals. love your site.

  16. Ketsy

    No limit on the pencils. We got 12 packs. No problem. It didn’t seem like they were many left though. We were there 30 minutes after opening. 🙁

  17. Heather

    I just tried price matching at staples but they won’t look at my phone they have to look online on their own computer and it came up 3.99 and they won’t price match it to 2 dollars. They were really nasty as well so I won’t be going back there.

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