Our Favorite Crayons are on Sale for $1.99 at Staples

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We’re sharing all the smart ways to save on Staples school supplies!

The back-to-school deals are still coming in hot at Staples! Now through September 4th, head on over to your local Staples (in-store or online), where you’ll find a wide range of school supplies for your kiddos at great prices!

Keep reading (below the Staples school supply deals) to see more smart ways to save when shopping for school supplies at Staples.

HIP TIP: If you’re not already a Staples Rewards member, you can sign up here and enjoy three months of free shipping on every order! Keep in mind you’ll have to spend $250+ within 90 days to keep the free shipping benefit. Now would be a great time to start your free 3-month trial so you can snag free shipping during back-to-school shopping! Otherwise, shipping is free on orders of $25 or more.

Check out these Staples school supply deals…

hand holding a pile of colorful best crayons with bic box

BIC Kids Crayons 24-Pack
Only $1.99 (regularly $2.99)

Find out why we think this brand is actually well-worth the cost vs. Crayola!

Staples Poly 2-Pocket Folder
Only 50¢ (regularly $1.49) 

Staples brand 1" binders in orange, grey, and pink colors on store shelf

Staples 1″ Standard View Binders
Only $1.88 (regularly $3.99) – in-store only

Up to 50% off select Backpacks, Lunch Bags, & Water Bottles
Prices varyin-store only

Crayola brand crayons in package in hand

Crayola Crayons 24-Count Box
Only 50¢ (regularly $1.79)

Elmer’s School Glue 4oz Bottle
Only 50¢ (regularly $2.09) – limit 5

Woman holding CRAYOLA Washable Crayons

Crayola Washable Watercolors
Only $2 (regularly $3.99)

Crayola Colored Pencils

Crayola Colored Pencils 12-Count Box
Only 97¢ (regularly $3.79)

Tru Red Kids 5″ Scissors (2-pack)
Only 97¢ (regularly $3.99)

Crayola Erasable Crayons

Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils 24-Count Box
Only $5 (regularly $8.79) 

TRU RED College Ruled 80-Sheet Composition Notebook – Black & White
Only 50¢ (regularly $2.99) 

*Available in-store or for 1-hour pickup

staples cap erasers in hand

Staples Cap Erasers 12-Pack – Assorted Colors
Only 50¢ (regularly $1.49)

*Available in-store or for 1-hour pickup

Crayola Markers 12-Count Box
Only 97¢ (regularly $4.49) 

pink notebook

Staples 1-Subject College Ruled 70-Sheet Notebook – Assorted Colors
Only 25¢ – in-store only

Staples 12″ Imperial Scale Ruler
Only 25¢ (regularly $1.79)

hand holding a staples pencil sharpener

Staples Manual Pencil Sharpener
Only 50¢ (regularly $2.49)

hand holding pack of black pens in store

BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pens 10-Pack
Only 97¢ (regularly $1.99) – in-store only

TRU RED 3″ x 5″ Legal Ruled White Index Cards 100-Count
Only 75¢ (regularly $1.99) – limit 10

staples basket full of school supplies

We have 9 great tips for saving on school supplies at Staples!

1. Sign up for Staples Rewards.

The Staples Rewards program is free to join, and by signing up, you’ll be entitled to special savings and perks that you can use to save on back-to-school shopping. Members get 2%-5% rewards on every purchase, free delivery on orders over $25+, and $2 rewards for recycled ink cartridges (up to 20/month).

HIP TIP: Watch your email! When you sign up for Staples Rewards, you can opt-in to receive coupons and special offers. Some of our readers have reported getting high-value coupons ranging from $5 – $10 off a $10 purchase! Sweet!

2. Find teachers’ supply lists online.

Staples lets schools and teachers share their supply lists on the Staples website. If your child’s list isn’t available yet, keep checking as the summer goes on. By the end of the summer, Staples will have shared over one million supply lists!

25 cent folders at Staples

3. Watch for 25¢ items.

Although Staples discontinued the 1¢ back-to-school deals they used to offer, you can still find select school supplies for only 25¢ each week! We’re already seeing some of these 25¢ deals pop up, so keep your eyes open!

School Supply Price Points

4. Make sure you’re getting a great price.

Download our FREE printable School Supply Price Point List as a quick reference while you’re shopping, so you’ll know for sure whether you’ve found a great price (or whether you should hold out for a better deal)!

staples clearance section

5. Check the clearance section.

Most Staples locations have a clearance section in the back of the store, where items are added throughout the week. Clearance items will be marked with yellow tags and show the final price after all markdowns.

If you venture beyond the back-to-school section, you may find a better deal on an item that Staples carries year-round. For example, highlighters sold in the aisle with other writing instruments may be less expensive than those sold up front with the back-to-school supplies. It doesn’t hurt to look!

Either way, remember to refer to our School Supply Price Points list to make sure you’ve truly found a great deal.

Staples easy button gift card

6. Shop with discounted gift cards.

Check Raise.com for Staples gift cards before you start your back-to-school shopping. Although discounts can vary from day to day, we usually see the Staples gift cards selling for 2 – 5% less than face value. Every little bit helps!

7. Use Staples’ 110% Price-Match Guarantee.

If you find a lower price on an identical item in-store, simply show it to a Staples associate, and they’ll match the price. Plus, you’ll receive a 10% discount based on the difference!

Take the other retailer’s weekly ad with you, or use your phone to compare prices as you shop in-store. Check out the Staples website for all the details.

Staples Ink and Toner signage

8. Get $10 off if they’re out of the ink or toner you need.

Staples has an Ink & Toner Guarantee that promises they’ll have your inkjet or toner cartridge in stock. If the cartridge is currently stocked in-store, but is out of stock at the time of your visit, they’ll get it to you with free delivery and a $10 discount. How cool is that?!

9. Take advantage of the store’s 1-hour pickup.

Save time with BOPIS (By Online, Pickup In-Store)! Staples’ 1-hour pickup is a great solution for families with a mini-van full of reluctant shoppers, or anyone else who’s pressed for time. Most stores are now offering curbside pickup too!

Do your shopping online, wait for a confirmation email, and head to the store with the email and your ID. That was easy!  😉

Check out all of the best school supply deals!

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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Comments 16

  1. ksteele293327

    Will there be a post this year for teachers to post & share their Amazon wish lists?

  2. Dexteroni

    They are this price at Aldi too!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh awesome! Thank you for sharing!

    • Nicole

      I was going to say the same thing! Bought them at this price at Aldi a couple days ago

  3. Princess’Mom

    I got them for $2 at Office Depot last week.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great buy!

  4. Jessica

    Amazon has a bundle with colored pencils, crayons and markers for 4.70

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for the heads up on your find!

  5. Klp

    Walmart.com has six boxes of 24 ct. for $3.80 total.

  6. HipMomof3

    Walmart has a 6 pack of these for $3.80

  7. texasmomof5

    These Bic Set are also on sale at Amazon for $5.84 to include a 24pk of crayons, a 10 pk of markers, and a 12 pk of colored pencils. Seems like a great deal compared to a sale of $1.99 just for crayons.

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