Back to School Deals

August 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Kids, Shopping

Back to School deals on school supplies for the week through August 11, 2012.

***Update Aug 9: Get 50% off a Staples Gift card at this link, to buy office supplies and back-to school supplies, valid to redeem in stores only (not online). The promo to Pay $7.50 for a $15 Staples gift card via Saveology is for first-time Saveology customers only, available while supplies last (they sometimes sell out if there’s a cap on the offer.)***

I’m afraid I don’t know of anyone giving away free school supplies, but I’ve done a hunt around on some of the Back to School sales this week and some of these deals are nearly free or completely free with a rebate. 

Some deals may vary by location and they are of course while stocks last, but here are some places to save while stocking up on your child’s classroom needs or comparison shop to see where best to head. Check the weekly ads that I’m linking you to for full details. I’m just picking out a few items, and you may be interested in other school supply or office supply items on offer. You can also check for your own nearest location. Offers all run through August 11, 2012, unless otherwise stated.


  • Free after rebate: Post-It labels pack (costs $2.99, with $2.99 rebate)
  • 1 cent: Filler paper for ring binders, 120 sheets per pack, when you spend a minimum $5.
  • 25 cents: BIC Velocity retractable gel pens 2-pack
  • 25 cents: Mini composition books 2-pack
  • 50 cents: Wite-Out correction fluid 2-pack
  • 50 cents:  Paper Mate Sharpwriter mechanical pencils 5-pack
  • $1 : Sharpie markers 5-pack
  • 50% off: High Sierra and Yak Pak backpacks
  • 25% off: All lunchbags and accessories
  • Buy One Get One Free: Multipurpose paper 10 ream case for printers etc (that’s one for the whole family, or to split with neighbors!)

Office Depot

  • 1 cent: Scholastic school glue 4 ounces
  • 25 cents: Notebook filler paper
  • 25 cents: Office Depot erasers 3-pack
  • 25 cents: Two hole pencil sharpener
  • 25 cents: Office Depot brand book covers
  • $1: Fiskars Scissors For Kids
  • $1: Sharpies highlighters 2-pack
  • 25% Off: all backpacks
  • 25% Off: Mead and Five Star zipper binders
  • 50% Off: Five Star one subject notebooks
  • 50% Off: Crayola Dry-Erase products
  • Buy One Get One Free: All Sharpie marker multi packs


  • 50 cents: composition books
  • 50 cents: Elmer’s Washable School Glue, 4 ounces
  • 50 cents: Elmer’s School Glue Sticks 2-Pack
  • 50 cents: Pink erasers 2-pack
  • 97 cents: BIC Crystal Pens 10-pack
  • 97 cents: Crayola markers 10-pack or colored pencils 12-pack
  • 97 cents: Rulers, finger grip or flexi rulers


  • Free 24 pack RoseArt crayons with purchase of one RoseArt 10 pack of markers or 12 pack colored pencils
  • 49 cents: RoseArt 10-pack of markers or 12-pack colored pencils
  • 49 cents: Mead 70 sheet notebook
  • 49 cents: Up & Up Ruler
  • 49 cents: Scotch Magic Tape
  • 49 cents: Sterilite pencil case
  • 49 cents: Poly folder with two pockets
  • $1: Five Star one subject notebook
  • $1: Sharpie markers 2 pack or highlighters 3 pack
  • $1: Safety compass
  • $3: PaperMate InkJoy ballpoint pens 8-pack
  • Target Back to School coupons include $3 off a child’s Cherokee apparel item of $12.99 or more, $1.50 off select zipper or snap-close binders, $1 off a Papermate writing utensil item, $1 off Post-It brand items, 50 cents off 3 packs of Crayola crayons, 50 cents off Scotch Magic Tape item.


  • $1.49: Wexford or Penway 5-subject notebook or 3-subject composition book
  • $1.49: Wexford or Penway graph paper pad 2-pack
  • Buy One Get One Free: Backpacks or tote bags (at $10.99 each)

Office Max $5 Off coupon on page 5 at the link, valid when you spend $25 on in-store purchases including sale/clearance items. Print the coupon or show it on your phone.

Know of any other back to school deals? Tell us in the comment box below or email ABQ on the Cheap.

 –Tania FYI – I’ve given you my Saveology affiliate link to plug you direct to that offer.


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