Back to School Deals

August 7, 2012 by  
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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.

Staples

  • 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

Walmart

  • 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

Target

  • 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.

Walgreens

  • $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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Office Depot Free Document Shredding Coupon

January 12, 2012 by  
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Office Depot CouponThe Office Depot coupon to shred documents for free is valid to January 28, 2012.

I’m sorting out my office for the New Year and throwing away tons of old paperwork, and because I’m wary about identity theft I’m tearing it all up by hand. (You’ve got to get your exercise somewhere.) I know I should buy a document shredder but there’s not much space in Casa Cheapo for yet another contraption.  Lo and behold, I spy a coupon!

Print out this Office Depot coupon for free document shredding up to 5 pounds in weight! I tried to figure how much paper that would actually be, then thought of a 5 lb bag of potatoes. That’s a heavy load of documents. (Although no, I don’t think they’ll shred your potatoes for free too. You’ll have to think of another way to make fries.)

The coupon is valid in stores only, at participating locations until January 28, 2012.  

–Tania   Thanks to Carolyn at Wichita on the Cheap for telling us about the Office Depot coupon. You can also find it on the Office Depot website but you might have to hunt around a bit.

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Back to School Deals

August 8, 2011 by  
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Back to School deals on school supplies for the week through August 13, 2011.

ABQ on the Cheap reader Mia emailed and asked if we knew of any places giving away free school supplies. Sadly not, Mia, but I’ve done a hunt around on some of the Back to School sales this week. 

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. 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 13, 2011, unless otherwise stated.

Staples

  • 1 cent: Composition notebooks 70 sheets, through Wednesday August 10 (with a minimum $5 purchase, limit 6 notebooks per customer)
  • 25 cents: Simply poly binders
  • 25 cents: Mini composition books
  • 25 cents: Sharpie markers 2-pack
  • 50 cents: Dual dome pencil sharpener
  • 50 cents: Jumbo paper clips
  • Free after rebate: 7-pack of Zebra Z-Grip mechanical pencils
  • 50% off: High Sierra backpacks
  • 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!)

Walgreens

  • 9 cents: Wexford 2 pocket folder
  • 19 cents: Penway or Wexford 10 pack of No. 2 pencils
  • 29 cent: Penway or Wexford notebook, 60/70 sheets
  • 39 cents: Corner Office or Wexford index cards, 100 pack
  • 39 cents: Penway or Wexford index card Holder or slider pencil case
  • 39 cents: Paper Mate 10 pack of mechanical pencils
  • 39 cents: Penway or Wexford erasers – a 2 pack or a 15 pack cap
  • 99 cents: 2 pack Expo markers
  • 99 cents: Designer themebook, 70 sheets
  • 99 cents: Penway or Wexford 280 sheet filler paper
  • 99 cents: 3-Subject composition book, 120 sheets
  • 99 cents: Paper Mate EraserMate pens 4 pack
  • 99 cents: Sharpie 2 pack gel or 4 pack accent highlighters
  • Buy One Get One Free: Anchorage or High Trails backpacks or book totes at $9.99 each
  • Buy One Get One Free: Meads 4 pocket portfolio notebook, 100-200 sheets

Target

  • 20 cents: RoseArt glue sticks 2 pack or 4 ounce washable school glue
  • 20 cents: Up & Up erasers 2 pack
  • 20 cents: Up & Up pencil sharpener
  • 50 cents: Standard-size book cover
  • 50 cents: Poly folders
  • 50 cents: Up & Up 12 inch heavy-duty wooden ruler, or pencil box or binder pencil pouch
  • 50 cents: Up & Up pencil box
  • 50 cents: Up & Up binder pencil pouch
  • 50 cents: Index cards, 100 pack
  • 90 cents: Two pack of kids’ scissors
  • $1: Five Star one subject notebook
  • $1 Sharpie markers 2 pack or highlighters 3 pack
  • $1 Post-it notes, super sticky 3 x 3 inch, 90 pack
  • Free 24 pack RoseArt crayons with purchase of one RoseArt 10 pack of markers or 12 pack colored pencils
  • Target coupons include 75 cents off a Five Star tabbed divider notebook, 50 cents off Scotch Magic Tape, $1 off a Papermate writing utensil item, 50 cents off Elmer’s school glue sticks 12 pack, 50 cents off select Crayola items 50 packs, and $1.50 off Mead cloth binder.

Office Depot

  • 1 cent: Scholastic school glue 4 ounces
  • 50 cents: Wilson Jones 1 inch flexible poly binders
  • 50 cents: Paper Mate Pink Pearl erasers 3 pack
  • 50 cents: Staple remover
  • 50 cents: Foray Single Rollerball & Porous Point pens
  • $1: Sharpie fine point marker 5 pack
  • 40% off select writing and coloring items, and 25% off backpacks (from $12.99 up)

Office Max

  • 1 cent: filler paper, 100 sheets college or wide rule (limit 3)
  • 10 cents: Papermate ballpoint pens, 10 pack
  • 25 cents: Poly 2 or 4 pocket folder, assorted colors with or without prongs
  • 50 cents: Glue 4 ounces, and glue-stick combo pack
  • 75 cents: Papermate mechanical pencils 10 pack
  • Buy two get one free: Crayola art supplies, Avery Glue Stics, select Post-It notes, select Scotch Tape and dispensers, Offfice Max premium laminated pocket folders, poly notebooks.
  • Office Max coupon deals: You need the printable coupons to get 50 cents Papermate eraser multipack, 50 cents 100 sheet composition books, $1 one subject notebook (100 sheets) and other only-with coupon offers. (On page 2 of the weekly ad at the link.)

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

 –Tania

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$10 Off Coupon: Office Depot to September 25

September 20, 2010 by  
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If you need to stock up on supplies for your home office or business, here’s a goodie from Office Depot.

Use this Office Depot coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase – it’s good in stores only and expires September 25, 2010. Please carefully review the restrictions on this coupon, it’s valid on technology, furniture, and other supplies, but (for example) it excludes HP ink and toner, gift cards, postage and shipping services, and purchases from Office Depot outlet and clearance stores.

If in doubt about whether the item you want to buy will count as a qualifying purchase to get the $10 discount, I’d call ahead before traipsing across town!

But if you’re in the market for qualifying technology products or paper, pens, school supplies, or any of that jazz, it looks like the Office Depot coupon nets you a nifty 40% discount!

Use it in stores only and the offer is limited to one coupon per household or business.

There are four Albuquerque Office Depot stores.

–Tania – Thanks to Nadine at Madison on the Cheap for the tip!  

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$10 Off Coupon: Office Depot

November 6, 2009 by  
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If you need to stock up on supplies for your home office or business, here’s a goodie.

Use this coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase at Office Depot! Expires 11/12/09. Valid in-store or online (coupon code 15767686). Please carefully review the many restrictions on this coupon, including the fact it’s not valid on technology or accessories — including software.

However, if you’re in the market for paper, pens, school supplies, or any of that jazz, this coupon nets you a nifty 20% discount!

There are six Office Depot stores in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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Best Last-Minute Back to School Sales

August 17, 2009 by  
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Sonya asked for it; you got it! We’ve done all the last-minute back-to-school shopping for you and compiled a list of the best current deals on school supplies! This is a mondo list, so buckle your seatbelt….

  • CVS Pharmacy: FREE filler paper (150 sheets). You pay 99¢ with ExtraCare card, then receive a 99¢ ExtraBucks reward, making the deal free. Limit 2 per household with card. Only valid through Tuesday, August 18 (8/19/09). Other CVS deals: Buy a backpack for $7.99, get a lunch carrier FREE (with ExtraCare card); 39¢ poster board; FREE Paper Mate Write Bros. pens 10-pack; FREE Caliber recycled school box; FREE mini composition book; 29¢ each pencil sharpener, pen/ink eraser, 12″ ruler, No. 2 pencils 10-count, or index dividers; buy 2 get 1 FREE fashion composition books, notebooks, or portfolios; BOGO Bic Wite-Out 0.7-oz bottle, shake-n-squeeze pen, or correction tape. Most of these offers require the ExtraCare card. Three Albuquerque-area CVS stores to serve you.
  • Wal-Mart: 15¢ notebook, spiral bound, 70 sheets, college or wide ruled; $4 Five Star notebook, spiral bound, 200 sheets, college or wide ruled; $1.50 Five Star 1-subject notebook, 100 sheets, college or wide ruled; $2.50 each Avery 1″ view binder, Avery 5-tab dividers, Sharpie pens 2-pack, or Pilot G2 2-pack; $69 mini-fridge (Ed. note: When we were in college, there was no such thing as a dorm fridge, only Hot Pots); $39 microwave. Fifteen Wal-Mart stores in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Los Lunas, Belen, and Edgewood.
  • Target: $29 microwave; 50¢ composition book; $2 mechanical pencils or Wite-Out correction tape; $5 dry-erase or cork bulletin board; $4 each Mead Five Star fashion planner or 2-subject fashion notebook; $13 Case it velcro-close binder; 69¢ each 24-count wood #2 pencils or 2-count pink erasers; $2.50 locker accessories, including mesh bin, mirror, or pencil holder; $20 JanSport backpack; $7 licensed lunch kits; $28 Epson Stylus NX100 printer/scanner/copier. Five Target stores in Albuquerque, and three others around New Mexico.
  • K-mart: FREE box of Kleenex when you  buy school supplies totaling $15 or more (requires this coupon); 2 for $2 stretchable book covers or school boxes; 99¢ each Crayola 8-count watercolors or 12-count colored pencils; BOGO MX notebooks. Three K-mart stores in Albuquerque, one each in Rio Rancho and Santa Fe, plus five others throughout New Mexico.
  • Staples: 25¢ black & white composition books (through Weds 8/19/09 only); $1 each Staples brand highlighter 6-pack, Paper Mate retractable gel pens 4-pack, Staples Comfort Stic ballpoint pens 12-pack, Paper Mate Expressions assorted fashion erasers 4-pack; BOGO Pentel Twist-Erase mechanical pencils 4-pack, Tiger paper clips 100-pack, Elmer’s school glue 4-oz, Westcott 7″ student scissors, Staples writing pads 12-pack, Staedtler Maxum ballpoint pens bold 8-pack, Staples letter-size poly expanding file, Staples finger-grip 12″ ruler. Six Staples stores in Albuquerque, Los Lunas, and Santa Fe.
  • Walgreens: BOGO 3-ring binders 1/2 to 1.5 inches; buy one get one 50% off Mead Five Star notebooks 100-200 sheets; 49¢ each tab dividers 5-pack, Paper Mate pens or mechanical pencils 10-pack, crayons various size packs, sheet protectors, letter-size writing pads, pencil boxes, pencil case, index card case, Mirado classic #2 wooden pencils 6-pack, hand-held pencil sharpener, Penway school glue bottle, invisible tape; 99¢ 3-subject notebook (requires coupon in this flyer); six for $1 2-pocket folder (requires coupon in this flyer). There’s practically a Walgreens on every corner. More specifically, there are at least 50 in the Albuquerque area.
  • Office Depot: 25¢ each glue sticks, book covers, half-size notebooks; $2.99 each Really Useful Boxes plastic 3-liter storage boxes or Office Depot brand plastic stacking crates; FREE with minimum purchase of $10 Office depot acrylic ruler, eraser caps 12-pack, or Scholastic crayons 8-pack; 99¢ each Fiskars school scissors, Office Depot Value notebook filler paper 150-count, Paper Mate Expressions mini pens 8-pack, stackable organizer trays, 3-hole notebook punch, magnetic rubber calculator, Webster’s mini dictionary, Office Depot correction tape, Gartner fashion portfolios, Paper Mate mechanical pencils 5-pack. Six Office Depot stores in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe.

Important: note that many of these offers have restrictions, such as quantity limitations (e.g.: “limit 2 per household” or “while supplies last”) and time limitations (e.g.: “offer good through Weds 8/19/09 only”). Our advice: pick up a copy of the store’s sale flyer when you arrive; they’re often available as you come in the door. Offers are good only on brands indicated (or the store brand). If you have any questions about whether or not an item is on sale, check with a sales associate before checking out!

Also, we are not an official source for any of the companies listed, so don’t bother brandishing a print-out of this post and thinking the clerk is going to honor any of the prices stated herein. We’re just reporting what we found when we shopped this weekend.

Good luck in hacking your way through the back-to-school supply jungle! And please use the comments section to note other fantastic back-to-school deals we overlooked. We’ll be happy to give you credit for the find!

–Elizabeth Hanes

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Updated: Office Depot Free Resume Offer Extended

June 4, 2009 by  
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Here’s a bright spot for job seekers! Office Depot, which previously offered free resume copies and faxing through 5/30/09, has extended the offer through all of 2009!

The deal remains the same: get up to 25 single-sided resume pages plus faxing to up to 5 domestic numbers (25 pages total, max).

If you’re hunting for a job, get on over to any Office Depot to take advantage of this great offer!

–Elizabeth Hanes

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