Project Back to School – Round Up Week 8

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Since most kids will be back in school as of this week, this will conclude my 2012 Back to School round up. I hope this series has helped you take advantage of tons of hot deals this season for your kiddos and to donate to local kids and schools. In six weeks, I was able to accumulate all of the supplies pictured below for just $26.79 (including sales tax). While I kept a few items for art projects around the house the majority of the supplies were donated to two local schools.

Happy school year!

School Supplies


The hottest deals are in red! Happy shopping.

Back to School


25¢ Deals

  • BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pens, Black 8-pk
  • Staples Slider Pencil Case, assorted colors
  • Staples #2 Yellow Pencils, 8-pk

Easy Rebate Deals

  • Staples Photo Plus 4″ x 6″ Paper, Gloss 60 Sheets $9.99 – $9.99 easy rebate = FREE

50¢ Deals

  • Staples 8.5″ x 11″ Writing Pad, 50 sheets/pad
  • Staples Dual-size Pencil Sharpener
  • Staples 3″ x 5″ White Ruled Index Cards 100-pk.
  • Rose Art Crayons 24-ct.
  • Rose Art Colored Pencils 15-pk.
  • Prang Board Chalk 12-ct.

$1 Deals

  • Staples Fat Book, 5.5″ x 4.25″, 200 sheets
  • Staples Ruled 3″ x 5″ Index Cards on Ring 65-pk.
  • Staples Translucent Pencil Box
  • Staples Glue Sticks, Clear 4-pk.
  • Paperclip Ball
  • Westcott 5″ Scissors, Pointed 2-pk.
  • Staples Poly Cover 1-subject 8″ x 10.5″ Notebook, 70 sheets, wide rule, assorted colors

$2 Deals

  • Zebra Z-Grip Daisies 0.7 mm Mechanical Pencils 5-pk.
  • Staples Invisible Tape, ¾ ” x 300 4-pk.
  • Ticonderoga #2 Pencils 12-ct.
  • OOPS! Retractable Correction Tape – pink and green 2-pk.
  • Ticonderoga Erasers, Value Pack 15-pk.
  • Quartet EnduraGlide Low-odor Dry-erase Markers, fine tip black 4-pk.

Also worth noting, when I was in Staples I noticed a sign for Staples new binder recycling program. When you bring in a n old binder to be recycled, you will save $2 on the purchase of a new one. You get rewarded for being green and recycling. I LOVE it!

Staples Recycle Binder Coupon

Office Max

Check your local paper for today’s Office Max deals. These are the deals in my area, but last week I didn’t have any except a coupon to take your local ad into the store to get 20% off all supplies. Office Max deals are VERY localized.

Best Deals

  • FREE Notebook (up to 5 free w/ $5 minimum purchase)
  •  Ring Binder Ruler 12″ 5¢ (limit 3)
  • OfficeMax White Glue, 4 oz. 25¢ (limit 2)
  • Schoolio 1″ or 1.5″ 3-Ring Poly Binder 25¢ (limit 3)
  • Westcott 5″ Junior Blunt or Pointed Scissors 50¢ (limit 2)
  • Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, 3-pk. 75¢ (limit 2)
  • Paper Mate Profile Black or Assorted Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 4-pk. $1

Office Depot

50¢ Deals

  • Crayola Crayons 24-PK
  • Scholastic Glue Sticks 4-PK – White

$1 Deals

  • Oxford 3″ x 5″ Ruled Index Cards 100-PK
  • Pencil Box
  • Office Depot Brand Fashion Composition Book, Wide Ruled, Assorted Designs

$2 Deals

  • Office Depot Brand School Copy Paper
  • Write Dudes Silver Pencils 24-PK
  • Wilson Jones 1″ Basic Round-Ring View Binder – White

Want to know what I am buying? Follow along each week, and I will share my shopping results from the week before. Remember, most of the items I purchase are to be donated locally, so I will stock up on all of the best deals. Here are the Suburban Mom’s Project Back to School Results from week 5.(See week 1 shoppingweek 2 shoppingweek 3 shoppingweek 4 shoppingweek 4 shoppingweek 5 shopping & week 6 shopping.)

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