$1.00/1 – Paper Mate Writing Utensil Item, Target Coupon – (target.com)

It looks like Target is getting ready for back to school!  A 10-pack of Papermate ballpoint pens is only $1.02. Use the $1.00 off Target coupon to get them for only $0.02!

Papermate Black Ballpoint Pens, 10-pk $1.02, Regular Price
$1.00/1 – Paper Mate Writing Utensil Item, Target Coupon – (target.com)
Final Price: $0.02

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I took advantage of this offer but the 10 packs of black or blue pens at my TARGET were only a dollar so I got them for free! That is a price any college student like me loves to here! First time couponer! :) I also got a 2 pack of sharpies for free :)

I have been to Target twice this week and both times there were no pens or sharpie markers. If there is not stock before theTarget coupon expires can I do anything about getting the coupon extended?

I have been to Target twice this week and both times there were no pens or sharpie markers. If there is not stock before theTarget coupon expires can I do anything about getting the coupon extended?

omg, I ended up getting these pens and the sharpies both free today, the targets i’ve been to don’t have these prices on the item tags, for example, the sharpies 2 pack were 1.54; but I was going to get them anyway because .54 cents is still cheap; but at the register the price came up as $1.00 and with my coupon it was free, the same for the pens, I didn’t even have to pay .02 cents for them, they came up as $1.00 as well.
Also, just wanted to say how much I love this website…someone at my husband’s work told him about it and I am so glad they did, I have been saving so much money; so thank you very much : ). I even found a really good price for my sunday paper and purchased two subscriptions paying only a little over half price : ) okay, i’m done now; LOL

Same happened to me. Sharpies were listed 1.54, but I price scanned before taking to register. I planned to pay .02 for each pack of pens but they rang up 1.00 even and minus q made them free as well!!! Yay!!! Combine this with the denim q and clearance rack…I paid $13 for 4 pair adult jeans, 3pk sharpies, 2 pk pens, 2 Reach toothbrushes, and a $1 rack game!!!!

Same happened to me. Sharpies were listed 1.54, but I price scanned before taking to register. I planned to pay .02 for each pack of pens but they rang up 1.00 even and minus q made them free as well!!! Yay!!! Combine this with the denim q and clearance rack…I paid $13 for 4 pair adult jeans, 3pk sharpies, 2 pk pens, 2 Reach toothbrushes, and a $1 rack game!!!!

They are on sale at Publix for 50 cents so if you are down south and Target is a competitor they are -.50 :-)

i went to target today and was able to get 6 packs of the bic pens. the were on sale for 99 cents but my coupon said $1 off 2 packs so unfortunatly i didnt get them FREE. i paid 50 cents each. I was a little bummed when i reread my coupon as i thought i would get them for free but still a good deal. i got 6 10pks for $3.00.

Take your own bags and these pens are free. You get paid to use your own bags.

I print most of my coupons using Firefox. You can try it, it’s a free download.

I got these yesterday. I also got the free sharpies and two packs of Bic pens using the $1 Target coupon. I got 4 packs of pens for $1.11. I think I’ll go back for more!!

only red was 1.02 other were 1.24 .

I loved this deal. My youngest daughter’s school sells their schools supplys threw their school per grade level. They only do this for the elementary and middle school not for high school. That is where I always spent too much money. My senior is almost ready to start her year because of deals like this one. Bless you Krazy Coupon Ladies.

I loved this deal. My youngest daughter’s school sells their schools supplys threw their school per grade level. They only do this for the elementary and middle school not for high school. That is where I always spent too much money. My senior is almost ready to start her year because of deals like this one. Bless you Krazy Coupon Ladies.

was awesome went back and got 4 more pack of pen for only 0.09

I had two coupons for the pens, two for the sharpies and two for the pillows that were $2.00 off for bed pillows. it does say 1 per transaction but the teenage cashier didn’t read it the coupons. The only one he questioned was the oral b floss because it didn’t have the one in the picture but it just states oral b floss it doesn’t have to be glide. I had a few more items including the sierra mist. The total was 18.00 and with coupons it came to 6.00 and some change. I want more pillows and pens but hubby’s computer will not load the the Target coupons.

can you use a $1 off coupon on an item that is less than that? and I still can’t get the target coupons that I lost in the air when I was having printer trouble. It says I reached my limit and I only got two of them.

can you use a $1 off coupon on an item that is less than that? and I still can’t get the target coupons that I lost in the air when I was having printer trouble. It says I reached my limit and I only got two of them.

can you use a $1 off coupon on an item that is less than that? and I still can’t get the target coupons that I lost in the air when I was having printer trouble. It says I reached my limit and I only got two of them.

I would really like to have Target coupons printed for me since I don’t have a printer. Is there a clipping service that sells Target printable coupons? Or is there someone here willing to print them for me? I would pay for them :)

Probably worth the money to buy a cheap printer…

I don’t know about anyone else but only the red pens are $1.02 where I live

was awesome i got twenty pen 2 packs ten each for only 0.04 for both

My Wal-Mart in FL just put out school supplies this week and I noticed that they had these Papermate pens in Red, Black and Blue for $0.97 ea. Took in 10 of the coupons….walked out with 100 pens for free! Woo-Hoo! Guess who doesn’t need to buy pens any time soon?!

same here, I got two of them, now I can’t get the others

I was able to get six of these today with six coupons. Takes forever to check out now at Target. Someone must have put the fear of God in the cashiers because they analyze each coupon and product down to the nth degree. I don’t blame them but gosh this whole Extreme Couponing show is taking its toll. It’s not going to stop me though. I will just have to develop more patience!

I was able to get six of these today with six coupons. Takes forever to check out now at Target. Someone must have put the fear of God in the cashiers because they analyze each coupon and product down to the nth degree. I don’t blame them but gosh this whole Extreme Couponing show is taking its toll. It’s not going to stop me though. I will just have to develop more patience!

I was able to get six of these today with six coupons. Takes forever to check out now at Target. Someone must have put the fear of God in the cashiers because they analyze each coupon and product down to the nth degree. I don’t blame them but gosh this whole Extreme Couponing show is taking its toll. It’s not going to stop me though. I will just have to develop more patience!

I went to the Target link, but the coupon isn’t there for the pens.

I went to the Target link, but the coupon isn’t there for the pens.

I went to my Target in wisconsin last night and tried doing 2 separate transactions and they would not let me!! the cashier and management said that is the new decision from corporate that the store has to follow… ‘They said its going to be in there new coupon policy so I am not sure if other stores are going to be following that rule also..

Until it is actually written in the policy and on the coupon, they shouldn’t have denied you. I’d make that clear the next time I visit. Some people just hate to see others get good deals. Don’t let them rain on your parade!!

yeah I talked with the managers and my mom works there;) and they said they received a note that corporate sent out that all there cashiers has to follow this policy otherwise they would get written up…blah blah I just think its stupid since just the day before it was fine…

yeah I talked with the managers and my mom works there;) and they said they received a note that corporate sent out that all there cashiers has to follow this policy otherwise they would get written up…blah blah I just think its stupid since just the day before it was fine…

Until it is actually written in the policy and on the coupon, they shouldn’t have denied you. I’d make that clear the next time I visit. Some people just hate to see others get good deals. Don’t let them rain on your parade!!

this coupon was there yesterday morning and went to print it out and it didn’t print out in fact none of my coupons did…(and I have printed plenty time from target to I know its not my computer) then I went back to re-do it and the coupon was gone :-(

this coupon was there yesterday morning and went to print it out and it didn’t print out in fact none of my coupons did…(and I have printed plenty time from target to I know its not my computer) then I went back to re-do it and the coupon was gone :-(

I went at 10am Sunday and they were out. Even had the gray sticker on it. Something sounds fishy to me. :(

I went at 10am Sunday and they were out. Even had the gray sticker on it. Something sounds fishy to me. :(

Don’t forget…if you bring a reusable bag, they take $0.05 off your order…so technically the pens would be free! :-)

Don’t forget…if you bring a reusable bag, they take $0.05 off your order…so technically the pens would be free! :-)

I didn’t know they do that too! =) Yay! More savings!

I didn’t know they do that too! =) Yay! More savings!

I found and used this coupon last week. I checked this morning and am unable to find it …. looks like they may have removed it since it was up there last week. idk. :/

I am new to this extreme couponing, does this mean I can pick up multiple pen packs using one coupon or do I have to have multiple coupons to get duplicate items. Let me know :)

One per coupon. You can print 2 per computer.

One per coupon. You can print 2 per computer.

I have I.E. 9 and it works fine, maybe you haven’t install the printer program for target.

Was this deal just for July 9th or when does it end?

It was still on sale at my store, at the Back to School section. Papermate Eagle, black, bloue, or red, 10 pk.

It was still on sale at my store, at the Back to School section. Papermate Eagle, black, bloue, or red, 10 pk.

I cant get mine to work either =(

Prices do vary by store. Some stores will only allow you to use one coupon. But most of us are able to use more.

Prices do vary by store. Some stores will only allow you to use one coupon. But most of us are able to use more.

Yes my store in Nevada let me use 2 coupons. Bought 1pkg black, and 1 pkg red.

These were $1.07 at my Target. Still a good deal though!

Everytime I try to print any Target coupons, I get a coupon with out the Money off, Item name, everything on the left side. I have the picture, barcode and expiration date. Weird. I’ve never had this happen on any other site. Help!

My Target had these for $1.12 not $1.02 but I still only paid .12 for pens

To Jamie: I understand you on this. We always had to use pens in class as well, except in math where we were required to use pencils. I find it funny that people are just so negative and slanderous. It’s far too often that people with a negative opinion have to put it right in when people say something positive in a forum. The Krazy coupon lady is here to help us save money and the forums are great tools to help each other out. So I wonder why some people feel the need to question Jamie’s preference on how to run her classroom? Instead of people wasting this space on questioning someone’s preference or having something negative to say, we should all be helping each other save money. :)

I ABSOLUTELY agree!!!! What business is it of the other people on her what and how Jamie does her job???? It’s hard enough being a teacher, we/they don’t need others’ criticism HERE, of all places! Be supportive people, it’s not hard! =)

I looked around for these and all I could find at my store was the papermate eagle pens for 1.07. So i got 1 pack of red ink cuz they need 1 for the school supply list. The rest I got black ink yay! My 3rd grader doesn’t need pens on his list, just pencils but pens are ALWAYS good to have

I looked around for these and all I could find at my store was the papermate eagle pens for 1.07. So i got 1 pack of red ink cuz they need 1 for the school supply list. The rest I got black ink yay! My 3rd grader doesn’t need pens on his list, just pencils but pens are ALWAYS good to have

This was an awesome purchase! I stocked up..thank you for classroom supplies! Thank you! :-)

This was an awesome purchase! I stocked up..thank you for classroom supplies! Thank you! :-)

The coupon says one per transaction so I told the cashier I had 5 separate orders. I had the sharpies and pens and the coupons each transaction. The cashier was fine until the 3rd time I handed her 2 pennies. She said you just cant do this! You cant! I told her it was not one per customer but one per transaction and she read it and said..you just cant do this. The lady behind me said yes she can and as many times as she wants to. The cashier was upset I was only paying 2 pennies for a pack of pens and 2 sharpies. Hey its not like she isnt getting paid. Her store put the coupons online and her store put them on sale. I had a blast! got 12.80 of merchandise for .10!

The coupon says one per transaction so I told the cashier I had 5 separate orders. I had the sharpies and pens and the coupons each transaction. The cashier was fine until the 3rd time I handed her 2 pennies. She said you just cant do this! You cant! I told her it was not one per customer but one per transaction and she read it and said..you just cant do this. The lady behind me said yes she can and as many times as she wants to. The cashier was upset I was only paying 2 pennies for a pack of pens and 2 sharpies. Hey its not like she isnt getting paid. Her store put the coupons online and her store put them on sale. I had a blast! got 12.80 of merchandise for .10!

The coupon says one per transaction so I told the cashier I had 5 separate orders. I had the sharpies and pens and the coupons each transaction. The cashier was fine until the 3rd time I handed her 2 pennies. She said you just cant do this! You cant! I told her it was not one per customer but one per transaction and she read it and said..you just cant do this. The lady behind me said yes she can and as many times as she wants to. The cashier was upset I was only paying 2 pennies for a pack of pens and 2 sharpies. Hey its not like she isnt getting paid. Her store put the coupons online and her store put them on sale. I had a blast! got 12.80 of merchandise for .10!

It really eats my nerves up when people act like the coupons you using are coming out of their paycheck. Don’t be jealous!! :p

It really eats my nerves up when people act like the coupons you using are coming out of their paycheck. Don’t be jealous!! :p

I went to target and it is the RED pens that are $0.02. The blue and black are $0.17 with the $1.00 off coupon. That may have just been for the target here in Albany, Ca. It is still a good buy if you lose pens like everyone in my house does! Good luck!

remember if target is out of the product u are looking for…walmart will price match and will also take your target coupon.

walmart will price match but will not take competitors coupon that indicates cents off.

I can’t print from either one of those web browsers either but I can print from Safari. Hope that helps.

I can’t print from either one of those web browsers either but I can print from Safari. Hope that helps.

Just came from target and the RED pens are the only ones that are $1.02, the blue and black were $1.24. That was for the Target on Two Notch Road, in Columbia, SC.

Just came from target and the RED pens are the only ones that are $1.02, the blue and black were $1.24. That was for the Target on Two Notch Road, in Columbia, SC.

All colors of the 10 pack Papermate pens were $1.02 at my Target today in St Louis MO.

What a great deal! Remember too that when you use a reusable bag most Target stores will give you a $.05 credit so the pens will be completely free!!

Target has great deals this week!

Target has great deals this week!

These are cheaper at Staples, 1 cent. (2 pkg lmit at 1 cent) I hit the motherload there this morning…. 2 reams of paper for a QUARTER each!! ( after you file the staples rebate online)

OH and NO coupons needed either!! Make sure you have (or get) a staples card. Its free.

is the rebate for the paper a typical rebate that they mail to you in several weeks? Thanks!

would have been a great deal but both times i tried to print them out it did not work.. had no trouble printing the sharpie ones :o(

i REALLY NEED HELP I cant print any coupons from target it says something about administrators permission nor could I print cottonelles so i dont know if its my computer set up or if i need to contact someone …HELP i am lsoing money as we type

sorry losing…

Sounds like a computer issue. If you installed the coupon toolbars for Target you should be able to print. I would contact your computer/ printer company to see if they can help.

sorry losing…

sorry losing…

If this is your computer you are the sdministrator and you should be able to adjust the settings to be able to print the coupons if you installed the target toolbar. If somebody else hooked up the computer for you ask for their help to make the changes.

Just got back from Target. Got 3 pks of pens, 4 pks of sharpies and 2 composition books. With tax, my total was $0.50!!! I love it!

the is so amazing!

the is so amazing!

I had a problem with my printer when I went to print out the coupons I selected (especially the pen deal), once I fixed my printer and went back to reprint the coupons I had selected…the pen deal went away or no longer available, but I hadnt acutally printed it out, how do I fix this?

I had a problem with my printer when I went to print out the coupons I selected (especially the pen deal), once I fixed my printer and went back to reprint the coupons I had selected…the pen deal went away or no longer available, but I hadnt acutally printed it out, how do I fix this?

I can print the other coupons but this one just won’t print :(

the coupon said two packs of pens? so that would be .50 ?

That is the bic coupon. The papermate is$1/1

thanks found it went today and got it thanks krazy lady.

If you have a staples near you they have 8packs of Bic pens for 1 cent. Sunday-Wednesday. Limit 2 per customer. No coupon needed

If you have a staples near you they have 8packs of Bic pens for 1 cent. Sunday-Wednesday. Limit 2 per customer. No coupon needed

thats a great deal!

thats a great deal!

There’s a $5.00 minimum purchase though, so pick them up while you’re buying $0.25 Staples Multipurpose paper

Is a coupon needed for the $0.25 Staples Multipurpose paper?

nope but you gotta submit a rebate.

Limit 2 on the paper and online rebate..

nope but you gotta submit a rebate.

thank you … i feel better about not getting my target coupons :o)

Just got back from Staples. In order to get the 1 cent pens or any other 1 cent advertised item (limit 2 on all of them) you have to have $ 5.00 minimum purchase. So I got the Charmin TP for 4.99 (16 dbl rolls) and used the $1.00 Q, worked out fine.

Just did my Staples Run today and they finally had Baseball Card Holder Sheets in stock… Bought 3 for my $5 (they were 2.99 each)(And I used them all up already!!!)

You have to spend $5 to get the 1 cent deals. If you need printer paper or any of the 25 cent deals, it will help get you there, but you can go in and leave paying 5 cents for 5 items.

Anybody else having problems printing coupons? I’ve tried twice on two different computers and every time when I have my browser open and click to print them, it comes up with an error message and says that my coupons cannot be printed. Very disappointing since there are lots of good deals!

I tried to pick up a pack of these a couple days ago and someone had cleared the BUCKET. they had a HUGE buckets filled with each color of pens. the red pens were full but my black pens were totally gone :(. i only wanted one pack!

I’ve had that problem a couple times recently, and it’s very frustrating. Fair? Yes, they got there first. Considerate? Absolutely not. I always try to assume the best–that they’re a teacher who doesn’t have any money for classroom supplies, for example–but how likely is that really? People just get greedy.

i wish target would impose limits on things when they go on sale. yes you can still get a lot but at least it will slow people down.

these were regular priced items at my store, not a “sale”. well stocked here

Target, at least the one in Chino Hills Ca, reserves the right to limit quantities. Quantities is different than transactions, so some stores, depending on the manager will stick to that rule or right which was stated on the back of an ad which the manager pointed out to me.
I found this out yesterday when trying to get the Hershey Bars Deal. I was technically only allowed to buy 3 with the quantity limit at that particular store but since it wasn’t as good of a deal buying three with the coupons I only bought two and finished getting the final 10 packs today after church at the Diamond Bar target and at the Diamond Bar target I did not have any quantity issues. Just depends on the manager I guess.

i only do two of each deal as you are allowed two coupons .. that way everyone gets some … people should be considerate

people with multiple computers take advantage

I can see having a few computers in the house. At one time, we had 5 which would have gotten me 10 coupons, but I truly believe people copy these because there is no unique identifier for them. That is why Target should institute a per person limit so it makes it more difficult for a few people to clean out all the stock. After all, they put out these coupons to get people in the store. If I constantly find the store is OOS on items, I’ll stop wasting my time going.

I can see having a few computers in the house. At one time, we had 5 which would have gotten me 10 coupons, but I truly believe people copy these because there is no unique identifier for them. That is why Target should institute a per person limit so it makes it more difficult for a few people to clean out all the stock. After all, they put out these coupons to get people in the store. If I constantly find the store is OOS on items, I’ll stop wasting my time going.

That’s frustrating Chelsea :-(

must say that I bought these last year and they are junk. probably why they are so cheap. not worth it for me.

They have a two pack of good retractable pens for $1.44. I agree the 10 packs are not very good, but I have bought these retracables for a couple of years with good luck. Can’t beat a two nice pens for .44 cents. :)

i love these pens because if you lose them its no biggie. i lose pens a lot!

awesome!!!!!! Thanks!

At my Target, they had both blue and black for $1.02. I picked up a couple packs for the coming school year. Target always has such great deals!

My Target had blue, black, and red pens, but it was $1.12, not $1.02.

Just tried to print and it looks like maybe the max have been printed already? A message came up after trying for 5 minutes that said it wouldn’t print

It just means you have printed your limit of coupons for Target coupons, so your going to have to wait to print some more.

Something must be going on with these coupons because they won’t print for me either, and I haven’t printed any of them yet, so my limit can’t be reached. I’ll have to keep checking until they work again.

Yeah, never mind. I got some at Staples this morning :)

i wonder if sometimes they do this to lure you in .. last week items were unavailable that were on sale and no rain checks to be given ..

If you try to print the coupons and it doesn’t work, and you tryy it again and it still doesn’t work, sometimes you will get the message that you have already reached your limit. It’s happened to me before and I don’t know how to fix it, but it sucks.

If you try to print the coupons and it doesn’t work, and you tryy it again and it still doesn’t work, sometimes you will get the message that you have already reached your limit. It’s happened to me before and I don’t know how to fix it, but it sucks.

Printed mine the other day and have decided to wait until the last minute of expiration to use it just in case the pens go on sale for 50 cents a package like they have other years once school shopping gets closer.

i was thinking the same thing and also because i have a feeling these pens will be cleaned out as soon as i get over to target.

the werent cleaned out yayyy i got 2

All of the red were sold out at mine, but there was some in black and blue plus a whole bunch of boxes of unopened school supplies.

I can’t wait to get this deal, but when I printed my coupon it said ” LIMIT ONE COUPON OR OFFER PER TRANSACTION ” what do this mean? Do I have to make one transaction per coupon….

Seems like you might have to do more than one transaction, but my target usually just lets me do them all in one.

I just used 8 of the same Suave coupon the other day, and the cashier didn’t have a problem with it. I asked if they had a limit of number of like coupons per transaction, and she said no.

depends on the coupon gotta read the fine print

I tried to use 8 coupons yesterday. (I work for a non-profit and we constantly run out of pens) The cashier would only let me use one coupon b/c it says one per transaction. :(

Unless they limited the quantities, which states how many they will choose to let you leave the store with, and which allows them some benefits as well, you could have gotten all 8 it would have just had to been done in 8 separate transactions, the likes of which you can do, depending on the employee/management, but a word of advice when doing that many transactions is to be polite and warn the customers who may get in line behind you of what your doing or you could even let them go first. I’ve done multiple transactions before and if you warn the guest before hand their is usually no issues with multiple transactions other than store policy strictness, and that all depends on the employees and their management

If I’m not in a huge hurry, then I usually only do two transactions at once and then go back through the line. I used to work as a cashier at a place where technically the coupons stated one per day, but my manager let us do one per transaction, and I didn’t care if someone used 15 coupons as long as they let the other customers go. But if someone expected to stand there for an hour while the line piled up behind them, we had to ask them to go back around…

If it states one per transaction and you have 8, you can always do 8 transactions. A lot of times cashiers will then combine it to save themselves the hassle.

If it states one per transaction and you have 8, you can always do 8 transactions. A lot of times cashiers will then combine it to save themselves the hassle.

If it states one per transaction and you have 8, you can always do 8 transactions. A lot of times cashiers will then combine it to save themselves the hassle.

I was able to combine two coupons in one transaction.

Yeah I have had that experience as well some of the target clerks don’t mind that their coupons specifically state 1 coupon per transaction. It just all depends on the type of employee you deal with.

I work at another store, but would imagine all/most stores are alike…one coupon for each item…can not use two coupons on one item. Hope this helps,

Say you have 6 of the $1/1 papermate pen coupons, these are all target store coupons and in the little note on the right side of the coupon, it says one coupon per transaction, so if you were getting 6 of the 10 packs of pens with your coupons, you might have to do the order 6 separate times. I say might because some cashiers don’t care if you use them all at once, its usually the management who limits the transactions and quantities.

they would probably let you do two transactions, but i always shop with my man so we each do our own transaction so we can get a couple

I did all in one, and i got alot.

I decided to go for the blue ink pens, and paid 0.24 cents, which is a great deal as well! This is the time of year to be stocking up on office supplies!!!

I decided to go for the blue ink pens, and paid 0.24 cents, which is a great deal as well! This is the time of year to be stocking up on office supplies!!!

they had blue ones at my target 1.02, pack of 12. they were the plain jane ones, nothing fancy.

they had blue ones at my target 1.02, pack of 12. they were the plain jane ones, nothing fancy.

i cant get them to print..

i cant get them to print..

Jessica, I am not sure what computer os you’re using, but if you go with Mozilla Firefox (a free download) you should be able to print the Target coupons without a problem!

if you go to the end of the coupons under the box of “how it works” there is
coupon FAQs that might help too

if you go to the end of the coupons under the box of “how it works” there is
coupon FAQs that might help too

Printed a few hours ago and had no problem.

ooohhh! I don’t let my students use pencils any more (4th grade) so pens are so important. They disappear faster then pencils do.

Why don’t you let your students use pencils??? I for one dislike writing with pencils but your students should be able to choose unless there is some huge cheating drama in your classroom with kids erasing and copying off others.

they are in 4th grade..why in the world shouldn’t they beable to use a pencil!?

we were always only allowed to use a pencil if we were doing a math problem. i think thats standard. at least in my schools.

Because students (in my school at least) are obsessed with their work looking PERFECT, so they erase their math work and just leave the answer. This is a SUPER problem because if they get it wrong then I can’t look at the work and see where they went wrong and HELP them.

Also, pencil sharpeners are not designed to work for more than six months in a school setting. I went through 3 electronic sharpeners in my classroom last year, as well as dozens of hand sharpeners because they break so easily. Also I had to consider the mess that pencils make. The kids complained, but I softened the blow by saying that they could write in any colour they liked.

I saw a dramatic increase in the quality of work that was turned in, because they couldn’t “erase” and do it over or aka, be lazy (and you can be sure I could tell the difference between well meant mistakes and laziness. The first I would make an exception for, the second, never). If they didn’t do it right the first time then they start all over from the beginning.

I totally get what your saying. My kids will do the same thing, at home at least, because they don’t want it to look messy. Instead of just erasing the part they got wrong they erase all the work they did and then after a while the paper rips. I wish the teachers would let them use pens.

I totally get what your saying. My kids will do the same thing, at home at least, because they don’t want it to look messy. Instead of just erasing the part they got wrong they erase all the work they did and then after a while the paper rips. I wish the teachers would let them use pens.

Jamie, thanks for the posting. I used to get onto my son for using pen to complete math homework. I’ve never heard the reason why. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m sure my son will thank you.

Actually if the use pens then the answer is final and they cant cheat, if you see a bunch of scribbling then you know they cheated. I am a college student, that is basically all they want us to use, so i got a BUNCH of them today.