Week seven of back-to-school shopping is upon us!  This week we’re excited about the $0.69 colored pencils at Walgreens, the free batteries at OfficeMax and the construction paper at Kmart!

Don’t forget to see if your state is hosting any tax-free shopping days for back-to-school purchases of supplies, clothing and electronics! Learn more here.


RoseArt Colored Pencils, 12 ct $1.00
Use $1.00/3 RoseArt Product, exp. 10/7/12 (RP 07/29/12)
Final Price: $0.67

Index Cards, 100 ct or Construction Paper, 88 ct $1.00


Office Depot

Office Depot Spiral 1-Subject Notebook $0.01, limit 3

Office Depot Vinyl Storage Pouch $0.01, limit 3

Office Depot Acrylic Ruler $0.01, limit 3

Office Depot Low Odor Dry Erase, 2 ct $0.50, limit 3

Scholastic Glue Sticks, 4 ct $0.50, limit 3


Free 1-Pocket Folders 
Up to Ten Free after $5.00 Minimum Purchase, excluding Max Value Items 

Plastic Protractor, 6 inch $0.05, limit 3

OfficeMax Ball Bearing Compass $0.05, limit 3

Schoolio Classic and Washable Markers, 8 ct and 10 ct $0.25, limit 2

Just Basics Pink Erasers, 5 ct $0.25, limit 2

All In Place Heavy Duty View and OfficeMax Durable View Binders $0.01 after Max Perks Rewards (reg. $4.99-$32.99), limit 2
Final Price: $0.01

Avery Ready Index 5-Tab Color Dividers, 6 pk $0.01 after Max Perks Rewards, limit 1
Final Price: $0.01

All OfficeMax Clips and Fasteners $0.01 after Max Perks Rewards (reg. $1.59 – $23.99), limit 3
Final Price: $0.01

All OfficeMax 1, 3, and 5-Subject Poly Notebooks $0.01 after Max Perks Rewards (reg. $4.00 – $6.50), limit 2
Final Price: $0.01

Duracell CopperTop AA or AAA Batteries, 20 ct $16.99, limit 2
Use $1.00/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, excludes trial/travel size limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip from PG 7/29 (exp 8/31)
Or $0.50/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, excludes trial/travel size limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip from PG 7/29 (exp 8/31)
Receive $16.98 in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards
Final Price: Free

All Just Basics and OfficeMax Ballpoint Pens $0.01 after Max Perks Rewards(reg. $4.29 – $12.99), limit 2
Final Price: $0.01

Select OfficeMax 8.5×11 Inkjet or Laser Paper, 500 Sheet Ream $0.01 after Max Perks Rewards (reg. $9.48 – $9.99), limit 2
Final Price: $0.01

OfficeMax Multiuse Copy Paper, 10 Ream Case $46.99, limit 2
Receive $32.00 in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards
Final Price: $14.99 

Rite Aid

Playskool 24 ct Crayons $0.29
Purell Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use $1.00/1 – Purell Product, 8 oz or Larger – (purell.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Purell Product, 8 oz or Larger – (bricks.coupons.com)
Or $1.00/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz or larger from SS 7/29 (exp 10/29)
Or $1.00/3 – Purell Product – (bricks.coupons.com)
Or $1.00/3 Purell products from SS 7/29 (exp 10/29)
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.99


Staples Composition Notebook, 100 sheets $0.10
With minimum $5.00 purchase, Limit 3

Staples #2 Pencils, 8 ct $0.25, limit 2

RoseArt Colored Pencils, 15 ct $1.00, limit 2 

Purell Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz $2.00, limit 2
Use $1.00/1 – Purell Product, 8 oz or Larger – (purell.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Purell Product, 8 oz or Larger – (bricks.coupons.com)
Or $1.00/3 – Purell Product – (bricks.coupons.com)
Or $1.00/3 Purell products from SS 7/29 (exp 10/29)
Final Price: $1.00

Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 7 ct $4.00
Submit for $4.00 Easy Rebate, Limit 1
Final Price: Free

Hammermill CopyPlus Paper, ream $6.99
Submit for $5.99 Easy Rebate, Limit 2
Final Price: $1.00


Mead Five Star 4-Pocket Portfolio $0.50
Use $1.00/2 Five Star products, including Student Planning from RP 8/5 (exp 9/30)
Final Price: Free


Kleenex Facial Tissue, 24, 70 or 100 sheets $0.99
Use $1.00/4 Kleenex Facial Tissue, 50 ct or higher excludes trial size from SS 7/8 (exp 8/12)
Or $0.50/3 Kleenex 50ct+ Boxes from SS 8/12 (exp 9/23)
Final Price: $0.74 each, when you buy 3
Penway Colored Pencils, 12 ct or Plastic Supplies Box $0.69
Wexford Highlighter $0.19
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 6


Paper Folders with Prongs $0.15

Single Subject Notebook $0.17

Crayola Markers, 10 ct $0.97

Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct $0.97

Crayola Washable Markers, 8 ct or Washable Crayons, 24 ct $1.97

Economy Binder, 1 inch $0.92

Poly Binder, 1 inch $0.74

Bic Cristal Pens, 10 pk $0.97
Use $1.00/2 $1/2 Bic Stationery Products from SS 7/29 (exp 9/30)
Or use $1.00/2 Bic Stationery Products—(campbellskitchen.com)
Final Price: $0.47

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22 thoughts on “Back-to-School Savings Series: Week 7”

  1. Gigi_gg says:

    Hi Joanie and Heather! I, too, love your videos and hope you keep making them. One request, though, is even with my volume turned up on high, I can barely hear you. Will y’all please speak a little louder? Thanks!

  2. Alliekiley says:

    Does office max still have the .10 purell? I have a bunch of coupons that I didn’t get to use, that I was hoping to use to donate to local people for back to school!

  3. Jennifervernon says:

    At target the rose art crayons 24 count are $.25, the colored pencils are $.52 and the markers 10 count are $.50… If you buy 2 crayons and 1 pack of markers or colored pencils you only pay sales tax $.04-.$08

  4. Warriorgoddess 1 says:

    Hello KCL, Check it out! Best Buy have RoseArt washable school glue, glue sticks and 24 pk crayons for $.10 each!Maximum of 10 per SKU per customer. No rainchecks. If supplies run…you can Ad match!

  5. Jlynn says:

    If I went to office max and got the batteries could I get the penny items? Can that count as my $5 purchase? 

  6. Leahheartscoupons says:

    Love, love love the videos you do! Keep it up, and here’s hoping for a better week next week!

  7. BlueCherryFaerie says:

    Our best buy is advertising Rose Art glue sticks and school glue and another brand 24 count crayons for 10 cents each.  Maxium of 10 per SKU per customer.
    5422206 Glue sticks
    5572845 School Glue
    5572863 Crayons

  8. courtingcouponing says:

    Love ANY video you guys do. I hope after the back to school sales end you do another series!

    Also, almost everyone I know started(s) school last week, this week, or next week. I was at target this week and noticed that SO many kids were doing their back to school shopping. Could this be the reason why the sales are slowing down? Because school is starting earlier and the stores know that people will pay any price now that they need this stuff immediately?

  9. Lisa says:

    The Staples here in NM told me that the paper rebate has to be a different brand each week in order to get the rebate, or it has to be same brand different month. For example, I went back in August and it was Hammermill brand and in July when I bought the paper it was Staples brand.  But if I went back this week and bought more Hammermill paper I would not be able to get the money back.  Not sure if its different in every state or not.

    • Ashley says:

      so its a money back rebate??

      • Lisa says:

        Staples paper is a mail back rebate, But I think the Office Max rebate is reward money to use only in the Office Max store.

        • Lisa says:

          Sorry, Staple is money back in form of check or deposited into a paypal account. 

          • Ashley says:

            they are both mail back rebates

            • Lisa says:

              Yes, but Staples actually gives you a check to cash and use anywhere or cash deposited into your paypal account.  Office Max only gives you a reward card that can ONLY be used to purchase items at Office Max.

    • courtingcouponing says:

       But it is limit 2 per brand within the same month right?

      • Lisa says:

        yes here in NM it is 2 per brand per month according to the management at our Staples, but check with your Staples and see what they say there policy is.

  10. Fethiye Miller says:

    What are you planning to the with all the Office Max rewards? As far as I remember you cannot use them to buy another Max-Perk item. That is one thing that keeps me from Office Max.

    • Teresa Luna says:

       I take full advantage of the MaxPerks rewards at Office Max and I do use the rewards to purchase other promotional MaxPerks items and there’s no issue getting rewards from those purchases. I’ve been rolling my rewards like so for about a year.  The only thing is maxperks rewards post at the end of the following month after a qualified purchase so it’s quite a wait before I can use those rewards on further purchases.

  11. coloradocouponer says:

    I love it when you ladies do the videos.  I hope you keep doing them after the back to school season.  On another note – we need you both to go to Washington D.C. and show them (all parties) how to shop. 

  12. Ashley says:

    the rebates for office max: are they instant? or mail in?

    • Anonymous says:

      are issued in statement cycles and are in the form of a Reward Card,
      redeemable toward future OfficeMax purchases. The card expires 90
      days from when it’s issued. So it’s basically credit for future
      purchases, like CVS EBs or Rite Aid’s +Ups.