Welcome back for week four of The Krazy Coupon Lady’s back-to-school deals! This year, in addition to the back-to-school deals we share (and in lieu of back-to-school videos), we’re publishing this weekly post—a best-of B2S shopping list! Keep following this guide every week, and you’ll have more than enough school and office supplies to last the rest of the year! These prices are valid 7/28 – 8/3.

 

Office Depot

Office Depot Magnetic Dry-Erase Eraser $1.00
Other office supply stores and Walmart have dry erase erasers at more than double this price! 

 

OfficeMax

OfficeMax 0.7 mm Assorted Mechanical Pencils, 24 ct $1.00
Limit 3
For pencils, our stock-up prices are $0.03 each for regular wood pencils, $0.05 for mechanical pencils, and $0.08 each or under for brands like Ticonderoga. At just over $0.04 each, this is a great price!

 

OfficeMax Clear Zipper Binder Pocket $0.01
After Minimum $5.00 Purchase, excluding Max Value Items, Limit 5
In 2012, the lowest price we saw for zippered binder pouches was $0.50, so this is an amazing deal! To reach the $5.00 threshold, you can take advantage of the paper ream, paper case, OGIO backpack or the Duracell batteries. 

 

Westcott Kids Blunt or Pointed Scissors, 5 inch $0.01
After Minimum $5.00 Purchase, excluding Max Value Items, Limit 2
This is the lowest price we’ve seen on kid scissors this year or last year! 

 

OfficeMax 1-Hole Punch with Grip $0.01
After Minimum $5.00 Purchase, excluding Max Value Items, Limit 2
The cheapest price we saw on this product last year was $0.50 each. 

 

OfficeMax Multipurpose Paper, 500 sheets $6.99
Buy 1, Receive $6.98 in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards, Limit 2
Pay $6.99, Receive $6.98 in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards
Final Price: $0.01
The paper deal is back and better than last week! MaxPerk Bonus Rewards are similar to drugstore rewards: you pay the base price out of pocket, then receive store credit to use on a future purchase. MaxPerks are issued monthly or quarterly, depending on the account type you sign up for. Last year, we saw paper thirteen times for $1.00 or less after rewards or rebates and six times already this year.

 

OGIO Supersized Backpack $49.99
Buy 1, Receive $49.98 in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards, Limit 2
Pay $49.99, Receive $49.98 in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards
Final Price: $0.01
We’re very excited to have the penny backpack deal back from last year! While the ad lists OGIO, there are likely to be other brands participating in stores. Many of these more expensive backpacks have good warranties, so check out our post and video for the comprehensive list!

 

OfficeMax Mini Stapler $1.00
We only saw this price one time last year, so stock up while you can! Our stock-up price for compact, stand-up staplers is $3.00, while a desk stapler is a stock-up at $5.00. 

 

OfficeMax 3-Hole Ruler Binder Punch $1.00
These portable binder punches are a bargain at a dollar each, which is the cheapest price we’ve seen this year.  

 

Paper Mate InkJoy Quatro 4-Color Retractable Pens, 3 ct $1.00
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 2
Staples has these pens priced at $2.00 each, so stock up with these fun pens that feature red, blue, black and green ink.

 

Sharpie Accent Assorted Tank-Style Highlighters, 4 ct Free
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 2
Eight free highlighters with no minimum purchase? Yes, please! 

 

Duracell CopperTop AA or AAA Batteries, 10 ct $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $9.98 MaxPerks Bonus Rewards, Limit 2
Pay $9.99, Receive $9.98 MaxPerks Bonus Rewards
Final Price: $0.01 

 

Boise X-9 Multiuse Paper, 10 ream case $43.99
Buy 1, Receive $34.00 MaxPerks Bonus Rewards, Limit 2
Pay $43.99, Receive $34.00 MaxPerks Bonus Rewards
Final Price: $9.99, or $1.00 per ream  

Rite Aid

Buy 1 Poly Folder $0.33 each, when you buy 3
Buy 1 Home Index Cards $0.33 each, when you buy 3
Buy 1 Acme Kid Scissors $0.33 each, when you buy 3
Buy 3, Receive $0.99 +Up Reward, Limit 1
Final Price: Free, when you buy 3
For these free deals, you’ll want to choose school supplies that tend to be more expensive, such as the scissors, index cards and poly folders.

Staples

Staples School Glue, 4 oz $0.01
With $5.00 Minimum Purchase, Limit 2
We saw school glue for free or a penny twice last year and once so far this year. If you haven’t purchased any yet, now is the time!

 

Paper 2-Pocket Folder $0.01
With $5.00 Minimum Purchase, Limit 10
We look for these folders to be $0.10 or less. 

 

Slider Pencil Case $0.01
With $5.00 Minimum Purchase, Limit 4
We saw this price once last year, so you’ll want to buy now if they’re on your list. 

 

Staples Translucent Pencil Box $0.50
Limit 2
These pencil cases are a stock-up price at $0.65 each or less. Last year, we saw this price once at Staples.  

 

Bic Wite-Out Quick Dry Correction Fluid, 2 ct $0.50
Limit 2
Use $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products – (facebook.com)
Final Price: Free 
  

 

Bic Velocity Bold Gel Pens, 2 ct $0.50
Limit 2
Use $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products – (facebook.com)
Final Price: Free 

 

Omnitech Battery-Operated Pencil Sharpener $5.00 

 

Swingline 545 Stapler $5.00
Compact stand-up staplers are a stock-up price at $3.00 each, and brand name desk staplers are a bargain at $5.00. 

 

Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz $2.00
Limit 2
Use $1.00/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz or larger from SS 7/28 (exp 9/22)
Or $1.00/2 – Purell, 8 oz or Larger – (bricks.coupons.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Purell Hand Sanitizer, $10 or more – (bricks,coupons.com)
Or $1.00/3 Purell Products from SS 7/28 (exp 9/22)
Final Price: $1.00
The lowest price we saw last year on hand sanitizer was just under a dollar, so stock up now with this high-value coupon!

 

Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 7 ct $1.00
Limit 2
Use $1.00/2 Zebra Pen Writing Instruments from SS 7/28 (exp 8/31)
Final Price: $0.50 each, when you buy 2
We look for regular ballpoint stick pens to be $0.05 each or less during back-to-school season and retractable pens to be $0.08 or less. Use a coupon from this Sunday’s Smart Source to get them for just over $0.07 each.

 

Staples Graph-Ruled Composition Book, 100 sheets $1.00
Limit 2
We only saw this price once last year, so stock up!

 

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 500 sheets $6.99
Buy 1, Submit for $5.99 Easy Rebate, Limit 2
Use $1.00/1 Staples Multipurpose Paper Ream In-Ad Coupon
Pay $5.99, Submit for $5.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price: Free
The free Staples Easy Rebate paper is back this week! This is a great way to meet your $5.00 minimum to cash in on the school glue, folders and slider pencil cases for a penny each.

Target

Buy 2 Purell Hand Sanitizers, 8 oz $2.08 – $2.38, regular price
Use two $1.00/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz or larger from SS 7/28 (exp 9/22)
Or $1.00/2 – Purell, 8 oz or Larger – (bricks.coupons.com)
Or $1.00/3 Purell Products from SS 7/28 (exp 9/22)
And use one $1.00/2 – Purell Hand Sanitizers, limit one coupon or offer per guest, Target Coupon – (target.com)
Final Price: $0.58-$0.88 each, when you buy 2
Use this awesome coupon stack to get hand sanitizer at the lowest price we’ve seen in the last two years!

 

Up & Up Watercolors, 8 pan $1.00
Use $1.00/4 Up & Up School Supplies, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 8/9)
And use 10% Off – Up & Up Watercolor Paints, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 8/3) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $0.68 each, when you buy 4
We look to stock up on watercolors at $0.75 or less. Remember, each Target mobile coupon may only be used once per phone, so if you would like to take advantage of more, bring along family and friends with smartphones! 

 

Up & Up Washable Markers, 8 ct $1.00
Use $1.00/4 Up & Up School Supplies, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 8/9)
And use 10% Off – Up & Up Markers, 8 or 10 ct, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 8/3) – (cartwheel.target.com) 
Final Price: $0.68 each, when you buy 4
Washable markers tend to cost double than their classic counterparts, so this is an amazing deal, even without the coupons!

 

Up & Up Pointed or Blunt Tip Kid Scissors, 2 ct $1.00
Use $1.00/4 Up & Up School Supplies, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 8/9)
And use 10% Off – Up & Up Markers, 8 or 10 ct, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 8/3) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $0.68 each, when you buy 4
At $0.34 per pair of scissors, this price beats last year’s lowest price by $0.15!

 

 

Kleenex 184 ct Facial Tissues, 4 boxes $5.49
Use $0.50/1 Kleenex Bundle Pack OR (3) Single Boxes, 50 ct or larger from SS 7/14 (exp 8/10)
And use $1.00/1 – Kleenex Multipack Facial Tissue, 4 pk or larger, limit one coupon or offer per guest, Target Coupon – (target.com)
And use 5% Off – Kleenex Facial Tissue, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 8/3) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $3.79
We look for name brand facial tissue to be about half a cent per tissue, so with the triple coupon stack, this fits the bill!

 

Buy 2 Mead Five Star Portfolio $1.00, regular price
Use one $1.00/2 – Mead Five Star Products – (teacherslist.com)
Or $1.00/2 Mead Five Star Products from PG 7/7 (exp 7/31)
And use one $1.00/2 Mead Five Star school supplies, Target Coupon – (target.com)
Or $1.00/2 Mead Five Star school supplies, Target Store Coupon from Back to School Mailer (exp 9/2)
Final Price: Free, when you buy 2 

 

Buy 4 Up & Up Crayons, 24 ct $0.25, regular price
Use one $1.00/4 Up & Up School Supplies, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 8/9)
Final Price: Free, when you buy 4 

 

Buy 2 Up & Up Colored Pencils, 12 ct $0.75, regular price Buy 1 Up & Up Crayons, 24 ct $0.25, regular price
Use one FREE – up & up crayons 24 count when you buy 2 up & up broad tip markets 8 or 10 count, colored pencils 12 or 24 count or crayons 24 count, Target Coupon – (target.com)
And use 15% Off – Up & Up Colored Pencils, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 8/3) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $0.43 each, when you buy all 3

Toys R Us

 

Crayola Crayons, 24 ct $0.25 each, when you buy 4
Limit 8 Boxes
This was the lowest price we saw last year on Crayola markers! If you won’t be heading to a Toys R Us this week, you can price match at Target or Walmart.  

Walgreens

Wexford 2-Pocket Folder $0.10
Limit 10
Paper portfolios are a stock-up at ten cents or under, and this is a great way to buy without meeting a minimum purchase requirement. 

 

Crayola Posterboard, 22″ x 28″ $0.39
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 6
The Dollar Tree carries white posterboard for $0.69, which is usually the lowest price around. $0.39 per sheet is an amazing stock-up price!

 

Paper Mate Highlighters, 6 ct $0.49
We look for highlighters to be a quarter each or less, so under $0.09 each is a bargain. 

 

Purell Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz $1.99
With In-Store Coupon
Use $1.00/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz or larger from SS 7/28 (exp 9/22)
Or $1.00/2 – Purell, 8 oz or Larger – (bricks.coupons.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Purell Hand Sanitizer, $10 or more – (bricks,coupons.com)
Or $1.00/3 Purell Products from SS 7/28 (exp 9/22)
Final Price: $0.99
The lowest price we saw last year on hand sanitizer was just under a dollar, so stock up this week at Stales, Target or Walgreens.

 

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37 thoughts on “2013 Best of Back-to-School Deals: Week of 7/28”

  1. jseg11 says:

    can i print the office depot ad to take to walmart and price match or do i have to take an actual ad from the store?

  2. Florentina says:

    I’ve done that before for the 25c notebooks before. I got a lot until the rewards card actually stopped discounting them after like 20. [No they were not all for me]

  3. MBattista says:

    Has anyone price matched the Crayola deals this week from the Toys R Us ad and stacked them with the Crayola MF and Target coupons? I’m wondering how exactly it will work, since I’m a little confused about the price match policy when using both types of coupons. Their policy says they will match the competitor’s price if the Target coupon doesn’t bring the cost lower than the competitor’s price, and then apply a MF, so does that mean that using the Target coupon will be voided out by the price match and you will only be able to get the benefit of using the MF off the matched price?

  4. CrazyforSavings says:

    Where is the Bic coupon on Facebook? I can’t seem to find it

  5. creativemoma says:

    That’s what I got on Sunday too!

  6. Vanessa Buonopane says:

    At Staples, I just found a coupon that makes the Purell hand sanitizer $0.99 – stack this with one of those coupons KCL mentioned above!!! Makes for a great deal!

  7. ambies186 says:

    where are you finding the toys-r-us deal on the crayons for $.25. I looked online and they are $1.29?

    • They should be $0.25 in store, when you buy 4,with a limit of 8. To check if your store is participating, give them a call or check out your local ad online or the one that came in your Sunday newspaper, if you got it.
      Good luck!

  8. They do differ from region to region, sometimes based on customer buying patterns, when school starts, etc. in your area.

  9. Bummer! Maybe next week you’ll have some awesome ones to make up for it :)

  10. Great! I wish there was one of those close to us!

  11. The limits at Staples are linked to your card, so you probably won’t be able to go over that. However, Staples rebates reset every week and there will likely be another photo paper deal soon!

  12. Awesome! Thanks for the heads up!

  13. Those limits mean one per person per shopping trip, so if you’d like to get more, you can take others along with you to do their own transactions or go different days/ locations.
    If you’re a teacher, ask the management about special arrangements to get more for your classroom at a discount.

  14. Tiffers85 says:

    Can you use either of the Duracell coupons from PG 7/7 or 7/28 at OfficeMax and still get the MaxPerks Bonus Rewards? Just wondering. Thanks.

  15. Ashley says:

    With the Walgreens posterboard, how many coupons do you need? Can you just use one and they all get adjusted, or do you need six?

  16. Amanda says:

    When the Office Max deals say “With $5.00 minimum purchase”, do you have to buy $5.00 worth of stuff for every deal. If I were to purchase 2 1-hole punches and 2 pairs of scissors, do I just need to have $5 worth of other products? TIA

    • No, just $5.00 will get you all the penny deals, up to their limit. For example, you can do:

      Buy 1 OfficeMax Multipurpose Paper, 500 sheets $6.99
      Buy 5 OfficeMax Clear Zipper Binder Pocket $0.01 each
      Buy 2 Westcott Kids Blunt or Pointed Scissors, 5 inch $0.01 each
      Buy 2 OfficeMax 1-Hole Punch with Grip $0.01 each
      Buy 2 Sharpie Accent Assorted Tank-Style Highlighters, 4 ct Free

      Pay $7.08, Receive $6.98 in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards
      Final Price: $0.10

  17. Carmini says:

    i received them via text from Target. Usually you text a word and they reply with a link for coupons. Start by texting SUMMER to 827438

  18. Anonymous says:

    Where do you get the $1.00 /1 Staples multipurpose paper? I checked the weekly and the store and couldn’t find any coupons. The cashier didn’t know about it either. Thanks for your help.

    • Carmini says:

      it must be regional. I didn’t get it in my ad either. Southern California.

      • When in doubt, ask the store manager. Last week, my area didn’t have the in-ad coupon, so I asked the cashier and he pulled up a Staples store app on his phone and scanned the coupon that way.
        Even if it doesn’t work, $1.00 for a ream of paper is still a stellar deal!

  19. RenDeals says:

    Also… 25% Rewards Back until 8/03 not vaild on certain things but Valid on School Supplies !!!

  20. kaylee says:

    Can target mobile coupons be used more than once ? For example, today I used the $1/4 up and up school supplies to get free crayons-would the same coupon work again tomorrow?

  21. DbuddyF@aol.com says:

    ok I need the crayola coupon for 1.00 off 5.00 explained better is that off one item 5.00 or more or can it add up to 5.00 or more ? Oh and I think its over for that coupon but just incase it gets reset I would like to know

    • The coupon says “products”, so it can be several adding up to $5.00 or more. If it was on a single item that needed to be $5.00 or more, it would say “Save $1.00 on any Crayola Product $5.00 or more”.
      We hope it resets for the beginning of August!

      • kimberly says:

        Can you please let me where to find the Westcott Kids Blunt or Pointed Scissors, 5 inch in Office Max paper?

        • creativemoma says:

          It wasn’t in my ad either, so it’s regional. This is the first week that mine was different from the KCL’s. My penny item was the spiral notebooks only.