Back-to-school deals are rolling in at the office supply stores! Take advantage of a hot deal you can score right now at Staples. Staples has a 110% price match guarantee. The policy states “If you find a currently available lower price on a new, identical item, show us the lower price when you buy the item at Staples and we will match it plus will discount it by 10% of the difference.” Office Max has two-packs of Paper Mate mechanical pencils listed in their ad for $1.00. Staples has these on sale for $7.00.

According to the way the Staples 110% price match policy is worded, you should be able to get the pencils for $0.40. Click here to read the policy. But this is how the deal worked for me:

At checkout, I presented the Office Max/Depot ad to price match the mechanical pencils. I thought they would automatically apply their “110% price match” but I had to mention it. They also explained that they would only take off an additional 10% of the competitor price and not 10% of the “difference,” as mentioned above. 

Price Match to the Office Max/Depot Sale Price of $1.00

10% Off – Savings from Price Match Guarantee

Final Price: $0.90