We’re at it again this week, finding the best back-to-school deals for you! We SAVED over 92% today on our Office Depot/OfficeMax shopping trip. Our secret saving strategy here was to get in, get the loss leaders (items priced so low that the retailer actually loses money), and get out without making impulse buys. Here’s what you need to know about shopping at Office Depot/OfficeMax:

1. If you don’t have an Office Depot/OfficeMax Rewards card, sign up in-store or online.

2. You must reach $5.00 (penny items included) to get the advertised penny prices.

3. To help you reach the $5.00 minimum, look for items with rebates. The out-of-pocket cost may be a little higher, but you get money back.

4. After you’ve reached the $5.00 minimum, STOCK UP and purchase the limit of each penny deal.

This week, in order to be eligible for the penny deals, we spent $5.00 on sale items from this week’s ad, including $0.25 and $1.00 deals.

Limit 3

Final Price: $1.00

Limit 3

Final Price: $2.00

Limit 3

Final Price: $0.50

Limit 3

Final Price: $0.75

Limit 3

Used three $1.00/1Bic Stationery Product from SS 7/24

Final Price: Free

With Minimum $5.00 Purchase, Limit 3

Final Price: $0.03

With Minimum $5.00 Purchase, Limit 3

Final Price: $0.03

With Minimum $5.00 Purchase, Limit 3

Final Price: $0.03

Total Cost: $4.34 for all 20 products worth $56.80 before discounts!