This week at Office Depot/OfficeMax we saved 93% on our back-to-school shopping trip! Our secret saving strategy 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 spend $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 your money back.

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

Limit 3

Final Price: $0.50

Limit 3

Used three $0.55/1Paper Mate Pen or Pencil Pack 2 ct or higher from SS 7/31

Final Price: Free

Limit 3

Final Price: $0.75

Limit 3

Final Price: $0.75

Limit 3

Final Price: $0.75

Limit 3

Final Price: $0.75

With $5.00 Minimum Purchase, Limit 3

Final Price: $0.03

Total Cost: $3.53 for all 19 Products worth $48.74 before discounts!