We scored some great prices at Staples this week! Our secret saving strategy was to get in, get the loss leaders (items priced so low, the retailer loses money), and get out without making impulse buys.

We saved even more than expected because our Staples store had just lowered the price of Bic Xtra Fun Pencils from $3.49 to $1.49 so we didn’t have to price match! We paired the $1.49 sale price with a $1.00 manufacturer coupon from this weeks’ Smart Source newspaper insert and paid only $0.49. (NOTE: Not all Staples locations accept manufacturer coupons.)

Used one $1.00/1Bic Xtra-Fun Pencil Product from SS 8/7

Final Price: $0.49

Limit 5

Final Price: $1.25

Limit 30

Final Price: $0.51

Limit 30

Final Price: $0.51

Total Cost: $2.76 for all 12 Products worth $16.96 before discounts!