Staples & Office Depot Back to School Deal {8/24 – 8/29}

If you’re looking for good deals on school supplies, this is the place to be!  Each week we’ll be posting the BEST Back to School Deals around town.

Here’s this week’s Office Supply Store Back-to-School Deals Roundup and make sure you check out our 6 Tips for Back to School Shopping on a Budget!


 110% Lowest price guarantee for school supplies. Valid through 9/19/15

Staples Deals

School Supply deals this week

Staples USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 16GB: $5.99

Staples USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 32GB: $10.99

Staples USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 64GB: $19.99

In Ad Coupon

15% off Your regular-priced in-store purchase

$10/$60 HP ink

$25/$100 HP ink


Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 500/Ream: $7.79
$7.79 – $4.79 easy rebate = $3
Final Price: $3 (look for additional coupon on Sunday)

Keurig K10 Mini Plus Coffee Brewer: $79.99

Get $20 Gift Card

Final Price: $59.99

Office Depot OfficeMax Deals

FREE Deal this Week:

Expo Chisel-Tip Dry Erase Markers, 4 pk: $1
$1.00/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 4 ct or Larger Only (exp 09/20/15)
While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household
Final Price: FREE

Extreme Deals

While supplies last. No rainchecks

Office Depot Brand 2-Pocket Paper Folders: $0.01 *Limit 10 per household. $5 minimum purchase

Office Depot Brand Eraser Caps, 12-PK: $0.01 *Limit 3 per household. $5 minimum purchase

Office Depot Brand Multipurpose Paper Ream: $7.28
Save: $1.29 instantly
$5.99 Mail-In Savings
Final Price: $0.01
Limit 2 per household.
School Supply deals this week

(While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household)

Sharpie Fine Permanent Markers, 5 pk: $1
$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 3 ct or Larger Only (exp 09/20/15)
Final Price: $0.25

Scholastic Glue Sticks, 4 pk: $0.50

Clear Pencil Box: $0.50

Office Depot Brand Poly Cover Composition Books: $1

No Limits School Supply Deals

Office Depot Brand Graph Filler Paper: $1

Office Depot Brand Graph Wireless Notebook: $1

BIC Wite-Out Quick Dry & Extra Coverage Correction Fluid, 2 pk: $2
$1/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS  (Regional)
Final Price: $1.50

Pentel Hi-Polymer Erasers, 3 – 4 ct: $2

ALL BIC Mechanical Pencils, 24 pk: $3

$1/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-2-15 SS  (Regional)

Final Cost: $2.50

Ticonderoga Pencils, 24 pk: $3

Lexar JumpDrive USB Flash Drives, 16GB: $4.99

Paper Mate InkJoy 300 RT Retractable Pens: $6

$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pens – 7-26-15 SS; Excludes 2 in 1 Stylus Pen

Final Price: $5.45

ALL Crayola Washables: B2G1

Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn USB Flash Drive, 64GB: $19.99

30% off All School Backpacks



Office Depot & OfficeMax Brand Binder Clips, 36 pk: $1

ALL Knowledge Adventures Software: $9.99

Brother P-Touch Handheld Label Maker: $10

ALL HP & Epson Photo & Presentation Paper: 50% off

ALL Office Depot Brand 10-Ream Case Paper: B2G1

Limit 2 offers per household

McAfee Internet Security: $24.99

McAfee Total Protection: $29.99

WordPerfect Office X7 Home & Student Edition: $49.99


- Thanks for helping pull this list together, ThisMommySavesMoney!

Tax Free Shopping Holidays by State (It’s Tennessee Tax Free Weekend!)


Tax Free Shopping days are coming – Tennessee’s is THIS WEEKEND!

Here’s a list of the days and details for each state!  Tennessee sales tax is a whopping nearly 10% – so this is a HUGE discount if you’re planning to make a big purchase.  Tennessee’s Tax-Free Holiday is August 7-August 9 and applies to the following merchandise:

  • Clothes under $100, School and Art Supplies under $100, Computers under $1500

Thanks to Surviving a Teacher’s Salary for helping us put this list together!

ALABAMA- August 7-9 (clothing, supplies, computers, books)

ARKANSAS- August 1-2 (clothing, supplies)

CONNECTICUT – August 16-22 (clothing, footwear)

FLORIDA-August 7-16

GEORGIA – July 31 – August 1 (clothing, supplies, computers)

IOWA- August 7-8 (clothing)

MARYLAND- August 9-15 (clothing, footwear)

MISSISSIPPI- July 31-August 1 (clothing, footwear)

MISSOURI- August 7-9 (clothing, computers, supplies)

NEW MEXICO- August 7-9 (clothing, computers, supplies)

OHIO- August 7-9 (clothing, supplies, instructional materials)

OKLAHOMA- August 7-9 (clothing)

SOUTH CAROLINA- August 7-9 (clothing, computer, supplies)

TENNESSEE- August 7-9 (clothing, computer, supplies)

TEXAS- August 7-9 (clothing, backpacks, supplies)

VIRGINIA- August 7-9 (clothing, supplies)



And if you’re more into shopping ONLINE – make sure you prepare yourself for the Amazon Prime Day, which is going to be something along the lines of a Black Friday event for Amazon Prime members only….  can’t wait to see what they’ll offer!

Freeze School Lunches | Make a Week of Sandwiches in One Night

Are you bad at mornings?  Here’s a great tip for making school lunches in advance!

I’m a terrible morning person, and an incorrigible night owl.  Give me something I can do at night so I can sleep in 5 more minutes, and I’m sold.  This is one of those tips that might just change your life if you’re a night owl….

Make the whole week’s worth of school lunch sanwiches ahead of time.  Then put each one in a ziploc bag and store in the freezer. When you toss them in the kids’ lunch bag the next morning, it will be perfectly thawed and soft by lunchtime!

I’ve done this for my kids for the last couple years – and was worried at first that it would get soggy from freezing and thawing.  They said no – that it tasted soft and normal – so I give it a thumbs up!  Their lunch bags are a lot like this one here.

*For sandwiches with condiments, leave them plain and include packets of mayo, etc.. in their lunchbox.

I have some picky kids who only like peanut butter, or ones who like turkey and cheese, etc…  To tell the difference, I draw faces on the baggies in permanent markers in different colors.  You can also write an initial on the bag, or whatever you want – but come on, these are just fun… :)


I bet this would also be handy for those of you with kids in sports who do sandwiches for supper once in awhile – just stock a corner of your freezer with grab-n-go sammies and save yourself the hassle when you’re in a crunch!

Do you have any little tips that make your life run more smoothly?  Please share them with us so we can try them out on our families!!

Backpacks for Teen Girls | Cute Styles from $5.99!

Looking for a cool backpack for your teen/tween girl? Amazon has lots of backpacks for teen girls on sale right now – some for as low as $7.99!  Here’s an updated roundup for this week – but also check out these Kavu bag deals and these SUPER affordable Sling Bags that are only $5.99 :)
  • 100% Polyester
  • 15″ shoulder drop
  • Hand Wash
  • 16″ high and 13″ wide
This price dropped back down again!!
  • Drawstring closure
  • Dimensions with 11.8 x 16.5 x 4.7 inches (W x H x D). Carrying up to 1,100 cubic inches or 15 lbs.
  • Multi Compartment: Main drawstring closure compartment, zippered internal pocket, interior organizing panel for cards, interior organized padded 15.6 inches laptop sleeve, one exterior front zipper pockets.




Trailmaker Girls Backpacks (TONS of prints and colors!) - $7.99 Shipped

Generally 5-Star Rated!!! Comes with storage compartments and pencil pouch!




High Sierra Fat Boy Backpack - prices from $21.99 Shipped (Reg $60) *Varies by color


  • Large, multi-compartment design
  • Premium organizer with multiple pockets and key fob
  • Media pocket with headphone port
  • S-shaped, padded Vapel mesh shoulder straps with Suspension System and integrated media pocket
  • Attach extra gear with monster hook


Roxy Shadow Swell Backpack - $35.02 Shipped (Reg $44)


  • Zipper closure
  • 15″ shoulder drop
  • 20″ high and 13″ wide
  • Sunglass stash pocket
  • Storage compartment


Eshops Casual Daypack Backpack – $12.93 Shipped

  • Material: nylon and oxford fabric
  • Size: 17.1″x11.3″x4.8″(HxLxW)
  • Attribute: Waterproof, durable, adjustable shoulder straps

Product Description

The Jansport Superbreak Backpack’s proven design and not-too-huge sizing will make it the big bag on campus…again. With plenty of space for books, workout clothes, or the day’s provisions (and no extra clutter), the Superbreak works as nicely in the commuter circuit as it does on campus. Jansport designed this simple, durable daypack with 2/3-length back panel padding for cushioning while you navigate a sea of students. The front accessory pocket includes a built in media sleeve, so you can rock out from point A to point B.