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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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It’s that time of year!  For the next two months I’ll give you a round up of all the top back to school deals across the stores on Southern Savers.  I know for some of you it’s hard to think of back to school time, but… if you want to save the most money stocking up now is the way to do it.

Remember: Walmart and Target will price match other stores prices, so if you don’t want to run all over town take all the ads to one place!!

Acorns have been placed next to free or lowest price items in each category.

Folders and Portfolios

  • Publix – Poly 2 Pocket 3 Tang Folder, B1G1 at 79¢ (39¢)
    (starts Wednesday or Thursday)
  • Target – Poly Portfolio 2 Pocket, 50¢
  • Kroger – Mead 5 Star 4 Pocket Portfolio, 1 ct., $1
  • Fred’s – Paper Portfolios, 20¢

Spiral and Composition

  • Fred’s – 1 Subject Notebook College or Wide Ruled, 70 Sheets, 33¢
  • Fred’s – Composition Books, 75¢
  • Staples – Poly-cover composition book or 1-subject 8″x10.5″ notebook, 70 sheets, $1
  • Staples – Sustainable Earth 1-subject notebook or composition book, 100 sheets, $2
  • Staples – Accel 1-subject notebook, $2
  • Office Max – Wireless College, Wide, or Quad-Rule Notebook, 80 Sheets, $1
  • Kroger – Top Flight Wirebound Notebook, 70 sheets, 39¢, limit 10
  • Publix – Top Flight 1 Subject Notebook, 33¢
  • Walmart – Composition Notebook, 40¢
  • Lowes Foods – Top Flight Notebook, 70 Sheets, 79¢

Binders

  • Fred’s – Vinyl Binder, 1 in, $1.50
  • Walmart – 3-Ring Binder, 1 inch, 92¢
  • Lowes Foods – Top Flight Clear View Binder 1 Inch, $2

Paper and Writing Pads

  • Fred’s – Filler Paper, 150 ct., 75¢
  • Lowes Foods – Top Flight Filler Paper, 150 ct., $1
  • Office Max – College or Wide Rule Filler Paper, 300 Sheets, $2
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Staples – 8.5″x11″ Multipurpose Paper, 20 lb, $6.99
    -$6.74 Easy Rebate
    (makes it 25¢)
  • Walmart – Filler Paper, 200 sheets, 97¢
  • Walmart – Wide-Ruled Paper, 150 ct., 75¢

Pencils and Erasers

  • Walmart – Bic Mechanical Pencils, 10 ct., $1.47
  • Walmart – Dixon Pencils, 8 pk., 47¢
  • Walmart – Dixon Pencils, 20 ct., $1.12
  • Fred’s – Yellow Pencils, 10 ct., 50¢
  • Staples – Staples Postscript mechanical pencils, 12 pk., $1
  • Staples – Staples #2 pencils, 72 pk., $5
  • Staple – Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils, 5 pk., 25¢
  • Office Max – B1G1 50% BIC Pencils, Pens, Markers, Highlighters and Wite-Out
  • Kroger – Paper Mate Intro Highlighter, Mechanical Pencils or Mead 5 Star 4 Pocket Portfolio, 6-10 ct. or 1 ct., $1
  • Publix – Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencils, 2 ct., B1G1 at $5.99 ($2.99)
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Publix – Dixon Pencils, 10 ct., 33¢
  • Publix – Bic Mechanical Pencils, 10 ct., $1

Pens

  • Staples – Pilot B2P Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 15 pk., $5
  • Staples – BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pens, 8 pk., 1¢ with $5 minimum purchase
  • Staples – Zebra Sarasa retractable gel pens, medium, 5 pk., $2
  • Staples – Staples All Strata Pens, 5 pk., $2
  • Office Max – B1G1 50% BIC Pencils, Pens, Markers, Highlighters and Wite-Out
  • Office Depot – uni-ball 207 Retractable Gel Pens, 12 pk. 100% Back in Rewards
  • Fred’s – Paper Mate Eagle Pens, 12 ct., $1
  • Fred’s – Fred’s Gel Pens, 3 pk., $1
  • Kroger – Bic Crystal Pens, 10 ct., 89¢
  • Walmart – Bic Crystal Pens, 10 ct., 97¢
  • Walmart – Paper Mate Pens, 10 ct., 97¢

Arts and Crafts

  • Walmart – Construction Paper, 100 sheets, $1.87
  • Target – Crayola Markers or Colored Pencils, 10-12 ct., 99¢
  • Publix – Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct., B1G1 at $2.59 ($1.29) **regional**
  • Publix – Crayola Markers, 8 ct., B1G1 at $3.69 ($1.84) **regional**
  • Walmart – Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct., 97¢
  • Walgreens – Penway Crayons, 24 pk., 39¢ w/ in-ad coupon, limit 3
  • Staples – RoseArt Crayons, 24 pk., 1¢ with $5 minimum purchase
  • Staples – Crayola Washable Markers, Crayons and Watercolors, $2
  • Target – Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons, 12 ct., $4
  • Kroger – Crayola Crayons, 24 ct., 50¢, limit 8
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Publix – Crayola Crayons, 24 ct., 33¢
  • Walmart – Crayola Crayons, 24 ct., 50¢
  • Walmart – CraZart Crayons, 24 ct., 25¢
  • Staples – BIC Great Erase Dry-Erase markers, fine tip, 4 pk., 50¢
  • Staples – Crayola Washable Markers, Crayons and Watercolors, $2
  • Staples – RoseArt Classic Washable Markers, 10 pk., $1
  • Staples – Quartet Re-Writables Dry-Erase markers minis, 6 pk., $2
  • Office Max – Quartet EnduraGlide Black or Assorted Dry Erase Markers, 4 pk., $1
  • Office Max – B1G1 50% BIC Pencils, Pens, Markers, Highlighters and Wite-Out
    -$2 off Bic Mark-It permanent marker, 8 pk.+ printable
  • Office Depot – Mr. Sketch Markers Scented, 12 pk. 100% Back in Rewards
  • Office Depot – B2G1 Free Office Depot Markers & Highlighters
  • Walmart – Crayola Markers, 10 ct., 97¢
  • Walmart – CraZart Washable Markers, 10 ct., 50¢

Highlighters or Sharpies

  • Walgreens – Sharpie Pens 3 or 4 pk. or Permanent Markers , 8 pk., $3.99
  • Staples – Sharpie Permanent Markers, fine tip, black, 5 pk., $1
  • Office Max – Sharpie Black Fine-Point Permanent Markers, 12 pk., $1
  • Target – Sharpie Permanent Markers or Pocket Highlighters, 2 ct., $1
  • Walmart – Sharpie Markers, 3 pk., $1.47
  • Kroger – Paper Mate Intro Highlighter, Mechanical Pencils or Mead 5 Star 4 Pocket Portfolio, 6-10 ct. or 1 ct., $1
  • Publix – Sharpie Accent Highlighter, 4 ct., B1G1 at $3.09 ($1.54)
  • Walmart – Sharpie Skinny Highlighters, 4 pk., $1.47
  • Walmart – Sharpie Regular Highlighters, 4 pk., $1.47
  • Publix – Sharpie Permanent Marker, 8 ct., B1G1 at $7.09 ($3.54)
  • Office Max – B2G1 Free Sharpie and Expo, 4 pk
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Office Depot – Sharpie Permanent Markers, 12 pk. 100% Back in Rewards

Adhesives and Staplers

  • Staples – Staples Glue Sticks, 4 pk., $1
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Staples – Staples School Glue, 1¢ with $5 minimum purchase
  • Staples – Scotch Super Glue Gel, $4.29
    -$1.30 Instant Savings
    -$2.99 easy reabte
    (makes it FREE)
  • Office Max – Office Max Disappearing Purple or White Glue Sticks, 4 pk., 25¢
  • Fred’s – Fred’s Glue Sticks, 3 pk., $1
  • Kroger – Office Works Glue Sticks, 2-4 ct., 99¢
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Publix – Elmer’s School Glue, 4 oz, 33¢
    -.75/1 Elmer’s glue, Upromise eCoupon
    (makes it FREE after college savings)
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Publix – Elmer’s School Glue Sticks, 3 pk., 66¢
    -.75/1 Elmer’s glue, Upromise eCoupon
    (makes it FREE after college savings)
  • Walmart – CraZart Glue Sticks, 3 pk., 25¢
  • Walmart – Elmer’s School Glue, 50¢
  • Walmart – Elmer’s Disappearing Purple Glue, 2 pk., 50¢
  • Walmart – Elmer’s Glue Stick, 10¢
  • Walmart – Elmer’s Glue Sticks, 2 ct., $1
  • Staples – Staples Mini Stapler, $1
  • Office Max – Office Max Mini Stapler or 1-Hole Punch with Grip, $2
  • Office Max – PaperPro Compact Desktop Stapler 100% Back in Rewards
  • Walmart – Small Stapler, 97¢

Scissors and Rulers

  • Staples – Westcott Preferred 7″scissors, $1
  • Staples – Westcott 5″ scissors, 2 pk., $1
  • Fred’s – Scissors, $1
  • Walmart – Scissors, 50¢
  • Target – Fiskars 5 Inch Kid’s Scissors Pointed or Blunt Tip, $1.50
  • Publix – Scotch Scissors, B1G1 at $2.09 ($1.04)
    -$1/3 Scotch-Brite scrub sponge, 3 pk., ScotchTape or Scissors, Command products, or Post-it notes, (zip 77477) printable
    -$2/4 Scotch-Brite scrub sponge, 3 pk., ScotchTape or Scissors, Command products, or Post-it notes, (zip 77477) printable
    -$3/5 Scotch-Brite scrub sponge, 3 pk., ScotchTape or Scissors, Command products, or Post-it notes, (zip 77477) printable
    (use $3/5, makes it 44¢ ea.)

Bags and Other Equipment

  • Staples – 3-hole Binder Punch, $1
  • Lowes Foods- Pencil Top Erasers 30 ct., or Combo Pack, 6 pk., 50¢
  • Walmart – Pencil Box, 97¢
  • Walmart – Pencil Top Erasers, 25 pk., 50¢
  • Staples – Slider Pencil Case, 50¢
  • Fred’s – Fred’s Compass & Protractor Set, $1
  • Walgreens – Backpack or Tote Bag B1G1 at $10.99
    (makes it $5.49 ea.)
    • 1bigsaver

      My Kroger had spirals for .19 and Office Max had dry erase markers for $1 after in ad q

    • Thanks so much for all the deals you post! Our family has made it through some hard times thanks to couponing and I check your site daily! So thanks again!!!

    • Stephanie

      Office Max has (up to) 10 free folders (with or without prongs) with $5.00 minimum purchase this week, before taxes, per household.

    • Melissa

      thanks jenny! 3 of my kids start school in 2 weeks!

    • sue

      When Staples has their penny deals (which is usually limit 2) teachers can get up to 25 at that price. However they changed their policy this year and you have to pay the full price for the remaining 23 and you’ll get the refund back in a rebate check vs. getting the penny price that day in the store.

      • TAA

        Unfortunately, according to 2 different Staples associates, the refund is in the form of Staples Rewards – which has to be spent at Staples, not in the form of a rebate check. HTH!

      • Ssalabarria

        Our Staples is not allowing teachers to do the 25 item limit even with a rebate check here in Fl :(

      • mayerbunch4

        The manager here (TN) said that Staples has changed the policy this year and that you can get up to the 25 limit, but it will be in the form of rewards this year. So you pay the full price, then the difference will be in rewards.

    • Amy

      Walgreens has folder 8/$1 and Walmart in my area(RTP, NC) has spiral notebooks for .17

    • Lynn

      Target also has the spiral, 70 sheets  one subject notebooks for .17

    • CrazyMomOf11

      Thanks Jenny, I am on my way to start some school shopping!

    • Clipcouponmissy

      What is an “easy rebate” at Staples?  

      • Cscathcart

        It’s a way to submit your rebate online.  MUCH easier!  You just the the rebate they print out with your purchase.

    • Lucy2778

      I can’t believe that it’s not mentioned about Toys r Us B1G2 free all crayola markers, crayons, and paper :) that makes twistables crayons $1.99, construction paper $1, pip squeaks markers $1.66.

      • Dana

         How long is that sale going on for?

    • jennaj81

      Does anyone know how to get teacher’s discounts and such when you homeschool?

      • Christina23

        Do you already have your homeschool discount card from the NC website?  You have to be a registered homeschool think, but this is the site http://www.ncdnpe.org/registration/CreateCard.aspx.  I hope this helps.  I haven’t used it before, but stumbled over it during my research about homeschooling.

      • Miranda

        Email Jenny, she would probably know.

      • I have my letter of intent in a clear page protector in my purse at all times. It’s my proof! I homeschool in GA and only get discounts at Office Max and Barnes and Noble – and I only do the discount at Office Max to get the better rebates. I don’t bother most other school supply stores because the only thing they offer to teachers specifically is the sale price on higher amounts of items. I certainly don’t need 25 boxes of crayons when I only homeschool 3 kids :) 

    • Lfleming67

      My walmart in Mt. Juliet Tn had single Elmer glue sticks for .10.  And I got a 12 pack Sharpies at Office Max with an In ad coupon for $1.

    • Alison V.

      hooray!  i love seeing this section!  thanks Jenny!

    • Jenben08

      I think it is worth it to add Publix Top Flight composition books for 50 cents and Paper Mate pens for 50 cents. Those are good deals too and I don’t see them on this list. Just a though :-)

      Thank you for all your hard work!