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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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Staples is having their annual Back to School Back to Savings Deal which means a lot of back to school products for only 1 cent or $1!  The one cent deals run Sunday, July 11th, through Wednesday, July 14th but make sure to swing by as early as you can because these products go fast!

Pair these with a $5 off $30 purchase printable coupon they released today.  Grab more staples coupons here.

1¢ Deals

Valid Sunday through Wednesday

2-Pocket Folder with Fasteners (limit 10)
#2 Yellow Pencils, 8 pk. (limit 2)
Staples Multipurpose Paper, 500 ream after easy rebate (limit 2)

$1 Deals

BIC Atlantis Ballpoint Pens, 4 pk.
Staples Mini Stapler
Staples Translucent Pencil Box
Staples Hype! Grip Highlighters, 6 pk.
Westcott Pointed Scissors, 5 in.
Staples Glue Sticks, 26 oz. 4 pk.
Post-It Novelty Shaped Notes, 2 pk.
Rose Art Colored Pencils, 15 pk.
Scotch Magic Tape, 3pk 4×675 in.
Quartet Dry Erase Board, 8.5×11 in.
Staples #10 Pull & Seal Envelopes, 25 pk.
Staples Photo Supreme Paper, 8.5×11 in. 50 pk.

Other Deal

25-50% off all Backpacks

A Personal Note:  Staples corporate has a VERY bad track record of releasing coupons and then deciding not to honor them in the store when we all come in with it.  If your store states that they will not honor the coupon please know that I only link to coupons directly from the store (note the url is staples.com).  Do not allow them to tell you this is a fraudulent coupon.

    • Sshoulders

      I've been told you must make a $5 purchase in order to get the penny items. :(

      • AT

        Yes, that is what is states on the ad.

        • Sshoulders

          I have not seen the actual ad. Is the $5 off $30 in it as well?

          • Kim

            yes and some other coupons too

            • Lori B.

              My only problem with the $5/$30 coupon is I can't use it to buy HP ink. I had a scenerio worked out to get the 10 folders $.01/ea., 2 pks pencils $.01/ea., 2 reams paper $4.99/ea. (& then get the rebate back), & an Hp ink cartridge $14.99. I was going to use the $5 coupon & a $18 rewards rebate check I have & only have to pay $4. I got very excited until I read the fine print when I printed my coupon. :( it's only HP ink that's you can't use the coupon with.

    • Jrsbus

      jenny i have not shopped staples since the 25 dollar free marker problems and have been happy to tell them that via customer no service and when they ask via telephone calls from my emails asking why i want my card cancelled my shppers card canceled. office max and office depot all the way.

    • Wendy

      Be careful on the backpacks. I bought two last year during the “get 100% of the backpack price back in Staples rewards” along with 50% off backpacks promotion. One backpack was fine, but the other's zipper fell apart about 2 weeks into school. The backpack was clean and obviously not abused, but the store gave me the hardest time about returning it since they don't normally carry these backpacks year round. Finally they reluctantly gave me a $20 gift card to return the backpack. I couldn't believe they gave me such a hard time over $20. I have never had any other issues before, but that one left a big impression on me. I am wary of those deals now.

      • ckb5

        I also had one of their backpacks fall apart. The original price on it was higher than I usually spend on backpacks for the kids, so I thought it would be a good-quality one, but it didn't last long at all.

      • Just me

        I started buying my kids Jansport backpacks when they were in 3rd grade and Jansport stands behind their lifetime guarantee. Thus far our family has purchased 5 Jansport packs (first one was dh's prekids in mid 1980's) of that number 1 had to be replaced and 1 had to be repaired by the company. If there is anyway you can swing it financially, I heartily recommend Jansport because of that warranty. My kids used the packs I bought them from 3rd grade through the time they needed one w/ a laptop sleeve and then alternated between the 2 depending on whether they needed the laptop that day. The bags are price-y in the beginning but really 2 bookbags per kid for 14 years of school (through college) for the older kid and 12 years (2 years of college so far) for younger kid is very cost effective!

        • Popecoupons

          I agree completely with jansport. I am still using a backpack that my mom bought me my freshmen year of high school. I used it 4 years of high school, 4 years of college and still use it for outings with the kiddos. It has held up really well. I even run it through the washing machine. I should say that my freshmen year of highschool was 1992! I love to brag to people that my backpack is 18 years old! Jansport is the way to go!

          • jaismom23

            I totally agree! I still have my Jansport from 8th grade and I'm 30!!

    • Faithshea

      Staples will usually allow teachers/parapros (with school ID or their teacher card that you sign up for) to buy more than the limit. I can't remember if it's 20 or 30 item limit, but it is more (so they can have a class room set). Our local Staples (Brunwick,GA) usually has great customer servics.

      • Kim

        I think the limit is 30. I always stock up on the folders but I go early to avoid the stares from grumpy people!

      • Just me

        Last time I tried to use my Teacher Reward card to exceed the limit (I think this spring) I was told that they no longer do this.

      • Carla

        And they are really good about restocking during the week when they run out.

    • Melanie

      Just wanted to add my two cents….sometimes the deals at Staples seem very enticing. I went for some good deals in January, and I am positive that I did everything I was supposed to do as far as registering my info online…and it was a PAIN to do….filling out zillions of numbers….. I should have received two different rebate-type situations, and neither of them arrived. Fortunately, I had saved the ad and other info, because I did have quite an investment in the products I bought. Long story short, I called, and only because I called, I did get one of the rebates sent to me, but they would not honor the other one. I hate to say it, but I am no longer doing business with Staples.

      • Carla

        The rebates come on what looks to be a postcard. It can get easily be confused as junk mail. I almost threw the first one I received away. I have done rebates with them dozens of times and have always received the rebate. Sorry you had such a bad experience.

    • Beth

      Is it better to go ahead and start purchasing school supplies now with the sales or when the state has tax free day?

      • RachelinGreenville

        if items you need are a penny, then purchase them NOW. What's the most you can save without having to pay tax on an item. Usually taxes aren't above 7%. So if by purchasing an item now you are saving more than the 7%, GO FOR IT!! They may be on sale next month when your state's tax free weekend/day is, but it may not be.

    • Lrae17

      Does anyone know if the penny and dollar items count toward the $5 off $30 purchase? The coupon states, “Minimum purchase requirement of $30 must be met with purchases to which no other instant savings offer applies.” Are the penny and dollar items considered “instant savings”. Not sure how to interpret the lingo. Thanks!

    • Sarah

      The $.01 deals require a $5 purchase. Hopefully the 'regular price' of the ream of paper will count toward the $5 purchase (reg. price, I think is $4.98). Otherwise, some of the $1 deals are pretty decent so I'll stock up on those.

    • jessica1970

      Does anyone know if teachers are an exception to any of these? In the past, teachers (with valid ID and recent paystub) could get double the limit.

      • Amy

        Last year my husband bought 150 folders at the 1 penny price!

      • Barnesfam03

        I called my staples today (nashville, tn) and they said (via corporate) the limits for teachers this year is 25 per item (folders, pencils, and paper). You have to show your teachers reward card, and valid ID.

        • Kim

          Yes…25 folders is the limit (here's hoping for only 25 kids!). No help with the 2 limit on the $1 scissors. After driving 40 minutes to Staples I was not happy with their limits this year. They said it was due to the economy which is why I was there in the first place to purchase supplies for my classroom that were not purchased by the school and/or families cannot afford to purchase. I remember when there wasn't a limit…oh, well. I think I will see who will price match their ad.

    • Stacy Coupons

      Do you have to have a special card if you are a teacher to be able to go over the limit?

      • Tleisten

        yes–you need the Teacher Reward card

        • Loveeveryone

          how do you get one of these. I work as a teachers assistant could I recieve this as well.

    • Sarah

      Office Depot has a better q: $10 off $25. My local Staples takes their coupons.

    • Beckyhill216

      To make the deal on the Post-It pads even better, use the manufacturer's q in the Publix Smart Savings coupon flyer for -$1/2 Post It Pads to make the $1 package of Post Its only 50 cents!

    • Kim

      I called my local Staples and asked about the limits for the sale items. They said teachers with the Staples Teachers Rewards Card can get more than the stated limits in the ad. You just need to show your Rewards Card. I am going to bring my work ID as well. I will be there at 10 when they open! The BIC pens for $1 will go great with the $1 coupons I printed a while back–free pens!

    • Mandalynne81

      With the 1 cent items you have to do a $5 purchase first

    • TF

      Just got back!

      My teacher husband is sick in bed so I couldn't take advantage of his teacher discount for us or his room, but here are my deals:
      (2) reams of white paper: 4.99/each
      (1) Photo paper: 14.99
      (10) folders: 0.01/each
      (2) glue stick packages: 1.00/each
      (1) scotch tape: 1.00
      (1) envelopes: 1.00
      -$5/off coupon
      TOTAL: $26.32 (with tax)
      -Rebates ($24.95)
      GRAND TOTAL: $2.37
      yeah!!!!!!!!!

    • Jess

      Great deals!! I got $25 worth of stuff that included my 2 reams of paper. They let me use a -$10/$25 from Office Depot and I will get the $10 back from the paper rebates! Total of $5:)

    • Sexy1967rose

      how do i get coupons in the mail? i saw it advertised, but; i did not find where to sign up for coupon by mail. this will be a blessing for me, becuase; my printer does not work and i need coupon to cut the cost of grocery and boys clothing for back to school. i'm experencing 2 growth sperts before back to school shopping is done yall that is very hard on a single moms pocket .thanks Rose Simmons 187 Seaside Road, St. Helena Island, SC 29920

      • scshopper

        There are apparently many ways to get coupons in the mail. I haven't figured them all out, but some coupons come to my Inbox in my email. If you are planning to do a lot of couponing, set up a separate email account just for coupons and sales. Then go to your favorite stores, manufacturer's etc. and sign up for their newsletters. For example, I have the Staples Rewards card and signed up for their emails to get notification of sales. Jenny (wonderful, wonderful Jenny) frequently has the links to most coupons. Just keep asking and reading the blogs and messages. I pick up new ideas every time I log on. Good luck!!!

    • Brittany

      I got the coupon in the sunday paper.

    • Kpb1674

      Went to Staples yesterday & got all the advertised deals I needed. However..the store in Murfreesboro, Tn made it a little trickier by “hiding” the stuff around the store in small bins. I had to ask a VERY NICE sales associate about four times to show me where different things were.

    • scshopper

      There are apparently many ways to get coupons in the mail. I haven't figured them all out, but some coupons come to my Inbox in my email. If you are planning to do a lot of couponing, set up a separate email account just for coupons and sales. Then go to your favorite stores, manufacturer's etc. and sign up for their newsletters. For example, I have the Staples Rewards card and signed up for their emails to get notification of sales. Jenny (wonderful, wonderful Jenny) frequently has the links to most coupons. Just keep asking and reading the blogs and messages. I pick up new ideas every time I log on. Good luck!!!