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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 Deals

Here are the deals that start 7/17 at Staples. This is prime time for back to school deals so if you have little ones or just need office supplies, this is the best time of year to stock up.

Savings Pass

  • Buy a Back to School Savings Pass for $10 and get 15% off school supplies, backpacks & calculators
    (This only a “deal” if you plan to spend a total of $67 or more over the next few weeks)

Sunday to Wednesday

  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Sharpie Accent Highlighters, 2 pk., 1¢ Limit 2
    With $5 minimum purchase
  • This is a great deal. Stock up!#2 Yellow Pencils, 8 pk., 1¢ Limit 2
    With $5 minimum purchase
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Staples 3″ x 5″ White Lined Index Cards, 100 pk., 1¢ Limit 2
    With $5 minimum purchase

Week Long Deals

  • 50% back in Staples Rewards WYB any ALREADY discounted backpacks Limit 1
  • Avery 5-tab Insertable Dividers 50¢ Limit 2
  • Staples Poly 1-Subject 8″ x 10.5″ Notebook 50¢ Limit 2
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Staples Photo Plus 4″ x 6″ Paper, 60 sheets, $9.99 Limit 2
    $9.49 Easy Rebate
    (makes it 50¢ after Easy Rebate)
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Pentel RSVP Ballpoint Pens, 5 pk., $4 Limit 1
    $4 Easy Rebate
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Pentel EnerGel-X gel pens printable
    (makes it FREE after Easy Rebate)
  • Staples 3″ x 5″ Memo Book, 80 sheets, $1 Limit 2
  • Dry Erase Board w/ Marker, 5.5″ x 8.5″, $1 Limit 2
  • Staples 3″ x 5″ Memo Book w/ Magnetic Closure, 60 sheets, $1 Limit 2
  • Hammermill 8.5″ x 11″ CopyPlus Copy Paper, 500 sheets, $5.99 Limit 2
    $4.99 Easy Rebate
    (makes it $1 after Easy Rebate)
  • Staples Assorted Mechanical Pencils, .7 mm 12 pk., $1 Limit 2
  • Avery 1″ Black and Blue Durable Binder $1 Limit 2
  • BIC Clic Stic Ballpoint Pens, 5 pk., $1 Limit 2
  • Paper Mate Profile Ballpoint Pens, 4 pk., $1 Limit 2
  • BIC Wite-Out Correction Tape, 2 pk., $2 Limit 2
  • Avery 1″ Durable View Binder $2 Limit 2
  • Top Wire 8″ x 5″ Writing Pad, 80 sheets, $2 Limit 2
  • Staples 5″ x 3″ Memo Books, 5 pk. 75 sheets ea., $2 Limit 2
  • 8.5″ x 11″ Monthly Calendar Dry-Erase Board with Marker $3
  • Master Lock Combination Lock $3
  • Scotch Magic Invisible Tape, 3 pk. 3/4″ x 300″, $3
  • Energel Xpress Retractable Rollerball Pens $3 Limit 2
  • Security Envelopes,#6 3/4, 125 pk., $3
  • Scotch Moving and Storage Tape, 3 pk., $5
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Scotch packaging tape printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Scotch packing tape printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Scotch Packaging tape printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Scotch packing tape roll, SS 5/22
  • Sharpie Felt-Tip Pens, 6 pk., $5
    • Alicia

      In Pensacola Florida, our Staples ups the limit of the penny items to 25 if you are a teacher and show your school ID.  I'm not sure if that is company wide!

      • sassafras

        Worked for me in Concord, NC! :-)

        • Cjmilburn06

          Got my Penny items this morning! Deal idea for teachers: 25 of each of the 3 penny items, RSVP pens for $4 (Free after rebate), and any other item for $1 to make it to $5 (the penny items don't count toward the $5 I tried) Total oop after rebate is 1.75. Before I added my extra filler item my total was over $100…after it was just over $6. Then I will get $4 of it back. So excited!

      • Naomi

        Yup same thing in South Florida.  25 limit for teachers with ID.

      • Darci

        Homeschoolers can also get the teacher limits (at my store, anyway) by showing your accountability group ID.

      • Cjmilburn06

        My staples in Nashville, TN did the 25 limit as well for teachers. I have been trying to stock up on these penny items for my kids. I teach in a lower income area and now my kids won't have an excuse for not having a supply, I can afford to just give them one. Mine are also Penny Items! woo hoo!

    • Sharon

      At the Staples here in Sumter, SC–the pencils are going to be 10 cents and not a penny. When I questioned the cashier about it, she stated that this was new. My Staples also allows for the 25 packs for teachers.

      • Rhoadesaa

        All the 1 cent deals Jenny listed above are adverstised as 10 cent deals for Brunswick & Waycross, GA as well.

        • Sillysnicks

          and in Asheville, NC too

    • Renee

      I got there 15% off coupon that they are selling for $10 at the store sent to me in the mail, saying it is for their best customers.  Thanks Staples!

      • Renee

        Their coupon, not there coupon!

      • Lyndsey

        I got one too and used it today on binders that were buy 2 get one free.I can use it once a day everyday until Sept.

    • Mommyking

      Can you get the hammermill paper to meet the $5 minimum even though you are getting most of that back?

      • heather

        Yes you can!

      • Tracey

        Yes I did this last week with the staples paper.

      • Mommyking

        Perfect!  Thanks for the help.

      • Lani

        It's a mail in rebate though, not instant. Just be aware you will pay full price at the register.

    • Hasims

      Do I have to spend $5 for each .01 item that I buy, or once I hit $5 can I get 2 of each penny item?

      • Rhiannon353

        You just need to have $5 in other stuff and then you can get the 2 of each penny item.

        • Janeta68

          which makes the penny item SWEET for teachers. I spend 5.00 and then get 25 of EACH penny item. Total spent is 5.79 for a ton of stuff!

    • Sillysnicks

      I am confused as to how this works:
      Pentel RSVP Ballpoint Pens, 5 pk., $4 Limit 1

      $4 Easy Rebate

      -$1 off Pentel EnerGel-X gel pens Does this coupon really go with these pens?  They don't seem to be the same…maybe I am missing something!

      • CJ

        I thought the same thing, not sure it's a match.

      • Shelley

        Its a match! I used it today.

      • Lani

        They didn't let me use it at my Staples, the pens are for another type, so you get the RSVP with the Staples mail in rebate OR you get the $1.00 off, they couldn't be combined at my local store.  It seems that nothing is consistent in each store, which makes it frustrating.  After doing the math, I ended up taking a lot of the items back, they were cheaper at Wal-Mart and NO rebates.  I'm not going to waste my time mailing this in and wait 6 weeks for a few dollars in the mail.

    • For the penny items, do you get charged the tax on the full price or just the penny?

      • Beck

        just the penny

    • Agiacomelli430

      At my Staples in Snellville, Ga. I was able to get 25 with my teacher's id. Office Max is only doubling the limit. (It is their new policy.)

    • Kli1984

      The store in Mooresville, NC says they do not have the penny stuff this week.

      • Sillysnicks

        I am also in NC and cannot find the penny deals in my ad or any other ad I look at using a different zip code.  I have been confused for hours!

        • paravel43

          Me too, in Greenville. My specials do not line up with these at all. I asked and she said they will have penny deals next week. My only real deal was the highlighters with easy rebate making them free.

      • Alacia

        Thanks for the heads up! :)

    • ben

      I can't find the penny deals anywhere on Staples website even when I use different zip codes from different states just so I can look at what other regions are offering.  What city or zip are you seeing the 1 cent deals in?  It looks like no one else can find them??

      • Sillysnicks

        I'm with you…anyone have a valid zip code with an ad with ANY penny items?  Every ad I have looked at has items for .50 and $1 nothing for a penny!?!

        • 75piglet

          try 35242.  Just went to their site & saw next weeks ad & they have it online. HTH.

      • ChristyMy

        Try 35226 (Birmingham, AL). HTH!

    • NgsM

      Should be mentioned on your site SS, that penny deals are only after $5 purchase!!

    • 75piglet

      try 35242.  Just went to their site & saw next weeks ad & they have it online. HTH.

    • Carolinablueyes84

      Its says “with $5 minimum purchase” Scroll up and try again…

      • Mrballs

        i cant wait to meet you, at eagle landing

    • couponmama

      Glad I read the comments below…looks like Asheville didn't rate the penny items. I don't see any for 10 cents either, as some mentioned. At least I won't be disappointed when I go in the store!

      • Sillysnicks

        I called the Asheville store and asked why the ad didn't have the penny sale (no stores in WNC did) and the guy told me the smaller markets were given different ads.  Boooo!  Is what I say!  The closest for me for penny deals is Greer, SC but with the cost of gas it isn't worth it!

        • couponmama

          Yes, it's just disappointing, especially knowing other areas got better deals. Seems unfair…kinda like the CVS pepsi deal, where a select few got the coupon. It ends up making the other customers (such as our “small market”) feel as if we're somehow second-rate customers.

          • Wendy

            I am in Dallas.  We did not have the penny items.  Are we a smaller market?

            • Sillysnicks

              LOL I guess not!  I don't know why some places had different ads.  Seems like more work on their part in my opinion and def. makes me think a little differently about Staples!

        • Susan

          Could it be in relation to when the public schools are back in session?  We have the ad Jenny lists here in N. Georgia, but my kids return to school on Aug. 11.  I know my relatives in WNC are much later in the month.

    • Rob_and_jackee_simmons

      There is also a case of paper for $9.99 after rewards.  It's regularly $35.99.  Staples will also deliver on orders over $75.  Also, you can get $5 in rewards this week for recycling ink cartridges and buying $50 in ink.  Coupled with the $10 off $50 in ink coupon that expires TODAY, it's a sweet deal!

      • Kristin

        Usually there is a maximum of 10 ink cartridges per month.  Does that mean we could get a max of $50 back in rewards just for recycling this month?  I did this last month and got $40 back, but it the ad doesn't specify this week…

    • Amy M

      Has anyone tried price matching an ad from a different region on the penny items?

      • imnicole2

        I made my trip to staples this morning in NC… my store had NO penny items.

      • Alicia

        I price matched today.  My store in Pensacola didn't have the penny items in their ad, but I looked at the store in Daphne, Alabama and they did, so the manager at the Pensacola Staples price matched…. They only had the index cards because they hadn't received the truck with the other penny items!

    • Lisa

      This ad is completely different from the one I received in my Sunday paper. ????? Is this very regional or are they unadvertised deals? I'm in Orlando Florida

    • Christy

      It is Teacher Rewards today in north/central Georgia.  Show your school ID and you can get 25 penny items for 25 cents.  I just bought 25 packs of pencils, 25 packs of highlighters and 25 packs of index cards for 25 cents.  For less than a buck, I stocked up on basic items.

    • Gina Marie v.

      This is the wrong circular for this week. Went to staples today and they said that they think this next weeks circular, just fyi.

      • momto2boys

        Not at my store…it matches exactly what was on sale here.

    • Shelley

      I went to Staples this morning to make sure I got the photo paper for $0.50 and to my surprise they had Charmin 16 double rolls on sale for $4.99!!!

      • Taydeb

        Got two packs today along with a $1 off 2 coupon. THANK YOU! Just goes to show it pays to read thru the comments!

    • NGAMom

      While I love the fact that teachers don't have to spend so much out of pocket to help with supplies, in less than two minutes at the store near me swarms of teachers had wiped out all the penny items.  I had to literally beg one person for 2 pkgs of hi-liters.  What an awful experience.

      • darbe

        sorry for that experience! my store in palm bay fl had tons of items tonight

    • Lauras1227

      the deals for sunday to wednesday are not good at the store. Which was very disappointing as a teacher!

      • Wendy

        I found the same thing. was true at my store.

    • Blah

      No penny item in Tampa fl this week.

    • Grammar Girl

      Our Staples allows teachers to buy 25 of the penny items. I don't know if all Staples do this or not, but it's worth looking into. You DO need your teacher ID. :)

      • Princesscheryl05

        We do require teacher ID, staples teacher rewards card, or some proof that you do work for a school system.

    • Bcohen

      Charlotte Staples doesn't have the penny items.  Very disappointing.

    • Denise

      No penny deals this week in the suburbs of Chicago.

    • Alicia

      I'm in Pensacola Florida, and I was at Staples earlier today looking for the penny items.  They didn't have them, but one of the employees stated that the items that were penny items other places will be penny items next week at our store.  I pulled up a store's ad  that it 45 minutes away on my phone, and showed the manager that they have penny items this week; and he gave me the items for a penny today.  If you're store isn't having a penny item this week, hopefully you will next week!

    • Silveryoung1

      Maybe my math is in error, but when you buy the 15%off card for $10, I don't think you start saving till after $77 dollars, not 67, because of the $10 cost of the card.

      • Silveryoung1

        We did buy one, BTW, since the out of pocket for the paper/photo paper rebates is so high, and we bought a back pack.

      • couponmama

        Fifteen percent of 67 is 10 dollars, so that's the amount you need to spend just to recoup the cost of the card. One thing to note, I've been told that Staples easy rebates deduct coupon amounts from the rebate, so if you'll get less on your actual rebate, though you did save it up front (just keeps us from making money on the rebate deals).

        • Silveryoung1

          We did wonder about that (deducting from the rebate). Wasn't sure how much I'd get back on the 50% part of the backpack for rewards, figured it would be after the 15% was deducted from the purchase price. So will the 15% be deducted from the rebate, even though it wasn't a coupon? No penny deals this week, the manager said no penny deals anywhere in Montana.  She emphasized they did have the dollar deals (99cents difference- ha ha- too bad we all were expecting to pay 99cents less for some things.) I'm much happier with Staples on many levels compared to Office Depot!

        • Princesscheryl05

          this is actually incorrect. The coupons come off at the registers and does not effect the rebate, unless you pay with staples rewards. ( they assume that you are not going to do the rebate.) If you pay with staples rewards you only get it back in staples rewards.

    • Judithlk1959

      Had .10 items this week in Brunswick Ga. and teachers are allowed to get 25 of each deal. Usually I have had to only show my check stub. Today I was purchasing cordless phone and other things besides the deals.Would not accept my pay stub. When I gave them my rewards phone # it said I was employed with some upholstery dealer, which I have never done. They did not let me have the deals or try to fix my rewards card. I bought nothing. Let it with them.

      • Princesscheryl05

        i work at a staples in acworth, ga and we are supposed to take any form of proof of ppl being teachers/educators.

    • Melissa

      No penny items in Ocala, FL, I was frustrated but I'll stay hopeful for next week from reading other posts below :)

    • momto2boys

      They had all the penny items is the Anderson SC store.  I stocked up on them all…I am donating to church school supply drive!  Homeschoolers qualify for the increased teacher limit of 25.

    • Rlc630

      Penny items are not in Florida.  The store manager said they would be available next week.

      • darbe

        I live in central fl and bought all the penny items today, maybe just not where you are in FL

    • Klonghall

      I wonder if this means that they are not going to do the 100% back in Staples Rewards on backpacks like they have done the past 2 years.  50% is good, but 100% was better.  That makes me rethink where to buy the new backpack my oldest needs.

    • Fireyred

      In VA the Staples back to school card is only $5 and you get 15% off with it as well.  I wonder why it is different amounts in different areas.

    • Judithlk1959

      This is a problem, as there is an inconsistency in policy not just from store to store, but
      also from manager to manager or cashier to cashier. I was denied getting the .10 items yesterday because I didn't have anything to prove I was a teacher put my pay stub, and they would not accept that. Yet, my sister in law had used her pay stub as proof on Tuesday. My time is too precious to make trips to stores that have inconsistent policy.

      • Courtney

        I have a Staples Teacher Rewards Card — I completed the paperwork at the store.  When they have limits (ex. limit 2 for penny sales), I am allowed to buy 25 items at the sale price.

      • momto2boys

        You can also go online and change your staples card to a teacher card and get the teacher limits.

    • Bbdmcoupons

      No Penny deals  in wilmington, nc store…they said they have these sales every other week but not this week…disappointed…since I had to drive to another town to get these :(

    • Sweepsgirl

      I have a 50% Staples Coupon for Scotch Packing & Storage Tape – can be combined with man. coupon! http://reg.e.staples.com/c/s/t

    • Cdfallon

      Staples in Midtown Charlotte didn't know anything about the penny items and looked at me like I was crazy.
      :(

    • Stephanie

      I told the Staples here, in Dallas that I found the deals online, they said all Staples should be publishing the same deals.  He also said they would honor the deal if it was published in another stores' ad.  Can you show us where you got the deal from?  Thank you!!!

    • Erin

      Anyone run into a problem when trying to submit your Pentel rebate online? It says that I have to submit it via snail mail and that takes forever! I was able to do my copy paper rebate just fine. Help?!?!

      • Tracey

        Make sure you entered the numbers correctly.  I had it tell me that but it turned out that I just entered the incorrect numbers.

    • Kkb09

      i justgot back from my staples. no penny items this week. they said the index cards, highlighters, and pencils are next week. : (

      • Pepsi1williams

        guess it depends on what state you are in because they were 1 penny in ga

    • Tina

      The staples “penny deals” listed here are 10 cents in MA