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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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School Supply Roundup 8/03

on 8.3.2009 at 9:00am

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Maybe the deals are fading away, or they are just taking a week off, but this week just doesn’t seem that great.


Command Poster Strips 12 pk — $2 ea
-$1.50 off any Command Product “Smart Summertime Savings” booklet from Publix

Zebra Pens 7pk — $1 ea
-$1/2 Zebra Pens printable

Filler Paper, college or wide ruled — .01 cent (limit 5)
Wescott 7″ staples — $1 ea
Staples photo paper 60ct — $1 after rebate
HP Copy Paper 10 reams — $20 after rebate (makes it $2 ea)

Quickbooks Cash Register Plus FREE after rebate

In ad coupon for $10 Staples giftcard with $50 purchase

Office Depot

Pencil Pouch .05 ea
Tug Pencil Sharpener — .05 ea
Papermate #2 Pencils 10pk — .25 ea

Scholastic Glue – free with any $5 purchase

Office Max

Bic Crystal Pens 2 for $1
-$1/2 Bic Stationary Products printable (makes both FREE)

2 Pocket Prong Folders — .01 ea (limit 6)
Wood ruler 12″ — .01 ea (limit 6)
Office Max #2 Pencils 12 pk — .10 ea
Office Max Filler Paper 150 ct — .10 ea
Composition Notebooks — .50 ea


1 Subject Notebooks, get 3 FREE with any $15 purchase of school supplies
Paper Mate pens or pencils 10 pk — .33 ea
Filler Paper 150ct — .50 ea


Index Cards 100 ct — .40 ea
Jumbo Glue Stick — .50 ea


.99¢ ECB wyb Caliber or CVS 70-80 sheet 1 Subject Notebook at .99¢ FREE Limit 2
.99¢ ECB wyb Caliber 10 Pk Pencils at .99¢ FREE Limit 2
$1.99 ECB wyb Caliber Academic Book Covers at $1.99 FREE Limit 2
.49¢ ECB wyb Poly Portfolio at .49¢ FREE Limit
.99¢ ECB wyb Caliber 20 ct Pens at .99¢ FREE Limit 2
$2.99 ECB wyb Caliber Academic Scissors at $2.99 FREE Limit 2
$1.50 ECB wyb Caliber Academic Compass/Protractor at $1.50 FREE Limit 2
.99¢ ECB wyb Caliber Academic Flexi Ruler at .99¢ FREE Limit 2
.99¢ ECB wyb Caliber Note/Glue stick/Pen Eraser at .99¢ FREE Limit 2


Pencils 10pk — .19¢ ea
Poster Board — .19¢ ea
Legal Pad — .19¢ ea
Pocket Folders — .09¢ ea
Acco Paper Clips 100ct — .29¢ ea
Paper Mate Highlighters 8 pk — .29¢ ea
Index Cards 100 pk — .39¢ ea

Scotch Donut Dispenser B1G1 at $1.99
-.50/1 Scotch Donut Dispenser printable

    • Michelle in Georgia

      Thanks for putting this all together, Jenny…It makes it easy to compare the prices for the best deals. I plan to go out today and get a bunch of the free/almost free stuff to donate to my daughter’s school!

    • Derek

      If you are a teacher, the limit for the paper is 25. All you need is to register for a Teacher Rewards Card which is FREE.

    • Kathleen

      you are the absolute best!! I saw that command strips were on sale at staples and knew I’s seen a coupon somewhere, but couldn’t remember; so, who comes to my rescue, AGAIN?? SouthernSavers!!

      Your grand plan scenario for cvs this past weekend was so incredible… silly me, I was just going to do the electrosol deal with my $5 ecb and 5 coupons and $5 and be happy with that… but then I read your scenario and now, I got my electrosol for FREE, plus a bunch of school supplies, + stayfree pads,+ blink eyedrops,
      + bodywash (which I was extra lucky, since I had a crt for $1 off!!)+ milk and have $11 ecb!!! I did get some batteries and newspapers, and paid out some actual cash for those, but my total oop for yest was ~$7

      I don’t have babies anymore, so no diapers for me… next week I will probably be doing makeup deals for my teen girls :) school starts the next day for them!!!

      ~Central FL

    • Heidi

      Jenny – love this stuff and am addicted since starting just last month.

      Wanted to let everyone know that the Target on Cobb Pkwy in Marietta, GA has some non-published school supply deals. .20 for 24 crayons (Rosetta), .25 for 24 crayola crayons, .50 3 subject notebooks, .20 for Elmer’s school glue, 1.00 crystal bic pens (using $1/2 q makes them .50 for 10 pens).

      There are more these are just the ones that I grabbed as I don’t have school age children yet.

      Thanks again Jenny!

    • Kam

      Yep, I am in Columbia. Our staples let me have 25 packs of notebook paper because I am a teacher. Now I’m stocked up for a while!

    • Melinda

      Officemax would not honor the BIC offer in Gainesville, Ga. Finally able to get the EXPO, but only after much deliberation over the phone with the manager on duty. DH was sent on the errand. We have to have EXPO markers in 7th grade at our school.

    • Renee

      There is a deal at CVS right now that CVS does not want you to know about; if you buy a 20 oz. bottles of Vitamin Water (on sale right now 4/$5) then you will get $3 ECB! It will work an infinate amount of times; I just had one in my cart to quench my thirst, and when I saw the deal, I ran and got some more. It will only work once per transaction, but when I did this deal in different transactions, it worked each time! It may only be a week-long deal, but this is a GREAT way to stock up on ECB’s and get your school supply items FREE!

    • Colleen

      Office Max in Nashville wouldn’t take my BIC coupon either. Said they don’t take manufacturer coupons. I thought everyone would since they can get the money back. I still spent only .26 cents for 3 rulers, 12 pencils and filler paper!

    • rebecca

      At CVS… how many bottles of Vitamin Water do you have to buy to get a $3 ecb???????

    • Renee

      Just one bottle!!! It will only work once per transaction, though; but will work next transaction. I tried dragonfruit, berry, lemonade 10, and strawberry kiwi, and it worked with those flavors for me!!!

    • katie

      so sad that the vitamin water didn’t work for me… :(

    • Office Max in Akers Mill/Atlanta, the coupon wouldn’t work. The cashier tried, but said it hadn’t worked for any one else either…

    • Renee

      It seems to be a very strange/random deal; today I went to a different CVS searching for the $.99 notebooks (which I found) and I also grabbed a bottle of Vitamin Water, the orange flavor, and it did not work for me at that location. I tried the Kiwi Strawberry flavor that I had tried at the other store on Sunday, and it didn’t work at that location either!! It seems to be just a VERY random deal, with some flavors working at some stores and some not.