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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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Here is an early look at the top deals at Staples and Office Depot starting Sunday 8/29.  After a long and fruitful run it finally looks like the back to school deals for Staples are winding down.  Office Depot is still going strong however so make sure to look over the list of deals!


  • Staples Hype! Pen-style Highlighters, 6 pk., $1
  • Paper Mate Retractable Gel Pens, Medium, $1
  • Staples Stickies 3″x3″ Notes $1
  • Staples Dry-Erase Board Eraser $1
  • HP 4″x6″ Advanced Photo Paper, 100 pk., $1
  • HammerMill Copy Plus Copy Paper, 100 sheet, $1
  • Sharp 10-Digit Quiz Calculator Free

Office Depot

  • Office Depot Value Eraser Caps, 12 pk., 10¢
  • Office Depot Ballpoint Pens, 10 pk., 25¢
  • Scholastic Glue Sticks, 4 pk., 25¢
  • Sharpie Permanent Markers, 5 pk., $1
  • PaperMate Expressions Ballpoint Pens and Mechanical Pencils, 5 pk., $1
  • Wilson Jones Basic View Binders $1
  • HP Office Paper Ream $1
  • Backpacks 50% off
  • Fashion Portfolios 99¢
  • Wilson Jones 1″ Impact Poly Binders B1G1 at $3.99
  • Select 3M Address and Shipping Labels B1G1
  • Office Depot Clipboard B1G1 at $5.99
  • Really Useful Boxes, 32 L, B1G1at $6.99
  • Friskars Kids 5″ Scissors B1G1 at $1.99
  • Office Depot 9.5″x6″ Notebook B1G1 at $2.99
  • Office Essentials Clips, Magnets, Rings and Pushpins B1G1
  • Office Depot Notebook 3 Hole Punch B1G1 at $4.29
  • Really Useful Boxes Plastic Storage Box, 3 Liter, B1G1
    • Amy

      I did notice that Target is already clearancing out their school supplies .. no lunchboxes or backpacks just yet, though.

      • AT

        I just left Target about 15 minutes ago and they have the backpacks and lunchboxes on clearance for 30%.

      • Kt97

        At the TN Target they were 30% off on Friday night.

    • Ruth

      I'm so sad that the Staples Back to School deals are almost over. I was really starting to like that store!

    • Tfrost99

      I'm confused. I just looked up the Staples ad starting Sunday and the deals are completely different than what's listed above. They have bottle glue and BIC pens for 0.01 and paper for 0.50. Am I looking at something wrong?

      Usually the sales posted here are the exact same as my ad but they are 100% completely different. I really must be looking at something wrong.

      • kt97

        You are in a different area than others that the kids have already gone back to school.

        • Tfrost99

          Didn't think about that – good point! I'm going to sweep up these last good deals today then and assume that next week will be back to normal sales for Staples.

    • Melanieplynch

      Does anyone participate in the OfficeMax MaxPerks Bonus Rewards? It looks like it works just like CVS, but wanted to see if anyone out there had anything they could tell me about it from experience. This week there are 4 or 5 different items where you get 100% back in MaxPerks Rewards.

      • Melanieplynch

        Okay, I found out a little more about the program. Still a great potential to save money on office/school supplies, but it's not quite as consumer-friendly as CVS. You don't get your rewards instantly upon check out…you have to wait until the next month to get them. So you can't check out multiple times like you do at CVS to take advantage of all of the current week's offers. I still signed up though, so we'll see how it goes.

    • Emily

      I just picked up 2-four packs of Scholastic glue sticks, 2-five packs of Sharpies and 3- ten packs of ink pens for $3 & some change. They said they probably won't be there tomorrow and they are going fast, but such a great deal!

    • Jordan

      Just wanted to point out that in the 8/29SS insert, there is a $2/1 Hammermill paper making the Staples deal a moneymaker!