Save Money on Back to School Supplies (So You Can Spend It On Houston Adventures)

Why spend lots of money on back to school supplies when you can get them on the cheap?  Starting now, the office supply stores and discount stores are running amazing weekly deals.  For example, this week, at Office Depot, you can get folders and pencil sharpeners for 10¢ and rulers and Crayola crayons for 50¢.

Each week there are new new deals.  If you start picking up the cheap items now, you’ll have your entire list checked off by August 27 (the first day for HISD).

To find the very best deals each week, check out PassionForSavings.  On the Back to School page, you can find the best deals each week.

Looking for your school supply list?  Check with your local school because each is a little different (and some PTOs provide the supplies).

Have too many supplies?  Boxes are popping up everywhere (like Office Max, YMCA, HEB) for donations.

Office Depot Deals – Week of 8/28/11

After our Office Max trip we ran home and then went to Office Depot. When we got to the store, I realized my wallet was still at home. (Ugh.)  So, determined not to have wasted our trip, I dug through the glove box. I was able to find a spare quarter so we headed inside.

We picked up 5 pencil slider boxes and paid our $0.05 total. It turns out that these are tons of fun to line up, stack up, open, close and fill with treasure. It was a $0.05 well spent.

Check out the Office Depot mailer or Hip2Save for all the great deals.

Office Depot Deals – Week of 8/21/11


Head over to Office Depot if you are looking for some cheap school supplies. Today I picked up the following:

3 Office Depot Brand Spiral Notebooks – 3¢ total
3 Office Depot Brand Eraser Caps 12 pack – 3¢ total
3 Scholastic Glue Sticks 4 pack – $1.50 total

Check out Hip2Save for the full list of great deals.

Office Depot – Deals the week of 8/14/11

Check out the ads in the Sunday paper for all the great office supply deals (or go check out MojoSavings). This morning I stopped by Office Depot and picked up:

(10) Paper Pocket Folders – $0.10 total
(5) Office Depot Plastic Rulers – $0.05 total
(3) Office Depot Compass – $0.75 total
(5) Schoolworks 5″ Kids Scissors – $1.25 total
(1) Office Depot Wood Pencils 12-pk – $0.25 total
My grand total was $2.40 plus tax.

What am I going to do with all this? I’ll keep what I need and donate the rest.