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 Max Deals – Week of 9/4/11


Now that school is back in session, the office store deals seem to be slowing down. That said, I was still able to pick up some good deals at Office Max today. (The items I bought were just 10¢ rather than 1¢!)

My purchase included:
2 Sharpie Singles Markers 25¢ each (50¢ total)
3 OfficeMax Clear Zippered Binder Pocket 25¢ each (75¢ total)
3 Just Basics Ballpoint Pens 10 pack 10¢ each with COUPON (30¢ total)
3 Schoolio Crayons 24 pack 5¢ each with COUPON (15¢ total)
3 Schoolio Colored Pencils 24 pack 10¢ each with COUPON (30¢ total)

For a list of all the great deals, check out Hip2Save.

Office Max Deals – Week of 8/28/11

The office stores still have the penny deals going strong. Today at Office Max, I picked up the following:

3 Plastic Protractors – $0.03 Total
5 Paper Folders – $0.05 Total
3 1.5″ Poly Binders – $0.90 Total
3 Classic Markers, 10pk – $0.45 Total

My grand total, with tax, was $1.55.

Go check out the Office Max mailer or Hip2Save for all the great deals.

What will I do with all these supplies? Keep what I need and donate the rest.

Office Max Deals – Week of 8/21/11

Head over to Office Max if you are looking for cheap school supplies. Today I picked up:

5 1-Subject Schoolio Notebooks 70 Sheets – 5¢ total
2 Just Basics #2 Pencils 12 pack – 2¢ total
3 OfficeMax White Glue 4 oz. – 45¢ total
2 Crayola Crayons 24 pack – 30¢ total

For the full list of great deals, check out Hip2Save.   Do keep in mind that deals vary by location.

So what are you going to do with all these supplies?  Keep what you need and donate the rest!

Office Max Deals – Ending 8/13/11

This week’s Office Max ad had several awesome back to school deals.   Here is what I found tonight:

3 Office Max 100ct Filler Paper – $0.03 total
2 Papermate 10pk – $0.20 total
6 Schoolio Poly 2pk folders – $1.50 total
2 Office Max 8.5×11 Multipurpose Paper 500 Sheets – $4.00 total (with in ad coupon)

The deals end tomorrow, so hurry over. (Or don’t. They are sure to have more great deals next week! Check out the new deals at MojoSavings.)