Best school supply deals?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2007
Best school supply deals?
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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 12:17pm

Where are you finding the best prices on school supplies?  I have 3 kids heading to school next week and supply lists that are 2 miles long!  I want to save money where I can.  Sigh.  Where are you finding the best deals on school supplies this year?

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 12:25pm

Ugh, I only have one in elementary school and one off to college, but still...  Office Depot and Office Max is having pretty decent sales, and you can sign up for email coupons, they are usually off a $75 purchase, but if you have 3 to shop for, you may easily spend that much.  I also happened to find this on pinterest yesterday for amazon deals:

http://www.4tunate.net/2013/08/10-best-back-to-school-deals-on-amazon/

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:24pm
Although I just realized that the primary journal composition notebook being requested by my 1st grader's school is not the traditional composition notebook, and on amazon they are $6.99 a piece and we need 4 of them!! WTH is up with that??
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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 1:45pm

I've found quite a few good deals at Staples this year.  I hit their sales each week and have always walked out with a big bag of stuff for under $10.  We are pretty well stocked up at this point I think!  It may be worthwile to check out the ads?  Also, if you follow any couponing blogs in your area, you may want to look at those too.  I've noticed quite a few that I follow have been posting school supply deals regularly.  They may know of something local that you are unaware of.  Good luck- it is always so expensive getting the kiddos back into the classroom! 

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 4:06pm
I was happy to see that there wasn't much on the lists this year, and some I bought in clearance. I do have to buy a couple of binders, that will be the largest expense. I want to hit office max this week, they hav notebooks for 1 cent, limit 5.

Chelsea

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