Best Deals on school supplies

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  1. WaterfallLady

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    Let's share the best deals we can find on school supplies.
     
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    I know last year at walmart it was cheaper to buy 6 individual glue sticks than it was to buy the 6 pack. Go figure. They were like 10 or 15c each but the 6 pk was $2ish.
     
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    :ast night, Walmart had pencil boxes ranging from 47 cents to 97 cents (depending on size). Boxes big enough to hold about 2 24-packs of crayons were 57 cents each.

    They also had the 12-colors set of colored pencils for 50 cents.
     
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    Saw binders for $1 at Dollar Tree.
     
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    I pretty much just go to Walmart and buy lots of very affordable basics. Every other place just frustrates me.
     
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    I usually just shop Walmart too. No hassle or negotiations.

    It definitely was cheaper to buy individual glue sticks for me - they were 25 cents each, but the 12 pack was $4.
     
  8. WaterfallLady

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    I avoid Walmart like the plague. This year I can't find anything cheap elsewhere. I guess I'll have to trek over there. :banghead:
     
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    If you have a Big Lots near you check there for glue sticks. They were on sale 3 for .30 cents Monday when I stopped by. The cashier probably thought I was nuts when I went to check out.
     
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    where can I find it?
     
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    I found that a combo of Walmart, Dollar Store, then Office Depot (to get things I couldn't find at other two) was the least expensive route for me. Also, if your school districts starts earlier than others, shop in a district that hasn't started yet. Less picked over.
     
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    hiii there are so many online stores available for school supplies from where you can get supplies in reasonable price.Some stores also offer discounts and you can compare price on different sites.
     
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    I've been finding the best deals at Staples. In addition to the sale price, I have been printing out coupons for 20% off my purchase which they take as well.
     
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    I've been shopping the sales at Target. I got 18 your sticks for just under $3. This week I'm going to pick up scissors (2 for $1) and erasers (6 for $1). I have the red card so I get the additional 5% off.
     
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    OK, I don't love Walmart either. I do love Staples for these reasons: I am a Rewards member, and it adds up. I return my used ink cartridges for a guaranteed Rewards amount - it adds up. If you don't generate a lot of empty cartridges at home, see if they will let you turn in the ones from your classroom. My school was just happy to have them gone. I love the specials, and I do shop them. As a Rewards member, I get emails with special instore coupons that are nice and only to Rewards members. The Rewards certificates spend just like cash. If I have to make a personal purchase of a printer, camera, paper, computer, etc., the Rewards pile up sooner than you would imagine. Now that they are trying to expand their business, there are more things in the catalog than you would ever imagine. I always go to the Clearance section to see what is there - it is kind of like Christmas in July, except you get to decide whether or not any of the items have merit for you.

    Last, but not least, if you MUST go to Walmart, remember that they will price match! Take your flyers or have the information written down for confirmation. Only problem, to me, is that you must usually deal with Customer Service, which is why I don't like Walmart in the first place. If that doesn't deter you, happy shopping!
     
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    Wal-Mart is offering 10% back on purchases from the stationary and craft department until August 1. That's not a lot, but it's nice to get something!
     
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    I just bought 18 erasers for $3 and kids' scissors were 2/$1.
     
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    I didn't realize Dollar Tree had plastic storage containers. (Tupperware like things). They cost like 14 dollars a piece anywhere else, but they're only a dollar at DT.

    OfficeDepot was also selling 12 packs of Ballpoint Pens for a dollar a piece yesterday.

    Staples doesn't seem to be doing much with their sales this year. I heard they're no longer doing the really good penny sales by an employee there. But they still have better deals than Office Depot at the moment for most things.
     
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    Walmart had $.43 packs of notecards and spiral notebooks for $.25!
     
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    Walmart in NJ is offering 15% back in a gift card kind of thing to teachers until 8.15.14. I don't shop Walmart generally, but they are my pharmacy and I saw the posted sign on my way out. Maybe that will help some people.
     
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    Plastic folders are .15 cents at Walmart... oh and spiral notebooks were .25 cents each!
     
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    Staples is giving 25% off a purchase of $10 or more from 8/1-8/3 if you're a Teacher Rewards member.
     

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