Composition books

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  1. DrivingPigeon

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    I would like to buy a class set. What is the cheapest you can get them for? I have seen them for 50 cents at Target (not on sale), and that is the best price I can find...I have heard people say they have found them for 25 cents, but I have yet to see that.
     
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    I brought this up about two weeks ago. The $.50 price I found at Target and Walmart was the sale price. I was sure I had found them for $.25 last year.

    I went ahead and bought mine; for some stupid reason I just had to get that crossed off my list.
     
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    That is how I am feeling! :lol: Every time I go to Target I see the 50 cent price tag, and I want to snatch them up, but I keep telling myself to wait.
     
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    I do the exact same ritual when I go to wal-mart!

    I did see them at Big Lots for 39¢, but they didn't have enough. I don't have Target near me, but I have to make an Indy run this week so I was hoping they might be at a better price. To wait or not to wait....
     
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    I'd say Target has the best price on them. I have a small army of them taking up space in my dining room at the moment. :)
     
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    My local office depot has them on sale this week for only 25 cents but it says limit 3. Sometimes my office depot let teachers get up to 30, just depends on the manager.
     
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    If I have to drive 1.5 hours to get them, should I just pay 40¢ locally? Maybe my Wal-mart manager will match the price. I need 50!

    (Seriously, why can I not wait until I go to Indy? Why do I need so badly to get this crossed off my list!)
     
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    I've seen on Pinterest where Home Depot will cut them in half for you. So you can buy one, cut it and have two. That will help save money. I thought about doing it myself this year buti really want the folder with fasteners and I've been holding out to see if I can find someone carrying them for 15cents.

    Here is a link to a blog about it.

    http://teach123-school.blogspot.com/2012/03/home-depot-can-help-you-with-common.html
     
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    Well, I tried Office Depot. I was going to ask about teacher limits, or just go in every day this week, but only the college-ruled ones were on sale. :( I went to Target and spent $15 on 26 composition books and 8 pink erasers. I thought that was still a pretty good deal. ;)
     
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    :)
     
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    I know I got them super cheap last year at staples, but I can't remember if it was 25 or 50 cents. I didn't even use most. My kids were good about bringing in notebooks and most lasted the whole year, except their reading ones. We do so many graphic organizers they don't use their notebooks in the classroom as much as they use them for homework.
     
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    I haven't read the other postings. I don't know if anyone has mentioned it, but composition books are .25 this week at Office Depot. Take your ad to Walmart and they will give you the same price. If not I was told that Office Depot will be receiving a shipment daily this week. My store allowed me to buy 30 at a time. Speak to the manager.
     
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    I just purchased 30 composition books at Office Depot for .25 each. All you have to do is talk to the manager.
     
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    I just realized that our wonderful PTO purchased composition notebooks for my grade level! Yea!
     
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    I went ahead and bought mine for 50 cents each. I figured I wasn't going to find them any cheaper than that this year. I also figure I'll go after school has started and hit the sales and buy them for 20-30 cents each so I'll have enough for next year as well. I can store them at school.
     
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    Has anyone tried cutting them in half? I want to do that as a name sign-in portfolio for the pre-k.
     
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    My Target last year had them on clearance for a quarter each. I bought two years worth then so that I'd have some this year to start and then can look for next year's when they go on sale.
     
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    I've never paid more than a quarter. At this point I would buy them at Walmart and watch the sales papers. If they get marked down within the next 30 days you can bring in your receipt and get the difference back.
     

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