Where to get cheap sticky notes

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  1. 4myclass

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    I just went to a workshop where they showed the students using sticky notes to write about their reading and they used a lot of sticky notes. I was wondering if anyone knew where to get some for a cheap price or even better free?
     
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    Thank you for asking. I have forgotten the name of the website and I know someone will chime in and remember. There is a website where can sign up for all kinds of sample products through the mail for free. Post-it has a good sample kit. Who remembers the name of that addicting website?! I switched my tampon brands just because of a sample I received and liked through this.
     
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    i have kids use sticky notes, but I don't buy the cheap ones because the wind up not sticking to anything.

    I ask parents to donate and have had good experience with that. I also do that to get glitter pens and other fun things to write with for the kids. If you explain that it is for the kids use parents tend to be good about sending them.
     
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    We include them on our supply list for the kids.
     
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    There is a sticky notes glue stick that I bought at Staples that will allow me to make my own sticky notes. I haven't tried it yet though. I usually just buy Post-Its when they are on sale at Staples.
     
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    My step-dad is a farmer and gets lots for me at the big farmer conventions. You know how they give key chains, pens, notepads, calendars, and sticky notes at fairs and such. They make great treasure box items too!
     
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    My school doesn't have students bring supplies. They are provided. I don't know if it is because we are a title 1 school or because we are a community school or some other reason. But I can put it on my wish list.
     
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    Target had really cute lightbulb post-its in their dollar section last summer. I used them for my KWL charts-sooo cute. Maybe they'll be back this year?
     
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    I was in major need of some post-its about a month ago, and luckily costco had a coupon for them. I got a pack of 24 for about 8 dollars...or maybe even less.
     
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    I use school money to order sticky notes through School Specialty. I usually get the Highland brand because they are cheaper. I get the smaller size rectangle ones. i usually have my kids write down unknown words on the notes and stick them to that page in their reading. Highland also sells larger ones too. website... www.schoolspecialty.com
     
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    We too ask for them on our supply list. My school is almost 100% free- and reduced lunch, and I would say that at least 3/4 of our students bring them. Usually you can find them on sale during back-to-school, too.
     
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    The Dollar Tree has them 3 for $1.00 in a pack! I always go there when I run short. I will definately add those on the kids' school supply list next year though, we use the "workshop model" and we go through post-its like water!
     
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    http://www.mysavings.com/free-product-samples-section/
    is this what you were thinking of?
     
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    Great site, but I couldn't find any post-it notes. I did find a lot of other items I could use. Thanks
     
  16. Bored of Ed

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    Some cheap brands are quite good enough, stickiness-wise.
    I just keep my eyes peeled for sales at Staples and other office supply stores. Staples had a great sale on post-its a few weeks ago but I missed it :-(
     
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    If you know any doctors or drug reps, they usually have LOTS of them. I have packs and packs that my dad used to bring home when he volunteered at our hospital back home. The drug reps knew I was a teacher so they would send him home with pens, pads, highlighters, etc.
     
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    I got colorful Staples Stickies on sale this week 12 for $4. Not dirt cheap but usually the 12/pack is $13.
     
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    I provided the first pad to my students (from office supply store) and then asked parents to donate. Many of my students transitioned to notebooks by the 3rd month of school, so we didn't need as many post-its. The notebooks I provided - got them at Walmart for 5 cents each during their sale.
     

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