It’s only July, but the kids will be back in school before you know it. Many of the stores are already promoting back-to-school items. This is the time to stock up for the entire year at a fraction of the cost!
Here’s a snapshot at some of the best deals on back-to-school items I’ve seen so far. Try to not pay more for the following items to get you and your kids ready for the upcoming school year.
- Stock up on BIC Ball Point Pens when you can get them for $.25!
- Try not to pay more than $.50 for the 24-pack of Crayola markers and $.25 for RoseArt crayons because most retailers mark these down almost 80% off retail price this time of year.
- Lexar marks down its 8 GB USB drives to less than $10.00 this time of year. You could probably buy just one of these and still not exceed the storage limit by school’s end.
- Avery sells its subject binders for as low as $1.00. Be careful, because there’s often a limit on this item at this price. Avery also sells 5-tab dividers for as low as $.01 to go with the binders.
- Hewlett Packard and Dell laptops are selling at the lowest price of the year right now (besides Christmas), with some starting at just $599.00. Make sure to check out laptop coupon codes to maximize your savings.
- Post It sells its sticky notes for $1.00 or less. Who doesn’t need those any time of the year?
- During this time of year, 3M offers a “Buy One, Get One Free” promotion on many of its products, including labels.
- Try not to pay more than $.20 for a 2-pack of Elmer’s glue sticks!
- You can find Papermate’s 10-pack of pens priced as low as $.30 right now at many retailers.
- Mead also offers a “Buy One, Get One Free” promotion on many of its products, including 4-pocket portfolios or 5-subject notebooks. Use a coupon on the first item to double your savings!
Make a list ahead of time to reduce impulse buying and set limits on what your kids really need. Often times teachers will mail you a list for the upcoming school year and ask that you buy specific items to help stock the classroom for that year.
- 40% off + free shipping at Utrecht (any single item)
- Code: COUPCABIN
- Expires: 12/31/12
- Free shipping on orders of $45 or more at Walmart
- No code required
- Expires: 12/31/12
- $10 off orders of $50 or more at Office Depot
- Code: 45248932
- Expires: 8/15/12
- $1.50 off Children’s Advil purchases
- Printable grocery coupon
- Expires 8/24/12
- $5 off $30 at Staples
- Printable coupon
- Expires 7/28/12
- Various Jewel Osco Grocery Coupons
- Printable grocery coupons
- Check specific offer for expiration date