Back To School Deals

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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Can you believe that we are nearing the end of July already? If your summer is anything like mine, you may be thinking that you barely remember June, much less July! Summer has never flown by so quickly. That means that school will start in no time. So, don’t wait to compete with last minute shoppers. You know it’s coming. Be prepared. Here’s a little help 😉

Target

Mead Five Star 4 Pocket Poly Folder $0.99
Use $1.00/2 – Mead Five Star Products (teacherlists.com)
Or $1.00/2 – Five Star Products from PG 7/6
Final Price: $0.49 each, when you buy 2

Elmer’s Glue Sticks, 6 pk $0.99
Final Price: $0.99

Up & Up Colored Pencils, 12 pk $0.99
Final Price: $0.99

Up & Up Mechanical Pencils, 8 ct $0.99
Final Price: $0.99

Sharpie Fine or Ultra Fine Point Markers, 2 pk $0.99
Final Price: $0.99

Walmart

Crayola Crayons, 24 ct $0.50
Final Price: $0.50

Mead Five Star 1-Subject Notebooks $1.97 each, regular price
Use $1.00/2 – Mead Five Star Products (teacherlists.com)
Or $1.00/2 – Five Star Products from PG 7/6
Final Price: $1.47 each, when you buy 2

70 Sheet Notebooks, 5 pk $0.97, regular price
Final Price: $0.97

Poly Folder $0.50
Final Price: $0.50

Neon Eraser $0.25
Final Price: $0.25

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This Week’s Back To School Deals

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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If you’re an early bird when it comes to back to school shopping, check out a few highlights of back to school deals going on right now. I prefer not to deals with crowds; so, if I can get a good deal early, I’m there! I have already picked up a couple of boxes of Crayola crayons on sale and will get a few more if I see better deals later.

CVS

Crayola
Buy One Get One 50% Off

Buy 2 Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 pk $3.99
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Final Price: $2.99 each, when you buy 2

Scotch Mailing Tape
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Use $0.50/1 – Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape or Long Lasting Moving & Storage Packaging Tape (scotchbrand.com)

Buy 2 Scotch Removable Poster Tape $6.49
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Final Price: $4.87 each, when you buy 2

CVS Calliber Loose Paper, Notebooks, Memo Books, Pens and Pencils
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Final Price: Varies

Rite Aid

Mead Five Star Binders and Notebooks
25% Off
Use $1.00/2 – Five Star Products from PG 7/6
And use $1.00/1 – Mead Five Star 3 or 5 Subject Notebooks, Rite Aid Coupon (adperk.com)

Buy 2 Mead Five Star Binder, 1 1/2 in $11.99
25% Off
Use one $1.00/2 – Five Star Products from PG 7/6
Final Price: $8.49 each, when you buy 2

Mead Composition Book $0.66
Mead 1 Subject Notebook $0.66
Final Price: $0.66

Rite Aid Home Tape, Glue and Writing Instruments
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Final Price: Varies

Snapware Food Storage
25% Off

Snapware Airtight Square Container, 1.3 cups $3.49, regular price
25% Off
Final Price: $2.62

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Back to School Deals

Posted on August 9th, 2013 by Coupon Cathy

 

My children are not old enough to be in school. But, that doesn’t keep me from lovin’ back to school deals. As far as I’m concerned, these are great play supplies and office supplies. Whether you have kids getting ready to head back to school or kids happy to use crayons and coloring pencils or could just use some extra pens, pencils and paper, this list is for you!

 

Office Depot

Vinyl Binder Storage Pouch $0.01
Limit 3
Office Depot 2-Pocket Poly Folders $0.25
Limit 10
Office Depot Permanent Reinforcement Circle Labels, 200 ct $1.00

OfficeMax

Paper Mate Write Bros Ballpoint Pens, 10 ct $0.10
Limit 3
OfficeMax Glue Sticks, 4 ct $0.25
Limit 3
Schoolio 3-Ring Poly Binder, 1″ or 1.5″ $0.50
Limit 5
Bic Matic Grip Mechanical Pencils, 5 ct $0.50
Limit 3
Use $1.00/1 Bic Stationery Product, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from SS 8/4 (exp 9/15)
Or  $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (facebook.com)
Final Price: Free
Schoolio Spiral 1-Subject Notebooks, 70 sheets $0.01
With Minimum $5.00 Purchase, excluding Max Value Items, Limit 5
Just Basics Yellow #2 Pencils, 72 ct $2.00
With-In Ad Coupon, Limit 3
Buy 3 Bic Wite-Out EZ Correction Tape, 2 pk $3.00, regular price
Buy Two Get One Free
Use three $1.00/1 Bic Stationery Product, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from SS 8/4 (exp 9/15)
Or  $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (facebook.com)
Final Price: $1.00 each, when you buy 3

 

Rite Aid

Bic Wite-Out Plus Extra Cover or Quick Dry $0.99
Use $1.00/1 Bic Stationery Product, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from SS 8/4 (exp 9/15)
Use $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (facebook.com)
Final Price: Free
Crayola Chalkboard Chalk, 12 ct $0.49

Staples

Bic Mechanical Pencils, 5 ct $0.25
Limit 2
Use $1.00/1 Bic Stationery Product, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from SS 8/4 (exp 9/15)
Or  $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (facebook.com)
Final Price: Free
Pentel RSVP Fine Assorted Ballpoint Pens, 5 ct $3.29
Buy 1, Submit for $3.29 Easy Rebate, Limit 1
Pay $3.29, Submit for $3.29 Easy Rebate
Final Price: Free
Hammermill Copy Plus Copy Paper, 500 sheets $6.99
Buy 1, Submit for $5.99 Easy Rebate, Limit 2
Use $1.00/1 In-Ad Coupon
Pay $5.99, Submit for $5.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price: Free
Staples Notebook Filler Paper, 120 sheets $0.01
With Minimum $5.00 Purchase, Limit 5
Bic Great Erase Dry-Erase Fine Tip Markers, 4 ct $1.00
Limit 2
Use $1.00/1 Bic Stationery Product, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from SS 8/4 (exp 9/15)
Or $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (facebook.com)
Final Price: Free
Staples Photo Plus 4″ x 6″ Gloss Paper, 60 sheet $9.99
Buy 1, Submit for $6.99 Easy Rebate, Limit 4
Use $3.00/1 In-Ad Coupon
Pay $6.99, Submit for $6.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price: Free

 

Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz $2.00
Use $1.00/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz or larger from SS 7/28 (exp 9/22)
Or $1.00/2 – Purell, 8 oz or Larger – (bricks.coupons.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Purell Hand Sanitizer, $10 or more – (bricks,coupons.com)
Or $1.00/3 Purell Products from SS 7/28 (exp 9/22)
Final Price: $1.00

 

Target

Bic Shimmer Mechanical Pencils, 8 ct $0.99
Use $1.00/1 Bic Stationery Product, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from SS 8/4 (exp 9/15)
Or  $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (facebook.com)
Final Price: Free
Buy 4 Up & Up Colored Pencils, 12 ct $0.50
Use $1.00/4 Up & Up School Supplies, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 8/9) Text OFFERS to 827438
And use 15% Off – Up & Up Colored Pencils, 12, 24 or 50 ct, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 8/10) – (cartwheet.target.com)
Final Price: $0.21 each, when you buy all 4
Buy 4 Up & Up Crayons, 24 ct $0.25 each, when you buy 2
Use $1.00/4 Up & Up School Supplies, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 8/9) Text OFFERS to 827438
Final Price: Free

 

A good rule of thumb is to pay less than $1.00 per GB with flash drives, so this is a great deal for a name brand.

 

Sterilite Pencil Case $0.50
This is the lowest price we’ve seen on plastic pencil cases. We’ve only seen this price once last year and once this year. 

 

Walgreens

Paper Mate Pens, 10 ct $0.29
Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils, 5 ct $0.29
Limit 6 
Bic Atlantis Pens, 4 ct $0.99
Bic Cristal Bold Pens, 10 ct $0.99
Use $1.00/1 Bic Stationery Product, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from SS 8/4 (exp 9/15)
Use $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (facebook.com)
Final Price: Free*
*This coupon value does exceed the price of the item, but Walgreens’ policy states they will “accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item” if the product price is less than the coupon value. Print out Walgreens Coupon Acceptance Policy and take it with you in case there’s a problem.

 

Wexford Color Binder, 1 inch $0.99
With-In Ad Coupon, Limit 3
For a basic 1 inch binder, we stock up at $1.00 or less and $0.75 or less for poly flexible binders. Heavy duty or durable binders are usually a dollar more than their economy counterparts.

 

Walmart

Bic Cristal Pens, 10 ct $0.97
Use Use $1.00/1 Bic Stationery Product, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from SS 8/4 (exp 9/15)
Or  $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (facebook.com)
Final Price: $0.03 Moneymaker

 

Bic Wite-Out Quick Dry Correction Fluid, 0.7 oz $0.97-$1.00 
Use $1.00/1 Bic Stationery Product, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from SS 8/4 (exp 9/15)
Or  $1.50/2 – Bic Stationery Products, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (facebook.com)
Final Price: $0.03 Moneymaker

 

How do you use your “back to school” supplies? For school, office or playtime?


Back To School Clothes-Start Saving Now!

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by Discount Debbie

Haste makes waste. I think this applies to anything that you have a deadline with and you end up rushing to get it done. You tend to not get the best deals and waste that money. And believe it or not, school is just around the corner. Now is the best time to start shopping for back to school clothes and here are our best tips to saving money now!

1. Buy summer clearance items now. Summer clothes are already on clearance at places like Target. At the end of next summer and even the beginning of this school year, your child will need new clothes for the warmer weather. For next year just buy 1 size bigger and you should be good to go. The closer we get to fall, the cheaper those clothes will be.

2. Remember that thrift stores ROCK. Seriously if you’ve never tried shopping in a thrift store, please do. You can find amazing deals on children’s clothes and a lot of times you can find brand new clothes. Don’t let any stigma you may think exists about thrift stores and just go try it and save some money. And here’s a tip: if you can find a thrift store in a more affluent area, you can find some awesome name brand deals!

3. Clothing swap! We have a local mom’s group that does this. Everyone brings a certain amount of clothing and if you bring 20 items of clothes, you can switch it out. If you have a large group of people to do that with, you can really score some great clothes and for free!

4. Craigslist! A lot of times people will sell a “lot” of children’s clothes for cheap. You may get some awesome stuff with some not so awesome stuff or just a bag of awesomeness. Regardless you should be able to find some great new to you clothes.

5. Shop on tax free days. HERE is a list for this year’s tax free dates for many states that are participating. Many state and local governments offer special tax-free shopping periods with the back-to-school shopper in mind.


Shopping for Good Deals

Posted on August 21st, 2012 by Discount Debbie

Yesterday I went shopping for new shoes for my young son and just a few things for me of course. I was quickly reminded there are definitely ways to shop that help you save every penny you can. Here are some things I did yesterday that you may not even think to do.

1. Ask for coupons. We made an unexpected trip to Kohls which happens to be my favorite store and right now they have amazing deals on their summer clothes and even some fall/winter. Since this was unexpected and I was 5 hours away from my coupons, so I decided to ask for some. And you know the saying, ‘ask and ye shall receive’. The lovely store worker brought me a coupon that I could use immediately. I spent $137 on $375 worth of clothes. Plus I got $20 in Kohls cash! How awesome did I do? Don’t be afraid to ask for coupons!

2. Ask to sign up for rewards programs. A lot of places will give you a small discount just for signing up for their reward programs. I got 5% off at Famous Footwear just for signing up for it. It’s not a lot off, but every penny counts to a Thrifty Diva! I wouldn’t have known had I not asked.

3. Shop for next year. Right now there are some crazy awesome sales for summer clothes. Shop now for next year. This is probably the smartest thing you can do at the end of any season. I got some shirts at Old Navy for for under $3!

4. Walk away. If you don’t find what you want at a price point you want, walk away. If you are going to spend any money wether large or small, get what you want. No buyers remorse here today!.

How do you save money when you go shopping?


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