I hope you’ve had a great weekend, but it’s time to get down to business and start clipping.
Retailers are in full-on back to school mode. Classes start in a few weeks, so hit up these sales and start stocking up.
Target has Crayola colored pencils, Mead folders and notebooks, Elmer’s glue and BIC pencils all for 99 cents. Most Up & Up school supplies are $3 or less, including index cards, pencil cases, tape, sticky notes, binders, notebooks, scissors and filler paper.
You can also get a free Embark lunch kit when you buy an Embark Jartop backpack.
Office Max has another coupon good for $5 off of a purchase of $25 or more this week. Some supplies that are on sale include index cards ($1), pencil boxes ($1), scissors ($1), folders and notebooks ($1), dry erase boards ($2), staplers ($3), five-subject notebooks ($3) and more.
Crayola, Expo and Sharpie products are buy two, get one free.
Staples has a coupon available, too. Their offer is $5 off a purchase of $30 or more. Some of the supplies on sale this week include Zebra pencils (FREE after rebate), Pentel pens (FREE after rebate), pink cap erasers (1 cent), index cards (1 cent), sticky flags (25 cents), Sharpie highlighters (50 cents), Post-it notes ($1), notebooks ($2), glue ($1), RoseArt markers or paints ($1) and more.
Don’t forget, if you pick up a Back to School Pass for $10, you’ll save 15% on binders, notebooks, backpacks and more until Sept. 15.
Walgreens is still offering a free $25 gift card to customers who transfer their prescriptions to their pharmacy, just bring in the coupon from this week’s ad to claim your freebie.
There are some great BOGO freebies this week, too. Some include: Foster Grant reading glasses, batteries, Blue Diamond almonds, binders, backpacks, Clear Eyes, Nexcare, and more.
There are also tons of buy one, get one half-off deals. Combine all of these sales with coupons (manufacturer and store) for the best price.
Check out the CVS ad, where you’ll find tons of buy one, get one half-off deals on school supplies. Some participating products include backpacks, lunch boxes, scissors, notebooks, binders, blue, pens, erasers, composition books, Crayola products, Scotch tape and Sharpie markers.
This week there’s also an awesome deal on gift cards — do I need to reiterate how great gift card bargains are? It’s like free money, literally. When you spend $25 on any iTunes or Spa & Wellness gift cards, you’ll get $5 back in ExtraBucks.
Also, if you spend $30 or more on select summer items (beach chairs, goggles, Off spray, etc.) you’ll get a free $10 gas card.
Big Lots has big back to school deals, too. Composition books, index cards, and pencils are 39 cents; two-pocked folders are 49 cents; mechanical pencils, pencil pouches, portfolios and erasers are $1; backpacks are $9; Thermos lunch kits are $5 and more. The retailer also has just about everything you need for dorm living on sale.
A.C. Moore may not be the first place you think of when it comes to back to school shopping, but they have some bargains this week as well. All Crayola products are 40% off, and you can get backpacks for $5 to $7.99. There are also book covers, highlighters, erasers, pencils and pencil boxes for $1.
While you’re there, pick up some fun crafty items to help your kids forget school isn’t too far off — many items are 40% off.
There are also coupons:
* 57% off + 10% off custom framing
* 50% off a regular priced item
* 40% off any regular priced item
Trick the kids into shopping for school by taking them to Toys R Us. The retailer has Crayola products buy one, get one free. Also, Thermos, Fit & Fresh and Zak food containers, Gelarti crafts and Totally Me! crafts are all buy one, get one half-off.
You can still get a free lunch kit when you purchase any backpack priced $12.99 or more, too.
Fans of Batman will love the free Batman backpack they can get when select Dark Knight Rises purchases are made.
Kmart has Crayola, RoseArt, Elmer’s, rulers and pencils all for 50 cents, plus dry erase markers, binders, pens and notebooks for $2.
Also, clearance apparel is an additional 40% off.
Sears has apparel for the family on sale this week, plus coupons to help you save more.
The coupon this week will save you an extra 15% off clothing, intimates, accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, footwear, fine jewelry, luggage and home fashions, or an extra 10% off small kitchen electrics, cookware, ready to assemble furniture and personal care.
Remember, all of these ads may not appear in your paper. However, many retailers post their ads online, so always check there if you’re interested in finding out more details. You can also get printable coupons at these websites: SmartSource , Redplum , Coupon Network and Coupons.com.