Saturday, July 14, 2012

Deals On School Supplies: 7/15-7/21

This is a post in a different direction than I usually take considering it is not a scrapbooking/craft project, however lots of crafters are mothers with school age children so I will consider this relevant! I don't have any children myself, but most of you know my boyfriend is from The Gambia (West Africa) and all of his family still lives there. Each year we hunt for the best deals on school supplies, bulk up and ship what we have purchased over to his family. Two years ago we decided it would be a great idea to take that a step further and donate to several schools throughout many villages there, I talked with a Peace Corps member there and we made it happen with tons of help from people in our local area and scrapbook community! (We shipped 5 fifty five gallon containers helping 26 different schools)

This year we have the same goal in mind-- find great deals, purchase as much as we can and ship over everything donating all the extras to schools throughout The Gambia. 

**If donating to this is something you are interested in there is a donation button on my right sidebar here where you can donate any amount from $1 or above.

This Weeks Hot Deals: 
**Disclaimer: These deals are valid in Columbus, Ohio. Double check your local papers to see if valid in your area. 

Staples: Valid July 15 - July 21
*BIC Matic Grip™ 0.7 mm mechanical pencils, 5/pack $4.29 - $4.29 easy rebate = FREE (Limit 1 per household)

*Lucky SuperSoft® antibacterial Wet Wipes, 30/pack $0.50 (Limit 4)

Purchase those items and you will reach $5 at check out making you eligible for:

*Staples® 8.5" x 11" writing pad - white $0.01 (Limit 2)

*Avery® insertable 5-tab dividers $0.01 (Limit 2)

My shopping list:
*Bic Matic Grip: 1
*Lucky Super Soft: 2
*Writing pad: 2
*Tab Dividers: 2

Total at register pre-tax= $5.33
Total after Easy (mail in) Rebate= $1.04

Photos of this weeks supplies: 

Walgreens: Week 7/15-7/21

*Backpack: Adventure Trails -or- 2 pack drawstring $3.99

*Wexford or Penway School Supplies: 8 pack #2 pencils, pencil 

sharpener, pencil case, 70 or 100 pack index cards, index card case

$0.39 each

*Wexford 2 pocket folder with prongs. 6 for $1 ($0.17each) with

 ad coupon limit 12

Office Max: Week 7/15-7/21

*Sharpie highlighters: 4-count packs on sale for $1 each.  Look for $5 off 3 Office Max coupons available on displays in store.  If you can find that coupon, you can snag three packs for free!
*Purell hand sanitizer: travel-size bottles on sale for $0.10 each!  Limit 6 per customer.
*Basics ballpoint pens: 10-count bags on sale for $0.25 each.  Limit 3 per customer. 
*Storage Box (0.14L): $0.50 each 
*Office Max clear zipper binder pocket: $0.50each
I will be posting each week what I have on my school supply shopping list, and hopefully my list will be able to help you get the items you need for your children -or- help an organization close to your heart get the school supplies to children that need it.


  1. Shared this on my FB page, good luck!!

  2. Fabulous bargains...wish I lived in the States.

    Have you ever thought of removing that pesky word verification you have. It is hard to decifer for my eyes and most sites I use discourage them anyways. If you keep comments to be approved before publishing, then you can delete any spam.
    Just a suggestion as I know you are trying to establish a business. Many blog hop sites like WOYWW etc ask you to shut them off.