Sunday July 24, 2011 Spreadsheet Preview

I went to the 20% Mardel sale today. I had to bite my tongue to not tell the woman buying Sharpies that it was back to school time and those are so much cheaper next door at Wal-Mart. I have realized some people buy for exactly the reason that stores like Mardel sell those items, convenience.

I highly recommend, with sales like Mardel, Teacher’s Tools, and Scholastic, to download an Amazon ap for your phone, or make a list and search Amazon when you get home.  What you find is with the free trial of Amazon Prime, or paying shipping on a used book, that you get the expensive book for at least 30%- 40% off the cost. I will put some of the books that I have enjoyed using the last year on the blog later next week.

My Dallas Mommy has a huge BTS section. Just click on the icon on her website.

Just a reminder:

Teacher’s Tools offers 20%- Tuesday, July 26th at Hurst and Lewisville, and Thursday, July 28th at Hulen and Allen.

July 30th & August 1st is the Office Max nearest me’s teacher day.

Aug 13th Office Depot Star Teacher breakfast, Staples Teacher Day,

Note Staples says that you must buy $5 worth of stuff before you can get teacher limits of 25.

Here is the comparison spreadsheet, so you can see if you are getting a great deal.


EDLP- Every Day Low Price, **pick up the ad in store there is a coupon

Product New Ads Also found at (Best price this year): Last year(2010) best price
Filler paper 150 ct $$.01 Office Max 7/17 $0.25 Office Depot 7/17 $0.05 Office Max
One Subject notebook  $.25 CVS 7/24  $.15 Walmart 7/17;  $.05 & Free with Max PerksOffice Max
Composition Book 70p $.40 Target 7/6 Walmart 7/10 $.10 Staples
Copy Paper $.50 Staples 7/24  $.25 Staples 7/10 Free Staples 8/1 (with rebate) $.01 Staples w/ rebate .50 Staples
Generic Crayons 24pk $.25 Office Max 7/17 $.05 Office Max
Rose Art Crayons 24pk  $.20 Target 7/6 $.50 Target
Crayola Crayons 24 pk  4/$1 Toys R US $0.25 Wal-MartFree w/ rebate Walgreens
Crayola Markers $$1.00 WalMart 8/22
Free w/rebate Walgreens 8/1
Rose Art Markers/Other Generic Markers  $.75 Target 7/6 $0.50 Target$.25 Office Max 8/8
Colored Pencils (generic)  $.75 Target 7/6 $.25 Office Max 8/29$0.50 RoseArt Target
Colored Pencils (Crayola) $1.00 Wal-Mart
Folders 2 pocket with brads $.09 Walgreens 7/17

$.10 Office Depot 7/17

 $.01 Office Max

no brads $.10 CVS 7/10

$0.01 Staples
Pencils 10 pk  $.01 Staples 7/24** $.01 Staples
Mechanical Pencils $.25 Staples 7/10 $.39 Walgreens w/ coupon
Papermate Pens $.50 CVS 7/17  $1 Staples 7/17 $.10 Office MaxFree w/ Extra Bucks CVS
Bic Pens  


 $.01 Staples 7/10

coupon to get for free HERE

$0.20 Office Max
Generic Pens  Free (Pentel) Staples 7/24 $0.25 Office Depot 7/17  $.25 Office Depot
Dry Erase Markers (Expo)  $1.99 CVS 7/10

$1 generic Staples 7/4

$1 generic Staples
Scissors   Fiskars $.99 Walgreens 7/10 $0.25 Office Depot
Elmers Glue Stick  $.25 EDLP Walmart 7/17  $.40 Walmart 7/10 $.19 Walgreens
Generic Glue Stick  $.20 Target
Three ring binders (floppy plastic) $0.25 Office Depot
Zipper bags  $.25 Office Max 7/17 $0.05 Office Depot
Mini- stapler   $1 Staples 7/10 $1 Office Depot
Handheld pencil sharpener  $.39 Walgreens 7/24   $.01 Office Max 7/10 $0.05Office Depot
Cap erasers 10 ct   $. 01 Staples 7/10 $.10 Office Depot
Compass $.05 Office Max
Slide school boxes  $.25 Staples 7/10 $.01 Office Depot
Plastic school boxes $.50 Staples
Rulers  $0.25 Office Depot 7/17   $.50 Target 7/6 $.01 Office Depot
Glue  $.25 (Elmers) EDLP Walmart 7/17 $.01 Staples 7/10

$.20 EDLP Target 7/6

$.01 (generic) Staples
Index Cards  $.01 Staples 7/24   $.40 Walmart 7/10 $0.25 Staples
Pink Erasers (2pk)
3pk $.25 Office Max
Book Covers $.25 Office Depot
Highlighters $.01 Staples 7/24 $.09 Walgreens 7/17 Free w/rebate Staples 7/17 l Free w/rebate Staples
Other Deals:
CVS-$.88 Kleenex Boxes, Get $5 register rewards when you buy $15 in Mead Five Star,
The Knack offers directions and classes on all sorts of crafty things for teachers and kids.
Staples– $.50 tab dividers; $5.99 4gb Flashdrive; $11.99 8 gb flashdrive, $19.99 Desk Chair
Link to Target’s Educational Support Page
Toys R US-  BOGO Color Wonder, Crayola Art Case $9.99, Buy one get two free Crayola,
Free Lunch Kit wyb any Backpack $12.99 or more (quantities limited, no rain checks – Also available at select Babies R Us
Walgreens– 29.99 printer; $. 19 mini comp book,
Wal-Mart– $3.50 girls shirts,$2 construction paper, $1 Avery Label Book, $398 Toshiba Satellight laptop, $49 Cannon printer,

About schmeggo

Hi there and welcome to my little piece of web. I am a wife, a step mom,mom, and a teacher among other things. I am addicted to school supplies and getting things for as little as possible. During July and August I spend Sundays coming the papers and stalking my local Staples trying to find items at prices that I can get over 120 of them. During the school year, this is a personal blog of educational interest. I am by no means an expert on education and child rearing, but through trial and error, I hope we can help each other out. Whether you are buying for one or one-hundred, kindergarten to college, I hope that my little web space can help you find something trendy or cheap to make back to school on any day easier.
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