EDIT: I mistakenly uploaded the wrong Sharpie coupon for the Office Max deal. The proper coupon is now uploaded and is available until August 8! Thanks to Sara and everybody in the comments for pointing out the mistake.
It turns out that a decent number of new visitors come to HIF in search of “free school supplies” every day. That's great until you realize that we don't have that many free school supplies here. In fact, the post that seems to attract the most attention is almost three years old, which of course make it invalid.
So from now until school starts, I'll try and post weekly school supply deals each week! Also, note that Office Max, Staples, and Office Depot all price match competitor ads. If you happen to have all three in close vicinity, you could probably create some even better deals.
OfficeMax has some great deals available, including the following:
2-Pocket Basic or Prong Folders (limit 6)
12″ Wood Rule (limit 3)
*NEW* All Sharpie and Sharpie Accent singesl w/ coupon (limit 3)
OfficeMax #2 Pencils, 12-pack (limit 3)
OfficeMax Filler Paper (limit 3)
Composition Book (limit 6)
Staples has the following freebies available this week:
Staples filler paper, 120 sheets (limit 5) (Mon-Wed only!)
Accel 1-subject notebook, 100 sheets (limit 3)
Foohy Petz assorted monkey head cap erasers, 10 pack (limit 2)
Staples Delta Elite retractable gel pens, 2 pack (limit 2)
Westcott 7″ bent handle scissors (limit 2)
Zebra Z-Grip retractable ballpoint pens, 7 pack (limit 2)
Staples clear glue sticks, 4 pack (limit 2)
Paper Mate Sharpwriter mechanical pencils, 5 pack (limit 2)
Staples photo glossy paper, 60 pack (limit 2) Retail is $9.99 with $8.99 easy rebate.
RoseArt washable watercolors, 8 pack (limit 2)
Staples 3-hole punch (limit 2)
They also have quite a few $2 items, including white out, scotch tape, and more. I'm not sure if they're enough of a deal or not to include.
Also, note that they have a $10 Staples Gift Card offer when you spend $50. If you have a larger purchase to make this week, such as some printer ink, it might be worthwhile going there.
Now for Office Depot.
Free Resume Printing (limit 25)
Free Scholastic 4 oz. School Glue w/ $5 min. purchase
Office Depot Pencil Pouch (limit unknown)
Tug Pencil Sharpener (limit 3)
Papermate #2 Pencils, 10 pack (limit 3)
Office Depot Notebook Filler Paper, 150 pack (limit unknown)
Office Depot 12″ Acrylic Ruler
Sharpie Accent Pocket Highlighters, 6 pack
Office Depot Marble Composition Book, 100 pages
Liquid Paper Smooth Coverage White Out
PaperMate Write Bros Ballpoint Pens, 10 pack
Office Depot Paper Clips, 100 pack
*Expo White Board Cleaner or Eraser $1.99 w/ $1 coupon
*Not sure if this will work, as the coupon is for any “Expo Click” item, but it's worth a shot.
And finally, if you happen to shop at Kmart, they have a deal where you can get a specific freebie each week if you spend $15. This week's freebie is, whatever that is.