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I can’t finish off this week’s special feature without a nod to one of my favorite office supply stores, Staples. Like many stores, you’ll find the widest selection online; just look for the link next to the “Welcome” message on any page, directing you toward the “super school savings”, and that’s what you’ll find – and with fast, free delivery on every order of $50 or more, Staples makes buying back-to-school supplies feel like you’re on a holiday!
I’m going to give you a head-start on next week’s Staples specials; all of these sales run from August 8 to August 14, so start shopping on Sunday, and help your kids pack for the daily trip to school with 25-50% off every backpack in the store:
Don’t forget the basics: every student needs paper, and Staples is almost giving away filler paper for your kids’ binders at just a penny a pack with any $5 purchase. You can get up to five packs per household in wide or college-ruled styles, but this one is in-store only, so make sure you stop by your local Staples next week!
Ah, forget about the penny; Staples has several items they are giving away – each of these, from the Scotch Pop-Up Tape Dispenser to the pack of chisel-tipped Pentel Handy Lines Retractable Highlighters are FREE with a simple rebate.
While you’re looking through the online deals, don’t miss the Back-to-School Student Essentials section, so that you don’t forget the combination lock for your children’s lockers, as well as the textbook covers — I tend to forget the book covers every year. Then again, my son doesn’t like using them, but I think I’ve found a way around that problem. The Book Sox Hot Sox Jumbo Textbook Covers change color at the touch of your hand; these should encourage your student to keep the textbooks protected from life’s little mishaps!
Did you know that you can get the Staples weekly circulars by email? If you do plan to shop in the store, this is a great way to get those snip-able coupons; just print out the pages you need! Sign up for Staples Rewards to earn 10% back on specific office or teacher’s supplies — there’s a program for both.
Staples has handy school supply lists divvied up by grade level to keep shopping easy, and you can sign up to receive Staples emails with great online and in-store offers and exclusive money-saving discounts.
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