Get school supplies for just pennies

July 23, 2008 11:54:15 AM PDT
If you think those back to school sales are hitting us early this year, you're right. The competition is so fierce that in some cases, stores are giving you the stuff for only pennies. Crayons for 22 cents, erasers for 5 cents a pack, folders a penny a piece. Houston mom of three Erin Labranda is known as a real super saver, so with a stack of sale ads in hand, Erin hits Houston stores.

"Between now and the first day of school, everything is going to be on sale at one time or another," said Erin.

At Office Depot, we found plastic folders for a penny and filler paper for 15 cents. Because Office Depot honors competitors' ads, we will price match. That means a 24 count box of crayons will be 22 cents instead of $2.59.

We also pick up markers.

"These are actually $3.79, but since we are price matching we are getting them for 88 cents," Erin told us.

Our savings quickly added up. We paid $8.67 for 10 folders, four packs of markers, two packs of colored pencils, two bottles of glue and two composition books.

Across town, at Wal-Mart, where they also price match, they have great deals on school supplies. There, we bought ten 70-page spiral notebooks at five cents a piece. The limit is 10.

We also picked up a pack of 10pens for 50 cents and two glue sticks for 22 cents.

Our total? $1.05. With prices like these, many parents are stocking up now.

Our total for the day was just under $10. At regular prices, we would have spent $65!

Want more hot deals for school supplies? The following are good through Saturday, July 26.

Staples
12 pack cap erasers (limit 2) .05
2 Pocket Folders (limit 2) .50
Plastic Protractor (limit 1) .50
½ inch or 1 inch binders (limit 4) .25

Office Depot
2 pocket plastic folder (limit 10) .01
150 ct. Filler Paper (limit 5) .15
Scholastic Crayons (limit 5) .25
1 inch Vinyl Binder (limit 5) .50

Wal-Mart
70 Sheet Spiral Notebook (limit 10) .05
Elmer's Glue .22
Crayola Crayons 24 count .24
Crayola Markers 10 count .88
Crayola Colored Pencils .88
Composition books .50

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