Pay it Forward Backpack Event!

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If you’ve been a reader for awhile, you know that my “day job” is working in an elementary school.  I work with low income, at risk students and every year, there is a need for backpacks and school supplies.  I was grateful to be chosen once agian to participate in the Pay it Forward Backpack Event!  Campus Book Rentals provided several bloggers with $25 to purchase a backpack and as many school supplies as possible.  I purchased all of the items pictured above for $24.96!

Here’s what I got:

  • 2 backpacks – $9.99 (BOGO free sale)
  • 4 packages of Up & Up pencils (24 ct) – $1.25 each
  • 4 packages of Up & Up glue sticks (2 ct) – $.25 each (free with coupon)
  • Sharpie highlights (2 ct) – $.99
  • 2 Up & Up scissors – $.75 each
  • 2 packages Pink erasers (2 ct) – $.50
  • 2 packages crayons – $.25 each (price matched Toys ‘R Us ad)
  • 6 spiral notebooks – $.17 each
  • 5 composition notebooks  - $.52 each

Each year, I take my kids with me to go shopping and we choose a child from the same grade level they are in for us to shop for.  Knowing that there are children out there who don’t have backpacks and school supplies helps them to appreciate the things they have!

campus book rentalsSpecial thanks goes out to Campus Book Rentals for sponsoring this awesome event!  If you aren’t familiar with them, they offer students up to 90% off their textbooks! It not only allows students to save money, it helps students make money by providing services for students to rent out their textbooks to other students. Campus Book Rentals has been around since 2007, and continues to help students live a more affordable life. I wish they would have been around when I was in college!

 

Back to School Deals for the Week of 8/18!

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Here is a list of the top back to school deals for the week of 8/18:

CVS BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Bic Pens and Pencils-Buy 2, Get 1 Free
$1.50/2 Bic Stationery Products printable
$1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)
Price depends on items purchased!

Avery Binders-$4.99
Price depends on items purchased!

Elmer’s Glue-Buy 1, Get 1 Free
Price depends on items purchased!

Five Star Notebooks-Buy 1, Get 1 50% off
$1/2 Five Star Products printable
$1/2 Five Star Product, exp. 9/30/13 (SS 08/04/13)
Price depends on items purchased!

Crayola Products-Buy 1, Get 1 50%off
Price depends on items purchased!

PaperMate Pens-Buy 1, Get 1 Free
Spend $10, Get $3 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)
Price depends on items purchased!

Sharpie Marker 8 ct.-Buy 1, Get 1 Free
Spend $10, Get $3 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)

 

OFFICE DEPOT BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Office Depot Brand Spiral 1-Subject Notebooks – $0.01

Office Depot Brand Acrylic 12″ Ruler – $0.01

Wilson Jones Basic Round-Ring 1″ View Binder – $1.00

Office Depot Brand Mechanical Pencils With Comfort Grip 12 per pk. – $1.00

Office Depot Brand Reinforcement Labels 200 per pk. – $1.00

Office Depot Brand Fashion Composition Books – $1.00

Office Depot Brand Magnetic Dry-Erase Eraser – $1.00

FORAY Erasable Highlighters with Chisel Tips 3 per pk. – $1.00

Office Depot Brand Wood Pencils 12 per pk. – $1.00

 

OFFICE MAX BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Avery Mailing Labels-$0.01 after MaxPerks

Duracell CopperTop 20 pk. AA or AAA Batteries-$0.01 after MaxPerks
$1/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium, or Specialty Batteries, exp. 8/31/13 (P&G 07/28/13 R)
$0.50/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, exp. 8/31/13 (P&G 07/28/13 R)
$0.75/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium, or Specialty Batteries, exp. 8/31/13 (P&G 07/28/13)
FREE after coupon and MaxPerks!

Composition Books-$0.01 after $5 Minimum Purchase

No. 2 Pencils 12 pk. – $0.25

12 pk. Colored Pencils – $0.25

Sharpie Single Markers – $0.25

1 Subj. Notebooks – $1.00

0.4 Liter Storage Boxes-2/$1

Poly Notebooks – $1.00

Poly Snap Document Sleeve – $1.00

Brother Laser HL Printer – $59.99

Kindle Fire HD 7 in. 16 GB – $159.00

 

RITE AID BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Crayola 8 Crayons,12 ct. Chalk, Avery Tabs, 5 Pack Poly Tabs, Mead Composition Books, Paper Portfolios, Rite Aid Rubber Bands, Highlighters, Reusable Envelopes, Key Chain Sharpener, Jumbo Bookcover, Pencil Pouch-2/$1
$1 off 2 In Ad Coupon
FREE wyb 2 after In Ad Coupon!

Plastic School Box-$0.99

BookSox or Jumbo Book Covers-$0.99

EZ Touch Retractable Pens-$0.99

5 pk. White Posterboard-$0.99

Mead 3 Subj. Notebooks-$0.99

Paperclips-$0.99

Sharpeners or Tear Drop Erasers-$0.99

 

STAPLES TO SCHOOL DEALS

Hammermill CopyPlus, Ream-FREE after Easy Rebate

Staples Photo Supreme paper-FREE after Easy Rebate

BIC Velocity gel pens, black, 2 per pk. – $0.50
$1.50/2 Bic Stationery Products printable
$1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)
FREE after coupon!

Staples 0.7 mm assorted mechanical pencils, 12 per pk. -FREE after Easy Rebate

Westcott Preferred 7″ scissors – $0.50

Paper Mate Magic Rub erasers, 3 per pk. – $0.50

Staples composition book, 100 sheets-$0.10 with $5 Minimum Purchase

Staples 3-hole binder punch – $1.00

RoseArt colored pencils, 12 per pk. – $1.00

Paper Mate Magic Rub erasers, 3 per pk. – $0.50

Compass or Protractor – $1.00

Poly envelopes with zipper, check size – $1.00

Staples wireless notebook, 8.5″ x 11″, 80 sheets – $1.00

 

WALGREENS TO SCHOOL DEALS

Bic 5 pk. Highlighters-$0.79
$1.50/2 Bic Stationery Products printable
$1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)
As low as FREE after coupon!

Protractor-$0.19

Wooden Ruler-$0.19

Fiskars Scissors-$0.99

Construction Paper-$0.99

Wexford Tab Dividers-$0.99

2 pk. Poly Portfolio-$0.49

Wexford Erasers-3/$1

Crayola Crayons-$0.99

Posterboard-$0.39

Composition Books-$0.99

Filler Paper-$0.79

Mini Highlighters-$0.19

Sticky Notes-$0.39

Glue-$0.39

5 pk. Mechincal Pencils-$0.79

10 pk. Stick Pens-$0.79

Wexford Legal Pads-$0.99

Mini Memo Book-5/$1

(Thanks Passion for Savings!)

Back to School Clothing Deals!

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If you need to go shopping for back to school clothes, here are the best deals that you can score today!

Make sure you check out my post on how to save on back to school clothing here-> 10 Ways to Save on Children’s Clothing

Aeropostale

  • Save an extra 30% off all clearance items with code CLEAR30
  • Graphic tees for $4.99, Short-sleeve tees for $5.99, and shorts for $9.99

Shop here–> Aeropostale Back to School Sale

Crazy 8

  • Save 30% off the entire store – prices start at $2.79
  • Get free shipping when you spend $75 or more

Shop here–> Crazy 8 Back to School Sale

Famous Footwear




  • BOGO 50% off

Gap

  • Save 40% off your total purchase with the code FALLFIX
  • Free shipping when you spend $50 or more at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic (this is based on pre-discount pricing and you may combine items across stores)

Shop here–> Gap Back to School sale

Gymboree

  • Save 30% off EVERYTHING and take an additional 20% off marked down items
  • Earn a $25 Gymbuck for every $50 you spend
  • Get free shipping when you spend $75 or more

Shop here–> Gymboree Back to School sale

Kohl’s

  • Extra 15% off everything with the code LEMONADE
  • Free shipping when you spend $75 or more

Shop here–> Kohl’s Back to School Sale

Old Navy

  • Save 30% off your total purchase with the code FALLFIX
  • Kids jeans start at $10, adult jeans start at $19
  • Free shipping when you spend $50 or more at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic (this is based on pre-discount pricing and you may combine items across stores)

Shop here-> Old Navy Back to School Sale

Shoe Carnival



  • BOGO 50% off plus $5 off purchase coupon

The Children’s Place

  • Save 25% on orders of $50 or more with code E3H253H
  • Save 20% on orders of $40 or more with code J3H203H
  • Save 15% on everything with code N3H159H
  • Stock up Sale:  $5 for graphic tees, $8 for skirts and skorts, $8 for polos and thermals, and $12 for sleepwear
  • Free shipping when you spend $75 or $5 flat rate shipping

Shop here–> The Children’s Place Back to School Sale

See all of my latest Back to School Deals here–> Back to School Deals

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Back To School Deals for the week of 8/4!

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Here is a list of the top back to school deals for the week of 8/4:

OFFICE DEPOT BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Vinyl Storage Pouch (Limit 3 per Household) – $0.01

Scholastic Crayons 24-Pack, Limit 3 – $0.25

Oxford Index Cards (100 Pack), Limit 3 – $0.25

Kleenex Tissue Pocket Pack – $0.25

Office Depot Brand #2 Pencils (8 Pack), Limit 3 – $0.25

Scholastic Pourable Glue (4 oz.), Limit 3 – $0.25

Office Depot Brand Stick Pens, 10 pack, Limit 3 – $0.25

 

OFFICE MAX BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Office Max Filler Paper (Limit 5) – $0.01
With $5 Additional Purchase

Schoolio 3×5 Index Cards (Limit 5) – $0.01
With $5 Additional Purchase

6″ Plastic Protractor (Limit 2) – $0.05

Office Max Ball Bearing Compass (Limit 2) – $0.05

Schoolio Composition Books – $0.50

Schoolio Marker Multipacks – $0.50

Office Max 4 oz. Glue Bottle & 2 Glue Sticks – $0.50

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils (10 Pack) – $0.50

Bic Crystal Ballpoint Pens (10 Pack) – $0.50
$1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)
$1.50/2 Bic Stationery Products printable
FREE after coupon!

Paper Mate White Pearl Erasers (3 Pack) – $0.50
With In Ad Coupon, Limit 3

Sharpie Accent Liquid Pen Highlighters – $1.00
With In Ad Coupon, Limit 3

RITE AID BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Paper Portfolios-$0.49

Mead Composition Book-$0.49

Crayola 12 ct. Chalks-$0.49

Crayola 8 ct. Crayons-$0.49

Mead Notebooks-3/$0.99

Bic White Out – $0.99

2 pk. Erasers – $0.99

Pilot G2 Pens – $0.99

5 pk. White Poster Board – $0.99

Report Covers – $0.99

Avery Big Tab Dividers – $0.99

 

STAPLES BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Pental R.S.V.P. 5 Pack of Pens – $4.49
Buy 1, Get $4.49 Staples Easy Rebate
FREE after Easy Rebate

Bic Mechanical Pencils, 5 Pack – $0.25
$1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)
FREE after Coupon!

Bic Dry Erase Markers, 4 pack – $1.00
$1/1 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/13 (SS 08/04/13)
FREE after coupon!

Hammermill Copy Paper – $6.99
Buy 1, Get $5.99 Easy Rebate (limit 2)
FREE With Coupon Online Here (Pg.25)
FREE after rebate and Coupon!

Staples Photo Paper, 4″x6″ – $9.99
Buy 1, Get $6.99 Staples Easy Rebate
FREE With Coupon Online Here (Pg.25)
FREE after rebate!

Staples Filler Paper (120 Sheets), Limit 5 – $0.01
With $5 Minimum Purchase

Staples Poly Cover Composition Books – $0.75

Westcott 5″ Scissors (2 Pack) – $1.00

WALGREENS BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

PaperMate Pens 10 pk. or Mechanical Pencils 5 pk. – $0.29

Memo Books-6/$1

2 Pocket Folders-6/$1

Bic Atlantis Pens 4 pk. or Cristal Pens 10 pk. – $0.99
$1.50/2 Bic Stationery Products printable
$0.24 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

1 Subject Notebook – $0.79

Composition Books – $0.79

Pencil Sharpener-$0.39

Plastic Compass-$0.39

Erasers 2 pk. or Caps 15 pk.-4/$1

Protractor – $0.12

Ruler – $0.12

Dry Erase Markers 4 pk. – $0.99

Uni-Ball Gel Pen 2 pk. – $0.99

Construction Paper – $0.99

Composition Book – $0.99

2 pk. Legal Pads – $0.99

20 pk. Stick Pens – $0.99

4 pk. Retractable Pens – $0.99

2 pk. Correction Fluid – $0.99

Plastic Supplies Box – $0.99

130 Sheet Filler Paper – $0.99

Color 1 in. Binder – $0.99

Sharpie 2 pk. – $0.79

Elmer’s 2 pk. Glue Sticks – $0.99

Crayola Crayons 24 pk.-$0.99

Fiskars Scissors – $0.99

Expo 2 pk. Markers – $0.99

 

Back to School Deals for the week of 7/28

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Here is a list of the top back to school deals for the week of 7/21:

CVS BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Post Its-$0.99

Krazy Glue-$0.99

Sharpie Fine Point Markers 8 ct.-$3.99
Spend $10, Get $3 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)
Final Price: $2.99 ea. wyb 3 after ECB!

Mead Five Star 1 Subject Notebooks-$3
Spend $10, Get $3 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)
$1/2 Mead Five Star Products printable
Final Price: $1.75 ea. wyb 4 after coupons and ECB!

Crayola Products-Spend $10, Get $3 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)

Bic Atlantis, Velocity, Bold, or Softfeel 5 ct.-$1.99
$1.50/2 Bic Product printable
Final Price: $1.24 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

KMART BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Composition Books-$0.25 ea. for Members when you spend $5

Fashion Portfolios-$0.50

70 Sheet Notebooks-$0.50

Filler Paper – $1.00

Bic 10 ct. Pens – $1.00
$0.50/2 Bic Stationery Products printable
Final Price: $0.75 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

PaperMate 10 ct. Pens – $1.00

Zebra Pens – $2.50
$1/2 Zebra Pen, exp. 8/31/13 (SS 07/28/13)
Final Price: $2 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Georgia-Pacific Copy and Printer Paper – $4.00
$0.50/1 Georgia-Pacific Copy and Printer Paper, exp. 11/30/13 (RP 07/28/13)
Final Price: $3.50 after coupon!

Rose Art 24 ct. Colored Pencils – $1.50

Rose Art 8 ct. Watercolors – $1.50

Rose Art 10 ct. Markers – $1.50

OFFICE DEPOT BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Office Depot Brand Marble Composition Books – $0.25

Office Depot Brand 6″ Protractor – $0.25

Office Depot Brand Acrylic 12″ Ruler – $0.25

Schoolworks 5″ Kids Stainless Steel Scissors – $0.50

Sharpie Single Permanent Markers – $0.50

Office Depot Brand Poly 2-Pocket Folders, Assorted Colors – $0.50

Fashion Poly Envelopes – $1.00

Scholastic 1.4 oz. Glue Stick – $1.00

Office Depot Brand Magnetic Dry-Erase Eraser – $1.00

Office Depot Brand Tank Highlighter, 5 pk. – $1.00

Personal Care Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap – $1.00

OFFICE MAX BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Sharpie Accents 4 pk. Highliters-FREE with In Ad Coupon (Limit 2)

Avery Address Labels-$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

Backpacks-$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

Multipurpose Paper Ream-$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

1 Hole Punch-$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

Junior Blunt or Pointed Scissors-$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

Clear Zipper Binder Pocket-$0.01 after MaxPerks Rewards

Avery 5 Tab Dividers – $0.50

2 pk. Glue Sticks – $0.50

Office Max Glue – $0.50

Schoolio 1 to 1.5 in. Binders – $1.00

Schoolio Poly Folders – $1.00

Poly 70 sheet Notebooks – $1.00

24 pk. Mechanical Pencils – $1.00

Post It Notes Cubes – $1.00

Mini Stapler – $1.00

3 Hole Notebook Punch – $1.00

2 Pocket with Fasteners or 4 Pocket Laminate Folders – $1.00

Powerhouse 1 Gallon Zipper Bags 15 pk., or 50 ct. Quart Size – $1.00

Papermate Inkjoy 4 Color Pens 3 pk.-$1 with In Ad Coupon

RITE AID BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Mead Composition Notebooks-3/$1.98
Buy 3, Get $1 +Up Reward (Limit 2)
Final Price: $0.33 ea. wyb 3 after +Up Reward!

Eraser Caps, Poly or Paper Portfolios, Sliding Pencil Case, 70 ct. Notebooks, Pencil Sharpeners, Rulers,Sheet Protectors 10 pk., Kid Scissors, Playskool 24 ct. Crayons, School Glue, Index Cards-3/$0.99
Buy 3, Get $0.99 +Up Reward (Limit 1)
Final Price: FREE after +Up Reward!

Bic Hilighters and Pens-$1.99
$1.50/2 Bic Products printable
Final Price: $1.24 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Sharpie, PaperMate, Expo Markers-$2.99

Pentel, Zebra, Pilot Pens-$1.99

G2 Pens-$1.99

Mead Five Star Products-50% off
$1/2 Mead Five Star Products printable
$1/1 Mead Five Star 3 or 5 Subject Notebook (RA Video Values, July)
Final Price: Price depends on items purchased!

STAPLES BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Staples 8.5″ x 11″ Multipurpose paper ream-FREE after Easy Rebate with In Ad Coupon

Staples Photo Supreme paper-FREE after Easy Rebate with In Ad Coupon

Slider pencil case, assorted-$0.01
With $5 Min. Purchase

2-pocket paper folder, assorted-$0.01
With $5 Min. Purchase

Staples school glue, 4 oz.
With $5 Min. Purchase

Staples translucent pencil box – $0.50

BIC Wite-Out Quick Dry correction fluid, 2 per pk. – $0.50
$1.50/2 Bic Stationery Products printable
Final Price: $0.25 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

BIC Velocity gel pens, bold, 2 per pk.
$1.50/2 Bic Stationery Products printable
Final Price: $0.25 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Paper Mate Sharpwriter 0.7 mm mechanical pencils, 5 per pk. – $0.50

Protractor or compass – $1.00

Staples steel 1-hole punch – $1.00

Poly envelopes with zipper, check size – $1.00

TARGET BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Sharpie Highlighter 3-pk. -2/$2
5% off Sharpie Highlighters (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $0.95 ea. wyb 2 after Cartwheel!

Up & Up Scissors 2 pk.-2/$2
5% off Up & Up Scissors (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $0.95 ea. wyb 2 after Cartwheel!

Up & Up Markers 8 ct.-2/$2
10% off Up & Up Markers (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $0.90 ea. wyb 2 after Cartwheel!

Up & Up Watercolor Paints-2/$2
10% off Up & Up Watercolor Paints (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $0.90 ea. wyb 2 after Cartwheel!

Bic Medium Atlantis Ball Pen 5-ct. -2/$5
$0.50/2 Bic Stationery Products printable
Final Price: $2.25 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Expo Chisel-Tip Dry Erase Markers 4-pk. -2/$5
5% off Expo Dry Erase Markers (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $2.38 ea. wyb 2 after Cartwheel!

Elmer’s Washable Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks 12-ct.-2/$6

up & up 3-subject Notebook College Ruled 150-sheet
10% off Up & Up Notebooks (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $2.70 ea. wyb 2 after Cartwheel!

up & up 3-subject Notebook College Ruled 120-sheet-2/$6
10% off Up & Up Notebooks (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $2.70 ea. wyb 2 after Cartwheel!

Up & Up Binders 1.5 in.-2/$6
10% off Up & Up Binders (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $2.70 ea. wyb 2 after Cartwheel!

WALGREENS BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS

Wexford 2 Pocket Folders-$0.10

Dixon Ticonderoga Pencil Packs-$0.99
$1 off Dixon Ticonderoga Purchase wyb Prang Item printable
Final Price: FREE wyb Prang Product after coupon!

Mini Hilighters-$0.19 with In Ad Coupon

Wooden Ruler

Crayola Posterboard-$0.39 with In Ad Coupon

Elmers Glue 4 oz.-$0.49 with In Ad Coupon

Elmers Glue Sticks 2 pk.-$0.49 with In Ad Coupon

Wexford Scissors-$0.49 with In Ad Coupon

Pilot Easy Touch Pens-$0.99

Wexford Mechanical Pencil 3 Packs-$0.99

Wexford 1 Subject Notebook-$0.49

2 Pocket Folders-$0.49

6 pk. Highlighters-$0.49