Each year, Staples runs one cent sales on various school supplies. Normally they do this all in a few days, but this year they are dividing up the sales into various weeks. I thought those of you who have a Staples in your area might want to know about the upcoming sales.
This week, the one cent items are: 500 pack copy paper (after an easy rebate) and an 8 pack of pencils (instant discount).
This sale starts Sunday and goes ONLY through Wednesday, NOT through the end of the week.
Homeschoolers are able to go online and sign up for a Teacher Rewards card. If you get this, once you have your card, it entitles you to purchase up to 25 of the items that are 1 cent rather than the normal limit, which is usually two items per customer.
There is also a $5.00 off coupon on this week’s flier for any purchases of $20 or more (in store only). I think the stores generally have the fliers, but I’m not sure. I know they come in the newspapers.
P.S. Think ahead. These one cent items and other school supplies on sale during the months of July and August make wonderful Christmas gifts. Many of the smaller items fit perfectly in the shoeboxes that are collected at Christmas. If you prefer local ministries, there are foster and adoption services agencies that also collect school supplies as gifts for families who can use the extra help. Another idea is to take a bunch of these economically priced items and drop them off at the local women’s shelter – many of them have school-age children and I can tell you from personal experience that school supplies are greatly appreciated by these families.