Money-making deal scenario for school/office supplies at Staples this week!

If you still need to stock up on school supplies before the beginning of the new school year, check out the deals this week at Staples! You can get better-than-free back-to-school or office supplies there until Wednesday. I decided to put together a deal scenario for this week’s Staples deals (thanks, Hip2Save!)  Check out what I was able to snag today:

By buying all of these things (2 reams of Hammermill paper, 2 packages of photo paper, electric pencil sharpener, 6 one-subject notebooks, 2 double packages of kid scissors, 2 4-packs of gluesticks, 2 packages of Pentel RSVP gel pens, 2 pencil/crayon sharpeners, 2 packages of push-pins, 2 packages of Quartet dry-erase markers, 2 plastic flexible rulers, and 2 3-packs of Pentel erasers) I made a profit of $1.80! Great deal for a LOT of school supplies.

Here’s a sample deal scenario to get you thinking:

  • Buy 6 Staples 1 subject notebook 10.5″×8″ 70 sheets 1¢ each ($5 minimum purchase; limit 6)
  • Buy 2 Hammermill CopyPlus Paper $4.99 each (1 ¢ each after rebate; limit 2)
  • Buy 2 Staples Photo Plus 4″×6″ Paper 60-pack $9.99  each (1 ¢ each after rebate; limit 2)
  • Buy 1 Staples Slim Line pencil sharpener $15.99  (FREE after rebate; limit 1)
  • Buy 1 Pentel Hi-Polymer white handheld erasers 3-pack 50¢ (limit 2)
  • Buy 1 Staples multi-color push pins 100-pack 50¢ (limit 2)
  • Buy 2 Staples glue sticks 4-pack 50¢ (limit 2)
  • Buy 1 Staples Dual Dome pencil sharpener 50¢ (limit 2)
  • Buy 1 Wescott Plastic ruler 50¢ (limit 2)
  • Buy 1 Sharpie Permanent Markers, fine 5-pack $1 (limit 2)
  • Buy 2 Quartet EnduraGlide dry erase markers, fine 4-pack $1 (limit 2)
  • Buy 1 Pentel RSVP pens 5-pack $1 (limit 2)
  • Buy 2 Wescott 5″ Scissors 2 pk $1 (limit 2)

Sub-Total $55.01

Use the new 20% off all office/school supplies coupon from this week’s flyer or from here (-$11)

Total $44.01

But then submit online for:

  • 2 Hammermill CopyPlus Paper $4.98 easy rebates
  • 2 Staples Photo Plus 4″×6″ Paper 60-pack $9.98  easy rebates
  • 1 Staples Slim Line pencil sharpener $15.99 easy rebate

Total rebate amount $45.91

Net Profit from this transaction: $1.90

Good luck and let us know what scenarios you come up with!


About simplemotherhood

My name is Irina. I blog over at about the joys and challenges of motherhood, our love of travel and how we manage to travel all around the world with 3 children. I also love reading, saving money, and everything from gardening, healthy living, and frugality to scrapbooking, menu planning, and tea parties. I enjoy decorating, organizing, and homeschooling my children.
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