Score free school supplies at Target, Staples, Rite Aid

08/03/2014 7:00 AM

08/03/2014 12:10 AM

It’s a stellar week to stock up on school supplies for your family or to donate to a schoolteacher. Pick up free Bic mechanical pencils, free scissors and free Post-It notes at Target, a free pack of Pentel white erasers at Staples, free Purell at Rite Aid and composition books for just 10 cents at Office Depot and OfficeMax.

There are coupons for school supplies in this Sunday’s Smart Source insert in The N&O and there are printable store coupons on

And, don’t forget, there’s still time to nominate an outstanding Triangle public schoolteacher to win our Back-to-School supplies giveaway. Check the fact box for details.

Keep reading for a complete cheat sheet of the very best deals of the week.


3-pack Pentel Hi-Polymer white erasers: FREE after Easy Rebate.

2-pocket folders: 15 cents.

Composition books: 50 cents.

12-pack pencils: 68 cents.

120-count filler paper: 82 cents.

Crayola 10-pack markers: 97 cents.

Crayola 12-pack colored pencils: 97 cents.

4-pack glue sticks: $1.25.

500-count copy paper: $2 after in-ad coupon and Easy Rebate.

16GB USB flash drive: $8.

Save $2 instantly on a binder when you recycle an old binder.

110 percent price-match guarantee on school supplies.

Office Depot and OfficeMax, which now have a combined circular:

Composition books: 10 cents! Limit 3.

2-hold manual pencil sharpeners: 25 cents. Limit 3.

Sharpie singles: 25 cents. Limit 5.

4-pack glue sticks: 25 cents. Limit 3.

3-pack or 4-pack highlighters: 50 cents. Limit 3.

Crayola 24-pack crayons: 50 cents.

500-count copy paper: $2 after mail-in rebate. Limit 2.


Paper folder: 15 cents.

70-sheet spiral notebooks: 25 cents.

Neon erasers: 25 cents.

Bic 10-pack Round Stic pens: 97 cents

$1/2 8/3 Smart Source insert

= 47 cents each.

Elmer’s 4 oz. glue: 50 cents.

Crayola 24-count crayons: 50 cents.

150-sheet pack of filler paper: 82 cents.

90-sheet Post-It Sticky Notes: $1.

Crayola 12-count colored pencils: $1.27.

Crayola Washable water colors 8-pack: $1.97.

Ticonderoga pencils 24-pack: $3.97.


Note: As of Saturday, Aug. 2, there were several Target coupons available to print on school supplies on several of the national brands, including Pilot, Sharpie, Mead, Scotch and Post It. Print them via There is a link to coupons at the bottom of the home page.

PLUS: There’s a $5/$25 coupon in Sunday’s Target circular on school supplies. Exclusions: paper towels, Ziploc bags, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, electronics, backpacks and lunch kits.

Bic 8-pack mechanical pencils: 99 cents minus $1/2 8/3 Smart Source insert minus $1/2 printable Target store coupon = 2 FREE!

90-count Post-It Notes: 99 cents minus $1/1 printable Target store coupon = FREE!

Fiskars scissors: 99 cents minus $1/1 printable Target store coupon on “Scotch tape or scissors item” = FREE!

3-count Paper Mate beveled erasers: 99 cents minus $1/2 printable Target store coupon = 49 cents each.

Up & Up 2-pocket poly folder: 50 cents.

Up & Up 100-count index cards: 50 cents.

Stretchable cloth book covers: 50 cents.

Up & Up pencil sharpener: 50 cents.

Sterlite pencil box: 50 cents.

Crayola 24-count crayons: 50 cents. Plus there’s a $2/$10 printable Target store coupon on Crayola products.

Crayola 8-color water colors: 99 cents. Plus there’s a $2/$10 printable Target store coupon on Crayola products.

One-inch 3-ring binder: 99 cents.

70-count spiral notebook: 99 cents.

3-count Sharpie highlighters: 99 cents.

Ticonderoga pencils 24-pack: $3.50. That’s 14.5 cents per pencil -- the cheapest I’ve seen for Ticonderoga.

Dollar General:

2-pocket folders: 5/$1.

4 oz. school glue: 25 cents.

3-pack glue sticks: 25 cents.

70-count spiral notebooks: 3/$1.

24-count crayons: 3/$1.

18-count pencils: 50 cents.

Ruler: 50 cents.

100-count index cards: 50 cents.

Poster board: 50 cents to $1.

Dollar Tree:

Stock varies by location but it may be worthwhile to stop in to see what school supplies Dollar Tree is offering for $1.


24-count Crayola crayons: 25 cents after $5 minimum purchase. Limit 5.

Elmer’s 4 oz. school glue: 25 cents after $5 minimum purchase. Limit 5.


2-pocket folders with prongs: 6/$1 with in-ad coupon. Limit 6.

2-pack pink erasers or 15-pack cap erasers: 4/$1 with in-ad coupon. Limit 4.

Paper Mate 10-pack pens: 29 cents. Limit 6.

100-count index cards: 39 cents with in-ad coupon. Limit 3.

Flexible protractor: 39 cents with in-ad coupon. Limit 3.

Plastic school box: 49 cents with in-ad coupon.

Bic 10-pack pens: 99 cents with in-ad coupon

$1/2 8/3 Smart Source insert

= 49 cents each.

Crayola 24-pack crayons: 49 cents. Limit 4.

Expo dry erase markers 2-pack: 99 cents.

Sharpie highlighter 4-pack: 99 cents.

Fiskars scissors or pencil sharpener: 99 cents with in-ad coupon. Limit 4.

Crayola 12-pack colored pencils or 10-pack markers: 99 cents with in-ad coupon. Limit 3.

20-count pencils or 96 sheets construction paper: 99 cents with in-ad coupon.

Wexford binders: BOGO.

Rite Aid:

Purell hand sanitizer (8 oz.): $1.99

$1/1 7/27 SS2 minus $1/1 in-store wellness booklet (store coupon) minus $1.50/2 printable coupon = as low as FREE!

Scissors, 24-count Playskool crayons, 4 oz. school glue, 70-count spiral notebooks, composition books, erasers, poly portfolios, poly mailers, pencil case, sharpeners, rulers or index cards: 49 cents.

Bic 10-pack pens: $1 minus $1/2 8/3 Smart Source insert = 50 cents each.

Five Star stationery products: BOGO minus $1/2 and $2/2 coupons in the 8/3 SS

Backpacks and lunch kits: 50 percent off.


Kroger (sales through Tuesday, 8/5):

100-count index cards: 47 cents.

Composition books: 49 cents.

Crayola Classic markers 10-pack: 99 cents.

Elmer’s glue sticks 6-pack: $1.99

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