STAPLES – Back to School SALES: July 27-Aug. 2

FREE After “Easy Rebate”: Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils, Yellow Barrel, 5/Pack
You pay $3.79 – $3.79 easy rebate


17 cents – Notebooks
68 cents – Staples Brand Pencils 12 pk
$1 BIC Crystal Ball Point Pens – 10 pk.
96 cents – Erasers (large 3 pk, or caps 12 pk)
50 cents – Plastic Pencil Box
75 cents – Pencil Slider Case
50 cents – Crayola Crayons – 24 pk
25 cents – 12″ wooden ruler
48 cents – Index Cards – 100 pk
97 cents – Crayola Markers
97 cents – Crayola Colored Pencils 12 pk
$1 RoseArt Colored Pencils 12 pk
$1 BIC Highlighters 5 pk
$1 “Bella” Plastic 5 Quart shoebox
50 cents – Composition Books


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OFFICE MAX/OFFICE DEPOT – Back to School SALES: July 27-Aug. 2 —

You must check your local ad!



  • ***Special Penny Deal: folders – 1¢ ea, with $5 minimum purchase (limit 10)
  • 25 cents – Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand 6″ Protractor (limit 3)
  • 25 cents – OD and OM brand 12″ rulers (limit 3)
  • 25 cents – OD and Westcott brand 5″ scissors – blunt tip and sharp (limit 3 of each)
  • 25 cents – OD 3 pk and OM 5 pk Large Pink Erasers (limit 3)
  • 25 cents – tiny plastic boxes (limit 3)
  • $1 Plastic Pencil Case
  • $1 BIC Round Stic Grip Pens 12 pk

SOME STATES (NY, RI, ME, and more)

  • ***Special Penny Deals: folders – 1¢ ea, with $5 minimum purchase (limit 10)
  • Pencils – 8 pk – 1¢ ea, with $5 minimum purchase (limit 3)
  • 12″ rulers – 1¢ ea, with $5 minimum purchase (limit 3)
  • 25 cents – filler paper (limit 3 pks)
  • 25 cents – 12″ Student Compass (limit 3)
  • 25 cents – OK and OM brand ball point pens 10 pk (limit 3)
  • $1 BIC Round Stic Grip Pens 12 pk
  • $1 Plastic Pencil Case

Make sure to check YOUR local ad!

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10 cents – 2 pocket folders (limit 10)
49 cents – 5″ scissors (limit 3)
6 for $1 – 50 pk sticky notes or 12″ wooden ruler (limit 6)
39 cents – 8 pk Pencils (limit 3 pks)
79 cents – composition book or filler paper

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 target pick up

GREAT DEAL AT TARGET! (July 27-Aug. 2 only)

Order $40 ONLINE – Choose “Pick-up” in STORE – and get automatic $10 off (that’s a savings of 25%—anything you choose!)
AND you can do this up to 4 times!

For #OperationChristmasChild shoppers – there are a number of items that might be great to purchase:

Crayola Crayons (24 pk) – 50 cents each – order 80 ($40 worth – $10=$30 for 80 pks or 38 cents a pack!)


  • Up&Up brand Rubber Bands (we need to wrap each shoebox with a rubber band to bring them to the drop off locations) – just 49 cents for a pk of 275
  • 24 pk of Pencils for $1.22, Plastic Pencil cases for $1
  • 50 ct Up&Up brand Blue Ballpoint Pens – $2 – great price on pens!! (thx Candice)
The website makes it a little difficult to find things – seems to work better if you already know what you want – then type that item into the “search” bar.
Crayola Crayons:
Rubber Bands:

Great way to incorporate OCC shopping into your Family Budget – get some items you need, then add on some school supplies to use in your shoebox gifts!

IF you have a Target Red Card (credit or debit) you will get 5% off in addition.
You can also go through Ebates.

Thx Sindia!

poster for beanies

Simply Shoe Boxes has made this great photo for us to use!
Just “download” or save it and add your own “deliver to” information.  You can use a program like – and then you can share it in emails, on your facebook, printed as a flyer and then you can hang it on a church or community bulletin board. (maybe your library or local supermarket?)

There are tons of Beanies still in “new” condition sitting in plastic containers that people would LOVE to donate to a good cause! And look at these 2 sweeties loving the Beanies from their shoebox gifts!

Beanie Babies Cebu Philippines 2014

Thank you Cheryl!



Teacher Appreciation Week at Walmart

Buy School and Craft items during July 25-31 and register your receipts (in store only purchases) at by August 15 and receive a gift card equally 10% !!  I can’t find where you can submit if you are a “homeschool”, but you can call  1-800-WALMART.

Teachers make such an impact on students’ lives each and every day. Going back to school shouldn’t make an impact on your wallets.

We can’t thank you enough for all that you do as a teacher. To help get you back to class for less, during Walmart’s Teacher Appreciation Week (July 25 – 31, 2014), we are offering all K-12 Teachers in the U.S.1 10% back on the purchase price of certain items.2 This teachers-only deal applies to your entire in-store purchase of classroom supplies in Walmart’s Stationery and Craft Departments during this timeframe.

Just submit your information by August 15, 2014, and you’ll receive 10% back on a Walmart eGift card via email within 1 to 2 weeks. Thanks for shopping with us!

Terms and Conditions: Offer for in-store purchases of school supplies in Walmart’s Stationery and Craft Departments from July 25 through July 31, 2014 only. Online purchases are excluded. You must submit your information no later than August 15, 2014 in order to receive your 10% eGift card.

For questions about the program please call 1-800-WALMART

(thx to Lori)


Christmas in July

“Christmas in July” Events! Is YOUR church holding one?

Churches across the country are holding events and gathering items for different charities.

The Operation Christmas Child Ohio East Team is having their “Christmas in July” this Saturday 9-5 at the Holmes County Flea Market (just east of Berlin).  There will be: Children’s activities, games and prizes, Craft projects for shoebox items. And you can also Bring your own wrapped box (filled or to fill) or one will be provided.

Tell us about if your Church is sponsoring any OCC themed “Christmas in July” events!!!!


Dollar General socks

Dollar General has their “White Circle” merchandise at 50% off through July 28th!
Lauren picked up these cute 4-pks of socks for $1.50 (1/2 off $3).
Thx Lauren for the scoop!


Right Guard

TARGET — FREE Right Guard Deodorant with coupons

Right Guard Xtreme Deodorant, 2.6 oz $3.34, regular price
Use $1.50/1 – Right Guard Xtreme Clear or Clinical Clear Product from RP from 7/13 (RedPlum insert)
And stack with the Target coupon of $2.00/1 – Right Guard Antiperspirant, Deodorant


belarus 2008

“In 2008, we were distributing shoeboxes in an orphanage in Belarus. Although short of resources these places are staffed by ladies who really care for the children who do their best. There was a little girl there who was very quiet and we were told that her mother had brought her to the place when she was 18 months old saying that she would be back soon to pick her up. That was 3 years ago and little Misha still waits… but at least this Christmas she had a present with a little note inside that told her she was loved….”
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