Have you signed up for ThredUP yet?  It’s a site similar to Schoola.  ThredUP offering new sign ups a $20 credit. Shipping is flat rate $5.99 (or free with $70+ orders). They have lots of gently used clothing, but new things as well that could be used for Operation Christmas Child (sort by new with tags!). Prices tend to be higher than I would expect, but new customers do get 40% off their first order with code 40NP.

HOWEVER, while I’m sure you can find a good deal with this free credit, my favorite thing to do is sell my kids and my own clothing on ThredUP….it’s an easy way to make a few bucks for OCC shipping money! Head here to sign up and get your free credit.


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A few school supplies were spotted on clearnce at Staples today!  These prices were found in 2 separate states, so I’m hoping this clearance is national.  Some of the prices were not marked at my store, but still rang up on clearance when I took them to the register.


Rose Art washable markers (thin and fat) $0.50 each 11900005_960534534002738_2216047975539604055_n

Various pencil pouches $1.  I have to tell you, my grade school age daughter loves those zip-it cases.  They are really fun and would be not only a useful but also a playful addition to a shoebox! (thanks, Amy)


Rose Art colored pencils (24 pack!) for $0.50.  This is by far the best price I’ve seen on colored pencils this year.  And, I really do like the Rose Art brand colored pencils.  They are nice quality.



There’s less and less school supply deals to report every week!  I think this will probably be the last “big” week of school supply sales.  We are already starting to see items on clearance, so now is the time to start searching store for great clearance prices.  Probably even better clearances next week!


All items are limit 5:

  • Staples Notebook $0.17
  • Staples Pink Erasers 3 ct  $0.25
  • Staples Glue  $0.25 (can’t put this inside a shoebox, but can be used for crafts!)

Office Depot

  •  Poly Envelopes $0.50 (limit 10)
  • Office Depot Brand Scissors $0.50 (limit 3)
  • Office Depot Brand Vinyl Storage Pouches $0.50 (limit 3)


Papermate Mechanical Pencils, 5ct  $0.69
Use $0.55/1 Papermate Pencils from 7/26 SmartSource
Final Cost: $0.14


  • Wexford index cards or pencil sharpener $0.49
  • Wexford Dry erase markers $0.99
  • Papermate highlighters, 6 pack $0.99
  • Ticonderoga Pencils, 24 pack $2.50 (good price for this brand)

Rite Aid

  • Reusable shopping bag free with coupon found in ad
  • pencil sharpeners, kids scissors $0.49

plastic baggies

Kyla found a great deal on plastic baggies at Rite Aid & CVS.  Both have their summer dollar bins on sale for 75% off! This means, if you can find them, cheap zip-top bags to use in double-bagging soap, candy, etc. (The blue box has 35 sandwich-size bags for 25 cents, the green box has 50 snack-size bags for 25 cents, and the purple box has 20 slightly larger bags for 25 cents.)  Be sure to grab bags from the clearanced summer dollar bins at Rite Aid.  There are similar looking bags in the dollar section that are not 75% off. 

Thanks, Kyla!



Ziploc Snack or Sandwich Bags (40 count) $2.29
Use 30% off with Cartwheel coupon (-$1.37)
and use $1.50/2 printable coupon (when you share) or $1/2 printable coupon
Submit receipt for $1 back from ibotta
Final Price = $.36 each


Thanks, All Things Target




School supply deals are starting to wind down.  I imagine that next week most stores will be clearance things out! Yay!  This is actually when I get the majority of the school supplies I need for Operation Christmas Child!  But, be sure to look around your stores when you’re shopping, some stores have already started marking down and prices might be even better next week.

Office Depot

Penny Deals: Require $5 minimum purchase.

  • Office Depot® Brand Paper folders (limit 10)
  • Office Depot® End cap erasers 12 pk (limit 3)
  • Office Depot Ream paper (after mail-in rebate, limit 2)

Other Deals (use them to reach your $5 minimum!).  All Limit 3

  • 4 pack Scholastic glue sticks $0.50
  • Expo Dry Erase markers $1
    • Use $1 off coupon from 7/26 Smart Source
  •  5 pack Sharpies $1
    • Use $0.75 off coupon from 7/26 Smart Source
  • Clear pencil box $0.50


The following deals are all Limit 5:

  • Staple dual hole pencil sharpener $0.25
  • Crayola washable markers $0.75
  • 5 pack Paper Mate mechanical pencils $0.75
    • Use the $0.55/1 coupon from 7/26 Smart Source
  • One subject notebooks $0.17


  • Papermate Grip mechanical pencils $0.49
    • Use the $0.55/1 coupon from 7/26 Smart Source
    • Walgreens will not give you “overage” on a coupon, so you may want to price match at Walmart to make $0.06 on this purchase! :)
  • There’s some more in-ad coupons for Wexford school supplies, but I didn’t think the prices were that great on any of them.


Check your ad, various regions have been getting $0.25 Crayola crayons!



This week, Family Dollar BIC pens (black color only!) for $0.50. Use the $1/2 coupon from 8/2SS to get them free!

(Thanks, Kyla)



As always, I will update this post as I get a chance to view more of the store flyers.

Office Depot

Penny Deals: Require $5 minimum purchase.  All  are are limit 3 each

  • Office Depot® Brand Spiral 1-Subject Notebooks
  • Office Depot® Brand Book Covers
  • tug™ 2-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener

Other Deals (use them to reach your $5 minimum!).  All Limit 3

  • 12 pack Office Depot Pencils $0.25
  • Office Depot plastic rulers $0.25
  • Poly Envelopes $0.25
  • 3 pack Paper Mate pink erasers $1
  • 10 pack Paper Mate pens $1 (no limit)
    • Use $0.55/1 coupon from 7/26 Smart Source
  • Scholastic colored pencils $1 (no limit on this one)

Free after mail-in rebate (limit 3 each)  Price in parenthesis is price you’ll pay out of pocket before submitting for rebate:

  • 2 pack Paper Mate clear point mechanical pencils ($8.79)
  • 4 pack Paper Mate retractable ball point pens ($5.29)
  • 4 pack Sharpie highlighters ($4.29)
  • Avery inkjet lables ($10)  These would be great to use as address labels and stick them on the back of your photo or on a letter to the child inside your OCC shoebox.


The following deals are all Limit 5:

  • 3 pack Pentel White Erasers $0.25
  • Staples cap erasers$0.25
  • Slider Pencil box $0.25


  • Caliber pencil 10 ct. $1.59
    • Receive $1 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1)
  • Glue sticks 6pk $1.59
    • Receive $1 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1)


Note: there are coupons for Paper Mate in the 7/26 Smart Source and previously available printables.   Walgreens does not allow for overage on coupons, so you may want to price match these at Walmart and use your coupons to get some overage!

  • Papermate 10 pack pens $0.39
  • Papermate 10 pack mechnical pencils or 6 pack highlighters $0.49
  • Wexford paper folders or mini highlighter 7 for $1
  • Crayola markers, crayons, or colored pencils $0.99
  • Wexford scissors or index cards $0.39 with in-ad coupon
  • Wexford 2 pack erasers or pencil cap erasers 4 for $1 with in-ad coupon
  • Wexford plastic folders 3 for $1 with in-ad coupon
  • Wexford pencil sharpeners $0.39 with in-ad coupon
  • Wexford 20 pack pencils $0.99
  • Wexford mini composition or memo books 6 for $1 with in-ad coupon


There’s a coupon in the ad for $5 gift card with a $25 school supply purchase or you can get the coupon on your phone by texting SCHOOL to TARGET.

There’s also a printable coupon for $2 off $10+ in Up&Up School supplies


  • 1 subject notebooks $0.17
  • 20 pack Dixon pencils $0.97
  • Crayola 24 count crayons $0.50
  • Crayola colored pencils $0.97


The ads are very regional, but check yours, the $0.25 deal on Crayola crayons has been rotating to different regions throughout the US.





Well, if your Kmart ad didn’t have this great deal last week, chances are you will get it this week.  It’s a regional deal, so check your ad.

24 packs of Crayola crayons are just $0.25 each (limit 3) at Kmart.  Don’t forget, you can also price match at Walmart and Target if your store is  sold out!  Walmart will price match stores within 50 miles.

This is the lowest price we usually find on these, and they are perfect for Operation Christmas Child, school supplies, and Christmas stockings!

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