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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Staples Trip - 7/12

We decided to make the back-to-school sale at Staples a family affair today. I wish I would have taken my camera! My daughter, husband, mom, and dad all went along. Mom and Dad each got the deals too. (It's contagious, isn't it!?!?) Here's what I ended up with.

Here's how it breaks down.

2 Staples copy paper reams - $3.69 each
2 Bic Pen 5-packs - $1.00 each
2 8-packs of pencils - $.01 each
1 Pack Staples Photo Paper - $9.99
1 Crayola Large Crayons (for preschool!) - $3.29
Merchandise Total: $22.68

- $1.00 x 2 Bic pen printable coupons (HERE)
-$5.00 off any $20 purchase Staples coupon
Out-of-Pocket: $15.68 plus tax

Eligible Rebates:
$7.36 - Copy paper ($3.68 x 2)
$8.99 - Photo paper
Total Rebates: $16.35

We just about broke even with tax!

I will warn you that finding these deals is not for the faint of heart. Absolutely nothing was marked with the sale prices. You had to match the exact picture in the ad or ask an associate. Because of this, the associates were being pulled in every direction by customers. There were even people lined up outside the store before it opened! There are some good deals to be had if you're willing to hunt for them!

You can see other shoppers' great deals over at the Grocery Cart Challenge.