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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Staples Trip - 7/19

This is another great week for school supplies at Staples! We stopped by for a backpack and ended up with lots of goodies. They're all free after rebate or Staples rewards. Here's what we got.

1 Swiss backpack (Regular Price over $100) - $89.99
1 Staples brand 8-1/2 x 11 photo paper - $12.98
1 Zebra Cadoozles (0.7 mm) mechanical pencils 10-pack - $2.99
1 Zebra Sarasa retractable gel pens (medium point/black) 5-pack - $4.99
1 Pentel Handy Lines retractable assorted highlighters 4-pack - $4.99

$89.99 - Backpack*
$11.98 - Photo paper
$2.99 - Pencils
$4.99 - Pens
$4.99 - Highlighters

Final Price: $1.00 plus tax for everything!

*Note: The backpack rebate comes in the form of a Staples Rewards check, not a cash rebate. You must have a rewards account set up in order to receive this reward. If you don't have a rewards account yet, you can sign up at the store right before you check out. The rewards checks will be mailed in October.

My mom and dad also have a Staples rewards account, so we also bought a fun backpack for Emma! She's just about ready for another year of preschool to start!

I think my husband is officially hooked on bargain shopping now. He's the one who scored the sweet backpack deal this week! It has a padded, shock-resistant compartment for his laptop. We paid about $8 tax for everything. I shudder to think about how much we spent on Emma's preschool supplies last year. I'm so thankful that I discovered the wonderful world of bargain shopping in time for this year's back-to-school shopping!


Celia said...

WOW I am so jealous! We do not have a Staples anywhere near here :( The back pack deal is SWEET! I am praying I find some good deals for my kids, I have three to buy school supplies for. I did get some great deals at CVS and Walgreens though.
Thanks so sharing!

Preppy Little Dress said...

Slim pickings but I just popped over to Staples and picked up a Swissgrear backpack too! Mine is an orangish color, not sure who I will give it too? They are getting a shipment tomorrow, maybe I will go back Tuesday to see if I can find a better backpack? I wanted a Samsonite but they were all gone! The Tagurus ones are not included, I did find one of those - go figure! HA! HA!

The Thrifty Divas said...

I love this! Great savings and thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to Staples this week!!!!

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Jennifer said...

Celia, I just found out that you can do the backpack deal online. If you order one worth more than $50, you should also get free shipping. :) Even if you don't have a Staples, you can bring the deal to your door!