In conjunction with our Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 20, Riverside will be collecting school supplies for Miller Elementary School in Lafayette. The school supplies will be for families that are not able to provide supplies for their children. Click here to see the school supplies list for Miller. You can pick whatever supplies you are able to purchase, buy them, and then bring them to the church building or office.
Additionally, Lindsay Umbeck put a list together showing where you can find many of the school supplies on sale this week (August 1-August 6). What she discovered is below.
I thought I’d share with you what I’ve learned from my “tutelage” on moneysavingmom.com about how to get school supply deals. Every year in the last weeks of July and first weeks of August, there are deals on school supplies at all office stores and drug stores. You just have to look through the ads, which are available on their websites or in their stores. They always make a few really great deals to lure you to the store, but then they sometimes make it hard to figure out which items they are, so it helps to have a store ad to look at. I always stock up on supplies for myself for the year, as well as crayons and markers for operation christmas child boxes in December.
SO, I looked at the online ads for this week, and compiled this list of deals that last through this Saturday, in case you want to join me in getting things for Miller:
clear plastic 12” rulers for $0.25 (lim 2 per person)
scissors for 0.50 (lim 1 per person)
(also some other deals you might want for yourself, like .25 paper clips, free after rebate mechanical pencils,…)
Wide lined filler paper – 0.59
24 crayons – 0.59
10 pack #2 penciles – 0.39
Crayola 8-pack washable markers $2 (plus receive a $2 store credit at register for next purchase, lim 1)
School glue, glue sticks, or pencil boxes @ .59 ONLY WITH in-ad coupon on Pg. 8 (lim 4 total per person)
Fiskars scissors pointed/blunt @ 0.79 ONLY WITH in-ad coupon on Pg. 8 (lim 3 per person)
2-pack pink erasers @ .29 ONLY WITH in-ad coupon Pg. 8 (lim 6 per person)
Office Depot –
DEAL IDEA: spend $15 or more, get a free backpack and lunch tote (specific one)
Buy 5 Vinyl storage pouches @ .05 (limit 5 per person) = .25
10 – 2 pocket folders w/out prongs @ .05 (limit 10 per person) = .50
1 – 72 pack of #2 pencils = $3
3 – Prang watercolor set @ $2 = $6
3 Office Depot brand pencil case @ .99 = 2.98
3 – Schoolworks kids 2-pack 5” scissors @ .99 = 2.98
Get a FREE backpack and lunch tote (1 per household)