I think all teachers are always on the lookout for great deals they can get on school supplies during the summer.  I know I always have- even before I was in a traditional classroom.  This year, though, it’s gone to a whole ‘nother level.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve already spent a bajillion dollars on stuff to outfit my room to try and make it match the vision in my head.  And school supplies are now making their way to the top of my to-do list.  You see, I’m going to be working at a Title 1 school with a very high poverty rate.  While I’ll get school supplies, I can’t rely on getting things replenished, nor can I really design my supply list to match what I’d like.  So, I’m going to be stocking up on my own.  I started picking up a couple things last week when I noticed the penny and dollar deals.  This week, I’m putting another list together.  I thought it’d be fun if I shared the deals with you each week- and early enough that you can get them for yourself if you’d like.

I’ll keep putting the dates on the button so you know that it’s the right week.  Also, I’m only going to be listing the stores that are in my area since I don’t know how others work.  Some might require rewards cards, and some might be a good deal with the store’s rewards program, but since I’m cheap a deal watcher, I already have those cards.

Dollar General
*Prices are from their Back to School Circular 7/14-9/14
-Early Learning Activities $1- According to the picture, it includes borders, stickers, bulletin board letters, and tons more that I wouldn’t put under that category.  I plan on going this week and I’ll let you know what I find.
-iMagine book covers $1- I think I’m going to use them as chair pockets on my small group table.  You can see more here.
-3M Command Hooks $1.50- I am going to go through a million of these and I generally find them for about $3.
They also have some coupons in their ad and they have all of the same ones on their website as well.
-Notebook paper-$0.25 for 150 sheets- You must spend $5 and have their rewards card.  Limit 3.
-1 inch binder- $0.92.  That’s not the best price ever, but it’s pretty solid and much better compared to some others’ $4 price.
-Sharpie markers 8ct $7.99 B1G1 Free
-Paper Mate pens $2.37 B1G1 Free
*Spend $10 get $3 Extra Bucks
**My CVS had bonus packs in the office supply section and not in the Sharpies display.  I essentially got two 16 packs for less than $7.  The pen price is not good at all, but that Sharpie price made me quite excited!
-Wexford Mini Highlighters- $0.13 with in ad coupon.  Limit 16.  I went to 2 different stores and neither had these.  They had a very small office section and haven’t put additional school supplies out.  I was hoping to get a bunch for Writer’s Workshop but I wasn’t that lucky I guess.
-Wexford Scissors- $0.49 for student scissors.  Limit 6.  I picked up 5 of these (that’s all my store had- again, sucky selection) but I was excited to at least get a start.
-Wexford pencils- $0.10 for 8 pack.  Limit 3.  This is a Max Value item (which matters later).
-Papermate pens- $0.10 for 10 pack.  Limit 3.  This is a Max Value item.
-Officemax glue sticks- $0.25 for 4 pack.  Limit 3.  This is a Max Value item.
-Schoolio 1″ & 1.5″ poly binder- $0.50.  Limit 5.  This is a Max Value item.  Poly binders are flimsy plastic.
-OfficeMax filler paper- $0.50. Limit 5.  This is a Max Value item.
-BIC Matic Grip mechanical pencils- $0.50.  Limit 5.  This is a Max Value item.
-Schoolio one subject spiral notebook- $0.01!!!!  Limit 5.  Must spend $5 outside of the Max Value items listed above.
-Sharpie 4 pack highlighters- $1. I feel like this is a good deal but can’t find anything to support that either way.  What do you think?
-Officemax multipurpose paper- $1 after MaxPerks rewards.
-Staples glue- $0.25 Limit 2.
-Slider pencil case- $0.25.  Limit 2.
-Zebra Z-Grip mechanical pencils 7pk- $1.  I did a review of Zebra products a while back.  They’re high quality- though they aren’t my favorite and I’m still looking for a deal on those.  
-Staples multipurpose paper- $1 after easy rebate
Office Depot
-2-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpeners- $0.25.  Limit 3.
-Office Depot Filler Paper- $0.25.  Limit 3.
Phew!  I think that’s it for this week!  No wonder I’m so tired from doing all this shopping already!  Let me know if you’ve found better deals at one of these places or if you think anything isn’t such a good deal after all.