In fact, the name of my blog, Piles of Pencils, comes from my obsession to hoard school supplies. At the end of the year as I was packing up my stuff, I realized that maybe I should be on the show Hoarders - Teacher Edition (TLC, if you are out there reading this blog, I may be on to something). I found piles and piles of pencils! If for some reason schools can longer to afford to purchase pencils, I'm covered. I have packs of pencils that I have never used from seven years ago! At least I am prepared if there is ever a shortage!
Staples policy says that you must make a $5 minimum purchase to get the penny deal. I spent $6.04 and got so many things, even (you guessed it) PENCILS! Here is what I purchased:
- 4 packs of mechanical pencils
- 2 packs of pens
- 2 packs of crayons
- 2 packs of colored pencils
- 1 notebook
- 2 packs of pink block erasers
Tell me that's not a deal! I was tempted to buy 25 packs of crayons, but I'm trying to be sensible! Staples is also running a deal with their reams of paper. Buy a ream of paper for $6.99. Get an easy rebate for $6.74. Making the grand total of $0.25. Add this to your penny purchases and you have spent less than $1.00.
Good luck on your search for the best deals on school supplies. If you know of any other deals, please feel free to share!