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Ibotta is an app I use weekly to get cash back on all kinds of different items from the grocery stores. They have money-saving offers for back-to-school essentials like Lysol wipes, vitamins, Clif bars, Luna bars, Zebra Z-Grip Pens or Pencils, Carnations Breakfast Essentials, and many other must-haves probably already on your list. Head over here to get the app for yourself, you’ll receove a $10 bonus after you redeem your first deal and the savings add up fast!
Target Circle: If you ever shop at Target, you want to make sure you have the Target Circle app on your phone (head over here to get it if you don’t already have it). You can add deals to your account and even scan items in the store with your camera to see if there are extra money-off offers available for what you’re buying. This week you’ll find an extra 20% off pilot pens and markers, 20% off Pentel school and office supplies, $8 off Energizer batteries, $.50 off Puffs tissues, and many other deals you have Circle to get.
Rakuten (formerly Ebates): If you’re shopping major retailers online for clothes, backpacks, supplies, or basically anything else make sure you use Rakuten (formerly Ebates). Enjoy deals like 8% cash back on your entire purchase from Nike, 8% cash back from Macys, 2% back from Apple, 2% cash back from Walmart, and many other offers that add up. If you go through this link, you’ll get a $30 bonus after your first purchase through the app of $30 or more. I have readers who have saved thousands by getting in the habit of using this app before they shop online.
It’s a great time to save on school supplies and/or office supplies!
Staples has one-subject 70-page notebooks on sale for just $.35, by far the best deal I found. You can get up to 30 of them at that price. You can also pick up a one-inch standard view binder for $1.99, a translucent pencil box for $.99, and other hot deals.
Target has lots of deals on school supplies this week like 24-packs of Crayola crayons for $.50, 2-packs of Elmers glue sticks for $.55, 5-packs of Bic highlighters for $1.49, and many other hot deals.
Walmart is a great stop for low-price school supplies too. This week you can pick up 10-packs of Crayola markers for $.97, 12-packs of Crayola colored pencils for $.97, 100-packs of 3×5 notecards for $.72, 10-packs of Bic Cristal Xtra Smooth pens for $.97, 100-page composition books for $.50, 150 pages of filler paper for $.84, and many other hot buys.
You might not think of the grocery store as a top spot for picking up school supplies, but they do offer a few bargains. Fry’s is offering 2-pocket Top flight poly folders for $.50 each when you buy 3 and 2-packs of Sharpies for $1.49/each when you buy 3.
Amazon isn’t the cheapest place to buy all school supplies, but if you scour the site for deals, there are several you’ll find. I found a TI-84 plus CE calculator for $99.99 (usually $150) and a high-powered highly-rated X-Acto electric pencil sharpener for $21.09 with automatic $10 off, usually $42.70.
Enjoy the savings!