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Staples: One Cent Copy Paper & Pencils + More

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 10, 2009 · 34 comments

$1 Photo Paper at StaplesLet the school supply shopping begin!!! Staples has some fantastic deals starting this Sunday, and I'll tell you from past experience, they don't last long. You'll want to get there bright and early Sunday morning for the best selection.

Be sure to grab your Sunday ad on the way out the door because it will have a $5 off any in-store purchase of $20 coupon on the front. Use this to save even more!

All items have a limit of 2 per customer.

:: Easy Rebate Deals

Staples Copy Paper (8.5" x 11"), $3.69
$3.68 Staples Easy Rebate (through 7/15)
$0.01 after rebate!

Staples Photo Plus Paper (4" x 6"), $9.99
$8.99 Staples Easy Rebate
$1 after rebate!

:: 1-Cent Deals

  • 8-Pack Pencils (through 7/15)

:: $1 Deals

  • Acme Junior 5" Blunt or Pointed Scissors (2-pk.)
  • BIC Velocity Stick Fashion Pens (5-pk.)
  • BIC Wite-Out Quick Dry (2-pk.)
  • Scotch Magic Tape
  • Sharpie Major Accent Highlighters (6-pk.)
  • Staples Mini Magnetic Stapler
  • Staples Pink Wedge Erasers (3-pk.)
  • Staples Translucent Pencil Boxes

(Thanks, MoJoSavings!)

Plus use the $1/1 BIC Pens or $0.50/1 BIC Wite-Out to get those items from FREE to $0.50!

(Thanks, Money Saving Madness!)

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

1 CollegeCouponGal July 10, 2009 at 3:09 pm

So...if you buy two packages of photo paper @ 9.99 each and 2 packages of pencils @ .01 each and use the $5.00 off a $20.00 purchase coupon and then mail in the rebates, you will actually be making $2.98...right?

I'm a future teacher...this could come in handy!


2 Layla July 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Hi Coupon College Gal,

You can, and you can score some free pens too, after printing some coupons.

Staples is looking good this week!


Layla´s last blog post..Staples-Free, Cheap, and Moneymakers (July 12-18th)


3 Angela July 10, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I'm curious to know if it works that way too. Will they allow you to use the Q on the rebate items?


4 Michelle July 10, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Thanks for the heads up on this. By the way did you know this sale is running Sun through Wed, July 12-15?


5 Layla July 10, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I don't know if they will alow both coupons to be used, but they also have some great deals on FREE Bic Velocity pens, with printable coupons!

Gotta love Staples this upcoming week!

Layla´s last blog post..Staples-Free, Cheap, and Moneymakers (July 12-18th)


6 Tara Kuczykowski July 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Yep, you should be able to do that, CollegeCouponGal!

Michelle, it's just the copy paper and the pencils that are only valid through 7/15. The other deals will be valid through the 18th.


7 michelle July 10, 2009 at 3:48 pm

All the Bic coupons have reset and should work on the Wite out and the Pens for additional savings. I posted them along with a scenario for a money-maker!

michelle´s last blog post..7-Eleven: FREE Slurpee on 7/11


8 LaVonne July 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Well these are great deals. I need to send this link on to my SIL. Thanks for the heads up! ;)

LaVonne´s last blog post..Robin Hood, "Tea", and Chocolate of course!


9 Joanne July 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

If you have a teacher's rewards card, you can bump up the limit to 25 on all of the items.


10 Mike July 10, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Very good deals. The photo papers have been going for ages.

Taxes will make a money-making deal into just a freebie. 8%-9% tax is almost $2 already.

Mike´s last blog post..Zecco Forex $200 Cash Bonus


11 Jennifer July 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm

What is the limit on the rebate paper?


12 angie July 10, 2009 at 5:37 pm

staples is really good about sending your rebates to you fast and they are really easy to do online so no mailing in.


13 Maria July 10, 2009 at 5:49 pm

i love staples rebates system! their costumer service is very nice and friendly

Maria´s last blog post..Free Movie Screening of FOOD, INC.


14 maria July 10, 2009 at 6:08 pm

do you think office depot will be running their 1 cent sales this weekend too???

We do not have a staples close enough to me, but do have office depot


15 maria July 10, 2009 at 6:17 pm

nevermind, I just looked and office depot is not doing their 1 cent deals this weekend too


16 Lauren July 10, 2009 at 6:40 pm

How do you know what the rebate limits are? I've never done Staples rebates :D Thanks!


17 Karen Luedy July 10, 2009 at 7:09 pm

where is the $5/$20 coupon? Thanks!!


18 Karen Luedy July 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm

nevermind......I need to learn to read the whole post, not just skim through :)


19 Tara Kuczykowski July 10, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Jennifer, all of the items listed are a limit of 2.


20 Suzanne B July 10, 2009 at 8:32 pm

I've never used manufacturer coupons at Staples before - do they take them as a corporate policy or is it a store by store thing?


21 Dianne July 10, 2009 at 11:25 pm

How do you get the information on teacher cards allowing 25 limit? Is that only on the in store specials or does that include the rebates too? I have had a teacher card for a long time cause I'm a teacher too and never knew that. Thanks...


22 crystal christiansen July 10, 2009 at 11:40 pm

If you go to Rite Aid you can use the 2 bic pen coupons with the deal of: Buy 1 get 2 free. The price of 1 pack is 1.99 so use those coupons and get 3 free!!!


23 Heather July 11, 2009 at 11:39 am

I can't find anywhere on the Staples website if you can do multiple rebates on items that are a limit of 2. For instance, if I want two reams for home and two reams for my organization, can I buy two and my husband buy two and each of us submit the rebate? Since it was a product limit of two I didn't know if they'd recognize two rebate requests coming in from the same address.

Heather´s last blog post..Happy Independence Day!


24 Tara Kuczykowski July 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I'm not really sure, Heather. I think it's probably two per address, but I'm sure you could verify it with customer service.


25 Angela July 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Great deals! I've never shopped at Staples before - there's none close to me. But I'll be scouting one out and making the trek! I also highlighted this deal on my blog along with a $3.46 MM scenario I put together based on the prices, coupons, and rebates. Sweetness.

Angela´s last blog post..Turn a profit buying school supplies at Staples this week! Here's how.


26 Lee July 11, 2009 at 6:51 pm

This is in response to Dianne's comment--- you can get 15-25 items with your teacher reward card. I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and sometimes the limits change based on quantity on hand. Just show your teacher reward card and you qualify to purchase more of the one cent items. Hope this helps.


27 Becky July 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Staples is SO GOOD to their teachers. I went last year to the penny day(s) (yes there will likely be more in the coming weeks!) and they encouraged me to take even more than 25 & split it into multiple purchases. It was totally their idea - the cashier/manager told me to just bring up as many as I could fit in the cart & he'd just split them up. I ended up with 800 something pencils after this. My class will still be using them this year - wonderful for my low-income school where the kids sadly don't even have a pencil at home to do their homework with.


28 Maria S. July 12, 2009 at 4:57 am

Just a little heads up when printing the BIC coupons...
Only one coupon prints per page, along with a detailed description below. So, just in case you think like I did and choose 3 different coupons to maximize one sheet of paper, don't, the coupons print out individually. I sure hope the coupons work at the Staples here in Houston. I barely go to office supply stores once a year so I have no idea what to expect when I present the internet printable coupons. "crossing my fingers"


29 Lesley Lamphier July 12, 2009 at 12:58 pm

To answer the question about rebate limits. Yes - you are only allowed 2 per household. It did seem to good to be true. I called customer service and asked the manager at the store. Stock up on pencils using your 25 teacher limit but only buy two reams of paper.


30 Kim July 12, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I went to Staples today and they did not accept the BIC white out coupon. They said that they do not accept any coupons unless they are from Staples :[ So I'm going to go try to use the coupons some place else.


31 Becky July 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm

My cashier told me that she couldn't accept them because they stated "not valid with any other offer" and that the sale was an 'offer'. I didn't feel like debating this at the time, so I just told her to take the items off. Just then the manager (who knows me because I'm there so much!) walked by and the girl grabbed her. After some questions on how many items I had, etc. to make sure I was using them legitimately/appropriately she said "yes. She can absolutely use them!"

Kim- you should definitely have been able to use them.


32 aisha July 12, 2009 at 5:26 pm

FYI, i was able to use the Bic Pen coupon. My printer dinged me and I only had one printout. But still, a free pen. I forgot about the moneymaker with the photo paper! darn. I got 2 packs of copy paper, 2 sets each of pencils, bic pens, scissors and erasers, 2 of the magic tape (kicking myself for not bringing my coupons!) 2 staplers, 1 sharpie, 1 set of glue sticks @1.99 (to reach $20) -- used the 5/20 and $1 Bic Q for a grand total of 15.89 (tax is 9.25% in CA). And I'll be getting 7.xx back! Not too shabby I think.
Thanks for the great deal!


33 Danica July 13, 2009 at 3:31 pm

The copy paper at my store rang up $2.97 a pack and the rebate amount shows $3.68. Surely, that's not right...but if it is I made money on my transaction today!


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