5 Ways to Score Mega Cheap School Supplies at Staples

5 Ways to Score Mega Cheap School Supplies at Staples

5 Ways to Score Mega Cheap School Supplies at Staples

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by MoneySavingQueen.com

MoneySavingQueen

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 31 at 8:00 PM

School supply season is here!! WOOT! WOOT! This is my favorite time of year for deals, can you believe that? I love how cheap you can score school supplies. This is a great time to stock up for small businesses and your own kiddos. To get the best deals, it is a good idea to shop around at different stores. We have also been posting our best deals list every Monday.

In saying that though, my favorite store for cheap school supplies is Staples. Why? Because they have an INSANE amount of rewards programs which will save you a ton of money. I thought I would break down some of those programs for you so you can be sure to sign up. There are quite a few but I'm simply going to cover the ones used for back to school.

I earned $26 in Staples Rewards which means all the supplies I bought were completely free! SCORE!

{Staples Rewards Programs}

Teacher Savings Pass: If you are a teacher, you can purchase a savings pass for only $10 which will save you an additional 15% on your school supply purchases! This is a great deal if you have to purchase in large quantities.

Teacher Rewards: Just like Staples Rewards, however, if you are a teacher, you can sign up for this free program in store and not only will you be able to get all the normal perks of the rewards program but if you are buying penny deals, you can bypass the normal quantity limits and purchase 25 penny items at one time!

Staples Rewards: Hands down, my favorite program EVER. You can save money on your purchases AND you can earn $2 back in rewards for every empty ink cartridge you turn in. You can turn in a max of 10 cartridges per month which means you'll earn $20 back in rewards! Just yesterday, I turned in 10 empty cartridges and in just a few weeks, I'll have my check!

Easy Rebates: Yet another way to earn money back! When you see deals at Staples advertising 'Easy Rebates' all you have to do is pay the cash out of pocket then, fill out for your rebate online. In just a few weeks you'll either get a check back or a visa gift card. EASY! I just purchased paper that is normally $6.99 but after Easy Rebate, it will have cost me only $1! Great deal!

Printable Coupons: Yep, they do coupons too! Right now, you can get a $5/$30 Staples printable coupon. This is a GREAT deal to pile on your savings! Yep, you can use printable coupons, the savings passes, rewards and easy rebates all together! The whole point of saving is to add on as many savings methods as the store allows and get your price lower and lower.

So many rewards programs you can use! And....just in case you're wondering, I do not work for Staples. There's no affiliate links in this post, no one is getting any money. I'm just sayin' it's a great store and you can score amazing deals when you use the programs available to you.

If you don't have kids going back to school this year, head out and pick up some deals to donate!

I recently went shopping with some parents and showed them how to buy more than $400-worth of school supplies for way under $100!  See how I did it:

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