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[Teachers] Free Coal Sample Kit

Free Coal Sample Kit

Teachers may request one FREE coal sample kit, courtesy of the American Coal Foundation.  Additional kits are $4 each.  CLICK HERE.

Back-to-School Deals [School Supplies]

School Supplies

Office Depot / OfficeMax

OfficeMax & Office Depot Events are August 2nd – 5th! 
Receive an additional 20% off your qualifying purchase and a free tote.  See store associate for details

UPDATE 7/7/14: OfficeMax and Office Depot will double the limit for teachers.  Please check with your store PRIOR to your purchase as this may be a per store decision.

Marble Composition Books, 100 sheet – 10¢ (limit 3)
************SUPER SCIENCE TEACHER DEAL!!!************
2-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener – 25¢ (limit 3)
Sharpie Single Marker – 25¢ (limit 5)
OfficeMax Brand & Scholastic 4-pack Glue Sticks – 25¢ (limit 3)
Office Depot Brand (3 pack) & OfficeMax Brand (4-pack) Highlighters – 50¢ (limit 3)
Crayola Crayons, 24 ct – 50¢ (limit 3)
Scotch Removable Foam Mounting Squares, 16 pack – $2
Great for teachers to hang posters.  :)


No more penny deals, but some decent back-to-school prices with no limits.  These prices seem on-par with Walmart’s back-to-school prices so I’m not sure if this list warrants a special trip to Staples.

Staples Composition Books – 50¢

Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 pack – 97¢

Lexar USB Flash Drive, 16 GB – $8

2-pocket Paper Folder – 15¢

Staples #2 Pencils, 12 pack – 68¢

Staples Filler Paper, 120 sheets – 82¢

Crayola Assorted Markers, 10 pack – 97¢

Staples Glue Sticks, 4 pack – $1.25



Be certain to check Target’s list of available store coupons as you can stack these with manufacturer coupons.  There is an in-ad coupon for a $5 gift card with the purchase of $25 or more in school supplies.

Paper Mate Erasers, 3 ct – 99¢
$1/2 Paper Mate Items, exp. 9/2/14 (Target Back to School Mailer)
$1/2 Paper Mate Item Target printable –> CLICK HERE for Target Coupons
Crayola 8-color Watercolor Kit – 99¢
$2/$10 Crayola Purchase, exp. 9/2/14 (Target Back to School Mailer)
Advanced 1″ 3-ring Binder – 99¢
Mead 70-page Notebook – 99¢
Bic 8-ct Mechanical Pencils – 99¢
$1/2 Bic Stationery Product, exp. 9/15/14 (SS 08/03/14)
$1/2 BIC Writing Instruments Target printable –> CLICK HERE for Target Coupons
Post-it Notes 90-ct – 99¢
$1/1 Post-It Notes Item, exp. 9/2/14 (Target Back to School Mailer)
$1/1 Post-it Notes Target printable –> CLICK HERE for Target Coupons
Fiskars Scissors – 99¢
Sharpie 3-ct Highlighters – 99¢
$1/2 Sharpie Permanent Markers, Felt-Tip Pens or Highlighters, exp. 9/20/14 (Target Back to College Mailer)
$1/2 Select Sharpie Items Target printable –> CLICK HERE for Target Coupons


Tax-Free Holiday Reminder!

The Texas tax-free holiday is August 8th though August 10th.  Pay no sales taxes on qualifying clothing and footwear (less than $100) and school supplies (less than $100).


Happy shopping!

Expiration Date: Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Free Publications USDA Natural Resources Conservation

USDA NRCS Free Publications

CLICK HERE to browse the available free publications from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS).  Many publications are available in multiples (if you’d like to request info for each of the students in your class) or they’re available as a reproducible item.

Teachers Get 10% Back @ Walmart Teacher Appreciation!

School Supplies

I am SO excited!  Walmart Teacher Appreciation Week begins tomorrow (July 25th) and continues through July 31st.  Teachers will receive 10% back on in-store purchases of classroom supplies made during this week. 

Information from Walmart’s website regarding this event:

  1. Visit a Walmart store and purchase your classroom supplies in the Stationery & Craft Departments
  2. Register your receipt at walmart.com/teachers iconby August 15
  3. Receive your 10% savings eGift Card via email within 2 weeks

Thank you, Walmart!

  Well Done

Expiration Date: Thursday, July 31st, 2014

[Teachers] Free Space Thrills Poster from NASA

NASA Free Space Poster

If you’re a teacher, request a free Discovery and New Frontiers Space Thrills poster from NASA.  According to NASA’s website:

This poster for K-4 students uses reading and writing activities to teach students about the solar system.  Students will Meet Our Solar System and ponder Solar System MysteriesTeacher Tips and Resources and Student Activities are included.  The poster is also available in Spanish.


Back-to-School Deals

School Supplies

I’m one of those teachers with a bizarre (perhaps unhealthy?) obsession with office and school supplies.  Other than Black Friday, this time of year causes excitement, heart palpitations, and increased adrenaline.  I’m odd.  I know…

Office Depot / OfficeMax

Teacher Appreciation Event Info

Last year, Office Depot allowed teachers to double the limit.  OfficeMax allowed me to purchase up to 20 of an item.  With the two companies merging and using the same ad now, I’m not certain what their limits will be this year.  I plan to check today and will update this post with any new information.

UPDATE 7/7/14:  OfficeMax will double the limit for teachers.  I didn’t go to Office Depot, although I suspect they’ll do the same.

Penny Deals:

  • Office Depot Brand Eraser Caps, 12 pack or OfficeMax Brand Eraser Caps, 25 pack – Limit 3 w/$5 min purchase
  • Oxford & Schoolio 3″x5″ Index Cards, 100 pack – Limit 3 w/$5 min purchase
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax Brand 2-Pocket Folders – Limit 10 w/$5 min purchase

Dollar Deals:

  • Mini Stapler – Limit 3
  • Sharpie Fine-Point Permanent Markers, 5 pack – Limit 3
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax Brand Medium Binder Clips, 24 pack – no limit stated



No penny deals, but some decent back-to-school prices with no limits.  They do, however, have a minimum purchase requirement of $25.

  • Staples 8.5″x11″ Multipurpose Paper, 500 sheets – 1¢ after easy rebate and in-ad coupon
  • 2-Pocket Paper Folder – 15¢
  • Staples Filler Paper, 120 sheets – 82¢
  • Crayola Classic Markers, 10 pack – 97¢
  • Staples Composition Books, 100 sheets – 50¢
  • Staples Pink Erasers, 3 pack – 96¢
  • Staples Glue Sticks, 4 pack – $1.25
  • Staples Stickies 1/2″ Flags, 125 pack – $2


Happy shopping!

Expiration Date: Saturday, July 12th, 2014

[Teachers] Free Colgate Bright Smiles Oral Health Kit

Colgate Bright Smiles

CLICK HERE to request a free Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures oral health kit.  The kit includes “a video, posters, storybooks, curriculum, parent take-homes, Colgate Kid’s toothbrush and toothpaste samples for each student” and will ship February, 2015.

Free Endangered Species Coloring Book [EPA]

CLICK HERE to request a free copy of the Endangered Species Coloring Book – Save Our Species, courtesy of the EPA.  Just above the image of the coloring book (right corner) you’ll see a link – “Get A Copy.”  The coloring book can be printed or mailed to your home.

[Educators] Free 2014 National Poetry Month Poster

CLICK HERE to request a free 2014 National Poetry Month poster courtesy of the Academy of American Poets.  According to their website, free posters are provided to “teachers, libraries, booksellers, and community organizers to help with their poetry celebrations.”

Teachers: Free Planner, Folder Samples & Catalog

If you’re a teacher, request a free catalog, planner, and folder samples from School Mate.  CLICK HERE.