Paying it Forward with School Supplies!

 

 

 

 

Each year around Back to School time I get lots of e-mails from many of you asking me how to save money on school supplies. Well you all know that I post as much as I can to help you all save big! But, this year I am also excited to say that I can also SHOW you how much you can save!

Thanks to GutzyGear and Madam Deals I was able to spend $25 to go towards a local school in need. I love Paying it Forward and I knew that I would be able to score lots of great school supplies for just $25 the hardest part was actually finding a school who I felt was the most in need.

Recently my Mother in Law was hired on to a new school. She went from working in a Middle School to a pre-school that caters to the disabled children and has many preschoolers that are blind. When she called and starting telling me about the need that her new school had for not only school supplies for the children but also items for the teachers I knew that her school would be my pick.

The first thing that I knew I needed to purchase was a backpack. I needed something to donate that a child in need would be able to use to carry their school supplies.

The backpack that I decided on purchasing is filled with lots of color but also glitter and fun stuff that the blind children can feel. It is also on wheels to help the children navigate the backpack if needed!

This backpack was originally $36 at Sears. BUT, By using my Shop your Way Rewards card AND a 20% off Online coupon code. I was able to have this backpack shipped to my house for FREE for a total of $8.80! That was a HUGE savings of $27.20!

 

 

The next thing I needed was supplies and I knew exactly where I was going to go! Office Depot? Why? Because they have amazing weekly deals and coupon codes that can score you school and office supplies for as low as $0.01 each!

At Office Depot I decided that since my small town sells out of all this stuff very fast that I would do my shopping online for this as well. I knew that I could have it shipped to the store for FREE So why not?

Online I found lots of amazing coupon codes and was able to purchase:

 

ITEM DESCRIPTION QTY READY B/O
Qty
UNIT PRICE UM EXTENDED PRICE
Scholastic School Glue, 4 Oz. (812300) 3 3 0 $1.190 each $3.57
SCHOLASTIC SCHOOL GLUE 4OZ BOT(510771434)
1 0 0 $($3.540) $0.00
Office Depot® Brand Beveled Erasers, Pink, Pack Of 3 (179487) 3 3 0 $1.790 pack $5.37
SHARPENER & ERASER $0.25 *LIMI (214344414)
1 0 0 $($4.620) $0.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.080) $0.00
tug™ 2-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener (591215) 3 3 0 $0.990 each $2.97
SHARPENER & ERASER $0.25 *LIMI (741011220)
1 0 0 $($2.220) $0.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.080) $0.00
Office Depot® Brand Notebook Filler Paper, College-Ruled, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 3-Hole Punched, Pack Of 150 Sheets (956112) 3 3 0 $2.390 pack $7.17
OFFICE DEPOT BRAND NOTEBOOK FI(635294591)
1 0 0 $($6.420) $0.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.080) $0.00
Office Depot® Brand Notebook Filler Paper, Wide-Ruled, 8″ x 10 1/2″, 3-Hole Punched, Pack Of 150 Sheets (589483) 3 3 0 $2.390 pack $7.17
OFFICE DEPOT BRAND NOTEBOOK FI(481268378)
1 0 0 $($6.420) $0.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.080) $0.00
Office Depot® Brand Notebook Filler Paper, College-Ruled, 8″ x 10 1/2″, 3-Hole Punched, Pack Of 150 Sheets (589510) 3 3 0 $2.390 pack $7.17
OFFICE DEPOT BRAND NOTEBOOK FI(808298548)
1 0 0 $($6.420) $0.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.080) $0.00
Office Depot® Brand Correction Tape, 394″, Pack Of 2 (576481) 1 1 0 $1.000 pack $1.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.100) $0.00
Fiskars® Scissors For Kids, Grades K-5, 5″ Precision Tip (502369) 2 2 0 $1.000 each $2.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.200) $0.00
Fiskars® Scissors For Kids, Grades PreK-2nd, 5″, Blunt Tip (539262) 1 1 0 $1.000 each $1.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.100) $0.00
Office Depot® Brand Fashion Composition Book, 7 1/2″ x 9 3/4″, Wide Ruled, 100 Sheets, Assorted Designs (No Design Choice) (839725)
1 1 0 $1.000 each $1.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.100) $0.00
Office Depot® Brand 100% Recycled Fashion Composition Book, 7 1/2″ x 9 3/4″, College Ruled, 100 Sheets, Assorted Geometric Designs (No Design Choice) (706342)
2 2 0 $1.000 each $2.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.200) $0.00
Paper Mate® Ballpoint Stick Pens, 1.0 mm, Medium Point, Black Barrel, Black Ink, Pack Of 36(826507) 1 1 0 $2.000 box $2.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.200) $0.00
Scholastic Standard Crayons, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 16 (278280) 1 1 0 $1.390 box $1.39
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.140) $0.00
Office Depot® Brand Wood Pencils, HB Lead, Pack Of 12 (425164) 1 1 0 $1.190 box $1.19
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.120) $0.00
Office Depot® Brand Staple Remover, Black(427111) 1 1 0 $1.000 each $1.00
10% OFF YOUR ORDER! (EXCLUDES (525666054)
1 0 0 $($0.080) $0.00
LEGEND
QTY:  Original Quantity Ordered
SHIPPING:  Ordered Quantity – Backorder Quantity
B/O
Qty: 
Backorder Quantity
UNIT PRICE:  Price per Individual Unit
UM:  Unit of Measure
EXTENDED PRICE:  Ordered Quantity x Unit Price
READY:  Ready for Pickup
Subtotal: $46.00
Tax: 1.13
Delivery Charge: 0.00
Misc.: ($31.28)
Total: $15.85

As you can see the $31.28 is the total that I saved on all these great school supplies!

Total Spent on School Supplies – $24.65

Total Saved – $58.48

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