Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Frugal Challenge - This is a Great Time to Stock Up on Office Supplies


Back to school shopping is here. Every store has a designated area full of supplies for all the kids headed back to the classroom. Did you know that even if you don't have school aged kids this is a great time to stock up on office supplies?

Some of the great deals on items this time of year that I buy and stock up on for later:

Scotch tape - Great deals. Now is the time to stock up for all that Christmas wrapping. I found these cute colorful ones for 99 cents but they also had the multi packs priced lower than the rest of the year.

Pens and pencils - I  always buy one big back of pens that lasts me all year and I always find them for 99 cents or a dollar in the back to school section.

Glue and glue sticks - Multi packs for a dollar. I buy enough for all year.

Staplers - Lowest prices of the year.

Flash drives - You can find an 8 GB flash drive for around $5-6 dollars.

Calculators - Dirt cheap if you need a basic one for your desk. I like to keep one where I pay bills.

Computer paper - I try to buy enough for the whole year. It is discounted this time of year in the school section so stock up.

Also a lot of snack packs are priced very low this time of year. I try to buy several every time I am in the store to stash away for later.

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18 comments:

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

So true! I need to get some computer paper for sure. Great reminders!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Great thought, Elaine! It never occurred to me to stock up on scotch tape for Christmas wrapping. Good one!

Have a great day!
Tammy

Shelley said...

I always grab new crayons,colored pencils and such for the grands when their here...great bargains for sure..blessings

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Thanks for the great tips! since I do not have children, I have not thought about this before.

Leslie said...

Great idea, Elaine! I need to go stock up now on some of those things. :)

Cozy Little House said...

Elaine, you are a fount of frugal information!
Brenda

It's All Connected said...

Thanks, Elaine! Like all the others, I never thought of picking this stuff up during the back to school sales. Duh. ~ Maureen

Donna said...

Makes me want to go out right now and stock up. Thanks!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

That is a good reminder. I hate having to buy office supplies at full price at other times of the year!

Angela said...

I also stock up on grocery items that are on sale during this back-to-school time -- best prices of the year on peanut butter, jelly, drink boxes, cereal, lunch meat, cheese slices, yogurt, & pre-packaged snacks. I blogged about seasonal savings a while back here: http://callherblessed-angela.blogspot.com/2011/05/seasonal-savings.html

Linda said...

I stock up too! I get crayons and construction paper and drawing pads to use as gifts for little ones on my block and to keep great nieces and nephews busy when they visit! I bought a bunch of tape for 49 cents each last week...and some cute notebooks to make notes and keep lists!Have a great day!!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Great suggestions, and I love office supplies...

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Cindy said...

You sound like a very savvy shopper, I haven't had kids in school for so long that I had forgotten about the great deals that can be found. Thanks for the heads up.
Hugs, Cindy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Thanks for the reminder to get some supplies and especially copy paper!

Chenille Cottage said...

What smart shopper you are, Elaine! I love seeing what's up and coming through visits to your blog!
Thank you so much!
Carolynn :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing thrifty tips at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Elaine, I usually stock up on these type of items this time of year. So far all I have bought are a few small notebooks. Best get to the store and buy more. lol! Especially tape. I know that I am running low. Thanks for sharing yhour thrifty tips with Shae Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Sherry said...

Yes, I agree! I love to pickup post-its and things like that that we use all year now.

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