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Patch Picks: Gearing Up For A New School Year

School supply sales.

With a new school year about to kick off, the time is now to scoop up school supplies. Sales are in full swing for everything from traditional pens and paper to computers and calculators. Take your Patch pick:

1) Many shoppers still love doing the Staples dance and sales this week through Saturday, September 3rd should put a spring in your step. Filler paper is a penny. Hard cover Memo books, packs of Bic pens, glue sticks, tape, and stickie notes are all just 50 cents. Backpacks are 25 - 50% off, and there’s a printable $50 coupon on the website redeemable at stores for the purchase of select computers and laptops. Crayola crayons, two bucks. A 10 piece Math set, also two bucks. A Casio calculator, $9.99. Check out www.staples.com for their complete sales circular for this week and next’s. 

2) School supply sales at Walmart are also impressive. Crayola crayons and colored pencils are going for 97 cents, Marble composition books for 40 cents. Five tab dividers are priced at 88 cents, a five pack of Bic higlighters at $1.47. Avery 1” binders are marked down to $1.94Fiscar scissors are $1.47 and Elmer’s Extreme glue sticks are on sale for $1.97. These prices are valid ‘til September 5th. Check out the complete local circular at www.walmart.com.

3) at 20 Broadway in Massapequa has several back to school items on sale. This week’s circular, good through Saturday, September 3rd, features 10 packs of Paper Mate pens for 99 cents; Caliber 2 pocket folders are 5 for $1; Avery binders are buy two, get one free; Crayola colored pencils and chalk are buy one, get one 50% off; and, Stretch Book Covers are buy two, get one free. 

4) ’s at 4360 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa is another hotspot for back to school sales. Through September 3rd, Anchorage backpacks are $9.99, with a second one free. Mead Five Star notebooks are also buy one, get one. Penway or Wexford notebooks are just 29 cents apiece; the 24 pack of Crayola crayons are a buck; Paper Mate mechanical pencils are 39 cents for a 10 pack; Wexford 2 pocket folders are just nine cents; Composition books are priced at 49 cents; and, a variety of supplies from index cards to erasers are specially priced at 39 cents.  

5) at 33 Hicksville Road in Massapequa is offering several school supply items at buy one, get the second one half off. They include: all fashion notebooks, memo books, comp books, portfolios, Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils, Sharpie highlighters, markers and pens, and 3M Post-Its. Sale runs through September 3rd.  

With schools set to open right after Labor Day, there’s no time like the present to stock up on those much needed school supplies! Then, enjoy these last lingering days of summer vacation!

K September 01, 2011 at 10:56 PM
Didn't that Rite Aid become Uncle Giuseppe's ?

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