B1G1 FREE School Supplies at ToysRUs!

The ToysRUs ad is showing B1G1 FREE on ALL school supplies mix & match!  This offer is valid through 08/26.  See the ad here.

40% off Cat & Jack Uniforms at Target (TODAY ONLY)!

Save 40% off Cat & Jack Uniforms with Target Cartwheel today, 08/12 only!  This offer has a limit of 20 items and excludes clearance.

Polos start around $6, shorts and scooters start at $9.99, and pants start at $11.99.  After Cartwheel savings you would be paying $3.60 for polos, $5.99 for shorts and scooters, and $7.19 for pants!

If you’re in Texas don’t forget it’s Tax-Free Weekend!

Office Depot Deals Under $1 Starting 08/13!

Here are the Office Depot deals under $1 starting 08/13.  This includes four 1¢ deals that each have a limit of 3 and require a minimum $5 purchase.  You can see th full ad here.

1¢ Office Depot Brand Spiral Notebooks
1¢ Office Depot Brand Plastic 12″ Ruler
1¢ Office Depot Brand Wood Pencils 12 pk
1¢ Scholastic Pourable Glue 4 oz

Here are a couple of deals to help you reach that $5 minimum threshold.

50¢ Office Depot Brand 2-Pocket Poly Folders
75¢ Office Depot Brand Notebook Filler Paper
75¢ Office Depot Brand Composition Books

Sharpie Highlighters 14¢ & Paper Mate Pens 19¢ at Walgreens Starting 08/13!

Walgreens Deal Starting 08/13:

Sharpie Highlighters 2 pack 69¢
– 55¢ off Sharpie Highlighters 2 ct+ from the 07/30 SS
OR 50¢ off any Sharpie 2ct+, Paper Mate 2ct+, Uniball 2ct+, Expo 2ct+, or Mr. Sketch 2ct+ Walgreens digital coupon
Final price as low as 14¢!

Paper Mate Pens 2 pack 69¢
– 50¢ off any Sharpie 2ct+, Paper Mate 2ct+, Uniball 2ct+, Expo 2ct+, or Mr. Sketch 2ct+ Walgreens digital coupon
Final price 19¢!

Tips for Texas Tax-Free Weekend + 7 Items You Didn’t Know Were Exempt!

By now you know that the Tax-Free Weekend in Texas is coming up on August 11th – 13th.  You can purchase many back to school items, including clothing, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies without having to pay tax.

Here are a few tips you’ll want to know before you brave the crowds this weekend:

  • Familiarize yourself with which clothing or footwear items and school supplies are exempt from being taxed
  • Each individual item you purchase must be under $100
  • Qualifying backpacks include those with wheels (as long as they can also be work on your back) and messenger bags
  • You don’t have to pay tax on qualifying items when you put qualifying items on layaway; or make the final payment on something already on layaway
  • You can shop in-store or online
  • Shop early on Friday to beat the crowds

7 Things You Didn’t Know Were Tax Exempt

Even if you don’t have kiddos going back to school you can take advantage of these deals for yourself.  I mean, who doesn’t need clothing and shoes?  In addition, here are 7 things you didn’t know would be tax exempt this weekend.  Head over here for a complete list of items.

  • Diapers (adult and baby, cloth or disposable)
  • Baby Bibs & Clothes
  • Caps and Hats
  • Costume Masks & Children’s Novelty Costumes
  • Robes & Slippers
  • Fishing and Hunting Vests
  • Veils

Don’t forget these printable diaper coupons:

ONE Luvs Diapers (excludes trial/travel size) ONE Pampers Swaddlers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
ONE Pampers Baby Dry Diapers (excludes trial/travel size) ONE Pampers Cruisers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
any ONE (1) package of HUGGIES Diapers (Not valid on 9 ct. or less)

60% off $60 Schoola Purchase!

Schoola.com

Save 60% off your Schoola purchase of $60 or more when you use promo code SCORE from 08/08 – 08/12!  This offer does exclude new with tag items.

In addition, when you spend $25 or more you’ll get FREE shipping.  To make the most out of this deal be sure to add $63 worth of items to your cart.  Once you enter the promo code your total will be $25.20 shipped!

If you’ve never heard of Schoola, they’re like an online thrift store.  They sell gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories.  They’re always in great condition and they give 40% of sales back to the schools and organizations that send in their clothing.

I’ve done 2 Schoola orders this summer already to gear up for the school year.  Rather than pay full price for jeans that will only last your growing kids 2 to 3 months, buy from Schoola and save big.

I Paid $18 for 29 items at Dollar General!

I had a really good Dollar General trip today.  I took advantage of the $5 off $15 School Supply Digital Coupon, as well as the $2 off $10 Dollar General purchase Digital Coupon that applied to the rest of my items.  Here’s how it went.

(1) Gain Ultra Liquid Fabric Softener 48 Load/41 oz $3.50
(1) Gain Liquid Detergent 19-25 Load/40 oz $3.50
(1) Gain Fireworks Scent Booster 9.7 oz $3.50
(3) Gushers 6 ct $2.25 each = $6.75
(3) Powerade 75¢ each = $2.25
(4) Filler Paper 75¢ each = $3
(6) Composition Books $1 = $6 (should have been 50¢ each)
(2) Dollar General Dividers 80¢ each = $1.60
(1) Pencil Pouch $1
(2) BIC Correction Fluid $1 = $2
(1) Sharpie 2+1 Permanent Markers $1.50
(1) Sharpie Highligher 2 pack $1
(1) Expo Dry Erase Markers $1.50
(1) Elmer’s Glue 4 oz $1
(1) 3 Musketeers Bar 85¢
= $38.95 before instant savings and coupons
– $2.25 off B2G1 FREE Gushers (instant savings at register)
$2 off $10 Dollar General Digital Coupon (valid only thru 08/08)
–  $5 off $15 School Supplies Digital Coupon (valid thru 09/05)
– $2 off Gain Liquid Fabric Softener 48 ld or higher OR Dryer Sheets 105 ct or higher Digital Coupon
– $2 off Tide OR Gain Detergent 75oz or below Digital Coupon
– $2 off Wash Scent Boosters 9.7 oz (includes Downy Unstopables, Fresh Protect, and Infusions, Bounce Bursts, Dreft Blissfuls OR Gain Fireworks) Digital Coupon
– 50¢ off Mars Candy Bar Digital Coupon
–  $1/2 BIC Stationary Product from the 08/06 SS
– $.55 off Sharpie Highlighter 2ct+ from the 07/30 SS
– $.75 off Sharpie Permanent Marker 3ct+ from the 07/30 SS
– $1 off Expo Dry Erase Marker 2ct+ from the 07/30 SS
– $1 off Elmer’s product, 4-ct or 6 oz+ from the 07/30 SS (just realized I used this on the wrong size)
– $1/2 any flavor/variety Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Mott’s Fruit Snacks, or Sunkist Fruit Snacks printable coupon
Final price $17.90 for 29 items (just 62¢ each)!

*Really my price should have been $14.90 because the Composition Books rang up at $1 instead of 50 cents.  I’m not sure if I got the wrong ones or if they weren’t ringing up right.  I was in a rush so I let it go.  Also, I shouldn’t have used the Elmer’s coupon on that size, but I just realized it.  Had I known I wouldn’t have purchased it at all since my kiddos are older and don’t need it.  I didn’t find BIC Xtra-Fun Pencils that would’ve been free and I also didn’t find the Paper Mate InkJoy Pens that I was looking for (see more on those here).  If you find these you can probably work out a much better deal than I did, but I’m happy with my trip today.

Don’t forget that the $2/10 Dollar General Digital Coupon is only valid thru 08/08.