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!

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.

New HEB Coupons ($2/$4 Deli, $2/$4 Produce, $2/$4 Cereal, and More)!

Log into your HEB account to see if you have these offers:

$3 off any purchase of HEB Meat Simple or HEB Fully Cooked Products
$2 off any $4 purchase of Fresh Sliced or Prepackaged Deli Meats or Cheeses
$2 off any $4 purchase of Fresh Produce or Deli Snack Packs or Trays
$2 off any $4 purchase of Cereal or Oatmeal

Since these are category coupons you should be able to use manufacturer coupons along with them.  Here are some cereal printables you can take along with you.

on ONE Kellogg's Corn Flakes Cereal on ONE Kellogg's Froot Loops Cereal
when you buy one (1) box of Quaker Simply Granola or Multigrain Flakes when you buy ONE BOX Lucky Charms™ cereal
when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor General Mills cereal listed: Cheerios™ • Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ • Lucky Charms™ ... when you buy ONE BOX Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, Strawberry Toast Crunch™ OR Blueberry Toast Crunch™
when you buy ONE PACKAGE any flavor/variety Cascadian Farm™ Cereal or Granola when you buy ONE BOX of any Annie's™ Organic Cereal
when you buy ONE BOX any Chex™ cereal: Rice Chex™ • Corn Chex™ • Wheat Chex™ • Honey Nut Chex™ • Chocolate Chex™ ... when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios OR Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch™ cereal
when you buy ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, Strawberry Toast Crunch™, Blueberry Toast Crunch™ ... when you buy ONE BOX Reese's Puffs cereal
when you buy ONE BOX Multi Grain Cheerios cereal when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal (the one in the yellow box)
when you buy ONE BOX Blueberry Chex™ on any THREE Kellogg's Cereals

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.