Coupon Mom: Save big on school supplies

Stack savings at Publix

Vitamins, supplements: Check Publix flier racks to find a store coupon circular titled “Over $41 in Coupon Savings” and combine store coupons with manufacturers coupons for big savings. Use the $5-off-two store coupon for Sundown vitamins along with two of the $1-off coupons in the Aug. 2 RedPlum to save $3.50 per bottle of vitamins. Use the $3-off-two Glucerna shakes (four- or six-pack) store coupon from the same Publix flier along with the $3-off-two shake multipacks coupon in the Aug. 2 SmartSource to save $3 per multipack. Look in the Publix flier for a promotion that gives you a $10 Publix Gift card when you spend $30 on participating health and beauty brands listed.

Save on school supplies

Notebooks, crayons, pens and paper: Office Max and Office Depot have composition books on sale for 10 cents each (limit three with $5 minimum purchase). Crayola 24-count crayons are 50 cents each, Bic round ballpoint pens (12 count) are 50 cents per box, Crayola colored pencils (12 count) are $1 each and Office Depot multipurpose 500 sheet reams of printer paper are $1 each (after $1.29 instant savings and $5 mail-in savings), regularly priced at $7.29.

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Wet Ones wipes, Clorox: Publix has Wet Ones wipes (24 or 40 count) on sale for $1.67 each. Use the 50-cent coupon from the July 26 SmartSource to pay 67 cents each. Clorox Scrub singles (12-14 count) are on sale for $2.99. Use the $1.50 coupon from the July 12 SmartSource to pay $1.49 each.

Markers, notebooks, pens: Staples has Crayola Washable Markers (eight count) for 75 cents, wireless one-subject notebooks for 75 cents and Bic Soft Feel retractable ballpoint pens (five count) for 75 cents.

Notebooks, crayons, pencils, markers: Dollar General has one-subject spiral notebooks on sale for 33 cents each, Crayola crayons (24 count) are 50 cents, Crayola colored pencils (12 count) are $1 each, Crayola Classic markers (10 count) are $1, and No. 2 yellow pencils (18 count) are 50 cents per package.

Pens, markers, colored pencils: Walgreens has Paper Mate ballpoint pens (10 count) on sale for 29 cents each, Crayola Classic markers (10 count) are 99 cents and Crayola colored pencils (12 count) are 99 cents each.

Stephanie Nelson, The Coupon Mom, has been teaching Georgia shoppers how to save since 2000.

The full Coupon Mom column appears Thursdays in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Deal Spotter section. It’s full of great local deals and exclusive offers. Visit the Coupon Mom website  for more great tips and printable grocery coupons.

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