$1/2 Five Star Coupon = $0.50 Each at Target

Mead Coupon


Here are some*HOT* Back to School Five Star printable coupons:

$2 off any Mead Five Star Binder including Five Star Flex Hybrid Notebook
$1 off any two Five Star Reinforced Filler Paper Products
$1 off two Five Star Products including Student Planning


Target deal scenario:

Five Star 1-Subject Notebook — $1 (thru 8/11) 
Use  $1/2 Five Star Products
Final Price: $0.50 each!


There is also a target coupon for $1.50/1 Five Star binder that you can stack with the above binder coupon for $3.50 off one making an incredible deal!

Bic: Free Pens on Facebook *throughout August*

Bic Pen

Go “like” Bic Pen Pals on Facebook because they are giving away Free pens!  They will be giving away 130 pens an hour, for 10 hours, for 30 days.  From 10 am – 8 pm EST.  Only one free pen per person.

Go ahead and “like” them now and print 2 $1 coupons {hit the back button to print second copy}.  With all the back to school sales going on now this is bound to mean free or nearly free pens!

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Staples: Back-To-School Deals July 3-9, 2011


Staples has back-to-school deals already!  Here are the best back-to-school deals at Staples this week:

Staples Photo Supreme Paper (50-pack) — $14.99
Submit for $14.99 Staples Easy Rebate
Free after rebate

Brite Liner Grip Yellow Highlighters (5-pack) $4
Submit for $4 Staples Easy Rebate
Free after rebate

$0.50 Deals:

Staples Magnetic Bulldog Clips (3-pack)
Staples Clipboard (5 1/2 x 9)
Staples Steel 1-Hole Punch
Avery Insertable 5-Tab Dividers
Staples Mini Composition Book
Westcott 12″ Finger-Grip Ruler
Staples Translucent Pencil Box
Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener
Staples Paper Clips Jumbo (50-ct.)

Back to School and Backpack Safety

A story from the July 18, 2000 /PRNewswire warns consumers of the dangers of carrying backpacks too heavily loaded.  The article reports on several studies, “A recent survey by Lands End Direct Merchants found that more than 96 percent of children ages 8 to 12 will carry a backpack to school this year.  Of those, nearly one-third will carry their backpack improperly.  Similarly, a recent study conducted in Italy found that the average child carries a backpack that would be the equivalent of a 39-pound backpack for a 176-pound man, or a 29-pound backpack for a 132-pound woman.”

Heavy backpack

The American Chiropractic Association has offered some tips for choosing a good backpack for your child.

  • A backpack should weigh no more than 5 to 10 percent of his or her body weight.
  • A backpack never hang more than four inches below the waistline.
  • Choose a bag with individualized compartments helps in positioning the contents most evenly and effectively.
  • Your child should always wear both shoulder straps.
  • Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child’s back.
  • If the backpack is still too heavy, choose a luggage type backpack or talk to your child’s teacher.

For more information, visit BackpackSafe.com.