Best back-to-school deals: Big sales start this week at Staples, Target, Walmart, others

Many stores have now had their back to school displays set up for a week or two.

But this is the week the sales really start in earnest.

Blogger Andrea Deckard of says if you want to save the most, spread your shopping out over several weeks.    

That's because each week different stores offer different great deals, she says. If you do your shopping all at once, you will save time, but will spend a lot more.

Hot Deals This Week

Some of the best deals the week of July 22, 2013, according to a list compiled by

    Office Depot has two-pocket folders for just 10 cents.
    Office Max has glue sticks for a penny.
    Staples has 120 sheets of filler paper for just 50 cents.
    Walmart has scissors for 50 cents, and wooden rulers for 25 cents.
    Target has packs of Crayola colored pencils for $.99, while Kmart has 24-packs for $.49

You will find many more deals listed at
Two things to remember, according to Deckard:

1. To really save money you need to visit multiple stores.  

2. It's best to spread your shopping out over 3 weeks. That way you catch the different sales each week, and you don't waste your money.

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