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Monday, May 30, 2016

FlyBy Book Review: Wise Guys by Kent Evans



ABOUT THE BOOK: 

For guys, more than ever, it’s a confusing world. Your GPS doesn’t offer any maps showing how to get to the point of wisdom — and who likes asking for directions anyway?

But there are ways to get that guidance you need. The answers may be all around you, in the form of guys you already know. Wise guys. More experienced guys. Better-traveled guys. Could there be ways to tap into their invaluable knowledge without enduring dull lectures or taking pages of notes?

Kent Evans has surrounded himself with these wise guys. They have shown him all the back roads on the way to wisdom. With a great deal of humor and an endless supply of stories, he wants to show you how to gather life-enriching truth from the guys in your own circle.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

KENT EVANS is the board chairman and co-founder of Manhood Journey, a ministry that helps fathers and mentors build the next generation of godly men.  Kent has personally experienced how the guidance of godly men can change the course of a life.  Today he is blessed with a solid 20-year marriage, four wonderful sons and a fulfilling life – largely because of what he’s learned from other men.  He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.


My Thoughts and Review: 

I am a mom of 3 boys, all of them almost teenagers. I am outnumbered in our household, 4 men/boys and 1 Wife/Mom, so I was really excited when given the chance to read and review Wise Guys.

Wise Guys in laid out in a simple to read and understand format, as it is more of story telling then "self help". Each chapter has a set of "Questions to Consider", which are great if using the book in a Bible Study or as Father and Son study. I really enjoyed Kent Evans stories of how he gained wisdom from other men around him in life. Men encouraging Men through Mentorship is something that Kent Evans truly believes in and has created a ministry at Manhood Journey. I do think that Mentorship is a WONDERFUL thing for Young Men and Boys! Kent Evans has a wonderful spin on mentorship, in that his belief is that Men should seek out Men who have the qualities that they hope to achieve in their own life. I completely agree with having Like minded mentors!!

The 17 Chapters of the Book include: 
  1. Figure Yourself Out
  2. Encourage Relentlessly
  3. Always be Asking
  4. Correct Gently
  5. Learn From Action
  6. Follow the Sprinters
  7. Welcome Kindly
  8. Exercise Tangible Grace
  9. Finish Strong
  10. Ditch the Cynicism
  11. Ask Artfully
  12. Know When to Let Go
  13. Pray Spontaneously
  14. Tap Shoulders
  15. Command Calmly
  16. Sign Up. Pitch In
  17. Simply Excel 
I really enjoyed this book and I hope that my husband and 3 boys will go through it together in the near future! GREAT read for Father/Son, Mens Bible Study Groups, or just any man or boy!!! I think this book would make a WONDERFUL Father's Day or Graduation Gift!!

Enjoy a Sample Download of the Book:

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Wise Guys Around the Web: 

Website
Twitter

Buy a Copy of the Book. Releases on June 1, 2016.



A WONDERFUL, Humorous, Wisdom Filled book for all the Men and Young Men in your life!!!


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Friday, May 20, 2016

Summer 2016 FREE and Frugal Fun


Summer, Summer, Summertime!! Fun in the Sun or Fun indoors, so much to do, and it doesn't have to "break the bank"! Well, I have complied a list of FREE and Frugal Summer Fun Ideas!!


National Programs for All:



Cinemark Movie Theatres will have the Summer Movie Clubhouse. Movies are shown on Wednesday at 10am. You can purchase a 10 movie Punch Card for $5 or pay $1 per show. The rates are per person.

Regal Movie Theatres have the Summer Movie Express. Movies are shown Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am. Cost is $1 per person per movie.

Classic Cinemas has Wednesday Morning Movie Series. Movies are $1 per person per movie.

Marcus Theatres has the Summer Movie Series. $3 movies on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from June 12th until August 17th.

Check your area Movie Theatres for more Deals and Summer Movies!



FREE or Frugal Bowling:



Kids Bowl Free is a wonderful site that lists many "Independent" Bowling Alleys in all 50 states. Sign your child up and they get 2 FREE games a day. Shoe rental is not included, but usually inexpensive.

AMF Bowling and BrunswickZone are now a combined company, although they keep separate names. The Summer Bowling program for both can be found here: Summer Bowling Games. Summer Bowling Games does have a one time cost per child,the cost does include Shoe Rental for the entire summer. Sign your child(ren) up and they receive 3 games a day from May 23rd through Sept 5th. AMF Bowling also has an Adult Bowling Pass, cost and rules vary by area. Also valid at Bowlero, BowlMor Lanes, and Brunswicks.


Free Roller Skating:

Kids Skate Free is FREE Roller Skating and is gaining in popularity, like the Summer Bowling Program. You can register at the location nearest you and each facility runs the program independently.



Barnes and Noble: The Barnes and Noble Summer Reading program is back for its 20th Year. Have your child(ren) read any 8 books. The child(ren) will get a FREE book from Barnes and Noble once the list is complete.

Half Price Books: Feed Your Brain is the Half Price Books Reading program Children need to read at least 15 minutes a day and 300 minutes per month during June and July, turn in form and receive Half Price Book Bucks. Each child can earn Book Bucks each month. Book Bucks must be redeemed by September 1st.

Check your local Library to see if they have a Reading Program going for the summer. Most libraries have a FUN program each year!





Apple Stores: Apple stores offer FREE workshops for Kids 8-12. The kids will learn how to use iMovie and how to make their own films. Sign up HERE!

Windows Stores: Microsoft offers FREE Youth Spark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13. Kids are divided into 2 age groups 8-10 and 11-13. The "camps" offered include Coding. Sign up HERE!



Churches all over the country usually reserve one week in the summer for Vacation Bible School. VBS is usually for kids K-5th grade and will have a theme. Time and cost vary by location. Churches do this as an outreach to the community and are looking to provide a week of encouragement and Bible teaching to the kids in the community. Check your local Churches to see when the are having VBS this summer.




FREE Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park begins June 20-August 21. Check out the info and Schedule HERE. We went to this a couple summers ago and it was soo much fun! My boys LOVED it!

Zoo Fun:
Lincoln Park Zoo is FREE year round, although parking can cost a "pretty penny". GREAT zoo to visit and have fun at.

Brookfield Zoo has a cost associated with it. You can visit your library in the City of Chicago and in the Suburbs and get a Pass that allows for FREE admission for a limited number of people in the family. Our family buys a yearly membership which not only allows for unlimited FREE admission but also FREE parking. We live only 5 minutes from the Zoo, so the cost is worth it because it pays for itself in 2 visits.

The Cosley Zoo is a small Zoo located in Wheaton, IL. The cost is FREE for kids 17 and under, $5 for Adults and FREE for residents of Wheaton.

Museums around the City:
Museums very rarely have FREE days in the summer. Residents of the City of Chicago can get FREE admission to most of the City Museums using the Kids Museum Passport. Each pass generally admits 4 people FREE and one must be an adult over 18. Some passes have different restrictions.

Suburban residents can visit their local library to see if they are a participant in the Museum Adventure Pass. Many different Museums are included and most passes are valid for Buy 2 get 2 FREE admissions.





The Chicago LakeFront has many Beaches and FREE swimming available. 2016 Beach Season begins Friday May 27th. For a listing of Chicago Beaches and locations check HERE.

The Cook County Forest Preserves have 3 Aquatic Centers. There is a small FEE for these attractions, but it is very inexpensive. Adults (12 and up) are $6, and kids 4-12 are $4, 3 and under are FREE. Check out the locations and more info HERE.

I found a really nice listing of Aquatic Centers all around Chicagoland HERE. The Aquatic Centers do have an admission price and each varies by location. The listing covers many areas of Chicagoland! Many Suburban Park Districts have turned their "Pool" into AWESOME Aquatic Centers, so check the Park District websites.

Our favorite Park District Aquatic Center is The Oasis in Bloomingdale. The summer of 2016 the Oasis will have 3 “Discount Days” where admission is only $1 per person ALL DAY. The Discount Days are June 24th, July 13th and August 3rd.

Also, if you are looking for an indoor Pool fun there are a few around Chicagoland. A favorite of my family is the Oak Brook Park District Aquatic Center. Also, Splash Landings Aquatic Center in Glenview and Pelican Harbor in Bolingbrook.




The Forest Preserves are a wonderful place to explore Nature in and around the City and Suburbs.  The Programs and Events at Forest Preserves are generally FREE or very low cost. Family Fun Events abound at the Forest Preseves and include: Astronomy Nights, Campfire Nights, Butterflies, Family Fishing Days, and MUCH more!

The Cook County Forest Preserves is now in the second year of offering Camping for Families and Individuals. The Cook County Forest Preserves have 5 campgrounds that will be open for Families and Individuals to rent for a night or 2 or however long you want to. The prices are very reasonable. Tent and RV sites and also cabins are available for rent. Check it out HERE.

Here are the websites for the different Forest Preserves in and near Chicagoland.
Cook County Forest Preserves
DuPage County Forest Preserves
Will County Forest Preserves
Kane County Forest Preserves
Lake County Forest Preserves
Forest Park Nature Center(Peoria Park District)
North Park Nature Center(Chicago)
Check them out for FREE or Frugal Family Fun for the summer.


I also discovered a couple of Nature Centers within Park Districts in the Chicago Area. Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, Lyman Woods Nature Center in Downers Grove, Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook.






Summer Fun and Learning?? Sure why not!! Take a step back in time and see how the Farms were in the late 1800's and early 1900's, right here in the Chicago Area. Check out the different Living History Farms below. The majority are FREE all the time, but BlackBerry Farms and Naper Settlement have a fee.

Kline Creek Farm (West Chicago)
BlackBerry Farm  (Aurora)
Naper Settlement (Naperville)
Historic Wagner Farm (Glenview)
Volkening Heritage Farm (Schaumburg)

Blackberry Farm in Aurora offers a few Family Fun Days during the Summer. Family Fun Days are FREE. The dates for FREE Family Fun Days are: May 25th, June 8th, June 22nd, July 6th and August 3rd.

A FUN day at the Farm and going back in time!



Check your local Library for FUN activities like Movie Days, Story Time, Arts and Craft time and much more. Libraries are a GREAT resource for FREE family fun, including Family Game Night a couple times a month.




Park Districts all over offer Movies in the Park at least once a month during Summer Months. Our family enjoys going to Movies in the Park. The movies are mainly from the summer before or a couple years back, but being outdoors, after dusk, watching movies with the family and neighbors is FUN. The really cool thing is that since Movie in the Parks are FREE and open to the Public, you can visit other parks, not just those from your town.

City of Chicago: Millennium Park will be hosting the Chicago Summer Film Series on Tuesday evenings from June 23- August 25th. FREE Admission and the movie begins at 6:30pm. The listing for the entire SUMMER FILM SERIES.

Surrounding Suburbs:

I have created a Printable list of a good selection of Suburban Movies in the park. Check it out below:

Check your local Park District, as I only searched and found a few suburbs. Park Districts are a wonderful place to have a Family Movie night and it is FREE!




Local area churches do a community outreach in the summer in the form of Vacation Bible School. The Dates, times and cost vary by location. Here is a list of some for the Chicagoland area: Vacation Bible School 2016 Chicago area

This list is not a complete list, so check local churches or ask friends if their church is having a VBS week. 



More places to find ideas for Family Fun and Family Activities:

Pinterest: Ohhh, the wonderful resources you can find on Pinterest. Do a search for “summer fun _____” and you can find resources for your city or town or idea. I have found many great ideas on Pinterest. I even have a Summer Fun Board.

A GREAT resource for Chicagoland parents is Chicago Parent Magazine. The magazine comes out monthly in libraries in both the City and Suburbs. The magazine publishes a calendar in the back of each monthly edition with Family Fun activities all around Chicagoland. 4x a year(one for every season) they put a special edition called Going Places. It is a BIG listing of their monthly calendar of events. Check out the website and pick up a copy of the monthly magazine and the Summer Edition of Going Places for some GREAT listings of Family Fun. (not all events listed are FREE, but many are). I LOVE Chicago Parent magazine, it is a GREAT resource year round! Do a google search if you live in another state, near a BIG city. I know cities like Dallas, New York and others have a "Parent Magazine", like the sister magazine to Chicago Parent.

Chicago Kids is a GREAT online Resource to find fun and activities for Kids and Families.

Kidslist is blog that updates quite often with Family Fun Activities, Camps, Events and more. Each Friday they send out an email with the Weekend Activities all over town.

KidWinks is another WONDERFUL resource for Family Fun Activities. KidWinks has a weekly email that they send out year round, just sign up for it.

OakLees Family Guide is yet another Family Fun Resource. OakLee Family Guides are available in Libraries and other places all over Chicagoland. Their website is also filled with VALUABLE info!


Our family also loves Summer Time Fairs and Festivals. Neighborhoods, Towns, Cities and more have some fun Fairs and Festivals. We really like some of those that "take us back in time" like Old Fashioned Days, Cival War Days, etc. Make sure to check local towns, cities and neighborhoods for local Festivals and Fairs. Also, many towns and villages have "Downtown Fun" nights once a week. Check your own neighborhood and neighborhoods nearby for Family Fun events.

I hope these resources and links are a good start to planning your Summer Fun 2016. Family Fun doesn't mean Spending Money all the time. You can spend Quality family time with your kids without going broke. Use the money you save for the BIG Family Fun Days like Amusement Parks and Vacations!!

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND FUN SUMMER OF 2016!


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Sunday, May 15, 2016

FlyBy Book Review: League and The Lantern by Brian Wells


About the Book: 

Jake Herndon’s middle school sleepover takes a shocking turn when a dangerous organization invades. As he and his new friends Lucy and TJ race for their lives on the streets of Chicago they unravel a centuries-old mystery and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Packed with unforgettable characters, mind-bending twists and laugh-out loud humor, The League and The Lantern is a ride you won’t soon forget.


About the Author: 


Raised on the edge of the jungles of Nigeria and the prairies of Illinois, executive producer Brian Wells has helped bring to life award-winning network television movies that have been enjoyed by millions and applauded by family organizations across the U.S. Although seventh grade was the worst year of Brian’s life, it helped him develop the imagination and catlike reflexes he enjoys today. This is his first novel.

My Thoughts and Review: 

I am a mom of 3 boys and we are Avid Readers. I find it difficult to find good, wholesome reading material for my boys to read. My boys and I used this as a Read Aloud for the past couple weeks and we throughly enjoyed it. Boys are adventurous and LOVE Adventure, and The League and the Lantern is FILLED with Adventure and fun. We loved the mystery, suspense, adventure woven throughout the book. The boys especially enjoyed that the book happens in Chicago, and they recognized some of the places mentioned. The book is not only "fun" reading, but it has wonderful Educational Value. 140 Vocabulary words are hidden throughout the book and many historic sites are also mentioned! We download the Vocabulary Guide in the Bonus Stuff area of the website. Many other "bonuses" there also!

If you are looking for Wholesome reading material for your Middle School boys and girls, we highly recommend The League and The Lantern. We are excited that this is only book one is this series, looking forward to future books!

Your family can read the first 6 Chapters here:


Read


League and The Lantern around the Web: 
Official Site
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

You can buy the Book Here:

Great News though I have a copy of the book to giveaway to one Lucky Reader. Enter for your chance to win below! 

League and the Lantern Book Giveaway


Educational Wholesome Adventure awaits within the pages of League and the Lantern! Check it out, your family will LOVE it! 


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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

FlyBy Book Review: None Like Him by Jen Wilkin




About the Book: 

God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible.

We're not.

And that's a good thing.

Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone.

Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God's limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.



About the Author: 


Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. During her fifteen years of teaching, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. She is the author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds.


My Thoughts and Review: 

I am in AWE of None Like Him by Jen Wilkin. I am not one who usually understands "deep topics" such as this, but Jen Wilkin wrote the book in a manner that is understandable to the casual reader.

Christians are always striving to be "Christlike" in everything they do. The truth is, No one is Like Christ.

None Like Him is broken down into 10 Chapters and the chapters cover:

God is 


Infinite  -  He is immeasurable

Incomprehensible  -  He is beyond human reckoning
Self-Existent  -  He creates life
Self-Sufficient  -  His right hand sustains
Eternal  -  He is behind and before
Immutable  -  He endures
Omnipresent  -  He is near and far, high and low
Omniscient  -  He searches, knows, discerns
Omnipotent  -  He does wondrous works
Sovereign  -  He ordains each day


I was challenged, I was encouraged, I highlighted the book(something I rarely do), the book really spoke to me. God is God and we cannot achieve the attributes that he has, but we can reflect God in our life. I really loved that each chapter includes Verses for Mediation, Study Questions and a Pray Prompt. I read this book alone, but it would make a GREAT Bible Study Book to be done with others! GREAT book!

You can read an Excerpt of the Book Here:

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Jen Wilkin Around the Web:
Jen's Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

You can buy the Book Here:




GREAT news though! I have a copy of the book to Giveaway to one Lucky Reader. Enter below for your chance to WIN!
None Like Him Book Giveaway

Be Challenged into the depths of God and the why of None Like Him!!!



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Sunday, April 17, 2016

FlyBy Book Review: 8 Simple Tools to Raising Great Kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell




About the Book:

"I love my child, but parenting is hard."

Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.

Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you:
Maintain a healthy relationship with your child
Develop a nurturing home culture

Correct behavior in lasting ways


Designed for busy parents, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters that include a summary tip and application questions. Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and your family dynamics will thrive. Your relationship with your child will be built on love and trust, providing you with fertile ground for planting God’s wisdom in their heart, and ultimately, seeing them flourish.



About the Author:


TODD CARTMELL is a child psychologist who practices in Wheaton, Illinois. He received his doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary and is the author of several parenting books, including 8 Simple Tools. His parenting workshops have been enjoyed by thousands of parents throughout the country.

My Thoughts and Review:

YES, Parenting is HARD, but it truly doesn't have to be. Dr. Todd Cartmell outlines 8 Simple Tools to help every parent simplify the calling of Parenthood.

The book, 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids is a WONDERFUL, short book that can be used as reinforcement for what many parents already know. The 8 simple tools are outlined as:

1) Talking
2) Listening
3) Influencing
4) Connecting
5) Teaching
6) Encouraging
7) Correcting
8) Leading

I believe in the busyness of life and parenting, we begin to lose sight of the 8 simple tools and instead make things more difficult for us and for our children. My boys are 13, 12, and 11 and I sometimes feel that I have failed them, but then I remember that is not the case. God's plans are greater then my plans and when my plans are not being carried out, it is probably because God's plans are. Dr. Todd really puts things back into perspective with this simple, yet powerful book! I really enjoyed this book and have already begun implementing the 8 Simple Tools into my parenting!

You can check out a small part of the book here:

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Special OFFER for my readers: Moody Publishers is offering 50% when You purchase the book using code GREATKIDS16. The Discount code is valid April 15th-May 15th, 2016. 


For a LIMITED time with Purchase you will also receive Free access to the HEARTS AT HOME "ESSENTIAL WORKSHOP COLLECTION FOR PARENTS". Receive your freebies here: Purchase OFFER

Dr. Todd Cartmell AROUND the Web:

8 Simple Tools
Dr. Todd Cartmell
Facebook
Moody Publishing

Parenting is HARD, but it 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids is a WONDERFUL book for all parents!



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Friday, January 22, 2016

Build A Menu: January BOGO Sale




Dinner Time in most households can be the same ole' thing: Rush, Rush, Rush. We are all Busy Families or Busy Households and we tend to look for convenience as much as possible. What if you had a tool that would help you be able get out of that Dinner Rut and "Drive Thru" rut and back into the kitchen? Build A Menu is that TOOL for you!!  

Build a Menu is a WONDERFUL Meal planning website that will help you do just that and it doesn't take much time each week!!  Build a Menu is simple to use and you can have a weekly Menu and Grocery List done in about 15 minutes a week.





Build a Menu has something for everyone, including Healthy Lifestyle Recipes and Menus.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Low Carb
  • Gluten Free
  • Allergy Friendly (No Dairy, Nuts, Gluten)
  • Vegetarian
  • Clean Eating
  • Slow Cooker
  • Grill-A-Meal
  • Your Choice of Sides
  • Cooking with Kids
  • Trim Healthy Mama Friendly


Build a Menu is having a HUGE sale right now, through January 31, 2016. You can get a Yearly Membership for $35!! BONUS: Buy the Classic Plan and get the “Done 4 U” Plan for FREE. The “Done 4 U” plan is sent out every Friday, so you have a back up plan in case you can't plan your own.




Build A Menu Features:
  •  New recipes are always being added
  •  You select a Charitable organization for part of your              membership fee to help
  •  You can add your own recipes to your menu
  •  You can create a list of Favorite Recipes

A favorite feature of many BAM users is:
Mobile Apps now available in iTunes and Google Play Store.
Have access to your Menu and Grocery List on the go!!

Don't miss out on this WONDERFUL sale for an amazing Menu Planning Tool! Click the banner below to get started now! Don't delay, the sale price ends January 31, 2016!!


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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Back to School Sales August 9th-15th

FYI: If you click on the names of the stores, you will be taken to the Full Ads for the week.


Office Depot/Office Max

The 2 stores have merged and now the sales are valid at both stores.
Office Depot and Office Max are limiting most deals to 3 of the same item per household.

.1¢ item w/Minimum $5 Purchase: 
Office Depot® Brand 2-Pocket Paper Folders Limit 10
Office Depot® Brand Notebook Filler Paper 100 sheets Limit 3

.50¢ Items 
BicMatic® Grip Mechanical Pencils 6pk Limit 3
OfficeMax® Brand & Scholastic Brand Glue Sticks 4pk  Limit 3
Office Depot® Brand Scissors Limit 3
ALL BIC® Round Stic Grip™ Ballpoint Pens, 12-PK
Crayola® Crayons, 24-PK

$1 Items: 
ALL BIC® Velocity Gel Pens, 4-packs
Post-it® Super Sticky Die-Cut Notes
Office Depot® Brand Mini Stapler
Paper Mate® White Pearl® Latex-Free Erasers"
Index Cards Assorted Colors
Office Depot® Brand Reinforcement Labels
Highmark™ Original Antibacterial Hand Soap or Aloe Liquid Hand Soap
Highmark™ Gallon & Sandwich Size Bags
Pencil Pouch
Zebra Z-Grip Ballpoint Pens 7pk

$2 Items:
Highmark™ Hand Sanitizer
Office Depot® Brand Poly Covered Composition Book
Really Useful Boxes®, .55L
BIC® Wite-Out Correction Tape
Scotch® Heavy-Duty Shipping Tape
Divoga® Name Badges
Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape
Paper Mate® Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm 12pk
Sharpie® Accent® Tank-Style Highlighters 4pk
Zebra® F-301 Stainless Steel Ballpoint Pens 2pk
Jumbo Stretch Bookcovers

$3 Items: 
Crayola® Colored Pencils 24pk
Really Useful Boxes®, 3 Liter
Divoga™ Clipboards
Office Depot® Brand School Copy Paper
Ticonderoga® #2 Soft Lead Pre-Sharpened Pencils 18pk

$5 Items: 
Scotch® Long-Lasting Moving & Storage Tape
Avery® Ready Index Single Set Dividers
Scotch® Magic™ Tape In Dispenser

$6 Items: 
Office Depot® Brand Sheet Protectors 100pk
Paper Mate® InkJoy™ 300 RT Retractable Pens 24pk
EXPO® Dry-Erase Starter Kits, Chisel-Tip 4pk

$10 Items: 
Post-It® Notes, 3" x 3", Canary Yellow, 100 sheets per pad 12pk
Sharpie® Fine & Ultra Fine Permanent Markers 24pk


30% off the Regular Price of ALL Backpacks

Staples:
Lowest Price all Season Deals(prices valid through the entire Back to School Shopping Season):
These items are all Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase. I called and verified that when shopping in store it is 30 per customer.

2-pocket paper folder .15¢ each
Staples® 1-subject notebook, 70 sheets .25¢ each
Westcott® 12" Wood Ruler, Beveled Edge .35¢ each
Staples® Ruled 3" x 5" White Index Cards, 100/Pack .48¢ each
Staples® School Glue, 4 oz., with Stick .50¢ each
Staples® composition book, assorted colors, 100 sheets .50¢ each
Crayola® Crayons, 24/Box .50¢ each
Staples Yellow Pencils, #2 12pk .68¢ each
Staples® filler paper, 8"x 10½", 120 sheets .75¢ each
Crayola® markers and colored pencils, assorted .97¢ each
BIC® pens and mechanical pencils $1 per pack
Westcott 13130 Blunt Tip 5" Kid's Scissors, Assorted Colors $1

Extreme Deals (Limit 5 Per Customer)
Staples® Pink Wedge Erasers, 3/Pack .25¢
Staples® Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener, .25¢
Staples School Glue, 4 oz. .25¢
Staples USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 16GB $5.99

$1 Deals: 
Staples® poly expanding zip envelope, check size
Staples® graph-ruled composition book
Staples® Notepads
Staples® 3-hole binder punch
Staedtler® Mars® protractor and compass

$2 Items: 
Crayola® Washble Crayons, 24/Pack
Staples® reinforced filler paper
Staples® graph-ruled notebook
Staples® Primary Composition Book, 9 3/4" x 7 1/2"
Staples® composition books, assorted designs

$3 Items: 
Crayola® markers, 10/pack
Staples College Ruled Filler Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 400/Pack
Fashion Notebooks and composition books
Post-it® 1/2" Page Markers, Assorted Bright Colors, 500 Markers/Pack

$4 Items:
Scotch Magic Tape with Handheld Dispenser Refill 2pk
Book covers
Fiskars® 7" High-Performance Student Safety Scissors, Pointed Tip
Staples® mesh pencil pouch
Simply® 1" view binders, 2/pack

$5 Items:
Staples® 7-pocket poly expanding file
CR Gibson journal
Westcott® 8" All Purpose Value Scissors, Bent-Handle, 3/Pack
Scotch® double-sided tape 2pk
Swingline® Standard Stapler Value Pack, 15 Sheets, Black, Premium Staples & Remover Included
Staples Pre Sharpened #2 Yellow Pencils, 4/Dozen
Zebra Sarasa Retractable Gel-Ink Pens, Medium Point, Black, 10/Pack

$6 Items:
5-subject notebooks, assorted designs
Fashion Pencil pouches

$10 Items: 
Elmer's Clear Glue Stick Class Pack, .24oz, 30/Pack
Fashion Pencil boxes
Post-it® Notes, 3" x 3", Canary Yellow, 12 Pads/Pack with 6 Bright Pads
Scotch® Magic™ tape, 6/pack with dispenser
Expo® Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk

All backpacks  Save 25%

Staples has a LOT of Writing Essentials(Pens, Pencils, and Markers) on sale this week. Check out the ad here:


Walgreens:
You must have the Walgreens Reward Card to get the sales prices. You can get one in store, if you already don't have one. The cards are FREE!

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils 5pk .29¢
Crayola  Classic Markers, 10 pk. or Colored Pencils, 12 pk. .99¢

6/$1(Limit 6):
Wexford® School Supplies:
Wooden Ruler, 12 in.
2-Pocket Paper Folder
Highlighters

.39¢ each Limit 4:
Wexford® School Supplies
Pencil Sharpener
Scissors, 5 in.

.49¢ each Limit 4
Wexford® School Supplies:
1-Subject Notebook, 70 sheets
Index Tab Dividers, 5 pk.
Carry All Case
Plastic Protractor, 6 in.
Ruled Index Cards, 4x6 in., 100 pk.

.79¢ items:
Sharpie Highlighters, 2 pk.
Paper Mate Profile Pens, 2 pk.
Mirado Pencils, 5 or 8 pk
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Eraser
Filler Paper, 130 sheets
Legal Pads, 2 pk.

.99¢ Items:
Elmer's School Glue, 4 oz.
Elmer's Glue Sticks, 2 pk.
Ticonderoga No. 2 Pencils 10pk
Binders, 1 in.
Transparent Tape, 2 pk., 75 x 250 in. ea.
Post-It Sticky Notes, 90 sheetsSheet Protectors, 50 pk.

$1.99 Items:
Wexford® School Supplies
Mechanical Pencils, 30 pk.
8-Digit Display Calculator

$3.99 Items:
Time Smart Planner 5x8 in. Select varieties.

Backpacks $6-$12

Costco: 

You do need to be a member of Costco to get these deals, but they are such great deals.





Walmart and Target: 

Walmart and Target have their Back to School areas set up, but no "Sales" yet. Here is a Wonderful Resource from Passionate Penny Pincher that is printable comparision of the everyday low prices of Walmart vs. Target Back to School. 

Dollar Tree:
Dollar Tree has a good selection of Back To School Supplies, Organizing items, Lunch Kit Food Storage, Teacher Supplies and more. Check out their ad here: Dollar Tree Back to School Book

Five Below:
Five Below is a WONDERFUL store, if you have one in your area. Here is their Back to School Ad: Five Below Back to School Five Below has a great variety of items for the College Kids, but really for all ages.


I hope you all are grabbing the deals during the sales!! The prices aren't the BEST, but so much better then paying full price!


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