Target: Back-to-School Uniforms 30% off (through 8/30)

Through Thursday (August 30th), Target is taking 30% off uniforms with code UNIFORMS at checkout.

One option that I LOVED that popped out at me are these multipack uniform options. If your kid goes to a school that requires uniforms (my son’s middle school does), it pays to stock up. Here are a couple options I’m finding:

Boys’ 2-piece Ultimate Flat Front Khakis: $20
Use coupon code UNIFORMS at checkout
Your price: $14 – just $7 per pair!
Also available in Navy. Sizes 4-16 available as of this post. 

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Fred Meyer Back-to-School – PriceBlaster Items for 2018

It’s end of July which means many of us Washington families have a month or less until it’s back to school! If you’re like me, you are so NOT ready yet (didn’t school just get out?). However, time is of the essence! Last night, I decided to finally buck up and wander around the school supply section of my Fred Meyer store to see what I might find. To keep things simple, I’m just focusing on Priceblaster items. These are those “hot sale” feature items you don’t want to miss.

A few notes about Priceblaster items:

  • Store coupons generally won’t work on these. Manufacturer coupons, however, will. Also: keep an eye on under “Back to School Savings” – there may be digital coupons that will apply.
  • Some have limits (so do look at the signs).
  • Y0u can find the “good through” date on the bottom of most price signs. Most of today’s school supply Priceblaster items are good through August 21st – so you do have some time!

I have done my best to capture a good chunk of the Priceblaster items, but you will find more in the store. Also, my store had the Priceblaster items featured in the seasonal section as well as the office & art supply aisles & endcaps.


  • Pink Pearl Eraser $0.59
  • Pink Pearl Eraser, 3 Pack, $1.00
  • Office Works Eraser, $0.29
  • Office Works Pencil Eraser Tops, $0.59


  • Office Works 2-4 ct Glue Stick, $1.00
  • Elmer 6-Pack Glue Stick, $1.99
  • Elmer 3-Pack Glue Stick, $1.99
  • Elmer Glue, 4 oz., $0.59

Paper, Notebooks & Folders 

  • One Subject Notebook, $0.20 (limit 10)
  • Composition Notebook, $0.50
  • Filler Paper – Wide or College Ruled, 150 Sheets, $0.89
  • Folder with Tongs, $0.20 (I use these to create my Vacation Folders!)
  • Portfolios, $0.20
  • Poly Portfolio, $0.79
  • 8 Big Tab Insert Plastic Dividers, $1.99
  • Mini Notebooks, 3-ct., $1.99

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3 Tips for Creating a Homework Space {with help from Staples!}

This year, I’ve been teaming up with Staples to help your families go back to school with confidence! In case you missed it, you might want to read my Staples store shopping trip and the Scan my List feature I’ve written about this summer.

It’s possible as you’re reading this that your kids are headed back to school within the week, or perhaps they’ve already started. Given that, I’m guessing that many of you have completed (or are close to completing) your school shopping for this season. But before this shopping season ends, I want to encourage you to consider a final element you might have overlooked: your kids’ homework spaces!

I know my kids do best when they have an organized, well-stocked space to do their homework in. This space can also serve for art projects and other learning activities outside of school. Today I want to talk about how I shopped at Staples to create homework spaces for my kids. I hope it will inspire you to do the same!

Tip #1: Identify your homework spaces and clear them up.

After years of using the kitchen counter, we finally decided to give our kids their own desk spaces in their room. We felt it was important that they each have quiet, dedicated spaces to learn, work, and create. Of course, not everyone has this option. Whatever the case – identify where in your house will be the designated homework space, and aim to keep it clear of clutter. 

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Amazon: Board Dudes Cork Boards from $7!

Got a kid headed off to college, or you just need a way to display important information in your home? Right now Amazon has a clippable coupon for 25% off cork boards from BoardDudes! Be sure to either “clip” the coupon …

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