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Tax Free School Supplies in Virginia

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Every year for the past several years Virginia has a tax free weekend for back to school shopping.  That means that everything from clothes to shoes to backpacks are completely tax free!  If that wasn’t an already incredible thing you can also stack it with coupons and other great deals to score some great stuff for your kids’ back to school supply list and get your little ones all ready for school without breaking the bank!

I was trying to do this on Facebook and then just figured there was so much information a blog post would be WAY better.  I hope you guys find this helpful and, as always, if you have ANY questions please leave me a comment below or email me at diyfaerie@gmail.com.

Most All of these coupons I’m about to share with you are from Target.  Visit the website and click on the “Stationary & Holiday” tab on the left sidebar menu.  Up will pop 11 great back to school coupons.  Target allows you to print 2 coupons per computer. So you’ll print one, wait for it to finish, find it again, and print it a second time.  I always stick the same piece of paper back into the printer if there’s space at the bottom so I don’t waste paper.

If you couldn’t bear to tear your gaze away from this blog to visit Target’s website here are the 11 coupons they have:

$1 off 2 BIC writing items
$2 off $10 worth of Crayola products
$2 off Mead 5 Star Zipper Binder
$1 off 2 Paper-Mate items
$1 off select Pilot Frixon
$1 off Post-It Notes
$1 off Scotch tape or scissors
$1 off Uniball writing Item
$1 off 2 Sharpie items
10% off Post-It notes item
$1 off $5 purchase of Yoobi school supplies

Awesome, right?  Next I’m going to include a breakdown.  I’ll list the item and it’s sale or regular price, which coupon you’ll need to use, and how much the item will be after the coupon.  I’ll also list any Cartwheel savings that apply to an item.  Don’t have Cartwheel?  It’s a totally free app you can download from your iPhone or Android that gives you % off of things you already buy at Target!

BIC Crystal Cut Pens 10ct, $1
Use $1 off 2 BIC writing items
$0.50 each when you buy 2

Crayola Crayons 24ct, $0.50 (**this is an online price**)
use $2 off $10 Crayola Purchase
$0.40 each when you buy 20

Crayola Jumbo Crayons 8 ct, $2.76
use $2 off $10 Crayola Purchase
use 20% Cartwheel (exp 8/2)
$1.71 each when you buy 4

Crayola Crayons 64ct, $2.50
use $2 off $10 Crayola Purchase
$2 each when you buy 4

Mead Five Star Binder, $16
use $2 off 1 Binder
$14

PaperMate Pens 10ct, $0.97
use $1 off 2 Papermate Pens
$0.97 when you buy 2

Pilot Frixon 3ct Gel Pens, $4.89
use $1 off 1 select Pilot Frixon
$3.89

Post-It Notes, $1.02
use $1 off 1 Post-It Notes item (OR 10% off Post-It Notes Purchase)
use 5% Cartwheel
FREE ($0.87 with 10% off coupon)

Scotch Tape 3pk, $3.34
use $1 off 1 Scotch Tape or Scissors
$2.34 or $0.78 per roll

Scotch Multi-Purpose Scissors, $4.39
use $1 off 1 Scotch Tape or Scissors
use 5% Cartwheel
$3.17

Uniball 2ct, $3.99
use $1 off 1 Uniball item
$2.99

Sharpie Highlighters, $2
Sharpie Black 2pk, $1.47
Use $1 off 2 Sharpie Items
$1.23 each when you buy 2

Please keep in mind that these are online prices and may not be what is reflected in your store.  Some deals are better than others but beginning on Sunday August 3rd Target will have a deal where when you spend $25 or more on your school supplies purchase you get back a $5 gift card.  Just text “School” to 827438.  Here are a few ideas for you to try 🙂

Deal Idea

Papermate Pens 10ct, $0.97
buy 2, use $1 off 2
Post-It Notes, $1.02
buy 4, use 4 $1 off 1 (you will need 2 computers to print from)
Sharpie Highlighter, $2
Sharpie Black 2 ct, $1.47
buy both, use $1 off 2
Crayola Crayons 24ct, $0.50
buy 20, use $2 off $10
Scotch Tape 3pk, $3.34
buy 1, use $1 off 1
Scotch Multi-Purpose Scissors, $4.39
buy 1, use $1 off 1

Pay: $17.22 get back a $5 gift card
pay $0.41 per item after gift card

Mix and match whatever items your child needs to get you to that $25.  If you have a coupon for it even better!

There is also a deal going right now where when you spend $40 online at Target.com you get an automatic $10 off when you ship it to the store.  Crayons, pencils, pens, paper, binders, and more are included in this offer!  Then when you show up to pick up your order you can hand over any additional coupons to the cashier and you can save even more!  I’ll give you an example below.

Papermate Pens 10ct, $0.97
buy 2, use $1 off 2
Post-It Notes, $1.02
buy 4, use 4 $1 off 1 (you will need 2 computers to print from)
Sharpie Highlighter, $2
Sharpie Black 2 ct, $1.47
buy both, use $1 off 2
Crayola Crayons 24ct, $0.50
buy 20, use $2 off $10
Scotch Tape 3pk, $3.34
buy 1, use $1 off 1
Scotch Multi-Purpose Scissors, $4.39
buy 1, use $1 off 1
2 Up & Up 1.5″ Binders, $6
Up & Up 5 Tab Dividers, $0.97
Up & Up Filler Paper 100 pages, $2.54
2 Mead Spiral Notebooks 70 pages, $3.94

Pay $20.71, get back a $5 gift card
$0.44 per item after gift card

I know that this can all look super confusing if you’ve never seen it broken down this way before or ever.  I am always here to answer any and all questions you have.  If this is the least bit confusing to you please email me or leave a comment below and I will answer you as quick as I can!

Remember that the gift card deal isn’t valid until Sunday but the tax free day is the 1st through the 3rd.  If you’re not a Target shopper, sorry!  But I know there will be other great deals at other stores as well.  If you’re not a Virginia resident you should check and see if your state does a similar tax free weekend and when it is!  Good luck, and happy shopping!

Meaghan

 

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