OfficeMax Back to School Deals 7/29-8/4: *HOT* Penny Backpacks After MexPerks Rewards!

July 28, 2012 · 6 comments

by Stephanie
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There are also some fantastic OfficeMax back to school deals for the week of July 29th through August 4th! Here is a round-up of what you'll find and how their program works. You'll also want to grab their Sunday ad out of your paper because it has a $5 off $25 coupon on the front page.

About the OfficeMax MaxPerks Rewards Program

The MaxPerks Rewards program allows you to be reward for buying the supplies you need for your business or home office. As a member, you can earn a $25 reward in your MaxPerks account for every $500 you spend on qualified purchases. There is no limit on how much you can earn throughout the calendar year.

You will need to sign-up for a MaxPerks membership  in order to get in on any MaxPerks deals including the backpack deal below. MaxPerks are essentially store credits that you will get at a later time to spend at OfficeMax. You can also sign-up in the store. I suggest using them toward your printer ink, paper and other items that you would have needed to buy anyway

This Week's Office Max Back to School Deals

Free Paint, Erasers and Glue (Up to 2 of each item FREE after $5 minimum purchase, before taxes, per household)

All Backpack/Messenger Bags $69.99
-$69.98 MaxPerks Bonus Rewards (Limit 2)

Avery 5160 White Laser Mailing Labels, 3,000 Pack $26.99
-$26.98 MaxPerks Bonus Rewards (Limit 2)

Duracell CopperTop AA or AAA Batteries, 10 Pack $9.99
-$9.98 MaxPerks Bonus Rewards (Limit 2)

OfficeMax 8.5x11 Copy Paper, 500 Sheets  $6.99
-$5.99 MaxPerks Bonus Rewards (First 2)

Boise X-9 8.5x11 Multiuse Paper, 10-Ream Case $43.99
-$34 MaxPerks Bonus Rewards  (Limit 2)

.50 Deals 
OfficeMax Disappearing Purple or White Small Glue Sticks 4pk

$1 Deals
OfficeMax 2x2 Neon Self-Stick Note Cube (First 3 at $1)
Just Basics 0.7mm Mechanical Pencils, 12 Pack (First 3 at $1)
Schoolio 1" or 1.5" Poly Binder (First 5 at $1)
OfficeMax 1-Subject College or Wide-Rule Notebook, 100 Sheets (First 3 at $1)
Schoolio 3x5 Ruled or Blank Index Cards, 100 Pack (Limit 5)
All OfficeMax 2-Pocket with Fasteners and 4-Pocket Laminate Folders
OfficeMax College or Wide-Rule Poly Notebook, 70 Sheets
Paper Lunch Bags, 50 Count
Resealable Gallon Bags, 12 Count
Resealable Sandwich Bags, 35 Count
Bounty Basics Single-Roll Paper Towels, 52 Sheets
Avery 5-Tab Ready Index Reference Dividers (Limit 3, with coupon)
Paper Mate Profile Assorted Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 4 Pack (Limit 2, with coupon)

$2 Deals
Quartet 8.5x11 Dry Erase Board
OfficeMax 1-Hole Punch With Grip or 3-Hole Notebook Punch
Clorox Fresh Scent Disinfecting Wipes, 35 Count
OfficeMax 3-Subject College or Wide Rule Notebook, 120 Sheets
Elmer's or Avery Glue Sticks 3 Pack
Select Scotch Magic Tape Dispensers
Westcott KleenCut 8" Scissors

$3 Deals 
Kleenex Facial Tissue, 2 Pack
OfficeMax Color, Inkjet and Laser Paper Reams (Limit 2, with coupon)

$5 Deals
Zebra Z-Grip Black or Assorted Ballpoint Pens or 0.7mm Mechanical Pencils, 24 Pack (Limit 2, with coupon)
Paperpro Compact Stapler (Limit 2, with coupon)
Post-It 3x3 Super Sticky Notes, 5 Pack (Limit 3, with coupon)

When You Buy 3 or More 
All OfficeMax 1" Durable View Binders $3
All OfficeMax 1.5" Durable View Binders $5

Buy 2 Get 2 Free 
All Expo Markers
All Paper Mate InkJoy Pens

Buy 2 Get 1 Free
All MEAD Five Star Folders Binders and Pencil Pouches
All MEAD Five Star Notebooks and Reinforced Filler Paper
All Regularly Priced Post-It and OfficeMax Flags, Notes, Tabs and Dispensers
All Scotch and OfficeMax Tape, Adhesives and Dispensers
All Crayola Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Paint and Dry Erase Supplies
All Iris Plastic Storage

Sharpie Ultra-Fine Assorted Permanent Marker, 24 Pack $10 (Limit 2, with coupon)


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Natasha Sims July 30, 2012 at 9:21 AM

So let me get this right, you dont actually pay .01 for the backpack they just let you accumulate bonus points.. so when do you get that.. and is there a way to get the back packs for .01 right away?? sorry dont get the max plan..


2 Sarah R July 30, 2012 at 5:49 AM

Hi Jennie,
I’m not understanding how the backpacks are .01. Even if the total was $500 I only see that I’d get $50 back. Can you help me?! Thanks so much for helping us get these deals!!


3 CJ July 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I ordered a backpack and an Ohio State backsack, will pay just $4.74 with tax, shipping was free. Last year I got a large duffel bag for free during the same promo and used the rewards to help pay for a laptop.


4 Nicole July 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM

YAY! Just got back from OfficeMax – had to pick up those Penny Backpacks! – and found out today is Teacher Appreciation Day! Got an extra 25% and a free tote (they also had bottles of waters and cookies for us while we shopped!) Class Act, Office Max ;)


5 Fran July 29, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Hi is it just the 69.00 backpacks or ranging from 11.99 to 139.00? For the .1. TIA


6 SB July 29, 2012 at 9:08 PM


I think it’s on all. I got rolling backpack for 39.99 and got back 39.98 on maxperks rewards.


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