School & Office Supplies

Save money on school supplies at any time of year. Cut costs on the full range of office supplies for your home business or workplace.


  • Free Grocery Coupons from LOZO - A Unique Way to Find and Print Coupons!

    Fans of the TLC show Extreme Couponing?  LOZO has the best service to help you save like an Extreme Couponer without all the hassle! 

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  • Split up your purchases to maximize use of multiple coupons
    Shoppers who have The LOZO know to always try to use coupons whenever they make a purchase. Some stores are quite stingy with the coupons they offer, so you're happy to get your hands on any of them. But some stores are known for frequently issuing [...]
  • Never use "two stamps"!
    Not all letters can be mailed for the regular 49 cent first class rate, however using two 49 cent stamps without knowing the actual rate is just wasting money.  What to do?  Use the USPS tool to [...]
  • Go for generic supplies
    Store or generic brands will work just as well as name brands most of the time, and often for considerable savings. Your clients won’t know that you’re using the 88-cent sticky notes instead of the $1.10 ones.

    The average family will [...]
  • Reuse instead of re-buy
    With a little creativity, you can save money on supplies all around the office. For example, take printer paper that has been used on one side, and cut it in to quarters. Then make a small stack and staple in one corner. Voila – instant notepad. [...]
  • Join the office supplies club
    Supply stores regularly send out coupons and announcements of sales via email and regular mail to customers on their mailing lists. It's free to signup and well worth the extra junk mail for the supplies' discounts you can score. In addition, [...]
  • Dollar store finds: craft and home supplies
    At your local dollar store you should be able to find lots of items for home decoration and crafting. They have everything from candles and picture frames to mirrors and art supplies. Also look out for gift wrapping supplies and things to stock the [...]
  • Dollar store finds: art and school supplies
    Hunt for bargains on school supplies and art supplies at the local dollar stores. You should be able to find everything from pencils and paper to paint, paintbrushes, notebooks, canvasses and other craft supplies, all much cheaper than buying from a [...]
  • Buy school supplies in bulk
    During back-to-school sales you can find some great deals on school supplies, just sometimes you have to buy in bulk. Some items like pencils, paper, & notebooks will last for many years, so stock up. For other items, or if you won't ever get [...]
  • Back-to-school shopping = great deals, no tax
    The big name office retailers (Staples, Office Depot, OfficeMax) and places like Target and Walmart roll out a few huge discounts each week leading up to the start of the school year. They are hoping you'll stock up on everything all at once to [...]
  • Grab supply bargains online
    The big name retailers - Staples, OfficeMax and Office Depot - are constantly offering coupons on supply purchases. These typically offer around 20% off your purchase, with a minimum spending of between $50-$200. Pickup a supplies catalog to [...]
  • Bulk supplies can be really cheap supplies
    Buying frequently used office supplies like paper, pens, ink cartridges, folders and highlighters can be significantly cheaper when bought in bulk. You know you’ll use them eventually, so make some room in your storage cupboard, then visit a bulk [...]
  • Save 90% on battery costs with rechargeables
    Although there is an initial cost in the batteries and charger, they will more than pay for themselves in time. For example, a disposable AA batteries cost around 40-80 cents each, and last for 4 hours. That's 10-20 cents per hour. A rechargeable [...]
  • Save 80% on energy costs with ENERGYSTAR rated office equipment
    From computers and laptops to printers, fax machines, scanners and copiers and even the water cooler, choose ENERGYSTAR rated office equipment. These save you money on electric bills by conserving energy. Many of these appliances enter a “sleep” [...]
  • Lower your print quality
    When printing drafts to be edited, or even for internal printed communications, switch to the lower quality setting on your printer (commonly referred to as "draft", "toner save" or "economy" mode). You should be able to make the change in the print [...]
  • Stick with reconditioned or refill printer cartridges
    New ink cartridges are a waste of money and not so great for the environment either. The black & white laser toner cartridges you already have can often be refilled for about $10-20 each, or replaced with a reconditioned one for $30-50. Compare this [...]
  • Buy a new machine just for the toner
    From time to time you can find a new printer on sale at a huge discount. Check the models sitting on the clearance rack at your local retailer, or on promotion during a big holiday savings event. Most new printers come with a smaller capacity [...]
  • Print only what you need
    Free services like help you edit documents and web pages before you print them. This way you'll print only the parts you need, saving on toner/ink and paper. suggests five software programs you can download to [...]
  • Print to a PDF file for paper-free recordkeeping
    Free programs like Pdf995 allow you to create PDF files from your documents. If you already have an advanced program like Adobe Acrobat you have this capability too. For files that you want to keep as records, but for which you don't necessarily [...]
  • Use free office software
    If you don’t want to buy Microsoft Office multiple times for multiple computers, try, which has compatible versions of Word, Excel and Power Point - without having to spend thousands for the brand name. Likewise, several antivirus [...]
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