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    For all you glue stick users

    I just got home from WalMart and found Elmer's Glue Sticks in the "Back to School" section for $.10 each....yup, just 10 cents! I picked up 10, should have got more....LOL

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    I heard that if you put them in the fridge they will keep much longer♥

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    I know!! I bought 50 sticks! They will go in the goody bags for the guild retreat. Everyone can use a glue stick. Did you see the narrow plastic pencil boxes for .47? Great for keeping bobbins and extra sewing feet as well as marking pencils. I love back to school sales. Do not let the dorm office chairs at Walmart get passed you. The extra wide and tall back ones are fantastic and come in great colors. I bought one of each color last year and they made nice really unexpected Christmas gifts. They are easy to store in the box and so inexpensive.
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    Isn't it great to stroll the back to school specials now that you don't actually need to? I love seeing what can go into my sewing room.

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    I buy all the really cheap stuff and the back to school stuff that is free with a rebate. Then I keep a few things and donate the rest to the school where I work for the kids that can't afford school supplies. I haven't ever paid for paper for my printer. I get a bunch free every year at the sales. Since the paper is free and my printer uses the ink that is $5 I can print out as many quilt patterns and recipes I want.

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    I bought 20 sticks last weekend. I also love the the clear protector sheets for printed patterns. The smallest amount of water can ruined a pattern printed on inkjet printers.

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    meanmon, where do you buy your ink for 5.00 and what kind of printer is it. i have a kodak?

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    Wish I would have had time to read this before I went to WalMart, I just got back. Thanks for the heads up, I may need to make another trip, it is only about two miles from me but traffic is horrible in that area so I try to avoid it.
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    Judy in Lower Michigan

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    I buy all the really cheap stuff and the back to school stuff that is free with a rebate. Then I keep a few things and donate the rest to the school where I work for the kids that can't afford school supplies. I haven't ever paid for paper for my printer. I get a bunch free every year at the sales. Since the paper is free and my printer uses the ink that is $5 I can print out as many quilt patterns and recipes I want.
    What store do you shop at? I like your idea and I could donate extras to my grandsons school.
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    They aren't on sale here yet as school doesn't start until after Labor Day. Hopefully they won't all be sold out when I go down to FL for August... maybe I can get some good deals there.

    Meanmom, where do you get rebates for some of the school stuff? I really like your idea to help out the schools. We definitely need it here.
    Brooke

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    Thanks for the heads up!! Will have to check that out.

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    I finished shopping for my kids' school supplies yesterday and I got a load of stuff for myself. I bought Elmers glue in bottles since I use it for crackle effect on wood. It is waaaay cheaper that cracknel compound. I also got reversible graph paper 4 swuare/5 square for $1 which is great as a design scrapbook. Colored pencils were also very inexpensive. Love the back to school sales.

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    Last year I loaded up on glue sticks at Walmart. After several months I opened them up they were too dry to use. Didnt turn out to big a big bargain afterall. The ones I used first were fine, but the older the rest got, the drier they became.

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    meanmom what kind of printer and $5.00 ink ........ that is great! Please let us know what type of printer that we should buy. Thank you
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    Thanks, going to WM tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    my printer uses the ink that is $5 I can print out as many quilt patterns and recipes I want.
    What printer do you have that the ink only costs $5?

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    I saw those too, but alas the bin was empty!! Will have to try back.
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    What a brilliant, money-saving idea for something I use a lot! Thank you so much!
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    Put the glue sticks in a zip bag and either store in the refrigerator or freezer -- they don't dry out as quickly and they keep a long time. for 10 cents you can't go wrong.
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    Thank you for the tip!!

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    Love back to school sales! You can find lots of uses for school supplies in the sewing room, can't you?
    Karen in Kentucky

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    I sent meanmom a pm to see what kind of printer she uses. Hopefully she will let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I know!! I bought 50 sticks! They will go in the goody bags for the guild retreat. Everyone can use a glue stick. Did you see the narrow plastic pencil boxes for .47? Great for keeping bobbins and extra sewing feet as well as marking pencils. I love back to school sales. Do not let the dorm office chairs at Walmart get passed you. The extra wide and tall back ones are fantastic and come in great colors. I bought one of each color last year and they made nice really unexpected Christmas gifts. They are easy to store in the box and so inexpensive.
    Those smaller pencil cases for older students Jr. High and up obviously, are great for small scissors and rotary cutters as well. I kept a couple that I had when teaching, and that's what I use them for.

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    I have a Lexmark Pinacle pro 901 printer. There are several Lexmark printers that use the $5 ink cartridge. I saw adds for it last summer when I needed a new printer, that is why I bought this one. Not all lexmark take this cartridge, I have to ask. Mine is wireless, print, copy, scan, fax. Love it. I paid about $100 or $150 for it. Last year in the back to school add Office Max (or Depot can't remember which) offered $50 off a printer if you traded in an old one. My SIL had 4 old printers (like 15 or 20 years) she found in the attic of a business she bought. I also got $3 off for each of the ink cartridges in the old printer.

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    I get lots of school supply rebates at Office Max, Office Depot, Staples and Walgreens. Wal mart will also price match the deals at other stores. I noticed Staples is now making you purchase $5 in other things for the best deals. But if you take the add to Wal Mart they will match it. Last year I bought 100 of the glue sticks at Wal Mart for 10 cents and took them to school. I just keep them in a zip lock bag to keep them fresh.

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