Staples offers the BIC .7mm Mechanical Pencils 24-Pack for $4.09. Apply coupon code "93337" to cut it to $2.86. Plus, Staples Rewards members bag free shipping. (Not a member? It's free to sign up.) That's $0.12 per pencil, $2 under our March mention, and a very low price for such a set. (It's also a current low by $5.) Each pencil purportedly delivers the write-out equivalent of 2-1/2 wooden pencils.