Amazon offers its Prime members the Pentel EnerGel EnerGel Deluxe RTX Metal Tip Pen 6-Pack, model no. BL77BP6M, in assorted ink colors for $8.31. Clip the $3 off coupon on the product page to cut the price to $5.31. With free shipping, that's $0.89/pen, a buck below last year's mention, and the lowest total price we could find by $9, outside of the deal below. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping adds $5.58.) These pens feature acid-free, quick-drying ink, ideally suited to left-handed writers, and a latex-free grip.

A close price: Staples offers these pens for $6.23 via coupon code "52459". Rewards members also qualify for free shipping.