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5 Office Supplies Deals: $1 Pens and Paper, 24-cent Batteries, and more

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By Martin Schneider, dealnews contributor

Whether it's a new bookshelf to contain your expanding library of books, or a fresh pad of paper and new pens, office supplies are essential to efficiency. And with sales and discounts on pens, paper, batteries, and more, you'll likely enjoy saving on these office supplies as much as you'll enjoy using them.

  1. Office and School Supplies Sale
    Vendor: Staples
    Price: From $1 in-store 

    Lowest By: Varies
    Expires: January 28

    Is It Worth It?: That was easy. Head to your local Staples and stock up on office and school supplies at up to 80% off, and starting at just a buck. (Each item is limited to four per customer.) You'll find staplers and notebooks, pencils and dry erase boards, and more. When we aren't typing away, we like using the Pental R.S.V.P. Ballpoint Pen 5-Pack (pictured). For more sale items, click here.

  2. 2012 Wall and Desk Calendars
    Vendor: goHastings
    Price: From $2.50 with free shipping
    Lowest By: Varies

    Is It Worth It?: The truly frugal know that it's worth waiting out the first few weeks of January before buying a new calendar. The day has come, as goHastings has slashed up to 95% off all of its 2012 calendars. Wall calendars start at $2.99 and desktop calendars are priced at $2.50 each. We like the 
2012 Thomas Kinkade Nature's Paradise Special Collectors Edition Wall Calendar, which, at $2.99 is the lowest price we could find by $17.

  3. Sauder Premier 5-Shelf Wooden Bookcase
    Vendor: Staples
    Price: $69.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $95
    Expires: January 28

    Is It Worth It?: If you're fed up with your third or fourth iteration of Ikea's BILLY bookshelves, consider Staple's stylish alternative: the Sauder Premier 5-Shelf Wooden Bookcase in Cherry (pictured). This bookshelf measures 72.5" x 36" x 13.9", and can hold all your discounted books, movies, and music.

  4. Maxell AAA Battery 36-Pack
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $8.47 via Subscribe & Save with $7.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: Everyone needs batteries! Well, actually, we seem to spend most of our time recharging our cellphones and laptops — and thank goodness for that switchover — but we still have smoke detectors, remote controls, and cameras to consider. Pick up this 36-pack of AAA batteries for just $8.47 via Subscribe & Save. That's just $0.24 per battery. But be sure to cancel Subscribe & Save once your order ships to avoid being billed for subsequent shipments.

  5. Office Space Kit
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $5.83 with free shipping via Prime 

    Lowest By: $7

    Is It Worth It?: As much as we dig office supplies, we love Office Space even more. Amazon Prime members can mock their corporate overloards by getting The Office Space Kit for a mere $5.83 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend over $25 to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping adds $3.99.) It includes a cute red mini-stapler (the one that sent Milton over the edge is available here), Lumbergh's hilariously bland Initech mug, and more.

Front page photo credit: Copys.biz

Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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