I know...I don't want to think about it either! But...Staples is offering some great deals in their weekly ad.
FREE Pentel RSVP pens after easy rebate (and they are easy - just enter the info from your receipt online & receive a Visa gift card in the mail a few weeks later).
Some of my other favorites are the penny deals (Sunday through Wednesday):
* 2-pack Sharpie yellow highlighters
* 8-pack #2 pencils
* 100-pack 3x5" index cards
Limit: 2 per customer; Teachers can purchase an unlimited amount (as long as supplies last) with your Staples Rewards card.