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Amazon's BEST Deals on School Supplies

Say hello to August because School Supply Season has officially started!  Let's kick it off with the best school supply deals on Amazon.

Can you do better on the cost of school supplies at Staples and Office Depot? On some items, absolutely, but you need to wait for the sale and get in the car. For some of you busy Moms & Dads, the trade-off between the time spent loading your kids in the car, going through the store circular, matching it up to your list, cruising up and down the aisles looking for the sale items (and hoping they are still in stock), added to the cost of gas is just not worth it if you can pick up most of what you need sitting in your sweats in front of your laptop in your air-conditioned living room.  The advantage of time and convenience over money is completely a personal choice.

I can tell you that the majority of the deals that I have researched here are the very best that Amazon has to offer.  There are still some deals that routinely come up every year that haven't reared their heads yet, i.e. the under-$3.00 Crayola items are not out yet.

Many of items listed here are Amazon Add-On items, which means that the item ships free with a $25 minimum order.  You can order a bunch of Amazon Add-On items together (or multiples of the same one) to get to your $25 minimum and score that free shipping easily.

PRICE DROP: Sceptre 32" curved screen monitor for $179.99 on Amazon (fantastic deal!)

Amazon has got this Sceptre 32" curved, ultra-thin, black metallic, LED Monitor for $179.99 with free Prime shipping.  It got 4.1 out of 5 stars over 368 customer reviews.  This is a fantastic price on a huge, curved LED monitor (and it can be used for gaming).  I have not seen a lower price on a monitor this size or quality, with these specs. 

I bought one of these earlier this year, and I give it 5 stars...it's huge, very sleek looking, and the picture quality is excellent. If you do any sort of graphics work on your computer, this screen is a pure pleasure. It was also very easy to set up.  Now my husband is jealous and he wants one, LOL.  
  • 1800R curved monitor
  • Wide viewing angles create an immersive viewing experience
  • Windows 10 Compatible
  • HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA Ports
  • Blue light shift;
  • Contemporary Sleek Metal Design
  • VESA wall mount pattern. 
  • Without stand (inch): 28.38 x 16.61 x 0.35
  • 5ms response time

BACK TO SCHOOL DEAL: AmazonBasics Classic Backpack in white for $11.58

Amazon has got this AmazonBasics Classic Backpack in white for $11.58 with free Prime shipping.  This backpack got 4.5 out of 5 stars over 1,219 customer reviews and is an "Amazon's Choice" item. Great back-to-school deal!
  • Lightweight, durable backpack featuring adjustable padded shoulder straps and convenient side water bottle pockets
  • Locker loop at top
  • Large main compartment with double-zipper closure and small front pocket with zip closure

OFF-SEASON BUY, LOWEST PRICE: Artscroll Children's Haggadah for $8.37 on Amazon

I know it's the last day of July and no one is thinking about Passover, but this is an off-season steal that's worth a look. Amazon has got The Artscroll Children's Haggadah in soft-cover for $8.37 with free Prime shipping, the lowest recorded price on this item. Get it now, and put it away for Passover (when it will be priced at 40% more).


LOWEST PRICE: Play-Doh Sparkle Compound Collection for $3.69 on Amazon

Amazon has got Play-Doh Sparkle Compound Collection including 6 can of Play-Doh Sparkle Compound and 2 cutters for $3.69, the lowest recorded Amazon price on this item (limit 3 per account).

This is an Amazon Add-On item, which means that it ships for free with a $25 minimum order, and its price of $3.69 counts towards that $25.  You can buy multiples of this item to help get you to your $25 minimum for free shipping.  (Other Amazon Add-On item deals can be found here.)

LOWEST PRICE: First Alert Smoke Alarm with Long Life Lithium Battery for $10.32 on Amazon

Amazon has got the First Alert Smoke Alarm with Long Life Lithium Battery (#SA305CN) for $10.32 with free Prime shipping, the lowest recorded Amazon price on this item.  It got 4.0 out of 5 stars over 1,053 customer reviews and is an "Amazon's Choice" item.

  • Lithium battery smoke alarm with silence button
  • Features convenient silence/test button, blinking power light, 85-decibel alarm
  • Also includes side battery drawer and missing battery guard
  • Low battery warning and tamper resistant
  • 9-volt lithium battery included
  • 10-year limited warranty


50-piece Table-to-Go "Looks Like Real" plastic tableware set for $14.99 on Amazon (beats Amazing Savings prices!)

Amazon has got this 50-piece Table-to-Go "Looks Like Real" plastic tableware set for $14.99, near the lowest recorded Amazon price on this item (lowest price was $14.85 back in 2016).  It also beats Amazing Savings prices on a comparable pattern.  This plate set got 4.1 out of 5 stars over 51 customer reviews.  Get an early jump on Succos shopping, and buy these now. If you order them through Subscribe & Save, you'll lower that price to $14.24.
  • EXTRA-STURDY DESIGN: While other plastic dinnerware sets bend, fold, or break when used to serve weightier foods, Table to Go plastic dinnerware plates are made using heavyweight premium plastic that is strong enough to hold most foods and treats any occasion to a premium feel. Grace your next event with plastic plates for parties with the convenience of being disposable but without the drag of being flimsy.
  • LOOKS LIKE REAL CHINA: You won't believe it's plastic! We've combined heavy duty plastic with a premium finish, pretty lace design around the edges, and a lovely ivory hue to create a disposable plastic dinnerware set that exudes effortless elegance. Only when you touch the plates do you realize that it is actually plastic.
  • ALL ABOUT CONVENIENCE: Cater that outdoor party without having to deal with a sink full of dishes or the eyesore of paper plates. These elegant plastic party plates are great for crowning a garden brunch, serving desserts at a wedding, picnics, camping trips, or kids' parties.
  • GREAT VALUE: Our 50-piece heavy duty plastic dinnerware set comes with (25) 10.25" dinner plates and (25) 7.5" salad plates at a great price to give you the best bang for your buck. You can also use the plastic disposable dinnerware as an everyday dining set by simply hand washing the plates (Not dishwasher or microwave safe)
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: We're happy when you're happy. That's why we've backed these disposable plastic party plates with our total satisfaction guarantee. If you have any questions or issues with your set simply reach out to us and we'll do all we can to make it right. 


EXPIRED: The Bais Yaakov Cookbook for $9.24 on Amazon. This price will not last long.

Amazon has got The Bais Yaakov Cookbook for $9.24 with free Prime shipping, the lowest recorded Amazon price on this title.  There is a limit of one per account because of the low pricing. This price will not last long, so go get it now. This popular cookbook got 4.8 out of 5 stars over 90 customer reviews.

  • Get this year's best-selling Kosher cookbook - 50,000 already sold!
  • Much more than just another kosher cookbook, this unique cookbook is a first of its kind, containing a wealth of information.
  • 200 original recipes with stunning, full color photography
  • A personal brocha and challah recipe from Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky a"h
  • A pictorial history of Sara Schneirer and the Bais Yaakov movement
  • Comprehensive section of Halachos of cooking in the kitchen
  • Guide to complex brachos situations
  • Color guide to checking fruits and vegetables
  • Tips on shopping for, preparing, and serving gourmet meals
  • Comprehensive guide to shopping for meat, wine, cookware, etc.
  • This special cookbook belongs in the kitchen of every kosher home!


Men's designer dress shirts on sale for $9.99 with free shipping at The Men's Wearhouse (including Joseph Abboud, Pronto Uomo and more)

The Men's Wearhouse has got a bunch of men's dress shirts on sale, starting at $9.99 each with free shipping. Tons of sizes, fits, styles, material, and colors are currently available.  (To get the free shipping, join their Perfect Fit Rewards membership for free here.)

EXPIRED: 6-count Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks for $14.94 on Amazon ($2.49 per bag)

We saw some deals on premium Enjoy Life chocolate last week, but the price on the Enjoy Life Mega Chunks has dropped even further today! Amazon has got this 6-pack of Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks for $19.92 - 25% coupon = $14.94 with free Prime shipping, which comes to $2.49 per bag.  (This price beats out the price on the regular "heimishe" brand pareve chocolate chips.

If you're looking for the Mini Chips, you can still get the same deal that we had last week, Enjoy Life Mini Chips priced at $25.74 - 25% coupon = $19.31 with free Prime shipping, or $3.22 each.  

(FYI, Enjoy Life chocolate chips and chunks sell in Whole Foods for about $5.00 per bag and I recently saw them at Sprouts "on sale" for $5.79!.)  Any time I can snag these for under $4.00 per bag, I stock up. These got 4.4 out of 5 stars over 989 customer reviews, and are an "Amazon's Choice" item.
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips at Whole Foods, $4.99 per bag
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips at Sprouts, $5.79 per bag
  • Pack of six, 10-ounce bags (total of 60 ounces).
  • Under the kosher supervision of the CRC-pareve
  • Certified gluten free.
  • No wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish or shellfish.
  • Also made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites.
  • No trans-fat or cholesterol, certified kosher, vegan - no preservatives, all natural.
  • Made in a dedicated nut- and gluten-free bakery.
  • Contains evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor, and non-dairy cocoa butter.


Prescription glasses with Ray-Ban frames: frames starting at $42, prescription lenses a flat $60 (including bifocals!). All Ray Ban frames 40% off with promo code!

Time to Shade will now be able to fill orders for prescription glasses with heavily discounted Ray Ban Frames, when you click here and enter promo code RXDAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout.

Normally, online glasses stores will sell you discounted prescription glasses with the cheapest (and least attractive) frames that they have.  It's a way of getting rid of their least desirable frames that won't sell in the store. That's great if you need an extra pair of prescription glasses to keep in the car....cheap, functional, featureless, and hopefully decent looking.

But what if you want to buy a pair of really nice designer prescription glasses?

Time to Shade is offering a selection of Ray Ban frames at a steep discount of 40% off, with our exclusive promo code, RXDAILYCHEAPSKATE The prescription lenses are $60.00 (with the only possible extra charge being $50.00 for a light responsive lens type.  Everything else is included (even bifocal lenses)!  The prescription lenses are 1.59 poly-carbonate with both scratch and anti-glare coating (all included in the $60 price!).

Please note that the 40% promo code discount is on the Ray-Ban frames only and that the lenses are a $60.00 flat-fee (with the only extra being the light-responsive lens type).

A deal like this at any optical store would cost you several hundred dollars; this is easily the best deals I've seen on prescription Ray-Ban glasses out there!

6-quart Instant Pot (LUX60 model) for $49.00!!!!

UPDATE:  Amazon price-matched Walmart.  The Instant Pot 6-quart LUX60 is on Amazon for $49.00 (with free Prime shipping) as well.

WOW!  Walmart has got the Instant Pot 6-quart LUX60 for only $49.00 with free 2-day shipping!! I have no idea how long this special pricing with last, so if you've been wanting an Instant Pot, or were looking for a second Instant Pot for Passover, gogogo!
  • Works as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute/browning and warmer
  • Micro-processor controls 12 programs: soup, meat/stew, cake, egg, saute, steam, rice, porridge, pressure cook, keep warm, multigrain and slow cook
  • 3-ply bottom 18/8 food-grade 304 stainless steel inner pot is dishwasher safe and eliminates health concerns regarding non-stick coating
  • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker has 3 temperature settings for saute and slow cooker functions, 24-hour delayed start timer, virtually silent with no heat or steam emitted during cooking.
  • Manual pressure setting for up to 240-minute cook time, perfect for broth, automatic keep-warm feature
  • Cooking with pressure saves cooking time up to 70 percent
  • 10 proven safety mechanisms, UL and ULC certified
  • 1-year warranty
  • Model# IP-LUX60 V3

TODAY 7/24/18 ONLY: 8-piece Cuisinart Classic Stainless Steel Cookware set for $99.99 on Amazon (lowest price)

Today, 7/24/18 only, as one of their Gold Box Deals, Amazon has got this 8-piece Cuisinart Classic Stainless Steel Cookware set for $99.99 with free Prime shipping, the lowest recorded Amazon price on this set (previous lowest price was $169). It got 4.2 out of 5 stars over 26 customer reviews.
  • Set includes: 2.5-Quart Saucepan with Cover, 4-Quart Sauce Pan with Helper and Cover, 6-Quart Stock Pot with Cover, 8" Skillet, 10" Skillet
  • The kitchens of France were the inspiration behind the elegant Cuisinart Classic Stainless Cookware Collection
  • Classic Cookware set features 18/10 stainless steel and pure aluminum encapsulated in the base for fast and even heating
  • Solid stainless steel riveted handle stays cool on the stovetop
  • Rims are tapered for drip-free pouring
  • Break-resistant glass covers allow you to monitor food while it is cooking without losing heat or food flavors. Tight-fitting covers seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results, every time you cook
  • Glass lids are oven safe to 350°F, cookware is oven safe to 500°F

Four years of Oprah Magazine for $15.00 ($3.75 per year; 31 cents per issue). No auto-renew.

Get 4 years of Oprah Magazine for $15.00 ($3.75 per year) when you click here and enter promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout. That's 48 issues at 31 cents per issue! The regular, undiscounted price for four years of Oprah Magazine is $72.00!

This offer is good on new subscriptions, renewals or gift subscriptions.  There is never any auto-renewal on DiscountMags, so what you buy is what you buy. This very special offer is good through tomorrow, Wednesday, 7/25/18 only.

OFF-SEASON BUY and NEW LOWEST PRICE: KidKraft Children's Menorah for $14.44 on Amazon

I realize that we are right at the end of July, but this "off-season" buy was too good not to post.  Savvy parents will buy now and put it away as a gift for next year.    

Amazon has got the KidKraft Children's Menorah for $14.44 with free Prime shipping, the new lowest recorded Amazon price on this item (previous lowest price was $15.89).  This KidKraft Menorah got 4.2 out of 5 stars over 13 customer reviews.
  • Includes 10 pieces - nine candles and the menorah
  • Made of composite wood materials
  • No assembly required
  • Materials: Solid Wood, MDF


LOWEST PRICE: Harry Potter TriWizard Maze Game for $5.39 on Amazon (limit 3)

Amazon has got the Harry Potter TriWizard Maze Game for $5.39, the lowest recorded Amazon price on this game.  It got 4.2 out of 5 stars over 191 customer reviews, and is an "Amazon's Choice" item.  Because of the low pricing, limit 3 per account.
  • Perfect for the Harry Potter Super fan
  • Classic pop 'N' race gameplay with a twist
  • Race through the Triwizard maze to get to the finish line, but beware of magical spell cards which could send you back to start!
  • For 2-4 players, ages 5 and up

This is an Amazon Add-On item, which means that it ships for free with a $25 minimum order, and its price of $5.64 counts towards that $25.  You can buy multiples of this item to help get you to your $25 minimum for free shipping.  (Other Amazon Add-On item deals can be found here.)

Hanes Men's 7 Pack 100% cotton ComfortSoft T-Shirt (sizes M & L only) for $15.50 on Amazon

Amazon has got this Hanes Men's 7 Pack ComfortSoft Tagless V-Neck T-Shirt in sizes medium and large for $15.50 with free Prime shipping ($2.21 per shirt).

  • 100% cotton
  • Imported
  • Machine-wash
  • Comfort soft fabric feels great against your skin
  • Roomy armholes allow for freedom of movement
  • Full cut for added ease
  • Tag-free for itch-free comfort
  • Preshrunk for perfect fit after wash