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#1 fourcatmom

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

Better Binders at Staples are going on SALE! It's looks like a good sale too. Starting Sunday, July 8th. The ad says, 2 for $10, 2 for $12 and $2 for $14.

Just thought I would pass this along!

#2 FairProspects

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:31 AM

Drat, I just bought mine last weekend. I wonder if they price adjust.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet! I truly :001_wub: Better Binders and we NEED a few! Thank-you for sharing.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:35 AM

I've never heard of these! I just watched the video on the site.

What do you love about these? :bigear:

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

Thank you!!! I need two more, so this is perfect.

Where are you seeing the new ad?

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

I've never heard of these! I just watched the video on the site.

What do you love about these? :bigear:


They just hold up really well. They're easy to open and shut, too. And on a purely superficial note, they come in a nice variety of colors.

#7 farrarwilliams

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

They're the only binders I ever buy anymore.

Nice. I think I'll go ahead and buy next year's for portfolios. :)

#8 fourcatmom

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

Thank you!!! I need two more, so this is perfect.

Where are you seeing the new ad?


I received an email with a sneak peak at next weeks ad. Second page, on the left side.


I have actually never used them but have heard people rave about them. I have been waiting for a good sale. I was hoping for at least 3 for each of my kids.

Edited by fourcatmom, 06 July 2012 - 11:43 PM.


#9 FairProspects

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:18 PM

One thing to note too, is that in the last 2 years, Staples has not put the 3" binders on sale, the largest sale binder is a 2", so those of us following the WTM 3" binder notebooking are out of luck. :(

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:25 PM

One thing to note too, is that in the last 2 years, Staples has not put the 3" binders on sale, the largest sale binder is a 2", so those of us following the WTM 3" binder notebooking are out of luck. :(


They list 3 prices but I can't tell what sizes they are. The 1 inch binders normally run $8.49 so it's 2 for $10. They only have 1, 2 and 3 inch binders for these, right? The price point says 2/10, 2/12 and 2/14.

Edited by fourcatmom, 06 July 2012 - 12:27 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:27 PM

Love, love, love the Better Binders! I did stock up this summer when they were 50% off, but maybe I can find a use for a few more :001_smile:

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

They list 3 prices but I can't tell what sizes they are. The 1 inch binders normally run $8.49 so it's 2 for $10. They only have 1, 2 and 3 inch binders for these, right? The price point says 2/10, 2/12 and 2/14.


The sale is on 1", 1 1/2", and 2".

#13 fourcatmom

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:51 PM

The sale is on 1", 1 1/2", and 2".



I wasn't sure if they had 1.5 size. That's too bad that they don't offer the 3 inch.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

These look great - I had never heard of them before this. I noticed in the ad that they have old binder recycling too. So I'm guessing you could recycle an old binder and get $2 off this sale price. I'll have to ask them if they'll do that.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

Thanks, I need binders.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

How horrible would it be to get the 2 inch ones? I know TWTM recommend 3 ...... does everyone find the 2 too small?

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

Okay, right now the Avery 1" binders are on sale for $1.

I mean really, are the Better Binders really truly worth that much more money?

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:03 PM

How horrible would it be to get the 2 inch ones? I know TWTM recommend 3 ...... does everyone find the 2 too small?


I find the 2" work for us in Math (MM & Miquon printed out), and for my planning binder, but for History, Science, and Language we need the 3" ones. If you put WWE, FLL work, and daily spelling in a Language binder, they fill up quick. We do a ton of notebooking in History and Science with pictures, drawings, mapwork and our projects so those take up a lot of room too. YMMV though.

#20 fourcatmom

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

Okay, right now the Avery 1" binders are on sale for $1.

I mean really, are the Better Binders really truly worth that much more money?


That's a good point. I have never used them but would like to hear from others as well. Even 4, 2" binders would be $30.

#21 Mommy22alyns

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:41 PM

I received an email with a sneak peak at next weeks ad. Second page, on the left side.

http://weeklyad.stap...d=0&sneakpeek=Y

I have actually never used them but have heard people rave about them. I have been waiting for a good sale. I was hoping for at least 3 for each of my kids.


Thanks! I printed a shopping list for DH for Monday. :)

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

Okay, right now the Avery 1" binders are on sale for $1.

I mean really, are the Better Binders really truly worth that much more money?


YES!!! They are nearly indestructible whereas the Avery binders, in our experience, crack/split and end up in the trash. The Better Binders are also easier for my kids (and for me) to open and close. The colors are also gorgeous and make it easy to differentiate binders.

Something else I like about the BBs is that they don't open up and spill out the contents. :glare: For some reason, some of my cheaper 3-ring binders would do that on occasion (probably when the kids used them).

Buy one and try it. :001_smile:

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:23 PM

Thanks for the tip, now I just need to decide how many and what size I want.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:36 PM

I have a question.

Does anyone know if these prices are good online too? My closest staples is about 1hr away.

#25 HappyGrace

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

Thanks for the info on these-glad to know they truly are better.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

I couldn't find anything about Staples recycling binders for cash/credit. Am I missing something?? I did a search and found their recycle page, but didn't see binders.

Brenda

ETA - Never mind. I just found it. In case anyone is interested:

http://www.staples.c...7303/index.html

Edited by brendag, 06 July 2012 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:58 PM

I couldn't find anything about Staples recycling binders for cash/credit. Am I missing something?? I did a search and found their recycle page, but didn't see binders.

Brenda

ETA - Never mind. I just found it. In case anyone is interested:

http://www.staples.c...7303/index.html




Well that is cool. Perhaps worth the 45 minute trip to Staples.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:54 AM

Thanks for posting this. :)
I will be going tomorrow with our old binders.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:02 AM

Okay, right now the Avery 1" binders are on sale for $1.

I mean really, are the Better Binders really truly worth that much more money?


I think they're worth it. They look better and last longer. They're just much higher quality than the Avery ones. I got rid of all my Avery binders when I discovered the Staples Better Binders. Gah, I sound like an ad. But really, I'm very cheapest option on many if not most things, but these surprised me by being so good.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:37 AM

The recycling thing is wild! What's to stop people from buying the $1 binder just to get the $2 off? Do poly binders count? I stock up on those every year, but would love to trade them for Better Binders.

I too was a skeptic about the price difference, but they really are nice, and one of those areas where it's worth it to splurge, imo. I'm going to re-use several from last year and use some of the cheapy ones for storage.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:14 AM

HOT DOG!! Got my Staples Reward all ready too.

Thanks for posting!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:35 AM

So, as a first time homeschooler with a K, 2nd and 4th grader, what size(s) would you recommend?I don't know if I want to deal with the bulk of a big 3" binder (which aren't on sale), but would love to have something to hold everything together for the major subjects...as mentioned in TWTM. I realize this is a hard question to answer, but I'd really like to take advantage of this sale...and yes, it is available online!

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#33 fourcatmom

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:07 AM

I went yesterday and spent about 2 hours there. They had everything placed in different locations so you really had to hunt for things. Overall, I am happy with what I got.

Here are some pictures on my blog about what I got. And, I was on the fence about the binders but I do love them! I bought four. :001_smile: You'll have to scroll down towards the bottom to see the pictures of what I got.

I bought the 1.5 size and I though they seemed pretty big. I am only planning on putting one subject in each. I bought one for LA and one for History for all their completed work. You might want to go with the 2 inch if you are putting all their paperwork in them.

Changed the blog link, so it should go right to the post with the sale.
Also, I love the better binders! And, all the supplies that I bought we are still using them up. Expect for the white board markers everything lasted a long time.

#34 blessed3x

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:09 AM

I went yesterday and bought 4 2" binders for $28 (sale) and traded 4 of our old binders in for $8 off. I got 4 of the 2" Better Binders for $20. Yea!!

I plan on going back this week for more.
Plus, there is a $5 off $30 purchase in this weeks ad, or you can click here.
Thanks again for posting this. :001_smile:

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:12 AM

How horrible would it be to get the 2 inch ones? I know TWTM recommend 3 ...... does everyone find the 2 too small?


I stick with the 2". Bigger than that becomes too clunky for my kids to handle, and I am NOT doing their filing for them!!

No filing system is worth anything if it cannot be used :D

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

Repeating to myself..." I do not need new spiffy binders, I am trying to save money, I do not need new spiffy binders in pretty colors with neato color coordinated divider, I am trying to save money...."

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:29 AM

I went yesterday and bought 4 2" binders for $28 (sale) and traded 4 of our old binders in for $8 off. I got 4 of the 2" Better Binders for $20. Yea!!

I plan on going back this week for more.
Plus, there is a $5 off $30 purchase in this weeks ad, or you can click here.
Thanks again for posting this. :001_smile:


That's a great deal! I wish I had some old beat up binders that I don't need.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

I went today and traded in 5 binders, so I got 5 of the 1" Better Binders for $3 each. I also got some of the easy rebate items so I could use the $5/$30 coupon, so I ended up spending $30 and change and I should get back about $19.

I didn't see any other binders cheaper than $4.99, unless the cheaper ones are in a different spot. So, getting the Better Binders was definitely a great deal!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:38 PM

I am off to Staples tomorrow. Thanks for posting about this!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:03 PM

For those who recycled old binders, was there any restictions?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:09 PM

no questions asked on the binders i recycled. They were cardboard/regular 1/2 and bigger. One extremely trashed.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:27 PM

I tried to order online but to get the sale price you have to order two or more of the same color. Is it like that in the store? I have 2ds and 1 dd and we NEED individual colors. The nearest store is over an hour away :(

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:31 AM

I got different colors in store, but the sale price did not start ringing until she had rung up two of them. But I bought 5 and they all rang at $5, so after the first 2 it was fine. I didn't have to buy in sets of 2 I mean.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:00 AM

For those who recycled old binders, was there any restictions?


Only that they have to be empty.
They have a bar code in a binder at the register. She counted the 4 and scanned it four times. :) One of mine even had writing on the spine with a permanent marker.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:22 AM

I tried to order online but to get the sale price you have to order two or more of the same color. Is it like that in the store? I have 2ds and 1 dd and we NEED individual colors. The nearest store is over an hour away :(

Can you try to call and order via phone so someone can override that for you?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

For those who recycled old binders, was there any restictions?


We recycled our old Avery binders. The man checking us out said we could only recycle if we were purchasing Avery brand binders, not Better Binders as it was an Avery sponsored event. Fortunately, he was very pro-homeschooling, so gave us the discount on the Better Binders anyway. :)
It sounds like some people here had no problems though, so maybe call ahead and ask?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:08 AM

I had no problem recycling two old binders and then purchasing Better Binders that were on sale. I was also able to use a Staples Rewards and the $5 off $30 printable coupon all within the same purchase. I bought a couple of rebate items, so I ended up getting $35 worth of school supplies for a couple of bucks. YEAH!

ETA: Just submitted my rebates online. Looks like I'll end up making $7. Even better.

Edited by pitterpatter, 10 July 2012 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:33 AM

Do the rebates come in the form of a check, or credit for merchandise?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:45 PM

I believe you can get a check or have it deposited into your Paypal account, which is what I did :-)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

These were my choice as well.

I believe you can get a check or have it deposited into your Paypal account, which is what I did :-)




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