Monday, July 29, 2013

Back To School Super Savings

Do you have your school's list of recommended supplies for your child? Pull it out now as this sale on essential school supplies is bound to save you money!

Some of the most common and most requested school supplies are listed here at steep discounts. You don't have to spend time debating which pen or notebook or binder is the best. We've already offered our recommendations for each. Along with pens, notebooks and binders, you'll find pencils, erasers, rulers, crayons and even scientific calculators and those nifty speed dial combination locks we've featured in the past.

Naturally, if there are other items on your list or you want to see all of the options for students, teachers and the classroom itself, check out the vast selection of school supplies here. The Back To School pricing event runs through September 22!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Buy School Supplies, Get Gift Card

Back to School season is nearly upon us. It's time to start thinking about everything students will need for school... and the associated drain on your budget. We're going to make your life easier. How would getting a gift card for up to 20% of your purchase sound?

That's the new deal Tops Products and Cardinal are rolling out from now until the end of September. Buy $50 worth of qualifying products and you can send in for a $10 gift card for either The Home Depot or Target. The qualifying products are things that you'll probably need anyway, like notebooks and binders.

The Cardinal binder pockets can help keep your binder organized. Not only do the pockets allow additional storage for papers that may not be hole punched, they also act as dividers to sort the binder into sections for easy organization. Zipper binder pockets zip up, allowing larger items like pencils or handheld calculators to be stored easily.

You'll also find binders available, and everybody can use those in the office. Remember, it's not just students and teachers who are eligible for the gift card!

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Whiteboard For You

The dry erase board has become such a permanent fixture in conference rooms, schools and the doors of every college dorm room that not much thought is given to it. They're so commonplace that it's hard to remember that they only gained popularity about twenty years ago. That's not a long time in the office supply world; the Post-It note has been around for 35 years and we still think they're magic.

Try to Imagine This Wall Without the Whiteboard

However, with such ubiquity often comes a lack of responsibility. A whiteboard is more complex than just a glossy surface and “does it fit the space” should only be the first question asked. How often will the board be used? Will it be used for presenting or planning and organization? Does it need a tray to store markers and erasers? The answers to these help determine the type of board you're looking for, and this page will help you find it.

One of the biggest problems to contend with is ghosting, which leaves marker stains that are difficult to erase. This is a result of ink getting soaked into the board's melamine surface. Melamine boards are the cheapest type of whiteboard, and while they work well for light use like a workspace or breakroom, more important functions require something better.

For boards that will receive heavy use such as schools and conference rooms, consider a porcelain board. Porcelain isn't porous like melamine, so the surface is smooth, durable and will not stain. Furthermore, porcelain whiteboards are magnetic, allowing you to use magnets to create a full planning center.

If you aren't sure which board is the best fit for you, you're in luck! Now you can get free return shipping on all Quartet whiteboards. This way you won't have to worry about looking for the right dry erase board before you try it out. If it doesn't work for you, you can return it for free!