2015-08-27

back to school printables
A new school year can be exciting! At the same time, it can be challenging and a little intimidating for both students and teachers.  One of the ways to ease the back to school process is with good organization and a well-thought out plan. Here are some printable ideas that will help students and teachers for a stress free school year!

Must-Have Printables for Students 

From timesheet tables to healthy lunch recipes, here are some ideas on helpful printables.
Book Labels & More

Customize book labels with a cartoon character of choice (or even kid’s own photo)! You could also print out labels for book shelves, boxes, toy crates, wardrobes, etc.. This encourages kids to put away stuff in a more organized manner and find it more easily when required.   
From Modern Parents, Messy Kids
Schedules, lists and timetables
Print out things from class timetables to sports tryouts! Another good idea is to make a list of chores and test schedules. No more excuses for not studying!
Graphs, Formulas, Maps, Pie Charts, etc.
For older kids it can help to set out math formulas, scientific terms, graphs, distributions, maps and so on.
Printable Coloring Pages
These are as much for keeping younger kids entertained as they are for letting them practice coloring within the lines!
Flashcards
Toddlers and preschoolers are known to respond really well to flashcards; particularly when it comes to learning numbers and letters and short words. Customize these with picture or objects that kids relate to and print your own.
Back to School Recipes
Healthy eats for school are a good idea. Collecting and printing these out for ready reference ensures a varied and interesting array of meals for students.
  1. 24 Lunch Ideas for School 
  2. Sandwich-less Lunch Ideas for Kids  
  3. 20+ Amazing & Healthy School Lunches 
Pinterest has some useful back to school printables for students that you may want to check out.

Must Have Printables for Teachers

Teachers, we didn't forget about you! Here are some great printables that will help keep you on top of things!

Labels for Books, Shelves, Files 
This can help teachers remain more organized in class and outside it. Labels and contents lists for binders and files can also be very useful for teachers.
Printable Calendars/Planners/To Do lists/ Schedules
joy theme printables
From Sutton Place
Obviously teachers can also benefit from planning out the year ahead in terms of lesson plans, deadlines for various tasks, exam schedules and so on. Teachers could also print out graphs, formulas, chemistry charts, and pie charts and so on, putting these up and replacing them as and when required.
Inspirational Quotes, Images, Some Do's and Don’ts 
Who doesn't love motivational quotes? These images of of inspiring words, or great role models, will
liven up your classroom. Not only will they inspire kids, they make a classroom look more attractive and interesting. It may also be a good idea to list a few dos and don’ts to help maintain order in the class.
Check out some more back to school printables and ideas for teachers.

Need to Print? Use Our Special August Ink & Toner Coupon

We get it, printing can be pricey! We're here to help though by offering 5% off any printer cartridge orders this month at CompAndSave.com.
  • Coupon code: SUPPLIES
  • Expiration Date: 08/31/2015

Get 5% Off Any Ink & Toner OrderThis Entire August! Back To School savings start now.
Posted by CompAndSave.com on Monday, August 3, 2015
We hope these printables will help your school year start off right! While, we are on the subject, who was one of your favorite teachers?


8/27/2015 02:14:00 AM Denise Resendez
back to school printables
A new school year can be exciting! At the same time, it can be challenging and a little intimidating for both students and teachers.  One of the ways to ease the back to school process is with good organization and a well-thought out plan. Here are some printable ideas that will help students and teachers for a stress free school year!

Must-Have Printables for Students 

From timesheet tables to healthy lunch recipes, here are some ideas on helpful printables.
Book Labels & More

Customize book labels with a cartoon character of choice (or even kid’s own photo)! You could also print out labels for book shelves, boxes, toy crates, wardrobes, etc.. This encourages kids to put away stuff in a more organized manner and find it more easily when required.   
From Modern Parents, Messy Kids
Schedules, lists and timetables
Print out things from class timetables to sports tryouts! Another good idea is to make a list of chores and test schedules. No more excuses for not studying!
Graphs, Formulas, Maps, Pie Charts, etc.
For older kids it can help to set out math formulas, scientific terms, graphs, distributions, maps and so on.
Printable Coloring Pages
These are as much for keeping younger kids entertained as they are for letting them practice coloring within the lines!
Flashcards
Toddlers and preschoolers are known to respond really well to flashcards; particularly when it comes to learning numbers and letters and short words. Customize these with picture or objects that kids relate to and print your own.
Back to School Recipes
Healthy eats for school are a good idea. Collecting and printing these out for ready reference ensures a varied and interesting array of meals for students.
  1. 24 Lunch Ideas for School 
  2. Sandwich-less Lunch Ideas for Kids  
  3. 20+ Amazing & Healthy School Lunches 
Pinterest has some useful back to school printables for students that you may want to check out.

Must Have Printables for Teachers

Teachers, we didn't forget about you! Here are some great printables that will help keep you on top of things!

Labels for Books, Shelves, Files 
This can help teachers remain more organized in class and outside it. Labels and contents lists for binders and files can also be very useful for teachers.
Printable Calendars/Planners/To Do lists/ Schedules
joy theme printables
From Sutton Place
Obviously teachers can also benefit from planning out the year ahead in terms of lesson plans, deadlines for various tasks, exam schedules and so on. Teachers could also print out graphs, formulas, chemistry charts, and pie charts and so on, putting these up and replacing them as and when required.
Inspirational Quotes, Images, Some Do's and Don’ts 
Who doesn't love motivational quotes? These images of of inspiring words, or great role models, will
liven up your classroom. Not only will they inspire kids, they make a classroom look more attractive and interesting. It may also be a good idea to list a few dos and don’ts to help maintain order in the class.
Check out some more back to school printables and ideas for teachers.

Need to Print? Use Our Special August Ink & Toner Coupon

We get it, printing can be pricey! We're here to help though by offering 5% off any printer cartridge orders this month at CompAndSave.com.
  • Coupon code: SUPPLIES
  • Expiration Date: 08/31/2015

Get 5% Off Any Ink & Toner OrderThis Entire August! Back To School savings start now.
Posted by CompAndSave.com on Monday, August 3, 2015
We hope these printables will help your school year start off right! While, we are on the subject, who was one of your favorite teachers?


2015-08-11

recycle ink and toner cartridges at school"If you want parents to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they'll be all over it." - Bill Nye

Reuse. Reduce. Recycle. We'll often find these words on the front of a little green bin urging us to recycle. Often it'll be paper, cardboard boxes, water bottles and other similar items. What people often forget about though, is that their printer's cartridges can also be recycled! While you can't just through it the bin, you can send off your empty ink and toner cartridges to local recycling centers or online shops like GreenHippo.com.

That's why we are glad to announce our ink and toner recycling program. All proceeds go to support the non-profit, Food For the Poor after we send off the cartridges to GreenHippo.com. No matter if its through your home printer or even school's printer. With the Back-to-School season in full swing, it would be a great idea to get schools and classmates involved. Here's how below:


Some Recycling Facts First

By choosing to recycle, we are choosing to make a difference. Reusing items prevents landfills from overflowing and reduces the negative effects of waste incineration. We can optimize our resources and cut back on pollution by recycling. Plus, recycling has great personal and community benefits!

Recycling initiatives at the community level, have a dual positive impact. They involve more people and increase the total volume of recycled items. These initiatives serve to increase overall awareness about the importance of recycling and practically educate people about to recycle. Such initiatives could result in recycling becoming almost a habit with people of the community – a norm rather than an exception!

If you recycle already, you may have known that already. Here are some other recycling facts:
  • Each of us generates about 4 pounds of trash in a day (that's 1.5 tons of garbage a year)
  • It is estimated that about 75% of that waste is recyclable, but only 30% of it actually gets recycled. 
  • The United States generates 21.5 million tons of food waste, most of which is not composted. If that waste were composted, it could contribute to lowering greenhouse gases around the amount of 2 million cars.
  • Approximately 9,000 community curbside recycling programs exist in the United States

About Our Food for the Poor Program

Regular readers already know about our ongoing recycling program to support Food for the Poor. If you're new, our program helps the hungry by recycling used ink and toner cartridges. Via this program you have been mailing us your empty printer ink and toner cartridges which we collect together and send GreenHippo.com, who pays for these cartridges. In turn, the money we collect from this recycling program goes to FoodForThePoor.org, a nonprofit devoted to feeding the hungry. 

How to Recycle Printer Cartridges in Your School

As a student you can help to mobilize the student body to do something positive for the environment by sending their ink and toner cartridges to CompAndSave.com. You would need to clear this with the school authorities or custodial staff. You could explain the dual benefit of helping the school reduce disposal costs of toner and ink cartridges and of helping the needy via the program. Involve not just the students, but also the administrative and teaching staff of the school in the program. Hey, if maybe even parents might want to get involved!  

You just have to collect the empty printer cartridges and mail them to us at:

 CompAndSave
Attn: Cartridge Donations 
38929 Cherry St.
Newark, California 94560

We'll make sure that the toner and ink cartridges you send us are sent off GreenHippo.com. From there, they pay us and we send 100% of the proceeds to Food For the Poor.

When you initiate a recycling program in your school or college, we would love to hear all about it. Do share on our Facebookpage or in the comments section below.



8/11/2015 11:49:00 PM Denise Resendez
recycle ink and toner cartridges at school"If you want parents to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they'll be all over it." - Bill Nye

Reuse. Reduce. Recycle. We'll often find these words on the front of a little green bin urging us to recycle. Often it'll be paper, cardboard boxes, water bottles and other similar items. What people often forget about though, is that their printer's cartridges can also be recycled! While you can't just through it the bin, you can send off your empty ink and toner cartridges to local recycling centers or online shops like GreenHippo.com.

That's why we are glad to announce our ink and toner recycling program. All proceeds go to support the non-profit, Food For the Poor after we send off the cartridges to GreenHippo.com. No matter if its through your home printer or even school's printer. With the Back-to-School season in full swing, it would be a great idea to get schools and classmates involved. Here's how below:


Some Recycling Facts First

By choosing to recycle, we are choosing to make a difference. Reusing items prevents landfills from overflowing and reduces the negative effects of waste incineration. We can optimize our resources and cut back on pollution by recycling. Plus, recycling has great personal and community benefits!

Recycling initiatives at the community level, have a dual positive impact. They involve more people and increase the total volume of recycled items. These initiatives serve to increase overall awareness about the importance of recycling and practically educate people about to recycle. Such initiatives could result in recycling becoming almost a habit with people of the community – a norm rather than an exception!

If you recycle already, you may have known that already. Here are some other recycling facts:
  • Each of us generates about 4 pounds of trash in a day (that's 1.5 tons of garbage a year)
  • It is estimated that about 75% of that waste is recyclable, but only 30% of it actually gets recycled. 
  • The United States generates 21.5 million tons of food waste, most of which is not composted. If that waste were composted, it could contribute to lowering greenhouse gases around the amount of 2 million cars.
  • Approximately 9,000 community curbside recycling programs exist in the United States

About Our Food for the Poor Program

Regular readers already know about our ongoing recycling program to support Food for the Poor. If you're new, our program helps the hungry by recycling used ink and toner cartridges. Via this program you have been mailing us your empty printer ink and toner cartridges which we collect together and send GreenHippo.com, who pays for these cartridges. In turn, the money we collect from this recycling program goes to FoodForThePoor.org, a nonprofit devoted to feeding the hungry. 

How to Recycle Printer Cartridges in Your School

As a student you can help to mobilize the student body to do something positive for the environment by sending their ink and toner cartridges to CompAndSave.com. You would need to clear this with the school authorities or custodial staff. You could explain the dual benefit of helping the school reduce disposal costs of toner and ink cartridges and of helping the needy via the program. Involve not just the students, but also the administrative and teaching staff of the school in the program. Hey, if maybe even parents might want to get involved!  

You just have to collect the empty printer cartridges and mail them to us at:

 CompAndSave
Attn: Cartridge Donations 
38929 Cherry St.
Newark, California 94560

We'll make sure that the toner and ink cartridges you send us are sent off GreenHippo.com. From there, they pay us and we send 100% of the proceeds to Food For the Poor.

When you initiate a recycling program in your school or college, we would love to hear all about it. Do share on our Facebookpage or in the comments section below.



2015-08-07

Best Online It is that time of year again, when kids return to school, albeit reluctantly. Parents can sometimes feel relieved their kids are going back to a predictable and productive schedule. Happy not to hear their kids or grand-kids saying, " I'm bored!". It is also the time of year when there is school shopping to take care of and other challenges. Here are some tips for shopping back to school supplies:

Pointers for Back to School Shopping

If you're kid is anything like most, they usually aren't excited about August rolling around. Parents usually have to motivate their kids to get into the back to school frame of mind. One idea you could try out is to involve kids in the shopping which could spark some enthusiasm.

For school supplies, online shopping may be the best bet. Not only do you get better deals, you don’t have to battle the hordes at the stores!  Also, you don't have to carry around heavy  books, stationery, and clothing home because everything is conveniently delivered for you.


Tips for Back To School Shopping

  1. Make a list of things you really need, avoid impulse purchases, check online buzz, compare prices and take advantage of sales.
  2. Download mobile apps to shop online stores. In-app purchases often offer exclusive extra discounts so you get better deals.
  3. Don’t junk promotional emails without checking them. You could miss special coupons or limited period sales.
  4. Sign up for newsletters and so on.  Online stores generally offer you extra discounts for doing this.
  5. Check for good deals in other departments, such as Office Supplies. Very often you will find the same stuff here that you would for school: stationery, paper, files, folders, electronics and more.
  6. Be sure to check with your favorite online stores to see special deals for this time of year. CompAndSave.com also has a deal for you, more about that later.
  7. Is your state offering a tax holiday weekend? Check and take advantage of this.

Best Online Stores for Back-to-School Shopping

We have your back this August. Here are some great and diverse online sites for shopping office and school supplies.

  1. Target is a good choice because it’s a one stop shop for all your school needs. You could get up to 50% off supplies such as backpacks and stationer, 20% off uniforms and so on.
  2. Walmart back to school supplies let you browse by grade and tell you what the top choices are for college students. There are clothes, electronics, stationery, books and more to choose from.
  3. Staples also has an extensive selection of products that your kids may need as they head back for another term.
For new school clothing that you need to buy, you could check out sample sites that offer multiple daily sales. Online stores such as Zulily and Gilt and several others are known to offer amazing deals daily.

Rather than buy new books, check text book resale or exchange websites. Text books can be prohibitively expensive and few students will use them beyond exam day. AbeBooks lets you locate all sorts of books, both new and used. BookFinder helps you find cheap books, out of print books and lets you compare prices from 100,000 booksellers.

For printer ink and toner cartridges you need look no further, obviously! You can find ink, toner and printer accessories for all your printing needs and get rebates of up to 80%.

Our Special Back-to-School Coupon Code

All this month, we have a special offer for you parents: Get 5% off any ink and toner order this entire August. Use coupon code SUPPLIES during check out for all your purchases up to 08/31/2015 and enjoy free shipping of your order.

Want to continue to get great discounts on all your printing needs? Subscribe to mailing list and enjoy more amazing back to school savings on printer cartridges.


Get 5% Off Any Ink & Toner OrderThis Entire August! Back To School savings start now.
Posted by CompAndSave.com on Monday, August 3, 2015
8/07/2015 12:55:00 PM Denise Resendez
Best Online It is that time of year again, when kids return to school, albeit reluctantly. Parents can sometimes feel relieved their kids are going back to a predictable and productive schedule. Happy not to hear their kids or grand-kids saying, " I'm bored!". It is also the time of year when there is school shopping to take care of and other challenges. Here are some tips for shopping back to school supplies:

Pointers for Back to School Shopping

If you're kid is anything like most, they usually aren't excited about August rolling around. Parents usually have to motivate their kids to get into the back to school frame of mind. One idea you could try out is to involve kids in the shopping which could spark some enthusiasm.

For school supplies, online shopping may be the best bet. Not only do you get better deals, you don’t have to battle the hordes at the stores!  Also, you don't have to carry around heavy  books, stationery, and clothing home because everything is conveniently delivered for you.


Tips for Back To School Shopping

  1. Make a list of things you really need, avoid impulse purchases, check online buzz, compare prices and take advantage of sales.
  2. Download mobile apps to shop online stores. In-app purchases often offer exclusive extra discounts so you get better deals.
  3. Don’t junk promotional emails without checking them. You could miss special coupons or limited period sales.
  4. Sign up for newsletters and so on.  Online stores generally offer you extra discounts for doing this.
  5. Check for good deals in other departments, such as Office Supplies. Very often you will find the same stuff here that you would for school: stationery, paper, files, folders, electronics and more.
  6. Be sure to check with your favorite online stores to see special deals for this time of year. CompAndSave.com also has a deal for you, more about that later.
  7. Is your state offering a tax holiday weekend? Check and take advantage of this.

Best Online Stores for Back-to-School Shopping

We have your back this August. Here are some great and diverse online sites for shopping office and school supplies.

  1. Target is a good choice because it’s a one stop shop for all your school needs. You could get up to 50% off supplies such as backpacks and stationer, 20% off uniforms and so on.
  2. Walmart back to school supplies let you browse by grade and tell you what the top choices are for college students. There are clothes, electronics, stationery, books and more to choose from.
  3. Staples also has an extensive selection of products that your kids may need as they head back for another term.
For new school clothing that you need to buy, you could check out sample sites that offer multiple daily sales. Online stores such as Zulily and Gilt and several others are known to offer amazing deals daily.

Rather than buy new books, check text book resale or exchange websites. Text books can be prohibitively expensive and few students will use them beyond exam day. AbeBooks lets you locate all sorts of books, both new and used. BookFinder helps you find cheap books, out of print books and lets you compare prices from 100,000 booksellers.

For printer ink and toner cartridges you need look no further, obviously! You can find ink, toner and printer accessories for all your printing needs and get rebates of up to 80%.

Our Special Back-to-School Coupon Code

All this month, we have a special offer for you parents: Get 5% off any ink and toner order this entire August. Use coupon code SUPPLIES during check out for all your purchases up to 08/31/2015 and enjoy free shipping of your order.

Want to continue to get great discounts on all your printing needs? Subscribe to mailing list and enjoy more amazing back to school savings on printer cartridges.


Get 5% Off Any Ink & Toner OrderThis Entire August! Back To School savings start now.
Posted by CompAndSave.com on Monday, August 3, 2015