Go Back To School for Pennies! OfficeMax Brings Back Its Weekly Penny Promotions on Popular School Supplies

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NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 22 /-/ -- OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office products and services, announced today that it is bringing back its Back-to-School for Pennies(SM) weekly promotions, offering popular school supplies for one cent at all retail locations nationwide. In addition to penny deals, OfficeMax will roll out exclusive in-store promotions nationwide starting July 26, featuring added savings on school supplies through September 6, 2009.

In a recent back-to-school shopping survey of 1,000 moms nationwide, OfficeMax found more than half of moms believe their child's school supplies list has gotten longer, and with the slowed economy, 39 percent of moms are cutting back on personal spending to ensure they can afford proper school supplies.

"We want parents to be able to get everything on their children's school supply lists this year," said Ryan Vero, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for OfficeMax." Our weekly penny promotions provide significant cost-savings on much-needed supplies giving parents a break this summer."

For back-to-school season, OfficeMax is lowering its prices on more than 100 items. The promotions will feature competitive deals on school supplies common to most school lists, including 70-page, one-subject notebooks, 24-count crayons, rulers, folders, compasses & protractors. Each week, OfficeMax will feature new "Penny Offers" that will rotate from a single-priced item for one cent to bundled offers such as "Buy one, Get one for one Penny" deals on supplies throughout back-to-school season. Customers can view the weekly specials in OfficeMax's weekly circular advertisements or on the OfficeMax Weekly Ad page.

OfficeMax provides a one-stop shopping experience for time-pressed parents during back-to-school. From eco-conscious to high-style to budget-friendly, OfficeMax's back-to-school products enable students to express their personality while doing their best work. In addition, OfficeMax offers computers and technology products, desks and furniture, organization products and printing services for students preparing for back-to-school.

About OfficeMax

OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office equipment. The OfficeMax mission is simple. We help our customers do their best work. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress(R), technology products and solutions, and office furniture to consumers and to large, medium and small businesses. OfficeMax customers are served by more than 30,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and more than 1,000 stores. For more information, visit OfficeMax.com.

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