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Angry Birds, Superheroes, Bling and Animal Prints Among Top Must-Have Back-to-School Supplies at OfficeMax

Friday, July 13, 2012

Angry Birds, Superheroes, Bling and Animal Prints Among Top Must-Have Back-to-School Supplies at OfficeMax08:51 EDT Friday, July 13, 2012OfficeMax Announces Hot School Supplies Students Want at Prices Mom Will LoveNAPERVILLE, Ill., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From Angry Birds® and superheroes to animal prints and bejeweled items, OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office products and services, today launched its back-to-school lineup filled with stylish trends students want, and big deals on a variety of essential school items that mom will love. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55686-officemax-back-to-school-angry-birds-superheroes-bling-animal-prints (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120713/MM35695 )"This year's back-to-school supplies were designed and selected for today's style-centric student with trendy, affordable supplies that are a win-win for children and parents alike," said Michael Lewis, executive vice president, president of retail at OfficeMax. "Our customers have come to expect our extensive assortment of unique school supplies for children of all ages and appreciate our focus on maintaining an extensive selection year-round to meet their needs and budget."Today's students are all about staying up-to-date on the latest fashion and pop culture trends. Taking school gear to a new level, OfficeMax is featuring products with unique designs and embellishments, including Marvel® and DC Comics® characters, binders with holograph patterns, rhinestone pens and animal print erasers. OfficeMax's key must-have school supplies for students this fall include:Angry Birds ? One of the hottest video games comes to life to help students tackle projects in the classroom. The game's loveable exploding birds, green pigs in armor and other characters and scenes from the game are found on the covers of folders, pencil pouches, binders and book covers. Superheroes ? From Avengers® to Spiderman® and Batman®, the superheroes of this summer's hottest films power their way onto binders, notebooks, jump drives and portfolios for "out-of-this-world" students to enjoy. Glitz & Glam ? Who says you can't dress up your school supplies? Select from gem-encrusted, glitter and jewel-tone holographic supplies. The perfect way to sparkle in the classroom. Select styles available exclusively at OfficeMax. Explore Your Wild Side ? These zebra, leopard and rainbow animal prints are ideal for any student who likes "wild" designs for their binders, notebooks, erasers and mouse pads. Select styles available exclusively at OfficeMax.Big Back-to-School Deals at OfficeMaxTo help back-to-school shopping dollars stretch further, OfficeMax is providing big deals on education essentials.  Throughout the season OfficeMax is offering 25-cent, 50-cent and $1 value deals on a variety of supplies that appear on every mom's school shopping list, including markers, composition books, glue, scissors and more. Television ads will promote key nationwide value offers each week during the peak back-to-school shopping season.Check out OfficeMax's weekly back-to-school promotions on OfficeMax's back-to-school web page or via OfficeMax Mobile. Search by zip code for in-store and online promotions, view school supply recommendations by grade and shop directly for school supplies online. Sign-up for OfficeMax's weekly email to get the latest in back-to-school deals sent to your inbox, or join the OfficeMax MaxPerks® Rewards program for additional opportunities to save.Get Supplies, Get Shoes, Get Back to SchoolOfficeMax has also teamed up with Payless ShoeSource® to provide additional value to customers. At OfficeMax stores nationwide, customers will receive a coupon for $10 off a total purchase of $25 or more at participating Payless stores across the country (excluding Shopko® locations) and at Payless.com(1). The promotion runs from July 8 through July 31, 2012 and again from August 17 through Sept. 1, 2012.  From July 22 through Sept. 1, select Payless stores nationwide also will reward customers with a coupon for $10 off a total purchase of $40 or more at OfficeMax stores across the country(2). About OfficeMaxOfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.  The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.  The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.  OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through e-commerce, more than 900 stores, direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit www.officemax.com.All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. (1)See register receipt coupons for terms and conditions. The promotion runs in Puerto Rico from July 5 through July 31, 2012.(2)See register receipt coupons for terms and conditions The promotion runs in Puerto Rico from July 8 through August 11, 2012.OfficeMax Media ContactNicole Miller630.864.6069 SOURCE OfficeMax, Inc.