Printing at home for less

by C. Elkins, OK Math and Reading Lady

I am unable to add a new blog post today, so I am slipping in a previous post that might be helpful and save you $$ on printing!

Do you want to make task cards and cool colorful activities for your students, but can’t afford the cost of the color ink to print these things? I feel I just have to pass this tip along to you because it has been a real money saver for me.

When I bought an HP home printer, I enrolled in their HP Instant Ink plan hoping it would save me money on ink costs. With an HP Instant Ink plan, I can choose a 50 page a month plan ($2.99), a 100 page a month plan ($4.99), or a 300 page a month plan ($9.99). The best thing is that I can print color or black, whatever I choose, and HP monitors my usage (via wireless) so I can check at any time. There’s no extra cost for printing in color!! When the system sees I’m getting low on ink, they mail new cartridges to me in plenty of time so I never run out. And they provide an envelope to return the used cartridges. Any unused pages are rolled over to the next month. If I go over the allotted pages, I am billed $1 per each set of 20-25 pages.

I can cancel or change plans any time I want to. For example, during the school year I use the 300 page plan each month, but during the summer months, I use the 50 or 100 page plan. In essence you are paying for the number of pages you print, and not the ink cartridges.

Because I think it’s such a great plan, I want to pass along the information. If you are interested, click on the link below. If you enroll (check to make sure your printer is eligible) using my link below please, you will get 1 month free (and so will I).


Click this link for more info. If you sign up, we will each get 1 free month:  

I am not getting paid to make this statement (other than bill credit if you enroll)– just trying to help us all out with teaching expenses any way I can!

Be sure to check out my new links to my free downloads (in the black bar on the home page).

Cindy Elkins – OK Math and Reading Lady

New subscriber and comment challenge ($25 gift card)

by C. Elkins, OK Math and Reading Lady

It’s time again for my fall subscriber and comment challenge. Here’s some different ways to get your name entered in my drawing for a $25 gift card to a vendor of your choice (TPT, Amazon, Staples, Wal-mart, etc.):

  1. Become a new subscriber.
  2. Refer someone who subscribes. To get credit, please let me know who you referred.
  3. Subscribers who comment to show you read a blog post.

While most of my subscribers are from Oklahoma, anyone can subscribe. Remember my blog is ad and spam free – and all of my personal resources are also FREE!  I will have the drawing Oct. 5th.

Thanks for your support!!

Cindy Elkins, Educational Consultant, OK Math and Reading Lady

Hello Awesome Educators!

Welcome to my brand new blog! I hope to bring you helpful math and reading tips and resources through this blog. This is my first attempt, so please be patient and check often for updates. Check out the “About Me” and “Math Monday Workshops” above.

If there are particular topics you would like me to address first, please let me know. You can comment by clicking on the little speech bubble above.

Thanks so much!

Cindy Elkins