Bosses must keep offices well stocked, or employees will lay siege to the supply closet with paper-clip catapults and cauldrons of boiling copier toner. Stave off a staff mutiny with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of office supplies and more at Patrick & Co.. This Groupon is valid at five locations in San Rafael and San Francisco, as well as at Congdon & Crome in Palo Alto.
A family business since 1873, Patrick & Co. matches mindful office workers with hard-to-find and eco-friendly items. Tree coddlers can choose a Kraft 1-inch binder, with covers fashioned from dye-free recycled material ($3.83), and cubicle conquerors can cocoon their phones in invisible tape to muffle any obnoxious _Citizen Kane_–inspired ring tones ($13.95/dozen). Fashion ink-penetrable armor for brave accountants from yellow Post-It notes before sending them out to take on the dreaded office copier ($14.35/12 pads). To support typing-taxed joints, an Innovera mouse pad's gel cushion conforms to the shape of any wrist ($17.13).
“It's a small store, but with good selection, good prices, and super nice people.”