Call Us Now:
510-525-1799

LOCATION:
1629 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702

STORE HOURS:
Monday – Thursday
10am – 5pm
Friday – Saturday
10am – 6pm
Sunday
10am – 3pm

Archive for the ‘Sale’ Category

Farewell Interviews + May Deals

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Paper PLus employee Itala Rojas

Farewell Interviews with Paper Plus Employees

As we approach our store closing on June 30, we have incredible deals. And, they get better every day. Come on by and shop the discounts!

Each month, we’re continuing to reminisce about the wonderful experiences we’ve shared in our 40+ years in business and the people who have been a part of that. Many of our team members have worked at Paper Plus for 15-20+ years.

During the lead-up to our final day, we will spotlight an employee story each month so you can better get to know the staff behind the party magic at Paper Plus.

This is our second feature of Itala and this time we have a funny story that has been a long-standing store joke. And now we’ll let you in on it!

Itala Rojas’s Story at Paper Plus

googly eyes at party store

DALL-E imagined what the googly eyes that Itala ordered looked like.

Through every up and down, Itala has been there, stepping up every time we needed her. She has a sharp eye for what our customers want and a knack for spotting the next big trend. She optimizes every inch of the store so that our party goods look amazing when you come to shop.

She led us to offer an impressive range of items for all sorts of events, including centerpieces, table decorations, and unique holiday items when at first we only offered simple decorations like crepe paper and streamers. She finds the perfect middle ground between fancy and simple, making our decorations both appealing and affordable.

There’s a funny story that really shows her impact. She once accidentally ordered six-inch googly eyes thinking they were much smaller. They turned out to be a huge hit with our customers and a fun joke around the store. It’s a great example of how she’s made a difference in our store, not just through her work but with her ability to turn mistakes into wins.

We’re really lucky to have had Itala with us all these years. Her loyalty, skill in merchandising, and ability to purchase the right trends have made a huge difference. She’s been a big part of why our store is what it is today.

Balloons Galore

balloon decorationsWe keep ordering balloons! They will be available for sale right up until closing day. This is your perfect opportunity to stock up on your favorites.

Buy Items on Clearance Now

Some examples of the deals you’ll find when you come shop include:

Everyday Savings

  • Everyday Boxed Cards: 50-75% off
  • Holiday Boxed Cards: 90% off
  • Papyrus Closeouts: 75% off a limited supply of NEW everyday boxed Papyrus closeouts
  • Calendars: 90% off
  • Everyday Wrapping Paper: 50% off
  • Assorted Craft Items: 50% off
  • Face Paint: 90% off

Themed Decorations

  • Themed Decade: 50% off decorations from the 50s to the 90s
  • Luau: 75% off

Holiday Discounts

  • Papyrus Christmas Cards: 90% off a brand new closeout batch of the latest boxed Christmas cards for 2024
  • Christmas and Hanukkah Supplies: 90% off
  • Halloween Items: 90% off
  • Thanksgiving Decorations: 90% off
  • Wrapping Paper: 90% off holiday Christmas and Hanukkah wrapping paper
  • Easter Supplies: 90% off
  • Patrick’s Day Supplies: 90% off (limited stock available)
  • Passover: 90% off
  • Mardi Gras Decorations: 90% off
  • New Year’s Supplies: 90% off

$1 Deals

  • Everyday Single Cards: 5 for $1 (generally without envelopes, excluding graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day)
  • Costumes, Wigs, and Cookie Cutters: $1 deals including costumes, wigs, and sets of 5 cookie cutters

Free for Teachers and Educational Institutions

  • Calendars

 

We Are Still Making Donations to Local Schools, Nonprofits and Religious Organizations

 We are also bidding farewell to the community by providing donations to local schools, charities, and religious organizations. If your group needs items, please reach out by completing the contact form on our website: www.paperplusoutlet.com/contact

This is a great opportunity to equip your classroom or activity. Be sure to take advantage of this offer.

Stay Tuned for More Deals

Paper Plus will continue running amazing clearance deals up until the closing day on June 30. Donations will remain available until closing day.

Don’t miss your chance to visit us before we have to say goodbye this summer. Shop Paper Plus today!

A Few Photos of our Sale Items – Shop While Supplies Last!

Farewell Interviews + April Deals

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Farewell Interviews with Paper Plus Employees

As we approach our store closing on June 30, we have amazing sales going on! Now, we’re pausing to reminisce about the wonderful experiences we’ve shared in our 40+ years in business.

So many of our team members have dedicated 15-20 years of service. These skilled individuals will be an asset to any local company once Paper Plus officially closes its doors. We encourage you to consider them for jobs.

During the lead-up to our final day, we will spotlight one of our employees each month, offering you the opportunity to get acquainted with the incredible individuals who have been important to our store’s success. Last month, Jila was featured, and this month, we’re introducing Ronny.

Meet Ronny Carillo

Ronny Carrillo behind the counter at Paper Plus

How long have you been working at Paper Plus?

22 years

What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas is my favorite holiday because people have a great attitude and are very friendly.

Tell a story about a customer you helped.

A grandmother came in to buy yellow balloons to release for her grandson. I knew exactly who she was and remembered her a few years later when she came in and told me that her grandson had passed. She asked me about getting those yellow balloons again. I was glad that I could help her with this small thing during a hard time for her and her family.

Ronny’s Story at Paper Plus

Ronny started at Paper Plus stocking shelves and doing heavy lifting. His creative flair soon led him to become a talented balloon artist under the guidance of Don Daniels, the store’s original balloon expert. Ronny’s keen eye for color and design quickly made him a favorite among customers.

As Paper Plus prepares to close, Ronny’s reputation as a master of balloon art and his aspirations to be an event coordinator shine brightly. His transformation from a laborer doing the store’s heavy lifting to a cherished part of the community’s celebrations showcases his passion. A passion he just couldn’t stay away from. He left and came back to Paper Plus no less than 3 times!

Buy Holiday Items on Clearance Now

Halloween accessories on display

Now that you’ve met Ronny, come in and talk to him about your balloon art and party ideas.
Some examples of the deals you’ll find include:

Spring Celebrations

  • Easter Supplies: 50% off
  • St. Patrick’s Day Supplies: 50% off (limited stock available)

Mardi Gras

  • Mardi Gras Decorations: 50% off

New Year Celebrations

  • New Year’s Supplies: 50% off

Everyday Greetings and Calendars

  • Everyday Cards: 50% off both boxed and single cards
  • Papyrus Closeouts: 50% off a limited supply of NEW everyday boxed Papyrus closeouts
  • Calendars: 80% off all calendars

Decade-Themed Decorations

  • Themed Decade Decorations: 50% off decorations from the 50s to the 90s

Major Holiday Discounts

  • All Single Cards: 75% off all single cards for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, Easter, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day
  • Boxed Hanukkah Cards: 90% off
  • Papyrus Christmas Cards: 75% off a brand new closeout batch of the latest boxed Christmas cards for 2024
  • Christmas and Hanukkah Supplies: 90% off
  • Halloween Items: 75-90% off
  • Thanksgiving Decorations: 75% off
  • Wrapping Paper: 50% off holiday Christmas and Hanukkah wrapping paper

$1 Deals

  • Costumes, Wigs, and Cookie Cutters: $1 deals including costumes, wigs, and sets of 5 cookie cutters

 

We Are Still Making Donations to Local Schools, Nonprofits and Religious Organizations

 We are also bidding farewell to the community by providing donations to local schools, charities, and religious organizations. If your group needs items, please reach out by completing the contact form on our website: www.paperplusoutlet.com/contact

This is a great opportunity to equip your classroom or activity. Be sure to take advantage of this offer.

Stay Tuned for More Deals

Paper Plus will continue running amazing clearance deals up until the closing day on June 30. Donations will remain available until closing day.

Don’t miss your chance to visit us before we have to say goodbye this summer. Shop Paper Plus today!

Farewell Interview + March Deals

Friday, March 1st, 2024

As we prepare to close down permanently on July 1, we’re launching our final sales and taking a moment to reflect on the great times we’ve had.

Many of our staff have been part of the team for 15-20 years. They’re all talented individuals who would greatly contribute to any local business once Paper Plus says its final goodbye. I hope you’ll consider them for your teams!

In the months leading up to our closure, we’ll feature one of our employees each month, giving you a chance to learn more about the great people who’ve been the backbone of our store. Last month, you met Itala. Now, meet Jila!

Meet Jila Sebzevari

jila behind counter at paper plusHow long have you been working at Paper Plus?

15 years

What is your favorite holiday?

Iranian New Year (Nowruz). It is the time that we get together with our friends and family to celebrate and welcome the spring.

Tell us something you enjoy about working at Paper Plus.

I have helped a lot of customers but one is so special to me. I helped a couple with their balloon order for their wedding and they came back for their son’s baby shower. He is now 9 years old. Seeing them coming after all these years and bringing their family too is so touching. We have seen people coming back generation after generation. First with their kids and then their grandkids. I will miss all of our customers!

Jila’s Hiring Story

Jila’s story with us started just before I began managing Paper Plus, which at the time was a store known for its distinct lack of organization. Loyal customers would hide items they wanted to buy later, always finding them in the same spot. Single cards were randomly placed in big boxes, making it difficult to find something specific, like that perfect 70th birthday card.

Jila came in to shop and it was clear to her that an organized store would be a lot better for customers. She came right up and told me as much! So, I figured she might be the perfect person to make it happen and offered her a job on the spot. She has been working ever since to bring order to the chaos.

However, not all customers were pleased. Some were disappointed to find their strategically placed items being reshelved and sold, disrupting their plans to buy them later!

Buy Holiday Items on Clearance Now

Now that you’ve met Jila, come see her in person so she can help you find all the best clearance deals.

Some examples of the deals you’ll find include:

  • decades decorations90% off all Christmas and Hanukkah supplies
  • 75-90% off Halloween items
  • $1 costumes
  • $1 wigs
  • 50% off Thanksgiving
  • 50% off New Years
  • 70% off all calendars
  • 90% off cookie cutters
  • 75% off all greeting cards and boxed cards
  • 50% off on themed decade decorations – from the 50s to the 90s

We Are Still Making Donations to Local Schools, Nonprofits and Religious Organizations

We are also bidding farewell to the community by providing donations to local schools, charities, and religious organizations. If your group needs items, please reach out by completing the contact form on our website: www.paperplusoutlet.com/contact

This is a great opportunity to equip your classroom or activity. Be sure to take advantage of this offer.

Stay Tuned for More Deals

Paper Plus will continue running amazing clearance deals up until the closing day on July 1. Donations will remain available until closing day.

Don’t miss your chance to visit us before we have to say goodbye this summer. Shop Paper Plus today!

Farewell Interviews + February Deals

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

As we gear up to close our doors for good in summer 2024, we’re running clearance sales and reveling in fond memories.

Many of our employees have been here for 15-20 years, and we have enjoyed working with friends from around the world.

Any one of them would be a fine addition to any other local area business once Paper Plus closes its doors. I hope some of you will consider snapping them up!

Every month until close we’ll be featuring one of our employees so you can get to know them better.

Meet Itala Rojas

Paper PLus employee Itala Rojas

How long have you been working at Paper Plus?

21 years

What are your favorite holidays?

Christmas and New Year’s and getting to spend them with family.

Tell us something you enjoy about working at Paper Plus.

Our customers!  I love seeing the familiar faces come in time and time again and especially love helping multiple generations of the same family.

Buy Holiday Items on Clearance Now

Now that you’ve met Itala, come and talk to her in person while taking advantage of some of these awesome clearance sales.

All Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Halloween, and Thanksgiving items are 50% off, which means you can stock up for next year!
Some examples of the deals you’ll find include:

  • All boxed Christmas cards are now available for 50% off!
  • All calendars are available for 50% off.
  • Hanukkah gift bags at 75% off
  • Cookie cutters at 75% off!

We Are Making Donations to Local Schools, Nonprofits and Religious Organizations

We are also saying goodbye to the community by offering donations to area schools, nonprofits, and religious organizations. If your organization needs merchandise, get in touch with the store by filling out the Paper Plus Contact Form on our website.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to fill your class or activity room while saving a great deal of money on supplies, so don’t forget to take advantage of this opportunity.

Stay Tuned for More Deals

Paper Plus will continue running amazing clearance deals up until the closing day on July 1. Donations will remain available until closing day, as well.

Don’t miss your chance to visit us before we have to say goodbye this summer. Shop Paper Plus today!

 

Five Ways to ACE Your Gift-giving This Year With Calendars!

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Make someone happy this year and next with one of our unique 2016 calendars.

1. Save Money

All of our 2016 calendars are 50% off the marked price. That’s HALF off, just for coming into the store.

2. Be choosy.

We have literally thousands of calendar titles of high-quality print calendars with an extensive range of imagery, including:

  • calendars on display at Paper PlusDog breed calendars
  • Famous artist calendars
  • Celebrities, A- to C-list
  • Food photography calendars
  • Travel calendars
  • Countries, Cities calendars
  • Landmarks calendars
  • National Parks calendars
  • Animal calendars
  • Flowers calendars
  • Cars calendars
  • Motorcycles calendars
  • Vintage image calendars
  • and so many more!

3. Get them something they need.

Our calendar selection isn’t limited to large wall calendars. We also carry quick glance mini-wall calendars, engagement calendars for appointments, assignments and more, and pocket calendars for a purse, backpack or desk drawer.

4. Get them something that suits their tastes.

Whether it is a classic engagement book for the teacher in your life, or a sweet kids’ calendar for a new student, calendars are perfect end-of-year gifts. They make great stocking stuffers, and with Paper Plus’ 50% thousands of calendars on the shelves at paper plusoff pricing, you can afford to buy one for every friend and family member.

5. Start the tradition.

Calendar-giving is a friendly way to look forward to the new year together. Unlike digital calendars that stretch on into infinity, paper calendars can be individualized to the hobbies and interests of the receiver and mark the passage of time. Not only are they attractive, they’re actually useful! What better way to show someone you care?

Come to the Paper Plus 50% Off Calendar sale, while supplies last! These titles go fast!

Our Reviews

Paper Plus Outlet