I just picked this up for $1 (including shipping from Hong Kong to USA):
- Head to retailmenot and plug in "mousepad" for mousepad deals. Grab one of the $.99 mousepad coupon codes
- I went with a company called Artscow.
- You might not want to use your main e-mail, because they're going to spam it with stuff every day, even if you opt out during registration.
- I got the "Large Mousepad"
- Here's some art you can use.
- It ships from Hong Kong, so it takes a couple weeks to arrive. On the plus side, this probably means international shipping isn't extra.
EDIT: Apparently not all the codes there get you the $1 pad + free shipping. Try this one: Z099MOUSEPADNSQNK or the others on the retailmenot site.