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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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This week Office Max is offering three free items after Max Perks rewards:

Paper Mate Retractable Gel Pens 12 ct. pack, limit 3
Sharpie Accent Highlighters 12 ct. pack, limit 3
Liquid Paper Dryline Grip Correction Film 2 ct. pack, limit 3

Office Max Perks are open to businesses, teachers, and homeschoolers. After you make your purchase, the rewards will post to your account by the 20th day of the following month. You can then use them either in-store on online on your next Office Max purchase.

Many folks like to use their rewards to pay for more free after rewards items.  So jump in to the land of free office products and keep the rewards coming!!

    • HalfEmptyWallet

      Nice blog!!! So glad I found it…it was googling for ocean spay coupons linking to an older post on your site but sweet to find this blog.

      I just posted the staples and office max deals on my facebook page:
      http://www.facebook.com/HalfEmptyWallet (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=490427622669&set=a.188918967669.129300.158753862669&comments&ref=mf)

    • John Boynton

      Does Office Depot send a check for the rewards or do the rewards have to be used in store?

      • Bclevenger81

        They post the rewards online. You just login to print the rewards card number (you can use online/in store/by phone). I waited the past month for them to mail me my November rewards and they have been online this whole time.

    • Jen

      I home school my sons, how do I get the card? Is there any kind of proof involved?

      • sharon

        I am a homeschool mom also. I applied for a teacher reward card. You just have to give them your name and address and for the school name, I just used our last name for the school…example Smith Homeschool. It was easy to do and I love the Office Max “freebies”. Good luck!

    • Laurel

      About how often does Office Max have it's 100% back offers? I have $58 in points that will expire on 4/30/2011, but I am not super-excited about $58 worth of pens…I would rather hold out for something else if there will be something in that time.

      • momof3

        Laurel, Keep in mind that this will “restart” your points…Even if you're not thrilled by it, I'm sure a local school would be…Just make it as close as you can to your $58…Typically, I go over by about $1…

        • Laurel

          But do the points reset immediately? With some of these office stores, the points take a couple of months to be recredited, and then if you see something sooner than that which you like, you do not have the points yet.

          • Amy B.

            Laurel, I'd say there will definitely be another one before April. If you don't like this deal, hold out for the next one (although pens are a common freebie ;)

    • Megan

      Don't forget to go through Ebates!!!!

      • Pjcwomyn

        Will OfficeMax still give the full amount of the rewards back if I go through a cashback site when I make my purchase?

    • Rclay18

      I kept rolling my rewards until I started my Christmas shopping. Then I bought a $50 Bass Pro shop card and a $25 Justice card for Christmas presents. For my initial “investment” of $85 I got several filing boxes, 10 reams of paper, 6 boxes of envelopes, 3 packs of folders, 2 backpacks, 1 Kodak printer (that works great by the way), and the gift cards. This program is well worth it! I'll start over again with this deal. My husband is back is school to get his graduate degree and he can use these products.

      • Pjcwomyn

        How are you “rolling” your rewards when the terms and conditions states the following concerning MaxPerks qualifying purchases? At the end, it sounds like you can't get MaxPerks rewards when purchasing things with MaxPerks rewards? Or, am I just misunderstanding what it's saying here?
        “Qualifying purchases are any products or services in our stores, catalogs or web site except for computers, gift cards, general use prepaid cards, Sprint® service plans, phone cards, purchases with Retail ConnectSM pricing, sales tax, purchases made prior to the date of enrollment, and purchases made with your MaxPerks rewards.”

    • Esseay

      As far as I can tell, there is no longer an OfficeMax in the Columbia area?!? Are you all shopping exclusively online? I am a home schooler and would love to use this if the online shopping is sufficient to get rewards.

      • Amy B.

        I live in Columbia SC and do all my shopping at Office Max online. As long as you order $50+ you get free shipping. A lot of times if you order the max of free items you are above that $50. I have been rolling my rewards for about a year and a half that way!

    • Kardomr

      I love the idea of using rewards to buy gift cards…but I don't want another store's rewards to expire! (Only so much shopping a girl can do. Even free shopping!) So, I want to make sure I understand how you experts do it.
      You buy the rewards things and then roll your rewards over with the next rewards purchase. How often do rewards expire? Are rewards always online? Do you have to print rewards out to use in store or are they linked to a card?

      • Pjcwomyn

        I found a helpful “terms and conditions” document on the MaxPerks page. I think it will answer most of your questions.

      • Kelley Harold

        I had a large amt that were going to expire. We had planned to buy office furniture but the room was not ready for it, so I had a dilemma. I used mine to buy gift cards (not OfficeMax gifts cards – ones like restaurants, iTunes, etc) in the store. I ended up paying for a few Christmas gifts that way.

    • Pjcwomyn

      Will OfficeMax still give the full amount of the rewards back if I go through a cashback site when I make my purchase?

    • Pjcwomyn

      How are you all “rolling” your rewards when the terms and conditions states the following concerning MaxPerks qualifying purchases? At the end, it sounds like you can't get MaxPerks rewards when purchasing things with MaxPerks rewards???
      Qualifying Purchase
      Qualifying purchases are any products or services in our stores, catalogs or web site except for computers, gift cards, general use prepaid cards, Sprint® service plans, phone cards, purchases with Retail ConnectSM pricing, sales tax, purchases made prior to the date of enrollment, and purchases made with your MaxPerks rewards.

      • Kelley Harold

        A “qualifying purchase” is a purchase on which you earn their standard (small percentage on everything) rewards. If you use MaxPerks money to pay for those items, you will not earn the typical (small percentage on everything) rewards that accrue. I have used my MaxPerks to pay for items that have the 100% back in MaxPerks, and have been able to “roll” them that way. However, I have been told that you still need to pay for a little of the cost out of pocket (not with MaxPerks) or you may not get the 100% back. Also it's important to know that you cannot use more than one MaxPerks reward card to pay for an online order. Only one per order – that's how I have ended up paying a little out of pocket most of the time anyway.

    • Drdand

      I thought that you couldn't roll rewards with Office Max. I get confused with Staples, Office Depot and Office Max and can't remember which you can roll and which you can't. Any help?