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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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Office Max is offering a few great products for free after Max Perks Rewards.  Take a look for yourself!

You can get signed for Max Perks up by either being a teacher (any parent really) or having a business (who doesn’t do something on the side for money).  Anyone qualifies.

Here are the deals:

Papermate Pens, 12 pk. $2.29 (limit 3)
Sharpie Stick Pens, 4 pk. $7.20 (limit 3)

Mr. Sketch Scented Water Color Markers 12 pk $8.79 (limit 4 – teacher account only)
Scotch Black Stiletto Shoe Tape Dispenser $11.99 (limit 2 – teacher account only)

You can use these rewards to get more reward deals in the future or use some rewards you already have from a previous purchase! Remember you also get free shipping on any $50+ order.

    • Ctrinkle

      If you have max rewards, do you have to use them all at once or can you spread them out over different purchases?

      • Lsmith3377

        Okay, this has been my experience with them and I've been doing the perks thing for about a year. The perks are in the form of a gift card you can either print or if ordering on line, just enter the gift card number along with the pin number listed beside the card number. You can spend it all at once or spread it out, but if you are buying items that you will receive perks back on, then you need to spend some actual money as well. That is what a customer service rep told me when I was calling in an on line order because I was having trouble with their site. So for example I have $50.36 in perks on a gift card from a previous purchase, then when I'm ordering items that have perks back I need to spend at least $50.37 in order to receive my perks back on the items I'm ordering. The csr told me that if I paid for my purchase totally with the perks gift card, that I would not receive the perks for the items I was buying. So every month when they offer items with perks, I always make sure to get my total just a few cents above the amount of my current gift card perks. And with the amount ordered being over $50, I always get free shipping and only pay tax plus just a few cents for my purchases. I hope I didn't make that sound too confusing. I love the perks program and get free stuff from them every month. I especially love the free paper deals they have from time to time. My kid's teacher's do too!

        • Ella_sinder

          wow- that was the best explaination ever! I have been thinking for some time that it doesn't seems like I get all my max rewards– you just explained why!

        • Vikie504

          They told me that if I use a gift certificate that I don't get any max rewards–and that is how it has always shown up in my account. I only get rewards for the out of pocket money I spend. I still use Office Max, but you just have to know they are not like CVS and the other drug stores. They only give perks for the actual money you spend.

          • kelleyharold

            No, I always get the Bonus Perks for everything I buy that says I will get Bonus Perks back, as long as I spend some cash in addition to the Perks I am using to pay. I have been told that you won't earn the regular Perks (whatever percentage of your spending) on those special items that are usually called “Bonus Perks” or something similar. I don't mind that at all since the stuff is already free for me after getting the Bonus Perks back. Hope that helps. My experience has been the same as Lsmith3377 posted above. I've been in MaxPerks for several years and have been taking advantage of the “free after Perks back” deals for over a year. The last thing they posted was tricky, though. You had to buy a specific item and then you'd get a DIFFERENT specific item for “free after Perks.” I think that confused a lot of people. I didn't get any of that stuff because I didn't need the stuff that was the purchase requirement to get the “free” stuff. Every time they do a special offer, we need to read all the fine print. You never know when they might change it up!

        • Ctrinkle

          Thank you that was very helpful!

      • Taylor

        Hi Ctrinkle! I have been using Office Max for about nine months now with no problems. Unlike the other commenters, I have always simply paid for my entire purchase (including tax) with my MaxPerks, and I have always got the amount I was supposed to back. I have never had to pay additional money. Make sense?

    • pharmSCgirl

      The Sharpies that start at $7.20 have been discontinued. I just signed up for the reward card and was going to order those and a box of paper that you get $20 back on but I think I'll pass now. Thanks for posting though.

    • adrienne

      how long does it take to get the perks? like can i buy the markers today then get the perks and go in tomorrow and buy the markers again for free?

      • MomofKLA

        No, they run on a quarterly cycle (Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec). So, if you bought now, then you could use them in July. They usually post by the 15th of the month following that quarter. Hope this makes sense.

    • Pickens_1

      I'm also under the impression that if I pay for these “freebies” with my rewards $, I don't get the rewards back as per Vickie504. I am confused though, so would love to get the correct answer. Thanks!

      • kelleyharold

        I just posted below but I have always gotten my Perks for the “freebies” as long as I pay a little cash out of pocket over the Perks rewards that I may be using to pay. If you order online, you can only use ONE Perks gift card number per order, so that has helped me always have a little that I needed to spend out of pocket. I ended up with a bunch on one card after I bought 3 cases of paper for a Bonus Perks deal, but I used them to buy gift cards to restaurants, iTunes, etc., in the brick-and-mortar store.

        • Ctrinkle

          So you can use the perks money to buy gift cards?

          • kelleyharold

            You can use them to buy whatever gift cards they carry in the store, like restaurants, HomeDepot, iTunes, etc. You cannot use them to buy OfficeMax gift cards.

    • I lose pens so much that I am going to sign up just to get the pens.

    • Pickens_1

      So Kelleyharold, I have $14 in Rewards. I just need to spend more than $14 online on freebie stuff in order to get my next freebies also? I know you need to spend $50 for free shipping.

      • kelleyharold

        That has always been my experience. If I had $14 and I spent at least $14.01 ($14 from the Perks and at least $0.01 out of pocket), then I would get the new Perks.

    • tara

      so to those of you who have used this system for awhile ..do you feel this is the best place to get deals for your printer inc and paper? with all the coupon printing I've been doing Im running out of both really quickly. Thanks….If not is there anyone wo knows whether it would be a better deal to just let walgreens fill the cartridge? Thanks!

    • EP

      so can I sign up even though I am not a teacher? I have two kids in elementary school – if so do I just enter their school information? A little confused by this