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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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Staples Back to School Savings PassThe Staples Back to School savings pass is available again this year and it will give you 15% off on all school supplies purchased between 6/9 and 8/31.

The pass costs $10, so this is really only a deal if you plan to spend more than $67 at Staples during the back to school season.

The key here is that we will see many of the items in the eligible list that are free or really cheap after Staples Rewards and Easy Rebates, so it shouldn’t be too hard to get to that $67 mark if you focus on those items.

Have you purchased the Savings Pass in previous years? Did you find it was worth the $10 for the savings?

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    • snowdogmom

      I don’t think you can get the 15% on easy rebate items or it reduces your Easy Rebate by the % off. I can’t quite remember which but I got burned on it last year and didn’t find it worth it at all. I normally mostly buy Easy Rebate items that end up being Free very cheap anyway. Jenny, do you know for sure how/if you can use the 15% off with Easy Rebates or Staples Rewards items?

      • Rebecca

        I don’t know for sure, but I would guess that you would get the 15% off at checkout and then the rebate/rewards would not exceed what you paid. So if something is $5 with $5 rewards, you could use the 15% off, but you would NOT get $5 rewards, you’d get $4.25 since that’s what you paid. (I know that’s true if you use a $10/$50 coupon. They prorate the coupon for each item and your rebate/rewards are only what they consider the selling price for each item…Kinda confusing. Hope that makes sense.)

    • Amy

      I found the discount worth it when I had to buy 2 backpacks for school. You cannot not use it on toner and ink so unless you are going to be buying some higher dollar items I personally would not buy it. Jenny is right that most of the items you can use it for are going to be on sale during the back to school season anyway. I personally would find it hard to spend $67 unless I was going to be buying higher dollar items.

    • April Stroud Roberts

      Thanks for the feedback on the card. Every year I wonder if I’m missing out, but you’ve clarified that I would not be able to maximize my savings. I just don’t buy big ticket stuff at Staples. Thanks for the info. See, this is why I like Southern Savers’ community!

    • Atlanta mom

      I have used the card before and found it to be helpful. I’m buying for three kids and thinking about sending one with my college student to school. She isn’t always as aware of deals and coupons etc.

    • kaoscasa

      I’ll say the same as others. Only good if you plan to buy multiple backpacks or high dollar items. Otherwise not worth the money. Seems like there is usually one “free” backpack offered each fall anyway.

    • bridget

      I went to Staples last week, and they were offering the savings pass for only $1 with a $50 transaction. I was able to get it buying free after rebate paper and a couple things I needed, so a good deal in the end!