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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 has a number of deals this week that are FREE after Staples Rewards. This means that you pay for them in the store, make sure to scan your staples rewards card during checkout and then you’ll get the full value back in a rewards check to use on your next purchase.

Many folks “roll” their rewards using a previous check to pay for these deals and then getting that back to pay for more free deals in the future!

FREE After Reward Deals

  • Limit 1 of each deal, valid in store only.
  • Paper Mate Retractable Gel Pens, Black, 4 pk $4.99
  • Staples Letter/Legal Tote $8
  • M by Staples Writing Pads Letter Size, 6 pk $9.99
  • Post-It 3″x3″ Notes, yellow, 12 pk $11.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Post-it products with a purchase of $10 or more printable
  • Avery 8160 White Address Labels 750 ct. $9.99
  • Bankers Box 10 pk $16.99
  • 9″x12″ Envelopes, with Security Tint, 25 pk $8.49

Other Deals

  • HammerMill CopyPlus Copy Paper Ream $5.99
    -$3.99 Easy Rebate
    (makes it $2)
  • 2011 QuickBooks Simple Start Online $105.99 (order online for instant download!)
    -$105.99 Easy Rebate
    (makes it FREE)
    (go through Ebates first to get 2% cash back then submit for full rebate!)

(Quick Books Simple Start includes 1 free year of online Quickbooks access so that you can manage your finances from anywhere. You can even create a login for your accountant.)

    • Nancycrom

      I found out the hard way that if you use rewards to pay for an item that you get back rewards on, they subtract the part you paid for with rewards from the full rewards amount. So, if you can, it is better to buy non-rewards items with your rewards. It is in the fine print of their rewards rules. Wish it worked liked Wags, where you can roll the rewards and get the full rewards back.

      • caroline

        is easy reward a check? or some kind of store credits?

        • Nancycrom

          The Staples rewards are emailed to you, you print it. It's like a store credit certificate. Some of their deals send you a Visa card, and if it's a rebate deal it's a check. Read the fine print on each deal to be sure.

      • Twoods117

        I did the same thing. I was suppposed to get double rewards for ink and used my rewards check, then found out later that I didn't qualify for the double rewards because the reward check counts as a coupon, so it makes the total reward amount you have to spend to qualify for less than the actual amount. Too bad they don't use it as a gift card.

    • chritine le

      how do i know if i received the reward back? do they mail it? how do i check when they actually send it? because i bought some frm staples but never get it? can i bring in the receipt and the ads and complaint

      • Teresa

        You receive emails every month you have rewards available. You print them from your account online at staplesrewardscenter.com

      • Teresa

        You receive emails every month you have rewards available. You print them from your account online at staplesrewardscenter.com

      • Nancycrom

        They email rewards.But you can go to the Staples rewards link online. It shows all your purchases and rewards. There's a phone # to complain (had to call so many times) if it's wrong.

    • cc

      so if I sign up for quick books do I get charged $101 and then get rebate or no charge?
      any catches I need to know about?

    • Amy B.

      Sweet! I have some rewards and just so happen to need some boxes….. :)

      • Stephen

        You can't get rewards back for using rewards

        • M_bruere

          I have used rewards to get rewards before and it worked fine. is this new? I just used some rewards on the batteries at christmas and now am wondering if my rewards wont come in.

    • Jane

      With the comments below about not being able to use rewards/coupons to generate additional rewards, I am wondering about the paper deal that I did yesterday. I used the 40% off Office Depot coupon to buy paper at Staples that had an “Easy Rebate” in the form of a $27 Visa giftcard. I filled out everything online and it looks like it should be ok, but do you think there is a chance that the coupon that I used will negate the rebate? That would stink!

      • Lori

        I've done similar things in the past, and the rebates went through just fine.

      • Nancycrom

        Rebates work different than rewards. You get back the full amount, even if you used coupons and rewards to pay for it.(To me, that's the best way to roll your rewards) It's the deals that give back rewards that you have to be aware that any coupons or rewards you use to pay come out of the rewards you get back.

    • Sandythebroker@yahoo.com

      Does this work similarly to the CVS rebate bucks? Im a school teacher and I really need printer ink in my classroom. I would like to use this for that purchase is that a possibility?

    • Drdand

      Is Quick Books used for personal finances, or is it just for business expenses?

      • Julie

        I believe Quicken is the one for personal finances and Quick Books for business. However, Quick Books is pretty easy to use and you could use it for personal finances.

    • Teresa

      You cannot “roll” rewards (use last month's rewards to pay for the items listed here and expect to get the 100% back in rewards next month)! They deduct your rewards certificate as a coupon instead and will not pay you 100% on these products next month! Use your rewards to buy other stuff instead to save the most money! :)

      • Megan

        Thank you for the insight Teresa! Do you happen to know if this is the case at other big office supply stores? I am looking to find which one of the big three office supply stores would be best for me to start shopping at.

        • Katie B.

          OfficeMax lets you roll them. I've rolled mine 3-ish times now… If you spend 50 you get free shipping, so I always spend about that much. You pay tax, of course, and honestly, on the 100% back items, I've had some trouble with them not arriving, etc. I just ordered the sharpie markers, 3 packs, and only 2 packs arrived, packing slip listed 3. On the last deal, my colored pencils never showed up, and after calling they credited my visa back the money. But I've gotten free cases of paper twice now, it's great!

    • Mctenpenny

      Can an experienced Staples Reward shopper please tell me if I purchase all of the above 100% back office supplies, will my reward check come as one lump sum of $70+ or do they come as individual checks (ex: $4.99 for the pens/ $8 for the tote). Am just thinking that I would be hard pressed to spend $70+ at one time before it expired in order to use it if it comes as one lump sum check. Or is it more of a rebate card that gets deducted as you spend it like a gift card. Thanks ahead of time!

    • Riverratcjm

      My Staples in SC has the 2010 Hallmark Card Studio on clearance for $9.90! It was $49.99. In addition, in the box is a $10 mail in rebate, which makes it Free!!!

      • renee

        Where do you live in SC?

    • SharoHill

      Money saved is money earned and that’s why being a frugal online shopper I always shop through cash back portals like FatWallet, ShopAtHome, AAfter Search and Ebates.