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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 Christmas you have no need to buy batteries for toys!!  All three major office supply stores are all offering FREE AA or AAA batteries this week (11/25-12/1).

Each deal is free after that stores rewards.  This means that you will pay for them and then get the full amount back in store credit.

Right now all the weekly ads show that this is only available in-store, but in the past they have been available with rewards online.  If you plan to go into your store, make sure to take some coupons with you!

-.75/1 Duracell CopperTop batteries, PG 10/28 (exp 11/30)
-$1 off Duracell Coppertop batteries, September Ebony magazine
-$1 off Energizer batteries, flashlight, or usb wall or car charger, SS 11/18

Office Max

Duracell CopperTop AA or AAA batteries, 20 pk., $16.99, limit 2
-$16.98 back in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards


Duracell CopperTop AA or AAA batteries, 16 pk., $13.99, limit 2
-$13.99 back in Staples Rewards

Office Depot

Energizer Max Alkaline AA/AAA Batteries, 16 pk., $13.49, limit 2 per day!
-$13.49 back in Office Depot Work Life Rewards

    • ChristieB

      If I use my ink recycling rewards at Staples towards the purchase of the batteries, will I still get the reward?

      • guest

        No, you will not. Rewards at Staples do *not* roll. You will get back the price you paid, after Rewards and store coupons.

        You can use your ink rewards towards something that has a rebate and get the full rebate.

        • ChristieB

          Thank you!

      • Carrie_C

        No, I think they will deduct that amount from the “100%” back. If they say “100% back”, don’t use rewards to pay. If they had said $13.99 back in rewards, then you can use rewards to pay since they are advertising a specific amount back. HTH

    • snowdogmom

      There was a $4/2 Duracell coupon in the Thanksgiving newspaper I got.

      • amelia

        Just used that Q on 2 packs of AA batteries at Staples for a moneymaker! Bonus: each Duracell package contained the elusive Save Over $20 Our Gift to You P&G coupons.

        • Becky

          Did you open them to see the Q’s?

          • BenS

            $1 off 2 Bounty Paper towels, 75c off Crest Rinse, 50c off Dawn, 75c off Duracell, $3 Gillette Razor, $1 off Metamucil, $1 off Puffs (Tissue), $5 Oral B rechargeable toothbrushes, $2 off Pampers, 50C off Crest Toothpaste, $3 off Align Probiotics

    • Carrie_C

      If you went to Staples on Black Friday, they also were printing a receipt/coupon $5 off $25 purchase.that expires today! But if you miss out on any of these store deals, Lowes Home Improvement has their 30 count Utilitech AA batteries for $4 with free pick up in store. I think I read somewhere sale ends tomorrow. Credit to the fatwallet site for the Lowes deal.

      • kelliea

        Yes, I was going to comment on that too, because I got the same coupon. If I use that discount off the purchase of the batteries, would I still get the full amount ($13.99/pack) back in rewards? Or would they deduct the $5.00?

        • Carrie_C

          It’s been my experience that it won’t affect the rewards but maybe someone else can confirm.

    • Amy C

      I concur – DO NOT use your rewards or Coupons on the 100% back Deals – They deduct it. Dropped my reward down below the minimum amount to qualify for printing, the quarter ended, and I LOST THEM!

      • Britt

        At office max u can use your rewards on things that get more rewards… They do ROLL

    • jan

      I have rewards from Office Max…can I use those and still get the full amount back for the batteries? Thanks!

      • Brooke

        At office max you can roll your rewards

      • Britt

        Yes u can…i have been using the same rewards over and over again for almost a year.

    • Elizabeth

      Can you get these deals online?

    • mandylovesmath

      I’ve been using (and loving) the MaxPerks program at Office Max for about a year and a half now. I made an in-store purchase for the first time yesterday though. I bought 2 packs of AA and 2 packs of AAA. (This is what I usually do on-line.) I’m a little concerned that I will not get all of my rewards since I bought 4 packs (2 of each kind). Does anyone else know?

    • cathy

      I’m missing out on some fabulous coupons ..no ink
      .anyone know who has the best price on ink cartridges

      • Sandy

        Amazon has best original ink prices. Staples.com will match Amazons prices as well.

    • Dawn

      Dont use your coupons at staples or you won’t get the full amount back….

      • sissy

        that’s what I thought too, if you use a coupon then the amount of your rebate decrease by the amount of the coupon

    • Leslea

      if you use the $4/2 at Office Max, do you get the full amt back?

    • Becky

      I found packs at Staples on Black Friday with $20 of P&G Q’s inside. They’re a gift so I can’t open to see what they are! Anyone else know?

    • Jen Colburn

      This deal is not in Nashville’s Office Max ad. Has anyone had luck finding the deal advertised in-store if it was not in their ad? Can’t find it on-line either.

    • Chelsey Sparks

      i found this rebate with energizer too http://www.energizerutilitiescash.com/

    • tori729

      Went to Office Depot and realized they had the energizer, not the Duracell. Whoops! Oh well, got them anyway, good deal!