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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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In case all the Office Depot Freebies this week weren’t enough there is a great deal on paper this week too! This one has a few steps:

  1. Go to Ebates or Shop at Home – login or sign up
  2. Click on Staples (or go to Staples directly)
  3. Search by Catalog at the top of the page — search for 122374-QJ

(2) of Item 122374-QJ
(1) of Item 358046  – 12 pencils for $1.61

Use code 47617 to take off $10

Total: $41.59 w/ free shipping

Get Back:  $1.54 -$6.54 cashback ($5 bonus if you are new to either program)

Submit for a $32 rebate on the paper!

After all those steps (which isn’t much really) you will pay $3.05-$8.05 total!!!

If you have a Staples Rewards card you will also get $3.49 per case back in rewards!!

(thanks Penny Pinchin Mama!)

    • Kristen

      Question: Why does the website say it is $37.99 before the rebate, but then when I put it in my cart it rings up $24.99? I don’t understand where the extra $13 is coming off from.

    • Denise Carter

      Hey Jenny, Is there a way to print your posts other than highlighting the text that I want and printing it that way? I checked the share and enjoy but didn't see a print this option? I like to print your deals and take them with me to the store to make sure I am getting the right deal.

    • Laura

      It won't take the coupon code.

    • Laura

      I can't get coupon code to work.

    • Debbie33

      when I enter the coupon code it says it has expired.

      • Karen101

        Keep trying it. I had to enter the code three times and then it finally took it. (It told me expired twice before it worked.)

    • Jessy7976

      Just tried this code “47616” and it says that it is expired…..any new codes?

    • rebecca eddy

      I used coupon code 47617 and it worked for me. Maybe OP punched in one digit incorrectly. Hope this helps.

      • Debbie33

        this worked for me

    • scH

      did anyone else get a response of “coupon expired”?

    • Shelly

      The coupon code is bouncing back as expired.

      • Shelly

        tried the 67617 and it worked…tnx

    • rebecca eddy

      For the 47617 code: the order processing page will show $5. Don't be fooled as this is $5 per box and not $5 total.

    • Sue

      I just tried it and it said the $10 off code was expired. As mentioned, 47617 did work. Great.

    • RobinB78

      Ditto here, I'm getting told the coupon code is expired. :-(

    • Debbie33

      Ok so I am super new to ebates. I went to their site awhile back and registered but never purchased anything. I just went through the site and clicked on staples for this deal. How do I get credit through ebates. Nothing is showing up on their page.

    • kgriffin14

      Question: Why is it showing up as $37.99, but when I put it in my cart it is $24.99?

      • beckyr

        It's actually on clearance (plus the $16 rebater per box). If you went straight to the Staples site it shows that.

    • beckyr

      Paper clips are only .79 cents as a filler. Or eraser tops… I think those are the cheapest things. If you don't have an Ebates account, you can go straight to the Staples site and do it from there. Worked fine. Just a few dollars more. We have had so many viruses and issues with uploading other things that I just do things straight from the sites. Less of a headache even if I do pay $2-3 more.

    • JZig

      with all the deals it will be 2.07 for the two cases after the $32 rebate, the 1.54 from ebates and the staples reward of 5.98, is this right?? thats great if so!

    • Lauren

      Is there a limit on how many times you can do this deal?

      • JZig

        customer service told me limit 2

    • kgriffin14

      when I did the Easy Rebate it said Rebate 1 and only said $16…will it automatically send me $16 for each box?

      • danellewest

        I had the same question & found the answer under the Staples Rebates FAQ. Copied from there:
        Q: I bought 2 (or more) items that fall under the same Easy Rebate® promotion number. After entering the first SKU online, I am not able to submit for the additional SKU(s).
        A: If you purchased multiples of the same product with a rebate or if you purchased multiple items that fall under the same rebate offer number, you only need to enter the rebate offer number once. The system will use your Easy Rebates® ID number or order number to verify the rebate products you purchased. Then it will update your status to reflect the multiple rebates.

        • reymannkids

          Thank you danellewest. I was wondering about that myself. You saved me a lot of time looking.

          • Paula

            Thank you for clearing up-I can sleep easy now knowing that I really will get the $32 back!

        • THANK YOU!
          I was a little worried there for a minute.

      • Michelle

        Yes. It said when submitting the rebate that they will evaluate the rebate and will update you new rebate total according to how many items you had submitted a rebate for. I think we should be getting an email about the total rebate amount.

    • Janiece2

      Staples keeps saying this reward/coupon has expired. Anyone else having this problem?

      • Lisa

        Use 47617 I just did this and it worked!

    • Kathy

      Coupon worked for me

    • susandtim

      quick question, sorry if it's been covered already……………… is the $32 a straight rebate (a check) or is it rewards?

      • Kathy

        it says at the end when you submit that it is a visa card but you can choose a rebate check before you submit payment instead of getting visa card

    • Kathy

      To add to the deal I use a rewards credit card to add points for a free hotel night and pay my card balance before interest charges!

    • Lisa

      Thank you SO MUCH! I was able to use a Staples reward for $43.00 that was going to expire April 30. Now I will get $32 of that back in cash (well in Visa cards!), $7.00 more in rewards and of course, all that copy paper! You make saving money EASY :)

      • Amy

        My total is saying $71.65, what am I doing wrong? It took off the $10 coupon already. Please help! I am a teacher and with budget cuts, this paper will really be helpful.

        • Robin

          I had the same problem at first because I clicked on the ad for the paper on the home page. Remove the paper from your cart then do a search for 122374-QJ and add that to your cart. It looks the same but when you check your cart it shows up with the clearance price.

    • sara

      When I put the paper into the cart, I do not get a clearance price… It says $37.99 for a case and the clearance price is not 21.59. Are there 2 rebates or an instant rebate? Please help me out if there is a missing step in the process. I was able to get free shipping and $10 off but I don't want to put through the payment on over $70 worth of paper.



      • carlasclutter

        I'm getting the same thing. Any help would be appreciated. Its showing up at 77.xx

    • Anonymous

      Just wondering where this coupon code came from. On the bottom of the staples site, after I entered in the coupon, it states that staples.com reserves the right to reject orders using a coupon code obtained from a bulletin board or any other internet site. I would love to do this if the coupon won’t be rejected later. Thanks for any input about this.

    • Anonymous

      Just wondering where this coupon code came from. On the bottom of the staples site, after I entered in the coupon, it states that staples.com reserves the right to reject orders using a coupon code obtained from a bulletin board or any other internet site. I would love to do this if the coupon won’t be rejected later. Thanks for any input about this.

    • Vicki

      Thank you so much for catching this deal. Every code worked and submitting Staples rebates & rewards online make this deal super easy. Thanks again.

    • ThePreppyLadybug

      How do you get the pencils so cheap? They are coming up as $16.64 when I try that number. Thanks for all your help!

      • Super

        Just pick any cheap item, I got paper clips for $0.79.

      • kcreviews

        I went to “list by price” and the cheapest ones came up first. You should see the dozen for $1.61 right at the top.

      • ywardlaw

        I used the catalog order screen to get the pencils.

    • dianecatherine

      Thank you so much, Jenny! Just ordered my 2 cases. I am going through lots of paper printing all these coupons!! :)

    • kcreviews

      I read the post but am still not sure how I'm getting the paper that cheap? I'm about to check out through Ebates at Staples and it says the total (w/ free shipping) without the pencils is $75.98 and they are only giving me $5 not $10 off with that code. Help?

      • carlasclutter

        What is the right paper? I keep getting the $75 plus? I put in the code that is listed but it isn't showing me the lower price. Thanks

        • carlasclutter

          I didn't mean code- I meant item number of 122374-QJ

          • Lisa

            I just entered that item number and it brought me to the correct sale paper, so I'm not sure why you're not getting it. Did you enter that number in the SEARCH space?

        • kcreviews

          Make sure you c/p the right number into the search box: 122374-QJ
          That should give you the right paper. It will say $8.99 after rebate.

    • Super

      I am trying to figure out how you get $1.54 back from ebates. It is 2% for ebates, which would be $0.83 or 3% for Shop at Home, which would be $1.25, right?

    • Lisa

      You can submit the rebate as soon as you get the confirmation email, so I've already requested mine!

    • Robin

      Thanks Jenny,
      Great deal on paper that doesn't involve having to spend your rebate money at the store.

    • Isabel

      I think they are gone i type and search and i cant find the paper.

    • JZig

      can this be a money maker? i got a coupon in my email for $25 off a $100 purchase…can i get 4 cases of paper? is there a limit for the rebates?

      • blyss

        It says limit 2 rebates per customer.

    • keb2009

      if you buy 2 cases will it automatically input a rebate for $32? maybe i overlooked it, but i didn't once see a $ figure when submitting the rebate!

    • keb2009

      also when does the rebate show up in ebates?

      • MomOf4Blessings

        Usually 2 or 3 days.

    • JZig

      was it 41.59 before tax?

      • blyss

        mine was 45.xx after tax and all

    • MomOf4Blessings

      If any of you (or your spouses) are teachers and if you don't have a Staples Rewards account yet, you can sign up for their Teacher Rewards card. Then you will get free shipping on any order of any size (you won't need filler items to bring the total to $50).

      • JenC

        I just looked at the Teacher Rewards and it says that $50 is required for free shipping. The program changed to Staples Teacher Rewards on 1/1/10.

        • MomOf4Blessings

          I ordered two cases of paper yesterday ($49.98 before the $10 coupon), and I got free shipping. It was showing a shipping charge before I logged in, and after I logged in with my teacher rewards number, the shipping charge went away.

          Maybe they've changed it for new members so the $50 total is required? I don't know. Sorry.

    • jennifer r

      jenny you rock!!!!!!!! thank you so much, what a wonderful deal for those of us who own our own businesses and are struggling to get by..thank you! and already thinking ahead to school supplies for next year!!! thank you!

    • BethMc

      That was crazy easy — thank you Jenny!!

    • jacksonat25

      This is a great deal. Thank you! Im just wondering if I messed up though because I would rather have a check than the visa gift card. When I submitted the rebate, it showed up as the gift card. Anyone know if I can i still get a check? Thanks for the info.

      • with the online rebate, if you didn't choose the check during the process, it's not possible to change it. “rebate check” has to be chosen before the rebate is submitted. sorry :( but at least they're visa gift cards you can use anywhere and not just staples!

        • jacksonat25

          Thanks Diana. I waited to submit for the stapels easy rebate and was able to change my option from the visa gift card to a check. Glad I waited :)

    • Stella

      I'm am soooo confused about the rebate/rewards programs for office supply stores like Staples and Office Depot. But, I could REALLY use some great deals on paper, pens, etc. Between couponing and my home sales business, I can't keep enough supplies around! Can someone enlighten me on how it works? Or, Jenny, do you have a part on your website that explains it?

    • EJF2782

      So excited about the paper!! Seems like everyone is finding out about this because it would normally be here tomorrow but it told me that, due to high volumes requesting this product, it will arrive on Wednesday!! Doesn't bother me though…Im just excited that Im getting 2 cases of paper for 43 cents!!!! Thanks Jenny for such an amazing website!!

    • Jen

      Question: The rebate confirmation I received says “Get a $16 Prepaid Card…” does this mean we will get 2 $16 prepaid cards, since we bought 2 cases of paper, or just the one? Thanks :)

      • BROOKE


      • blyss

        2 it says the system will automatically adjust your rebates to however many you bought but it is a limit of 2 rebates

    • rjhelms

      How do you get the $5 bonus for being new to ebates? Is there another code?

      • The $5 is put directly into your ebates account.

        • blyss

          I never got this it says I have .46 from some other transaction but never a $5

    • mrsgo4god

      I am sooo excited about this paper deal……Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    • kelleyharold

      Wow, what a great deal! Thanks so much for posting. I am taking advantage of all the cheap paper deals I have seen lately. I've already donated 2 cases to my church that I got free a few months ago!

    • Amy

      Was anyone able to find how long it will take to get the rebate?

    • jenwh23

      Followed instructions – coupon worked great…however…my problem came with the rebate. It would only offer a rebate of $16 (not $32). I am in the process of canceling my order. :(

      • blyss

        It says it will automatically adjust in their system if you read it correctly. You will get 2 $16 prepaid visa gift cards.

        • blyss

          but you cant enter the item twice I tried that then a red message came up and said the above. you will get the whole $32 dont cancel it

    • sara burris

      CHECK THE SITE walgreens.com/ink to see if yours can be filled.

      • Kim_M

        woohooo thank you I was gettting low on both .Do you know if there is a limit ?

    • Tonya

      Great deal! Thanks!

    • Stacy

      Yahoo! That was a fun deal!

    • Diane

      how do you get the $32.00 it only show $16.00

    • Julie McKendree

      the price after the rebate is $21.99 a case. So how do you get them for $5 each?????? Even with the take $10 off deal above it would still be $16.99 a case after the rebate because they are on sale for $37.99 – $16.00 rebate – $5 off with the code 47617 will still cost you $16.99 a case.
      HELP!! Am I missing something?

      • keb2009

        $16 rebate per case. buy 2 cases get $32 reabate. $37.99-$32= $5.99 :)

    • keb2009

      ok just an FYI, i chatted online with a staples rep and it is a rebate of $16 per case. so yes if you bought 2 cases you will receive $32 in rebates. it was a little unclear as a total was never given but it is in fact $32 and not $16 :)

      • haylie75

        so i have to fork out $41 in order to then get the rebates? is the rebate a check to me or money i have to spend at staples?

        • keb2009

          3 choices. staples gift card, visa gift card, or paper check.

    • jeffswork

      got mine today Thanks Jenny & southern Savers!!!

    • dianecatherine

      Wow – ordered it yesterday morning at 10 am and had it delivered today at 2pm. Nice! Let's hope the rebate check comes as quickly. ;-) Great deal!!

    • susanw2004

      I filled out the rebate and it is showing $16..is that right? or is it for $16 per box?

      • Brooke

        Yes you will get $32.00. I chat with them this morning and they told me yes it will show $16.00 but you will get $32.00.

    • Muddy

      I decided to try this deal yesterday afternoon. The paper and the pencils came early this morning.

      I also received an email about the rebate showing two $16 rebates coming my way. I am now waiting for the ebates money to also show.

      Thanks for the heads up on this deal. I will not have to buy copy aka coupon paper for a long time. :)

    • Suemh

      I did this deal but instead of ordering pencils priced at 1.61, I ordered pens priced at 99¢ for a dozen. I also used 35.90 in Staples rewards that were about to expire. This brought my out-of pocket to around $5 and I will get the $32 in rebates. I love turning Staples Rewards into cash that I can spend anywhere!

    • kim

      Has the sale ended? The only price I see is 37.99 per reem, although it does deduct $10.00 with code.

      • Suemh

        Did you try searching for the item number that Jenny posted?

    • elrodgang

      worked great for me-they arrived today-just waiting on the rebate cards now! Thanks I needed paper!!

    • meldeb3k

      Does anyone know if this deal is still going? I looked at the circular for Staples and it says still good thru today (4/24) but when I go to put in the item number and it comes up, I am getting a price of $37.99 per case. With the $16.00 rebate it's still 21.99 per case. I know many of you are posting that you are getting your paper for around .60 cents a ream (after all your discounts) which is about $12.00 total for the order. I figured it out. With the rebates and free shipping and $10 off two cases, I am still paying around $1.70 a ream. This is still a good deal but not as good as what I am reading. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks!

    • jim

      what a deal.got 2 caes delivered the next day.waiting on the rebate

    • jim

      what a deal.got 2 caes delivered the next day.waiting on the rebate