Today I desperately needed some ink, so I made the trip over to Staples to stock up. I was able to get FOUR ink cartridges (2 color and 2 black) plus two little mini plastic bin/tote things for my son's small legos for $0.04!!! That is NOT a typo! AND that was WITH TAX (apparently, they tax the amount AFTER the rewards). Granted, the ink for my printer is MUCH cheaper than a HP printer, but I am still pretty stoked about this! PLUS, I believe I will be getting 10% of the ink purchase BACK in more Rewards and if I turn in the cartridges, that is another $8 in Rewards!
|Total Paid OOP: $0.04!!|
I think that other office stores (like Office Max and Office Depot) might have similar programs. I just went with Staples because I was able to basically get four 20-packs of batteries plus 4 ink cartridges for about $45. Not too bad. :)
You can sign up for the Staples Rewards program online here. You can get 10% back in rewards on all ink, paper and copy purchases. Plus, you get the $2 per used ink cartridge (I hear it is $3 at Office Max, though). It is a great way to "make" some money on purchases you have to make anyway (if you are using a printer-especially if you are printing coupons!).