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tenderidol 6,997 March 9, 2012 at 01:06 PM
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1. What's the Staples app?
This is an app from Staples that provides access to your Staples account, as well as Staples rewards account, and provides some useful tools.
You can read more about it here: Linky [staples.com]

2. How can I get it?
Android version is here: Linky [google.com]
iOS version is here: Linky [apple.com]
Any android phone or iPhone will work. In addition, you can install it on iPod Touch, iPad, Android Tablets, or HP TP running Android.

3. What's "check-in"?
When you are in a Staples store, you can click on the "Check in" button, and once your location is determined by the app, you'll be presented with a confirmation, and a coupon will be issued. The coupons state that they expire in 24-48 hours after they are issued, but in reality they can be used until the "real expiration date" (see WiKi for details). Please note that you do NOT need to sign into your Staples and/or Staples rewards account to receive the check in coupons. Coupons are generated once per device every 24 hours if you check in every 24 hours once the previous coupon has expired. The store makes no difference to the process. Multiple store check-ins in the same 24 hours does not get you any more coupons. You get the same one with the same 16 digit code. Since the device number is stored at a Staples server and coupons are per device, multiple devices will give you unique coupons per device.

4. Do I have to be physically in the store to check in?
Luckily, the answer is no. You can "spoof" your location by using certain apps that trick your phone to report specific coordinates. Depending on the app, you can either enter the coordinates of a Staples store or find it on a map and use that to create check in coupons from home/work.
For Android, Fake GPS [google.com] works great, along with few other examples (e.g., Location Spoofer, etc). For iOS devices, please see the WiKi (you need to jail break your iOS device).

5. Can I keep the coupons beyond the 24-48 hour expiration time frame?
Yes. If you take a screen shot of the coupon, you can keep it and use it later. On some Android phones, as well as iOS devices, pressing down power and home (or power and volume down) buttons simultaneously takes a screen shot. For devices that don't have this "built in", there are 3rd party apps.

6. Are the coupons random?
As of now, they seem to follow a certain sequence as outlined in the Wiki.

7. Can I stack these coupons with other app and/or paper coupons?
The % off coupons stack with $ off coupons. If you have 1 app coupon and 1 paper coupon (in either format), it will work "easier" compared to having 2 app coupons, since you are not supposed to have 2 of them at the same time. You can try printing out some of the app coupons to combine them.

8. Can I obtain any other coupons, in addition to the check in coupons, from the app?
The app generates coupons that can be used in store, online or over the phone. You can log into your Staples Rewards account from the app and access your Coupon Wallet and use whatever coupons you may have in there based on their T&Cs (e.g., in store only, online/phone only, etc). Those coupons have nothing to do with the app; they are under your Staples Rewards account and can be accessed from the web interface using a PC or directly from the mobile app.

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#1501
Quote from tiga2009 View Post :
Can someone verify if the % off coupons from the App (e.g., 20% off any chair), can be used on clearance items? TIA.

There is nothing in the T&Cs for the 20% chair coupon that excludes clearance items. That being said not all restrictions are in the coupon T&Cs as we found out the the 20% software coupon only applied to the one type of item.
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There is nothing in the T&Cs for the 20% chair coupon that excludes clearance items. That being said not all restrictions are in the coupon T&Cs as we found out the the 20% software coupon only applied to the one type of item.
Good enough. Thanks.
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I think after the 2 banner ads that where exposed for everyone to " generate" as many coupons as they want,it indicated to me, that was the method likely used to produce coupons in mass quantities

Not an algorithm hacker with fiendish skills, For the most part I think they are, real except when we know the form a coupon comes in and the package is not right ie: break room app coupon with a bar code (still an authentic code)

After checking the net there are many apps to create authentic bar codes from an authentic code.

The acceptation may be the online code though it was was exposed in the banner ad they quickly converted it to an in store and no private browsing workaround surfaced. That does not eliminate some other unknown method to produce legitimate codes.

It would seem that Staples employees or who ever creates and deploys ad campaigns, would know where to locate the ads and exploit them just as with the banner ads.

With the given that they are indeed mostly legit, thus why they all work,Staples may not have to many options besides not using code generators for online distribution of coupons.

Hijacked rewards screams inside job
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Also why would someone with a bogus app coupon ie: a picture of a technically illegitimate expired app coupon ,stand there and bring any attention to the methods they are using to work a deal.

Reading all these Staples threads it is amazing how many are indignant when there exploiting the loop holes and it does not work out.
Don`t take it wrong I exploit the openings, it is my wasted time and gas.If for some reason my app coupon is used,I know it is a screen shot and I was fraudulently trying to use it any way.
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#1504
Quote from tiga2009 View Post :
Can someone verify if the % off coupons from the App (e.g., 20% off any chair), can be used on clearance items? TIA.
Quote from mathfaster View Post :
There is nothing in the T&Cs for the 20% chair coupon that excludes clearance items. That being said not all restrictions are in the coupon T&Cs as we found out the the 20% software coupon only applied to the one type of item.
As a data point on this topic, while buying a Keurig w/ 50% app coupon, I saw a tub of cashews in their clearance bins marked down and the app coupon took another 50% off the clearance price!
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Quote from treMMor View Post :
As a data point on this topic, while buying a Keurig w/ 50% app coupon, I saw a tub of cashews in their clearance bins marked down and the app coupon took another 50% off the clearance price!

I rarely buy clearance items but a lot of the coupon T&Cs exclude them. However, I wonder if just like the coupons that exclude HP ink in the T&Cs the register accepts them. Since they are not in the T&Cs and since you used an app coupon on clearance item, it will probably work. Unless the manager is checking you out and says you can't use a coupon on a clearance item as that is their general policy.
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Quote from treMMor View Post :
As a data point on this topic, while buying a Keurig w/ 50% app coupon, I saw a tub of cashews in their clearance bins marked down and the app coupon took another 50% off the clearance price!
Good info. Cashews....yum.
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#1508
nevermind
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#1509
Ok im lost
I downloaded the APP.
Now i need to know what app fakes my location.
Al
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#1510
Quote from dan23nyc View Post :
Ok im lost
I downloaded the APP.
Now i need to know what app fakes my location.
Al
Location Spoofer. Read the wiki in the first page.
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Anyone else having an issue with the app not generating a coupon after check-in?

I may just reset the app to see if it works again. It checks me in but doesn't generate a coupon. Weird.
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I stopped by the local Staples this evening and used the $25 + 50% cleaning coupons. Luckily, the cleaning supplies coupon worked on few items that are in the "didn't work" list (e.g., Draino, Swiffer refills, etc) in the Wiki. Started with $76 subtotal and ended with $13, and paid the balance with ink rewards.
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Quote from tenderidol View Post :
I stopped by the local Staples this evening and used the $25 + 50% cleaning coupons. Luckily, the cleaning supplies coupon worked on few items that are in the "didn't work" list (e.g., Draino, Swiffer refills, etc) in the Wiki. Started with $76 subtotal and ended with $13, and paid the balance with ink rewards.
I can't say a thing. I spent $150 and used 50% coupon and 25 off 75 an used $40 ink rewards and ended up $8.50 after tax. I was happy.
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Question:
I was planning on using the 50% break room and $25 off banner to purchase sku 52192 ( Quilted Northern® Soft & Strong™Bath Tissue Rolls, 2-Ply, 30 Rolls/Case), but I noticed this week they already have an instant coupon applied to it. Does this mean that it will require a manager override to have the BR/$25 Q apply to this item?

TIA
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Quote from papoono :
I was planning on using the 50% break room and $25 off banner to purchase sku 52192 ( Quilted Northern® Soft & Strong™Bath Tissue Rolls, 2-Ply, 30 Rolls/Case), but I noticed this week they already have an instant coupon applied to it. Does this mean that it will require a manager override to have the BR/$25 Q apply to this item?
I just bought some more Quilted Northern (total of 4 at $19.99) yesterday with the 50% coupons and $25/$75. I can see they updated the price to $15.99 just today and they have written "Valid online or by phone only. While supplies last." I don't think it will work this week because the 50%s are in store coupons. I am not very sure though.

Also I got a question for everyone too. I need to know if a certain item works with the BR or cleaning supplies coupon. The item is Dixie® Clear Plastic Cold Cups, 12 oz., 500/Case [staples.com].
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