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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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i just installed location spoofer, how do i get the long/lat info for a staples location. tia
Find it on google maps, then right-click on the map (on staples) and click "whats here". That should give you lat/long
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ok thanks..i'll give it a try. another question...i need the $50 off computer coupon...how do i know when i'll get that? tia

EDIT...it works!!! thanks

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Find it on google maps, then right-click on the map (on staples) and click "whats here". That should give you lat/long
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ok thanks..i'll give it a try. another question...i need the $50 off computer coupon...how do i know when i'll get that? tia

EDIT...it works!!! thanks
14th day of check in. Start counting from the first day you get your first $10 off $75 and stay away from Forget Me option. See the wiki for the coupon sequence.
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ok thanks..i'll give it a try. another question...i need the $50 off computer coupon...how do i know when i'll get that? tia

EDIT...it works!!! thanks
It certainly does! The ironic thing is that in 2 of the stores that I visit during my commute, the app can't verify whether I'm in the store or not, whereas if I run the Location Spoofer, I'm able to check into a store 10 miles away and receive my check in coupon.
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14th day of check in. Start counting from the first day you get your first $10 off $75 and stay away from Forget Me option. See the wiki for the coupon sequence.
awww....i won't make this week staples deal than...
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14th day of check in. Start counting from the first day you get your first $10 off $75 and stay away from Forget Me option. See the wiki for the coupon sequence.

what is "forget me option" and how should i set it? thanks again
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well done tenderidol!
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what is "forget me option" and how should i set it? thanks again
It defaults to YES. Leave it alone. See OP for more info.
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Nice. Thx tenderidol!
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got it...thanks

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It defaults to YES. Leave it alone. See OP for more info.
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I just installed android on my touchpad and am having trouble with the location thing. I've downloaded location spoofer and input the coordinates to my Staples and set it to spoof for 15 minutes. When I go to the Staples app, I get a message saying that it's unable to determine the location. Anyone know what's going on?

I'm connected via WiFi (touchpads don't have 3G...).
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I just installed android on my touchpad and am having trouble with the location thing. I've downloaded location spoofer and input the coordinates to my Staples and set it to spoof for 15 minutes. When I go to the Staples app, I get a message saying that it's unable to determine the location. Anyone know what's going on?

I'm connected via WiFi (touchpads don't have 3G...).
The following is mentioned in the market page for the Location Spoofer. The first one applied to me, since my phone is not rooted, but I assume a TP running android is considered rooted? Hope it helps:

1. You have to allow mock locations under Settings -> Applications -> Development

2. Rooted phones can spoof location with mock locations disabled, move the app to /system/app to get that.
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The following is mentioned in the market page for the Location Spoofer. The first one applied to me, since my phone is not rooted, but I assume a TP running android is considered rooted? Hope it helps:

1. You have to allow mock locations under Settings -> Applications -> Development

2. Rooted phones can spoof location with mock locations disabled, move the app to /system/app to get that.
Thanks for the reply! The first part was already allowed for me... As for the second part, I also am just assuming that a TP running android is considered rooted.

I'm getting a new error message, though, and this one is in Location Spoofer. It says, "You have to enable the location sources you want to spoof!" Any clue what that means? Sorry, I'm new to using Android...
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Thanks for the reply! The first part was already allowed for me... As for the second part, I also am just assuming that a TP running android is considered rooted.

I'm getting a new error message, though, and this one is in Location Spoofer. It says, "You have to enable the location sources you want to spoof!" Any clue what that means? Sorry, I'm new to using Android...
I think the other thing you have to do is to turn off the Use wireless networks to determine your location.

Settings -> Location and security settings -> Use wireless networks

I have everything in Location and security settings unchecked and I am able to get the Staples check-in coupons. Curious, has anyone tried to print the screenshot and show that to a cashier instead of showing them the screenshot on your tablet/phone?
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I think the other thing you have to do is to turn off the Use wireless networks to determine your location.

Settings -> Location and security settings -> Use wireless networks

I have everything in Location and security settings unchecked and I am able to get the Staples check-in coupons. Curious, has anyone tried to print the screenshot and show that to a cashier instead of showing them the screenshot on your tablet/phone?
Got it to work! Before I saw your post, I was in the Location and Security settings and just tried it with the "Use GPS Satellites" disabled. The "Use Wireless Networks" was still enabled. It works for me now! I got a screenshot of the first coupon, atleast.
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