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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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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.
Welcome to the club!
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Welcome to the club!
Thanks! I regret not doing this before the last ad came out...it only takes about 45 minutes to put Android on the TP. I would have been able to use that first coupon then (on FAR purchases) and saved on the tax. Oh well...we live, we learn!
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#33
Anyway to get to the 9th coupon (20% off software > 40$) quickly after Forget Me
Already used one and kept on going thinking it will come around again but never did
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Anyway to get to the 9th coupon (20% off software > 40$) quickly after Forget Me
Already used one and kept on going thinking it will come around again but never did
Nope. Only way is to reset and start the countdown again.
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#35
saw the $3 off $3.99 coupon in my wallet. anyone tried using it?
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saw the $3 off $3.99 coupon in my wallet. anyone tried using it?
Someone posted in the weekly thread it would not take off the $3 on anything added to their cart. Will need to call in i guess to get it applied.
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#37
Are these one-time use coupons? I assume the answer for that is yes.

Are they specifically tied to your account or rewards number or anything? Theoretically could a person send a screenshot to another person for them to use?

I currently have coupons 3-8 saves as screenshots. What was the verified expiration date again?

Also, I repped penner42 in next week's thread for mentioning that flashing a new ROM on the phone can cause your sequence to reset. I was just considering flashing a new ROM and so glad I didn't. Need the laptop coupon next week.
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Are these one-time use coupons? I assume the answer for that is yes.

Are they specifically tied to your account or rewards number or anything? Theoretically could a person send a screenshot to another person for them to use?

I currently have coupons 3-8 saves as screenshots. What was the verified expiration date again?

Also, I repped penner42 in next week's thread for mentioning that flashing a new ROM on the phone can cause your sequence to reset. I was just considering flashing a new ROM and so glad I didn't. Need the laptop coupon next week.
I *think* they are randomly generated 1 time use codes so theoretically you could send/trade/etc. But that is just a guess.

The expiration date according to my receipt is 10/27/12
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do you have to wait per day to get to the next coupon?
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Quote from knitten2000 View Post :
Are these one-time use coupons? I assume the answer for that is yes.

Are they specifically tied to your account or rewards number or anything? Theoretically could a person send a screenshot to another person for them to use?

I currently have coupons 3-8 saves as screenshots. What was the verified expiration date again?

Also, I repped penner42 in next week's thread for mentioning that flashing a new ROM on the phone can cause your sequence to reset. I was just considering flashing a new ROM and so glad I didn't. Need the laptop coupon next week.
They are for sure not tied to any rewards or Staples account, since you don't have to log in to get the coupons. The only thing that can do -although very unlikely- is to determine if coupons that are generated on a specific device are used in multiple accounts or not. In addition, we don't know what will be the outcome once/if that's determined.

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do you have to wait per day to get to the next coupon?
Yes, you do.
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Thanks for the reply, tenderidol. Repped ya for making the thread.

One other question I thought of. Does anyone know if the coupons in the coupon wallet (not the walkin coupons) will stay there until expiration? Or could they disappear before they expire? Wonder if I should screenshot those as well.
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Thanks for the reply, tenderidol. Repped ya for making the thread.

One other question I thought of. Does anyone know if the coupons in the coupon wallet (not the walkin coupons) will stay there until expiration? Or could they disappear before they expire? Wonder if I should screenshot those as well.
From my experience, they stay in your wallet until expiration. However, one coupon (the current 50% Off Avery binders) did disappear before expiration last week, only to re-appear the next day.
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They are for sure not tied to any rewards or Staples account, since you don't have to log in to get the coupons. The only thing that can do -although very unlikely- is to determine if coupons that are generated on a specific device are used in multiple accounts or not. In addition, we don't know what will be the outcome once/if that's determined.


Yes, you do.
i wonder if you run a wifi only device, and roll the clock forward day by day? can it work...
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thanks for the info
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#45
Doen any one see server error when you try and get into checkin coupons?
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