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bobley 1,273 1,241 January 21, 2013 at 06:21 PM in Office & School Supplies More Staples Deals
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Promoted 01-23-2013 by daisybeetle at 08:23 AM View Original Post
Staples.com has Customized Self-Inking Stamp (.75" x 1.875") for $0.99. Shipping is free when you follow instructions below. Thanks bobley, leafergreen & all who contributed
  1. Start here
  2. Select stamp on upper right of page
  3. Choose first stamp offered in list (3/4" x 1 7/8") for $0.99 and click "Get Started"
  4. Design your stamp
  5. For free shipping you must upload an image from your computer to your stamp (choose advanced editing mode). You may elect to keep the image you uploaded on your stamp, or you may slide the image outside of visible area.
    • If you elected to slide the uploaded image outside visible area, when you approve of your stamp and hit "next" you will get a notification that it is no longer within the margin. Select "Continue without Changes".
  6. Click "Next"
  7. Proceed to checkout
  8. Leave quantity at 1
  9. Total will be $0.99 with free shipping.
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Edited January 23, 2013 at 07:10 PM by bobley
$0.99 instead of $18.99 through February 2, 2013, online or by phone at 888-333-3199 (option 1). Shipping is $9.95 unless you upload an image...see the wiki below (credit to leafergreen). Direct link: http://print.staples.com/vp/gatew...sizes.aspx

Self-inking, 3/4" x 1 7/8" stamp. Shipping might be free if one pays in-store. Terms say "Not valid in store or for in-store pickup." Who knows what will happen.

Link is at staples.com. Promo pricing doesn't work from there. Promo pricing works from http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/pr...index.html using the direct link: http://print.staples.com/vp/gatew...sizes.aspx

http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/pr...20x220.jpg
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Last Edited by billcsho February 1, 2013 at 01:13 PM
They are still shipping out stamps as of 2/1 if your order has not been cancelled or you did not receive the e-mail for additional shipping charge.

DEAD DEAD DEAD
Price now $9.99 plus shipping

To get free RUSH 3-Day shipping: Upload any image and the shipping charge will drop to free. If you don't want the image in your design move it outside the border of the stamp or crop it. Only 1 uploaded image is needed per order, regardless of the number of stamps. Images from the the library or My Images do not count.
EMAIL RECEIVED FROM STAPLES on 1/28/2013:
Quote :
Valued Staples Customer,

Thank you for your recent purchase of a custom stamp (3/4'' x 1 7/8'), model E4912, sku 341978. Please note that the advertisement for this stamp stated that "Shipping charges apply." We have identified that your order (order number listed above) is missing the required shipping fees. If you would like 7 day delivery, the shipping charge is $9.95, or you can choose expedited shipping for $13.95. Please call us at 888-333-3199 by Wednesday, January 30th to confirm your desired shipping preference. If we do not hear from you by this date, we will assume that you do not want the order fulfilled and we will issue you a refund within 5-7 business days.

We value your business and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please do not reply to this email. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at 888-333-3199 or support@orders.staples.com.

We appreciate your patience regarding this matter.

Thank you,
Staples Customer Service


So far the earliest order receiving such e-mail was placed on 1/23 9:30am EST (6:30am PST). Most orders receiving this email were placed with RUSH service. Please update this line if you received this e-mail with an order placed even earlier.


***They will let you combine orders, add products, or duplicate stamps at $0.99 to get over $20 for free shipping!***


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Thanks leafergreen for showing the free shipping method.
Rep them here: leafergreen


Same deal last year.

Detailed Instructions (credit to danny_lamchops; updated by BB182):
  1. Click on this link: http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products/120101/merch16156/index.html
  2. Then click on the stamp photo on the upper right hand corner.
  3. "Get Started" with the first selection.
  4. Design your stamp as you see fit. There are layout templates at the top that you can use to get started. You can also click advanced editing below the preview to add addition text/images, change fonts, and move things around.
  5. If you did not include an uploaded image in your design, you must add one to get free shipping.
    • Enter advanced editing mode if you have not already done so.
    • Click the "Add Image" button and go to the "My Computer" tab. Select and upload any image. The crop and rotation settings do not matter.
    • Drag the image you uploaded completely outside the border of the stamp. It will not be visible anymore.
  6. Then when it's done, agree to the terms. Ignore the "Image in Margin" warning as long as your real content is within the dotted lines.
  7. Only select ONE quantity, since the price is only good for one stamp at a time.
  8. If you want to make more, just close out of the page and open the page from the beginning. Your other stamp and design will still be in your cart. Only one uploaded image per order is required to trigger free shipping, so you can skip most of these steps the second time.

Some ideas of Stamps you can make (please add to the list):
  • ID theft/Black out stamp (image attached below)
  • Facebook icons (like/dislike etc)
  • "Return to Sender: No Such Person at this Address"
  • For Deposit Only
  • PAID
  • Return address
  • Good Job!/Smile for kid's charts
  • Stamp of Approval
  • Tramp Stamp

If you want an Black Out Stamp, or Identity Theft Protection Rubber Stamp, you can use the image attached.
Rep here: fatwalletcat


Two more sizes added, these also work well for black out stamps. (Sell for $10 on Amazon)
Rep here: Wolf1e

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how do you do this if you have a MAC
Directions in the wiki worked fine for me.
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Thank you.
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got a stamp with my signature
last time I made stamp "For Deposit Only" with company name & bank acct nbr
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kinda feel like i should make more for the price and stock up. Scratchchin
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thanks, I was able to upload pic and it only cost me $1.07 shipped to house! Smilie
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Just ordered a simple and classy "BONER" stamp.
I hope you're not using this stamp when you grade student papers.

On the topic of useless stamps, was thinking of getting one made with pi to 100 places to amuse and further geekify my kids. Does anyone know the smallest recommended font, and whether or not it would be better to upload a pdf as opposed to MS Word file? I assume the pdf is a vector image and won't be processed the same as a .doc file.
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Thanks. Wiki instruction works perfectly. Got one with free shipping. Rep
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You guys are the best. Thanks.
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thx..just what I was looking for. Got 2 in the same order
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In for a couple. Thanks, OP!
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Does anyone know the smallest recommended font, and whether or not it would be better to upload a pdf as opposed to MS Word file? I assume the pdf is a vector image and won't be processed the same as a .doc file.
8pt. Just use the online editor rather then uploading a image/document of the completed stamp. You can still get FS by uploading some random image and dragging it completely off the stamp.
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sweet deal thanks!
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Thanks, hope they don't cancel these!
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thanks, i picked up an order as well.
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i thumbs downed it because the op is incorrect. however danny lambchops in the wiki is tha shit!!. click on that link he posted and you see a pic saying $1 Smilie now thats whats up
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Ordered 2. One with uploaded image and one with text entered in the advance editing page. Total is $2.10 shipped including tax.
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