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Last Edited by phazein March 2, 2013 at 06:54 AM
Starting march 15th there's going to be a change in the rewards program. Nrw changes include 5% rewards on all items and also you must purchase $30 in ink every 180 days to get recycling rewards.
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Last Edited by bb182 April 21, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Just did my own chat on the Ink recycling before the 3/15 Program change. Up til the 14th we are still under the old Program; get those inkls in before the 14th to get rewards without buying $30 worth of ink

Quote from chat:
Initial Question/Comment: Hello, I am trying to figure out this new recycling program. I just recycled my inks for this month and need to know if I am under the old program or do the rules of the new program (3/15/13 )already apply & I now have to buy $30 in ink before this latest reward is posted to my Premiere rewards account
12:19:37 PM : Rachel: Hi Premiere Customer. As the new program does not go into effect until March 15, anything done prior to that date will remain under the current program.



If the double/double deal is true, and you can indeed recycle up to 10 (or 20 for premier) cartridges, for those buying HP Ink, there is a $15 shell gift card if you buy $99 in ink:

http://www.iteminfo.com/ItemInfoF...-99buy.pdf

Just did a chat and got this from the rep,
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o $30 ink recycling minimum spend. Customers qualify for ink and toner recycling Rewards when they spend $30 or more on ink or toner within 180 days of recycling their cartridges. Once the minimum spend is met, which can be done over multiple purchases, they will be eligible to receive $2 back up to their monthly limit.
I'm attaching a scan of something that printed out with my ink recycling receipt this morning, spelling out the changes to the program. In a nutshell, it involves buying $30 in ink or toner every 180 days. Can still recycle 10 carts per month for a base or plus customer or 20 for a premier customer. Also posted this in post #430, in case it disappears from the wiki.

Another interesting note: Seems like you have to be a plus or premier member to be able to recycle ink! "up to 10 per calendar month per Plus customer or up to 20 per calendar month per Premier customer" - Incorrect. Both Base and Plus customers can recycle 10/month. See my entry above this and the 2nd attachment on this wiki (or post 430).

I think the real question is "whether or not the ink recycle from 03/01-03/14 required $30 toner/ink purchase in order to get the reward on April?"
Can anyone confirm with Staples Rewards CSR? and update the wiki?

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Bring on the 5%
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the end for staples rewards are near...
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OH it is bad. not everyone prints that much. The news COULD be true in sense that Staples couldn't let this continue. "Heyyyyyyyyyy.. this guy's records don't show that much ink purchase but how the heck is he recycle 20 empty carts every month?". "Sir, ebay sells empty carts", says the associate. "Well in that case, you are FIRED, for not letting us know that and time for change to policy."
heh i meant OOP wise (they could have made it $50), but you do have a point. But hopefully it isn't true or they do something special for premier members (like increase our recycling limit to 40)

lol but that's too high a dream
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Worst part will be when most single packs will go to $29.99.....
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The manager wasn't exactly sure how the $30 in ink every 90 days works. If you only need to buy ink once every 3 months that'snot that big of a deal Double double promo could possibly get you though march, April, and May.

I just got 350 ink cartridges delivered today. Wish I would have known before I ordered this could possibly drop the demand for empty ink cartridges.
Yeah i have about 400 cartridges at home. Well the office depot/ office max programs arent bad where you can only recycle as much as you buy.
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Spend $120/year to keep $480 in Rewards. 5% on the $1k spend (minimum) we are all doing anyway will offset $50 of that cost. $2,400 for break even. Shouldn't be an issue for most of us to hit $2,400/year. Could be worse I suppose.

ETA - actually, could be better. I'm sure most of us exceed $2,400/year, so it will mean more Rewards in the end.
I am assuming you own a business
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Quote from ToadKilla View Post :
OH it is bad. not everyone prints that much. The news COULD be true in sense that Staples couldn't let this continue. "Heyyyyyyyyyy.. this guy's records don't show that much ink purchase but how the heck is he recycle 20 empty carts every month?". "Sir, ebay sells empty carts", says the associate. "Well in that case, you are FIRED, for not letting us know that and time for change to policy."

hehehe wait till they find out Amazon sells full ones for less than they gave in credit for the empty..

I make money on my empty brother ink tanks.
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Speak for yourself. What about those who supplement a big part of their household income with multiple upon multiple accounts? Oh my, I just thought of something, we may have to get off our lazy arses and go get a job instead of trying to rape Staples for mm deals everyday. LMAO
oh crap i was just thinking about my primary staples premier account. crap. i forgot my other staples accounts. Facepalm
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hehehe wait till they find out Amazon sells full ones for less than they gave in credit for the empty..

I make money on my empty brother ink tanks.
LMAO
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Where is the official notification of this? I highly doubt Staples would make such major changes without a few weeks notice to Rewards members. I'll believe it when I see it on Staples Web pages.... Managers are full of shiat half the time.
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damn, i make a ton of $$$ off the current ink recycle program, I knew it would end just didn't think this soon
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hehehe wait till they find out Amazon sells full ones for less than they gave in credit for the empty..

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buy for a buck/cart FILLED, recycle for $2/cart EMPTY. Mayans were slightly off in their dates
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You can't exactly say we didn't make hay while the sun was shining though... LMAO
You know, looking the glass as FULL (half with water half with vodka), I say that $120 a year isn't too bad, given that we can recoup that money with 5% thing on all purchases. To break even, as someone said earlier, we need to spend 2400/yr. Last I checked, I did that !
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