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Staples march 15th changes to rewards program

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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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This is terrible news for those of us that don't normally purchase print consumables. I do all of my printing at work and recycle the spent cartridges at Staples. When Staples implements the purchase requirement, I will have to landfill the cartridges instead of recycle.

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buy for a buck/cart FILLED, recycle for $2/cart EMPTY. Mayans were slightly off in their dates
Where does one go to purchase a full cartridge for $1 each, including shipping?

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You buy =or>$50 of HP ink and you will get 20% back in Rewards and $4 per each empty ink cartridge you recycle the same day in-store or within 7 days for online purchase.
I'm still unclear what double-double means. I assume you are allowed to recycle twice as many cartridges as normal and get twice the reward? Normal reward limit is $20/month, so that would be $80!
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probably say bye-bye to FAR stuff now.
That can't happen. Rebates are paid back to staples by manufacturers. It doesn't hamper their bottom line. Manufacturers need to promote their products. Trend Micro expects that someone would install it, put in their CC after initial license expiry and off they go charging the sucker every year. And there are suckers around every block, by the lot. Of course, we don't belong to those categories.
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so turn in ink cartridges first half of march to avoid the new program changes, right? for one extra month at least?
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probably say bye-bye to FAR stuff now.
Free after Rewards maybe. Free after Rebate and I'll be gone.
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Quote from redpoint5 View Post :
This is terrible news for those of us that don't normally purchase print consumables. I do all of my printing at work and recycle the spent cartridges at Staples. When Staples implements the purchase requirement, I will have to landfill the cartridges instead of recycle.



Where does one go to purchase a full cartridge for $1 each, including shipping?



I'm still unclear what double-double means. I assume you are allowed to recycle twice as many cartridges as normal and get twice the reward? Normal reward limit is $20/month, so that would be $80!
This applies to Brother J430W printer. Go to amazon and search for ink for this one. These are generic inks mind you. But have worked well.
effective cost is about $1/cart, FILLED.

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Free after Rewards maybe. Free after Rebate and I'll be gone.
can't happen ! The world of marketing doesn't allow that.
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Quote from redpoint5 View Post :
I'm still unclear what double-double means. I assume you are allowed to recycle twice as many cartridges as normal and get twice the reward? Normal reward limit is $20/month, so that would be $80!
Double the Rewards back for the ink purchase: 20% vs. 10% and Double the amount of Rewards for empty ink carts recycled: $4 vs $2.
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so turn in ink cartridges first half of march to avoid the new program changes, right? for one extra month at least?
Actual terms would drive that fact. As of now, it's all in the cloud.
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Am I missing something here? Why is everyone so bummed and talking about not recycling anymore? It's still $30/mo (+ 5% back) assuming these are really the new rules.
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Quote from bioscm View Post :
so turn in ink cartridges first half of march to avoid the new program changes, right? for one extra month at least?
Don't think anyone is talking about reducing the number one can turn in a month just that they will only double/triple 5 carts for any ink promo. So if they state normal terms and you do an ink deal then it is probably to your advantage to turn in the max and argue for the difference if they only give you credit on 5 carts.

ETA: There is something to be said for maybe recycling all 20 the first part of the month before they make any announcement regardless of any ink promo. Can argue if anything changes that you recycled before the changes. Take a copy of premier benefits with old terms before they get changed.

ETA2: Staples reserves the right to modify, revise or cancel this Program, the Terms or any part of the Program at any time for all participants or for any specific participant without prior notice. Staples' decision on any aspect of Member's account, membership status, Rewards balance, or any aspect of the program or a particular Member's participation in it shall be final.
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I was told the same thing at my staples when checking out by the rep yesterday. He said I know you recycle a lot of ink ( Smilie ), he showed me a piece of paper with new requirements. I asked for a copy, but he refused saying that we will hear from staples soon. Also, he told me it is $30 in ink every 180 days, so we need to wait for actual message from staples before we know what the deal is. But, it is coming, that is for sure.
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I wait for a long time and apply for Amex BCP, then they change the terms to limit grocery purchases to 6k per year... Now, I recently started playing with staples rewards and this news.... Recession coming sooon....
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Quote from drbauridel View Post :
For all those that bought mass quantities of empties, I'll buy all of them from you right now for half of what you paid for them, right now though. You have 20 minutes to decide and then I'am out.
Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
I bought 350 for $200. How'd you like to pay?
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Hope this news isn't true. Just made premier last month.
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Quote from slickdealerutah View Post :
I wait for a long time and apply for Amex BCP, then they change the terms to limit grocery purchases to 6k per year... Now, I recently started playing with staples rewards and this news.... Recession coming sooon....
I am assuming you never followed the US MINT DOLLAR COIN "deal"
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Quote from drbauridel View Post :
$25 in cold hard rewards sounds about right... LMAOLMAOLMAO
Do we have a deal... hug
Half of $200 is $25 !! I thought I was the math slower lol...Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
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