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tenderidol 6,997 March 9, 2012 at 01:06 PM
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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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#3016
Quote from slickdealerutah View Post :
Oh, wait.. May be I can use the 3rd coupon today with a $40 purchase and get the paper for free and still apply the rebate that is active??
Might work if you have them add the NI-sku to the transaction. Rebates do not care about price on the receipt as long as it is not a PM and a variable rebate.
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Quote from Elementary_Watson View Post :
Might work if you have them add the NI-sku to the transaction. Rebates do not care about price on the receipt as long as it is not a PM and a variable rebate.
With the way I use coupons and convert all my purchases to MM deals, I am not gonna help my gf reach premier any time soon..
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#3018
well gotta give props for making the coupons more creative, but miss 50% off coupons
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#3019
Staples really screwed up their app big time. I tried signing into my Rewards account to see if that might help me generate a q, but all it did was crash the app. Then I couldn't even load the app again until I cleared the app data. App is completely useless to me now. At least when I wasn't generating coupons I would still log on while I was at the store and pull Rewards #, certificates, weekly ad, etc. I can't even do that anymore. They are going to have a lot of ticked off "regular" app users.

Worst part is I don't see the older version backed up in my Titanium. Going to see if it's in the Titanium folder I saved on my pc, or at least see if I can pull an apk out of the backups on one of my other devices....
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I tried to use the free pens coupon today since I was buying my ink for the double deal anyway. They didn't have any in of the pens in stock so they offered to order them and have them sent to my house. I asked if it would still be free due to the coupon and the A-Manager said it would still be free. While ringing up, the manager that doesn't like my coupons came over, and of course the coupon wouldn't take it off. Then the A-manager decides that nothing can be done, I just can't use the coupon. I said that it isn't my fault that they don't have it in stock, and suggest an over-ride or product substitution. He says there is nothing he can do. I then mentioned that I would have to call about the App, and that the coupons are so specific and short that I can't use them, and all of a sudden he decides that he can just take $4 off my total.

In the end, I didn't even use the coupon but the pens are supposed to be delivered to my house. What a hassle this new app has become. I can't generate coupons consistently, it crashes frequently, and I couldn't even get it to open in the store to use the coupon I already had.
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#3021
The farking app is crashing. Does not work on my tablets.
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#3022
Quote from slickdealerutah View Post :
Oh, wait.. May be I can use the 3rd coupon today with a $40 purchase and get the paper for free and still apply the rebate that is active??
You pay $x for paper and you get $x back in rebate, at least that counts towards premier. Otherwise, you get paper for free and make $x. Now if x was $$$, I would've suggested you do latter, but it isn't

Did someone figure out how to reset Bluestacks after 2 days?
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#3023
Maybe we need to start a campaign of complaints to Staples about their new app... maybe they'll go back to the old version which "worked" or maybe they kill the app coupons entirely or for a while. Or maybe they work harder on fixing the new version.
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#3024
Quote from daniel32 View Post :
The farking app is crashing. Does not work on my tablets.
What tablets are we talking about?

My stupid TouchPad now won't charge so I cannot test the new app on that. Need to get a new HP cable. Substitute USB/micro USB cable will not work nor will the original. Charger is fine and yes it is twisted into proper position. Yes, I pressed the power and home button for over 15 seconds. Nada. Battery has a low enough charge it won't turn on. What a piece of crap. My iPad I gives me none of these problems even 2 1/2 years later.
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#3025
Got a check in coupon for some free pens that no staples near me had in stock.
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#3026
So those that got the next coupons in the new app did you have to wait exactly 24 hours later before you check in again to get next coupon in sequence?

So I just got my first q tonight with the new app version at 7:35pm....do I have to wait until 7:36 tomorrow night to get next q? I know it was like this with old version of the app.

Also since my app updated to new version I did not have to do any reset of phone or anything on my Galaxy S3 to start getting the new coupon (free pens) tonight.

I wanted to also add that the new app is working fine for me on my phone with no crashes, logged into my rewards and staples account, got the check in coupon after check in, etc.
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Quote from Elementary_Watson View Post :
What tablets are we talking about?

My stupid TouchPad now won't charge so I cannot test the new app on that. Need to get a new HP cable. Substitute USB/micro USB cable will not work nor will the original. Charger is fine and yes it is twisted into proper position. Yes, I pressed the power and home button for over 15 seconds. Nada. Battery has a low enough charge it won't turn on. What a piece of crap. My iPad I gives me none of these problems even 2 1/2 years later.
Are you sure your power to the outlet is ON ? lol..worth a shot. but you could get 5 TPs in price of an iPad
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#3028
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Screen capture is your friend.
Thanks! Repped! I thought of using screen capture but was having difficult to make the app full screen.
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Are you sure your power to the outlet is ON ? lol..worth a shot. but you could get 5 TPs in price of an iPad
Yes, I used the alternate cable and HP charger to charge my smartphone. Power is there. HP Touchpad is a piece of crap. Remember when they first started selling this it was $599. Case cracks around the speaker outlets. I bought my iPad I when it was basically the only game in town. HP Touchpad, Nexus 7 did not even exist when the first iPad came out.
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start menu >run>snippingtool.exe
Thanks! I almost forgot about this function as I was using the greenshot rarely.
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