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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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What does it show as the expiration date for the 50% breakroom coupon on your receipt?
My expiration date says 10/27/2012
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Quote from IMXELITE View Post :
My expiration date says 10/27/2012
Thanks. Perhaps it's time to verify those supposedly expired out breakroom/cleaning/50computer coupons on the website. I wouldn't feel comfortable using one that the website didn't tell me needed to be used in the store.
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Quote from treMMor View Post :
Thanks. Perhaps it's time to verify those supposedly expired out breakroom/cleaning/50computer coupons on the website. I wouldn't feel comfortable using one that the website didn't tell me needed to be used in the store.
I need to check mine as well.
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I have an Android phone. I have used both Location Spoofer and FakeGPS. I have used iTouchMap site to get the coordinates to input on Location Spoofer. I have tried numerous addresses for FakeGPS. But when I check in on the Staples App, it determines my location to the supposed Staples store. But when I actually check in to that store, it says "Error: Sorry, we're unable to determine whether you are in a Staples Store from the current location reported by the phone. Please try again." Can anyone help? Thank you.
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I have an Android phone. I have used both Location Spoofer and FakeGPS. I have used iTouchMap site to get the coordinates to input on Location Spoofer. I have tried numerous addresses for FakeGPS. But when I check in on the Staples App, it determines my location to the supposed Staples store. But when I actually check in to that store, it says "Error: Sorry, we're unable to determine whether you are in a Staples Store from the current location reported by the phone. Please try again." Can anyone help? Thank you.

Does your phone have GPS? Maybe disable the real GPS when you are using FakeGPS.
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Quote from treMMor View Post :
Thanks. Perhaps it's time to verify those supposedly expired out breakroom/cleaning/50computer coupons on the website. I wouldn't feel comfortable using one that the website didn't tell me needed to be used in the store.
Eh, I used up all my breakroom/cleaning but computer still comes up expired.

Quote from KiraSD View Post :
I have an Android phone. I have used both Location Spoofer and FakeGPS. I have used iTouchMap site to get the coordinates to input on Location Spoofer. I have tried numerous addresses for FakeGPS. But when I check in on the Staples App, it determines my location to the supposed Staples store. But when I actually check in to that store, it says "Error: Sorry, we're unable to determine whether you are in a Staples Store from the current location reported by the phone. Please try again." Can anyone help? Thank you.
I am having the same problem on 2 of my devices. I have 3 devices that work fine. The 2 now not finding store and previously been working. It says I am near store and to check in and when I do I get the same message. Irritating. Frown
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Quote from screenname View Post :
Does your phone have GPS? Maybe disable the real GPS when you are using FakeGPS.
I have tried it now with both GPS on and off on my phone. Also I have set my phone to allow for mock locations. So I am not sure why I can't check in to a store.
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Quote from KiraSD View Post :
I have tried it now with both GPS on and off on my phone. Also I have set my phone to allow for mock locations. So I am not sure why I can't check in to a store.

To isolate the problem, I guess you have to go into a store and see if you can check in there.
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Quote from KiraSD View Post :
I have tried it now with both GPS on and off on my phone. Also I have set my phone to allow for mock locations. So I am not sure why I can't check in to a store.
What kind of Android phone? What Android OS release? Rooted or not? Might help if someone else has the same setup and theirs is working.
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Quote from sreedeals View Post :
I need $20 off $99 printer coupon. If anyone has it and willing to share, please send me the screenshot.
I gave mines away last week to some random person buying a printer since I didn't need it. He was very appreciative, which made it worth it Big Grin
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Quote from screenname View Post :
To isolate the problem, I guess you have to go into a store and see if you can check in there.
Unfortunately I don't have a data plan so cannot check in at the store unless they provide WiFi.

Quote from mathfaster View Post :
What kind of Android phone? What Android OS release? Rooted or not? Might help if someone else has the same setup and theirs is working.
I have a Samsung Nexus S i9020A. OS release 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Not rooted.
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Quote from KiraSD View Post :
Unfortunately I don't have a data plan so cannot check in at the store unless they provide WiFi.

All the Staples around me have free WiFi. I guess some of their customers use WiFi to send material for their print jobs.
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Quote from KiraSD View Post :
Unfortunately I don't have a data plan so cannot check in at the store unless they provide WiFi.
All Staples stores that I know of have a wifi hotspot you can connect to in order to checkin.
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All Staples stores that I know of have a wifi hotspot you can connect to in order to checkin.
Ditto.
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Quote from KiraSD View Post :
I have tried it now with both GPS on and off on my phone. Also I have set my phone to allow for mock locations. So I am not sure why I can't check in to a store.

Download an app killing program (such as advanced task killer). Spoof your location. Then turn on your app killing program and kill staples app. Then relaunch staples app and try to check in...

Otherwise try killing everything, spoofing location then turning on staples app.
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