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Staples march 15th changes to rewards program

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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

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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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• $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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Cheap how? The lowest priced cartridge or ink that comes closest to but goes over $30? HP 564 cartridges can be had for $8.49.
Last time when I calculated it, I needed to buy 7 cartridges. So if I buy 7 inks to get it to $30, I then can recycle those cartridges too.
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I searched this thread but didn't see the post I had seen previously where someone had posted a link for the most popular/most used inks at staples. It was to help choose ink if someone wanted to resell on ebay.
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I searched this thread but didn't see the post I had seen previously where someone had posted a link for the most popular/most used inks at staples. It was to help choose ink if someone wanted to resell on ebay.
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=58766342&postcount=1363 Amazon not Staples. If you are looking for specific ink just put "HP" in "Search this thread".
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Well, that's the end of that freebie. I have one HP laser printer and only need a new toner cartridge once a year or so. Let's see: $100 at Staples vs. $13 on eBay. No brainer, really. Problem is a technologically-challenged friend (no computer, no cell phone) who obtained about 100 out of date ink cartridges from an office he's cleaning out. We were splitting the $20/month. He's really ticked off now.
Just spent my last reward money on the $5 Folger's coffee deal.
I looked at Office Depot for a similar program, but it seemed like the rewards would only be good on certain items. Am I missing something?
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Well, that's the end of that freebie. I have one HP laser printer and only need a new toner cartridge once a year or so. Let's see: $100 at Staples vs. $13 on eBay. No brainer, really. Problem is a technologically-challenged friend (no computer, no cell phone) who obtained about 100 out of date ink cartridges from an office he's cleaning out. We were splitting the $20/month. He's really ticked off now.
Just spent my last reward money on the $5 Folger's coffee deal.
I looked at Office Depot for a similar program, but it seemed like the rewards would only be good on certain items. Am I missing something?
Don't know about OM, but at OD, one can recycle a maximum of 10 cartridges monthly @$2 and earn $60 quarterly after making qualifying purchases for that amount or more. Like many others, I have been satisfying that spend requirement through FARew puchases or (less frequently in 2013) FAR software. The quarterly rewards can be used on almost anything in my experience, including stamps. There are a few exclusions ("any type of prepaid gift, merchandise, debit, phone, service or other stored value card or device").
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Don't know about OM, but at OD, one can recycle a maximum of 10 cartridges monthly @$2 and earn $60 quarterly after making qualifying purchases for that amount or more. Like many others, I have been satisfying that spend requirement through FARew puchases or (less frequently in 2013) FAR software. The quarterly rewards can be used on almost anything in my experience, including stamps. There are a few exclusions ("any type of prepaid gift, merchandise, debit, phone, service or other stored value card or device").
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Thanks for the clarification. At this point in my life I really don't need much of anything from Staples or OD. And since I have to give half of what I get in rewards to someone else IN CASH, really doesn't work for me.
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I recycled earlier this month but am purchasing the $30 of ink today. Will the recycling I did earlier during the month count?

Or does recycling have to be done AFTER ink is purchased.
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I recycled earlier this month but am purchasing the $30 of ink today. Will the recycling I did earlier during the month count?

Or does recycling have to be done AFTER ink is purchased.
When was the last time you bought $30 in ink? You must have purchased $30+ in ink in the previous 180 days to have your ink carts qualified. If you have not purchased $30 in ink in the previous 180 and recycled you will not be getting credit. You can buy now and then contact Rewards to get cart credit. AFAIK this is being done as a courtesy and is possibly a one-time event. You'd have to check some prior posts in this thread for the details.
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Will recycling count of we purchase ink that same day?
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Will recycling count of we purchase ink that same day?
Read the PDF attached to the wiki.
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Didn't see anything in the wiki about this. Can anyone confirm this?

Can we qualify for $30 of ink/toner purchases by using rewards? Or does it have to be out-of-pocket expense? I have some ink to recycle and some rewards to use.
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Didn't see anything in the wiki about this. Can anyone confirm this?

Can we qualify for $30 of ink/toner purchases by using rewards? Or does it have to be out-of-pocket expense? I have some ink to recycle and some rewards to use.
OOP expense. cannot use rewards.
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Didn't see anything in the wiki about this. Can anyone confirm this?

Can we qualify for $30 of ink/toner purchases by using rewards? Or does it have to be out-of-pocket expense? I have some ink to recycle and some rewards to use.
To qualify for ink recycling, you need to spend $30 OOP in ink purchases, net of rewards, coupons, and other discounts; e.g. ink subtotal = $80, you pay with $20 in rewards, $10 in coupons and $50 in cash or cash equivalent.
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