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Old 08-02-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Originally Posted by TexasLawyer2000 View Post
Mine doesn't mention computers and is a 16 digit coupon code. It's from my Staples Rewards account.

EDIT: I noticed that the one you posted doesn't reference Staples Rewards Premier in the fine print while the one that NJBest posted does. Maybe different coupons for different members?
16 digits codes are personal codes. Log into Staples.com Rewards on the bottom of the page and the reciept should already be in there. It'll tell you which percentage you got.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I love Staples, but don't bother with coupons anymore, because most are for in-store only, and there isn't one any closer than an hour and a half away from me now.

I love the free shipping I get for being a Rewards member. And I use their ink recycling program like mad. Even if you aren't a premier member, you can recycle 10 ink cartridges a month at $2 each. I'm a premier member, as I spent enough money with them last year to bump me up, and I can now recycle 20 ink cartridges a month for $40 every month.

I buy the ink cartridges used on Ebay in large quantities, at around 15 cents a piece. Then I spend my $37 "profit" each month on something with free shipping.

Sweet.

Plus, they're good about returns.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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I love Staples, but don't bother with coupons anymore, because most are for in-store only, and there isn't one any closer than an hour and a half away from me now.

I love the free shipping I get for being a Rewards member. And I use their ink recycling program like mad. Even if you aren't a premier member, you can recycle 10 ink cartridges a month at $2 each. I'm a premier member, as I spent enough money with them last year to bump me up, and I can now recycle 20 ink cartridges a month for $40 every month.

I buy the ink cartridges used on Ebay in large quantities, at around 15 cents a piece. Then I spend my $37 "profit" each month on something with free shipping.

Sweet.

Plus, they're good about returns.
Can you scale that? $37/month is not worth the time and effort. But $3700/month sure is.
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Can you scale that? $37/month is not worth the time and effort. But $3700/month sure is.
Never thumb your nose at free money
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:50 PM
 
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Never thumb your nose at free money
I agree. But this isn't free money. Purchasing product in bulk, storing it, and making a trip to the store once/month to deposit it is a lot of work/time for $37. If you can scale it in a manner where maybe you spend 2-3 times as much time in a streamlined process to make $3700/month... then you're on to something.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:25 PM
 
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I agree. But this isn't free money. Purchasing product in bulk, storing it, and making a trip to the store once/month to deposit it is a lot of work/time for $37. If you can scale it in a manner where maybe you spend 2-3 times as much time in a streamlined process to make $3700/month... then you're on to something.
Log into your Reward acct. One can mail them in via UPS the cartridges to be recycled. So if this person is a Premier customer then they can recycle up to 20 pcs per month.




Ink Cartridges
A box of ink must contain a minimum of 5 cartridges and a maximum of 10 cartridges in order to be shipped for recycling.

Toner Cartridges
A box of toner must contain a minimum of 3 cartridges and a maximum of 6 cartridges in order to be shipped for recycling.

Shipping Instructions
Wrap inkjet cartridges in protective material or their original packaging to prevent damage during shipping.
Fill a sturdy box with 5-10 inkjet cartridges. Do not mix inkjet and laser toner cartridges.
Ensure the label is legible.
Tape the label to your box.
Tape your box shut. Reinforce the seams on heavy packages.
Give it to your UPS driver or take it to a UPS drop-off location.


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...rewards members can earn $2 for each cartridge you recycle if you have spent at least $30 in ink and toner purchases at Staples within the previous 180 days.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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16 digits codes are personal codes. Log into Staples.com Rewards on the bottom of the page and the reciept should already be in there. It'll tell you which percentage you got.
A new one showed up this for this week in my coupon wallet. It's a completely different 16 digit code this time. It also does not exclude computers. I noticed that Staples recycles the same coupons over and over.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:20 PM
 
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Log into your Reward acct. One can mail them in via UPS the cartridges to be recycled. So if this person is a Premier customer then they can recycle up to 20 pcs per month.




Ink Cartridges
A box of ink must contain a minimum of 5 cartridges and a maximum of 10 cartridges in order to be shipped for recycling.

Toner Cartridges
A box of toner must contain a minimum of 3 cartridges and a maximum of 6 cartridges in order to be shipped for recycling.

Shipping Instructions
Wrap inkjet cartridges in protective material or their original packaging to prevent damage during shipping.
Fill a sturdy box with 5-10 inkjet cartridges. Do not mix inkjet and laser toner cartridges.
Ensure the label is legible.
Tape the label to your box.
Tape your box shut. Reinforce the seams on heavy packages.
Give it to your UPS driver or take it to a UPS drop-off location.


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I also would like to know whether this can be scaled to make it worth my time.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I agree. But this isn't free money. Purchasing product in bulk, storing it, and making a trip to the store once/month to deposit it is a lot of work/time for $37. If you can scale it in a manner where maybe you spend 2-3 times as much time in a streamlined process to make $3700/month... then you're on to something.
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I also would like to know whether this can be scaled to make it worth my time.
If it's beneath you, don't do it.

I buy cartridges in bulk, as I do many other items, which saves me money annually. I order them online, and they show up at my door. That's worth it to me.

I print out a label online, and use a padded envelope I kept from my many Amazon purchases, and order UPS to pick it up for me.

Whatever "scaling" is, all I can think of is that you're here discussing coupons, so it's apparently not making you filthy rich.

I have a sneaking suspicion "scaling" has something to do with selling Amway products.
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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If it's beneath you, don't do it.

I buy cartridges in bulk, as I do many other items, which saves me money annually. I order them online, and they show up at my door. That's worth it to me.

I print out a label online, and use a padded envelope I kept from my many Amazon purchases, and order UPS to pick it up for me.

Whatever "scaling" is, all I can think of is that you're here discussing coupons, so it's apparently not making you filthy rich.

I have a sneaking suspicion "scaling" has something to do with selling Amway products.
By scaling, I mean, can I send out 2000 ink cartridges a month to get $3700? I spend, on average, $6000/month at Staples. $3700 in savings would make a noticeable dent. While doing all that work for $37 is not worth it, I can probably do it for 2000 cartridges for just a little more time (if there's a way to scale it up to 2000 cartridges).
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