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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Staples Rewards Purge

So I had a whopping $35.20 in Staples Rewards burning a hole in my binder, $10 of which were expiring at the end of the month! AHHHHHHH!!! Of course I couldn't use them to buy the $24.99 after $24.99 easy rebate box of paper this week (in other words half off), as when you use rewards to pay for an item, the rewards you would get for that second item are reduced by the rewards you used to pay for it. Lame, I know. So instead I decided to scope out some deals during a seemingly otherwise uneventful sales week, at least going by the store's ad.

Here is what I found:

- 2 62-quart Iris Buckle Up Storage Boxes $5.99 each, regularly $13.49 each

- 1 pair of Westcott Microban scissors $2.99, regularly $7.79

- 1 Staples Rotating Desktop Organizer $5.00, regularly $9.99 each

- 1 Closetmaid Fabric Drawer $6.99, regular price

- 1 18-count box of Donut Shop K-cups $11.99, regular price

 $63.74  Shelf price
-  24.79  Discounts
-  35.20  Staples Rewards
=   3.75  (94.1% savings off shelf price)
+   0.16  Sales tax
=$ 3.91  Paid out of pocket

Guess it's time to get organizing...



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