Can I really buy 10?


Reminder: thousands of free points are still available until March 24.  See this post for details.  Don’t do it again, though, if you’ve already maxed out your rebate for this product. 

Several weeks ago I started publishing ways to increase credit card spending and get free points by buying Staples FAR (free after rebate) items.  In those posts, I’ve written “buy up to 10 copies,” “buy up to 5 copies,” or “buy only 1”.  People keep asking me how I know how many can be purchased.  Where are the terms & conditions that say what the limit is? I think this is a great question.  In general, it’s a good idea not to assume that I (or any writer, for that matter) has all of their facts straight.  Double checking is smart.  So, I’ll show you how to find the limit:

Step 1: Find the product and click on the Rebate hyperlink (see arrow below)


Step 2: On the next screen you’ll see 1 or more rebates.  Find the appropriate one.  In the image below you’ll see that only the first rebate is still active, the others have expired.  Click on the hyperlink of the product name.


Step 3: Find text that says “Limit X rebates…”


That’s it.  Now you know how to verify the number you can buy.

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