Reader Tip: Nearly free points from Staples


I received an interesting email from a reader this afternoon.  She found a number of products at Staples with nearly 100% rebates.  By using her Chase Ink Bold card, she will get 5 points per dollar for all of these purchases, and then get most of her money back thanks to the rebates.  Here are the details of what she bought:

  1. Package of 50 Staples Photo paper for $14.99, but just $1 after Easy REBATE. Limit 2 per household.
  2. Package of Hammermill copy plus paper for $5.99 but just $1 after Easy REBATE, also limit 2.
  3. “View”” binders (range in price from 6.99 & up depending on the size) but FREE after REWARDS, limit 4.
  4. Legal/letter plastic storage totes for $13.49 ea but FREE after REWARDS, limit 2 (**but they had an unadvertised buy 2 get 1 free sale!!!!! SCORE. So I grabbed 3, paid for 2)

For those of you with the new Chase Ink Bold which awards 5 points per dollar for office supplies, this could be a nice way to get mostly free points!  If you can find similar deals online, you could also go through the Ultimate Rewards Mall which is currently offering a very generous 5 points per dollar at Staples.  So, ideally you would do both: visit through the UR mall and use the new Chase Ink Bold for a total of 10 points per dollar!  I’m not sure if any of these deals are available online though.

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