If you are like me, you print good coupons as soon as you see them even if you aren’t sure you’ll use them before they expire because if you don’t print when they’re available, they may be gone when a hot deal pops up days or weeks later. I end up throwing out a lot of printed coupons, but at least I don’t waste a lot of money on unused printables because I maintain a low-cost copy paper stockpile by taking advantage of free or cheap paper deals. I also refill my own toner cartridges, so I pay less than $15 per year for paper and toner – and I print A LOT.
This is the time of year when office supply stores run great deals on copy paper. I used to wait for $0.01 per-ream deals (after coupon and rebate), but I haven’t needed to buy paper for a long time, so I don’t even know if those penny-per-ream deals are all that common now. But I am down to my last two reams of a major stock-up a few years ago, so I jumped on a current Staples deal to pay just under $0.50 per ream. I prefer Staples rebates because the rebate is in the form of a prepaid Visa card that can be used anywhere. To me, that is an advantage over deals that pay the rebate in points or store credits that usually have a lot of restrictions.
I went to Staples last evening after spotting a killer in-store-only deal on copy paper requiring a coupon that expired on 7/8. But as it turns out, Staples is running the exact same promotion this week, so you can get this deal through Saturday, July 15. With the coupon and Staples Easy Rebate, you’ll pay just $2.50 net plus tax for a four-ream case (500 sheets to a ream) plus one 750-sheet “super” ream. That’s 2,750 sheets of copy paper for $2.50 plus tax. I may get this deal again this week to really build up my stockpile.
How to get the deal? You’ll need to visit a Staples because this is an in-store deal through Saturday, July 15.
First, go HERE and print these coupons:
50¢ Staples® 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper, 750 sheets, after easy rebate and with coupon.
$2 Staples® 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper, 4-ream case, after easy rebate and with coupon.
Then take the coupons to Staples and buy these two products:
Buy one Staples® 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper, 750 sheets, $8.99
Get a $5 Visa Prepaid card by mail via Staples Easy Rebates
Use one 50¢ Staples® 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper, 750 sheets after easy rebate coupon (deducts $3.49)
Price at register $5.50, but submit for easy rebate to receive a $5 Visa prepaid card by mail
Net Price: $0.50 plus tax
Buy one Staples® 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper, 4-ream case, $19.99
Get a $12 Visa Prepaid card by mail via Staples Easy Rebates
Use one $2 Staples® 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper, 4-ream case, after easy rebate coupon (deducts $5.99)
Price at register $14, but submit for easy rebate to receive a $12 Visa prepaid card by mail
Net Price: $2.00 plus tax
The easy rebate process is truly easy. All the information is on the receipts you’ll get. You just go home, log into your online Staples account (or create a free account), go to the Rebate Center on the website, and enter the register receipt number and your mailing information. In 6-8 weeks, your prepaid Visa cards will arrive in the mail.