(First, a big thanks to reader Eric in OP for reporting this HOT deal on paper at Staples (and to Tracie over at Penny Pinchin' Mom for adding the Shop at Home angle to make it even cheaper!)
All you have to do is combine some coupons with Staples Easy Rewards rebate program and a Shop At Home rebate and you can get get two reams of paper for as little as $3.05 + tax this week (April 18th to 24th ONLY)! (This uses the new customer $5.00 credit, so returning Shop At Home customers will pay $8.05.) I just did this myself and it's very easy. Just follow these steps:
- Log into your account at Shop at Home account (or sign up - it's FREE!) By going through Shop At Home, you'll get 3% back on your purchase on Staples website. If you'd rather not sign up for Shop At Home, then you can skip this step (your out of pocket will be a little bit higher.)
- Search for "Staples" on the Shop At Home site and then click "Shop Now" to open your "shopping ticket" and automatically go to the Staples website.
- On the Staples site, select “Order by catalog item #” at the top of the page.
- Search for item number 122374-QJ (this is the HammerMill Copy Plus Copy Paper priced at $24.99 for each case and you'll also see the $16.00 rebate listed there also. Add 2 cases to your shopping cart. Your total will be $49.98 with $9.95 shipping. Keep going....
- Orders shipped to a Staples store have FREE shipping but you can also get it shipped directly to your house for FREE if you spend at least $50.00. Just add something cheap (like this pack of 1 dozen pencils for $1.61) to get your total over $50.00. Please note that you do NOT need to do this if you're OK with picking the paper up from the store.
- On the checkout screen, click on the "Add/Edit Coupons" button and enter 47617. This will deduct $5.00 per case and take your total to $39.98 (or $41.59 if you bought the pencils) PLUS your local tax. Checkout as you would normally.
- Within 7 to 10 days, you will see $1.54 credited back to your Shop at Home account. This is a really great deal for new Shop at Home customers because you'll also get a $5.00 credit just for signing up.
- To get the $32.00 rebate ($16.00 per case), you'll need to submit your receipt by June 17, 2010, at Staples Easy Rebates site. The rebate is in the form of a pre-paid Visa card and, since you're submitting 2 rebates, you'll get 2 cards.
So here's a summary of the deal:
Buy 2 cases of paper at $24.99 each = $49.98
Buy 1 dozen pencils = $1.61
- $10.00 coupon code
- $1.54 Shop at Home rebate for purchase
- $5.00 Shop at Home first time purchase credit (new SAH customers only)
- $32.00 Staples Easy Saver rebates
Final Price: $3.05 + tax!