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Staples – 03/07/14 and 03/09/14

A few days after my contact came and picked up the last round of paper, I got an email from her saying she was surprised I’d have more so quickly. Huh? I looked at the email and it was dated that day, but it was an email I had sent more than 3 weeks prior! Where it was all along we’ll never know, but we had a good laugh over that one. I had sent the email and then wondered why I didn’t hear from her. I wasn’t worried because I knew I’d be getting more paper within a few days. Not a big deal at all.

You can bet the email I sent to her today had a date IN the body of the message…

 

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03/07/14:

After the little email snafu, I was determined to max out my paper buying as quickly as I could. Note: not everything is pictured. You can only take so many pics of half cases before they get really old…

Once again, I price matched to the online price of 21.24 for the half cases and 6.79 for the reams. I don’t know why, but paper is cheaper for me when I log into the website.

4 half cases copy paper: 84.96 – 20.00 q  (pending rebates: 64.00)

Minus 10.00 off 50.00 q

Plus 3.44 tax

Total OOP: 58.40

Pending rebates: 64.00

 

03/09/14:

1st transaction:

2 half cases copy paper: 42.48 – 19.98 q (pending rebates: 32.00)

2 reams Hammermill: 13.58 – 7.98 q  (pending rebates: 7.60)

Minus 10.00 off 50.00 q

Plus 1.13 tax

Total OOP: 19.23

Pending rebates: 39.60

 

2nd transaction:

2 half cases copy paper: 42.48 – 19.98 q (pending rebates: 32.00)

2 reams Hammermill: 13.58 – 7.98 q  (pending rebates: 7.60)

Minus 10.00 off 50.00 q

Plus 1.13 tax

Total OOP: 19.23

Pending rebates: 39.60

 

The best part? ALL the paper has already moved on. My contact picked it up and will be shuffling it out to local schools. Win win for everyone: I get to buy all the paper I want, she gets to donate it to places she chooses, they benefit from the free paper.

 

2014-03-07 21.34.01I’m still trying to figure out how to blog about rebates. I’m finding that the rebate world is so fast paced – I can’t figure out how to make that work! I’ll just leave you with this pic for now. Yes, that was 27 UPCs I had to cut to file 6 rebates. Fun fun fun. :)

 

Staples – 03/02/14

I need to remind myself: it’s ok to buy things if we need/want them sometimes. Not always good at that when I’m out deal shopping. That said – I’m just thrilled with the way we were able to pull the transactions together… even if that meant we spent a little money when all was said and done. Not including tax, we’re out 26.00. Not bad considering the envelopes I wanted were 25.00 shelf price and we can easily make up this shortfall some other time. :)

I seriously NEEDED envelopes. Not that many left here and do you have ANY idea how fast I’ve been blowing through the stash with all the rebates I’ve filed lately? Egads! Too many envelopes.

The Really Useful Boxes were an absolute STEAL at that price! We tried our best to find two purples that matched, but they sure didn’t match by the time we got home. Oh well! Not the end of the world.

Thank you Team Viewer for saving my butt! Of course I only had one 10 off 50 coupon with me… then I decided to make two transactions where I could use them. Tapped into my home computer via Team Viewer, opened the folder where the coupons were saved, opened one up and took a screen shot – good to go! Next time I will pack extras if there is even a remote possibility I could change my mind once I get to the store.

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1st transaction:

500 #10 envelopes: 25.00 – 3.75 15% off q

Bic dry erase markers: 5.00

Crayola dry erase crayons: 5.29

2 Really Useful Boxes: 16.00

Minus 10.00 off 50.00 q

Plus 2.35 tax

Total OOP: 39.89

 

2nd transaction:

4 Hammermill reams: 31.16 – 8.00 q (pending rebates: 23.16)

2 Staples 4×6 photo paper: 20.58 – 1.54 15% q (pending rebates: 20.58)

Minus 10.00 off 50.00 q

Plus 2.01 tax

Total OOP: 34.21

Pending rebates: 43.74

 

All paid for with discounted Staples gift cards!