Staples - Spam Rewards Program Be Careful!!!
ALL US, ARIZONA -- They have some sort of rewards problem. I am pretty sure that Staples is doing spam business. They claim that they will give 5% on everypurchase. http://www. staplesrewardscenter. com/SORC/UserManagement/Benefits/AboutProgram. aspx?cid=PS:GS:SBD:SB:E:9:12260:Google. sitelink. br.5.pct. rewards#5_back_in_rewards
They also claim that they will give rewards on the ink cartridge recycle, if we do some ink purchase. http://www. staplesrewardscenter. com/SORC/UserManagement/Login/RewardsTerms. aspx#InkRecyclingRewards
On Jan 2013,they have the promotion that if I purchased over 50 dollar ink cartridge from Staples. I could do the ink recycle to earn the rewards for $4 dollar each. I could not fin the original website, but I found something similar from a deal search website: http://slickdeals. net/f/5906854-Get-4-back-in-Staples-Rewards-per-recycled-cartridge-when-you-purchase-50-of-the-same-brand-ink-3-17-23?s=64127d1d6a9cb22a61ae145ef4927370&
From Nov 2012 to May 2013, I have more than $400 rewards money in the account. I tried to purchase a laptop in Staples. com using these rewards on March.
However, the order was cancelled, and they forfeited me rewards. So, I made a phone call to their rewards department, arguing about they rewards they promise to us.
They just avoid my question, They said that I am been told that I could not purchase online, so the rewards using online will be forfeit. And then, the said something else, saying that due to the record that I have too many rewards, they will not honor that, even if it is what they promised.
Someone even told me that I looks that a resellers, and they do not give reseller rewards. I told them to check all the terms on their rewards program. there is no word saying that rewards could not be used online, or we could not issue to many rewards, or reseller do not get the rewards.
At last, when they could not find a reason for their mistake, you know what they did? They said that they would forfeit all of rewards from ink-recycling and purchase. Not only that they closed my account to avoid troubles that I could print all the evidence out. 00 dollar! WOW! Staples recycled the cartridges and then manufacture to sell. They made huge money from that. Now, their program is persuading people to purchase their cartridge, do the recycle, then forfeit your account. You get nothing, but Staples earns money! GREAT SPAM on your rewards program!