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Spam Rewards Program Be Careful!!!
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Rating: 1/51

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 every purchase: **. They also claim that they will give rewards on the ink cartridge recycle, if we do some ink purchase: **.

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 find the original website, but I found something similar from a deal search website: **. From Nov 2012 to May 2013, I have more than $400 rewards money in the account. I tried to purchase a laptop in 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 the 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, they 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 look that a reseller, 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 too 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!

Cash Rewards
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- I recently joined Staple's Cash Rewards program with the understanding that on a quarterly basis, I would receive a 'cash reward' based on a percentage of how much I spend during that respective quarter. The program itself is great. I spent enough within one day that I received a return in the hundreds. After receiving my first reward check I went to Staples and purchased an adapter to hook up my iPod to my car stereo. I was skeptical of the product. However, being it was a 'reward' purchase I thought 'who cares'.

Once I started using the product, I realized it was terrible for the price I paid. I packed it up and took it back to Staples to take advantage of their 'Easy Returns'. This is where my complaint begins. I went back to the same Staples and they accepted my return with no questions. However, when they tried to process my return, they kept receiving a message on their system saying it was denied. This happened a couple times before the manager was called. The manager looked confused and then explained to me that the system is saying I am attempting to return this product for the second time. I said that's impossible.

He then gave me a phone number and asked ME to call that number to clear it up. I then explained to him that maybe the system is confused because I purchased this product with my rewards check. He said 'No', that wouldn't cause an issue. So I pulled out MY cellphone and called the number provided to me by the manager. The company I called was a third party that handles rewards programs for several other companies. They informed me that the reason I am not able to return my product is because I used a rewards check and all purchases made with a rewards check cannot be returned OR exchanged.

At that point, I became so upset that my face turned so red that if you were to write 'EASY' on my face, I could have been mistaken for an EASY button. I was then told that my only option was to exchange the product for the same product (not much of an option). I grabbed my product back from the cashier in disgust while losing my respect for Staples and its 'reward' program. I was absolutely surprised at how quickly Staples was able to reject my return and let me walk out the door unsatisfied after spending thousands of dollars in just one day.

A Damned SCAM
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Rating: 2/51

NORTH BABYLON, NEW YORK -- I have had a Staples Rewards account since July 2008. I haven't used it much until last year when I spent almost $600.00 at the store being sure to give my rewards account number with each and every purchase. The cashiers always make sure to ask you if you have a rewards card (like you'll be getting some kind of savings in return). What they don't tell you is that it only works for purchasing business quantity ink & toner, cases & reams of paper, and the copy & printing service.

The other thing they want you to do is check online to see IF you have anything awarded back (I have a life Staples! Yours is NOT the website I log onto when I do have time it browse the web!!). Why not just mail back a small percentage of what folks spend in your store every so often. It would be a nice surprise to find in the mail that would surely keep me coming back to your store. You have just turned me off as a customer & I won't be coming back!!

The Rewards Program is an Absolute Ripoff
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Rating: 1/51

SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA -- The rewards program is an absolute sham. Your points do not accumulate and expire soon after your purchase. Despite buying several hundred dollars of merchandise over a brief period of time, I have yet to reap any "rewards" from their program.

Recently, I bought toner and copier paper and spent over a hundred dollars. Moreover, I brought in four used ink cartridges and was supposed to be credited two dollars a piece for them that would be applied to my rewards. For the copier paper, I was supposed to get 10% credited back to my "rewards". Shortly after this transaction, I went online to print my "rewards". To my surprise, the "rewards" had already expired. The purchase was only two weeks back.

Rewards - Ink/Toner Recycling program - Not So Easy
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PARKER, COLORADO -- In December my Local Staples store told me that if I were to recycle my HP Toner Cartridges, I would earn double rewards if I purchased a Toner Cartridge from them. This was NOT true. I did not need a $150 toner cartridge at the time. They told me that I could recycle up to 3 cartridges (for a total of $18). A month later I received a check for only $9. I called the store (where I purchased the cartridge) and they assured me that I should have gotten the double rewards. Next I called the Rewards 800 number. After waiting 40 minutes to talk to someone, the support person told me that I was misinformed.

I felt that I was tricked into making a purchase that I did not need. I told the Rewards Customer support person that I would not be shopping at Staples anymore. The Office Depot, right across the street has much better deals, has excellent customer support and they have always been truthful with me and my business. It's easier (and cheaper) for me to shop at Office Depot.

Staples Coupon Scams - Rewards Huh!
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NORTH CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- I own a small business and I shopped at Staples for my office equipment and Supplies. I have had problems in the past with Staples Rebates so I avoid all rebate offers through Staples. Today, I have decided to Boycott Staples. I'm not giving them another one of my hard earned pennies. I had received a 50% Back Rewards Coupon (00784007) as an "Exclusive Benefit". I read the coupon, the mailer and I went as far as to ask the Staples Store Manager if I could use my 50% Back Rewards coupon on my Purchase of Ink Toner. Yes!! Yippee.

My Ink Toner costs $249.00 -Let's do the math. I SHOULD get back $124.50 in Staples Rewards. Right? Wrong! No Rewards check. So I called and spoke with a Customer Service Rep on the Exclusive Membership Line at 1-888-891-3787 I was told the 50% Rewards Back coupon was for "Office Supplies" and Ink Toner is not considered an Office Supply. Luckily for me, I saved the mailer and my receipt. The mailer does not have, state or mention any exclusions or specific "Office Supplies".

So I asked the phone representative to please email me a copy of his "Office Supplies list", which he claims includes pens, pencils, staples and sticky notes. But wait - he stated he does not have the "power of email". That did it for me. Anyone out there know of a good office supply store?

Hard To Do Business With
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COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VIRGINIA -- Staples continually is making it harder (or less friendly) to do business with them. The current issue is that they have recently changed their policy on returning used ink cartridges for a $3.00 credit. Now, instead of getting an instant credit, you MUST sign up for their rewards card and the credit will be issued as a coupon go for use in the store at the end of the month. Except for the fine print... you can only turn in 3 cartridges at a time for a $9.00 total credit. They will only issue a coupon for amounts over $10.00. Any unpaid balance "expires" at the end of the year.

Now, with the fact that I turned in three today, and then have to sign up for it, it means that I most likely won't get any more "credit" between now and the end of the year - or in other words, they got the cartridges and will not have to pay me the money. Why even bother with this mess? That is why I never wanted to sign up for their silly card anyway. Besides this, every single time I ever go into use their copy shop, it ruins my day. There is always an issue... always. And no help either.

Staples revamped Business Rewards = NO REWARDS!
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I am so angry with Staples and their newly revamped Business Rewards program. I have been a loyal and 99% exclusive Staples customer (small operation/non-profit) when it comes to anything having to do with office supplies from paper to furniture to equipment. I loved the former Business Rewards program and it was a big incentive in my shopping at Staples. This spring I received a new (so-called) Premiere Rewards card and a lot of baloney about the new Rewards program. What a bunch of bull, unless you are a high volume customer making purchases of the specified categories you will be lucky to get a rewards check for a few bucks.

I've spent a load of money at Staples through the years and I feel both betrayed and unappreciated by Staples. This new program almost seems sleazy to me. Hell, why should I continue to shop at Staples when I can often get many things I purchase there at competitive prices elsewhere by doing a little searching online (OK, so they will usually match lower prices, but who wants to always go to the trouble of going through all that just to shop at Staples).

I am totally disgusted and ashamed of Staples. They might as well dump the program altogether. If they at least changed the program so that if you were required to spend a certain minimum dollar amount (all purchases included) in order to accumulate Rewards dollars, well that would seem to be more equitable. The new program is simply a sleazy low slap in the face to all of their faithful and regular customers.

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22 reviews & complaints.
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500 Staples Drive
Framingham, MA 01702
508-253-5000 (ph)
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