Staples Penny Sales - Are You Still Going To Use Them?

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  1. ChemTeachBHS

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    Nope. I will be taking my business to the new Office Depot in the next town.
     
  2. Aliceacc

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    I don't think that teachers are Staples' target shoppers in the back to school sales. They know we're on a limited budget and cannot buy anything in bulk unless it's dirt cheap.

    They're aiming for the parents, the ones who will come in for those $01. pencils and buy $60 or $80 of back to school supplies. Then they'll come back next week for the $0.10 folders and spend another $30.

    I think they've probably lost a lot of money over the years on teachers at those penny sales. We come in, spend a dollar, then check next week's circular so we can spend another 50 cents.

    They like us and I love the teacher gifts they give out, but I think this move was all about their bottom line.
     
  3. raynepoe

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    Hopefully I will be able to pricematch some Staple stuff at Walmart, (which I did last year) - if not I hope Office Max, Office Depot, and Target do penny stuff so I can price match at Walmart........ It is a bummer because I am a Head Start teacher and many supplies are not provided, we aren't allowed to have a supply list, and most families can't afford to donate items
     
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    Personally I get sucked in the same way the parents do. I never leave without spending more. lol. I probably will go this year but I will just get the regular minimum, if there is anything worth it. In a digital high school classroom, I rarely need as much as other teachers, especially for the little guys.
     
  5. AlwaysAttend

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    Can you price match the .01 deals at walmart and get the teacher option to buy 25?
     
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    I was excited about the Staples penny sale this year...not so much now.
     
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    i didn't know that Walmart would price match!!? that is good news!

    I will probably just stick to the limits too.
     
  8. Lynn K.

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    Good point!
     
  9. Pisces_Fish

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    What a bummer, I didn't know Staples was doing that. I can't afford to wait for rebates, so I won't be going :(
     
  10. Bored of Ed

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    So does anyone know for sure whether Wal-mart's price match policy applies to "penny deals" or such? Especially if it's not the actual price but after rewards? That is probably an easy way out for them... I bet they will say they will price match the original price now that the discount is on the rewards card :(
     
  11. JustMe

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    Since they are not being advertised/sold for one cent, Walmart wouldn't be likely to match that.
     
  12. silverspoon65

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    They are advertised for a penny in their flier.
     
  13. AZMrs.S

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    My guess s Walmart will price match up to the limit stated on the flier. The teacher limit is not posted on te flier.
     
  14. Teacher Chele

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    I am disappointed in Staples for making this choice. Businesses need to support the schools by offering good deals for parents and teachers.
     
  15. JustMe

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    Oh, awesome! Then surely they would. I worked at Walmart and we would have then, certainly.
     
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