I frequently get my stationary stuff from Staples. After my most recent visit three days ago, I was given a form to fill out that will enroll me in the Staples Reward program. Given that I review credit cards, I felt a little jaded and wanted to toss out the flyer. But I kept it and read it at home.
Staples Reward Formula – If you enroll in the reward program, you will earn 2% in cash rewards for up to $15 per quarter when you spend $200 or more at Staples within the calendar quarter. You will earn 2% rebates on all purchases except computers, gift cards, postage stamps, sales tax, state fees, Awards.com purchases and purchases made from outside companies through Staples.
Free Delivery – Members will get delivery free from any phone and online orders regardless of order size.
20% rebates on Copy & Print Center purchases – When you spend $50 or more a quarter at the Staples Copy & Print Center, you will earn 20% back in your reward check for up to $200.
Gold Membership Upgrades – If you spend $1,000 or more in one calendar year, you will be upgraded to Gold status where you can earn 5% rebates for up to $30 a quarter.
Link to Your Credit Card – Best of all, you can link your Staples Rewards membership to your credit card so you do not have to carry your Staples card all the time.
At this moment, I am revisting my cash back strategy. I am now considering getting the American Express SimplyCashSM Business Card because I can earn 5% rebates on gasoline, stationary and wireless service. Since there is no tiers like my Blue Cash Card, I can earn these 5% rebates right away. Now if I were to link my Staples Rewards to the Simply Cash Card, I might earn higher rebates!
This is what I plan to do and I will report when it’s all set up. But if you shop frequently at Staples, getting a Staples Rewards membership probably makes sense.