Do you have a Staples Rewards card? I’ve had one for years, and I’m glad that I do. I usually only shop the big sales at Staples, and I return my used ink cartridges there to get Rewards credit. I always give the Rewards card to the cashier to scan, or tell the cashier my phone number so they can give me credit. Every now and then I get a Rewards certificate (it used to come in the mail, but now it is online.)
My most recent Rewards certificate was just almost enough to buy a new paper shredder that happened to be on sale. And it was perfect timing because I had just accidentally broken my old shredder! I bought the extended warranty (I love those!) and brought the new shredder home. Don’t you just LOVE Rewards!