STAPLES Tech Take Back - receive $5 rewards when you recycle or shred in store 1x per month Starts 9/18



  • In weekly ad on Staples.com
    Accessories/adapters/cables All-in-one computers Cable/satellite receivers Calculators Camcorders CD/DVD/Blu-ray players Coffee Brewers (less than 40 lb.) Computer speakers Connected home devices Copiers Cordless phones Desktop computers Digital cameras Digital projectors eReaders Fax machines Flash drives Gaming consoles/handhelds GPS devices Hard drives iPod®/MP3 players Keyboards & mice Laptops Mobile phones Modems Monitors (including CRT, LED/LCD, plasma) Printers/multifunction devices Routers Scanners Shredders Small servers Stereo receivers Tablets UPS/battery backup devices Video streaming devices (Apple TV®, Roku Player, etc.) Webcams

    Excluded Items:
    Alkaline batteries Appliances Floor-model printers and copiers Kitchen electronics Lamps or bulbs Large servers Large speakers Non-rechargeable lithium batteries Smoke detectors Televisions![alt text](image url)


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    THANK YOU!!!
    Back when we got SYWR for buying Belkin I accumulated a lot of cables. I have a box of VGA/SVGA that I hadn’t gotten around to recycling. Can we do this on accounts regardless of spend/status? The large container of Clorox wipes has been $5 recently. I have an easier time spending $5 than $40 😊

    Oh wait, I should probably unload the CRT monitor first.



  • @my4mainecoons said in Tech Take Back - receive $5 rewards when you recycle or shred in store 1x per month Starts 9/18:

    THANK YOU!!!
    Back when we got SYWR for buying Belkin I accumulated a lot of cables. I have a box of VGA/SVGA that I hadn’t gotten around to recycling. Can we do this on accounts regardless of spend/status?

    Ad just says “Limited to once per customer per month. Redeemable in store only.” Ad also includes reference to the ink/toner recycling.

    While the page also says “Exclusions apply”, I did not see them listed. It might have been referring to the ink/toner recycling.



  • Ms SOZ and I will be recycling for rewards every month until they kill this promo.


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    Tech Recycling Rewards

    Each Rewards Member is eligible to receive $5 back in rewards via Store Bonus for recycling or shredding performed at Staples® U.S. stores only. Eligible items to be recycled include adapters and cables, computers, tablets, monitors, keyboards and mice, printers, scanners, fax machines, mobile phones, digital cameras, ink and toner cartridges, rechargeable batteries, shredding and SodaStream® CO2 cylinders. No minimum purchase required. $5 recycling reward limited to once per customer per calendar month. Member may recycle multiple times however Store Bonus will only be issued for the first qualifying visit per calendar month. For in-store recycling, the Member must be physically present at the store when items are accepted by an associate to be recycled, and their Membership account must be identified. All stores are eligible for recycling and shredding and all Members are eligible to earn rewards for recycling and shredding. Store Bonus checks are issued monthly via the Staples Connect™ mobile app or on staples.com/rewards. Store Bonus may be redeemed at any Staples U.S. store by the expiration date printed on your Store Bonus. Store Bonus is not redeemable for cash. Staples is not liable for unclaimed or expired Store Bonus. Store Bonus cannot be redeemed for or applied against cash, taxes, credit remittance, shipping charges, custom printing orders placed online, promotional products, any purchases made on staples.com®, design.staples.com, documents.staples.com, design.staples.com/promotional-products, gift cards, prepaid phone cards, postage stamps, prior purchases, purchases made on staplesmobile.com or purchases on third-party websites.

    Staples Recycling Program (“Program”)

    Terms and Conditions (“Terms”)

    In an effort to reduce waste going to landfills, Staples has created the Staples Recycling Program which offers Customers the option of bringing in select items to Staples U.S. stores, where it’s EASY and REWARDING to recycle. These Terms are an agreement between you (“Customer” or “you”) and Staples (“Staples”), and they govern your use of and participation in the Staples Recycling Program.

    This Program is available to all Staples customers that bring in Select Recyclable Items. Customers who are 18 years of age or older with a valid U.S. mailing address and a valid email address may enroll in the Staples Rewards® Program to receive recycling rewards for certain Select Recyclable Items that they recycle with Staples. The Program applies to Staples U.S. stores only.

    1. Select Recyclable Items

    The items that may be recycled at a Staples U.S. store (“Select Recyclable Items”) include print cartridges, a variety of electronics, SodaStream® CO2 containers, select rechargeable batteries, select kitchen appliances and paper. The list may change from time to time, and the complete list of Select Recyclable Items at any given time will be available on the Staples website at: https://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/sustainability-center/recycling-services/. Some locations may offer additional recycling services. Items that are determined by Staples, in its sole discretion, to pose a health or safety risk will not be accepted. Staples does not accept products that are subject to a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall.

    The Select Recyclable Items may be recycled free of any charge to the Customer. Customer may recycle up to seven (7) items per day. Certain Select Recyclable Items are or may become eligible for Staples Rewards. For more information on and terms related to Staples Rewards, please visit https://www.staples.com/grs/rewards/programoverview.

    1. Electronics Recycling

    Select Recyclable Items include a variety of electronic devices. Customers that recycle eligible electronic devices at Staples relinquish all ownership rights in the devices when they give them to Staples to be recycled. Additionally, Staples is not responsible for any data left on devices turned in for recycling. The Customer is solely responsible for removing data from their devices, and the Customer acknowledges that submission of a device for recycling is at the Customer’s sole risk. Customer further represents that Customer either: (1) is the sole owner of the electronic device and of any data that was on the electronic device before Customer deleted all such data prior to recycling; or (2) has permission to proceed with recycling from all other owners of the electronic device or of any data that was on the electronic device before Customer deleted all such data prior to recycling.

    1. Self-Service, In-Store Recycling

    Some Staples stores offer self-service recycling kiosks which permit Customers to complete their recycling without the assistance of an associate. Customers are responsible for following the steps to ensure that any coupons or Staples Rewards that would be awarded are attributed to them or to their Staples Rewards account. Customers assume the risks when it comes to participating in the self-serve process in those stores.

    1. California Residents

    In order to comply with the conditions of The State of California’s Electronic Waste Recycling Payment program, Customers in California will be asked to provide additional information to allow Staples to submit the information required for the recycling payment. The provision of this information is optional, and Customer’s refusal to provide such information will not preclude them from participating in this Program or in the Staples Rewards Program.

    1. General

    For information on how we protect your personal information, see Staples’ U.S. Privacy Policy on staples.com. Staples is not liable for unclaimed, expired, lost or misdirected statements or other communications from Staples to the Customer or the Customer to Staples.

    These Terms are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. Any Customer’s legal action against Staples relating to the Program may only be filed in the state and federal courts of Suffolk County, Massachusetts. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable to any extent, then the invalid portion shall be deemed conformed to the minimum requirements of law to the extent possible. In addition, all other provisions of these Terms shall not be affected and shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    The Program is void where prohibited by law. Staples reserves the right to modify, revise or cancel this Program, the Terms or any part of the Program at any time for all participants or for any specific participant without prior notice. Staples’ decision on whether a particular item can be accepted for recycling or is eligible for Staples Rewards shall be final.

    By participating in the Program, Customers agree to and are subject to these Terms.

    Environmental Impact

    The environmental impact benefit calculations in the Staples Connect app related to recycling programs are estimates provided for informational purposes only. Greenhouse gas equivalencies were determined by applying EPA’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM) factors and factors from EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator to average weights by item type. Actual impact benefits will vary based on a variety of factors.


  • 500 Club

    What??? Is the ability to recycle up to 20 ink cartridges each month for $2 credit per cartridge going away??? I really depend on that $40 in store credit each month.



  • @dionaea said in STAPLES Tech Take Back - receive $5 rewards when you recycle or shred in store 1x per month Starts 9/18:

    What??? Is the ability to recycle up to 20 ink cartridges each month for $2 credit per cartridge going away??? I really depend on that $40 in store credit each month.

    The ad specifically references the $2.00 ink/toner recycling.0_1663418061442_Staples.091722.jpg


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    It says they take Alkaline batteries. Does that mean I could bring in a single AA or AAA each week and get $5? I have about 20 packages sitting in my garage I got FAR at Office Depot,


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    @mrvietnam said in STAPLES Tech Take Back - receive $5 rewards when you recycle or shred in store 1x per month Starts 9/18:

    It says they take Alkaline batteries. Does that mean I could bring in a single AA or AAA each week and get $5? I have about 20 packages sitting in my garage I got FAR at Office Depot,

    I only see ‘rechargable batts’ not alkalines. Can you tell me where you see alkalines?


  • 500 Club

    @mrvietnam Each month.


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    @mistercheap said in STAPLES Tech Take Back - receive $5 rewards when you recycle or shred in store 1x per month Starts 9/18:

    @mrvietnam said in STAPLES Tech Take Back - receive $5 rewards when you recycle or shred in store 1x per month Starts 9/18:

    It says they take Alkaline batteries. Does that mean I could bring in a single AA or AAA each week and get $5? I have about 20 packages sitting in my garage I got FAR at Office Depot,

    I only see ‘rechargable batts’ not alkalines. Can you tell me where you see alkalines?

    You are right. My mistake. Alkaline batteries are on the cannot be recycled in store list. It is only the rechargeable batteries that they will take.

    I also have several rechargeable AA and AAA batteries. They don’t say how many rechargeable batteries you must recycle to get the monthly $5. I wonder if I could bring in just one at a time? I think I will give it a try and if they balk, I can show them the list. It’s worth a try.

    Do you have to have the required spend to recycle ink to recycle tech? I don’t recycle ink there. If I need the required ink spend then that is certainly a deal breaker for me.


  • 500 Club

    @mrvietnam You’ll have to find out and report back as most of us recycle ink.


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    @my4mainecoons said in STAPLES Tech Take Back - receive $5 rewards when you recycle or shred in store 1x per month Starts 9/18:

    @mrvietnam You’ll have to find out and report back as most of us recycle ink.

    OK. I guess I can spare one AA battery to find out.



  • I think 1st pound of shredding is free… maybe some stores only?. is that eligible too?


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    @mmyk said in STAPLES Tech Take Back - receive $5 rewards when you recycle or shred in store 1x per month Starts 9/18:

    I think 1st pound of shredding is free… maybe some stores only?. is that eligible too?

    so I can just bring in 1 sheet of used paper to shred and get credit in lieu of the one rechargeable battery? 🤣 🤣



  • I recycled a 25 year old scanner today. That part was smooth. Receipt printed a $10 off $30 good today only. Also recycled 10 inks on separate receipt and got another coupon. Redeeming the coupon and rewards was a nightmare though. I bought 3 items that should have totalled $31 plus tax. 2 rang up the wrong price and they couldn’t understand why I was not ok paying over $10 for an order that should have been $2. Saved the second coupon and rewards for the store that is across town.


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    I turned in 20 cartridges today and also turned in a laptop charger that was for an older-than-dirt laptop that was tossed years ago. The $10 off $30 coupon at the bottom of the receipt was for today only, and I had no use for it. Am I correct in assuming those are tied to your account and can’t be passed on for anyone else to use?


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    @dionaea said in STAPLES Tech Take Back - receive $5 rewards when you recycle or shred in store 1x per month Starts 9/18:

    I turned in 20 cartridges today and also turned in a laptop charger that was for an older-than-dirt laptop that was tossed years ago. The $10 off $30 coupon at the bottom of the receipt was for today only, and I had no use for it. Am I correct in assuming those are tied to your account and can’t be passed on for anyone else to use?

    No, they can be used on any account but it is a one time use coupon most likely (16 digit code) if 5 digit, not a unique code.


  • 500 Club

    The printed expiration date may not be the actual expiration date in the system. Typically all coupons with the same 5-digit prefix expire at the same time. Someone will have to try an “expired” coupon to see if still works.


 

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