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Staples FREE 4 GB USB flash drive after rewards!

Posted October 4, 2011

Staples is offering a FREE 4BG SanDisk USB flash drive after Staples rewards!

The flash drive is $17.99 - $11 instant rebate - $6.99 rebate using the coupon found HERE.

Must be a Staples Rewards member to get this deal. Limit 3 per customer. Coupon valid through 10/8. Thanks to Jen at for this one!


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  • FlyingUnderTheRadar Oct 6, 2011

    Oxy...TOO Funny!!

    Yes, too I am thinking the rewards will pair up nicely w/ holiday shopping...some of my family's only option for office supplies (besides online which they don't wanna do) is the local 'Skid-Marx', to this will help them out, too...

  • Oxymoron02 Oct 5, 2011

    Artie, as with all things free after reward, yes, you have to pay for it up front, and yes, it is only technically free if you use the reward later. As a former bureacrat, Staples is one of my favorite stores. I can get lost in their variety of Post-It notes. My husband used to own an MBE, so he and I can wax philosophical about the quality and brightness of paper for 30 minutes before the staff ask us to get a room.

    I can think of half a dozen things I'd like to run into Staples for right now, but I can wait, I hope.

    Besides, if nothing else, the rewards will issue near the holidays when my husband is, inevitably, realizing we are low on packing tape, peanuts, bubble wrap or appropriately size boxes for shipping gifts all over creation. When he has that revelation, I got free flash drives out of the deal.

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar Oct 5, 2011

    When I went today (Capital/M'brook), I asked about the flash drive (to save time)...they are keeping them behind the counter, not with the normal wall/aisle display of flashdrives...also turned in 3 generic cartridges (leftover from work) that will be $ 10 ea in have to buy an HP ink to get this deal, but my 'yeller' is getting low, so it worked out pretty good.

  • grantfamilysavings Oct 5, 2011

    RBC Bank is partnering with Communities in Schools of Wake County to support CIS Wake's Build-a-Backpack program. All RBC banking centers in Wake County will be collecting school supplies starting October 11th- November 4th. The school supplies will go to economically disadvantaged students in the Wake County public school system and they need flash drives! For more info, visit

  • watchhillgirl Oct 5, 2011

    Artie, I understand how you feel, but there are other things that I do with staples to get more rewards. The ink cartridges for my printer, I turn them in, and get $2.00 credit on my rewards card. Normally they are just thrown away. Right now if you had in a generic ink cartridge you get $10.00 reward as long as you buy and ink cartridge then. I also get 10% off the ink with my card. I don't use staples alot, but do take advantage of the free paper, photo paper and now the free flash drives. They will make nice stocking stuffers for me. I only "paid" $6.99 per flash and got a $6.99 credit to use at a future date, that I will use and get something else. You might have picked up the wrong flash if they were charging you $10.00 each.

  • wral suks bauls Oct 5, 2011

    Blah.. not worth the time. FYI you don't get the item for "free". Basically you get "credit" at the end of the month put on your rewards card to redeem in store. So the item is "free" persay, however you must spend $32 out of pocket when you buy them today and just have that credited to your rewards later (according to the cashier, it's not even instantly). Then you can use that $32 in-store only. I never shop at staples, and most things in there can be found significantly cheaper in Walmart, or about 1/10 of the price on She rang my 3 4gb memory sticks up, scanned the 3 rewards cards, and the 3 coupons, and it came up $30 some dollars (I think $32 or 36). Not really interested in spending that type of money and being forced to turn around and spend it in store. I just checked amazon and they had 4gb memory sticks for $5 with the student amazon prime I have (also free for students). The paper deal was a good deal, this... not so much. No thanks..

  • Oxymoron02 Oct 4, 2011

    Also, know that when you redeem your rewards, the reward value comes off pre-tax. If rewards bring your merchandise to zero, your tax is zero. So long as you USE the rewards, in the end you won't even be out the sales tax.

  • watchhillgirl Oct 4, 2011

    I went this evening and got my 3. It cost me $22 and change. But I will get back almost $21.00 in rewards. So then I can use the rewards to buy ink cartridges or what ever. These will make nice stocking stuffers!

  • ellensmith Oct 4, 2011

    so what am i paying out of pocket?

  • Oxymoron02 Oct 4, 2011

    Actually, it's free after rewards, not rebate.