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Staples: FREE 20-pk. Duracell Batteries

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 29, 2009 · 27 comments

FREE Duracell Batteries
Through December 26th you can score FREE 20-packs of Duracell Batteries at Staples! Just become a Staples Rewards member, buy a 20-pk. at $12.99, and you'll get $12.99 back in Staples Rewards automatically.

The site says limit 2 per customer per week, so if I'm reading that correctly, it sounds like we can get 2 FREE packs every week through the 26th making for a potential of 8 FREE 20-pks. of batteries!

Thanks, Money Saving Madness!

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1 rebecca meyers November 29, 2009 at 9:15 am

How dose staples rewards work? do you get the money towards the next order( like walgreenes)? or dose it take the money off instantly?


2 Brigitte November 29, 2009 at 10:02 am

I clicked on the above link to go to the website and it says the rewards will be mailed in January, so it looks like they are not an immediate reward.


3 MichelleK November 29, 2009 at 10:02 am

Rebecca, here is the information from Staples site:

Staples Rewards are mailed within 30 days of the end of the calendar quarter. Redeem your rewards any way you'd like - online at®, over the phone at 1-800-333-3330 or in any Staples store by the expiration date.

And here is the link with that information and how to enroll. When I signed up I did so through their website and printed off the temporary card. You should receive your hard copy in about 2 weeks. hth


4 rebecca meyers November 29, 2009 at 10:42 am

Thank You!!!


5 Stacy November 29, 2009 at 11:48 am

They actually have a very good rewards program. As someone already said, you don't get rewards until the quarter ends, but they give you a pretty long time to use them.


6 Deni November 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm

There's also a $25 off $25 worth of Sharpies products right now, but the code on the website doesn't work. When I called Staples they had a 2 hour customer service wait time, but they said in the recorded message to call back during the week and they will honor the discount.


7 Tara Kuczykowski November 29, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Deni, the Sharpies deal doesn't start until tomorrow. It's a Cyber Monday deal, so I'll post it later this evening.


8 Mary November 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Do you have to pay for shipping for the batteries?


9 Deni November 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Tara, on the Staples website it says that the Cyber Monday deals are good Sun 6 am through Monday midnight ET. I ordered them with the batteries and I'm praying that they'll honor it. Now I just have to remember to call them tomorrow or Tuesday.


10 Wylene November 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Staples Rewards sounds like reaalllyy slow Register Rewards from Walgreens :)


11 Heartland Hannah November 29, 2009 at 7:31 pm

The cyber Monday deals are supposed to start now according to the email I received from Staples and I did order the keyboards and dvd/cd sets from the sale successfully last night but I also could not get the sharpie coupon to work no matter what I did. However the 24 pack set is sold out already so some people must have figured it out - that or they ordered them anyway and figured Staples would come through after the fact.

On the batteries, it's not a cyber Monday promo so it will work now. The big question I have is how do they define "week"? Does every week start on a certain day like Sunday or Monday or do you need to wait 8 days from the last battery order? I've looked all over and cannot find the answer to that one.


12 MichelleK November 29, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Rebecca you're very welcome.
Heartland Hannah I believe the regular sales ads run Sunday-Saturday.

I have been a rewards member for almost a year. I took advantage of signing up for the e-rewards promotion and only wait about 3 weeks now to receive any type of rewards, whether it be for ink recycling or other purchases. I have been very happy with all my purchases made at Staples and prefer their customer service and coupon friendly attitude as to other stores. I have nothing but positive things to say about them.


13 Paula November 29, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Sorry I am still a bit confussed. Do these rewards only work with items online or are they somthing you pick up in the stores? How are they on shipping? Sounds like Michelle really finds it to be a good value.


14 carolyn November 30, 2009 at 11:47 am

I just tried place an order for the sharpies and I was told that the offer was no longer any good and that they had the add in a lot of places and they were trying to remove them all and that if I looked on the main page it said it was no longer available. I emailed a complaint and then went back to the main page and the offer was still on there. This is advertising fraud and I wish I knew who to contact, because that illegal. I love Staples the store but I have always had problems with


15 Lauren November 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm

carolyn, I ordered last night at 9:30pm, found Sharpies that were still in stock and over $25 worth. Well, some were gone by the time I got the email confirmation and all but one item was gone in the order that customer service had when I called. The deal is apparently now dead and they have no Sharpies left. So eventhough I ordered $25 worth in my cart and the deal was supposedly still active, no go...

Paula, they offer a percentage of every purchase in Staples rewards. at the end of the quarter if you're over $10 they send you the rebate that can be used at STaples within a certain period of time. They offer promotions that give you more rewards, like the batteries at 100% Staples rewards, or sometimes you'll see the boxes of paper with 10 or 20% rewards. The main thing is that you get the percentage on everything purchased, online or in store. Shipping to the store is free :D


16 Brianna December 1, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Yeah, what is considered two per week I wonder....Monday to Sunday?


17 marca January 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm

What would happen if you used the "rewards" 12.98 check for the batteries and bought another item say for $15, then returned the item?
Would they give you a full refund, in effect, cash back for the batteries?


18 Negative Nellie January 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Nope. The might offer gift card or rewards credit for return, but they won't give cash back for an item purchased with Rewards certificate.

When do I get my Rewards Certificate? Waiting on $71.94 here.


19 wylene January 21, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I'm waiting on my rewards too.


20 Cindy S. February 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I'm still waiting also!


21 Holly February 20, 2010 at 12:20 am

It is Febuary 19,2010. I am still waiting on my rewards. I did
email Staples today to find out where it is. I was just wondering if I am the only one still waiting for it to arrive?


22 Megs February 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I have been on hold for FOREVER with the rewards department. If you, like me, used Staples Rewards money to pay for your batteries, your order is not eligible for staples rewards. I whined enough that they are issuing me a one time one.
From their site- "Qualifying Purchase Amount is the amount paid at checkout after application of all promotions, coupons and Rewards redemption" My Sharpie deal and batteries combined within a couple cents of my previous quaters rewards, I was so excited; too good to be true:(
Now I know...


23 Tara Kuczykowski February 24, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Thanks for sharing, Megs. I had no idea either! I'm glad they made a one-time exception.


24 Cindy February 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm

I received my rewards after sending a couple emails.


25 Dan February 25, 2010 at 9:17 am

Note that Staples will not issue any rewards if they don't have an address on file for you. Apparently, when you sign up for a new Staples Rewards card they give you the card, but it's of no use until you call them to provide your address.

Also, if you provide an address after you have used the card for a purchase that should generate a reward, you will not automatically get that reward. I had to call them and tell them the whole story at which point they issued some kind of "courtesy coupon" (which I haven't actually received yet) in the amount of the original reward.

To summarize - call and ensure they have an address for you and make sure that the reward you should be getting for your battery purchase is recognized.


26 Katie March 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

thanks so much for the help ladies.. I signed up in store several months ago--bought wedding invites there---never received a reward/statement or anything. I'll be giving them a call tomorrow to make sure they have my address/maybe I can get a "courtesty coupon"-- I sure know I spent enough to get one.


27 michelle July 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm

NEVER got my duracell rewards. 2 packs for 2 weeks. Friend same thing. (8 total packs - over 125 dollars!!) Supposed to be FREE!!! NO online support. NO response to e-mail. Hours and hours on phone with No answer from a human...


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