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Staples Continues to Offer Incredible Savings on Last-Minute Gifts for the Holidays

Company has the Latest Technology Products, Hot Brand-name Gadgets and More – All at Great Prices

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:45 am EST

Dateline:

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.

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NASDAQ:
SPLS
"Customers are telling us how thrilled they are with our selection, service and savings. As we head into the final days of the holiday shopping season, Staples stores and Staples.com have something for everyone, with everyday low prices and great deals, including more great gift ideas for under $10."

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is providing customers with great savings opportunities no matter when they choose to shop – early in the holiday season or on Christmas Eve. During the week of Dec. 20th, last-minute holiday shoppers will find great deals on everything from the latest technology gifts to fun stocking stuffers. Staples will extend store hours on Dec. 23rd and Dec. 24th making it easy for shoppers to pick up gifts for everyone on their list. Customers can also visit Staples’ Holiday Center at www.staples.com/holidaysavings to find an expanded assortment of holiday gifts and great deals on top products.

“Our goal is to make shopping easy for all of our customers by offering great ways to save on gifts during the entire holiday shopping season,” said Jevin Eagle, executive vice president of merchandising and marketing at Staples. “Customers are telling us how thrilled they are with our selection, service and savings. As we head into the final days of the holiday shopping season, Staples stores and Staples.com have something for everyone, with everyday low prices and great deals, including more great gift ideas for under $10.”

Last-Minute Gifts Ideas Include:

Sungale 7" Digital Picture Frame: Display digital photos in style with the elegant Sungale 7” Digital Picture Frame ($39.99; at times as low as $29.99). The frame’s internal memory holds up to 15 photos and is compatible with MS, SD/MMC memory cards. The slide show and step show features are perfect for showing off holiday photos and more.

Omnitech™ Bluetooth Headset and Hands-Free Car Kit: A great gift for anyone, from car-pooling parents to business travelers. The Omnitech™ Bluetooth Headset ($10.00) and Omnitech ™ Hands-free Car Kit ($20.00) make hands-free calling easy, with up to six hours of talk time and 150 hours standby time for the headset, and up to 12 hours talk time and 1,000 hours standby time for the car kit.

Garmin® 265WT Portable GPS: The Garmin® 265WT Portable GPS ($249.99; at times as low as $169.99) is the ultimate car navigator, preloaded with maps of the United States and Canada on a 4.3” full-color touch screen. Convenience is key with hands-free calling featuring Bluetooth technology and free traffic service for life which automatically adjusts routes based on real-time traffic data.

Staples Computer Cleaning Kit: Keep your new laptop running smoothly with the Staples Computer Cleaning Kit ($4.99). The cleaning kit includes canned air (3.5 oz.), screen cleaning spray (3 oz.), and two microfiber cleaning cloths. A cost-effective stocking stuffer to make sure your computer operates at peak performance.

Personalized Calendars: Create a gift that lasts the whole year. Holiday calendars ($9.99 via http://www.Staples.com/copyandprint and $12.99 in-store) can easily be created from a template or customized with personal photos and are perfect to help everyone remember important dates.

Holiday Cards: Create fun and personalized holiday cards for friends and family at Staples Copy and Print Centers. Personalized photo cards ($9.99 for 24 cards and blank white envelopes) feature more than 20 unique designs. With same-day service available, it is never too late to get those holiday or New Year’s cards in the mail.

…and don’t forget the batteries: During the holiday season (through 12/26), Staples will be offering 100% back in Staples Rewards® on 20 packs of AA or AAA Duracell® batteries. It’s like getting batteries for free, and a great way to ensure toys and electronics stay working long after the holidays have passed.

About Staples

Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2008 sales of $23 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008, Staples acquired Corporate Express, one of the world’s leading suppliers of office products to businesses and institutions. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

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Mark Crowley, 508-253-0767
mark.crowley@staples.com

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