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Staples Introduces Classroom Rewards: 5 Percent Back to Teachers

Portion of parents’ back to school purchases go directly back to their child’s teacher

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:19 am EDT

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.
"We know that every year teachers spend nearly 500 dollars of their own money on classroom supplies and we are excited to help give back a portion of that expense"

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples today announced the launch of Classroom Rewards, a program that enables parents to contribute 5 percent of their Back to School purchases to a teacher or school of their choice.

According to The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 94 percent of teachers reported spending their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement. During this upcoming Back to School season, Staples will help offset this expense through a joint effort with parents. Now through September 15, 2019, parents can give 5 percent of in-store and online purchases back to a teacher or school of their choosing through Classroom Rewards.

“We know that every year teachers spend nearly 500 dollars of their own money on classroom supplies and we are excited to help give back a portion of that expense,” said Mike Motz, Staples US Retail CEO. “This upcoming Back to School season, in addition to the assortment and value customers expect at Staples, we are now bringing together teachers, parents and students, through a program where everyone is rewarded. Every time parents check out at Staples, they can feel confident that not only their child has the tools for a successful school year, but so does the teacher.”

How Does Classroom Rewards Work?

  • Teachers or schools enroll at Staples.com/classroomrewards and earn 5 dollars just for enrolling!*
  • Once enrolled, parents visit the Classroom Rewards website, select their child’s teacher’s name or school and enter their receipt number and purchase amount
  • Staples then gives 5 percent of that purchase back in Staples Rewards to the teacher or school, up to 250 dollars

In addition to Classroom Rewards, Staples will host Community Shopping Events, an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to come together to shop, save and kick-off the school year together in a local Staples Store. Each store will host its own Community Shopping Night during the season with dates to be announced next month.

Visit staples.com/classroomrewards for more information and to enroll.

About Staples Retail
Staples US Retail supports lifelong achievement for small businesses and consumers with the products and resources they need for continued professional and personal growth. With a focus on community and shared learning, Staples retail locations serve millions of customers from entrepreneurs and small businesses owners to parents, teachers and students. For more information about Staples Retail and to stay up to date on weekly deals, please visit us in stores or online at staples.com®.

Offer valid on purchases made 5/19/19 - 9/15/19 in Staples ® U.S. stores or online at staples.com. Exclusions apply. Each eligible receipt may be applied to only (1) Classroom Rewards Teacher. No limit to the number of receipts participants may enter during offer period. In order to qualify and earn 5% back in rewards on eligible purchases for teachers, participant must complete the following steps: 1) Visit staples.com/classroomrewards, select “Add a Receipt” in the “Parent section”. 2) Select the teacher you would like to support. 3) Enter your Staples receipt information and submit. Submissions will only be accepted from 5/19/19- 9/15/19. Rewards member who is enrolled within the classroom rewards program will earn 5% back in rewards, up to $250, for submitted, qualifying purchases that are made at Staples U.S. stores or online at staples.com. All earned rewards, up to $250, will be paid out in a one-time payout with the October 2019 Rewards statements. Earned Classroom Rewards for the benefit of teachers/classrooms are in addition to (and not in lieu of) the rewards benefits which are otherwise earned by the applicable members in accordance with the current Staples Rewards Program. Postage stamps, prepaid phone cards, gift cards, savings passes, purchases made on third-party websites, taxes, and shipping fees do not count toward earning rewards. Rewards are not redeemable for cash. Staples is not liable for unclaimed or expired Rewards. Purchase eligible for Rewards is the amount paid at checkout after application of all promotions, coupons and rewards redemptions. To the extent that Product specific coupons were applied pro rata in a transaction in the past for the purposes of calculating Qualifying Purchase Amount(s) for Rewards, this means such coupons were proportionately allocated across all items purchased in a given transaction. Purchases made pursuant to a contract with Staples Contract & Commercial, Inc., are not eligible for the Staples Rewards Program. The sale, barter or transfer of Rewards, except by Staples, is expressly prohibited. Abuse of the Staples Rewards program, including violation of program policies, or other improper conduct as determined by Staples, may result in legal action, cancellation of member's account, exclusion from the program, forfeiture of all rewards accrued, and liability for past rewards redeemed. Staples reserves the right to change the rewards program at any time without notice. Staples Rewards membership is FREE. Full Staples Rewards program details apply, for more information visit staples.com/rewards.

*Classroom Rewards ($5 Gift Reward for teachers enrolling in the program by 9/15):
Offer valid 5/19/19 – 9/15/19 by enrolling in the Classroom Rewards program by September 15, 2019, a $5 gift reward will be added to qualifying teacher “Classroom Rewards” account and be paid out with October 2019 Rewards statements. Rewards may be redeemed at any Staples® store or on staples.com by the expiration date printed on your reward. Rewards are not redeemable for cash. Staples is not liable for unclaimed or expired Rewards. Promotional Rewards may not be applied to taxes, credit remittance, shipping charges, gift cards, prepaid phone cards, postage stamps, excludes select ink and toner, prior purchases, Staples Industrial(sm) purchases, purchases made on staplesmobile.com, or purchases on third-party Web sites. Purchase eligible for Rewards is the amount paid at checkout after application of all promotions, coupons and rewards redemptions. To the extent that Product specific coupons were applied pro rata in a transaction in the past for the purposes of calculating Qualifying Purchase Amount(s) for Rewards, this means such coupons were proportionately allocated across all items purchased in a given transaction. Purchases made pursuant to a contract with Staples Contract & Commercial, Inc., are not eligible for the Staples Rewards Program. The sale, barter or transfer of Rewards, except by Staples, is expressly prohibited. Abuse of the Staples Rewards program, including violation of program policies, or other improper conduct as determined by Staples, may result in legal action, cancellation of member's account, exclusion from the program, forfeiture of all rewards accrued, and liability for past rewards redeemed. Staples reserves the right to change the rewards program at any time without notice. Full Staples Rewards program details apply, for more information visit staples.com/rewards.

Contact:

Meghan McCarrick
(508) 253-2379
Meghan.mccarrick@staples.com

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