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Staples Makes it Easy to Shop and Save this Holiday Season

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Extensive Savings and Selection on Technology</b></i> </p>

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Staples Makes it Easy to Shop and Save this Holiday Season07:55 EDT Thursday, November 03, 2011 FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company, is making it easy to shop and save on the newest technology this holiday season. Staples Easy Tech Associate Adrian Alvez sets up the tablet display at a Staples in New York City (Photo: Business Wire) “Staples is offering great value to our customers this holiday shopping season with a broad range of the hottest technology and unbelievable deals all season long,” said Jevin Eagle, executive vice president, merchandising and marketing, Staples. “With the latest selection of laptops, tablets and a full line of e-readers including the new Kindle Fire, Staples makes it easy to find great tech products for everyone on their list.” Easy Ways to Save Customers don't have to wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Staples is offering shoppers tremendous ways to save every day in-store (www.staples.com/weeklyad), online and through social media all season long. For example, purchase a new laptop ($599 and up) and recycle your old one, and Staples will provide you with $100 back in a Visa Prepaid Card. Visit www.tradeupandrecycle.com for more information. Starting Monday, November 7, Staples.com will also debut special weekly Monday deals featuring amazing savings off a variety of tech items. Staples will also provide exclusive deals and daily giveaways via social media. To take advantage of these savings, follow Staples on Twitter at www.twitter.com/staples and on Facebook at www.staples.com/facebook . Hot Tech for the Season “Hot this season for tech are e-readers, and Staples will carry the leading brands that are sure to be on everyone's wish-list,” said Eagle. “This includes the new Kindle Fire, Amazon's 7-inch, color touchscreen tablet and Kindle Touch, now available for pre-order, in addition to Kindle for just $79 as well as NOOK Color and NOOK Simple Touch Reader.” Customers will also find a great selection of cool laptops ranging from value-priced to the newest, cutting-edge ultra-thin notebooks. Staples also carries a full line of Android tablets featuring the new Toshiba Thrive with its interchangeable colors, full-size ports and access to Android's full marketplace of Apps. Also new for this year, Staples is now offering an expanded assortment of mobile phones from AT & T, Verizon and T-Mobile with $50 off all costing $50 or more in-store (with a 2 year contract) now through December 31; available in more than 500 stores. Staples offers shoppers the ability to test-out e-readers, mobile phones and tablets in-store at interactive displays and EasyTech associates to provide a wide range of services from selection to set-up. Shop the Easy Way With more than 1,500 store locations, free delivery on Staples.com (11/20-12/21), a price-match guarantee and the ability to check product ratings and reviews via smartphones, Staples makes it easy to shop for tech gifts this season whether checking off that list online or picking up last minute gifts in-store. About Staples Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50055500&lang=en for Staples, Inc.Samantha Halpern, 401-278-4471shalpern@duffyshanley.comorStaples, Inc.Karen Pevenstein, 508-253-0879Karen.Pevenstein@Staples.com