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Staples Makes It Easy to Unwrap Holiday Savings

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Black Friday Savings all Week</b></i> </p>

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Staples Makes It Easy to Unwrap Holiday Savings07:05 EST Thursday, November 08, 2012 FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company and second largest internet retailer, makes it easy to shop and save during the holiday season with special Black Friday savings all week and free shipping on Staples.com starting November 18. “Staples is making it easy for our customers to unwrap unbelievable savings this holiday season," said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president of retail marketing, Staples. "Whether you shop in-store or online, Staples carries all the must-have gifts from e-readers to ultrabooks for everyone on your list.” Unwrap Savings Only at Staples, customers can unwrap Black Friday savings on a wide selection of the hottest technology. Early Bird Deals (5am-Noon) include select HP, Windows 8-based PCs for $299.99 and up (more than $200 in savings) and a $20 gift card with the purchase of a new Kindle Fire HD (after Easy Rebate). Starting November 18, visit Staples.com early and often to take advantage of Black Friday savings all week with special deals in-store and online. In addition, Staples.com will debut special two-day deals on Mondays and Tuesdays from November 12 through December 18 with savings on technology products and additional items. Mobile users will also be able to take advantage of special deals from 11 p.m. Thanksgiving night to 11 a.m. on Black Friday with unique offers when they visit Staples.com on their smartphone. Unwrap Technology Staples is the destination for technology this holiday season with great offers on a broad selection that ranges from the hottest new computers and tablets optimized for Microsoft Windows 8 to the latest e-readers and tech accessories. Staples is making Windows 8 easy for customers with the exclusive “8 was Easy” program which includes free personalized training, free support and free startup with the purchase of any Windows 8-based computer or tablet. Consumers who purchase any Windows 8-based PC regularly priced at $699 and above will also receive free data transfer from their old computer. In addition, Staples is also making it easy to upgrade to a new tablet or e-reader with two amazing offers on these must have gifts. When customers purchase a new Windows 8 or Windows RT tablet such as the Samsung ATIV Windows 8 Tablet, and register to recycle and ship their old tablet for free, they will receive a prepaid Visa card up to $250 from Staples. Customers looking to surprise their loved ones with the new Kindle Fire HD can also recycle their old Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet and receive a $40 prepaid Visa card when they register. Visit www.tradeupandrecycle.com for more information. Unwrap Easy New this year, busy shoppers can reserve products online and pick them up in store. Staples customers can enjoy the ease of online shopping with the convenience of in-store pick up at the closest participating Staples location- normally within two hours of ordering. From exclusive wrapping and shipping products from Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery® collection to an expanded assortment of personalized cards, calendars and invites from Staples Copy & Print Center to UPS centers in every store, Staples makes it easy for customers to cross off their holiday check list. For more information on Staples holiday offerings from savings to selection, visit www.staples.com/holidaycenter 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 88,000 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. Follow Staples on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/staples and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/staples. StaplesKaren Pevenstein, 508-253-0879Karen.Pevenstein@Staples.comorCarrie McElwee, 508-253-1405Carrie.McElwee@staples.com