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Staples Teacher Rewards Makes it Easy with More Ways to Save on Supplies

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>New Teacher Rewards Program Launches May 15 with Exclusive Benefits</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Staples Teacher Rewards Makes it Easy with More Ways to Save on Supplies

12:05 EDT Wednesday, May 08, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (Business Wire) -- In celebration of teachers, Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office supply company and second largest internet retailer, today introduced the new Staples Teachers Rewards program, exclusively for educators. Beginning May 15, the program will give teachers 10 percent back in Staples Rewards on teaching and art supplies. For everything else, including technology and services, teachers will receive five percent back in Staples Rewards. As always, Staples Rewards offers fast and free shipping at Staples.com.

“At Staples, we appreciate the key role teachers play in the lives of students, and we know that many teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, stores and online marketing, Staples. “We're proud to support teachers throughout the year to keep their classrooms running smoothly and to help their students succeed. Teachers can now count on Staples for even better value on our full supply of classroom essentials all year long.”

The Staples Teachers Rewards program provides 10 percent back in Staples Rewards on a wide range of classroom supplies including décor, educational games and puzzles, teaching aids, teaching and education books, dictionaries, locker accessories, colored pencils, crayons, drafting tools, easel pads, maps, globes, and teacher planners as well as many more. In addition, an expanded assortment of teacher supplies is now available on Staples.com. For more information on how teachers and customers can save with the new Staples Rewards program, please visit StaplesRewardsCenter.com.

The only exclusions to the Staples Rewards program are taxes, postage stamps, gift and cash cards, delivery charges, coupons, pre-paid phone cards and purchases made on third-party Web sites. Free shipping is available on all Staples.com orders but not on orders on any third-party Web sites, staplescopycenter.com, print.staples.com or staplespromotionalproducts.com.

About Staples
Staples is the world's largest office products company and second largest internet retailer. For 26 years, Staples has served the needs of business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.

Staples Inc.
Karen Pevenstein, 508-253-0879
Karen.Pevenstein@Staples.com
or
Carrie McElwee, 508-253-0879
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com

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