Staples is not normally a place I would shop because they are so expensive compared to Walmart and Target. If I need office equipment such as a desk chair or a printer I would go over to Sam’s Club or Costco or probably look on Amazon. They do however offer some amazing targeted coupons via email and for some reason they love to send me $10 off $10 coupons which forces me to make a weekly trip to the retailer.
Just like CVS and Walgreens I get weekly coupons to Staples. Normally the CVS coupons are for 15 to 30% off in-store while the Staples are a guaranteed $10 off $10 per week. You can then go into a local Staples and buy something for $11 and just pay $1 using a printout or showing them the email’s linked barcode. I have done this over 15 times now and they are still sending me emails. I normally just buy a box of K-Cups that are priced at $11 then pay $1 because I normally do not need office supplies.
Sign-up for $10 off $10 Coupons in Your Email:
Just head over to the Staples.com site and sign-up for their rewards program and their weekly newsletter. We just delete all the emails that come that do not have the weekly $10 off coupon in them. You just look inside the email and it may have a headline such as this week’s from “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the headline “Happy HP Savings Month! Your deals are waiting …” The deals are waiting part of the subject line may be what they normally use. Keep in mind that some weeks it is hard to tell what the email subject line will be related that will have the coupon inside so you have to check all of them. Update: We believe what causes this to start up in your email is to recycle ink cartridges then hopefully you will start seeing the $10 off $10 coupons in your email.
NEW! Text Message Promotion
This week it is a little different as they are doing some sort of text message promotion. If you Text Message: EXCLUSIVE to 555444 you can get a $10 off $10 coupon sent to you. If you’ve already been on the Staples text list you can’t get the coupon. They’ll text you a link to the coupon after you subscribe. Coupon expires 2 weeks from when you get it. Valid in store, online, or by phone.
New! Birthday $5 Freebie
Check Your Emails for Possible FREE $5 Staples Gift Reward
You may have received an email with a $5 Staples Gift Reward titled “Surprise! $5 Staples Gift Reward Inside.” If you got this, it’s like FREE money to use in-stores or almost anything – note, exclusions may apply. This reward may be redeemed in-stores, online, or by phone. You have until the next Thursday,to use your reward.
The food takeout wars have been heating up as new entrants into the market set their sights on market leader GrubHub which currently controls 20% of the $70+ billion market. GrubHub is the most established online ordering service, with over 8.75 million active diners ordering more than 324,600 grubs a day in over 1,000 cities.
Enter your address into the Grubhub app or online here and a list of local restaurants appear. You can refine your search by type of cuisine, rating (one through five stars and up), time of delivery, price, or restaurants that have tracking for your order, restaurants that are new, or restaurants that have coupons.
I only had 25 restaurants on my list. Most of them require you to order about an hour in advance. Only one had an option to order 30 minutes in advance. Nearly every restaurant also had an additional fee, from $2 to $6. Make sure to plan ahead when making orders with any delivery service as it may take an hour.
Compare Grubhub to Yelp and Eat24
Yelp has more than 1 million restaurants reviewed on its site, it also owns OpenTable and UrbanSpoon where its users can make reservations at restaurants they have reviewed. Yelp’s purchase of Eat24 added online ordering of restaurant takeout food. For the restaurants that Eat24 serviced, which numbered about 20,000 at the time, Yelp added a widget to takeout diners’ orders after they reviewed the restaurant.
At the core of the services offered by both companies is an online ordering engine that quickly connects diners with the restaurants of their choice. Both of their applications, which are available on desktop and mobile devices, provide users with easy navigation experiences to search for restaurants by a multitude of criteria. With Eat24, users can find their restaurant directly through the Eat24 application or from Yelp’s review site. The list can be parsed by categories like “Top Rated,” “Distance,” “Newest,” and “Minimum Order.”
In comparison, GrubHub has a library of twice as many restaurants to order from. Both offer free delivery in one hour or less, notifications updating order status, 24/7 customer service and order recall. Eat24 relies on the restaurant’s own delivery driver or a third-party service. GrubHub has operated the same way in the past but uses its own drivers in certain cities. That gives GrubHub an edge in the delivery wars because the biggest complaint from food delivery customers is late delivery.
Grubhub has a larger footprint and has built a solid reputation for customer service. Eat24 is less established, but it has access to Yelp’s 130 million monthly visitors. If you use Yelp to look at restaurant reviews, you connect to Eat24 by clicking a button.
Compare Grubhub to Postmates
One of the biggest problems with using Grubhub and Yelp Eat 24 compared to Postmates is that you cannot order from any restaurant. You can order anything from virtually anywhere with Postmates even if they do not have a relationship. You also are not stuck with trying to come up with a minimum order. Minimum orders are not a thing at all with Postmates are you can just order a Starbucks Latte if you pay the delivery fee. Although, Postmates does not offer ratings of restaurants to help you decide which ones are best they also do not let you use coupons. The best thing to find which app offers a better deal from the restaurant you frequent the most. One other benefit of using Grubhub is that when they give you a promo code you can use it towards the entire bill and you cannot do this with Postmates. For example. The current promo code for Grubhub is $7 off which you get off the total bill compared with Postmates you only get $10 off only the delivery fee and not the food or drink.
How Does Grubhub Make Money?
GrubHub’s success has been driven by providing a superior customer experience on both sides. For its restaurant clients, its online ordering platform provides an instant boost in takeout sales. For its grubbers, they promise a fully cooked made-to-order meal at their doorsteps within an hour of ordering.
Diners can even track their orders on a special GrubHub app. GrubHub charges the restaurants 14.2% of the food bill. Although it doesn’t charge diners for using its service, restaurants can apply a small delivery charge.
The food delivery business is still growing rapidly. The only way to determine which one deserves your business is to try them both and compare them to their next competitor such as Door Dash or UberEats.
Amazon’s Echo is getting a touchscreen and many new features. The online retailer introduced the Echo Show featuring a 7-inch touchscreen and dual 2-inch stereo speakers. It can also do everything that an Alexa-powered device can do right now, including access third-party skills, tell you the forecast, set a timer, and play music. The Echo Show is available for pre-order in black or white and will start shipping on Wednesday, June 28.
Right now if you buy two of them and enter the code SHOW2PACK at checkout, you’ll activate a special $100 discount. So you’ll get two new Echo Shows for the price of two standard Echos. Go in on this deal with a friend, or buy a few for yourself (they work very well in multiple rooms). Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things.
Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, talk with family and friends (if they have Echos as well), see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask. Select two-day shipping when you checkout, and Amazon says you’ll have it the very day it’s released. Read More ▶ (more…)
Right now with Discover It you are earning a full 5% back at Sam’s Club plus another 5% online offer in Discover Deals. Put those two stackable offers together for this quarter and it’s hard to beat. I ordered a garage door opener from those links and cards.
Discover It is also bringing back the restaurants for the next quarter. This comes a quarter later than 2016 when we would already be saving 5% back on dining. We are surprised Chase Freedom has not mentioned any bonus yet for dining out.
Discover released a sneak peek at the 5% cash back bonus categories for July through December 2017. You’ll earn the bonus on everyday purchases at restaurants, Amazon, and more! (more…)
There are many banks and credit unions to get your miles, points, and cash back from. If you want to maximize your points and miles you better start the right way especially because some banks count applications against you. The one bank in general with some of the best credit cards is Chase bank.
Chase knows they monopolize some of the hottest credit cards and we actually broke news back in the day they came out with the Freedom Card before any other site. It’s been one of the best cards of all-time with the quarterly bonuses. What Chase does is limit your approval based on how many cards you’ve applied for in the past with the “5/24 rule.”
We recommend you apply for a Chase Credit Card first before any other card because of the strict rule they mandated over a year ago. Grab a few Chase Cards then as soon as they accept you go for the gold with all the other fantastic cards on the market such as Discover It.
What does 5/24 rule mean?
It’s more of a credit card insider term meaning they typically won’t approve you for some of their cards if you’ve opened more than five accounts in the past 24 months. The following cards are subjected to this rule: