February 28, 2013 at 07:30 AM EST
Staples’ New Industry-Leading Program Offers Rewards on Everything

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office supply company and second largest internet retailer, today announced a new industry-leading U.S. Staples Rewards program that gives members five percent back on everything, including technology and services, and provides free shipping on Staples.com. Starting March 15 and free to all customers, the new Staples Rewards program was created based on insights from small business customers.

“At Staples, we’ve created an exceptional program that delivers what our customers asked for: five percent back in Staples Rewards on everything, plus free shipping with no minimum purchase,” said Alison Corcoran, Senior Vice President, Stores and Online Marketing, Staples. “Our brand new Staples Rewards program provides more value than ever and makes it easier for small business customers to get all the products they need to succeed.”

To proactively meet specific needs of our customers, additional Staples Rewards benefits will be introduced in the coming months for Rewards Plus and Premier Members including exclusive Staples Copy & Print and Staples EasyTech™ services.

To sign up for free Staples Rewards membership or for more information about the Staples Rewards program, please visit StaplesRewardsCenter.com.

The only exclusions to the Staples Rewards program are taxes, postage stamps, gift 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. Currently, orders on any third party Web sites, purchases on staplescopycenter.com, print.staples.com, and staplespromotionalproducts.com do not apply.

The new Rewards program complements our Staples omnichannel experience which allows customers to shop online at Staples.com, via phone or mobile app. Customers who visit one of the more than 1,500 Staples stores in the U.S. can order in advance using Reserve Online, Pick-up in Store, which allows for same day in-store pick-up on select online items, or Ship to Store that lets customers ship their order to the store closest to their business for convenience.

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.

Contacts:

Staples
Carrie McElwee, 508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com
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