I had a $50.80 Rewards certificate from the 100% Rewards Backpack rebate back in July.
Currently Staples has a 100% Rewards on the 20-pack of Duracell batteries deal; You can buy up to 2 packs a week thru 12/16.
I spent the remainder on a printer ink cartridge, because I always need ink with all the coupons I print.
I used to think printer ink was too expensive to buy at any of the Office Stores, so I always bought it at Walmart, paying around $23.00 for the Red box, which I later found out is the LOTS smaller size.
The XL size box of my ink at Staples costs $29.99 for the Black, but, Staples pays back 10% Rewards on ink purchases - or, $3.00 in this case - AND $3.00 Rewards back when you redeem your empty ink cartridge. So after Rewards, I pay $23.99 for a 500-print cartridge, as opposed to the old 175-print cartridge I used to pay the same price for.
- 50.80 Rewards certificate
+ .36 tax
= $5.53 oop