I LOVE to recycle ink at Staples and earn rewards. Last week, we posted all about the rewards system but after that post, one of our readers (Amber) e-mailed me and let me know that Staples had updated their policy. Here's the new policy regarding ink recycling:
"Each Member is eligible to receive Ink Recycling Rewards ("Recycling Rewards") on ink recycling, as defined below, performed at Staples stores, if the Member has spent at least $30 in ink and/or toner purchases at Staples over the previous 180 days. Ink and/or toner purchases made on the date of recycling are calculated toward minimum purchase requirement. Minimum purchase requirement is net of coupons, taxes, and shipping charges. Ink resellers and remanufacturers are strictly prohibited from earning Ink Recycling Rewards.
Each Member can recycle up to 10 cartridges per month of any used ink or toner cartridge sold at any retail store in the U.S. and receive $2 back in Recycling Rewards per cartridge. The Member must be physically present at the store when the cartridges are turned in for recycling and a Membership account is identified. Staples will accept additional cartridges for recycling but Recycling Rewards will only be issued for the first 10 qualifying cartridges per calendar month per Member. Recycling Rewards may be used for the same purposes and are under the same restrictions as Rewards. "
Basically this means, you can recycle ink but if you want the rewards, you'll have to purchase ink at some point too. Either way, it is an AMAZING program. Huge thanks to Amber for pointing out the new policy!