When I had the opportunity to work with Staples for “Back to School,” it wasn’t a difficult decision. In fact, I’m a rewards member there already, I use them for a variety of business needs from shipping to copy & print, and of course it’s where I was going for back to school shopping anyway!
When my oldest was first starting school, I remember having to go to several stores, looking for items that he needed. The next year, and every year since, we go to Staples and get it all done in one trip. Not only do they have everything a preschooler or elementary school kids would need (and trust me I know, I have 3 of them), but they have anything you’ll need for older students all the way through college as well.
For example, need a new laptop or tablet? Staples has it, and even better, they have plenty of knowledgeable people in the store to help find what you need. If you’re shopping online, as I did for a tablet, you can also have any questions answered by someone at Staples.com via Live Chat. After I spoke with an online associate via chat, I narrowed down what I needed to the Samsung Galaxy Tablet. It’s small, easy to transport, but works where ever there is a wireless signal and has a whopping 8GB of storage, it’s just what I need for blogging while on the go. This would be perfect for students as well.
Staples did provide me with a tablet for review, but as I mentioned before, I normally do my all of my Back to School shopping with Staples anyway. I was able to purchase all of the items for my kids in one 35 minute trip to my local Staples in Dover, Delaware. Most of the school supplies are located in one area, so I was able to move easily down the aisle and check off one item after another.
One of the reasons I love Staples is because I’ve never had to go looking for help. There’s usually store associates readily available for questions, and when I was doing my shopping this weekend, that was no exception. Although I found most items easily on my own, I was quickly guided to my last two remaining items. When I got to the register the associate, Troy, offered me their special savings pass(for $10 you get 15% off which wasn’t worth it for me given the sale prices I had found that day, but perfect for people with bigger lists and more expensive items – see your store for details). Just as we were finishing up, Troy notice that I had grabbed paper that was $4.99 instead of the sale packs for just a penny! He not only pointed it out that I had missed that sale item, but he went back and grabbed five packs for me!
I finished all my shopping in 35 minutes and for about $60! “That was easy!”
So if you’re doing your back to school shopping, save yourself some time and some money and do it at Staples! Everything from laptops to book bags to notebooks and crayons! You can find your nearest Staples location on their website, follow on Facebook and Twitter too for the latest deals and promotions!
This was a sponsored post from Staples, where I received the Samsung Galaxy Tablet for free to review, but all opinions of the product and my store experience are my own. All of the other products shown were purchased by me.