How to Submit a Staples Easy Rebate

Staples Easy Rebates

A couple of days ago, I posted about the 1 cent ream of paper after rebate. Staples does this rebate fairly often; so you don’t need to buy more then one unless you think you will need it.

The problem with rebates is people often fail to submit them.  Intentions are good but life gets hectic and receipts are lost. So here is my quick and dirty tutorial.

Quick and Dirty Tutorial

1.  When you buy your paper do not forget to use your coupon.  This will instantly take $2.99 off your purchase price making the paper $4.80 before tax instead of $7.79.

2. After you pay for the paper.  You will get your receipt and a separate Rebate Receipt that looks like this:

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3. When you get home or asap, get online and go to www.rebate.staples.com.

4. Click on where you bought the paper (In-store),  There will be a box below that says Easy Rebate ID.

5. On the bottom of your Rebate Receipt there is a bar code and under the bar code is a sixteen digit number. That is the 16 digit number you will put in the box to get your rebate.

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6. After that it should be easy!

I hope this helps.

What I Ended Up Getting at CVS Last Week

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My daughter wanted to be in the picture.
Today, I had a fun trip to CVS.  I am not going to go into all the ins and outs of shopping at CVS.  But I just wanted to give an example of how much money you can save there.

I went in with $9 in Extra Care Bucks; which is like CVS currency.  I spent a little over $10 and got $8 in Extra Care Bucks back.

This is what I got:

6 jars of Ragu sauce

1 12.6 ounce bottle of Ajax dishwashing liquid

1 Physician’s Formula Tinted Moisturizer Foundation

2 Jergens tanning lotions

1 tube of Colgate toothpaste

So for less than the price of the Physician’s Formula Foundation, I purchased not only the foundation but many other items I needed as well.  We were all out of pasta sauce; so this sale was the perfect opportunity to stock-up.

Goals Inspired By Priorities

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Relationship with God

-Spend more time in the scriptures

Marriage

– Go on a date this week

– Plan our anniversary date (I am in charge this time)

Family

– Have fun with my kids and teach them to work

– take walks, jump on the trampoline, work in the yard, preschool party,

and have them help me with laundry, and much more (:

Personal

– get ready every day (even if it is 3 pm in the afternoon)

– continue Get Ready for Summer Challenge

– Work on New Blog : Provo Savers, my sister-in-law and my local money-saving blog

– keep my sanity

HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK!

Ye Say, We See; Therefore Your Sin Remaineth

These past few days, I have been reading in the New Testament John 7-9.  Christ teaches us much about judgement in these chapters.  How we should focus on our own sins, that we should not assume if someone has an affliction that they have brought it upon themselves, and how we can recognize those things that are of God.  For instance, Christ healed the man who was blind yet the Pharisees insisted that Christ was a sinner and not of God.

Christ summarizes the last chapter with these last few verses, which I have yet to completely understand.

39 ¶And Jesus said, For ajudgment I am come into this world, that they which bsee not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

 40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?

 41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were ablind, ye should have no bsin: but now ye say, We csee; therefore your dsin remaineth.

We need Christ to help us see whether that is physically or spiritually.  Where have you been blind and been made to see?  And where have you said I see when in fact you were spiritually blind.  We can be very farsighted and not see things far off.  And at the same time, we can be nearsighted and think we can see everything around us but we fail to see ourselves.

This is will not change; only true faith can heal that blindness.

My CVS Shopping List

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I love CVS!  I have been waiting for this store to be in my area for a long time and now Provo has one.  If you coupon CVS is one of the easiest drugstores to learn the ropes.  And once you learn the ropes you will save so much money.  It will be embarrassing how excited you are to go get free toothpaste and cheap diapers.  Don’t be embarrassed; I understand.

My Top Deals at CVS 04/12 – 04/18

Going into this week I have $4 ECB and $5 in Beauty Bucks to use on my purchases

(6) Ragu Pasta Sauce 3/$5 and when you spend $10 you get $3 in ExtraCare Bucks back

Total = $7 for 6 jars of Ragu

(1) Colgate Toothpaste (Total, Maxfresh, Enamel Health) $3 you get a $2.50 CVS coupon at the Red Coupon Machine, stack it with 50 cents/ 1 cpn on 04/12 SS = FREE toothpaste

(4) Shea Moisture Baby Eczema Bar Soap – Buy One, Get One Free (reg, 4.99) Use (4) $2/1 coupons in 1/25 RP

Buy (1) $1 Body Wash, Bar Soap, Hand Soap, or Hand Sanitizer

Use $3/11 Body Wash, Bar Soap, Hand Soap, or Hand Sanitizer CVS Store Coupon from Red Coupon Machine

Total = FREE for all 5 items   (Daily Herald did not have the Shea Moisture coupon)

Total $10 plus tax, I will use $9 in ECB and Beauty Bucks, pay $1 plus tax out of pocket for everything and get back $3 in ExtraCare Bucks

Then I will buy at least $10 in Physician’s formula make-up get $7 ECBs back

Buy (1) foundation or mascara $9.99 – $12.49, use $3/$10 Foundation or Mascara CVS coupon and $3 ECBs, pay $4 – $6.49 out of pocket, get $7 in ECBS back

So Total I will spend between $5 – $7.49 out of pocket plus tax and get $7 in ECB back

Some other deals I might grab:

Coca-Cola 20 pk cans $3.50

Ajax 99 cents, use 50 cents/1 CVS coupon from the Red Coupon Machine this week and pay 49 cents

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Scripture of the Week – To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice

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Why should we be obedient?  Because we know we have a loving Heavenly Father who wants what is best for us; He loves us perfectly and can see the consequences of our choices.  He wants us to be happy here and in the eternities.

As we come to understand the nature of God more perfectly, we love him more perfectly.  In the New Testament, 1 John 4:19, John teaches that we love Jesus Christ because he first loved us.  And John 14:15, tells us, “If you love me keep my commandments.”

And what will be the result if we keep these commandments the Lord has given us, John tells us that if we keep his commandments we will abide in Christ’s love.  Just as Christ kept his Father’s commandments and abideth in his love.  Abide has many different definitions: Click here for definitions of ABIDE.

Now if the desire to obey Christ’s commandments is far from your heart today.  Remember Christ’s loves you just as you are.  Come to Him, Learn of Him, come to know who he really is and the desire to obey the commandments will be a natural by product of the love you will feel for Him.

Goals Inspired by Priorities

This might seem thrown togetherchange but I wanted to get it up sooner than later.  I have a deadline to finish my March Into Spring Cleaning Challenge today and I intend to finish so I need to keep the time I spend posting this short.  I hope you are all having a beautiful day and that the weather is nice for you.

LAST WEEK

Marriage

 – find time for a date this week ( this did not happen due to changes in our schedules; and it is unlikely we will get a date this week)
 – find one way to serve him this week
Relationship with God
 – write up scripture study on Christ and new life (I did not do this but I did go to our church’s women meeting and am thinking about Christ much more with Easter)
 – improve my prayers

Family

 – write 7 things I love about my husband and kids and tell them  I still need to write seven things for Brian
 – Plan ahead more for Family Night
 – Go to Museum at Thanksgiving Point with Grandma (ended up not going last week) ( we did not go again because a someone in our neighborhood died and I was in charge of organizing the luncheon after the funeral.  We did however, see my Grandma this week for Sunday dinner at the park, my aunt, uncle, and cousins were visiting from out of state)

Health and Well-being

 – Drink 64 oz. of water a day – cut down to 3 cans of Diet Coke a day (I know it is a serious problem) (STILL NOT HAPPENING)
– paint my nails and finish painting my toes ( I have one foot painted and the other toenails bare)
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 – Make a March Madness Video with my brother for Youtube (due to the funeral this did not happen and will not happen)
 – go pick up food in Lehi for the Food Bank (also due to funeral this did not happen; but we are further along in the process of making this happen.  I talked to the girl who is in charge of this to get some more details.)

NEW WEEK

Marriage

– Have Brian sleep in twice this week

– Sneak in a date somewhere

– Write seven things I love about Brian and tell him

Relationship with God

– Contact my visiting teaching sisters this week to see how they are doing

– Pray about and plan out how I can do better in my church calling (Compassionate Service leader but I am not over mothers with new babies)

Family

– Get a copy of the ward mission plan and start working on it as a family; this week we chose for everyone to pick a favorite temple, get a picture of it, and display it somewhere.  We are also memorizing the song, ” I Love to See The Temple”

– Watch General Conference this weekend

Health and Fitness 

– Drink at least one water bottle of water a day

– go work out this week

Personal 

– write 3 blog posts this week

– Finish my March into Spring Cleaning Challenge ( I never introduced this on the blog but I will recap it later this week)

– read Outliers for Book Club next week

Goals Inspired by Priorities

Stop and smell the roses

Marriage

– Communicate and know what is going in each other’s life this week

– Prepare food on Tuesday and Wednesday to help Brian have something to take to work

Relationship with God

– Study the Relief Society lesson this week

– Work on 100 names for Christ in the Book of Mormon post

– Improve on my prayers

Family

– Taylor does school five times this week (he only did school three times this week)

– Take kids to the Museum with their Great Grandma this week

Health and Fitness

– Drink 64 oz. of water a day for the rest of the week (my pink water bottle 2X) (3 days done)

– Play with my kids (go on walks, go the park)

Service

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Preschool at our house

Time with Grandma

Work

– Continue working on the Spring Cleaning Challenge (16 tasks down for the month 9 to go) ( I did not do much Spring cleaning this week, but I will schedule it all until the end of the month)

– Write 5 blog posts this week ( my regular posts and something a little different)

Other

– Get my hair done FINALLY!

NEW WEEK

Marriage

– find time for a date this week

– find one way to serve him this week

Relationship with God

– write up scripture study on Christ and new life

– improve my prayers

Family

– write 7 things I love about my husband and kids and tell them

– Plan ahead more for Family Night

– Go to Museum at Thanksgiving Point with Grandma (ended up not going last week)

Health and Well-being

– Drink 64 oz. of water a day – cut down to 3 cans of Diet Coke a day (I know it is a serious problem)

– paint my nails and finish painting my toes ( I have one foot painted and the other toenails bare)

Work

– Make a March Madness Video with my brother for a Youtube

– go pick up food in Lehi for the Food Bank

Make Food Fun ( Meal Plan for March 23rd through March 29th)

"First we eat. Then we do everything else." –M.F.K. Fisher

Sometimes I think we get too fussy about food.  We say that all junk food is bad or that we hate vegetables.  Eating and preparing food is about trying new things and loving the familiar.   It is service given and service received.  It is simple but oh so important.

My kids love mac n’ cheese and homemade applesauce.  They love apple juice and green beans.  They love fruit snacks and clementines.  They love hard boiled eggs and chocolate donuts.  They love pizza and salad.  And they love peas in the pod and lollipops.

What about you, what food do you love?  What new food would you like to try?

Make food fun.  I remember learning to make butter in a baby food jar and cooking a Baked Alaska in high school.  Before you had kids what types of things did you want to do with them when you were a mom.  I need to dream like I did again and do more of those things.

Monday – Leftovers (Quinoa and Sweet Potato Enchiladas, cook up some Green Rice without all the cheese, and serve with sour cream and salsa)

Tuesday – Chicken Oriental Salad

Wednesday – Breakfast for Dinner – Pumpkin Spice Waffles and Scrambled Eggs

Thursday – Pizza Night

Friday – Subway Sandwiches and Chips

Saturday – Easter Dinner with the Averetts – Pulled Pork Sandwiches and all the sides

Sunday – Egg Salad with Pickles on the Side and a Jello Creation ( I might start Jello Sundays we will see)

What’s cooking in your neck of the woods?

Goals Inspired by Priorities

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Marriage

– Communicate and know what is going in each other’s life this week

– Prepare food on Tuesday and Wednesday to help Brian have something to take to work

Relationship with God

– Study the Relief Society lesson this week

– Work on 100 names for Christ in the Book of Mormon post

– Improve on my prayers

Family

– Taylor does school five times this week

– Take kids to the Museum with their Great Grandma this week

Health and Fitness

– Drink 64 oz. of water a day for the rest of the week (my pink water bottle 2X)

– Play with my kids (go on walks, go the park)

Service

Playdate at our house

Preschool at our house

Time with Grandma

Work

– Continue working on the Spring Cleaning Challenge (16 tasks down for the month 9 to go)

– Write 5 blog posts this week ( my regular posts and something a little different)

Other

– Get my hair done this week FINALLY!