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Staples Celebrates the Positive Impact of Teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week

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According to a Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) survey, 87 percent of parents of teens say a teacher has made a positive impact in their child’s life. And 76 percent of parents say a teacher had a positive influence on them. Staples celebrates the important work teachers do all year long with the Staples(R) Teacher Rewards program and will be offering an exclusive coupon to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.

“At Staples, we appreciate all that teachers do for their classrooms and students throughout the year,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, North American stores and online marketing, Staples. “To make it easy for teachers to save on classroom supplies, every Staples store is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with 40 percent back in Rewards on school supplies for Teacher Rewards members.”

This Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-9, Staples has a best-ever offering of 40 percent back in Staples Teacher Rewards. This exclusive, in-store offer gives Teacher Rewards members 40 percent back in Staples Rewards on school supplies, teaching and art essentials, posters, cleaning supplies and laminating.

Teachers enrolled in the free Staples Teacher Rewards program will receive a coupon for 40 percent back in rewards. In addition, they will receive a second coupon for 40 percent back in rewards to give to another educator that can be redeemed during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-9. Educators who are not currently Staples(R) Teacher Rewards members can sign up online or at any Staples store to receive the coupon. Teacher Rewards members can also print the coupon on www.staples.com/teacherappreciation. The special savings offer is exclusive to teachers and excludes technology.

Staples Teacher Rewards

Throughout the school year, the Staples Teacher Rewards program gives educators up to five percent back in Staples Rewards on everything in store and online, including technology and services and excluding postage, phone/gift cards, and savings passes, plus ten percent back in Rewards on teaching and art supplies. Teacher Rewards members receive free shipping on every Staples.com order, excluding Oversize and Add-on Items, and no limit to the rewards they can earn. Throughout the year, teachers can save at Staples with daily deals and Price Match Guarantee.

Additionally, Teacher Rewards members can also take advantage of opportunities to earn extra rewards on certain products throughout the year. They can earn $2 back in rewards for every ink or toner cartridge that they recycle when they’ve spent $30 on ink or toner over the previous 180 days. Teacher Rewards members can recycle up to 10 cartridges per month.

To sign up for a free Staples Teacher Rewards membership or for more information about the Teacher Rewards program, please visit www.staples.com/teacherrewards.

About Staples

Staples make it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Staples also offer free shipping for Staples Rewards Members, in most cases overnight. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

About the survey

This survey was conducted online within the United States between April 30 and May 8, 2014 among 1,011 parents of a child aged 13-19 by Harris Poll on behalf of Staples. Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online. For more information about the survey or for full weighting details, please contact Jackie Guzman at 561-998-1995.

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