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STAPLES PART 2 INK RECYCLING April 24, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — queen620 @ 8:43 am

Okay– these Items all seem unrelated, but they aren’t!

Do you see the computer software???

That is TREND MICRO ANTIVIRUS Software.
(BRAD’S FAVORITE– we needed it for our MAC)

Hello– STaples had it on sale

$65- $55 VISA DEBIT CARD= $10 for something we NEEDED for our computer!

So know you are wondering how is Software, a box of Ink Cartridges & and a Hair buff have in common–

The ink & Hair Buff were both bought w/ my $55 visa card!

YEP– I have been recycling ink here and there, but not consistently to cover our own ink usage and other office supplies we use.

I had read about people buying USED INK from ebay.   I had to think about.   Finally, I decided I would!
That box of ink cost $35 w/ 200 cartridges– that is 20 months of recycling at $2 each= $400
But don’t forget I paid for it w/ a gift card for buying software we NEEDED!

I bought that in February and so far I have recycled 30 cartridges netting $60 in store credit.

The hair buff was bought off of easy w/ the rest of that $55 gift card!

Of all the office supply stores Staples has the least restrictive recycling program.   I recycle 10 month= $20 credit– NO strings attached.   I don’t need to spend anything- although I am usually picking up other office supplies 🙂

Sometimes they will have promos like SPEND $50 HP ink get $4 per cartridge.   That is easy enough for me b/c we have an HP printer!

Most people who dabble w/ staples won’t buy ink off of ebay, I however use lots of office/school supplies b/c we homeschool.   I also don’t have lots of friends who burn through ink and pass them on to me.    I kind of worried about the ethical ramifications, but finally decided if hubby or friends gave me ink I would recycle it– this is just moving the process forward.   Also it is potentially keeping more ink out of the landfill– maybe, I’m not entirely sure what Staples does w/ them.

SAVE YOUR INK CARTRIDGES

COLLECT THEM FROM FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS

THEY EQUAL REWARDS MONEY!

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