May 17, 2012
Earlier in the year, Staples advertised a new Free After Rebate (FAR) deal almost every single week. Since Staples Easy Rebates are true to their name (i.e. they really are “easy”), it was possible to use these deals to easily increase credit card spend by about $1000 per month (to meet minimum spend requirements for sign-up bonuses) and to earn many thousands of free frequent flyer miles by shopping through an online portal such as the Ultimate Rewards Mall.
Every Friday, Staples publishes a preview of their weekly ad that takes effect that coming Sunday. So, every Friday morning I anxiously open their preview with the hope of finding a new FAR deal worth reporting. Unfortunately, Staples hasn’t offered a big FAR deal since the last one ended on April 14th. We’ve suffered over a month now without our FAR fix. Come on Staples, we need more!
Will tomorrow’s preview finally bring FAR deals back? Or, will it be yet another FAR-less Friday?
Note: some FAR deals aren’t reported in the weekly ads so we learn about them when they go live on Sunday.