Free Shredding at Staples
I write about Staples a lot on Miles to Memories. While I am not always a huge fan of their customer service, I find that the combination of discounted gift cards, huge credit card rewards, $40 free per month in Ink rewards and the occasional good deal draw me back in every time.
Since I almost always find myself in a Staples store at least once a month, I started looking at how I could make those trips work even better for me. Then I saw a coupon on the Staples website that made a lot of sense. Here it is:
I Don’t Like Shredding
One of the things I HATE most is shredding all of my documents, but it is a necessary evil. Being in this game, I get a lot of stuff that needs to be shredded and while I have a decent shredder at home, emptying it is messy and I simply don’t enjoy the experience. Plus it does tend to overheat after awhile.
The normal cost to shred documents at Staples is $1 per pound, so this coupon is basically worth $5. Not a big deal, but I am already going their stores anyway. Normally my wife and I go in, recycle our ink cartridges, shred our documents and take care of any gift card or other business we have. Good times.
I mistakenly thought Staples shredded the stuff right away (which I told a reader), but that was a mistake on my part. Just like thousands of businesses around the country, I believe they use an offsite shredding company and place the items you give them in a secure bin to be picked up later. For that reason you may want to keep your most sensitive documents at home.
Since I know a lot of you are in Staples stores regularly, I figured this might be a nice little trick to share with you. The coupon is good through the end of the year and can be used over and over, so there is no limit as to the amount of shredding you can have done. Now if the mailman would only stop bringing me SO MUCH JUNK!