I wish I would have posted this earlier, but I wanted to be sure it worked. And it does!
Here's a deal idea:
Buy 2 HP 500 ream paper $9.98 (for 2)
$7.98 back in rebate
Buy 1 Photo Paper $9.99 (a better moneymaker would be to buy 2 of these but my store was out)
$8.99 back in rebate
Buy Any 6 $1 items, or one $1 item and Bounty 8 pk Paper towels for $5.49
note: there is a limit of 2 for each $1 item
use $10 off $25 purchase Office Depot Coupon (they take competitors coupons! I spoke with the manager to make sure I could use it on sale and rebate items)
UPDATE: if your store won't accept the Office Depot coupon you could use a 15% off Staples coupon. Thanks Thrifty Couple!
PLUS you'll get $16.97 back in Easy Rebates!!! ALL FREE and a $1 Moneymaker! (towards tax I guess)
You will need a Staples Rewards Card, it's easy to get one at checkout.
Hopefully it's not too late for this deal. My Staples was pretty sparse. They didn't have any photo paper so I got my husband some expensive pens he needed. I found the reams of paper, but they were hidden.
If your new to Staples rebates: They give you all the rebate information on the receipt and you just enter it online. Then they will send you a check. Super Easy!
OH...AND! Staples gives you $3 in Staples Rewards money for recycling ink cartridges.
Starting July 1st they will only give you $2!! So if you have some laying around, get them in this month!!