What To Do If Staples Has a Price Match

By June 10, 2018Staples

Whether you’re gearing up for summer school, need to purchase office supplies, or simply can’t resist buying that new printer, Staples has an outstanding 110% price match guarantee policy that will allow you to receive cash back (and more) if the price of something you’ve purchased drops, or if you find a lower price elsewhere before you even make the purchase.

You can price match in two different ways: before you make the purchase or after you make the purchase. Here’s how.

Price Matching at Staples In-Store

If you find a lower price on a new, identical item, all you have to do is show Staples the lower price when you buy the item. Whether you’re paying in-store or online they match it plus add on a discount of 10% of the difference just for your troubles.

This price match guarantee covers items you have purchased from retailers regardless of whether they are a retail or online store as well as items that are sold and shipped directly by Amazon.com.

To claim a price match at a Staples stores location, you’ll need to follow three simple steps:

  1. Find a lower price.
  2. Bring in proof of the qualifying lower price.
  3. Present it to a Staples associate at the store to complete the process.

To claim a price match online at Staples.com, you’ll still only follow three simple steps:

  1. Find a lower price online.
  2. Save the URL and item number with the lower price.
  3. Call 800-333-3330 to complete the process.

You’ll want to make sure, either in-store or online, that the item you want is sold at one of their listed competitors, which includes places like Best Buy and Office Depot. The associate helping you complete the process will file all of the necessary documentation when checking out to ensure you receive the lower price of the item.

How to Price Match After Making a Purchase at Staples

Sometimes you make a purchase and then see the price drop within days. Because Staples is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, they have a policy called their 110% Price Match Guarantee to prevent frustration in situations like those.

The extra 10% is for the discount we mentioned above in which they’ll plus add on a discount of 10% of the difference to your refund.

If you buy an item from Staples and within 14 days you find it at a currently available lower price at Staples or staples.com, simply show them the lower price and they will refund the difference.

Download a Price Tracking App

To ensure you never miss a Staples price match again, sign up for a price tracking tool or app that allows you to do things like compare current prices or request a notification when the price drops.

Camelcamelcamel, for example, tracks the prices of items sold on Amazon to provide you with a rolling price history of any given product. Honey is a Chrome browser extension that you can download that will allow you to see the lowest price of all competitors before making a purchase and it will also automatically apply the best coupon code at checkout.

Sign Up for Moolah!

The best tip we can give for what to do when Staples has a price match is to be sure you’re signed up for moolah! We automatically track online purchases that you make using the email you used to make the purchase. Once the price of an item drops, we’ll file a price match refund and send you the moolah once it arrives! Sign up today to begin saving hundreds on your online shopping purchases.