Office Depot has this incredible FREE program called Worklife Rewards! There’s also a similar FREE program for teachers called Star Teacher that allows teachers to earn FREE school supplies.
It’s a pretty simple program. Registration is FREE. You earn a percentage of each sale every time that you shop in store or online as long as you present or enter your Worklife Rewards number. (You can also enter missed receipts online or by calling their customer service number.) You will earn up to 20% of the purchase price back in FREE rewards in the form of a FREE gift card to redeem at Office Depot stores or on the Office Depot web site. The will occasionally offer 100% back in rewards on some items as well.
You also earn FREE rewards for returning empty printer cartridges to Office Depot, any brand. I actually collect them from family and friends to maximize my rewards. You are only able to return 20 cartiridges per month.
To further maximize my FREE rewards, I purchase office related items for work (copy paper, pens, etc.).
In addition, I generally place orders online and have them delivered for FREE (as long as it’s over $50). I do this so that I can earn points through MyPoints to earn FREE gift certifcates. (Join MyPoints) I get even better discounts by using promotion codes that I locate at ScoreADeal.
PLUS sometimes you can find discounted Office Depot gift certificates at Plastic Jungle.