Office Depot: Free Backpack, Free-After Rebate Peachtree + School Supply Deals (8/1 – 8/7/10)

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Pick up a free backpack at Office Depot this week with any $10+ purchase. Plus, they have some one day only deals that are only good today, Sunday, August 1. The best deal of all, in my opinion, is the free-after-rebate Peachtree Pro Accounting 2010 accounting software. Find an Office Depot near you.

Your turn: What other deals or coupons are you aware of for Office Depot?

One Day Deals (Sunday 8/1 Only)

The one day deals are only available in-store.

Office Depot Brand Multi-Purpose Paper 500 sheets $1 (Limit 2)

Ativa 6-sheet Cross-Cut Shredder $19.99

Realspace Chelsea II Mid-Back Chair $39.99

Memorex CD-R 100-pk $10.99

Canon Wireless Photo All-in-One Printer $79.99

Week-Long Deals

Peachtree Pro Accounting 2010 $199.99
Get $35 instant savings instant savings, then submit for $165 Peachtree mail-in rebate (I can’t find the rebate form in their rebate center right now, but this promotion is listed on page 9 of the weekly ad)
Final price: Better than free after coupon and rebate

Spend $10+, Get Free Backpack (Limit 2)
No coupon or rebate needed to get free backpack
Final price: $10+ including backpack

Office Depot 6 inch Protractor $0.05 (Limit 3)

Office Depot Poly 2-Pocket Portfolios $0.25 (Limit 5)

Office Depot Ballpoint Stick Pens 10 Pack $0.25 (Limit 3)

Office Depot Wood Metal-Edge Rulers $0.50 (Limit 3)

Scholastic Standard Crayons (24-pk.) $0.69

Office Depot Brand Pink Erasers (3-pk) $0.79

Office Depot Wood Pencils (12pk.) $0.99

Space Saver Pencil Case (Assorted Colors) $0.99

Scholastic Glue Sticks (4pk.) $0.99

Schoolwoks 5″ Kid Scissors (2-pk.) $0.99

Office Depot Value Notebook Filler Paper (150-pk) $1.00

Color Pencils, Paper Mate Expressions Mini Pens & Erasers $1.00

Oxford Index Cards (100pk.) $1.29

Wilson Jones 1″ Poly Binder (Asst. colors) $1.49

Sharpie Accent Generation Highlighters (5pk.) $1.99

Select Sharpie, Paper Mate Expressions & Paper Mate EraseMate Pens $2.00

Office Depot Filing/Stacking Crates $3.00

Thanks to Frugal Living and Having Fun for a starting list of deals.

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About Carrie Rocha

I am passionate about helping people live within their means so they can get out and stay out of debt. I live in Minneapolis, MN with my husband and two little girls.

Comments

  1. Do we know if they are predetermined backpacks?

  2. Carrie — while the Office Depot ad has Peachtree Pro 2010 as FAR rebate this week, both officedepot.com and the rebate on Office Depot's rebate website (www.web-rebates.com/officedepot) have Peachtree Pro 2011 as FAR.

    Gianna — yes, the backpack is a predetermined backpack and if it is anything like last year it is no great shakes.

    Once again, my weekly FAR post. I did decode the links but not sure how they will work here.

    Office Depot FAR software beginning 08/01/2010 — Peachtree Pro and Norton Online Backup new this week

    Another slow week this week with just two new titles: Norton Online Backup and Peachtree Pro. iolo Search and Recover is advertised this week but it is continuing from last week. iolo System Mechanic Professional 08 and Norton Utilities are advertised this week as well but the upgrade rebates for these titles are CONTINUING (*).

    Products with completely new rebates this offer period beginning 08/01/2010

    Norton™ Online Backup [672084] $49.99 http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/672084/Nort
    $30 standard rebate #10-32461 http://forms.young-america.com/94751_1-Aug_NOBU_3
    —- rebate valid 08/01/2010 through 08/07/2010

    —- paid via VISA prepaid card

    —- original UPC code

    $20 upgrade rebate #10-32462 http://forms.young-america.com/94755_SB71-293-411
    —- rebate valid 08/01/2010 through 08/07/2010

    —- paid via VISA prepaid card

    —- original proof of purchase. Proof of purchase is different from the UPC code. Proof of purchase is located onthe top inside flap of box.

    —- proof of previous ownership of a stand-alone or pre-loaded version of any Norton™ or Symantec™ software or another company’s antivirus, firewall, antispam, antispyware, utility, or back up software product. Previous owners of a stand-alone, retail (boxed or downloaded) product must enclose either a copy [OP note: photocopy is OK] of the previous product’s CD, first page of manual (usually titled “User’s Guide”), or your confirmation email from your previous download purchase. b) Previous owners of pre-loaded (OEM) software product must enclose a copy of the previous product’s Help/About screen.

    ++ Symantec/Norton rebates generally can be pre-submitted at http://www.symantecrebates.com/

    Sage Peachtree Pro Accounting 2011 [505509] $164.99 http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/505509/Sage
    **** While the advertisement has Peachtree Pro 2010 as free after rebate, the website and the rebate forms (both on OD's rebate site and rebateshq) have Peachtree Pro 2011 as free after rebate.****

    $35 instant rebate

    $165 standard rebate #10-31542 http://forms.young-america.com/94763_SG71-79-4040
    —- standard rebate valid 08/01/2010 through 08/14/2010

    —- REBATE REQUIRES THE PRODUCT TO BE REGISTERED: You can register by calling 1-800-936-7059 or online at http://www.peachtree.com/ under "Support & Training" select "Register Peachtree".

    —- Attach the original UPC barcode to the rebate form.

    —- Write the serial number, registration number and customer ID on the rebate form. The registration number and customer ID are generated during the registration process.

    —- Include a copy of the receipt (in-store) or an original invoice (online/phone).

    ++ Peachtree rebates generally can be pre-submitted at http://www.rebateshq.com/
    ++ Regarding the term: Only one (1) rebate form may be processed per person, company, household, address, receipt or product version. To date, the per product version term (i.e. only one rebate submission allowed for Peachtree Pro 2010 across all rebates) has not been enforced.

    ++ For more details see "INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMITTING A PEACHTREE PRO REBATE" below.

    Products with CONTINUING standard and/or upgrade rebates

    CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2010, 3 User [934938] $39.99 http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/934938/CA-I
    $40 standard rebate #10-25801 CONTINUING http://forms.young-america.com/94187_NV71-431-999
    —- rebate valid from 05/01/2010 through 09/30/2010

    —- original or copy of the UPC code (757943342666)

    ++ CA rebates generally can be pre-submitted at http://www.carebatecenter.com/

    CA™ PC Tune-Up Plus 2.0, 3 User [934929] $29.99 http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/934929/CA-P
    $30 standard rebate #10-25802 CONTINUING http://forms.young-america.com/94186_NV71-430-999
    —- rebate valid from 05/01/2010 through 09/30/2010

    —- original or copy of the UPC code (757943342673)

    ++ CA rebates generally can be pre-submitted at http://www.carebatecenter.com/

    iolo Search And Recover [204067] $39.99 http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/204067/Sear
    $40 standard rebate #10-29223 http://forms.young-america.com/94703_OD_sr_$40mir
    —- rebate valid from 07/25/2010 through 08/21/2010

    —- original UPC code

    iolo System Mechanic® Professional 08 [388830] $69.99 http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/388830/Syst
    $40 standard rebate #10-29221 http://forms.young-america.com/94462_NV71-469-999
    —- original of the proof-of-purchase seal

    —- photocopy of the UPC code

    —- rebate valid from 06/27/2010 through 08/07/2010

    $30 upgrade rebate #09-97501 CONTINUING http://images.frys.com/art/rebates_pdf/5472749_12
    —- original UPC

    —- a copy of dated sales receipt with the purchase price circled

    —- proof of previous ownership* of participating product: Previous owners of stand-alone / retail products must enclose a photocopy of the CD, original first page of the manual, or original invoice for electronically delivered products.

    —- * – upgrading Norton SystemWorks, Norton Utilities, Avanquest System Suite, Avanquest Fix-It Utilities or any product from iolo.

    Norton Utilities [510498] $49.99 http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/510498/Nort
    $30 standard rebate #10-29166 http://forms.young-america.com/94753_SB71-290-411
    —- rebate valid 08/01/2010 through 08/28/2010

    —- paid via VISA prepaid card

    —- original UPC code

    $20 upgrade rebate #09-15642 CONTINUING http://forms.young-america.com/94754_SB71-291-411
    —- rebate valid 08/01/2010 through 08/28/2010

    —- paid via VISA prepaid card

    —- original proof of purchase. Proof of purchase is different from the UPC code. Proof of purchase is located onthe top inside flap of box.

    —- proof of previous ownership of a stand-alone or pre-loaded version of any Norton™ or Symantec™ software or another company’s antivirus, firewall, antispam, antispyware, utility, or back up software product. Previous owners of a stand-alone, retail (boxed or downloaded) product must enclose either a copy [OP note: photocopy is OK] of the previous product’s CD, first page of manual (usually titled “User’s Guide”), or your confirmation email from your previous download purchase. b) Previous owners of pre-loaded (OEM) software product must enclose a copy of the previous product’s Help/About screen.

    ++ Symantec/Norton rebates generally can be pre-submitted at http://www.symantecrebates.com/

    * – CONTINUING = CONTINUING means the rebate did not begin in this time period so it is necessary to check your rebate log to determine whether you have done this rebate already.

    —————————————-

    INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMITTING A PEACHTREE PRO REBATE

    What needs to be submitted?

    —- original UPC barcode cut/removed from the product box and attached to the rebate form

    —- serial number, registration code and customer ID written on the rebate form

    ——– The serial number can be found on the back side of the dvd case inside the product box and will be needed during the registration process.

    ——– The registration code and customer ID will be generated during the registration process.

    ——– The product can be registered by calling 1-800-936-7059 or online at http://www.peachtree.com/ — under "Support & Training" select "Register Peachtree".

    —- copy of the receipt (in-store) or original invoice (online)

    The rebate terms state "This rebate is NOT eligible for online submission and must be mailed". Can this rebate be pre-submitted at http://www.rebateshq.com/?

    Yes. The rebate can be pre-submitted at http://www.rebateshq.com/ because "online submission" is not the same as "online pre-submission". "Online submission" is a submission process that is done completely online (e.g. Staples Easy Rebate system). The "online pre-submission" process at http://www.rebateshq.com/ generates a rebate form that needs to be printed out and mailed in with all the required proofs.

    The pre-submission rebate form generated at http://www.rebateshq.com/ does not have designated places for the serial number, registration code and customer ID. Do these number need to be included?

    Yes. Even though the online pre-submission generated rebate form does not have designated places for the serial number, registration code and customer ID, this information is still required. Somewhere on the pre-submission rebate form, write "Serial number" followed by the serial number, under that "Registration code" followed by the registration code, and under that "Customer ID" followed by the customer ID.

    The main benefits of pre-submitting the rebate are having a rebate tracking number from the start and having your personal information correctly entered into the rebate processing system. It also makes the rebate processor's job easier as the processor only has to scan the rebate tracking number barcode instead of entering the personal information by hand.

    What does the term "Only one (1) rebate form may be processed per person, company, household, address, receipt or per product version", especially the "per product version" part, mean?

    No idea. There are those who argue that the terms of one rebate can not be enforced against the terms of another rebate. For the most part, this has held true with the odd outlier (e.g. a few Kasperky rebates a year or two ago). To date, no Peachtree Pro rebate has been invalidated on account of the "per product version" restriction. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.

    The customer ID generated this time is that same as the last time. Is this a problem?

    No. The customer ID is linked to the Peachtree account. If this product is registered under the same account, the customer ID will be the same. The same customer ID on multiple different rebates (i.e. rebates with different rebate numbers) has not been, to date, a reason for a rebate to be invalidated.

    This is a fairly high value rebate. Should I send it certified?

    The rebate processing company for this rebate is Parago/rebateshq. As far as rebate processors go, they are fairly reasonable when it comes to allowing re-submissions to fix a flawed rebate. The lack of an original upc code on a re-submission of a lost mailing can be a problem.

    My personal practice is to send any rebate valued at $100 or more via certified mail. If nothing else, the USPS might take more care with a certified letter.

    Any final advice?

    MAKE A COPY OF YOUR REBATE SUBMISSION!

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    ****ALERT ON MCAFEE REBATES****

    It has been reported on SD that McAfee through its rebate processor, Parago, has started to enforce a one per product restriction on its rebates. Until this is sorted out, submitting more than one rebate per product is not advised even if the rebate has a different rebate number and different offer period. The rebate invalidation message has been reported as "Your rebate request did not pass our audit process".

    —————————————-

    ****ANOTHER ALERT ON MCAFEE REBATES****

    This one concerns the title McAfee® Total Protection 2010, For 3 Users, rebate #1003-21821, with effective purchase dates of 05/30/2010 through 06/12/2010 at Office Depot:

    ….. McAfee® Total Protection 2010, For 3 Users [538407] $79.99 http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/538407/McAf
    ….. $60 standard rebate #1005-27683 http://forms.young-america.com/94230_MC71-191-411
    ….. —- original UPC (731944587981)

    ….. $20 upgrade rebate #1003-21821 SAME AS LAST WEEKS http://forms.young-america.com/94190_MC71-187-411
    ….. —- proof of previous ownership of a retail (boxed or downloaded), stand-alone version of any McAfee software product or any Norton® software, Computer Associates, Trend Micro, Webroot or any other comparable security product CD, diskette1, title page of manual, or your auction purchases, or academic offers.

    ….. ++ Mcafee rebates generally can be pre-submitted at http://www.mcafeerebates.com/

    While this rebate was initially noted as valid, it is possible it has been re-evaluated and is now invalid for purchase date.

    What is quite shocking about this is that the rebate is invalid because the rebate number is now attached to a completely different product, time period and value: McAfee 2010 Internet Security 3 User at Office Depot with an offer period starting 06/13/2010 (from memory), and is worth $35. Here is what the rebate tracking returns:

    ….. Rebate: Variable Reward

    ….. Rebate Information For:

    ….. Promotion: $35 Mail In Rebate on McAfee 2010 Internet Security 3 User at Office Depot

    ….. Submission Type:

    ….. Date Received:

    ….. Status Detail: Invalid.

    ….. Invalid Reasons: Invalid Purchase Date

    To resolve this problem, call the customer service line at 1-866-880-9644 [to speed through the voice mail system, try enter "1" for English, "4" for invalid, and "0" for CSR], tell the CSR the tracking number, let the CSR tell you why the rebate is invalid and then explain the situation: the rebate you submitted was for a different title and different offer period. If there is an issue have the CSR check the scanned in rebate submission. If necessary, ask to speak to a manager.

  3. Burnsville had only 5 backpacks on the rack @ open on Sunday. They're not the greatest quality, ($7 reg price) but they'll do for sleepovers,etc.

    If you live near the Burnsville new OD, there was a coupon for $15 off a $50 purchase in the Strib yest. We got almost all of our school supplies, the free backpack, printer ink & a few extras and I still had to purchase stamps to get it over $50 for the coupon.

    Signed up for WorkLife Rewards there & got a free thermal coffee mug on top of everything else!

  4. Not sure where to post this — but don't forget to save your back to school supply receipts. You can get credit or something on your taxes for them. (I just save the receipts and my husband does the tax magic so I'm not sure exactly what its called, but it's legit)

  5. Jeffery Thole says:

    Has any one received their "Worklife Reward" gift card for the "free" items purchased last April? I have not received any thing yet.

  6. OD's Worklife Rewards pays out quarterly on about a two month delay. Since April was in the 2nd quarter and the 2nd quarter ended June 30th, the rewards for the 2nd quarter should start arriving near the end of August.

    - bpvh

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