Did you know you can recycle your used print cartridges, and get a store credit?

I found out about recycling used print cartridges, quite by accident. I was in Office Max, and a customer was turning in used print cartridges. She got a store credit, which, in turn, reduced her total purchase. I asked the cashier about their policy, and she said that they give a store credit of $3.00 per used print cartridge cartridge.

Last week, I was in Office Max, and the cashier let me turn in five used print cartridges, for a savings of $15.00.

I have since called two other office supply stores, and here’s what I found:

Both Staples and Office Depot, offer a credit/coupon for $3.00 per cartridge. You can turn in up to three a day

Call your local office supply store, and see if your used brand of print cartridges, qualify for the in-store credit.

Recycling is always a good thing. And, by recycling your used print cartridges, you can “make money”. How sweet is that?

Want to make a few brownie points at work? Let the boss know about this money saving tip.

This article was also posted on my OM blog. See that site for more money and time saving ideas.

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  1. JuanitaNo Gravatar says:

    Just to let you know the last time I went to Staples to turn in ink cartridges, they told me that they are now sending credit in the mail. I did not get a $3 gift certificate, but a coupon for a percentage off if I spent $75. You may want to check this out and see if I was correct. Maybe they will eventually send me a gift certificate, when I reach a certain amount. I will be checking also.
    thanks
    j

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Juanita,

      Thank you for sharing that. I haven’t turned any cartridges in recently, but did enjoy getting an instant credit off of my purchase.

      I’m going to check at Office Max too, as that’s where I go for most of my office supplies.

      P.S. The last time I was at Office Max they did tell me they no longer give credit for Brother (brand) cartridges. That’s too bad as my fax machine is a Brother. 🙁

  2. Seth BennettNo Gravatar says:

    I know Office Depot also changed there policy..

    Up to 20 cartridges a month – can be returned all in one day.

    $3.00 a cartridge on your rewards card.

    However, you must spend $60 a month already at Office Depot to receive your full rewards.

    Hope this helps!