ADDING MULTIMEDIA Staples Rings ‘First Bell’ at NASDAQ to Kick Off the Back-to-School Season with Added Convenience and Lowest Price Guarantee

Staples Launches Season with 25% off Back-to-School Supplies with a Backpack Purchase

NEW YORK--()--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) rings ‘First Bell’ at NASDAQ to kick off the back-to-school season including great deals, 110% lowest price guarantee and added convenience for stress-free shopping.

“When customers shop at Staples for back-to-school supplies we guarantee we have the lowest prices, period,” said Steve Matyas, president of North American retail, Staples. “We offer the best selection of the top brands that parents want at the best prices. Plus we’ve expanded our retail-only back-to-school items on Staples.com to make it convenient and stress free for parents to buy online and pick up in store.”

Staples has all the back-to-school products that students need at the lowest prices guaranteed including:

  • 25% off School Supplies when you buy a backpack - Save instantly in store and online via coupon code. Valid July 3-August 13.
  • Staples 110% Lowest Price Guarantee - Staples matches any competitors’ prices, plus gives customers an additional 10 percent of the difference between the Staples price and the competitor price at time of purchase.
  • Less List for School - Season-long lowest prices on back-to-school essentials such as composition books, two-pocket folders, pens, scissors, crayons and technology like calculators, USB drives, ear buds, batteries and more.
  • Weekly School Steals - Extra savings on popular items and can be found in the Staples weekly ad.
  • Technology Deal - Receive FREE 30 days of tech support with any laptop, desktop or all-in-one PC purchase at Staples.
  • Staples Rewards or Teacher Rewards - Members earn up to five percent back in Rewards and receive free shipping on orders over $14.99 on Staples.com. Teacher Rewards members receive up to ten percent back in Rewards on teaching and art supplies.
  • Staples Brand Products – Shop Staples Brand Products for a great assortment at an everyday value.

Convenient Back-to-School Shopping
No matter how customers want to do their back-to-school shopping, Staples offers convenient ways to shop in more than 1,300 stores, online at Staples.com or through their mobile app. Staples has expanded the back-to-school selection on www.staples.com/backtoschool by hundreds of retail-only items to make back-to-school shopping easier than ever to buy online and pick-up in store.

New this year on the Staples back-to-school center are the Backpack and Writing Solutions Finders. Both tools are designed to help customers narrow down the selection of writing tools and backpacks to find the perfect fit. Customers are able to sort by brand, color, type and size to see a customized view of products specific to their needs.

Adding even more convenience to the shopping experience, Staples teamed up with TeacherLists.com to offer individual classroom teacher supply lists on www.staples.com/teacherlists. Starting late July, Staples customers will have instant access to hundreds of thousands of back-to-school teacher supply lists even before the schools have had the chance to distribute. New lists are added every day.

Supporting Teachers and Awarding a $50,000 Scholarship and the Chance to Meet Katy Perry
Staples is once again joining forces with superstar Katy Perry to help teachers bring learning to life for students during the back-to-school season. Continuing its long-standing commitment to supporting education through the Staples for Students program, Staples is donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million students across the country.

Fans can enter the ‘Staples for Students’ Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship. The grand prize winner – in addition to four lucky first prize winners and one guest each – will also win travel to Los Angeles, where they’ll attend an exclusive Winners VIP Celebration with Katy Perry.

Visit www.staples.com/StaplesForStudents to learn about entry into the sweepstakes and for the rules. Entries must be submitted before September 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET and entrants must be 13 years or older.

About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want - in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art-ecommerce site. Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

Contacts

Staples, Inc.
Kristine Houston, 508-253-8468
Kristine.Houston@Staples.com
or
Carrie McElwee, 508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com

Contacts

Staples, Inc.
Kristine Houston, 508-253-8468
Kristine.Houston@Staples.com
or
Carrie McElwee, 508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com