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Office Depot printable coupon, $5 off $25

Update: This offer has expired, go to Office Depot Coupons at for the updated list of coupons

Office Depot printable coupon $5 off $25

This coupon surfaced on SlickDeals forums here. It excludes technology items but some people on the discussion thread suggest to use it at a competitor store (like Office Max or Staples) which with some luck will get you the desired result. Here is an interesting comment:

It usually is up to store manager’s initiative, or cashier’s confidence and knowledge. They all HATE high-value or high-ratio (such as $5/25, $25/50, etc.) competitor coupons. There is an enabler code they they enter at the register for the outsider coupons. Some cashier don’t know it, some hesitate to use it, some are obligated to consult the manager.

90% they take it, if they don’t, take it up to some other competitor store. Don’t be shy :-)

To redeem, click on the link, print the coupon, and take to your local Office Depot. Offer expires February 2, 2008.

TaxCut Premium Federal and State for $20 AR

Update 01/14: The item is no longer available. On adding to shopping cart I now get this message: “THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED”

Tax Cut from Office Depot for $20 after rebate

I am a devoted TurboTax follower but since I haven’t found any good TurboTax deal yet I will bookmark this offer from a competing company, H&R Block.

Office Depot currently has the TaxCut on CD’s for $69.99 but the price magically goes down if you choose “in store pick up” option during checkout. The final price becomes $19.99 after $10 mail-in rebate. The offer includes both Federal and State tax software plus e-file functionality — everything you need to get your taxes done for 2007. More details from

OfficeDepot $30 off $150 coupon

This is not exactly a hot deal since all tech items are excluded but still not too bad if you plan to load with printer paper or shop for office furniture - two non-tech types of products I usually buy from OfficeDepot.

Valid online and by phone or fax only. Limit one coupon per customer. Expiration date: unknown.

OfficeDepot $30 off $150 coupon

OfficeDepot 1GB MicroSD, free after rebate

1GB MicroSD at OfficeDepot

I think I am going to get on this deal. I might be upgrading my phone soon and the new phones all seem to come with MicroSD slots.

Regular Price: $20.99
Mail-in Rebate #1: $11
Mail-in Rebate #2: $11
Price after rebates: -$1.01 (plus tax & shipping)

Offer expires April April 28, 2007. Follow the rebate instructions and don’t miss the mail deadline.

Product Specifications

  • The microSD card, about 1/4 the size of a Secure Digital (SD) card, provides fast, durable, portable storage.
  • Safely and securely stores photos and other files.
  • Compatible with cameras and other devices that use microSD media.
  • Includes adapter for use with devices that have a full-size SD or MMC slot.
  • Backed by the manufacturer’s 10-year limited warranty.

Source: discussion at FatWallet forums (via WiredDeals)

Black Friday shopping – the biggest scam

Black Friday ShoppingIt is Friday 10:30am, I just got back from my shopping trip and these are my impressions. Last night I was speculating the idea of standing in line for one of the early bird specials (or door busters as they call them). Thanks God I didn't go anywhere. This SlickDeals thread describes 200+ people long lines by Best Buy at 10pm last Thursday.

I woke up at 7am today and Best Buy was my first stop. This is absolutely wrong place to be on Friday. The line to check out was stretching like a snake all the way to the back wall of the store. I estimate there were around 500 people in that line. I took a stroll and to even get to the laptops section there were around 50 people waiting. I wasn't going to buy anything so I just snack in and what I saw were usual prices -- just what you see every day. From my conversation with a sales man I learned that the line to get to the store started to form around 6pm the day before.

Circuit City was pretty much the same story. At 8am I didn't find any items on sale and the line to check out was as long as that to buy bread in Soviet times (yeah, I did have chance to stand in those lines). Office Depot and Office Max were more pleasant experience. Both still had some specials on the shelves at 8:30am when I got there and the shoppers didn't stamp on my feet. :-) I left with a few CD/DVD wallets $1.99 each. The 300GB external Maxtor Hard Drive for $99.99 was also very tempting.

My last stop was Staples. They didn't have crowds in the store but all the in-store specials were already claimed (people in line got tickets and had time until 10am to exchanged them for their items). I spoke to a guy at the check out who was paying for a couple of 200GB Maxtor Hard Drives $19.99 after rebate. He said he had to come to the store by 3:30am to get on the deal. From his words to get the $399 Compaq laptop I would have to come by 10pm the night before. As I was leaving around 9:30am another line started to form for a chance to buy the unclaimed in-stores specials. Lines, lines, lines...

My overall impression today is that Black Friday shopping is a big scam. Stores publish very limited quantity hot deals to lure in shoppers and those deals are all sold out instantaneously. If you come at the opening or any time during the day (as most normal people do) you have missed on 90% of them. This is how it works for the stores selling computers and electronics anyway.

Was your Black Friday shopping experience different? Please share it with me in your comments.

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