Saturday, November 2, 2013

#ad: I got celebrated with a #StaplesSymphony and YOU get a chance to win a $100 @Staples Gift Card! {#Giveaway}

Staples Logo


My night at the New York Philharmonic must have started something because I recently had the chance to turn an everyday errand into something pretty grand! A visit to Staples Flagship New York City Store in Manhattan to buy replacement Printer Ink Cartridges resulted in me being celebrated by a 20 piece orchestra! Before you say 'just another day in New York' I have to tell you it was pretty out of the ordinary!

Aside from those old 'you're the millioneth customer' balloon greetings, it's not everyday any retailer just opts to celebrate every single customer that walks in the door! Nevertheless with a full on orchestra! It took mostly everyone by surprise as you can see in the video below:




What few people know about me is that I've been a digital Entrepreneur in some form or another since late High School/early College, I've run a Graphic Design firm, a Translation and Transcription Service, and was running an internet professional association that went international in the late 90's! Your butterfly has been at this for a long time now lovelies; and in my latest career incarnation (or is that incarnations since it's way more than one thing I'm dabbling in at the moment): a Career/Life Coach, Freelance Writer, Social Media Consultant and of course Lifestyle Blogger. I'm no stranger to Office Supply stores that's for sure, but Staples does tend to always be my go-to, and before green became a buzzword, I was participating in the Staples Ink Recycling program since they first offered it!

#StaplesSymphony
Check out the #StaplesSymphony! Photo Credit: Tilson Public Relations


Did you know?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Each year Staples recycles 65 million ink and toner cartridges!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Each year Staples.com sells approximately 10 million ink and toner cartridges and 45 million in store! (that's a lot of ink!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Staples retail stores carry 650 SKUS for Ink AND Toner and on Staples.com you can find 4,000 (double the amount since 2012!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You can hop on the Reward train and join Staples Rewards where members printer ink cartridges and toner supply orders SHIP FREE when ordered online + members can earn 5% back in Staples Rewards!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - $2 in Staples Rewards for EACH ink and toner cartridge recycled.

I actually have two active printers right now (I print A LOT!) I use one exclusively for images (Kodak) and the other (HP) for contracts, event invites and office stuff! I needed replacement ink for the one I use most often for office printing, this one:

HP Deskjet 3052A Printer



I like to stock up on the combo pack and just before I have to open the last combo pack I go buy three more so I never run out when I need to print something important! This is the one I normally select:

HP Combo Pack Ink Cartridges 61
Of course it's this one, there's a BUTTERFLY on the box! :-)

Here is the video of my #StaplesSymphony Shopping Experience:



My Take:

While the nature of my entrepreneurial endeavors may change and fluctuate, the one thing I know for sure is that I can find what I need to keep my home office supplied in style with Staples! Did you know they re-designed their site? Making it easier to navigate and find your rewards, with a faster search and checkout and MORE products and deals! You can use the hashtag #newandimproved to tweet @Staples and let them know what you think of the new site!

Get Social:

Visit www.Staples.com to find a store near you or place an ink or toner order online (don't forget to sign up for Staples Rewards first if you don't already have a rewards card), you can check out their latest promotions, news and giveaways via Facebook and Twitter! (And don't forget to get your extra credit entries in the rafflecopter giveaway below for following Staples on their social pages!)

Staples Gift Card


Win It:

Use the rafflecopter form below to enter for the chance to win a $100 Staples Gift Card! Use it to purchase Office Supplies or Holiday Gifts, the choice is YOURS!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What will you buy if you win the $100 Staples Gift Card Butterfly?


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FTC Disclosure: Staples has provided Ascending Butterfly a gift card for Editorial Consideration and is providing one Ascending Butterfly reader a gift card as well, however all opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may visit our full giveaway and disclosure page for complete policy information. Ascending Butterfly and giveaway sponsors are NOT responsible for lost, late, or mis-directed mail, one entry per household.

77 comments:

  1. i want the http://www.staples.com/Microsoft-Surface-RT-32GB-Tablet/product_130406

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    1. Great Choice! I have been eyeing that tablet myself, torn between that one and the new iPad Air!

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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    2. i was looking a the Ipad as well. I really need something smaller for conferences.

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  2. http://www.staples.com/Lexmark-12A7305-Black-Toner-Cartridge-High-Yield/product_516574

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  3. @benz1171 - Don't forget to bring your old cartridges with you to Staples when you go to buy your new one, so you can nab the $2 discount!

    ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  4. I would probably buy http://www.staples.com/HP-OfficeJet-Pro-8100-Printer/product_369450.

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  5. I would buy the Epson T060 CMY Color Ink Cartridges (T060520-S) 3/Pack .

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  6. I would get BIC® Mark-it™ Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted, Dozen for sure, along with some other fun things! :)

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  7. If I won I would love to get the AT&T TL86109 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Bluetooth Technology
    http://www.staples.com/ATT-TL86109-DECT-60-2-Line-Corded-Cordless-Telephone-with-Bluetooth-Technology/product_856013

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  8. I would buy their Samsung Galaxy Note 8! I've wanted one for awhile!

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  9. I'd order at least 3 of these http://www.staples.com/Cardinal-Business-Card-File-Refill-Pages-10-Pack/product_413294

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  10. I would put money with it and use it toward a new laptop

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  11. I would definitely get some Avery® 8366 White Permanent File Folder Labels with TrueBlock™, 750/Pack!

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  12. I would buy this:
    http://www.staples.com/NOOK-HD-Smoke-8GB/product_101736

    Thank you
    melly66(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  13. I want to win http://www.staples.com/Lexmark-12A7305-Black-Toner-Cartridge-High-Yield/product_516574 Thanks

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  14. http://www.staples.com/DYMO-LabelWriter-450-Label-Printer/product_797806

    I would buy this label printer for my business.

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  15. I'd love to get the Brother MFC-J470dw Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer

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  16. I would like to get the Staples One-Touch Heavy-Duty 3-Hole Punch, 30-Sheet Capacity

    http://www.staples.com/Staples-One-Touch-Heavy-Duty-3-Hole-Punch-30-Sheet-Capacity/product_884279

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  17. I would buy the HP® Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One Printer.

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  18. I would get the HP® Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One Printer. I would use it for work and school.

    www.staples.com/HP-Officejet-Pro-8600-e-All-in-One-Printer/product_366000

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  19. I would like the 2014 Brownline Daily Planner, Twin-Wire, Soft Pink cover with Pink Ribbon

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  20. I would get the HP 35A Black Toner Cartridge (CB435A)

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  21. I think I would get this table Staples® Easy2Go Parsons Desk, Resort Cherry or least one of their tables.

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  22. I need for starters the HammerMill® Fore MP Premium Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case

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  23. I would like http://www.staples.com/HP-Officejet-Pro-8600-Plus-e-All-in-One-Printer/product_366001

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  24. I'd get this! http://www.staples.com/SEI-Celtic-Gunmetal-Bakers-Rack-Gray/product_303660

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  25. I would love to get printer ink! http://www.staples.com/HP-60XL-60-High-Yield-Black-and-Standard-Tri-color-Ink-D8J66FN140/product_220410

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  26. This is what I want! Apple iPod touch 16GB, Black & Silver

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  27. I would want one of these for a side chair in my office area, it is beautiful and looks comfortable -
    Office Star Avenue Six® Wood Jasmine Accent Chairs

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  28. I always forget but this is what I would want for my office area it is a beautiful chair. http://www.staples.com/Office-Star-Avenue-Six-Wood-Jasmine-Accent-Chairs/product_SS1107718

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  29. My daughter needs one of these!
    http://www.staples.com/Texas-Instruments-TI-Nspire-CX-Graphing-Calculator/product_321965

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  30. I would either get the galaxy note tablet, kindle fire hd or some ink for my epson nx230 printer

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  31. i would put it towards the new surface
    http://www.staples.com/Microsoft-Surface-2-32GB-106-Tablet-New/product_303981

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  32. One thing I would buy is the Keurig® K-Cup Winter Variety Pack, 48 Cups/Pack.

    http://www.staples.com/Keurig-K-Cup-Winter-Variety-Pack-48-Cups-Pack/product_221768

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  33. I need some eco office supplies, like this: http://www.staples.com/Ampad-Envirotec-100-Recycled-8-1-2-inch-x-11-3-4/product_496839

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  34. I need some ink cartridges for my printer and I could use some paper to print some coupons.

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  35. I would use the gift card to purchase the Tablet PC located here:
    http://www.staples.com/iView-43-4GB-WIFI-Cam-Tablet-PC-Bundle-With-Android-42/product_283209
    For my husband for Christmas.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  36. I would buy Epson 69 Black and Color Ink Cartridges (T069120-BCS), 4/Pack http://www.staples.com/Epson-69-Black-and-Color-Ink-Cartridges-T069120-BCS-4-Pack/product_863610

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  37. I'd put it toward the Tempur-Pedic® TP8000 Ergonomic Mesh Mid-Back Task Chair, Black.
    http://www.staples.com/Tempur-Pedic-TP8000-Ergonomic-Mesh-Mid-Back-Task-Chair-Black/product_324599

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  38. I get a Laminator.
    http://www.staples.com/Fellowes-SATURN-2-95-95-Thermal-Cold-Laminator/product_356070

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  39. I love this http://www.staples.com/Microsoft-Surface-RT-32GB-Tablet/product_130406

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  40. I would buy the Microsoft Office 365

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  41. I would use it towards some copy paper, some ink for the printer and buy a few jumbo tubs of candy that they have in their office/snacks aisle lol

    Kathryn C

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  42. http://www.staples.com/HP-Officejet-Pro-8600-e-All-in-One-Printer/product_366000

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  43. I would use it to buy the Staples® Montessa™ Luxura® Managers Chair, Brown. I need a new office chair, badly!

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  44. Forgot the link, duh!

    http://www.staples.com/Staples-Montessa-Luxura-Managers-Chair-Brown/product_822257

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  45. I would purchase the Acer C710-2834 11.6" Chromebook http://www.staples.com/Acer-C710-2834-116-Chromebook/product_284818

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  46. An item I would like to purchase is HP 60XL Black Ink Cartridge (CC641WN), High Yield

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  47. I would buy a new office chair for my home office. My employer will not spring for a new one and I have sciatica and need one badly

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  48. I would use it for ink for my printer.

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  49. I would get this: http://www.staples.com/HP-932XL-933-High-Yield-Black-and-Standard-C-M-Y-Color/product_220407

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  50. http://www.staples.com/Sustainable-Earth-by-Staples-Remanufactured-Laser-Toner-Cartridge-Dell-1100-310-6640/product_326784
    Ink cartridges is what I'd buy.
    asketcher2@hotmail.com

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  51. Lexmark 105XL Black Return Program Ink Cartridges (14N1180), High Yield 2/Pack Lexmark 100XL Color Return Program Ink Cartridges (14N0684), High Yield 3/Pack Item 819542 Model 14N0684 and Lexmark 100XL Color Return Program Ink Cartridges (14N0684), High Yield 3/Pack and some paper for coupons

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  52. I would get the HP® Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One Printer http://www.staples.com/HP-Deskjet-3520-e-All-in-One-Printer/product_749235
    Nicole Carter on rafflecopter

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  53. Canon Pixma ink....http://www.staples.com/Canon-CL-211XL-Color-Ink-Cartridge-High-Yield/product_757290

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  54. I would get ink for my printer if I won. I would need this Brother Ink cartridge http://www.staples.com/Brother-LC71BK-Black-Ink-Cartridge/product_324013

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  55. We can always use some of this.

    http://www.staples.com/Staples-Copy-Paper-8-1-2-x-11-Case/product_135848?externalize=certona

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  56. I would get the TomTom Start 45M GPS Navigation!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. http://www.staples.com/Nintendo-Wii-Black-Console-with-Wii-Sports-and-Wii-Sports-Resort/product_108579
    Ours broke somehow! This would be a great replacement!

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  58. I would use the card for ink cartridges.

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  59. I would use it on ink refills and paper. I print so many things that I go through it quickly.
    ~Sandra U.

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  60. I would get this chair. I need a new one badly!

    http://www.staples.com/Staples-Kearsely-Executive-Chair-Charcoal/product_446862

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  61. I'd use it towards this little fridge --->

    Haier 2.7 CU. FT. Compact Refrigerator/Freezer, Black

    Item: 404758 Model: HERECR27B

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  62. id love the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0", White that is sweet :) http://www.staples.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-3-70-White/product_214281

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  63. I might get their Swingline® ClassicCut™ Laser Light 15" Paper Trimmer, 15 Sheet Capacity, Maple

    http://www.staples.com/Swingline-ClassicCut-Laser-Light-15-inch-Paper-Trimmer-15-Sheet-Capacity-Maple/product_577980

    Richard Hicks

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  64. I would get the Buxton Catrinia Tote. http://www.staples.com/Buxton-Catrinia-Tote/product_424146

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  65. Thanks for the giveaway…we would buy a Staples® Ackerley™ Bonded Leather Managers Chair, Black http://www.staples.com/Staples-Ackerley-Bonded-Leather-Managers-Chair-Black/product_416649?externalize=certona

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  66. I need inkjet cartridges for my printer & could use some software products too.

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  67. ES Robbins® Natural Origins™ 36" x 48" Standard Lip Chair Mat for Loop/Berber Carpet
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  68. I would put it towards the purchase of a new printer

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