How to Use Staples Easy Rebates Online to Claim Rebates

Most mail in rebates are a pain in the butt!  You have to cut out the UPC barcode from the product, fill out the form on the receipt, mail it off, wait 1-2 months, hope you get approved for the rebate, receive your rebate check or prepaid gift card in the mail, and then deposit the check or spend the gift card.  What a hassle!

Luckily, Staples knows our frustration and has created the Staples Easy Rebate program where all rebates can be completed 100% online.  No UPC bar codes, no stamps, no hassle. If you want to be old school, you can deal with the long, confusing receipts like the ones below (YUCK!).



Step 1: If you have a Staples Easy Rebate, go here.  If you bought it at a Staples Store, click the link on the left.  If you bought it online at, click the link on the right.



Step 2: I will show you how to do a Staples Easy Rebate for an item bought at a Staples Store. You will need your rebate receipt to complete the rebate online.  Click the Start Now button.



Step 3: On your rebate receipt, enter the Rebate Offer Number which looks like XX-XXXXX and your Rebate ID Number which is located at the very bottom of your receipt, below the bar code.  It is 17-18 numbers long.



Step 4: After you enter your first rebate, you can enter another rebate or click the Next button to continue.

Got More Rebates


Step 5: This screen shows which rebate you are working on, along with the rebate details. Click Next to continue.

Review Rebate Details


Step 6: If you already have a Staples Easy Rebate account, click the Retrieve button to sign into your account.  Otherwise, enter your mailing address, phone number, email address, and create a password.  Click Next to continue.

Create EZ Rebate Account


Step 7: Verify your mailing address, phone number, and email address.  Click Next to continue.

Verify Address


Step 8: Depending on your rebate, you may have the choice between getting a check mailed to you, a Staples Gift Card mailed to you, or a PayPal payment sent to your PayPal account.  In this particular rebate, the default option was a check in the mail.

Check Default

Luckily for me, there is a link to change the rebate to a PayPal Payment.

PayPal Option

If you want to go back to a check in the mail, you can click the link.  If you are happy with a Paypal Payment, click Next to continue.

PayPal Screen


Step 9: Verify your mailing address, phone number, and email address one more time.  If you are happy with your rebate payment method, click the Submit Rebate button.

EZ Rebate Confirmation Screen


Step 10: The date of submission is June 5 and the rebate takes 4-6 weeks to process, so I should receive my rebate between July 3 and July 17.



Step 11: You will receive a confirmation email telling you that the rebate information was received.



Step 12: After a couple of hours or days, you will receive another email telling you that they are processing your rebate now.



Step 13: After a few weeks, hopefully you get an email that says they finished processing your rebate and will send your rebate payment soon.



Step 14: You can track your rebate by clicking the link in the email.



Step 15: On July 1 (a few days before the 4 week time table), I received my Paypal payment.



Step 16: You can view the rebate in your Paypal account.


You are all set.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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