First, I am not an expert in this field. I am just a regular customer. I used to buy the stuffs from staples in cheap price after the coupons, staples rewards, third-party cashback and staples easyrebate
Now, 1. staples easyrebate is almost over 2. Staples reward is only good for few kinds of products. It is almost useless 3.Third-party cashback down from 5% to 1%or2% 4. Staples coupons are not as good as before 5. The product prices are not attractive
I used to buy gasoline for 2.50, I used to fly to Chicago for $225 but things have changed as business improved. Yes you need to pay more because Staples needs to make a profit. Are you going to continue to buy from Staples or move to one of their inferior competitors?