Staples Rewards is a free program with benefits such as free shipping, bonus events and up to 5 percent back on purchases. The program includes Base, Plus and Premier levels based on the amount spent during the year, with additional rewards for Plus and Premier levels.
The Staples Rewards card isn't required to earn points through the program. When a user registers for the rewards program, she provides a telephone number. Store clerks can look up the account number with the phone number provided at registration.
If a customer earns at least $5 in rewards at the end of a month, she receives the reward. The rewards are issued in increments of $5. If a customer doesn't reach the $5 minimum, the amount carries over to the next month. Any amounts below the threshold at the end of the quarter are lost.