Our local Office Depot manager showed me the memo yesterday. Appartently Office Depot is copying Staples current program:
Effective 11/9/2008 at Office Depot, eligible ink & toner cartridges can be redeemed in-store for $3.00 in Worklife Rewards account credit. You must be a Office Depot Worklife Rewards member and be at least 18 years of age to participate. Limit one Office Depot Worklife Rewards account per business or family per address. Additional redemptions over the stated allowance and/or multiple Office Depot Worklife accounts per business or family/address will not be acknowledged and will receive no credit for Office Depot Worklife Rewards purhcase(s) or eligible ink & toner cartridges redemption credits.
There is some other non-relevant verbiage on the memo but the only other relevant information is that previously issued $3.00 Office Depot ink & toner cartridge coupons will be WILL be honored after 11/9/2008.
There is no mention of any new ink & toner cartridge eligibility requirements or any new restrictions to the program. Currently you can redeem up to 25 eligible ink & toner cartridges per day for $3.00 coupons and you can use up to 3 of those $3 coupons toward your purchase(s) per day. The memo did not mention anything about that 25 redemption maximum per day changing and no new restrictions on spending your Worklike Rewards with the accumulated ink cartridges (ie such as no technology such as their worthless dollar off coupons) though I would be skeptical until Office Depot puts out something official to customers. I can't image Office Depot will leave the current 25 per day limit in place long if at all without lowering it substantially. Otherwise you could potentially get as much as $6750+ per quarter for daily max redemptions! Anyway just a heads up to those who participate in the program. I can’t image this is not national. However check with your local Office Depot for complete details.
EDIT: Here are the details of the new OD InkToner Cartridge Redemption Program on the OD Worklife Rewards site. Thanks judicska
UPDATE : Accroding to the Office Depot Worklife website Here it looks like as of 11/14/2008 Office Depot has lowered the limit on eligible cartridges that can be turn in for WorkLife Rewards credit to 5 per day. Thanks Jingoro
elangr is also reporting that OD will honor the original 25 per day llimit through 11/15 and the 11/14 OD WL revisions will take effect on 11/16.
12/4/2008 UPDATE : It looks like OD has once again revised the rules for this promotion: "Recycling Rewards will not exceed the amount of your annual Office Depot purchases" Thanks fishing69 & judicska for that update.
7/1/2009 UPDATE : Effective 7/1/2009 You can recycle ANY ink and toner cartridge at OD. This includes ink tanks! Starting 07/01/2009: members can recycle up to 5 ink and toner cartridges per day - we'll take back any brand!.. Thanks JamesTKirk & BrianGa for that update.
4/1/2010 UPDATE : Effective 4/1/2010 You can recycle ANY ink and toner cartridge at OD up to 20 per month and receive $3 credit per cartridge towards your Worklife Rewards account. This is a MAJOR program for those who currently participate daily.
Recycling Rewards will be granted on up to 20 cartridges per month only. Recycling Rewards will be issued as part of your Worklife or Star Teacher Rewards and will not exceed the amount of your total qualifying annual Office Depot purchases. (Qualifying purchases exclude taxes; shipping; postage stamps; prepaid gift, debit phone or service cards; and purchases made with Office Depot Reward Cards.) Rewards are granted on qualified purchases and exclusions apply. Free item with purchase reduces amount of Rewards earned by value of free item. Rewards are paid quarterly in the form of an Office Depot® Reward Card when you earn a minimum of $10 in Rewards. Rewards carry over from quarter to quarter within a calendar year. Limit 1 account per household/business. Call 866.322.3225, visit www.myworkliferewards.com or ask a store associate for full details.