) tends to offer a variety of sales and coupons that mark down everything in stores. But a word of warning: They don't happen like clockwork like you see at Express or Banana Republic, and sometimes the well will run dry for a couple weeks.
Take July: The month started off with a coupon offering 20 percent off any one item, which was immediately followed by another coupon offering $5 off $30. But then things quieted down for about a month: There were a few department-specific sales ($30 off any one tablet, for instance) and one sale that was exclusive to rewards members, but no across-the-board sales. Then in mid-August we got another two-week period with good coupons, and now we're once again in a dry period for sales.
So if you're going to Staples for something you don't need right away -- a new laptop, for instance, or a shredder for your office -- you might consider waiting a few weeks to see if a coupon pops up. But if you urgently need some office supplies, don't bother waiting around.