Staples joins the office supply store war with free resumes, business cards

First, it was FedEx Office, and then Office Depot. Now Staples wants you to know that you can copy your resume for free at its stores, from Monday, April 27 through June 13.

Its giveaway is a little different than its predecessors. FedEx Kinko's was only for a full day, though it can take credit for thinking of this promotion first. And it let people print out 25 copies. Office Depot went with 25 copies as well -- but its promotion period lasts over a month, ending on May 30. And it's letting people fax their copies to five domestic numbers for free.

Staples' free resume giveaway lasts, as noted until June 13, but... is only letting people copy their resume 20 times. But it's also letting customers design and proof business cards, and it which point the chain will then give them 40 free business cards.