UPDATE: Sorry, all! I guess this deal was too good too be true. Here’s the email that Staples sent out to customers….
Valued Staples Customer:
Thank you for your recent purchase of a custom stamp (3/4\’\’ x 1 7/8\’), model E4912, sku 341978. Please note that the advertisement for this stamp stated that “Shipping charges apply.” We have identified that your order (order number listed above) is missing the required shipping fees. If you would like 7 day delivery, the shipping charge is $9.95, or you can choose expedited shipping for $13.95. Please call us at 888-333-3199 by Tuesday, January 29th to confirm your desired shipping preference. If we do not hear from you by this date, we will assume that you do not want the order fulfilled and we will issue you a refund within 5-7 business days.
We value your business and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please do not reply to this email. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at 888-333-3199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your patience regarding this matter.
Update: Sorry for the confusion, you CAN use the format with an image on the left and text on the right to get FREE Shipping as long as you upload your own image and don’t use the pre-loaded Staples images. (Thanks, Jill!)
Wow! Here’s a *HOT* deal you can score on a personalized, Self-Inking Stamp from Staples.com! Just head on over here and click on the banner to the right that looks like the picture above to snag a Self-Inking Stamp for just $0.99 (regularly $18.99). Choose from black, red, green blue, or purple ink! Even better, if you opt to upload an image instead of entering text for your stamp, Priority or Rush Shipping will be FREE! Otherwise, shipping starts around $7.99.
Important Note: To get free shipping, you must choose an image only. If you select the option with an image on the left and text on the right, a shipping fee will be charged.
As an idea, reader Jill, made a stamp for her sons teacher to stamp her books with her name so they don’t get lost. She uploaded a turtle pic as that’s the class mascot! Great idea!