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Staples Holiday 2012 Preview


Until now, I had always associatedStaples with just school supplies...boy was I wrong!

At a recent holiday preview, tv tech guru Mario Armstrong walked attendees through the newest and best Windows tech products, from e-readers to laptops and everything in between. Staples also released a whole bunch of new deals for the will debut special two-day deals on Mondays and Tuesdays from November 12 through December 18 with deep savings on tech products and related items. Just the kind of shipping to bring you out of any post-weekend slump.

If you're anything like me, and Windows 8 seems completely daunting, Staples has launched the "8 Was Easy" program which which includes free personalized training, free support and free start up with the purchase of any Windows 8-based computer or tablet. Consumers who purchase any Windows 8-based PC regularly priced at $699 and above will even receive free data transfer from their old computer--a huge relief for those of us who are terrified of losing data!

If you're in the market for a tablet upgrade, Staples has arranged for purchasers of new tablets to recycle their old ones for free with gift cards incentives. For more information on this program go to

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In an attempt to provide one stop shopping, Staples has also taken care of many of the necessary details that bog down so many gift givers. Everyone knows how annoying it is to receive battery-operated gifts without included batteries. To help, Staples is offering 100% back in Staples Rewards on 20 packs of AA or AAA Duracell batteries.

Even more exciting? You can choose, personalize and ship all of your gifts without leaving your Staples store! At Staples Ship Centers, customers can package (using a special red & white Martha Stewart holiday line of wrapping!), label and ship gifts through UPS, saving all shipping information to a Staples database so that it is easily accessible for the next shopping binge.

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A special thank you to Onica Cupido of The Mommy Factor for sharing her pictures with me when my brand new iPhone ate mine!

Be sure to check out even more Holiday promotions at Staples:

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Jessica Kobrin Bernstein is a teacher turned overtired, over-educated SAHM of two. She is NYC born and bred, and is resisting a move to the suburbs with all of her might. She shares parenting rants, recipes and reviews at You can also find her on twitter @peekababy on Facebook and on Google+ +peek a baby.

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