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Staples Classroom Rewards
TERMS & CONDITIONS
ELIGIBILITY: To participate in Staples Classroom Rewards ("Classroom Rewards Program") as: (i) a parent or supporter (collectively, “Supporter”), you must be a Staples customer, 18 or older, with a valid U.S. mailing address, and a valid email address; (ii) an “Educator,” you must be employed by a school or education center in the U.S. that is classified in Google under the “Education Category” (“Eligible Organization”); or (iii) a “School Administrator,” you must be responsible for making purchases on behalf of an Eligible Organization and have the authority in agree to these Terms & Conditions on behalf of the Eligible Organization (each, a “Participant Category”). Note that all aspects of the Classroom Rewards Program are administered via the Staples Connect application (“Staples Connect App”). In addition, and regardless of your Participant Category, if you are not already a member of the Staples Rewards® Program, you must become a member prior to enrolling in the Classroom Rewards Program. Enrolling in the Staples Rewards® Program is free.
HOW TO ENROLL FOR ALL PARTICIPANT CATEGORIES: To enroll, download the Staples Connect App, select your Participant Category, then follow the directions provided. As stated above, if you are not already a member of the Staples Rewards® Program, you will be prompted to enroll before being able to enroll in the Classroom Rewards Program. Limit one (1) Staples Connect account per person. Multiple accounts will be void.
HOW TO DESIGNATE CLASSROOM REWARDS (FOR SUPPORTERS): Upon completing the enrollment process, the 5% back a Supporter receives on Qualifying Purchases as part of the Staples Rewards® Program will be included in the Staples Connect App as the “Classroom Rewards Available” or, for the purpose of these Terms, “Classroom Rewards”. Note that at no given time can a Supporter give more than $50 over a period of 90 days from their Classroom Rewards balance (“Giving Balance Limit”). Note that Qualifying Purchases do not include (a) postage stamps, prepaid phone cards, gift cards, taxes, shipping fees, and Staples Industrial purchases; (b) purchases made on Instacart or staples.com (other than for pick up in store); and (c) prior purchases or purchases made with Staples® Procurement or Convenience Cards. Staples, in its sole discretion, may include additional products or services as exclusions from time to time without prior notice. All applicable terms of the Staples Rewards® Program apply to a Supporter’s participation in the Classroom Rewards Program (and are incorporated herein by reference). Classroom Rewards earned in connection with Qualifying Purchases will be appear in a Supporter’s account in the Staples Connection App within 48 to 72 hours of purchase.
From time to time, Staples may increase the percentage back offered for Qualifying Purchases for participants in the Classroom Rewards Program and/or adjust the Giving Balance Limit and/or offer other special offers or rewards. In such an event, any material terms of such offering will be included as part of its marketing, including but not limited to, the time period during which it will be available, and those terms shall be incorporated herein by reference.
Provided a Supporter has Classroom Rewards available to give in their account in the Staples Connect App, they can log into their Classroom Rewards account at any time and select one or more Educators or Eligible Organizations to receive all or a portion of their Giving Balance Limit. Note that Classroom Rewards will be awarded to the applicable Educator or Eligible Organization in increments of $5.00. In the event that a Supporter designates less than $5 to any Educator or Eligible Organization, the amount designated will not be accessible to the Educator or Eligible Organization until the Educator or Eligible Organization has accumulated at least $5.00 in Classroom Rewards from that Supporter or other Supporters. Note that if an Educator has not enrolled in the Classroom Rewards Program, they will not appear in the Staples Connect App as a giving option.
Please note that all Eligible Organizations in the U.S. that are classified in Google under the “Education Category” will appear in the Staples Connect App; however, this does not mean that all Eligible Organizations have enrolled in the Classroom Rewards Program. An Eligible Organization that is enrolled will have a School Administrator’s name associated with their name in the Staples Connect App. Staples cannot guarantee that any School Administrator will take the steps necessary to enroll in the Classroom Rewards Program. If a School Administrator does not enroll in the Classroom Rewards Program within 90 days of the most recent contribution of Classroom Reward to them, their entire pending balance of Classroom Rewards will be forfeited and, for the avoidance of doubt, it will not be returned to the Supporter(s) who designated it.
For the avoidance of doubt, any rewards earned through participation in any previous version of Classroom Rewards will not roll-over into this Classroom Rewards Program. In addition, purchases made prior to enrollment in the Classroom Rewards Program are not considered Qualifying Purchases and are not eligible for Classroom Rewards.
HOW TO CLAIM AND REDEEM CLASSROOM REWARDS (FOR EDUCATORS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS): Classroom Rewards available to the Educators and Eligible Organizations will appear in their Classroom Rewards account as a virtual promo card only redeemable in Staples brick and mortar stores (i.e, retail locations) (“Virtual Promo Card”). For the avoidance of doubt, Classroom Rewards cannot be redeemed at Staples.com, in the Staples app, or on any other digital platform. The Virtual Promo Card balance will be updated in increments of $5.00 as Classroom Rewards are designated to that Educator or School Administrator by Supporters. Note that at no given time can an Educator or School Administrator accrue more than $1,000 in 180 days in their Classroom Rewards balance (“Virtual Promo Card Balance Limit”). If, through one or more Classroom Rewards donations, an Educator or School Administrator exceeds the Promo Card Balance Limit, only the amount equal to Promo Card Balance Limit will be made available on the Virtual Promo Card and any remaining balance will be forfeited.
In order to redeem Classroom Rewards, an Educator or School Administrator must have their Virtual Promo Card scanned at time of in-store checkout. A print-out of the Virtual Promo Card will not be accepted. The amount of the transaction will be deducted from the Classroom Rewards balance shown on the Virtual Promo Card. If the amount of the transaction is more than the Classroom Rewards available, the Educator or School Administrator will be responsible for the difference. If the amount of the transaction is less that the Virtual Promo Card balance, the amount of the transaction will be deducted from the balance and the remaining balance will remain available for use by the Educator or School Administrator for a future transaction. Note that the Educator or School Administrator may be required to show valid I.D. confirming they are the registered user of the applicable Classroom Rewards account being used.
Virtual Promo Card cannot be used towards (a) the purchase of postage stamps, prepaid phone cards, gift cards, taxes, shipping fees, or Staples Industrial purchases; (b) purchases made on Instacart or staples.com (other than for pick up in store); and (c) purchases made with Staples® Procurement or Convenience Cards. Staples, in its sole discretion, may include additional products or services as exclusions from time to time without prior notice.
CLASSROOM REWARDS EXPIRATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANT CATEGORIES:
For Supporters: If a Supporter’s account is inactive for 90 days or more (i.e., the Classroom Rewards balance as gone unchanged for 90 days), their Classroom Rewards balance will expire and will no longer be accessible to the Supporter. It is a Supporter’s responsibility to monitor their Classroom Rewards balance.
For Educators and School Administrators: As stated above, any Classroom Reward balance designated to an Eligible Organization that is not yet enrolled in the Classroom Rewards Program will be forfeited if such Educator or School Administrator for that Eligible Organization does not enroll in the Classroom Rewards Program within 90 days of the most recent Classroom Rewards contribution being designated by Supporter(s). For Educators and School Administrators who have successfully enrolled in the Classroom Rewards Program, as Classroom Rewards are added to their Virtual Promo Card balance, the expiration date for that balance will be extended 180 days. If, at any time, the Classroom Rewards balance remains unchanged for 180 days, the Classroom Reward balance will expire and will no longer be available for use, unless additional Classroom Rewards are adding to the Virtual Promo Card balance.
GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR ALL PARTICIPANT CATEGORIES: Classroom Rewards are not redeemable for cash. Classroom Rewards may be subject to federal, state and local taxes which, if any, are a participant’s sole responsibility. The Classroom Rewards Program is void where prohibited by law.
By participating in the Classroom Rewards Program, you agree (i) to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Staples, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, retailers, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability or damages which may arise out of participation in the Program or out of the acceptance, use, misuse or possession of any Reward or products attained through this Program. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Released Parties are not responsible for errors or problems of any kind relating to or in connection with the Classroom Rewards Program, whether printing, typographical, technical, computer, network. human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Classroom Rewards Program, the tabulating of Classroom Rewards, or in any Classroom Rewards Program-related materials. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Classroom Rewards Program, who are acting in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner or who are otherwise not in compliance with these terms, as solely determined by Staples, may be disqualified and any associated Classroom Rewards balance for such persons will be void. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's device related to or resulting from participating in the Classroom Rewards Program or downloading materials from or use of the Staples Connect App.
Staples reserves the right at any time to modify, suspend or cancel the Classroom Rewards Program at any time. Any changes Staples makes will be effective immediately on notice, which it may give either by posting the new terms within the Staples Connect App and/or via e-mail. Your participation in the Classroom Rewards Program after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes. You should review these Terms and Conditions periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version. You will always be able to tell when the version was last updated by checking the "Last Revised" date at the top of these Terms and Conditions. All questions or disputes regarding the Classroom Rewards Program, including without limitation, those involving eligibility, participation, fraud and abuse will be resolved by Staples in its sole discretion.
Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions, or the rights and obligations of the participants and Staples in connection with the Classroom Rewards Program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Massachusetts, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Massachusetts.
QUESTIONS? Should you have any questions about the Classroom Rewards Program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Program is offered by USR Parent Inc.
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