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Pampered Chef: Where do you buy your supplies?

Where do you buy your supplies?

  1. Office Depot

    20 vote(s)
    22.7%
  2. Office Max

    9 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. Staples

    24 vote(s)
    27.3%
  4. Walmart

    22 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Walgreens

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. CVS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Amazon

    6 vote(s)
    6.8%
  8. Other - Please comment

    7 vote(s)
    8.0%
  1. Admin Greg

    Admin Greg Senior Member Staff Member

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    Where do you buy your supplies? and Online or Offline?
     
    Apr 11, 2012
    #1
  2. Telynn

    Telynn Member

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    I search for the most economical price for the item(s) i need at the time - and use either brick and morter/online based on that price
     
    Apr 11, 2012
    #2
  3. Becca_in_MD

    Becca_in_MD Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Didn't see a vote option for online or brick & mortar. I voted Staples and I do brick & mortar, though I was "upgraded" in their reward program to free shipping so I might start doing some shopping online. I recycle my ink cartridges with them and get other reward certificates.
     
    Apr 11, 2012
    #3
  4. ChefPeg

    ChefPeg Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Fred Meyer because it's close. Sometimes Walmart if I'm in the area and need something. But with the way I've been using up 1" x 2½" labels, I should just buy them from Costco!
     
    Apr 11, 2012
    #4
  5. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    I get mine at WalMart, Sams and Staples...generally in the store...whichever has the best sale.
     
    Apr 11, 2012
    #5
  6. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Usually Office Max but if I know a head of time I'll order with our discount through Office Depot.
     
    Apr 11, 2012
    #6
  7. EmilyStraw

    EmilyStraw Member

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    I use Office Depot because they ship to my door for free and that way I don't have to drag 3 little kids to the store.
     
    Apr 11, 2012
    #7
  8. pchockeymom

    pchockeymom Veteran Member

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    Costco-paper, plastic page protectors, file folders, manilla envelops
    WalMart-pocket folders at back to school time, pens, pencils
    Office Max- printer ink when I get the 20% off bag in the paper

    The only supplies I buy online are from PC
     
    Apr 11, 2012
    #8
  9. vmgcooks

    vmgcooks Member Gold Member

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    I buy my supplies at lots of different place - Staples, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, etc. Whether I make purchases online or off-line depends on price, shipping costs and how urgently I need the item(s). I usually buy my labels in bulk at Onlinelabels.com.
     
    Apr 11, 2012
    #9
  10. monique64

    monique64 Gold Member

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    I do my labels through Vista Print. And some other stationary type things too.
     
    Apr 11, 2012
    #10
  11. higoobs

    higoobs Member Gold Member

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    i go to the nearest store...walmart, office depot. It depends on where Im at at the time.
     
    Apr 12, 2012
    #11
  12. chefa

    chefa Advanced Member

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    I generally use Office Depot, HEB, Walmart if it's ER and I NEED it now, Office Max, SAMs if I'm there and happen to see something I need.
     
    Apr 12, 2012
    #12
  13. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Like others, it is a mix, but usually at Office Max, since I have a Perks card. Staples is closer, but unless something is on sale or its needed right away, I dont typically shop there. Same for Walmart or Target. office Depot is too far.

    So really, it is about price and location. :balloon:
     
    Apr 12, 2012
    #13
  14. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    For me it's a variety of places, though, I tend to do more brick and mortar shopping than online. It depends on the urgency of the need and whether or not I know exactly what I want. If I'm unsure, I want to hold things in my hand to make comparisons.
     
    Apr 12, 2012
    #14
  15. Brenda.the.chef

    Brenda.the.chef Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I use my current full time employer discount with Office Max for 90% of my supplies. It's nice because I get the prices that are contract with my university. I also shop at WalMart and Target when necessary.
     
  16. Bren706

    Bren706 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I get my copies through Office Depot (online with our perks). I also will purchase my labels there too. Otherwise, I shop at Walmart for pens, folders, and sometimes ink. sometimes I pick my ink up at CVS (as it is closest).
    I wish we had a brick and mortar nearby, but we only have Staples.
     
    Apr 12, 2012
    #16
  17. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I voted Office Max because that's where I get most of my exclusive to PC supplies (blank labels, biz card magnets) but it is a mix. Staples when I get something free or ink recycling rewards. Walmart or Amazon for everything else. (paper, envelopes, ink most of the time.)
     
  18. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Strange - when I tried to vote, it said I already had voted...even though this is the first time I've seen this thread.

    My vote is mostly for "Other". I buy envelopes, paper, pens, printer ink, etc...from Costco.

    Onlinelables.com for my labels.

    Back to school sales at Target and Meijer for folders, and other supplies that are a great deal at that time.

    Office Max for other misc. things (name tags, stationary...)

    We also have a Staples close by, but it's always messy, a bit crowded feeling, and sort of dark in there. I prefer Office Max because it's brighter, the aisles are much wider, and it's cleaner.
     
    May 3, 2012
    #18
  19. I pretty much hit up the back to school sales at every brick & motar in my area like a mad woman, and hoard supplies that I get for free or close to it. :D My Sunday afternoons & Monday mornings in July & August are like Black Friday. LOL

    Then I fill in with whatever deals I find as I'm out & about the rest of the year. Whether I am low on them or not, I pick up the rest of the supplies that I know I'll need whenever the price is right.

    FWIW, my father was an office supplies salesman when I was a little girl, and I *still* LOOOVE shopping for/buying/hoarding/playing with office supplies. LOL Playing "office" when I was in elementary school was one of my favorite pretend activities. No wonder I get so lost in paperwork when I am putting off peoplework aka, phone calls, etc.
     
  20. Admin Greg

    Admin Greg Senior Member Staff Member

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    That's a good idea. Take advantage of the back to school deals!
     
    Jun 14, 2012
    #20
  21. abigailhutch

    abigailhutch Member

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    Unfortunately in my small town Walmart is my only option, but totally just learned at my meeting this week that we can order copies from Office Depot online & they will mail them to us! I had no idea! This is great for like upcoming host/guest specials to actually have nice copies!
     
    Jun 15, 2012
    #21
  22. Online - Quill, Amazon, Levenger etc
     
    Dec 25, 2017
    #22
  23. WOW, that's great info abigailhutch - I didn't know that!!! Will be checking that out for sure!
     
    Dec 25, 2017
    #23
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