This question arise ALL the time so I thought I would give you some tips on saving money on supplies!
I would think the biggest expense would probably be ink!! Right?!!?? Believe it or not, you CAN save money on ink! Here are some tips:
1.) RECYCLE your old ink Cartridges! Places will actually PAY you for this!!
-Staples pays $2 in Staples Rewards for every ink cartridge you recycle, up to 10!! Read more about this HERE.
-Office Max offers it’s MaxPerks members $3 in rewards for each qualifying† visibly undamaged HP, Dell or Lexmark ink or toner cartridges dropped off in an OfficeMax store location. The allow up to 20 a month!! (or $60!! That would buy A LOT of paper) Go HERE to read more about this.
-Office Depot offers $2 back in Recycling Rewards* for each cartridge recycled, up to 20 cartridges per month! Read more about this HERE.
2.) Walgreens will fill ink cartridges. They are limited on which ones they will fill, go HERE to read more. They put this on sale occasionally. so watch for the sale!
3.) Check out prices online. I buy all of my ink from online. You can see my favorite places HERE. They have the best prices I have found for my particular ink. You can also refill your own ink cartridges (YUCK) I have tried this in the past & made a huge mess, but my brother swears by it!! He says things have changed & its not messy now. I would search ebay for this, because that is where I have seen the best prices.
Tips for saving money on Paper!
Well the only real tip I have on that is strike when the iron is hot!! Take advantage of Staples Rewards. About once a month or so they offer FREE paper or really cheap paper! You have to pay up front, but you will get your Staples Rewards back. If you recycle your ink cartridges, start rolling those Staples Rewards! Recycle Ink…..Get Rewards….Buy Paper….Get Rewards…..see the idea:)
Hope this helps out a little!!