Shopping and Giving Back to Local Schools is More Convenient than
Ever with Wide Product Assortment, Low Prices All Summer Long, New
Online Capabilities and Charitable Programs
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 18, 2018--
Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading omnichannel provider of business
services and supplies, products and technology solutions, is helping
students and teachers, from kindergarten to college, go “Back to School
Proud” this year with the ultimate assortment of products, furniture and
tech that let their personality and individuality shine through as they
head back to the classroom.
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This year, shoppers can give back to local schools through two different
programs and learn about Start Proud!™, Office Depot’s new philanthropic
program created to make a substantial difference for deserving students,
parents and teachers. Additionally, customers can take advantage of
Office Depot’s omni-channel shopping options via officedepot.com/school
from any device and opt to buy online, pick up in-store or have their
haul delivered straight to their front door via next-business day
As part of the “Back to School Proud” campaign, Office Depot is teaming
up with singer, songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter to offer
exclusive content and an option to enter a sweepstakes1. One
lucky fan, along with three guests, will kick-off the new school year
with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a trip to meet the “Almost
Love” singer in September. In addition, Sabrina will feature her top
back-to-school products on Office Depot social media channels and on officedepot.com/sabrinacarpenter.
“Education is something I’m a firm believer in, it gives us the tools to
be able to learn and decide what we want to do with our lives,” said
Sabrina Carpenter. “It’s important to be prepared, which means having
the right school supplies. I’m so excited to be partnering with Office
Depot on their Back-to-School Proud campaign!”
This Sunday, Office Depot is launching its new back-to-school
advertising campaign that reinforces when customers are serious about
supplies, they need to go to the place that takes supplies seriously.
The two customer-centric spots infuse a dose of humor coupled with the
reality and sometimes stress that any parent feels at the beginning of
every new school year. Whether mom and dad are dropping their daughter
off at the first day of college or looking for a quick and easy way to
purchase their son’s school list online, Office Depot and OfficeMax
deliver all the supplies they need, and the prices they want, all summer
Shoppers will enjoy low prices all summer long on a great selection of
top-brand school supplies, exclusive product assortment and convenient
shopping options, all while giving back to their local schools,
Core Supplies, Furniture & Tech
Fashion Essentials & Accessories: Studious meets stylish
with a wide variety of unicorn, floral, glitter or palm motifs on the
Office Depot® exclusive assortment of notebooks, composition books,
binders and folders. For those who want to personalize, students can
complement their core gear with accessories like charms, keychains,
patches and puffy stickers.
College Dorm Furniture: To make those college late night cram
sessions a little more comfortable, Office Depot has a number of
Brenton Studio® seating and desk furniture options, including colorful
task chairs to plush seats and a sleek achiever desk set that will
help make their dorm room study session-ready.
School Tech: Find the latest technology like the Dell
Inspiron 15, perfect for multi-user households where the laptop is
shared across the family, that offers a built-in DVD drive, USB 3.0
port, Waves MaxxAudio and much more.
Tech Services: Students, parents and teachers can choose from
two tech support plans that give them access to 24/7 expert support
needed to stay up and running no matter if they are home or in school.
Additionally, customers purchasing a new laptop or PC for the new
school year can protect their investment for just pennies a day with a
Square Trade Accidental Damage Protection Plan.
Brand Name Backpacks: Quality backpacks are a necessity to make
it through the school year, and brands like COLUMBIA, PUMA and
THULE feature bold colors and fashionable patterns for students of all
ages – from grade-school to college. Starting July 1 to Aug. 25, all
school backpacks and lunch accessories are 25% off.
Education and Organization
National PTA: As part of Office Depot’s commitment to
education, the company has teamed up with National PTA and become the
association’s newest Proud National Sponsor, helping power key
programs and initiatives to further family engagement, strengthen
family-school partnerships, improve student success and share relevant
STEAM Kits: New Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
kits are fun, engaging, ready-to-use projects delivered monthly at
a great, low price. Created for children aged eight and up, the kits
are filled with hands-on activities and experiments.
TUL™ Organization: Exclusive to Office Depot, TUL now
offers teacher and student planners. A customizable planner will help
teachers keep their schedules and lesson plans in order, including
teacher stickers, page markers, ruler, pocket divider, weekly lesson
plans, monthly calendar pages, seating charts and grade book. High
schoolers and college students can get their own customizable student
planner that comes with stickers, page markers, ruler and pocket
divider or opt for a 3-subject TUL notebook in a variety of colors.
Start Proud!™ Program: Office Depot associates will fill 20,000
backpacks with essentials like notebooks, folders, pencils, and glue
and will distribute them to students at Title 1 schools during 10
celebratory assemblies to help them go Back to School Proud this
season. In addition, Office Depot will honor and recognize one very
special teacher at each Start Proud! assembly with approximately
$1,000 worth of premium supplies to celebrate their extraordinary
efforts in the classroom.
Pay it Forward: Parents, students and teachers can feel good
about back-to-school shopping at Office Depot by simultaneously
supporting their local schools through the company’s Give
Back to Schools program, which gives 5% back in credits to local
schools on qualifying purchases2 when shoppers provide
their school name or ID number.
School Supply Drive: Customers will have an additional
opportunity to give back by purchasing extra supplies at their local
Office Depot or OfficeMax retail location, which will be donated to a
deserving local Title 1 school at the beginning of the 2018 school
year (please visit a local store for additional details).
Convenient Shopping & Savings
Rewards on Everything: Office
Depot OfficeMax Rewards Everything loyalty members will receive
even more savings when purchasing back-to-school supplies with 2% back
on all qualifying purchases. Additionally, customers can redeem
rewards instantly at checkout whether they are purchasing in-store,
online or on the go.
Teacher Savings: All Rewards members can take advantage of
Teacher Appreciation Days and receive 30% off qualifying, regularly
priced in-store purchases of $30 or more and receive triple bonus
rewards July 15 – 21 and Aug. 12 – 18.
School List with a Click: Office Depot’s digital platform is
now integrated with an online database of over 1.2 million teachers’
school supply lists from across the country to offer convenient
‘one-click’ purchasing functionality that makes back to school
shopping a breeze at officedepot.com/schoollist.
For more details on how to go “Back to School Proud,” visit an Office
Depot or OfficeMax retail location near you, download the Office Depot
app or find us online at officedepot.com/school.
About Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of business
services and supplies, products and technology solutions through its
fully integrated omni-channel platform of approximately 1,400 stores,
online presence, and dedicated sales professionals and technicians to
small, medium and enterprise businesses. Through its banner brands
Office Depot®, OfficeMax®, CompuCom® and Grand&Toy®, the company offers
its customers the tools and resources they need to focus on their
passion of starting, growing and running their business. For more
information, visit officedepot.com,
download the Office Depot app on your iPhone
and follow @officedepot on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Office Depot is a trademark of The Office Club, Inc. OfficeMax is a
trademark of OMX, Inc. CompuCom is a trademark of CompuCom Systems, Inc.
Grand&Toy is a trademark of Grand & Toy, LLC in Canada. ©2018 Office
Depot, Inc. All rights reserved. Any other product or company names
mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
1 No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of, and
physically located within, the 50 U.S. states or Washington, D.C., who
have reached the age of majority in their State of residence. Ends 11:59
PM ET on 9/2/18. Void where prohibited. Visit
officedepot.com/sabrinacarpenter for Official Rules.
2 Qualifying purchases exclude technology and consumer
electronic products, accessories, media and software that is not
education or reference related; furniture and furniture accessories; ink
and toner; gift and prepaid cards; postage stamps and purchase from
print and copy centers; and purchases made to contract business accounts
and by resellers. Visit OfficeDepot.com/givebts for details.
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Source: Office Depot, Inc.
Sarah England, 561-438-1448