The Staples website has a coupon that will get you a free reusable shopping bag plus 20 percent off many of the items that you can fit in it.
Just take your coupon to a Staples store and get one of the EcoEasy bags from Customer Service. Then, according to the directions on the coupon, all you have to do is fill the bag with items like printer ink, paper and even clearance items, furniture and chairs, although I think it would have to be an unassembled chair in a box to fit in the bag. Some items, such as computers, are excluded.
If you already have a Staples EcoEasy bag, you can take it to a store, fill it and get 20 percent off, the coupon says. But if you can get another bag for free, why not get it?
The offer is valid in-store only and through Saturday while supplies last.
To get the coupon to print or access from your mobile device, go to http://www.staples.com/coupons/?icid=HDC:HDC:TEXTLINKS:WEEKLY:COUPON:20120909::