Office Max: Free Kodak Printer After MaxPerks Rewards

This week you can get not one but TWO free Kodak esp 5250 printers ($129.99 each).  These printers are free after MaxPerks rewards which works sort of like a rebate.  Office MaxPerks rewards you get the entire amount of your purchase in this case in the form of a store credit that expires 90 days after it is issued.  You can use this credit online or in store.  Make sure to read the fine print to understand how MaxPerks rewards work.  One good thing about Max Perks is that you can “roll” them, meaning you can use MaxPerks you got from purchasing an item to buy another product that offers Max Perks.  Maxperks is opened to businesses (small and large) and educators.

Not sure about this printer? Amazon has over 70 user reviews that can help you make up your mind about it.  I just wanted to say that this is the first time that I see a printer being free after store promotion.  I can’t help feeling a bit cynical about it though.  I wonder if printers are going the way of razors: razors are often free after coupon or store promotion  but “they get you” on the razor refills, on in this case the ink cartridges.

UPDATE:  Use coupon code AUTUMN to get 20% off online purchases.  This should help spend less out of pocket for this printer.