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Assuming you are not a shut-in who gets everything delivered via Amazon Prime, we've got a way you can save 20% on that 2013 Nexus 7 purchase. A new OfficeMax coupon allows you to save on a variety of items when you buy in the store, including printer ink, printing services, office supplies, eReaders, and tablets. You need that other stuff? Cool, but why not get the best Android tablet that's ever existed too?

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Grab the full coupon from below just to be safe.

You have a few ways to take advantage here. If you already bought the NN7 from OfficeMax, head back and show the coupon and your receipt. The manager might be willing to refund you the difference. The fine print says they don't have to, but maybe you'll get lucky. If you haven't bought yet, just stroll in and pick up the tablet and show the coupon at checkout. The last one is a bit of a longshot, but other stores might be willing to price match OfficeMax. Try your local Best Buy and see if they'll honor the coupon. You can also attempt a combination of 1 and 3 by going to the store (not OfficeMax) you bought the NN7 from and asking for a retroactive price match... unlikely though.

In case you're too tired to math right now, the 20% discount works out to $45.80 off the 16GB for a final price of $183.20. The 32GB ends up $215.20 after a $53.80 discount. All pre-tax. These are real saving, folks. You have through August 10th to take advantage.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Zach Mauch

    wow, can I take this in and request to use it since I already bought mine?

    • beano311

      From the coupon fine print: "No price adjustments from prior purchases will be made."

      • Clintro

        Like the poster above said.... just return it and re-buy it.... or tell them that is what you are going to do.

        • mdr944

          Do you remember the Sienfeld show when he wanted to return a jacket for "spite" well...they refused.

    • Ryan

      Just return it, then rebuy with the coupon.

      • prestone1

        I believe they have 15% restocking fee... probably a waste of time and gas to come out flat.

        • Guest

          Unless it's "defective" of course.

          • prestone1

            Yeah but then you are back to square one, you have a new N7 but you still didn't get the discount. They require receipts on all 'technology' products, which will of course show that you have bought one, claimed it as defective, and then want to return the item subject to their 15% restocking fee. Office Max isnt the store to play this game.

    • Zach Mauch

      well, I just realized this is office max and I bought it from staples so this is pointless anyway.

  • Tyler Durden

    That first sentence describes me perfectly! LOL. I still share the love locally whenever I can though.

  • bakashrimp

    $20 Macy's card with purchase also. Sweetens the deal a bit.
    http://www.officemax.com/catalog/2013/32/bnr-global1.jpg

    • Eric Yount

      I think that's only online though, and the coupon is only in stores.

      • bakashrimp

        Ah - that sucks. lol. I need too learn two reed bettar. :)

  • Makoute

    I wonder if it will work with the MA tax free weekend coming up.

  • Brian Cerveny

    Note that OfficeMax does not sell the 16 GB model online or in stores.

  • She_Beast

    I don't see the 16GB on their website, and I've called two stores in my area. Can anyone confirm whether they actually carry it?

    I also called a local Best Buy, and they said they won't honor a generic 20% off coupon, only coupons for specific items.

  • TechGuy22

    thanks guys. ill try the one in Atlantic ave tomorrow

  • Abraham

    This is how I got mine more than a week ago.

    I saw the same ad on slickdeals and I called in to reserve one. When I got there, there had no more tablets, but the one I had called in for. (SO CALL AHEAD)

    They seem to only carry the 32 GB though. (Its what I wanted anyways)

    I had bought one from Best Buy on the 28th, but I just returned that. I then bought 3 year accidental insurance from SquareTrade using a 30 percent off coupon, which ended up costing 63 bucks.

    At the end, I paid the same amount I had at Best Buy, but with 3 years insurance added to it.

    Very sweet deal on my eyes!

  • Ryan

    Is it just me or does OfficeMax not sell the 16gb version, only the 32?

    • Greg Mapes

      Only 32 version

      • Ryan

        Ended up paying $233.11 for a 32GB version. Not complaining since my 16GB was originally $245. I returned it to Staples this morning and got my new one from OfficeMax. Thanks for this!

  • Greg Mapes

    So my experience:

    Have a Best Buy N7 that is 16GB, went there to see if they would honor 20% and they were going to do it except Office Max doesn't carry the 16GB version...ugh. So they said they would honor the 20% on the 32GB version, but they didn't have any in stock.

    Went to Office Max, none in stock.

    Went to 2 Walmarts, first one wouldn't honor the coupon. Second one did after some discussion with manager!!! Did require manager to override because of big price adjustment.

    So now I have a 32GB version cheaper than my 16GB version. In both Walmart and Best Buy, it was all about luck and what a manager was willing to do. Now I just have to return my other Nexus7 back to Best Buy since I didn't have the box with me, lol.

  • tekmonkey

    Just picked one up, $235 after coupon with tax. Hopefully this one doesn't have any creaks like my first one from Amazon.

  • maestro PL

    Just took that coupon to best buy and they refunded me the 20% on a 32gb nexus 7 i bought from them last week.

  • Joel Crane

    I can confirm that this works. The sales rep said, "Oh that probably won't work," but I pointed out the bit about tablets, he scanned it, and it worked. OfficeMax only stocks 32 GB models, so no 16 GB model. I paid $215 for my 32 GB 2013 Nexus 7.

  • Fewt

    It also works at Office Depot (they honor competitor coupons).

    • rizalrinaldy

      Thanks mate, your comment is really inspirational for me. Just got 16GB one from there.

  • kstagg

    Note fine print - does not apply to computers or mobile devices.

  • Robert Martincak

    Best Buy price matched my 32gb, just showed them the email. Needed an override from manager but no problems, thanks AP.

    • topgun966

      That was going to be my question. Heading up to Best Try in the morning to price match.

  • Adan

    I think this is fraud... I called to make sure and they said they have been getting a lot of calls for this and they are saying that it is not true... Sucks... I really wanted one :(

    • J.J. Valenzuela

      what are you talking about? this coupon is quite legit. just ask OfficeMax

      • Adan

        Well I guess the guy that I talked to was just being an a$$. I'll see if I can go to a different one.

        • Richard Macias

          Call office max HR company and tell them about your experience at that store. 90% of the time they will resolve the issue for you and honor your discount due to bad customer service.

  • Matthew Wu

    I was able to use this through Amazon, 183.2 shipped for 16GB Nexus 7.
    Thanks Office Max, thanks Android Police, thanks Ryan and thanks amazon!!

    • kpjimmy

      How were you able to use this on Amazon?

      • Matthew Wu

        did a chat with them, the Customer representative said is a one time exception. so YMMV

        • kpjimmy

          I just got off with chat and they can only offer $10 bux off. :(

          • Matthew Wu

            Try a couple more times, i think it really depends on the CSR, or maybe my records on Amazon is pretty good?! I really spend tons on Amazon and being a Prime,,,don't know if that helps

          • pranav

            Nexus 7 is not being sold by Amazon.com as a seller. It is being sold by some different seller. They said they cannot manipulate other sellers prices. Is your product sold by amazon ?

          • kpjimmy

            The 16gb at the time Amazon was. The 32gb was sold by a third party vendor.

          • pranav

            Yes. Currently 16gb is avaliable. CSR is still refusing to do price matching. :(

          • kpjimmy

            Same here. Matt you got lucky! LOL Yea, probably being on Prime doesn't hurt.

          • Matthew Wu

            I'm sorry to hear that you guys still couldn't get it through... =(
            or I guess I'm really lucky...I've been on Prime for a few years with the student discount.

            Maybe try another time with some other batch/shift of CSR...
            And still, using this coupon locally still equal/beat Staples $30 off last week. I had no intention to upgrade from OG N7 before I saw this with Amazon

          • pranav

            I talked to 5 CSRs. All of them denied. You are really lucky !
            I want to buy 16GB one. From Amazon would be better!

          • Matthew Wu

            try again later tonight until they changed shift.
            I got the 16GB and is sold by Amazon.
            and btw, the CSR that helped me is call Evan. F
            if that's help....

          • Matthew Wu

            and maybe try using another account?!?! maybe they already had all 5 your inquiry on record...??

          • pranav

            I will try tonight.

        • Pranav

          They told me that they only offer price matching for TVs. Thats what their price matching page says. How did you convince them?

          • Matthew Wu

            I didn't mention about buying a tablet at first minute,
            I asked if they would honor a 20% off coupon from Office Max,
            He checked the policy for a minute, then came back and said no to it, but ask what product I intent to use it on...
            So, I show him the link to the coupon and said it is tablet included, and Im intent to buy the new Nexus 7.

            He paused for a minute then come back and said he can do a one-time exception for me.

  • Mark

    Had success using the coupon. First store I went to had the new Nexus 7 out as a demo but no stock, called and a store "close" had 2 left. Reserved one of those. When I got there I was a little concerned as they still had the 2012 Nexus 7 out on display so was concerned they really didn't have the new one. Luckily the came out of the store room with the 2013 Nexus 7. Coupon wouldn't scan from my phone but it entered into the system just fine. Got the 32GB Nexus 7 for $4 more than the 16GB version after tax, great deal. Thanks AP!

  • James

    Great luck here in Marietta, GA. Pretty sales girl said she was not sure the coupon would work but would be happy to give it a try at the sales register. My total was $228 after tax on the 32gb model. Even received a free 2-pack SPECK screen protector. Just turn on the charm and be nice and respectful to the sales folks. Amazing how well you will be treated. Best of luck to everyone.

    • Ryan

      Marietta, huh? Me too!

  • Richard Macias

    I bought my Nexus 7 less than 14 days ago at staples. I presented them with

    This: http://view.ed4.net/v/FYCB4Z/XPL0Y/BIHXD5C/WCYDID/
    and: http://www.staples.com/sbd/content/help/using/general_match_popup.html

    They didn't even argue with me. Honestly, I didn't even have to show them the price match link... I just had it up in case they wanted to argue with me... They were extremely kind and didn't even make me feel bad about it. They then gave me $49 back on my debit card and bid me good day. Thanks a bunch for this article Ryan! you made my day!!!

  • kpjimmy

    In San Antonio. Got the coupon and called around the OD/OM, but none are in stock or the stores are way too far. Went to my local Best Buy, went straight to the Customer Service counter and asked if they accepted the printed coupon. I waited for about 5 minutes and told me no. Today called Staples, which is right next door to my local BB and they said they have to see the coupon to see if their are any restrictions. I told them I wanted the N7 2013 edition and the 16gb model. They checked and had it in stock and held one for me until after work

    Showed up with the OM coupon and had the manager look it over with a fine tooth comb. He said normally the recent coupons have the "New Nexus 7" excluded in the fine print but because this coupon DOES NOT, they had to honor it. The manager was skeptical over the phone, but gave it the discount to me lol.

    Staples FTW!

  • psdenno

    After checking several OfficeMax stores before I found one in stock, I drove a half hour and was sold a 1st gen 32GB model. Got the manager involved and he found the 2013 model and honored the coupon discount.

  • Austin Campbell

    This makes the nook HD+ only $120! I just picked one up today because I already have a 7 inch tablet so the nexus would have been useless to me

  • rizalrinaldy

    So I just bought 16GB one on Office Depot, as when i asked in-store they honor the competitor's coupon, got 20% off, totaling 184$+tax. Such a bargain.

  • whosaidthat

    Thanks. Used It Staples with their price match to snag the last gen 2 Nexus 7 32GB.

    • Myles Galvin

      Hey is there any chance you would be able to email me a copy of your receipt showing the price you paid. I called to my local staples but they said they won't honor competitor coupons because the need to see the actual price listed next to the item. I'd appreciate it soooo much!!

  • Lennie

    OfficeMax was out of stock so I called my local Staples and they honored the 20% off coupon on the new Nexus 7 16Gb! (slightly over $200 inc tax). Also got my 5% Staples rewards on top of that!

  • edinh

    Office Max is horrible. Called a local OM this morning and asked if they had any in stock. Girl on the phone said yes, they had one, and immediately said they would NOT honor the 20% off coupon. I had told her there weren't any restrictions on there regarding product, as long as it's a tablet. She gave me some BS about how it's regional and says on there it's ONLY in LA county (I'm in CA). I just hung up on her. Knew FULLY well what it said on the coupon, so to try my luck, went straight into the store.

    Had a really nice cashier guy help me. He had his manager grab the nexus 7, started checking out, after he scanned the product, I said I had a coupon, he entered it. Did not say anything and helpfully scanned the coupon.

    After tax it was $232 for the 32gb Nexus 7. He didn't say he had to talk to the manager, he didn't even say it might not work or he had to check if they honored it.

    What irks me, is that their reps say the most ridiculous BS to try to work around loop holes or offers that seem too good to be true.
    She straight up lied to me saying it is only regional, because it clearly worked when entering, also had NO fine print saying it only works in LA County or the East Coast or whatever BS.

  • Myles Galvin

    Hey guys if anyone was able to get a price match from another store would they be able to upload/email me a copy of the receipt because every store I've gone into say they need to see the actual price listed next to the item rather than just having the 20% off coupon. I would be forever indebted!!!

    • elfecin

      I would appreciate that too..

  • Daisy

    I was able to use it at Best Buy. I made my order over the phone and just mentioned the 20% coupon and they gave me the discount. I had no problems.

  • Renee Widener

    Don't know if this is only happening to me but, the people at corporate Office Max are playing dirty with this coupon. In the past 2 days I have had to call both corporate and the local store in Portland OR to get a strait answer as to whether or not they will honor this coupon. The rep at corporate told me that the coupon came from a 3rd party and that they would not honor it. I asked the corporate rep if the coupon was a fake, but she would not answer that question with a simple yes or no. Then the sales rep at the store told me something similar, basically that it had gone "viral" and that they were no longer honoring it either.

    What this boils down to is that corporate realized that they were loosing money and decided to pull the sale.

    If any of you have similar issues with this, you should post. As for me, I have no intention on giving that company my business ever again!

  • amayaangel

    Have one already. I think Im going to get another, this is a great tablet.