HP Rebate Buy more. Save more.

Friday, March 11th, 2016 | HP Toner | No Comments
HP Buy more. Save more Toner Cartridge Rebate

HP Buy more. Save more Toner Cartridge Rebate

HP has a new rebate, “Buy more. Save more.” where the more you buy of original HP cartridges, the greater the rebate. Please note this rebate doesn’t apply to our new HP MICR Toner Cartridges, only new unmodified HP toner cartridges.

Buy $200 of Original HP Toner and receive a $20 Shell Gift Card, buy $300 of Original HP Toner and receive a $50 Shell Gift Card, or buy $500 of Original HP Toner and receive a $100 Shell Gift Card.

  • Limit of two (2) Shell Gift Cards per qualifying end-user customer address during the Promotion Period.
  • Original HP Toner must be purchased at the same time, on the same invoice during the Promotion Period.

Promotion Period
March 15–April 15, 2016

Download the Rebate PDF


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Buy 3 Brother toners and get a $15 gift card

Friday, September 7th, 2012 | Rebates | No Comments

August 23 – September 19, 2012, or while supplies last, get a $15 eGift Card(s) with the purchase of any three (3) eligible Brother Toners. Each order can qualify for up to five (5) gift cards.

  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Brinker Restaurants (Chili’s Bar & Grill, Maggiano’s Little Italy and Romano’s Macaroni Grill)
  • Foot Locker
  • GAP Brands (All GAP Stores, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Piperlime)
  • Golfsmith
  • Landry’s Restaurants (Numerous restaurant chains, go to for details)
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Omaha Steaks
  • REI
  • Shell Gas Card (This is an actual gift card and will arrive via mail within 2-4 weeks.)
  • Zappos

Check out our Brother Toner section. You can order by phone 1-800-722-2804 or online


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Teaching Old Cartridges New Tricks – eWood

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 | Toner Cartridge Recycling | No Comments

Close the Loop in Australia has found a great way to recycle old and previously unrecycleable cartridges into something they call eWood. First let me explain that many cartridges can not be remanufactured, they are either too unreliable to be remanufactured or worn out. Before we ever sell a remanufactured toner cartridge, first we have to be able to provide a reliable product, and in many cases that just isn’t possible. In which case what do you do with the empty? Our goal is to keep it out of the landfill and if it can’t be re-used, then it has to be broken down into its base components and recycled. Recycling the metal components is easy, but the recycling the plastic is a problem.

Close the Loop has a process in which they shred the cartridge via the “Green Machine”, remove the metallic components (mostly steel and aluminum) then recycle the remaining plastic by transforming it into eWood. eWood is like Trex or other plastic decking a plastic wood that can be used for decking, park benches, fences, you name it. The big drawback to eWood as I see it is the wood comes out black. For most applications, black is not only ugly, it holds heat. As all cartridges are black, this is a problem. Furthermore it’s virtually impossible to pigment black plastic into anything more attractive. Still the fact that you took a toner cartridge bound for the landfill and transformed it into something useful like a bike path. The Simpson Gap Bike Path was constructed from eWood.


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We want your empty HP toner cartridges!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 | Toner Cartridge Recycling | No Comments

We’re now providing a free shipping label to purchase your empty toner cartridges for select HP models. We’ve always bought HP empty toner cartridges, but now we need your empties more than ever, so we’re providing shipping labels to pickup your empties. For more on our ECP (Empty Cartridge Purchase) program check out ECP Section on our website.

In talking with our customers, most customers felt it just wasn’t worth packaging and shipping their empty toner cartridges to us once they paid shipping. Hopefully by providing a free shipping label more customers will sell their empties to us for remanufacturing.

Click here for our current HP ECP Pricelist.

Free Shipping Label – These empties qualify for a free shipping label

HP 8000, 5Si – C3909AHP 4100, 4150 – C8061X

HP 4000, 4050 – C4127X

HP 2400 – Q6511A, Q6511X

HP P3015 – CE255A, CE255X

HP P2015 – Q7553XHP P3005 – Q7551X

HP P2035 – CE505A

HP P2055 – CE505X

HP P1005 – CB435A

HP P1505 – CB436A

HP P1102w – CE285A

P1606dn – CE275A

HP 4200 – Q1338A


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Happy Earth Day – Now is the time to Recycle

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | Miscellaneous | 3 Comments

As you probably know by now, today is Earth Day…Hurray! Most people say yup, it is and head off to Target or Wal-Mart and consume. But it is a good reminder to think about recycling or better yet reducing your consumption. I’m hardly one to talk as I have two kids who are virtually destroying the world with all of their consumerism. I can’t go to the store without Max yelling “I want that”. I buy it for him. Consumerism 1, The Earth 0. (and let’s not address disposable diapers and landfills)

But seriously, consumerism has to be the biggest threat to the planet. In developing nations, everything is focused on survival and the necessities of living, so there’s little waste. But  here in the land of plenty, we have whole stores of things nobody needs. I’m not saying don’t buy anything but clothes and food. But maybe put a little thought into what you buy. Buy from companies that are green like Patagonia and Advantage Laser Products. (Like how I just aligned us with Patagonia?) Buy recycled products (like our toner cartridges). When you have a choice, buy from companies that use less packaging. I find so many items that are over packaged. We recycle our household cardboard and it’s amazing how many boxes I have at the end of the week. Buy bulk food. I shop at EarthFare (like Whole Foods) and we buy cereal, flower, rice, etc. from the bulk containers. We save heaps of cash, and there’s minimal packaging. Not only less to recycle, but less produced in the first place.

That’s my earth day thought – curb your consumerism!


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And the survey says…

Friday, January 29th, 2010 | Green Power, Toner Cartridge Recycling | 3 Comments

We recently polled our customers on a couple of questions and the results are below. Note only about 2.8% of all emails sent to customers resulted in a completed survey. I’m not surprised, we’re all bombarded with unnecessary email and completing a survey isn’t exactly a top priority. Still even if only a few people complete the survey, it’s helpful to keep a tab on the pulse of our customers. We had 37 Brother P-Touch printers to give away for people that filled out the survey, and 450 people filled out the survey. Sorry we didn’t have a printer for everyone, for those of you that didn’t get one – better luck next time! On to the survey…

UPS vs. FedEx – We’ve just switched to FedEx from UPS and while half of our customers seem indifferent between the two services, those that did have a preference prefered FedEx. I guess we made the right move.

Recycling with “the box” – this one surprised me. To date, we’ve had very little participation with recycling with the box. We’ve tried fliers with each “box”, but not much success. We recycle so many common items, but most people hopefully are recycling locally. Yet 61% plan to recycle with the box. Hopefully the survey also worked as a reminder that we offer this service and will recycle more and more with the box. Check out our box recycle flier and see all that can be recycled with “the box”.

Buying from environmentally conscious green companies – The survey we split 50/50 between those that prefer to buy green and those that buy based upon superior product and service. Luckily with Advantage, you don’t have to compromise. We are green and we provide the best products and service!

That’s it for our survey. When we email our customers we really try to make sure we have something of value or an offer of value, because we know you are inundated with unwanted email. Thanks for being one of our valued customers!

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Recycle toner and much more with "The Box"

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 | Toner Cartridge Recycling | 2 Comments

The Box – What’s the big deal? What is so unique about a cardboard box used to package a toner cartridge and what does it have to do with recycling? Advantage Laser Products created The Box to package remanufactured MICR toner cartridges and standard toner cartridges for laser printers but wanted to add more value to the product. The Box can used kept and re-used for storage of documents or a myriad of other things from glassware to crafts. The Box design was kept simple without distracting artwork in the hopes that would encourage the customer to keep and reuse the box, perhaps looking neater on a storage shelf without a cluttered exterior.

The Box can also be used to return the empty toner to Advantage for proper recycling. Be assured the cartridge, packaging and The Box will be recycled. However, why not allow the customer to return some hard-to-recycle items if Advantage can easily recycle them or give them to others for re-use? Small items can be included with the toner cartridge and not add any extra shipping cost; Advantage will recycle all of the following items if returned with empties.

Batteries, eye glasses, worn American Flags, children’s books, cell phones, empty ink cartridges and more.


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Buying a Laser Printer… Do your homework!

Friday, July 18th, 2008 | Toner Cartridge Recycling | No Comments

These days, printer manufacturers are practically giving away printers. For instance you can buy an HP P1005 laser at Costco for $49.00 (This includes a $80 instant rebate from HP). They will sell you toner cartridge for about the same price.

The days of disposable laser printers has arrived. It used to be inkjets were disposable, not laser. Color laser printers are now dipping below the $400 level as well. But before you go out and buy a laser printer, you might want to do some research into how much it will cost to print per page.

Just like when Gillette send you the latest Mach 5 razor (now with 5 blades instead of 3) – better grab your wallet, because that free razor takes $4 blades. You get the point.

The good thing about HP monochrome printers is that the printers comes with an all-in-one cartridge, meaning there is only one cartridge. Some other manufacturers will tout how inexpensive their toner cartridges are, but neglect to mention that for every 3 toner cartridges, you’ll have to buy a drum unit. Panasonic, Okidata, Brother all use this concept. So do the research and don’t get burned. The printers that use multiple cartridges are not necessarily bad and sometime can be less expensive, but unless you do the research, you won’t know. I’ve had customers call looking for a drum unit for a printer they only paid $200 for to find out the drum unit was $250 -they were not happy. All-in-one cartridges are easier to troubleshoot when you do have problems, and tend to make more sense to remanufacture.

Color laser printers are even more tricky to compare. At the bare minimum, your color printer will need 4 toner cartridges, and many of them will have a drum unit for each toner cartridge, so now you’re looking at 8 cartridges.

Here’s an average example an HP 3600n costs $399 (, a set of cartridges (4) costs $522.96. The 3600n with cartridges is less expensive than one set of toner cartridges for the unit. Crazy! and HP is actually better about this than most manufacturers. So you might think, each time my printer runs out of toner, I’ll chunk it and buy a new one. From an environmental perspective, this would be just wrong, but HP also has another trick up their sleeve – the printer comes with a “starter” cartridge. Starter cartridges typically print only half as much as the cartridges that you would buy on the street. In reading about printers from HP, they don’t mention this anywhere that I could find, but we see it all the time. Lexmark has been doing this for years, and HP only recently adopted this ploy.

Do your research before you buy. We always recommend HP printers over any other brand. We’ve found HP the most reliable and the easiest to source parts and supplies.


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