“I have used the discount for Farm Bureau projects, but I also used it for print projects and office supplies for my job as I have a home office and can easily order my copies, signs and office supplies online at Office Depot,” said Schaefer who works with volunteer-driven dairy promotion programs for Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. “I can pick up my orders at my local Office Max/Office Depot and be on my way, or I can direct-ship so orders directly ship to the promotion or event that I am working with without leaving my office – it’s a time saver and I love to increase the efficiency of our dairy farmers' checkoff dollars by saving money on materials when and where I can.”
She said that she got started using the Office Depot/Office Max benefit about eight years ago.
“Fellow Young Farmer and Agriculturist committee member Shannon Boschma told me about the discount that she received on print services for an event that our committee was hosting - she saved more than 40 percent on color copies and postcard invitations,” said Schaefer. “I looked into the discount and started using it immediately.”
Wisconsin Farm Bureau members have access to exclusive FREE discount benefits at Office Depot® OfficeMax® to save on office essentials, ink and toner, paper, cleaning/breakroom items and more including up to 75 percent off Best-Value Products; exclusive copy/print pricing; Hewlett-Packard ink and toner discounts; and next-business-day delivery.
You can print off a discount card online and have it laminated for free at your local Office Depot store. Members also can use the discount card when ordering online.
To learn more about this member benefit, visit wfbf.savingcenter.net.
Schaefer says that she recommends the Office Depot/Office Max benefit to fellow Farm Bureau members as well as co-workers, “because we all are looking to save time and money.”
For her work, Schaefer works with county dairy promotion groups, 4-H, FFA and manages Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin’s partnership with the Alice in Dairyland Program.
“We printed cards for a cheese promotion and my Farm Bureau membership cut the bill in half,” added Schaefer. “The discount is cheaper than printing at home and I get high-quality, professional materials. Plus, the online portal makes it easy to order and shop online so even if you don't live near an Office Depot, you can take advantage of the discounts on printing and everyday office products.”
Last fall, Schaefer also tapped into the discount for back-to-school shopping.
Schaefer is a former member of the WFBF Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee, winner of the YFA’s Excellence in Agriculture Award and a graduate of American Farm Bureau’s Women’s Communications Boot Camp.
By being a Wisconsin Farm Bureau member, you qualify for benefits and services that provide a range of options that respond to the needs of farmers, families and businesses in Wisconsin.
The Office Depot/Office Max discount program has transitioned to ODP Business Solutions. WFBF members continue to save up to 75% off on office, home, and school supplies online at ODP Business Solutions.
For more information about WFBF member benefits, visit wfbf.com/membership/member-benefits.