Outagamie County Farm Bureau member Kelly Oudenhoven makes great use of the Office Depot discount member benefit.
Oudenhoven estimates that she saved more than $2,000 during December and January when printing materials for the county displays at the WFBF Annual Meeting and the AFBF Annual Convention.
"I didn’t use this member benefit very much until I dug a little deeper and realized what I could save," said Oudenhoven. "Using the Office Depot discount on any printing project is a quarter of the cost compared to me printing it on our printer."
Oudenhoven farms with her father-in-law near De Pere where they manage 450 dairy cows and grow crops on 900 acres. Married to Keith, the couple has three children.
Recently, Oudenhoven said that she had a tri-fold piece printed for Adventures in Dairyland, which is a five-week curriculum-based program that explains how cows came to America, the different dairy breeds, how cows make milk and it ends up in grocery stores.
For 600 copies it would have cost $200 but using the Office Depot discount it only cost $40.54.
Sharing this type of savings also helps with Farm Bureau member recruitment.
"I’ve even signed on several Farm Bureau members because of the Office Depot discount and the other Farm Bureau member benefits," said Oudenhoven. "I definitely recommend using the discount. You can cover the Farm Bureau membership dues with the money saved on your first several printing projects."
Oudenhoven explained that even when purchasing supplies for the farm office, i.e., paper, tape, envelopes, etc., she generally saves about one-third using the Office Depot discount and reminds other members that you must use the discount card to get the incredible savings.
"You can print off a free discount card online and have it laminated at the local Office Depot store," explained Oudenhoven. "You also can use your card when ordering online."
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.
To learn more about this member benefit, visit wfbf.com/ membership/member-benefits.