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OfficeMax Helps Customers Take Guess Work Out Of Windows 8 With Free Training In-Store And Consultation For Business Customers





NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax ® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a leader in office and facility supplies, technology and services, today announced it is helping customers take the guess work out of Microsoft Windows® 8. Consumers and small businesses can try the newest Windows 8 on computers and tablets at OfficeMax stores risk-free before making a purchase, and OfficeMax business-to-business customers will have access to consultation on software, computers and accessories to support their Windows 8 launch strategy.

From October 26-28, Windows 8-accredited OfficeMax store associates will provide live in-store demonstrations on the new Windows 8 software each hour from noon – 6 p.m.  Additionally, every OfficeMax store will feature PCs with Windows 8 for customers to "test drive" the software first-hand. The three-day, nationwide OfficeMax Demo Days event aims to help customers take the guesswork out of Windows 8 computers and accessories.

Starting Oct. 26, OfficeMax business-to-business teams trained on Windows 8 will also help business customers with software licensing, and provide access to hundreds of Windows 8 computers, tablets mobile devices and accessories to support business customers' Windows 8 launch strategies.   

"Our in-store Demo Days and new assortment of computers and tablets optimized with Windows 8 provide customers with an opportunity to experience Windows 8 themselves and see how the user experience will come to life on the screen," said Ronald Lalla, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at OfficeMax.  "Additionally, with our expanded in-store technology selection and trained business-to-business support team, OfficeMax is helping businesses and consumers take the uncertainty out of purchasing the latest Windows 8 software, computers and tablets."

Get New Windows 8 Experience at OfficeMaxIn addition to risk-free trials and demonstrations, OfficeMax is offering big deals in-store and at OfficeMax.com on a wide assortment of new Windows 8 software, computers, tablets, accessories and services, including:

  • Get a $39.99 deal value when you buy the new Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Pro Pack 1 for $69.99 and get $30 back in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards 2.
  • Enjoy more than $450 in instant savings on select software and Windows 8 accessories when you purchase a Windows 8 personal computer, software or Windows RT tablet.
  • Save up to $200 when you trade in your laptop for a new computer at OfficeMax stores or at OfficeMax.com 3.
  • Save 50 percent on data backup at OfficeMax Ctrlcenter with purchase of Windows 8 ( $14.99 value).

Must-Have Technology Products at OfficeMaxThe expanded selection of Windows 8 software, PCs, laptops, tablets and accessories are among the many technology products available at OfficeMax, where customers can enjoy a broad range of technology and accessories including lightweight laptops, tablets, e-readers and all-in-one computers from trusted brands including HP ®, TOSHIBA, Kindle, Nexus 7 and more. OfficeMax also offers MaxAssurance ® service and protection plans to protect your device from accidental damage and daily wear and tear.

About OfficeMaxOfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.  The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.  The company provides office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.  OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through OfficeMax.com; OfficeMaxSolutions.com and Reliable.com; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside ® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit www.officemax.com.

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Good on all PCs currently running Windows 7 and Windows XP (see store for details). 2 Valid October 21 through November 3, 2012. Offer available to MaxPerks members or new MaxPerks member sign-ups only. Bonus rewards issued for this offer will be issued in the next statement cycle in the form of a MaxPerks Reward Card redeemable toward a future purchase as OfficeMax. Visit officemax.com/maxperksterms for full details.  3 Limit one per customer. Visit www.Officemax.com/tradein for details.

OfficeMax Media Contact Nicole Miller 630.864.6069 nicolemiller@officemax.com

SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated

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