You Can Get TSA Pre-Check at Staples—Here’s How
Traveling this holiday season? Staples just made your life a lot easier.
Staples, “that was easy,” slogan just took on a new meaning for travelers. Not only does Staples offer same-day passport photo services, they also offer TSA Pre-Check enrollment.
With the holidays rapidly approaching—along with long airport security lines—enrolling in TSA Pre-Check can save travelers time and headaches this holiday season. And TikTok user @sonomackenzie, has you covered on how Staples TSA Pre-Check enrollment process offers an easy “lifehack” for travelers.
Here’s how Staples made your next trip through airport security a breeze.
What is TSA Pre-Check?
No one likes waiting in long security lines at the airport. It can be a hassle to take off shoes and layers and rummage through bags. That’s where TSA Pre-Check comes in.
TSA Pre-Check offers an accelerated security process for travelers. The option allows travelers to keep their “shoes, jacket and belt on… laptop in its case; 3-1-1 compliant liquids in your bag; and enjoy a better overall travel experience,” according to the Staples website.
For frequent travelers, those flying with kids or anyone who simply wants a stress-free travel experience, TSA Pre-Check can be a lifesaver for both domestic and international travel.
How can I enroll in TSA Pre-Check at Staples?
Typically, enrolling in TSA Pre-Check requires travelers to go to designated locations like the airport. But as Mackenzie says, “If you’re looking to get TSA and you’re like ‘I don’t want to go to the airport,’ all you have to do is sign up on Staples the night before and go to your local Staples.”
This will save you so much time
On the TSA Pre-Check enrollment process, Mackenzie says “they took our fingerprints, took a mug shot, we confirmed our address, typed in our social security number, and we were out of there” with the entire process taking around “three minutes.”
According to Staples website, it really is that simple. All travelers need is to follow these easy steps:
- Search for the closest participating Staples to your location by typing in your zip code on the Staples TSA services website
- Head to the government website to begin the enrollment process
- Once on the government website, look for a “located inside Staples” option to confirm you are enrolling at the store that is closest and works best for you
With those three easy steps, you’re ready to head to Staples for a process that takes less than five minutes. Talk about our new favorite travel hack.
What are the benefits of TSA Pre-Check?
TSA Pre-Check costs $78 dollars to enroll in. However, the upgraded security screening lasts five years! Bonus: according to the TSA website, in October 2022, 91% of TSA Pre-Check travelers waited less than five minutes in line going through security. With lines like that, we’re planning our next trip already.
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