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Staples B&M Only - Buy $100 in Visa® or MasterCard® gift cards and get a $15 Staples® gift card After Staples Easy Rebate- Starts 11/11

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This deal is listed in Page 9 of staples ad for the week 11/11 - 11/17. Limit 10 Staples Gift Cards per name/address/household. Of course, there is an activation fee of $5.99 on the $100 Visa / Master cards. Even after factoring in the activation fee, it is a potential $9 MM deal(in the form of Staples GC..) per VISA/Master card purchase.

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The activation fee for the 4 pack one is about $15, just saw in the store today...

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Fee I think is a dollar higher. Also, they have a 4 pack of $50's in the VISA denomination. Not sure what activation is but that might be good for Xmas gifts. Are you sure these are the kind that AP can drain? Think someone already said Serve cannot.
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Fee I think is a dollar higher. Also, they have a 4 pack of $50's in the VISA denomination. Not sure what activation is but that might be good for Xmas gifts. Are you sure these are the kind that AP can drain? Think someone already said Serve cannot.
Serve seems to be a lot pickier than AP plus the monthly limit is $250 on ccs with Serve and $1,000 per account with AP. In any case, I know the MasterCard can be registered to use online for any address cross checking. Not sure about the Visa. Will it work on AP? Don't know for sure but I've never had an issue with PenFed rewards cards on AP. There is always the possibility AP will do a $1 authorization first and then will have to wait until it drops in 7 days before consuming the full $100.
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Ok so i just created an AP account for this. Uhm from what I read, you can load up certain debit cards onto AP. Now it would be simpler to just buy 10 * $100 MC from one store, pay the $60 in activation and then load these cards up on AP and transfer to your bank account (is this possible or am I getting it wrong?)... otherwise there is still the buy one off the other option too
(this is my first time I'm using AP so if anyone can guide me through AP, i would appreciate it)
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Quote from mathfaster View Post :
There is always the possibility AP will do a $1 authorization first and then will have to wait until it drops in 7 days before consuming the full $100.
There's always the date trick. Put in the CC initially with the wrong expiration and many cards won't run the $1 authorization. Change it before you do your payment xfer. I guess I haven't done my AP for the month and I used the vanillas I found for bluebird.
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Quote from shyam09 View Post :
Ok so i just created an AP account for this. Uhm from what I read, you can load up certain debit cards onto AP. Now it would be simpler to just buy 10 * $100 MC from one store, pay the $60 in activation and then load these cards up on AP and transfer to your bank account (is this possible or am I getting it wrong?)... otherwise there is still the buy one off the other option too
(this is my first time I'm using AP so if anyone can guide me through AP, i would appreciate it)
To avoid issues with AP you need to have another AP account to send money to from a registered cc(includes these MC and Visa GCs). Do not create another AP account with your own information to avoid issues. Better if the other AP account is an SO or someone who you trust. You send them the money for services. They then can withdraw the money to their linked bank account. You cannot withdraw money from a cc in your own account. Limit is $1,000/month in sending money to another AP account. Do not have the "B" AP account send money back to the "A" AP account. Another gotcha issue with AP accounts. Only A to B.

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There's always the date trick. Put in the CC initially with the wrong expiration and many cards won't run the $1 authorization. Change it before you do your payment xfer. I guess I haven't done my AP for the month and I used the vanillas I found for bluebird.
I've seen posts that trick works and sometimes it doesn't.
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To avoid issues with AP you need to have another AP account to send money to from a registered cc(includes these MC and Visa GCs). Do not create another AP account with your own information to avoid issues. Better if the other AP account is an SO or someone who you trust. You send them the money for services. They then can withdraw the money to their linked bank account. You cannot withdraw money from a cc in your own account. Limit is $1,000/month in sending money to another AP account. Do not have the "B" AP account send money back to the "A" AP account. Another gotcha issue with AP accounts. Only A to B.

I've seen posts that trick works and sometimes it doesn't.
oh cool. then i might just use my dad's account to load up these cards, and have them sent to me. this would work right? they don't like cross verify any info right
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oh cool. then i might just use my dad's account to load up these cards, and have them sent to me. this would work right? they don't like cross verify any info right
That would work AFAIK. My SO is my wife and I also have my son with an AP account. I send A to B to C back to A if required. All have their own separate bank account but same mailing address.
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Ink. https://www.chase.com/online/busi...-cards.htm
Can anyone take out a Chase Ink card? I thought that was a business only card.
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Probably buying $1000 tomorrow. This is a good deal and I'd finally hit Premiere status, which would be nice.
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Probably buying $1000 tomorrow. This is a good deal and I'd finally hit Premiere status, which would be nice.
don't think visa/mastercard counts toward the $1000 for premier.
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Probably buying $1000 tomorrow. This is a good deal and I'd finally hit Premiere status, which would be nice.
Gift card purchases do not count toward the $1,000 spend for premier status. Unless they screw up which some posts have indicated they have done. YMMV.
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Gift card purchases do not count toward the $1,000 spend for premier status. Unless they screw up which some posts have indicated they have done. YMMV.
Ugg. Thanks for clarifying that! Repped as always.
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Can anyone take out a Chase Ink card? I thought that was a business only card.
Google around for info. Plenty of the forums like FlyerTalk are all about getting this Ink card to earn miles. They probably have more details. Or search this site.
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don't think visa/mastercard counts toward the $1000 for premier.
Ugg. Thanks for clarifying that!
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Can I buy a prepaid card with another prepaid card?TIA
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