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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

cosdeals 382 November 9, 2012 at 01:41 AM in Gift Card (4) More Staples Deals
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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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#31
Quote from JAXXBOSS View Post :
Not if its a STAPLES GIFT CARD
they are not staples GCs, they are standard generic Visa/MC, check the screenshot.
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#32
Quote from mcattack86 View Post :
I need to get my account to Premier status again before the year's up...so I have to get to that $1000 benchmark.

Will buying this gift card count towards that $1000 requirement?
Quote from nikki6kix View Post :
No...GCs do not count...I figured that out last year the hard way.
Quote from parce33063 View Post :
No, Gift Card purchases in any flavor do not constitute Qualified Purchases:
If you bought Mastercard GCs from Staples last month, check your Rewards account. I was surprised to see my GC purchases were counted towards "Year-to-Date Spent" in my rewards account. Honestly I didn't expect it but I take it. Go figure.
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#33
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The transaction fee is waived until sometime next year.

And I have used Serve with prepaid credit cards, VISA gift cards, and regular credit cards. It is sometimes hit or miss with individual cards, but it has worked on all of those groups before.
any cash advance fees from any of those loads?
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If you bought Mastercard GCs from Staples last month, check your Rewards account. I was surprised to see my GC purchases were counted towards "Year-to-Date Spent" in my rewards account. Honestly I didn't expect it but I take it. Go figure.

Hmm, mine don't show in YTD spent. How did you manage that?
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Serve has waived CC loading fees until March. However, I got an email threatening to close my account after loading with a CC and withdrawing to a bank account. It goes against their T&C point regarding that it is not allowed to be used for cash advances (can't send it to someone else either). So either load up a bunch until March and just withdraw a lot at once, or plan to unload the serve card via amazon payments or just buy stuff with it.
If you are going to buy a bunch of stuff with your Server card, why wouldn't you just buy a bunch of stuff with the VISA gift card instead?

Anyway thanks for info about Serve as I didn't know they frown so much on that and I will try to use my card more.
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#36
Quote from CloseTheDeal View Post :
Yes, provided you activate the Visa/MC before you try to use them on the next transaction.

You could buy one card, activate it, then use it to buy another one, etc., until you reach the max limit per rewards account. This would permit you to stack-up the Staples GCs.
i assume if you have multiple staples stores around you, you can go about to each one everyday to not raise any suspicion (seeing as some stores won't allow you to do that); these shouldn't be gone on day 1 right? lol
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If you are going to buy a bunch of stuff with your Server card, why wouldn't you just buy a bunch of stuff with the VISA gift card instead?

Anyway thanks for info about Serve as I didn't know they frown so much on that and I will try to use my card more.

Exactly, I currently see serve as only good for consolidating GCs and/or getting a bit more spending toward some bigger minimum spend bonuses. $100/day $250/month limit on loading with CC also limits that.
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#38
Quote from JAXXBOSS View Post :
Each card will cost you $105.99 , so using the previously purchased card will require you to still pay $5.99 more.
clone wars!!!
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Quote from HDDVDTV View Post :
Hmm, mine don't show in YTD spent. How did you manage that?
No idea. If I have to come up something, I say the cashier scanned my Rewards card. when you don't expect it, it may happen. Smilie
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Thanks for doing the math and repped! Awesome deal, they way you layed it out!!

Quote from bolland99 View Post :
Yes sounds like a good strategy to buy one of these VISA cards and then use it to buy the next one and so on. You still have to pay the extra $5.99 but at least you don't end up with $1000 of VISA gift cards at the end. You only end up with one and out $59.99 in extra cash and have $150 in Staples Gift Cards (after submitting all those SERs and hopefully getting the cards).
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#41
I've been wanting to upgrade my Nook Simple Touch to a NST with Glowlight, so this will make it near free! Awesome!
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#42
Quote from nathanralph View Post :
I'm debating whether it's worth it to make $9. I dunno.
for only $9? not worth it at all.
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#43
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No, only the Visa/MC prepaid cards have that fee, other gift cards don't.
you get free activation for Amex cards instore too?
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#44
I hate Staple GC since I cannot use it online and on the phone. I have a 150$ GC for 1 year and did not find a good deal to use it.
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#45
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No, you can't buy gift card w/ Staples gift card. You may buy gift card w/ Visa/Master gift card.
sure you can. staples gift cards can buy anything in staples stores including amazon gift cards and so on. staples rewards are different though.
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