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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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Mathfaster, my rebates from 11/11 onward are all "Validation in progress". Normally the validation period is just 2 weeks.

Quote from charliefive View Post :
I had an opportunity to call and talk to a CS inthe easy rebate department to correct a zip code on one of my accounts. She happened to mention that the rebate would be mailed in about 14 days.
CSRs always say 14 days. I don't believe them. Smilie
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Quote from mathfaster View Post :
The rebate was changed to be 6-9 weeks from 4-6 weeks. So, you may not see them until late January.


The holiday return period started on 11/26 unlike last year when it started on 11/13 so the holiday return period does not apply to these purchases. These cannot be returned in any case since they are non-returnable and non-refundable. There really is no reason Staples could not delivery these rebates earlier than late January but 6-9 weeks are the terms of the rebate.


"Holiday Returns
During the Holiday Season, we will be extending our regular 14-day electronic and furniture return policy to permit customers to return products that may be purchased as gifts. Any electronic and furniture products, which usually fall within the 14-day return policy, purchased between 11/26/11 and 12/24/11 may be returned until1/8/11 or as regular policy allows, whichever is later. This applies to all electronic and furniture products within Staples' regularly posted 14-day return policies. All electronic and furniture purchases madeon or after 12/25/11 will observe our existing return policy. All other terms and conditions of our return policy apply."
Not sure if this is in effect or not. 2011? Is this last year or did they get the year wrong?

Quote from 3c3 View Post :
Mathfaster, my rebates from 11/11 onward are all "Validation in progress". Normally the validation period is just 2 weeks.
Except when the rebate falls within the holiday return period.
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So with all the talk about Serve locking accounts or closing them for trying to cash out Visa prepaid cards to your bank account, should we still use or setup an account with them if we want to cash these Visas or any rebate Visa prepaid cards we get from rebate companies?

Is it better to go with Amazon Payment instead and setup 2 accounts, one for myself and another to someone else to do transfers and get those Visas cashed out back to me?

Is Serve really shutting down accounts due to doing an excess of transfers from Visas to bank account or if we are not as aggressive with it we should be OK?

Any feedback on which way to go now when trying tg o cash out these or other Prepaid Visas such as those we get from rebates?
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Quote from mathfaster View Post :
Except when the rebate falls within the holiday return period.
Actually, my rebates submitted on 11/11 were purchased on 11/10. Offer #12-27963 (Kaspersky) and #12-27502 (photo paper) were both 11/4-11/10, and both are still being validated. Unless something else is wrong, the rebate center is applying the holiday return policy on these rebates.
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Quote from 3c3 View Post :
Actually, my rebates submitted on 11/11 were purchased on 11/10. Offer #12-27963 (Kaspersky) and #12-27502 (photo paper) were both 11/4-11/10, and both are still being validated. Unless something else is wrong, the rebate center is applying the holiday return policy on these rebates.
Yes, that rebate on Kaspersky should have gone to validation complete this past Monday. Should also be outside the holiday return period. Strange.
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Quote from kaubay View Post :
status also changed to "Reward Amount Pending" for 3x $200.
I purchased 3X$200 and 2X$200 in separate transactions, I bet I will only get $30 in gift card(s) total!
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Well, tried to use Serve to load my GCs on...worked well for a little while...

With black friday I actually just used most of my GCs, so I loaded 3 GCs with small remaining balances each to serve. The 4th one gave me me an error, called the number phone rep linked the card, added funds (rep told me you could only have 4 cards linked, so after transferring funds delete the card).

Today added the 5th, it is linked fine but, but got this error trying to load funds:
"You have the following errors. We are unable to complete your request at this time. Please call Customer Service at 1-800-954-4559."
1) the 1-800 # they provide is invalid
2) # on card works, vicious phone rep says loading with Gift Cards is NOT allowed, it is against their terms of agreement, it may work for a few but that you will be FLAGGED and will not be able to load anymore GCs, apparently I'm now flagged Frown for loading ~$150 onto serve from GCs LMAO
This doesn't match at all with the very polite rep the other day, I'll call back again but another day and ask what is going on...

I tired 5 or 6 other different prepaids cards I got from rebates, but none of those workFrown
I thought serve would be good to consolidate those small GCs and prepaids rebate cards onto...guess that's a no...

Just thought I would share my "Serve" experience
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Quote from m715 View Post :
Well, tried to use Serve to load my GCs on...worked well for a little while...

With black friday I actually just used most of my GCs, so I loaded 3 GCs with small remaining balances each to serve. The 4th one gave me me an error, called the number phone rep linked the card, added funds (rep told me you could only have 4 cards linked, so after transferring funds delete the card).

Today added the 5th, it is linked fine but, but got this error trying to load funds:
"You have the following errors. We are unable to complete your request at this time. Please call Customer Service at 1-800-954-4559."
1) the 1-800 # they provide is invalid
2) # on card works, vicious phone rep says loading with Gift Cards is NOT allowed, it is against their terms of agreement, it may work for a few but that you will be FLAGGED and will not be able to load anymore GCs, apparently I'm now flagged Frown for loading ~$150 onto serve from GCs LMAO
This doesn't match at all with the very polite rep the other day, I'll call back again but another day and ask what is going on...

I tired 5 or 6 other different prepaids cards I got from rebates, but none of those workFrown
I thought serve would be good to consolidate those small GCs and prepaids rebate cards onto...guess that's a no...

Just thought I would share my "Serve" experience
That's weird, I got $2000 out through three Serve accounts (one for me and one each for my parents), I did 800, 600, and 600 at 200 per account per day. Weird that they are giving you grief.
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Just thought I would share my "Serve" experience
My experience has been much better. I put my information onto each prepaid card over at GoWallet so that it matches the name and address info in my Serve account. Once loaded I use my Serve card to purchase free after rebate check items and cash out that way.
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Quote from m715 View Post :
Well, tried to use Serve to load my GCs on...worked well for a little while...


Today added the 5th, it is linked fine but, but got this error trying to load funds:
"You have the following errors. We are unable to complete your request at this time. Please call Customer Service at 1-800-954-4559."
I have been getting the same, but I didn't call. I loaded 2 $200.00 g/c's and when I tried loading the 3rd I got the card.
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Quote from richardxthripp View Post :
That's weird, I got $2000 out through three Serve accounts (one for me and one each for my parents), I did 800, 600, and 600 at 200 per account per day. Weird that they are giving you grief.
Yep, not sure what I did wrong they didn't like, I didn't even cash anything out, I just used the serve card to buy stuff. I'll give it a shot next week and see if its any different.
Quote from Wildpir8 View Post :
My experience has been much better. I put my information onto each prepaid card over at GoWallet so that it matches the name and address info in my Serve account. Once loaded I use my Serve card to purchase free after rebate check items and cash out that way.
I take that back, the 1st GC I loaded was the full $200, I registered them with giftcardmall (from the back of the card), and used that to buy free after rebate software. It worked well so I tried to load the remaining partial cards and that's when I had the problem with the 5th.
Quote from foldog22 View Post :
I have been getting the same, but I didn't call. I loaded 2 $200.00 g/c's and when I tried loading the 3rd I got the card.
I did get my $25 sign up bonus at least...
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Quote from m715 View Post :
..I take that back, the 1st GC I loaded was the full $200, I registered them with giftcardmall (from the back of the card), and used that to buy free after rebate software. It worked well so I tried to load the remaining partial cards and that's when I had the problem with the 5th...
I thought I remember reading you can only add 4 cards at a time to Serve.
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Quote from mathfaster View Post :
I thought I remember reading you can only add 4 cards at a time to Serve.
Yea I was only able to have 4 linked debit cards on my account at a time. I've successfully loaded 1 of my sets of gift cards to my serve account with no problem. They've all been for the full $200 amount.
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I think keep making some small purchases on the serve card would definitely help...
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Anyone got their account locked for transferring these cards then spent it but did not withdraw to bank? It looks like they're locking these accounts that have too many 200's Visa linked. I don't see why it's against their terms.
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