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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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Instructions: This card may be used just like cash toward the purchase of merchandise and services at any Staples U.S. retail store; your receipt will show the remaining balance on the card. For balance, or if you have questions, call 1-888-609-6963 or visit staples.com/giftcards. Value can be added to this card at any Staples U.S. retail store.

Terms and Conditions: Valid only if purchased from a Staples U.S. retail store, at staples.com® or from an authorized reseller or distributor, or received from an authorized distributor; Staples reserves the right to not honor cards obtained from unauthorized sellers, including Internet auction sites. Card has no value until activated. Lost, stolen or damaged cards replaced only with valid proof of purchase to extent of remaining card balance. May be used only in Staples U.S. retail stores. Cannot be used for credit card payments or to purchase other gift cards (including Staples Gift Cards) or wireless cards. Not redeemable for cash or credit except where required by law. No more than five cards may be used for any single purchase. Cards may not be consolidated.

Card issued by Staples Value, LLC.

If it is used like cash and you can use cash to purchase gift cards then it should be OK? Not arguing against you and thanks for replying to me!
It says that you can't use it to purchase wireless cards, but I have done this successfully in the past. So it is probably YMMV.
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#137
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Looks like a good deal. Going to buy $2000 worth of visa gift cards (through 2 accounts) through my chase card which yields 5 points per dollar spent. Essentially a little over 5% cashback which will negate the $5.99 fee. Will liquidate these cards easily. Will then use the 2 $150 staples cards to buy $300 worth of amazon gift cards. Any flaw in my logic? Amazon gift cards is like money to me.

staples ALWAYS has photo paper and other stuff that are free after rebate. You do no need to lose money. Staples rewards/gift cards are like cash. It just takes a bit longer to convert it to cash, but it is easily done.


On Black friday, staples has a TON of stuff that is free after rebate, that you could easily cash out on. If you have friends/family (with different addresses), that are willing to help you cash out those gift card, you can expedite the process of converting it to cash.


Each week, or nearly each week, staples has things free after rebate that you convert this to cash with..


by the way, im pretty sure buying amazon gift cards will not fly with the store.
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#138
Quote from i3ighead View Post :
Looks like a good deal. Going to buy $2000 worth of visa gift cards (through 2 accounts) through my chase card which yields 5 points per dollar spent. Essentially a little over 5% cashback which will negate the $5.99 fee. Will liquidate these cards easily. Will then use the 2 $150 staples cards to buy $300 worth of amazon gift cards. Any flaw in my logic? Amazon gift cards is like money to me.

Which Chase card is giving you 5% cashback?
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Which Chase card is giving you 5% cashback?
Ink. https://www.chase.com/online/busi...-cards.htm
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by the way, im pretty sure buying amazon gift cards will not fly with the store.
how sure are you? i just bought a $25 amazon gift card last week using a staples gift card. not even a blink of an eye from the cashier. the system had no problem taking it.
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how sure are you? i just bought a $25 amazon gift card last week using a staples gift card. not even a blink of an eye from the cashier. the system had no problem taking it.
It has always been YMMV. The register will take it if the cashier will accept Staple Gift Cards for purchase of Mastercards/Visas and third party gift cards. So, knowing that the terms exclude it you cannot get PO'd if the cashier will not allow it. It would be great for me personally if it was not YMMV as I can get 6% back on purchasing Staples gift cards as grocery items with my Amex Blue Cash Preferred card.
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It has always been YMMV. The register will take it if the cashier will accept Staple Gift Cards for purchase of Mastercards/Visas and third party gift cards. So, knowing that the terms exclude it you cannot get PO'd if the cashier will not allow it. It would be great for me personally if it was not YMMV as I can get 6% back on purchasing Staples gift cards as grocery items with my Amex Blue Cash Preferred card.
did the system alert the cashier that the staples gift card has been scanned? i did not know about this. that's why i bought the amazon gift card just to get rid of my staples gift card. what i did was i scanned my staples gift card and she just told me the remaining balance due. i paid the rest with cash. if they really enforce this, then they should change their POS to treat it like Staples Rewards. i dont see any differences between staples rewards and staples gift cards besides the expiration date.
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#143
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did the system alert the cashier that the staples gift card has been scanned? i did not know about this. that's why i bought the amazon gift card just to get rid of my staples gift card. what i did was i scanned my staples gift card and she just told me the remaining balance due. i paid the rest with cash. if they really enforce this, then they should change their POS to treat it like Staples Rewards. i dont see any differences between staples rewards and staples gift cards besides the expiration date.
Leave the register system alone.Big Grin We benefit from it not doing all that it could do. A Staples gift card is just another form of payment. There are huge differences between a Staples gift card and Staples Rewards.

1. Staples gift cards never expire. Rewards expire. You mentioned that already.
2. Staples gift cards are not a discount to the purchase like Rewards are. You do not pay sales tax on the amount of the Rewards.
3. Staples gift cards cannot be used online while Rewards can be used online.
4. Staples gift cards can be used across multiple transactions. Rewards have a limit on number of transactions they can be used for.

The two are a form of payment and that is about it. The differences are significant IMO.
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Leave the register system alone.Big Grin We benefit from it not doing all that it could do. A Staples gift card is just another form of payment. There are huge differences between a Staples gift card and Staples Rewards.

1. Staples gift cards never expire. Rewards expire. You mentioned that already.
2. Staples gift cards are not a discount to the purchase like Rewards are. You do not pay sales tax on the amount of the Rewards.
3. Staples gift cards cannot be used online while Rewards can be used online.
4. Staples gift cards can be used across multiple transactions. Rewards have a limit on number of transactions they can be used for.

The two are a form of payment and that is about it. The differences are significant IMO.
it's great to know. thanks.
anyway, i got rid of my staples gift card on that amazon card purchase. luckily Smilie
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if only it was online Frown
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Ink. https://www.chase.com/online/busi...-cards.htm
Depending on how it stacks, and assuming that rebate limit is 10 ($1,000 again), it might actually be a money maker with the $200 Visas IF they give you 2 X $15.

$200 + 6.95 activation X 5 = $1034.75. 5% CB is $51.74, and then you get $150 on top of that. MM of $16.99 + $150 SR.

Otherwise, $100 + 5.95 X 10 = $1059.5. 5% CB is $52.98. So you pay OOP $6.52 and get $150 SR.

Question is, who's going to be the one to test Smilie
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Depending on how it stacks, and assuming that rebate limit is 10 ($1,000 again), it might actually be a money maker with the $200 Visas IF they give you 2 X $15.

$200 + 6.95 activation X 5 = $1034.75. 5% CB is $51.74, and then you get $150 on top of that. MM of $16.99 + $150 SR.

Otherwise, $100 + 5.95 X 10 = $1059.5. 5% CB is $52.98. So you pay OOP $6.52 and get $150 SR.

Question is, who's going to be the one to test Smilie
Someone with Amazon Payments who can drain them quick.Wink I may test this out but I am PST not EST and stores do not open on the west coast until 10 AM and the rebate will take 2-3 hours to update. So that would be around 4 PM EST if it is a west coast person. Have to check if fee is still $5.95 on a $200 card first.
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Quote from stm69 View Post :
Depending on how it stacks, and assuming that rebate limit is 10 ($1,000 again), it might actually be a money maker with the $200 Visas IF they give you 2 X $15.

$200 + 6.95 activation X 5 = $1034.75. 5% CB is $51.74, and then you get $150 on top of that. MM of $16.99 + $150 SR.

Otherwise, $100 + 5.95 X 10 = $1059.5. 5% CB is $52.98. So you pay OOP $6.52 and get $150 SR.

Question is, who's going to be the one to test Smilie
If the activation fee is virtually the same, I'll try it. I have a credit card bonus I'm working towards.
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Someone with Amazon Payments who can drain them quick.Wink I may test this out but I am PST not EST and stores do not open on the west coast until 10 AM and the rebate will take 2-3 hours to update. So that would be around 4 PM EST if it is a west coast person. Have to check if fee is still $5.95 on a $200 card first.
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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#150
Absolutely, just a stop in between work and home...

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4 minutes to make $9 when I have multiple reasons a week to got that way? Odd.
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