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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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Last Edited by tintino December 1, 2012 at 06:03 PM
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Rebate Information:


Rebate offer: 12-28680
Purchase must be made now through November 24 (weekly ad [staples.com])
In store ONLY!


Rebate Offer and LIMITS - clarified:
(confirmed by Parago and Staples customer support email/chat, see timeline below for links)


  • -You get $15 in Staples Gift Cards for each $100 worth of Visa/MC you buy.
  • -Rebate maximum limit (per household) is:
    • Buy $1000 in Visa or Mastercard gift cards.
    • Receive $150 Staples Gift Card
  • Doesn't matter what denomination ($50 or $100 or $200) Visa/MC cards you buy.
  • Doesn't matter how many cards you buy per transaction.
  • -Limit is per household address.
    • Let's say you have 3 people in your address and each of the three buys $1000 in giftcards. Only one gift card rebate will be mailed and the other 2 person's rebates will be DENIED!


Official (ambiguous) wording:
Quote :
Promotion: Get a $15 Staples Gift Card on Purchase of $100 or more on Visa and Mastercard Gift Cards at Staples Stores Only
Rebate Reward: $15.00 Gift Card
Valid Dates: 11-11-2012 through 11-24-2012
Postmark Date: Purchase Date Plus 60 Days


Promotion Details:

Purchase must be made between 11/11/12 and 11/24/12. Requests MUST be submitted online or postmarked within 60 days from date of purchase. To submit online go to www.stapleseasyrebates.com and follow the instructions. To mail rebate STAPLES STORE PURCHASE: Send ONLY the completed ORIGINAL rebate redemption form printed from the cash register, the ORIGINAL submission form printed from www.stapleseasyrebates.com, or the ORIGINAL PDF submission form provided by a Staples store. Photocopies not accepted. Offer valid in US only. Good for actual purchases by end users; excludes resellers and distributors of products and their families. You should receive your Staples Gift Card within 4-6 weeks after claim is received. Staples Gift Cards may be used toward the purchase of merchandise and services only at a Staples U.S. retail store. For balance, or if you have questions about your Staples Gift Card, call 1-888-609-6963 or visit staples.com/giftcards. Value can be added to this card at any Staples U.S. retail store. See Staples Gift Card for complete terms and conditions. We are not responsible for lost or misdirected mail and illegible entries. Staples logo and product names are trademarks of Staples and their respective companies. Limit 10 Staples Gift Cards per name/address/household. For questions or a status inquiry about this rebate offer call 1-877-266-6483. Fraudulent submission of multiple requests could result in federal prosecution under the U.S. Mail Fraud Statutes (18 USC, Section 1341 & 1342). Keep a copy of your documents for future reference.

Additional Information: Purchase $100 or more on Visa and Mastercard Gift Cards at Staples stores between 11/11/12 and 11/24/12, then submit online or mail it in to receive a Staples Gift Card. Limit 10 Staples Gift Cards per name/address/household.


Mail this form and the proof of purchase (listed in the promotion details) to the following address:


STAPLES ( Dept. 12-28680 ),

PO Box 540036
EL PASO, TX 88554-0036
Please allow 4 - 6 weeks after we receive your submission to receive your rebate. Offers requiring activation and/or service agreements may take longer. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions portion of each particular offer for specific details.




Useful Info:

Staples gift cards:
(this will be your rebate reward):

  • are accepted ONLY IN STORE - not on phone or online.
  • cannot be used to buy any type of gift card found in Staples stores.


Visa / Mastercard gift cards:
(this is what you're buying for the rebate)
  • -Purchasing Visa/MC gift cards, does NOT count towards Staples Premier Status.
  • -Using a Visa/MC gift card, to pay for another one:
    • It is against store policy to use any gift cards to buy other gift cards (some stores are even denying the use of any credit cards to buy gift cards).
    • However, the system will accept the transaction, if your cashier lets you, and many have had success (YMMV).
    • If paying with credit card, if your total is over $500, the transaction will require a manager to approve the transaction, which will bring additional attention to the purchase.

Cashing out $1000 of the Visa/MC cards with NO FEES:
    • via Amazon Payments (AP) (Requires SSN)
      • you need 2 AP accounts (different names/social security number, but can be same address. There is no credit report pull.) - create AP account [amazon.com]
      • register your cards at www.giftcardmall.com/mygift [giftcardmall.com] in the name/address of AP account#1.
      • Log into AP account #1
      • go to "Edit my account settings"
      • go to "Add, edit, or delete my credit cards [amazon.com]"
      • add your cards that you registered earlier at giftcardmall
      • go to "Send Money [amazon.com]" and send it to AP account #2.
      • It will ask you if "cash advance" or "purchase". Select PURCHASE.
      • It will ask you what amount and what card to fund the transfer with. Select maximum amount on your card (ie:$200)
      • Do the above for each card. For example if you added five $200cards, do 5 transfers, each of $200
      • To withdraw, you need to add a bank account and verify it, to account #2.
      • Maximum amount you can receive or send is $1000 per month.
      • There are no fees for personal AP accounts (only for business AP accounts)
    • via Amex Serve (Serve)
      • register your cards at www.giftcardmall.com/mygift [giftcardmall.com] in the name/address of your Serve account. If you have an apt. number, it is suggested you leave it blank.
      • Log in to Serve account
      • goto "My account" > "Bank and Cards [serve.com]"
      • link a new DEBIT card
      • enter your Visa gift card, and details exactly as you entered them when you registered on giftcardmall.com. If you have an apt. number, it is suggested you blank out the "Address Line 2 (optional)" line.
      • Once you linked your card successfully, you can click on ADD button [serve.com] on the left side of your Serve screen, and fund it from your linked Visa Debit Gift card.
      • The money should be available instantly to your serve account.
      • You can send money money to another Serve account , or withdraw it to your bank account (i believe limit is $200 per day?)
      • You can also use your Serve card to pay merchants, and have it withdraw from the Visa gift card you attached to your serve account. For example use it to buy another Visa Gift Card from Staples.
      • Fees are waived until March 13.
      • Warning: Serve frowns upon linking a credit card and withdrawing to bank account and has been reported to issue warnings, and/or close serve accounts.


Buying five $200 Visa cards in one transaction:
(maxing out the rebate in one transaction)
  • You will pay $1034.75.
  • If you pay with credit card, because the amount is more than $500, a manager will need to come to the register to authorize it (which is normal procedure).
  • The register will print a Redemption Form, showing that you bought five $200 Visa cards. But "Rebates you're eligible for using this rebate redemption form" will only show 1. It means your receipt is eligible for "one" of staples current rebates. Again, this is fine.
  • Submit Staples Easy Rebate online. Your rebate status typically won't be updated for several hours. So for several hours you won't see what you qualify for. Usually you get an e-mail with subject "Thanks for submitting your rebate!"
  • Later (usually you get an e-mail with subject "Update! Your rebate is being processed"), you should see the attached status, showing that you qualify for "Staples Gift Card for $150.00".
  • rebate status will say:
    Quote :
    Rebate 1:
    Rebate Offer: 12-28680
    Get a $15 Staples Gift Card on Purchase of $100 or more on Visa and Mastercard Gift Cards at Staples Stores Only
    Products Purchased:

    $200 VISA GIFT

    $200 VISA GIFT
    $200 VISA GIFT
    $200 VISA GIFT
    $200 VISA GIFT

    Validation in progress. *
    Staples Gift Card for $150.00






Developments Timeline:

Nov 11, 2012:
Promotion is live.
Limits and rewards are not clear based on official wording of the rebate.
Many people start experimenting - buying Visa/MC cards in different denominations and, upon submitting their receipt discover that:
  • -denominations other than $100 Visa or $100 MC, work for rebate as well
  • -buying $100 Visa or MC produces $15 Staples Gift Card rebate
  • -buying $200 Visa produces $30 Staples Gift Card rebate.
    Great news! The $200 Visa has only $6.95 activation fee.
    Only $1 more than the $100 Visa, but double the reward.
  • -buying 2 x $200 Visa in one transaction produces $75 Staples Gift Card rebate (glitch, mistake), instead of expected $60
  • -buying 3 x $200 Visa in one transaction produces $135 Staples Gift Card rebate (glitch, mistake), instead of expected $90
  • -buying 4 x $200 Visa in one transaction produces $150 Staples Gift Card rebate (glitch, mistake), instead of expected $120
  • -buying 5 x $200 Visa in one transaction produces $150 Staples Gift Card rebate

Nov 12 - Nov 18:
  • -Poor rebate wording causes a lot of confusion about the limits. Nobody really knows the limits.
  • -A lot of speculation and discussion takes place, about the glitch and supposed limits, and whether or not Staples will fix it and adjust the rebates.
  • -It is advised that you should do 2 transactions to max the rebate limit potential, based on the glitch, and unclear rebate wording regarding limit and reward...
TRANS 1: 3x$200 Visa cards (pay $21 activation fee, and maybe receive $135 Staples card)
TRANS 2: 2x$200 Visa cards (pay $14 activation fee, and maybe receive $75 Staples card)


Nov 18:
  • -someone contacts Parago (rebate company) customer support via email and asks if buying $200 Visa will result in $30 Staples Card rebate.
  • -Parago confirms it - customer support email posted (thanks phazein)


Nov 19, 2012:

  • Staples sends out emails to all customers who submitted rebates where the amount shown was wrongly calculated due to the glitch.
Quote from Staples email sent to customers :
Dear Valued Staples Customer,
We have identified you as one of the consumers who may have visited the
Staples Easy Rebate site to track your rebate. Upon tracking your
submission, you may have noticed that the value of your rebate might
have calculated incorrectly.

Please know that we are working to correct this issue. When you
receive your Staples gift card in the mail, it will be loaded with
the correct reward value.


We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

As always, thanks for shopping at Staples.

Sincerely,
Staples Rebate Team

  • -more confirmation from Parago customer support (online chat) that buying 3 x $200 Visa results in $90 Staples Gift card reward. online chat posted thanks teamhurtado
  • -FINALLY! A confirmation that maximum limit is $150 reward in Staples Gift cards, for buying $1000 in Visa or MC gift cards (regardless of denomination). staples online chat posted thanks stm69




Dec 1, 2012:

  • Some people starting to report that their rebates show the corrected amount now (ie: $90 for buying 3x$200 Gift Cards) and confirming we will get $15 for each $100 bought.
  • AMEX SERVE is locking accounts of people who added the Gift Cards and withdraw, and asking for copy of SSN and copy of front and back of "all credit/debit" cards.

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#2251
Quote from DealGuy View Post :
Looks like online submission will be up again in 4 hours...

12:02:59 : Dallas: Thank you for using Staples' chat. How may I assist you today?

12:03:06 : Me: Hi there

12:03:35 : Me: I'm trying to fill my rebate online for my purchase on Sunday...and it says that offer number is not valid

12:03:51 : Me: From the rebate form, the offer is 12-28680

12:04:08 : Dallas: All right that rebate will be available online within 4 hours from now.

12:04:28 : Dallas: You're not the first person to contact us about that promotion, it's been down on the website but our IT department is working on making it available.

12:04:36 : Dallas: They said it will be up-and-running within the next 4 hours.

12:04:40 : Me: Is there anything wrong why I could not submit this morning?

12:04:49 : Dallas: Yes they're having it looked into.

12:05:22 : Me: So, you are sure later this afternoon it would be up again for Online submission?

12:05:39 : Dallas: That's what Staples has stated yes.

12:05:54 : Dallas: They told us to advise anyone submitting for that promotion to try again within 4 hours from now.

12:06:14 : Me: Ok, thank you. I'll contact you again if I have issues later today

this explains why you have ZERO followers on SD!Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
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Quote from JAXXBOSS View Post :
Invoice urself via paypal . 3 x200 = 95.85 profit still.
I thought about that.... also i saw a thread last night, here on SD that said ebay is offering 5% in ebay bucks, on Nov 15 only..... i didn't check it out yet...
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Quote from robinski_ View Post :
I always thought that was some sort of addon to those that already have an amex card, apparently not

Free $25 and an easy way to get rid of the cards, thanks!
it doesn't like my address even after i entered the same one as debit card site Frown
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Quote from tintino View Post :
I thought about that.... also i saw a thread last night, here on SD that said ebay is offering 5% in ebay bucks, on Nov 15 only..... i didn't check it out yet...
If you have Square, I believe you can just pay the processing fees and pay yourself as well. Not sure what hoops you have to go through to setup Square but those readers are like $10. Fees are 2.75%.
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this explains why you have ZERO followers on SD!Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
Oh come on, you are insulting others too... Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue Big Grin
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Quote from bolland99 View Post :
It's going to be a sad day when we click on our updated rebate status and instead of $135, it now says $45...sounds like it could be today.

It will be very disappointing, but such is the life of a slickdealer...

Guys... we have to get 6 x $15 = $90 minimum for 3 x $200 purchase ... it's clear as day in the AD...($15 per $100).
If it turns out they do not honor this minimum, then we have to fight for it...and we have the basis to do so... so let's get on the same page.
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Actually if you READ the ad it says that you get a $15 GC for buying $100 with a limit of 10

TECHNICALLY, they can exclude ALL of the $200 purchases - you're only lucky so far that it counts double, but they could take that away if they wanted to, and you'd have ZERO recourse

There's no language anywhere in that ad which grants you $15 per $100 purchased.

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Guys... we have to get 6 x $15 = $90 minimum for 3 x $200 purchase ... it's clear as day in the AD...($15 per $100).
If it turns out they do not honor this minimum, then we have to fight for it...and we have the basis to do so... so let's get on the same page.
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Quote from dj-3lusion View Post :
UGH!!!!!! i wanna reach over at the other end of the keyboard and smack you! why in the hell are you contacting staples for!???!! the rebate is available stapleseasy rebates and then enter in whats on your receipt! done! no need to go on crying to the live chat



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Good god dude.... take a Zanax and f'in relax.
They aren't going to invalidate any rebates.

Paranoid much?
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#2259
I got this when submitting online!!

Sorry, but a mistake has been made.
The Rebate Offer Number you entered is no longer valid for online submission.
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Quote from dj-3lusion View Post :
UGH!!!!!! i wanna reach over at the other end of the keyboard and smack you! why in the hell are you contacting staples for!???!! the rebate is available stapleseasy rebates and then enter in whats on your receipt! done! no need to go on crying to the live chat



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Chill dude! I didn't chat with staples, I chatted the Rebate site people (I think Parago, via StaplesEasyRebate.com Website), and that was specific on online submission being down. Nothing about the rebate amount and so. Read the whole conversation...

Many people already contacted them last night about the online submission being down and they posted it would be up in 24 hours. The purpose for me contacting them today was just to get the latest when online submission will start again.
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I got this when submitting online!!

Sorry, but a mistake has been made.
The Rebate Offer Number you entered is no longer valid for online submission.
Read the last 2 pages of the thread. Asked and answered.
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Quote from joeboy View Post :
Actually if you READ the ad it says that you get a $15 GC for buying $100 with a limit of 10

TECHNICALLY, they can exclude ALL of the $200 purchases - you're only lucky so far that it counts double, but they could take that away if they wanted to, and you'd have ZERO recourse

There's no language anywhere in that ad which grants you $15 per $100 purchased.
It's open to interpretation. The ad says:

"Buy $100 in Visa or MasterCard gift cards and get a $15 Staples gift card"

It can mean that as long as it adds up to $100 for your transaction, you'd get a $15 Staples gc. So if you purchased 4x$25 Visa/MC gc's, you'd qualify. No reason why a $200 Visa/MC gc wouldn't qualify just that you'll have overqualified. It's a question of whether it is $15 Staples gc PER $100 Visa/MC gc increment and whether Staples will honor the glitch.
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Quote from mathfaster View Post :
Read the last 2 pages of the thread. Asked and answered.
I just did, thanks! Will try it once a day, then mail-in if it still doesn't work after a few days. By the way, for 90 bucks, that's an awful lot of work! Sheesh!
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Quote from HoMeZ View Post :
1. Create an account with Serve. http://slickdeals.net/f/5501560-American-Express-Serve-Free-25-account-credit-when-you-sign-up-for-a-new-Serve-account-and-make-a-one-time-load-of-25-or-more?v=1 will give you free $25 if you don't already have an account
2. Go to gowallet.com and register the giftcards you bought at Staples using the same address you used to sign up for Serve
3. Load up money from those giftcards to Serve
4. Take money out of Serve by either (A) Withdrawing to your bank account or (B) Transferring funds to someone you trust and then making them give you benjamins
Is gowallet.com registration necessary step? That site looks like only keeps track of balance. Isn't it possible to link GC to serve account?

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Exactly. I was just at Staples and I saw that and I thought I can be screwed if I buy 5 $200. I turned around and headed back here. Should I just get 10 of the $100?? Need to know ASAP. Thanks.




Quote from joeboy View Post :
Actually if you READ the ad it says that you get a $15 GC for buying $100 with a limit of 10

TECHNICALLY, they can exclude ALL of the $200 purchases - you're only lucky so far that it counts double, but they could take that away if they wanted to, and you'd have ZERO recourse

There's no language anywhere in that ad which grants you $15 per $100 purchased.
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