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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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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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#3001
Quote from daniel32 View Post :
uh, you tell the cashier put $250 on this card, and the remaining $15 on another card

Ahh yeah, he was using the card for online purchases, so that must be the problem. I mainly shop online too so I will have to get used to having $1,000.00 of my money tied up for brick and mortar uses.

I guess I can live with that. Im sure you can take money out of an ATM as well, there will just be fees
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There are no dumb questions.....Except for this one.EEK!
what came first, the chicken or the egg?
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Quote from chimmy826 View Post :
So at my Staples today, there was only 1 $200 GC left. I snatched it up along with 2 ($50 x 4) multi packs. Despite the $14.95 fee for those, it's still a MM.

In addition, the manager (who I've never seen before in my life) swears she's seen me in that Staples before buying gift cards. I stated that I did it the last time they had a rebate on them. She then asked in an interrogation-like tone "so what do you do with these?" as she's checking my license. I replied that what I do with them really shouldn't matter. She apologized and said that I was right and that it really was none of her business but that she's supposed to ask these things. I thought to myself "Oh really?! It's now the Staples manager's job to figure out what people are going to do with the gift cards after they purchase them? Regardless, she started talking about how some people come up from the city (NYC) on the train and buy tons of them to bring back down there and that she gets nervous anytime she has to put her number in for an approval or override. Hmm?!?! I just said yeah, some shady people do some shady things and walked out.

Now that I know for sure they're sold out of the single $200s, I won't be going back during this rebate. God forbid, she might have the police there waiting for me next time. haha

My store has none of Visa $200 cards too. And the manager says he never saw or believes that they ever carried them either. Strange! And they might not come back in stock until 24th or so (after he saw the inventory on the system/to be shipped etc).Mad

# I want to know since many of the stores still have $100 visa, why r people still preferring $200 visa (i mean the ones $50x4 ones), which has a very high activation fee too ($14.xx as compared to $5.99 for $100 ones). over $100 visa ones ?

# Also since the ad says $100 or more, why only $200 Visa ones r preferred (I know that activation is less as compared to more glitcy rebate as of now) over $200 mastercards.
I saw $200 mastercards available in plenty, so was wondering if any one tried if the same rebate is valid with same activation for these aswell OR these cards do not have any rebate on them ?

# And lastly, since $200 visa ones r not being re-stocked and might not be until 24th of Nov(atleast at my store), is it possible to find the same exact cards in some other stores and bring them (by asking the manger in those stores, hoping they would not have any problem, as they r not activated), and purchase and get activated them in Staples ? Not sure if these cards would scan/work at staples and not sure if Staples would allow them (how about if they do not know this at all, so they we can walk away, if rebate does not print out Smilie). Did anyone try this at all. Thread is long to know for me. Please someone answer all these 3 questions for me. wavewavewave
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Quote from SirMadrigal View Post :
Ahh yeah, he was using the card for online purchases, so that must be the problem. I mainly shop online too so I will have to get used to having $1,000.00 of my money tied up for brick and mortar uses.

I guess I can live with that. Im sure you can take money out of an ATM as well, there will just be fees
Yes, except for the fees.

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what came first, the chicken or the egg?
Naw, I read em, those others wernt as dumb as they were just repeated ad nauseum, whereas this one is just DUMB.
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Question, I am seriously thinking about doing this but....How do you use the full $100.00 on the giftcards?
One friend told me that he had a giftcard for $250.00 and that he needed to make a purchase of $265.00 the card was declined because there was not enough money on it.

How does one ensure they can get the full value of the card out of it?


Please PM me or respond to let me know, I am a bit of a newb at this but would like to buy 5x $200.00 for the maximum rewards if possible.

I just want to make sure I dont have some of my money tied up and unavailable to me, that would really stink!

paying $25.00 to get $150.00 in Staples GC seems like a great deal to me! I'll use it to pick up an SSD drive or something else Smilie
If you make a purchased more than value of Gift card you will need to provide another payment (another credit card/cash...) to the remain amount.
I just register my Gift card at Giftcardmall(.)com so we can check balance and protect our card.
Use 1 Gift card 200 today at Walmart for $155
use 1 Gift card 100 and $44 (remain on Gift card 200) to pay Car insurance bill online Big Grin
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My store has none of Visa $200 cards too. And the manager says he never saw or believes that they ever carried them either. Strange! And they might not come back in stock until 24th or so (after he saw the inventory on the system/to be shipped etc).Mad

# I want to know since many of the stores still have $100 visa, why r people still preferring $200 visa (i mean the ones $50x4 ones), which has a very high activation fee too ($14.xx as compared to $5.99 for $100 ones). over $100 visa ones ?

# Also since the ad says $100 or more, why only $200 Visa ones r preferred (I know that activation is less as compared to more glitcy rebate as of now) over $200 mastercards.
I saw $200 mastercards available in plenty, so was wondering if any one tried if the same rebate is valid with same activation for these aswell OR these cards do not have any rebate on them ?

# And lastly, since $200 visa ones r not being re-stocked and might not be until 24th of Nov(atleast at my store), is it possible to find the same exact cards in some other stores and bring them (by asking the manger in those stores, hoping they would not have any problem, as they r not activated), and purchase and get activated them in Staples ? Not sure if these cards would scan/work at staples and not sure if Staples would allow them (how about if they do not know this at all, so they we can walk away, if rebate does not print out Smilie). Did anyone try this at all. Thread is long to know for me. Please someone answer all these 3 questions for me. wavewavewave

OMGOMGOMG I STAND CORRECTED.
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I hope my store has $200.00 ones in stock.
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I hope my store has $200.00 ones in stock.
Waste of a wish, you shoulda wished I wouldnt mock you for wasting a wish.
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Waste of a wish, you shoulda wished I wouldnt mock you for wasting a wish.

Ahh but you are wrong I HOPE, I didn't say WISH so there BURN

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Is it 11/25 yet?BlowupBlowupBlowupBlowupBlowupBlowup
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went to a staples in a very populated area and they had 20+ $200 visa's.
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I wonder if I will be sorry that I did not use my rewards card. I would love to get Premier status, but was never able to even come close.
I used my rewards card for most of those purchases and none are putting me closer to Premier.

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went to a staples in a very populated area and they had 20+ $200 visa's.
they probably just restocked. I will try another couple of stores tomorrow.
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they probably just restocked. I will try another couple of stores tomorrow.
Quite possible, two of the ones I went to today had restocked. Am carefully thinking about whether I can afford another 10 sets of 5. Emergency fund completely tied up in visa cards would be bad Smilie
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Why was this moved to deal talk???
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Why was this moved to deal talk???
because we are talking about a deal? Big Grin
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