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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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#781
Is there any difference for doing rebates immediately after purchase or waiting 3 hrs before doing it? I remember reading something in this thread about Parago needing 3 hrs to verify purchase amounts?
TIA
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Quote from Flyingboat View Post :
I just tried to purchase one Visa $200 gift card and it wouldn't go through. They said it could only be purchased with a Debit card, not a Credit card. Cashier says it was a state requirement, (MN). Manager said it was store policy and has been that way for 4 years.

So are people buying these with credit or is it with debit cards? Is this a state of MN issue? Just to be clear, I wasn't using a gift card to try to buy this. I was using a Visa credit card. (I want to use this to help meet spending threshold.)
I purchased mine with Credit Card 2*200 Visa Gift Cards and went through just fine! Smilie
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#783
i think it should be made clear now the principle of don't call in...
if you have a question create an account or sign in and post, tons of people will rush to answer your questions...
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So really then each transaction counts as 1 Staples gift card regardless if that amount is $30, $75, or $135. So in order to reach the 10 limit you would need to do 10 transactions since for each transaction you are receiving 1 Staples GC. So really the best return would be doing 10 transactions of the 3 x $200 since each one would be giving you a $135 Staples GC. So at that point you have maxed out at the 10 Staples GC per household.
As per my current understanding, you're right. But again whether Staples will fix this rebate glitch later remains to be seen. There are few more things to consider before you do this 10x 3*$200 GC purchases: 1) how do you plan on draining this $6k? Serve has a max. of $1000/month and AP has a max. of $1000/month... 2) what happens if Staples fixes this glitch and only gives $15 for each $100+ GC for a max. payout of $150 Staples GCs?

So, I won't recommend doing 10x of this one but something like 3x or 4x at most.
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Quote from ddhunter View Post :
As per my current understanding, you're right. But again whether Staples will fix this rebate glitch later remains to be seen. There are few more things to consider before you do this 10x 3*$200 GC purchases: 1) how do you plan on draining this $6k? Serve has a max. of $1000/month and AP has a max. of $1000/month... 2) what happens if Staples fixes this glitch and only gives $15 for each $100+ GC for a max. payout of $150 Staples GCs?

So, I won't recommend doing 10x of this one but something like 3x or 4x at most.

What is Serve and AP? I'm not too familiar with those and how do they work?
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Quote from sonic_hedgehog View Post :
Is there any difference for doing rebates immediately after purchase or waiting 3 hrs before doing it? I remember reading something in this thread about Parago needing 3 hrs to verify purchase amounts?
TIA
The 3 hours (or so) of wait is for the rebate processor (Parago) to update the numerical worth of your rebate payout and not for registering the rebate. So, go ahead and file your rebate applications at the earliest!

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What is Serve and AP? I'm not too familiar with those and how do they work?
These are 2 modes of draining your Visa or Mastercard GCs back to your bank account by doing some procedure. You can google Serve from American express and AP stands for Amazon Payments.
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Limit 10 Staples GCs per name/address
Quote from microkelvin View Post :
it's 10 staples gift cards, not 10 visa/master gift cards purchases. so we can even get 10 x 10 x $200 now Smilie i believe they will send 1 single staples gift card for each rebate.
You could be right. From the language, Staples will give you one Staples GC for each rebate submission, no matter how many Visa GCs purchased in that transaction.
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Quote from ddhunter View Post :
As per my current understanding, you're right. But again whether Staples will fix this rebate glitch later remains to be seen. There are few more things to consider before you do this 10x 3*$200 GC purchases: 1) how do you plan on draining this $6k? Serve has a max. of $1000/month and AP has a max. of $1000/month... 2) what happens if Staples fixes this glitch and only gives $15 for each $100+ GC for a max. payout of $150 Staples GCs?

So, I won't recommend doing 10x of this one but something like 3x or 4x at most.
That's what I worry about. There is nothing to say that you get $15 per $100 spent. Also, the math is already funky (for example with 3x $200 people are getting $135 which is more than 6*$15=$90).

If this is really Staples counting each of the limit 10 as 10 separate transactions of gift cards, then they could easily say that the offer was $15 per transaction max, causing us to only get $15 per transaction and losing money if you spend more than $15 in activation fees per transaction.

In that case, the best/safest would be to buy 10 separate transactions of $100 each, preferably using the rolling-method described earlier.
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#789
FYI - they might have gift cards on special hanging displays throughout the store. I had to walk every single aisle and in the last one I found a few $200 gift cards, hanging on the shelf.
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For all the skeptical SDers, I have attached the 2 snapshots of my rebates!
Did they fix it?

I just bought 3 Visa GC and submitted the rebate.. I dont see any info about $135 in Staples GC anywhere.. Frown

Will it take some time to show this?
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#791
Seems to be a lot of speculation about doing multiple orders per address. I think I'm going to stick with $1K per address just to be safe. Not like you lose money if you have a 5% card but that's a lot to drain even with serve/ap.
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Quote from ddhunter View Post :
The 3 hours (or so) of wait is for the rebate processor (Parago) to update the numerical worth of your rebate payout and not for registering the rebate. So, go ahead and file your rebate applications at the earliest!



These are 2 modes of draining your Visa or Mastercard GCs back to your bank account by doing some procedure. You can google Serve from American express and AP stands for Amazon Payments.
In my past experience, just only AP works well with Visa/MC GC. Serve doesn't accept for adding GCs whatever you choose Debit or Credit option.
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Quote from alchemista View Post :
That's what I worry about. There is nothing to say that you get $15 per $100 spent. Also, the math is already funky (for example with 3x $200 people are getting $135 which is more than 6*$15=$90).

If this is really Staples counting each of the limit 10 as 10 separate transactions of gift cards, then they could easily say that the offer was $15 per transaction max, causing us to only get $15 per transaction and losing money if you spend more than $15 in activation fees per transaction.

In that case, the best/safest would be to buy 10 separate transactions of $100 each, preferably using the rolling-method described earlier.
Your concern is valid, but again if this thing works out well, the return on investment (ROI) of this particular deal will easily surpass the <2% return on your 3-year CDs! As you might know, risk comes with certain reward and it is a matter of choice if you wanna do it.
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Quote from ddhunter View Post :
As per my current understanding, you're right. But again whether Staples will fix this rebate glitch later remains to be seen. There are few more things to consider before you do this 10x 3*$200 GC purchases: 1) how do you plan on draining this $6k? Serve has a max. of $1000/month and AP has a max. of $1000/month... 2) what happens if Staples fixes this glitch and only gives $15 for each $100+ GC for a max. payout of $150 Staples GCs?

So, I won't recommend doing 10x of this one but something like 3x or 4x at most.
So if for example I wanted to drain this $6K it would take 3 months if I do the $1K/mo using Serve and $1K/mo using AP. Then after 3 months the money would be back in my account and I could be left with $1350 in Staples GC. That would be the best scenario if everything worked out the way it should.
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#795
Quote from slickdealerutah View Post :
Did they fix it?

I just bought 3 Visa GC and submitted the rebate.. I dont see any info about $135 in Staples GC anywhere.. Frown

Will it take some time to show this?
It will be fine. You should wait about few hours after submit the rebate.
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