Currently Safeway/Vons is running a promotion where you buy $100 in Visa/Mastercard gift cards and you get a coupon for $10 off of your next purchase at Safeway/Vons. There is a $5.99 activation on these prepaid cards at Safeway too. However, if you have a high cash back card like Amex Blue cash preferred, then this fee is offset by the cash back. Use the prepaid Visa/Mastercards purchased at Safeway to buy Visa/Mastercards at Staples and get $15 staples GC.
I know this is a huge YMMV because staples might not allow you to buy one Visa/master card with another one but if your stores lets you do it, then you will end up with a coupon for $10 off of next purchase at Safeway/vons +$9 worth of Staples GC ( $15 GC - $5.99 activation fee). A net gain of $19(in the form of free groceries at safeway + Staples GC) for every $100 Visa/Mastercard purchase...
You can then take them and buy cards at Officemax the following week.
$15 reward on $100 card
OR if you are into the Itunes thing $15 off $50
Last edited by lotsalotsadeals; 11-09-2012 at 03:02 AM..