Published on November 24th, 2016 | by Chuck129
[Expired] $50 Moneymaker with Software Download at Staples [Visa Checkout + Amex Offer]
Limit exceeded, no longer works
Staples is offering $25 off $100 when paying with Visa Checkout. There’s also an Amex Offer many of us have saved on our cards for $20 off $100. All told you can pay just $80 for $125 of stuff.
Staples.com currently has a software download offer to get a Kaspersky digital download for just $.01 each after Staples Easy Rebate. You’ll pay $45.01 and get a $45 rebate for a net cost of $.01.
There is a limit of 3 rebates for this deal per name/address/household. Here is the rebate link. (Note: rebate site is spotty today, but rest assured the rebate is there.)
To maximize this deal:
- Start off with a shopping portal – I recommend Upromise for 5% or Mrrebates for 4%
- Order three software downloads for a total cost of $135
- Choose Visa Checkout and you’ll see the price drop to $110
- The Amex Offer will bring down the cost to $90
- Get $135 back via the rebate
- Get $4-6 back from the portal
- Profit: ~ $50
The one issue to keep in mind is that they do charge sales tax even on digital downloads. My workaround has always been to choose a shipping address from a state that doesn’t charge tax like CA, NH, etc. (Just be careful to remove the address afterward from your staples.com account; you may inadvertently ship your next order there.)
Update: Apparently, some states don’t charge tax. Even if it shows sales tax, it might drop from the final charge.
Note there are two Kasperksy deals: one for a digital download and one for a boxed shipment. If you want to avoid tax, you might need to choose the digital version. If you live in a tax-free state then you can choose either one.
From what I understand, the limit-3 on this Staples Rebate is with the digital and boxed SKUs combined, so you can’t do this deal twice (digital and boxed).
There’s a good chance this deal the software download will go out of stock so worth doing sooner rather than later.
For more information on Staples Easy Rebates, read this primer post.
Hat tip to reader DR