Posted by Chuck on November 9, 2015
Gift Card Deals

Published on November 9th, 2015 | by Chuck

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eBay: $100 Sears Gift Card for $85, $200 Staples for $170, $50 Skype for $35

The Offer

The Fine Print

  • Limited quantities available
  • There appears to be around 15,000 Sears and 15,000 Staples as of 11:50 AM ET

Our Verdict

Great deals here. These sell out usually so grab them while you can. Based on our Bonus Bucks schedule, we’ll hopefully see something within the next day or two so it may be worth waiting and monitoring the situation.

  • Stack the deal by getting at least 2% from eBay Bucks
  • 2% from the Shopathome portal, or go through Topcashback and get the 2% rate matched (see also Best Shopping Portal for eBay Purchases)
  • 5x points when you pay with INK for the Staples or Skype gift cards

Reselling Angle

Staples e-gift cards

The Staples e-gift cards can resold to Cardpool for 84% of their value.

  • Pay $340 for $400 in gift cards
  • Sell for $336 to Cardpool
  • Get $6.80 back in Bucks
  • Get $6.80 back from the portal
  • Get 5x INK points, worth at least $17
  • Profit: $26.60 

Nice little profit there!

Sears gift cards

The Sears gift cards can be sold to Cardpool or Saveya for 84.5% of their value.

  • Pay $170 for $200 in gift cards
  • Sell for $169 to Cardpool or Saveya
  • Get $3.40 back in Bucks
  • Get $3.40 back from the portal
  • Get 2% back from the credit card, or $3.40
  • Profit: $9.20

Not as good, but for some it may be worth it. If we get a Bucks multiplier tomorrow it can make the math much better.



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Brian
Brian

Based on your United post last night, I to give this offer a test drive through the aadvantage portal to see if I can get some ground on the 5000 bonus miles they are offering through the 26th. The resale price is currently nice enough on Sears and Staples to pass up some of the cashback bonus in exchange for free miles.

paul
paul

definitely using these in conjunction with the United portal offer.

$510 of spend down
$740 to go for 6k miles

dan
dan

Same here, will likely use the United portal to earn bonus miles

Bret
Bret

Does Sears still allow the purchasing of gift cards with gift cards? That would make it a better deal to exchange them for something else.

Jay
Jay

@Bret – YMMV

Kris
Kris

Can I purchase the Staples e-gift card and use them to buy VGC online or in store?

Lantean
Lantean

online not at all… in store you can try but if the cashier allows it and they get caught they will get terminated.

Kris
Kris

Thanks…then it will be hard for me to liquidate it, since I don’t shop at Staples except for VGC…I don’t have INK so also hard to maximize the profit. Amex SimplyCash won’t earn me 5% on PP Digital gift

Nate
Nate

Chuck there is another option for Staples and it’s easy rebate. I got free copy paper and kaspersky last month and they mailed me Visa Prepaid Card. Even with the tax you pay you get higher net profit than reselling plus free stuff.

Eric
Eric

Do they have FAR items every week? Are they all listed in the circular?

Natalie
Natalie

Paypal Digital Gifts is always pain in the @#£. It alway gives me Error code: 70245. How can I resolve this problem? and I haven’t hit the threshold cuz I only bought $75 two month ago and that’s it.

Mike
Mike

Me too, luckily the sears you can pay anyways.

Wesley
Wesley

U Promise 1% + 5% for using the Upromise card would be the most lucrative, assuming it actually pays out

Chris
Chris

How long do these deals usually last for? Is there a time limit, or do they wait until the 15,000 are sold?

Thanks

Lantean
Lantean

when you look at eBay listings, currently Staples deal is set to end December 4 and Sears December 9… but in the past these never stuck around for more than a week. and neither one has even reached 7k sold… i am waiting till tomorrow, hopefully Veteran’s day extra eBay bucks.

Brian
Brian

Anyone else having issues selling the Staples GCs to GC buyers? They keep denying my sells for some reason.

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