Posted by William Charles on October 24, 2016
Manufactured Spending

Published on October 24th, 2016 | by William Charles

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Staples: $20 Visa Rebate With $300 In Visa Gift Card Purchases 10/23-29

The Offer

  • Buy $300 worth of Visa gift cards from a Staples store and get a $20 Visa Prepaid card using the Staples Easy Rebate system

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The Fine Print

  • Valid from 10/23 until 10/29
  • Limit 1 per household

Our Verdict

Best option is to use a card that earns at a high rate on office supply stores. Not as good as the recent OfficeMax/depot deals, but still profitable.

Hat tip to slickdeals via reader @J_Turnbow



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Corey
Corey

Is this offer in-store only or can it be used for online orders?

Jason
Jason

In story only, on page 6 of weekly ad (10/23-10/29) of staples

John
John

These are always in-store only deals.

Tory
Tory

Excited. I’ll be in my small hometown this weekend; all the Staples around Los Angeles seem to be cleaned out of VGC by the time these roll around. I can only imagine these promos exist to get rid of remaining gift card stock…

dan
dan

do staples have the variable $200 visa like OD/OM?

tbradnc
tbradnc

Define “limit 1 per household”…. The closest Staples from me is 40 minutes. If I’m limited to 1 $20 rebate it’s not worth the drive.

iahphx
iahphx

I sometimes see folks say they can get more than one rebate per address, but the only time I ever tried it (a few years ago), it was denied. Has anyone had more luck with this? Otherwise, you can bother friends and family to use their addresses, and hope you get the cards back from them. 🙂

JP
JP

There is still a trick out there for getting multiple rebates at one address but it’s hush hush.

No. I don’t know what it is.

CtownBin
CtownBin

I have been able to get one for myself and one for my wife at the same address for quite a while now, never any problems. But never tried pushing it more than that. I try to word the address differently- Rd and Road, spell the street name with a different vowel but not enough that it won’t still get to me, etc. Who knows if that helps avoid some automated check.

There is definitely an actual trick out there though- I’ve seen it referenced a ton in a lot of places but always without specifics, and I have no clue what it is! It has definitely managed to stay very quiet for a long time somehow.

Shahr
Shahr

Since it pretty much doesn’t work anymore I’ll say it
Old trick was to use your house and just attach Apt 101, 102, 103, 201, etc… til infinity. Since it’s a house it’ll get to you no matter what.

But Staples now auto rejects same address even if you’re in a legit apt building. You have to contact them for each one to get it manually pushed through. Annoying

Gene
Gene

since the limit is 1 per household, you cannot do 3x $200 GCs ($600 total) & receive 2 rebates like OD/OM allows?
so the best options is 2x $200 (206.95) GCs -> 413.90 – 20 = 393.90?
thanks.

Jeremy Liu
Jeremy Liu

Does the 100 vgc have lower fees?

Lantean
Lantean

by a dollar

Nancy14
Nancy14

Why is getting 2×200 better than a single 300 GC? Thanks!

Bobby G
Bobby G

$300 are on-line only, not in the store

Lantean
Lantean

because there are no $300 visa gift cards in stores

Lela
Lela

If you’re one of those few folks without access to a 5% office supply card, like myself, Amex has a deal out right now if you’re targeted. It’s $25 back after $100 spent. No guarantees if gcs will trigger when purchased at store. Online I think they will Not.

fauxblogger
fauxblogger

RE: more than 1 rebate per household: Staples rebate IT software application looks at name, address, phone number and email address to determine uniqueness. If any of these fields is the same across more than one rebate then it is rejected as a duplicate. Also, you cannot be logged into your Staples account when submitting the rebate since important fields from your account profile replace the fields that you keyed into your rebate form which will invariably cause the duplicate error downstream in batch rebate processing.

Jason
Jason

Good summary, “faux blogger.” This is exactly the limitation on more than one rebate per household. If one rebate is not enough, best to submit rebates for friends, family, etc at totally different addresses, with totally different identifiers and log-in credentials.

tim
tim

A profit of $6.10 – even with the 5X points you get on $412, is not worth the gas and time it takes to drive to Staples to buy these – especially when you consider having to keep track of how much money is left on 2 $200 gift cards, possibility/hassle of loss of the cards, etc

Moose Cow
Moose Cow

I see you don’t know how to MS

TYRONE
TYRONE

not everyone likes to MS

Dima
Dima

If you don’t want to MS you can always overpay your cell phone / internet / insurance / … bill and not worry about that for a couple of month. Not that much hassle.

Mountain Man
Mountain Man

If that is your calculations, you’re reading the wrong blog.

max
max

Can I unload these with a swipe?

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