Posted by Chuck on November 19, 2017
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Published on November 19th, 2017 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Staples: Buy $300 in Visa or Mastercard Gift Cards and get $15 Rebate [11/19-11/25]

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[11/19/17: Reposting since it’s now live.]

The Offer

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  • Buy $300 in Visa or Mastercard gift cards at a Staples store and get a $15 Staples gift card via Easy Rebate

The Fine Print

  • Valid 11/19/17 – 11/25/17 (starts Sunday, 11/19)
  • Limit one per household
  • In-store only

Our Verdict

You guys know what to do. The same deal last week (11/5-11/11) some people had issues initially with the rebate, but it seems to have worked in the end. Hopefully this one will go better. Here’s more information on Staples Easy Rebates. This deal will NOT stack with the Staples offer from Amex since that one is online only.

There’s also an instant-discount deal at Office Depot/Max this week.

Hat tip to reader wenyou wu



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Marshall
Marshall

Can you buy visa gift cards with credit cards?

Justin Pan
Justin Pan

Yes

nick
nick

big if true

Information Booth
Information Booth

You are allowed to purchase GC’S with a credit card…i use my AMEX Simply Cash business card. I get 5% back on the card + the rebate card. Love in Christ.

Information Booth
Information Booth

Posting here as this is important info for us… when you do this deal… always buy the Visa GC’S. I just received my $15 VGC from a prior deal today. You will get a VGC from this offer, not a Staples GC. Hope this helps somebody. Love in Christ.

Jan B
Jan B

RE: Info Booth (offered humbly)

This is the applicable rebate info directly from the Staples Easy Rebate website page:

Rebate: Visa and Mastercard Gift Cards.
Details: $15.00 Gift Card
Purchase dates: 11-19-2017 through 11-25-2017
Postmark date: Purchase Date Plus 60 Days
Promotion: Get a $15 Staples Easy Rebates Gift Card on a Purchase of $300 or more of Visa or MasterCard Gift Cards at Staples Stores ONLY
Rebate offer number: 17-26043

Buying the Visa card appears to initiate the same rebate as the Mastercard GC purchase.

captainsave
captainsave

So $15 staple gc is the norm now? -.-

dan
dan

unless the rebate is vgc, will continually pass

Ralph
Ralph

Me too.

There are better options out there, if they want to compete with those, they need to up their game.

Chris
Chris

Ralph, what do you consider some of the better options are out there right now?

In complete agreement that the $15 Staples card isnt the $20 VGC, but with MS in most regards struggling, I still find the deal to be appealing with the Ink.

daeofcal
daeofcal

OD/OM deal is going to go live the same time. That one is $15 off at point of sales. I would consider that a better deal.

Chris
Chris

Agreed on the OD/OM deals. Wasn’t sure if there was anything else at this point.

kevin
kevin

can you use the staples gc to buy GC?

Jon
Jon

Rule is no. But not hard coded. How good are you at sweet talking?

Ralph
Ralph

You will need to be VERY good because cashiers will say no.

hiima
hiima

Add in a candy bar to the transaction.

hiima
hiima

Just note, this offer will NOT work with Amex Offer on Biz charge cards. The Amex offer is specifically online.

Anse
Anse

I suggest to stay away from this type of promotion. Staples used to give $20 visa gift card in previous promotions. Now it only gives $15 staples gift card since people are still buying gc under it. If a lot of people stop, it will force Staples to go back to visa gc again

dan
dan

Previously people said they actually got a visa card despite it saying staples gc right? Wondering if it’s true.. otherwise yeah wouldn’t bother.

MIL215
MIL215

I think the idea is that they hope it will still be a VGC since that was what happened the last time they said it was a Staples gift card. I certainly got one and just loaded it up to Amazon. So, while the fact that it isn’t a money maker stinks (used to be $20)… I will still take free MS wherever I can get it for now as long as I am going to be by the Staples.

I understand the volume people who could give a darn about $200 giftcards with $6.95 fees. I’m low enough volume that it makes some sense.

Jonathan
Jonathan

Isn’t there an OD/OM promo starting the same day? So much more preferable…

Gerald
Gerald

Assuming you still have OD/OM in your area. All the ones near me closed.

Jan B
Jan B

The OM near my son in SAT closed recently. Was hoping he could do the buy for me but was otherwise informed it was a no go.

Dan
Dan

These deals are getting shittier. All my local walmarts don’t take nameless gift cards anymore. My backup liquidation cost 3%… so with this deal:

I pay: $413 + $12 in liquidation fees
I get: $400 + $12 (let’s be real here) Gift Card and $20 in cashback
Net: $7… why bother?

Dan
Dan

I only do it because my employer pays commissions on a manufacturer award card which can only be used at certain stores.. by getting the GC I can convert some of it to cash, and these deals help to avoid the transaction fee losses.

But I guess my situation is pretty unique..

barrytuneup
barrytuneup

you can still buy toilet paper/paper towels/wipes/bandaids/dish det/aspirin. etc. Why not use the Staples gift cards for these. They also have deals on these products. haven’t paid for these products in years.

LagerBack
LagerBack

What are some ways/methods people are using to unload the giftcards?

Danielle
Danielle

I usually sell them for $13 Amazon credit

Information Booth
Information Booth

Spoke with Staples manager last week. He said they will continue to have these offers a least once a month indefinitely. I love this deal. I purchase $400 in GC’s every time they have the deal. I get 5% back on my business card and get another GC on top of it. Even if I only get a Staples GC, I can save them up and buy a new gadget, or whatever, for free. If you can beat that, great, l’m always looking for input on the best deals around.

rich v
rich v

How does selling them for $13 amazon credit work?

Sergio
Sergio

How do you do that? Any info will be much appreciated

ppsh
ppsh

No VGC no deal.

Preacher
Preacher

Intentionally didn’t go today, b/c of the last fiasco: Rebate not printing on the receipt the first few days of the promotion. Has anyone done the deal today yet, and actually had the rebate form print on the receipt?

Tom
Tom

Worked for me today.

BTW, I also bought 2 reams of paper ($1 each after rebate) using the $15 staples gift card I received from a previous promotion. The rebate on paper is a visa gift card.

I donate the paper to a local private school that provides a low cost education for families in need.

MN
MN

+1. Rebate printing normally

Beth
Beth

Rebate printed out normally on 2 of the usual Visa gift cards, and submitted fine–no “still being determined message”.
However a few hours after submitted I got an email saying it couldn’t be processed do to invalid SKU (here we go again!)
fortunately this was allegedly corrected via chat on the stapleseasyrebate page

Lily
Lily

Same here. Invalid UPC Number

Jan B
Jan B

Like the way you think! 🙂

VK
VK

They have run out of the $ 200 MCGC/VGC in my area; I guess too much of these back 2 back deals.

RightNYer
RightNYer

Does anyone’s Walmarts still accept these VGC’s for money orders?

Sergio
Sergio

The couple I frequent in central Maryland do but its YMMV. 1 of them ! have to hide the cards when I swipe and it helps that they have high counters so they really cant see over it. A associate at 1 of the stores warned me they have been scrutinizing swipe counts per transactions at the money center though and I noticed recently on the monitor after VGC swipe it says credit converted to debit. That might be tipping them off.

Tim
Tim

I have no problem exchanging VGC’s for MO’s at the two Walmarts in my area (MI). Meijers works best for unloading MCGC’s though they do have a $500 max per MO.

Tim
Tim

FWIW…Received email rejections on my two rebate submissions (Invalid UPC number). Apparently they made some adjustment to the promotion that caused a glitch. Was cleared up through chat discussion. Annoying..

TomJ
TomJ

I just talked to them via chat and they said that they corrected the problem. I also had the email rejection but when I checked my account, it looked fine. But, I contacted them to be sure.

Agree, it is annoying!

Mark
Mark

It was in fact a glitch and everyone’s accounts are corrected.

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