Posted by Chuck on September 3, 2017
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Published on September 3rd, 2017 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Staples: Buy $300 in Visa or Mastercard Gift Cards and get $15 *Visa* Prepaid Card [9/3-9/9]

Update: Now live. Seems like this rebate will come as a $15 prepaid Visa card, as per the rebate form (search Blackhawk) as well as a picture from the store (shown below). That’s different than what’s advertised in the circular that it’ll come as a Staples gift card.

The Offer

Direct Link

  • 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 9/3/17 – 9/9/17 (starts Sunday, 9/3)
  • Limit one per household
  • In-store only

Our Verdict

You guys know what to do. Interesting that they made this one valid on both Visa and Mastercards, I don’t recall that happening before.

Hat tip to Dansdeals



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Fiveoh
Fiveoh

Boo staples reward card instead of visa. Thanks for the heads up tho.

Anse
Anse

What we need to do is to avoid this type of deal. If a lot of people use this promotion, then we will rarely see $20 visa again. I only buy visa or mc gift cards if staples give $20 in visa or staples gc rewards.

Harry
Harry

Good point!

Joe W
Joe W

Staple reward visa can be used toward future online visa GC purchase on staples.com, am i right?

Joe W
Joe W

Nvm.. i misread. It’s Staples GC. Damn…

Vivian
Vivian

No. Staples GC can’t be used on staples.com. It’s kinda ridiculous. But you can use it in store (but might subject to cashiers)

Lantean
Lantean

huh?
of course you can use Staples gift cards on their own website… where are you getting your information?

Audrey Fisch
Audrey Fisch

To buy visa gc they meant I think.

Paul
Paul

No. One of the big shortcomings of Staples.com is that it does NOT support payment by Staples GC. You can only spend Staples GCs in-store.

Lantean
Lantean

@Paul

Stop spreading misinformation here… what do you get out of it???

CtownBin
CtownBin

Huh, this is strange. Usually, when you buy Visas, the rebate is a Visa GC, and when you buy MC, you get a Staples GC. The fact that they combined the 2 and are giving Staples GC gives me a bad feeling they may be moving away from giving Visa GCs as rebates. Hope not!

Max
Max

I had the exact same feeling. Bad vibe here.

Lantean
Lantean

yes, this is the first time we see this… i wonder what Staples is thinking here, if it’s a permanent move or they are just testing waters.

i will not be buying this

HardTacoKit
HardTacoKit

Is this one valid in Vermont. The one this week is NOT valid in Vermont.

dave
dave

C’mon OD what are you waiting on?

AD
AD

Can I use the Staples gift card towards an in store Visa gift card purchase?

chaseaholic
chaseaholic

90%+ sure answer is NO.

was recently changed similar to Target so before where it was up to you sweet talking the CSR, now it’s just a hard coded NO :/

Harry
Harry

No, 100% No.

Chaser123
Chaser123

wrong – not hardcoded. Gift card work for me this week to purchase Mastercard gift card.

Joe
Joe

In the past I exclusively used the Visa deals where you received a rebate Visa GC too.
Need to get to some min spend requirements now though.

Question:
what is the best way to liquidate the Staples GC you receive (without actually buying office products, duh)…?

TIA

Lantean
Lantean

actually the best way to liquidate Staples gift cards is buying FASER office products… mostly paper.

Chris
Chris

Can use Saveya to sell it immediately. I think you’ll get back like 12+ bucks for a $15 GC.

I haven’t used Saveya but have seen some mixed reviews. I’m sure Doc in his infinite of wisdom has a review/commentary on here

Tom
Tom

Okay, just an idea….why not buy paper at Staples with the gift card when they run a rebate deal? I think I recently only paid 25 cents for ream of paper after the rebate. I think tax has to be factored in as well but still seems to be a GREAT idea and get most of the cash back.

Ron
Ron

I liquidate the in-store Staples gift card by donating them to the kids’ schools for the teachers to buy supplies and items for the classroom.

DK
DK

not the worst liquidation plan I’ve ever heard!

Adam
Adam

Working in education, thank you!

Guy Bucktastik
Guy Bucktastik

Is that tax-deductqble, donated school supplies?

RightNYer
RightNYer

Given that Staples matches Amazon.com prices, I don’t have a hard time using these.

JT27MP
JT27MP

What do you pricematch from amazon.com?
Tissues & Toilet paper?

Albert H
Albert H

Is this a weekly thing now? haha.

LK
LK

They have done this combo rebate before, usually around holidays

Gerald
Gerald

You can liquidate Staples gift cards online for 83%, so a $15 card will get you $12.45. Since the fee on two $200 cards is $13.90, you’ll get 2069 UR points for $1.45, or about 0.07 cents each.

James
James

Is the rebate a Staples gift card or Staples Visa gift card? The ad and the actual rebate link are different

Max
Max

Ad and in store sign at my store says staples gift card, but the rebate printed out and says visa. Hurray!

ppsh
ppsh

Stacking with BOA 10% cashback which expires on 9/23 for me. Did split tender, putting $110 on BOA personal CC (only $11 back, max) and the rest on BOA Biz CC (only 3%; way over 5/24 for CSR/CSP and don’t want to burn an HP for the targeted Amex Blue Biz Plus which has a $200 statement credit after $3k spend).

Fiby

Damn I have this offer and forgot about it! Hopefully there will be another good deal at Staples before it ends

Thanks for the reminder!

Information Booth
Information Booth

OK, something weird happened today. Went into Staples to buy GC’s and noticed the sign said $15 rebate, but also said it is a $20 savings. Inquired as to what that meant and nobody in store could figure it out. GM will call with answer tomorrow. Will post with answer.

Chris
Chris

Has anyone sent in the rebate on this? Has it been linking to Staples GC or a Visa GC? Just looking for a DP. Thanks!

Lantean
Lantean

don’t send it in… submit online

BILL
BILL

Today, purchased $400 total Visa gift cards and filed easy rebate online. Definitely showed $15 Visa rebate gift card – “Get a $15 Staples Easy Rebates Visa Prepaid Card.”

Emily
Emily

Confirming the same thing – I bought $400 in Visa gift cards and submitted my rebate online. It says “Get a $15 Staples Easy Rebates Visa Prepaid Card”

JASON
JASON

Hello DOC, is the title misleading? Says VISA but clicked on the link it points out it’s the staple gift card not the VISA we know about.

Tom
Tom

Jason, read the two posts above yours and you will understand that this was advertised as a Staples GC but the rebate says it is a Visa gift card. That is why DOC said: *VISA*

ppd
ppd

Rebate GC in the mail already.

Kumar
Kumar

Anyone in Morristown NJ area, know areas to liquidate VISA gift cards. Walmarts around me are asking for the card when I ask for money order and one stop & shop grocery store too. Appreciate if anyone can help in NJ area where to liquidate them.

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