Posted by Chuck on August 6, 2017
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Published on August 6th, 2017 | by Chuck

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Staples: Get $20 Visa Rebate with $300 Visa Gift Card Purchase [8/6-8/12]

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The Offer

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  • Buy $300 in Visa gift cards and get a $20 Visa prepaid rebate via Staples Easy Rebates

The Fine Print

  • Valid Sunday 8/6 through Saturday 8/12 (starts this coming Sunday)
  • In-store only
  • Limit one rebate per household

Our Verdict

This is the best of the Staples deals since it’s $20 back as a Visa prepaid card, not a Staples gift card.

You can learn more about Staples Easy Rebates in this post. As always, be sure to use a credit card that earns bonus points for office supply stores.

A lot of people buy two $200 Visa gift cards to rack up more INK points. You can alternatively buy one $200 and one $100 if liquidation is hard/costly for you.

Hat tip to Slickdeals



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Steven L
Steven L

I hope it’s not a false alarm. Looks like it’s going to be the real deal since the deal starts on Sunday. I will verify first before I buy.

captainsave
captainsave

Its in the ad of its legit.

Yev
Yev

It’s in their weekly ad for next week.

shravan
shravan

I bought these during March promotion, would I still get the rebate if I purchase these again?

dgray
dgray

Who is the issuing bank for Staples Visa Gift cards? Metabank? Sunrise? Other? Thanks.

Russ B
Russ B

If the picture in the post is any indication, it’s Metabank.

dgray
dgray

Excellent – easy to work with Metabank cards. Fingers crossed.

AD
AD

“Easy” as in “you can buy MO at USPS, rather than trekking to Walmart”?

Dan
Dan

Is it possible to split payment between 2 cards?

HarryTheFirstHarryHandle
HarryTheFirstHarryHandle

ymmv based on cashier/manager. System allows it. I was told by a manager that up to 4 is ok including payment with Staples rebate cards. Any more and there would be problems activating the new visa.
At other store, they would not allow split payment. So ymmv.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Not sure why you would want to as the rebate is one per address.

Dan
Dan

2 card = 2 $20 Uber credits

William Charles

Is the GC exclusion not enforced?

Dan
Dan

I got credit for it yesterday, but all the offers disappeared for me today. So I may have been shut down

Esther Fasten
Esther Fasten

If u buy a visa gc u get a $20 uber credit? Sorry, I’m new here…

William Charles
DanV
DanV

I just bought $400 in Visa gift cards (along with a few dollars of other items) at Staples. I used a Chase Visa Ink card that I have as one of my Uber payment cards. Shortly after the purchase, I got a message from Uber that I received $20 in Uber credits (Staples is listed in the Uber app as 10% back, maximum $20 reward per purchase). I checked and the credit is in my Uber Payment menu as Uber credit. (Not sure how long this will keep working).

John S.
John S.

I did a split payment for $400 in GC with 2 cards that are on my Uber account. I didn’t get anything for those purchases yet but I did get $2.94 credit for my 3 packs of paper (29.37 before rebate). Looks like they closed down the GC deal.

William Charles

Interesting. Does it say excluding GC in your offers?

DanV
DanV

Yes, Uber terms for Visa Staples 10% deal says not valid for gift card purchases.

William Charles

Interesting it’s still working.

User1234
User1234

Does anyone know if this promo works in Canada with a US address?

David
David

Check the weekly ads of your local store.

Joshua Lapin
Joshua Lapin

Would it be worth it to get 600 in vgc with this offer? I understand the fees would be higher, but 5% off of my next $600 in purchases sounds really good.

CtownBin
CtownBin

It may or not be worth it, but the truth is you don’t need to include that third VGC as part of this offer. All you’d really be doing is buying a $200 VGC for $206.95, which you can do in a separate transaction anytime you like. It wouldn’t help to do that together with this offer.

Also, you should NOT be using these VGC for regular purchases. You lose the standard credit card protections on your purchases, as well as whatever rewards your credit card would earn you. Plus, what if you had to return something? Would be a royal pain. Instead, you should be cashing these VGC out via Bluebird/Serve or by buying a money order, and using a credit card for your everyday purchases.

Joshua Lapin
Joshua Lapin

Ctownbin, you’ve inspired me to look into money orders. I’ve done some research, and I’m a bit afraid of getting accused of structuring and/or getting my bank account shut down due to regular money orders. Could you point me in the right direction?

calwatch
calwatch

For the occasional volume of money orders you would do from a Staples deal, don’t worry about structuring. Flyertalk has good threads on money orders. Unfortunately this being Metabank they won’t work at the post office but will work many other places. Personally, I’ve always dumped sub $500 VGC/MCGC into Kiva and had no issues.

fiveoh
fiveoh

Can you explain how this work with Kiva? Isnt this lending money and you have to wait to get your cash back?

calwatch
calwatch

Yes, and? You make a loan and you get money back. Pretty simple. If you want to play the MO game you can but I hate getting shut down and driving from store to store, since I haven’t found the holy grail yet of a place that will sell MO without giving problems eventually, and if I find one I would prefer to spent $500’s there rather than lower denomination. Frequent Miler has a great section on Kiva.

StopTheLove
StopTheLove

Dont do what Frequent Miler does. You’ll be one of the moronic sheep following his limited herd

Josh L
Josh L

Could I buy 2×300 gift cards and get a single $600 money order that was funded from two different vgc? Pardon my being completely new to MO.

calwatch
calwatch

There’s no $300 GC so you would have to buy two $200 VGC, but could split payment assuming your local money order vendor allows you to do so.

sonia
sonia

i wasn’t aware you can use multiple addresses…. would the names, emails, computers, etc need to be different when claiming the rebate?

calwatch
calwatch

Names and emails, yes. Computers, no – I usually use the same browser for both submittals, although I don’t do them one after another. You could use a different browser if you wanted to be safe, though.

sonia
sonia

do you do them like the day after or something? I’ve read that staples cancels the rebates even though it’s done same/different day because of the same computer, but now im not too sure

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon

I’ve entered 4 in a row from the same computer and browser. Haven’t had an issue yet.

Handul
Handul

A cashier screwed it up and ran the same vgc twice making the second line item non activated (SKU number showed as some ineligible number).
They voided the second line item and ran the correct vgc on a separate transaction.
In this case, will mailing in both receipts and explaining situation work to get rebate?

RightNYer
RightNYer

I had that happen a few months ago, even after I told the idiot cashier that what she was doing was wrong (I watched her scan the same one twice). I submitted the rebate, was declined as expected, and called up Parago. I gave her the number of the other receipt, and she validated it for me, so no issues.

Handul
Handul

Thanks. Glad to hear that. I will do the same. Where do I get Parago phone number?

Jon
Jon

Probably safer to go back to the store and try to have them fix it so you get both on one receipt. I wouldn’t trust getting a rebate on 2 separate transactions. If you use a good card for office might just get buy more to be safe.

Handul
Handul

They simply said that there is no way to correct it. No way to return GC and redo the transaction.
Thanks for the tip. Buying new set can be a way.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon

I got my 4 sets of (2 x $200) today. Submitted all rebates online via easy rebates. Cashed out cards to Bluebird on the drive home from Staples.

Made $6.10 cash per set (x 4 = $24.40), plus 8278 ultimate rewards points, good for $124 in travel on my Sapphire Reserve. $150 isn’t too bad for 30 minutes of work.

I’ve done these offers multiple times, but the only place I find out about them is on this site, so as usual, thanks DoC!

Andrew
Andrew

How are you cashing out to bluebird? I’m getting this error:

We’re sorry, your card issuer declined this transaction. Please call the number on the back of your card for additional information.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon

Sounds like your Bluebird has been shut down by Amex but the only way to know for sure is to call customer service and ask why you couldn’t load the card.

Churnation
Churnation

How did you do 4 sets? Isnt it one rebate per mailing address?

Raj
Raj

Is it not once per household? Do you have the rebate mailed to different addresses under different name and email?

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon

You need different names and addresses. Mine goes to my house, my wife’s to a PO box, my brother and his wife do the same thing.

I’ve had success with this method at least twice now.

Raj
Raj

That’s great. Thanks for letting me know.

Handul
Handul

For 4 sets, do you pay with the same credit cards? I am thinking 2 sets but wasn’t sure if it is ok to use the same CC.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon

Yes, same CC. Have had no problems doing this in the past.

Lantean
Lantean

your BlueBird is still alive???
wow…

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon

I have 2 of them actually. The first has been open since January. The second I got a month ago but haven’t used it yet.

dan
dan

likely closed acct after 2 or 3 mos then reopened

JD
JD

Off topic but there is a targeted Groupon offer out today for a $20 Uber GC for just $10

chris p
chris p

this will stack nicely with the 10% back bank of America amerideal that I got. 10% back at staples to a max of $12.00

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Jan B
Jan B

My BOA TR didn’t register that Amerideal. Too bad. It would have made it worthwhile.

The last rebated Staples Visa I have was worth only $1.00, drained apparently. Not sure I want to risk it again.

SwellCindy
SwellCindy

OUCCHHH!! Trying to meet min spend on an Amex Gold, bought 6 $300 vgc @ Staples.com, now I see online that it lists as a vgc purchase under Staples.com charge. Will they deduct points for this? Does Staples always list product type under purchase? I was under the impression it would show as office supplies/equipment or s/t general like that. Also, I bought them as one transaction but on my acct on amex.com ea. gc is charged as seperate purchase. Am I missing s/t here? New to the ms game…

NinjaX
NinjaX

yes. u are missing something because you are new to the game. thats expected. but you should be reading way more before you do anything else. especially the FT shut down threads and Amex FR and clawbacks. i always recommend huge amounts of reading before doing anything because the risks are real.

amex is probably one of the most generous w/ merchant CC fee discounts when it comes to Level 3 Processing. data mining consumer purchasing behavior is key for any business. u will never even guess how much info merchants give to amex in exchange for cheaper processing fees. Amex knows everything. way more than what your online activity log tells you. but the details that you see should be enough warning.

you put $1800 on amex gold? which one? PRG? BRG? assume its the 75k MR bonus. either way, amex can see what you did and could clawback anytime if ur trying to hit MSR. you need to just be careful and put organic spend for MSR. especially for charge cards.

SwellCindy
SwellCindy

Ouch again. I put it on the BRG for 75k bonus. Need to reach 10k spend in 4 mo.Also, what does Amex FR mean?
Thanks for the heads-up & warning… Thought I was all well-read already ;( , didn’t see anywhere (forum/comments) that details of purchase shows so specifically.

NinjaX
NinjaX

well cindy, in this game, you can never read enough, but if you dont know about Amex FR yet and you bought 6 x $300 vgc @ Staples.com on a BRG charge card which amex looks at very closely then you def need to read more.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/saving-your-credit-cards-from-shutdown

at this point, just try to slow down and focus on organic spend for ur amex. esp charge cards. 3k/mo should be possible.

William Charles

It should be fine, but YMMV. Staples passes level three data.

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