Posted by William Charles on April 21, 2019
Manufactured Spending

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Staples: No Purchase Fee On $200 Mastercard Gift Cards (4/21-4/27)

Deal has expired, view more Staples deals by clicking here

The Offer

Direct link to offer (page 3)

  • Staples is offering no purchase fees on $200 Mastercard gift cards in store.

The Fine Print

  • Valid 4/21-4/27

Our Verdict

Make sure to use a card that earns at a high rate at office supply stores, there is also an amex offer. They printed limit one this time, unlike last time it was offered. 3% back in store via Dosh, not valid on gift cards but not enforced.



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Beefer
Beefer

Good morning Will. This really seals the deal. Shame dosh imposed the $5/dy limit

veeRob

So hard to get excited about this with the OD promotion this week.

Phh
Phh

What’s the OD promo?

Derek
Derek

Unless you only have one OD within 75 miles of you and it’s always picked over by hobbyists. ;0

Electroman

I hear you – around my place it’s the opposite – lots of OD/OM, and the pickings are usually good. However, it’s a 90-minute round trip to the nearest Staples.

Tall T
Tall T

I can’t image driving 90 minutes to do some MS unless it really scaled.

qmc
qmc

I might try to use this to be a destination to get on my bike and get 90 minutes of exercise (even driving it’s too far to bother)

Jeff H
Jeff H

That same week, Staples will accept just about any electronics for recycling without a fee. I have a printer that I will be taking in since it is burnt toast.

Nearest Staples is 50+ miles, so Dosh is not indicating participating in my home base area.

Hodor
Hodor

At least they’re Metas again. This time they remembered to put the purchase limit in the terms.

Ric
Ric

I hit hard OD promotion this week; however, it is a pain to liquidate them. My WM is enormous and open 24hrs. What I ended up doing was walking each cashier to cash out at least two cards by Cashier. They were all telling me that you can’t use GCs for BB, so I am still trying to liquidate the DE cards and I guess I’ll stop by this afternoon.

Nathan
Nathan

How would you recommend liquidating the DE? Nearby WMs don’t allow DE.

DB
DB

Try WMNM. It also doesn’t work for me at regular WM.

Ric
Ric

I do MO, they don’t know what I’m using to pay, the Cashier is blocked by the computer, so I ask for a MO and then swipe the card as a debit card, and then you put the Pin, usually the last 4 numbers on the card. This is Northern Virginia.

Luis
Luis

Hey Ric I’m in Nova can I ask you a couple questions? Where’s the best place to get in contact with you if so. The sterling WM is hard to use VGCs into a BB

Ric
Ric

Hey, Luis.
You go and ask to load your BB by the amount of your VGC, you swipe and put your pin. Don’t do tender payments, just walk around and do and repeat with different cashiers. It is the only way.

rediff
rediff

Anyone know if these can be loaded to Serve at FD ??

Superman
Superman
rediff
rediff

Thank you Superman

Bugsgrandma
Bugsgrandma

Yes they can. I’ve been loading them to Serve at FD and DG.

Jim
Jim

Bugsgrandma, thanks for the DP. Could you please specify which one, DE or GE works for loading to Serve at FD?

Abe
Abe

I liquidate FE GCs at Family Dollar. I tried liquidating GEs at Family Dollar once but transaction did not go through. I liquidate GEs at WM or WM neighborhood markets. I prefer WMNM

Jim
Jim

Abe, thanks for your DP.

Jen
Jen

Hello Abe,

Can you explain what FE and GE stand for? Also how do you liquidate it at Family Dollar and Walmart if you could explain?

Thank you in advance.

Abe
Abe

GE is Grocery Everywhere Giftcard

As for FE I keep thinking Fashion Everywhere but it is actually Style Everywhere Gift card so it should be abbreviated SE.

DB
DB

Abe just to reconfirm, you’ve tried Style Everywhere at FD and it works? I myself has tested the Grocery and it was declined, making me think that FD doesnt accept any of the Everywheres

Abe
Abe

DB. Yes Style Everywhere works I have liquidated many SEs @ FD over the last two years.

Mimi
Mimi

FE is fuel everywhere and ME is movies everywhere, both of which are difficult to drain for MS purposes.

DE, GE and SE all drained for me to load Serv at DG but not FD

Tom
Tom

Fuel Everywhere gc works to load serve at FD?

Abe
Abe

Style Everywhere (SE) works to load Serve @ FD

ND
ND

Can you split the payment to multiple cards in store?

Andrew D
Andrew D

Yes.

ND
ND

Thanks.

Barry
Barry

I hit the OM/OD deal hard this week. I wonder how much 5X spending I can do without having to endure the wrath of Chase? All of the spend on my Ink Cash card is 5X.

potatoslayer
potatoslayer

I went to ODthis week and they had nothing about the promotion

juicyjosh
juicyjosh

My Staples didn’t either. Accidentally went yesterday and they had the vgc info posted for a promo that expired 2 weeks ago. Good thing we have doc 😉 As long as you know the deal, it works.

Information Booth
Information Booth

Don’t forget the AMEX offer on Biz cards for 10% cash back at Staples… John 3:16

Eric C.
Eric C.

Since the MC’s are from MB, does this mean at WM you will need to do the “Change Payment” workaround unlike USB MCs?

Jeremy
Jeremy

Correct

Eric C.
Eric C.

Thanks for the info. UGH…so I guess its not based on the bank but the way MCGCs are coded in the WM system. Was hoping it was a USB MCGC thing.

Abe
Abe

+1

bax
bax

Like the its retail stores, Staples Office of The President is staffed by illiterate morons too. I have a copy of their ban letter as proof, which I may post on a website making [further] fun of them.

Shalom
Shalom

Is this only In-Store or can I get this deal online? Thanks.

Jeremy
Jeremy

in store only

Derek
Derek

Can these Meta MC work to load Serve at DG?

Ben
Ben

They do

Derek
Derek

Thanks! Do I need to do anything different? or do I just swipe, then enter PIN? I know at Walmart, Meta MGC needs you to change payment type quick which never works at my store. I’ve never done Meta MGC at DG before…. thanks!

Mimi
Mimi

When I loaded them recently to my Serv and BB at WM, there was no prompt for PIN, right after swiping them and pressing no CB, I was pleasantly surprise it didn’t go to PIN screen. You can try but keep YMMV in mind. It may or may not ask for PIN but the chances of getting drained w/o issue is very high as long as you don’t do split tender and know the change payment trick.

stan dav
stan dav

Yes

Mike
Mike

We dont have any staples in town. (Which is actually kind of strange since I live in st louis which is a fairly large city) Any idea if the no fee ever comes up for online as well? Been sitting on my amex offer on my business card but I’m guessing it’s probably a promotion designed to get you in the store and will never work online.

Pat
Pat

Yeah, these are always in store. Occasionally they’ll have an online no fee for $100 MGC.

qmc
qmc
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