Posted by William Charles on October 8, 2015
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Published on October 8th, 2015 | by William Charles

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Staples Now Selling $300 Visa Gift Cards Online With $8.95 In Fees

Staples.com is now selling $300 Visa gift cards online, the card comes with the following fees:

  • $7.95 in purchase fees
  • $1 in shipping/handling fees

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I don’t know of any way to get the $1 shipping fee removed, so it’s basically just a fee of $8.95. Let’s look at your cost per point compared to the $100 and $200 cards, assuming you’re using a card that earns 5x at Office Supply Stores.

  • $100 gift card costs $6.95 in fees and will earn 534.75 points or a cost of 1.30¢ per point
  • $200 gift card costs $6.95 in fees and will earn 1034.75 points or a cost of 0.671¢ per point
  • $300 gift card costs $8.95 in fees an will earn 1544.75 points or 0.579¢ per point

The fee on the $300 card is basically 3% of the card value compared to 3.5% on the $200 cards. This is awesome news for anybody that manufactured spends at Staples.

Hat tip to tjak on Dans Deals Forums



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Grant

This is epic. I just ordered 6 x $300 VGCs 🙂

SARATH
SARATH

which card do you have? usually which cards have ‘5x at Office Supply Stores?’

Chuck

Chase INK. Amex has a card too.

Mark O
Mark O

Can you use this for the $20 rebate?

Vincent
Vincent

I believe the $20 rebate is for Mastercard GCs not Visa

Mike
Mike

I’m not holding my breath but I’m hoping they start carrying this in store too. I almost never buy these online since my local store lets me use the rebate gift cards for gift card purchases.

The Man
The Man

Staples GC or Staples Visa GC?

Mike
Mike

Both. The register isn’t hard coded against either of them.

James
James

Are these these particular VGC’s loadable at Walmart via Serve?

Jaime Moore
Jaime Moore

Any idea which portals payout on gc purchases at staples?

dani
dani

Upromise

Dave
Dave

Are all the portals for VGC purchases at staples.com still dead?

Mike
Mike

Yes, and not just VGC. I haven’t gotten a payout from a portal on a third party GC purchase from staples.com since late May. They track but they track at $0.

Eric
Eric

Yes…why would that suddenly return?

Alex
Alex

How would you liquidate these? Through bluebird or serve?
Thank you.

LiteSalt
LiteSalt

I usually get $1,800 per order, so given the option of $12 savings per order and three fewer cards to deal with – SIGN ME UP!

Dan
Dan

Hope a rebate will be offered soon for the VGCs purchase

LK
LK

pretty sure the $100 Visas sell for $5.95 not 6.95

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