Staples is giving away free money again! As I've written before, Staples seems to put out these deals cyclically, about once every couple of months. This deal is again for a $20 prepaid Visa card via Staple's Easy Rebate, with the purchase of $250 or more Visa Gift cards. I'm pretty much copying and pasting the info from my last Staples post below... yes, lazy.
- Offer valid 3/13/16 – 3/19/16. (See page 9 of weekly ad)
- In store only.
- Limit of one rebate per household.
MAXIMIZING THE DEAL
If you have a Chase Ink card (Plus or Cash), then you already know this -- you get 5x the points at Staples (or any other office supply store, for that matter). Any other mileage/points earning or cash back card works as well! Also, since it is one rebate per household, you can ask friends/family if they'll be ok with you using their info (name, email, address, etc.). Maybe throw them a buck or two? I am purchasing 5 separate 2 x $200 Visa Gift card orders, since I have 5 separate "households" I am applying the rebate to. Here is the cost breakdown (if you get more than one rebate, obviously the numbers increase per 2 x $200 Visa Gift Card purchased):
- Cost of gift cards + fees ($6.95/card): $413.90
- Rebate: $20
- Profit: $6.10
- If 2% cash back card used: extra $8.28
- If Chase Ink Card used: 2,070 Ultimate Rewards Points
- If other airlines cards are used, the number of points earned will depend on their point earning structure.
Always a no brainer from Staples! Since you're going to be spending money anyways, might as well make some money, while earning some points, amirightoramiright? My "go-to" Staples did institute a new policy of not selling over $1,000 in gift cards to one person, per day, at one time. So I do have to make 3 trips to get all 5 of my 2 x $200 gift cards. Oh well, I still come out on top!
*Have you ever taken advantage of any of these Staples deals?