Save 16% With the New Staples Gift Card Bonus Deal – But There’s A Catch!

This post may contain affiliate links; please read our advertiser disclosure for more information.

Staples Gift Card Bonus Deal

Staples Gift Card Bonus Deal

Cashstar is offering yet another bonus on the purchase of Staples gift cards. Through 12/20, if you purchase $100 in Staples eGift cards, they will gift you a free $20 Staple ePromo card. There is a limit of 2 ePromo cards per customer.

What’s The Catch

Staples Gift Card Bonus Deal

ePromo cards are not regular gift cards. They have an expiration date and thus you will lose the value if you don’t use them. In past promotions Cashstar sent these ePromo cards right away, but this one is slightly different.

The $20 ePromo card(s) will not be sent until 1/2/2015 and are valid until 1/31/15. This means that the bonus cards will not arrive in time for holiday shopping.

Is It Worth It

I personally purchased a $100 eGift card to both test if the ePromo card would come right away like with past promotions and because I have an upcoming purchase that I know I will be able to use it for.

If you have a use for these cards, then it works out to be a 16.7% discount in the grand scheme of things. If you are purchasing speculatively then this probably isn’t the greatest deal.

Keep in mind that these eGift cards are sold by Cashstar, meaning they don’t qualify for 5x points with Ink, but should earn 5% cash back with the Discover It’s 4th Quarter bonus.

Using Staples Gift Cards For Other Gift Cards

Staples Gift Card Bonus Deal

Staples sells a lot of gift cards and naturally a lot of people are interested in using Staples gift cards to purchase other gift cards. While this used to be possible online, the website was updated earlier this year to not allow it.

In-store, the official policy is to not accept Staples gift cards for the purchase of other gift cards. With that said, the registers will allow it, so if you can find a friendly cashier or one who isn’t aware of the policy then you may have success.

I have heard a few stories lately of Staples cracking down on this practice in-store, so I wouldn’t buy these gift cards with the hope of using them in-store to purchase other gift cards. While it is possible, I would say it is highly unlikely.

Conclusion

This is the third time Cashstar has run a promotion like this in the past month, but this is the highest bonus percentage with the lowest purchase requirement. $20 free money is a great thing if you will use it, just don’t forget about the expiration date!

HT: Frequent Miler

Shawn Coomerhttps://www.milestomemories.com
Since 2007 Shawn Coomer has been circling the globe with his family for pennies on the dollar. He uses that first-hand knowledge and experience to teach others how to achieve their travel dreams for the least amount of money possible.

More Like This

1 COMMENT

Responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Sponsored

  • MtM recommended tool to track & organize credit cards
  • Best card offers personalized for you
  • Track bonus deadlines, fee dates & 5/24 status
  • Full Travel Freely overview

Free Sign-Up

moomoo - 2 Free Stocks!

Brokerage app moomoo is offering 2 Free Stocks! Just open an account and fund with $500 to get your stocks! Super easy.
Grab your 2 free stocks now!
BoardingArea

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join thousands of MtM readers who are subscribed to receive a once daily email with all of our posts. Never miss out!

You have Successfully Subscribed!