Staples Mastercard Deal March 2015
Through Saturday Staples is running a promotion offering a $20 Visa gift card via Easy Rebate with the purchase of $250 or more in Visa gift cards. These deals are popular because cards purchased can be loaded to Bluebird/Serve or REDbird and the purchase earns 5X Ultimate Rewards points with a Chase Ink card.
Starting Sunday, Staples is rolling out another equally as lucrative deal, although this time it is with Mastercard gift cards. There are a few minor differences between the deals, but overall the result works out to be the same. You can make money and a nice chunk of points.
Purchase $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards from 3/22/15 through 3/28/15 and receive a $20 Staples gift card via easy rebate.
You will notice the rebate on this one comes in the form of a Staples gift card, instead of a Visa gift card like this week’s deal. Just like with all of the other Staples gift card deals, the rebate offer is one per household.
Math & Strategies
In my post from last week I broke down the best strategies and the math for the Visa deal. Since the math works out the same for this week’s deal as well, head over there for more analysis. In short, I believe the best strategy will be to buy 2 of the $200 cards.
I look forward to deals like these to pad my Ultimate Rewards balance. Since they generally only come around every couple of months, it is nice to see Staples running similar promotions on back to back weeks. Enjoy!