(Now Live!) Staples Mastercard Instant Discount Deal – Free 5X Earning

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Staples Mastercard Gift Card Deal

For a long time Staples has run Visa and Mastercard mail-in rebate deals, but now they seem to have switched over to instant discounts. This coming week they have a Mastercard discount that may be of interest to some. Let’s take a look.

The Offer

  • Get $6.95 off when you purchase a $200 Mastercard gift card.

Key Terms

  • Valid March 28 to April 3, 2021.
  • The Mastercard® Gift Card is issued by Metabank, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International.
  • Limit of 5 per person, per day

You can find the full terms in the weekly ad on page 10.

Maximizing This Deal

There’s no limits mentions in the ad, so you should be able to purchase up to $2,000 in total per day. Cards like the Chase Ink Plus, Ink Cash and Amex SimplyCash Plus will all earn 5X/5% back on these purchases. I also assume you may be able to visit multiple stores and/or ask to do multiple transactions despite the terms, but that is obviously YMMV.

Spending the Mastercards

These Mastercards are PIN-enabled and should work anywhere Mastercard is accepted. I know people have had issues with these coding as debit cards at Walmart, but they do work at some places and can be run as credit if you are just using them to buy normal products.

For more info, see: How To Liquidate Prepaid Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards


In my opinion you can never get enough office supply store gift card deals. While this one isn’t as big of a blockbuster as some others, it still represents a solid way to get some spend and perhaps even earn 5X.

What do you think? Are you excited for this Staples Mastercard gift card deal? Let us know in the comments!

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. My ad says “no purchase fee” (which is $6.95), not $5 off. Also, why are all the previous comments from August 2018?

  2. The American Express Business credit card that has the 10% Staples Amex Offer may not apply to the purchase of Gift Cards. You may be rolling the dice by making a purchase. Gift Cards are not returnable/refundable.

    • I read the fine print only excludes gift cards in “bulk purchases”. This is probably some high level agreement to buy many gift cards per month and not any of us here.

  3. So far I have used the Staples %10 back Amex offers for third party gift cards. I wonder if using it for Mastercards would put one on the RAT radar.


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