(Now Live) Staples Mastercard Fee Free Deal – Easy 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.

Update 6/27/22: New deal is now live.  Happy 5X’ing!

The Offer

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

Key Terms

  • Offer valid 6/26/22 – 7/2/22
  • 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.

Maximizing This Deal

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. This one is probably my favorite because you can easily spend $1,000 in one trip. Even though the Office Depot deals are slightly profitable I have more Staples locations around me and I’ll give up the small profit for the extra 3 cards per purchase.

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. Recently the US Bank Visa prepaid Debit with PIN are no longer working at my local Walmart for purchasing money orders. I clicked on your link “How To Liquidate Prepaid Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards” and it looks like the only option left might still work is the Metabank Mastercard prepaid debit with PIN? If so, can you direct me to a picture of what one of them looks like or how to tell from the packaging which one is from Metabank? I’ve tried just about everything I can think of to liquidate quickly these cards and it seems everything is a dead end now. I’ve tried Paypal, Venmo, and Moneygram all to no avail. I keep getting “transaction declined try again later” or something similar. I don’t understand the point of the prepaid gift card with PIN anymore if there’s nowhere to use one with a PIN that will be accepted. I’m willing to pay 2 or 3% fees as I am only doing this to meet minimum spend on a new card to get a bonus or if there is a 5% back offer that I can take advantage of to get more points.

    • Hello Buddy,
      The Mastercards that are sold at all staples around me are the ones you want. I can use them at WM for Bluebird reloads. I have been frustrated at WM for MO’s because it will take 3-4 tries to get a simple $200 gift card to go through. I use a local grocery store to liquidate gift cards into MO. My suggestion would be to get a Bluebird and liquidate into it if possible. Read the threads on how to use MC gift cards at WM.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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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