Staples Fee Free Mastercard Promo Coming: No Cost 5X Earning!

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Staples Mastercard Gift Card Deal

Staples sells a variety of Visa & Mastercard gift cards. Depending on the value (up to $200) the fee to purchase these can cost as much as $6.95. They do often run rebate promos on these cards, however the rebates are limited to one per household meaning it gets hard to scale up. Well, this week they are bringing back a different offer that waives the fee completely. Let’s take a look.

Updated 10/7/21

The Offer

  • No purchase fee when you buy a $200 Mastercard® Gift Card (up to 5)

Key Terms

  • Offer valid 10/10/21-10/18/21.
  • The Mastercard® Gift Card is issued by Metabank, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International.
  • Limit of 5 per person, per day

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


I always love when Staples brings back this offer. Most people probably prefer Visa gift cards, but this should also be useful to many. I actually prefer Mastercard myself, it is more useful in my area.

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

HT GC Galore

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. I have a lot of cards in my wallet, but not the one’s that you have mentioned in this article. Are there other cards that will pay out 5x for these gift cards? Thanks.

    • There are some business cards that will give 2X or 3X at office stores so if you have any business cards check those first.

  2. Would be helpful to know where exactly you can still load them to bb card. It stopped working at most of the Walmarts.

  3. I primarily use Visa and MC gift cards purchased from Staples to pay my utility bills, etc. as a credit card after registering them. Is it better or safer to use a PIN and use as a debit card?

  4. Be careful with the Mastercards. Unlike the Visa’s, these are very prone to having the money stolen from them due to the predictability of the numbers.

    If you buy them, liquidate them immediately.

  5. In Key Terms you have it listed as 1 per customer. However, you say there are no limits mentioned in the ad. Which is it officially?


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