Staples Has a Profitable Online Deal for Mastercard Gift Cards

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Staples Has a Profitable Online Deal for Mastercard Gift Cards

Staples has a great promotion online with a discount on Mastercard gift cards. There’s a $5 instant savings that brings down the cost of the cards and mas them profitable when calculating credit card rewards and maybe cashback.

The Offer

Buy a $100 Mastercard Gift Cards for $101.95. Limit of 3 per account.

Link to offer

Key Terms

  • While Supplies Last. May Not Be Valid In Combination With Other Offers.
  • Offer Expires On 08/04/2018

Analysis

This is a good offer that gets even better when stacked with other savings or rewards. First you should try going through a shopping portal. RetailMeNot is offering $10 Cash Back for Online Purchases of $75+ Sitewide at Staples (HT: Doctor of Credit).

Then there’s the credit card rewards. The best option would be an American Express credit card with the 10% Staples Amex Offer. That would give you another $10 in savings. Otherwise, you can use a Chase Ink Plus/Cash credit card for 5X Utlimate Rewards points on Staples purchases.

Conclusion

This is a profitable deal that could get even better if RetailMeNot pays out on these purchases. Downsides are that only $100 denominations are discounted and you’re limited to 3 cards. You also need to make sure you can liquidate these gift cards. But even liquidating them on regular spending, would still make sense here.

HT: Frequent Miler

DDG
Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last two years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Chase ink cash does not give 5% for online order from Staples or OfficeMax.

    Just did last week and got only 1%. Called them and was told has to be in store.

    • James you would be the first contradictory DP that I have heard of that. Unless the item you bought went through a 3rd party seller etc.

  2. If you have a business AmEx, you can add the double points at Staples.com and the 10% cash back offers to the card. I bought the 3 cards limit for $305.85. I got the $30.58 rebate from AmEx, 611 MR points (since I use the MR points for airline tickets and get the 35% point rebate on my Plat Biz card that is worth about $8.24) and 4% cash back from Ebates ($12.23). So before the MR points, that is a $42.81 rebate on $305.85 gift cards. That is a 13.99 discount. I will take it.

  3. am still learning, but I can use my AMEX 10% card with Ebates 3% in store, right? At least the in-store on visa gc’s worked a few months ago & is about to pay out.

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