Staples VGC Deal PSA: Staples Is A Ship Without A Rudder This Week

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Staples VGC Deal PSA

Staples VGC Deal PSA: Staples Is A Ship Without A Rudder This Week

I wanted to do a quick PSA about the Staples Visa gift card deal we covered last week.  It was supposed to kick off yesterday, and I posted about that deal, plus the Office Depot deal, currently going on yesterday. In the comments of that article, and in our Facebook group, we heard of people having issues with the Visa gift cards at Staples.  The activation fee was not coming off and Staples said there wasn’t a Visa gift card deal.  Hmm…that is not what the ad clearly says:

Staples VGC Deal PSA

But most people were able to get the fee taken off of Mastercard gift cards.  So was the ad wrong or is Staples IT set up wrong? No one seems to know, not even the store managers. The last Staples deal was for Visa cards so it seems likely that the ad is actually wrong.

If you can use Mastercard gift cards I would just try to buy those for now. Double check the fee comes off before paying. If you got caught up in the Visa gift card snafu and were charged fees yesterday go back and show them the ad. They should refund you the fees since it is an advertised deal.

Maybe they will correct this in the next day or two, but probably not. So pay attention when checking out and be sure you are billed correctly before paying for anything.

Mark Ostermann
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  1. As others have said, corrected today.

    My theory is that it wasn’t Staple’s IT, (It was probably supposed to be MC this week as we’d expect given normal patterns).

    Probably an add misprint, (which Staples IT corrected with Blackhawk).

  2. It HAS been corrected, today, Monday. My brother got them in Knoxville and I just got them in Florida. They corrected the matter.

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