(Final Day!) $5 Discount on Visa Gift Cards at Staples

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Staples Visa 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. But with this new promotion, you can save $5.

RELATED: Don’t Forget There Is A Better Visa Gift Card Deal At Office Depot This Week 

The Offer

  • Save $5 when you buy a $200 Visa® Gift Card

Key Terms

  • Valid 12/16/18-12/22/18.
  • The Visa Gift Card is issued by MetaBank
  • Limit 1 per customer.
    • In the past people have been able to purchase more in multiple transactions.

You can find the full terms in the weekly ad

Maximizing This Deal

There seems to be a limit of 1 discounted purchase fee per transaction (who knows if that will be enforced) you may be able to purchase multiple in separate transactions.

Cards like the Chase Ink Cash, Ink Plus and American Express 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.

Liquidating Visa Gift Card

The Visa gift card is pin-enabled. The PIN number is usually the last four digits of the card number. You can utilize my previous liquidation strategy or simply use it for normal spend.

Conclusion

You can test it out with multiple Visa gift cards in same transactions, and hopefully it works again. The deal is not as good as previous ones where the activation fee was wiped out completely. You can to pay $1.95 for each $200 card, which still nets you some very cheap credit card rewards or profitable cash back.

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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