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.
This deal started yesterday on 8/16/20
- $5 off the fee when you buy a $200 Visa® Gift Card
- Valid 8/16/20–8/22/20.
- The Visa Gift Card is issued by MetaBank
- Limit 5 per customer.
You can find the full terms in the upcoming ad on page 8.
Maximizing This Deal
There’s a limit of 5 per customers. 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.
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.
It’s nice to see Staples bring back this offer, as many 5X sources have been drying up lately. Most people probably prefer Visa gift cards, so this is your opportunity to fill up your Ultimate Rewards accounts. This isn’t as good as the fee free sales but paying $1.95 for 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points (worth $15) is still a good deal. It is good to see the 5X limit happening more and more often too.