(Last Day) Earn 5X Ultimate Rewards Fee Free With Staples Visa Gift Card Deal

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Staples Mastercard Gift Card Deal

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. 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 10/1/22: This offer ends today.

The Offer

  • No purchase fee when you buy a $200 Visa® Gift Card

Key Terms

  • Offer valid 9/25/22 to 10/1/22
  • The Visa Gift Card is issued by MetaBank
  • Limit 8 per customer, per store, per day.

Maximizing This Deal

Cards like the Chase Ink PlusInk 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 these offers around regularly.  Hopefully Office Depot follows suite next week or we see another MasterCard gift card offer soon.

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

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. At my Staples, the manager said I could only buy $800 worth with one credit card but could buy another $800 with another card. Go figure!

    • It is weird how some stores are always stocked and others never have any. I think some hold them back during promos

  2. I was just able to load $200 MetaBank Visa GC per 1 swipe. YMMV but must depend on the technology at the Service Center terminal.

  3. $200 Visa GC still loading at $99/swipe at WMT. I was able to purchase a total of 10 cards with 5 cards processed each transaction. Manager on duty recognized me in a positive manner.

    • Two days in a row went to buy $400 and One of the Two would not activate.

      First time I wasn’t paying attention to the total and didn’t realize until I got home that yeah I walked out with 2 cards but then found out only One was activated.

      Then next day had to get the manager to activate the Second one before I left from Staples.. Not sure what was going on.

  4. Mark,
    Per a phone conversation, my Staples here in Texas says that the promo ended last week. I did not visit the store as it is a 70 mile round trip.

    • They extended it into this week. I was there a few times this week – I can confirm there is in fact a deal going on.

  5. Hi Mark, I went to my local staples for $200 Visa card and tried to pay with my Chase Ink business cards. The manager rung me up and said Staples is no longer accepting credit cards for payment. I had to pay with cash or debit card. I shook my head and said no that’s crazy….. I used my credit card before. He said they recently implemented this new policy and by paying with credit card it’s actually considered money laundering. I walked out without my $200 Visa card. 🙁

    Have u experienced this?

    • I have not but I know sometimes people run into a power hungry teller or manager that makes up things on the spot. I would try a different store next time or try to catch a different employee and see what they say. I doubt it is company wide or anything.


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