Staples Visa Gift Card Deal May 2015
Staples is bringing back their negative cost Visa gift card deal. While the deal varies slightly every time they offer it, this time they are giving a $20 prepaid Visa card via rebate with the purchase of $300 or more in Visa gift cards.
- In store only.
- Offer is good from Sunday 5/24/15 through Saturday 5/30/15.
- Limit of one rebate per household.
How to Maximize
This deal is best utilized if you have a 5x earning card such as the Chase Ink or Amex SimplyCash. I normally purchase 2 x $200 Visa gift cards with my Ink which works out like this:
- Cost: $413.90
- Minus Rebate: $20
- Final Cost: -$6.10
- UR Points Earned: 2,070
Staples has started to replace the $200 Metabank cards that come in a yellow package with new purple cards. All reports are that these new purple packaged cards work exactly the same when loading to Bluebird/Serve/REDcard. As always with Metabank issued cards, the last four digits of the card number is the pin.
Liquidate the Rebate Visa Card & Strategy
This rebate comes in the form of a Visa gift card which unfortunately doesn’t have a pin number. I haven’t really found any good ways to liquidate these other than to use them for normal purchases. Also, there is a limit of one rebate per household, but you can always consider recruiting friends/family to help out.
I am glad that Staples continues to have these deals with regularity. While this isn’t quite the score that the recent Office Depot/Officemax deal was, it does provide a fee-free way to generate valuable points with little hassle.
HT: Frequent Miler