Staples Visa Gift Cards Online at Negative Cost
Yesterday I covered a great new negative cost Mastercard deal in stores at Safeway, Vons and a few other grocery chains. Well, if going into a store is too much for you, I have an amazing deal to tell you about. Right now Staples is selling $300 Visa gift cards online for less than face value.
Update: It seems the cards are now out of stock.
Receive a $10 instant discount on $300 Visa gift cards purchased online.
- Valid through 12/28/2015
- Limit 2 discounts per person/transaction (Staples has been known to shut down accounts for abusing coupons and placing multiple orders. It is possible to purchase in separate orders, but there is some risk.)
The discount is taken off instantly, so all you need to do is add 1 or 2 of the cards to your cart and you will see either $10 or $20 taken off. These cards normally cost $308.95 per $300, so with the discount the price per card is dropped to $298.95.
If you have a Chase Ink card then the deal is even better. Each $300 card purchased should generate 1,495 Ultimate Rewards points. These cards are issued by Metabank and should load easily to Bluebird/Serve at Walmart and Serve elsewhere. The pin is the last four digits of the card number.
About a month ago there briefly was an Amex Offer that could be loaded to accounts on the American Express website. If you were able to load that $20 off $100 offer, you could use it to purchase these cards without a fee and make ~$21 per transaction. My only worry with that is there are sometimes delays on shipping these online orders out. If Staples doesn’t charge your card until after January 1, then you may not receive the credit.
This is an amazing deal considering the 5X earning ability, the ease of liquidating the cards and the fact that you can purchase them online. For those reasons I don’t expect that this deal will make it through the day. If you are interested, I would suggest purchasing cards sooner rather than later. I know I already have. Happy shopping!