Staples runs promotions every few months where they encourage customers to buy gift cards. Often, the bonus is a gift card that can only be spent at Staples, which can have limited value. This time, the bonus is a $20 Visa gift card that you can use anywhere! I’ll show you how to make money on this deal… regardless of which credit card you are using, or if you are paying in cash.
The Staples $20 Rebate Promotion
This is a limited time offer where you can receive a $20 Visa Gift Card through the mail when you buy at least $300 in Visa Gift Cards at Staples. This promotion runs October 23, 2016 through October 29, 2016, and you are limited to one rebate per household.
Rather than buying three $100 Visa gift cards, I bought one $100 and one $200 Visa gift card. The fees were $5.95 and $6.95, respectively, for a total of $12.90. This results in a profit of $7.10.
When you count the value of the 5x points I earned when using my Chase Ink Plus card. The 5x Ultimate Rewards points earned ($312.90 * 5x = 1,564 points) is worth at least $15.64 if you cashed them out at 100 UR points = $1, bringing your profit up to $22.74!
If I had bought three $100 Visa gift cards, the three fees would have been $17.85, making this deal far less profitable, but still worthwhile if you need to hit a minimum spend or if you have a card that earns 5x, like the Chase Ink Plus.
If you do not have the Chase Ink Plus, and would like to get one, we always appreciate it when you use our links to apply.
Make even more money with Amex Offers
Before you buy your gift cards at Staples, look at your American Express account to see what Amex Offers are available on your cards. Amex Offers often has “$25 off $100+” available on your Amex account. That would turn this deal into a $32+ money maker.
Submitting your $20 Visa gift card rebate
Step 1 – Submitting the rebate is very simple. Go to StaplesEasyRebate.com and choose where you bought your items.
Step 2 – I bought mine in store, so I clicked on “In a STORE” and entered the Staples Easy Rebate number from the bottom of my rebate redemption form.
Step 3 – Once you enter your Staples Easy Rebate number, then you’ll be asked to confirm your rebate reward. In this case, the rebate is a $20 Visa gift card.
Step 4 – At the next step, you’ll be asked to sign-in or create a Staples Easy Rebate account, if you haven’t already. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll confirm where your $20 Visa gift card will be sent.
Step 5 – Now that you’ve confirmed your address, all you need to do is print out your confirmation, staple your receipts, and wait for the $20 Visa gift card to arrive in the mail in 4-6 weeks. And you can use the $300 in Visa gift cards that you bought at whatever store you like, since there are no restrictions on those cards.
The Bald Thoughts
This is a very simple and easy money maker that becomes even more profitable if you have the right credit card. For the readers who don’t have a credit card or are looking to pay off debt, you can even participate in this money maker if you prefer to pay cash!
Good luck… and remember, this promotion expires on October 29, 2016. So, if you want to get your $20 Visa gift card, you need to hurry. Please write in the comments below if you are participating in this promotion. We’d love to hear about your experience with this promotion or similar promotions.