Staples Amex Offer – $20 Off $100 – Act Fast!

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.American Express has released a new publicly available Staples Amex Offer.

The Offer

Get a one-time $20 statement credit by using your connected Card to spend a minimum of $100+ in one or more transactions at Staples.com by 12/31/16.

Key Terms

  • Valid online only.
  • Valid only on US website.
  • Not valid on purchases shipped outside of the US.
  • Excludes Staples branded e-gift cards.
  • Excludes Quill, Smilemaker, Staples Business Advantage, Staples 4 Government, Staples Toner Services, Staples Technology Solutions, Staples Promotional Products, Staples Print Solutions, Copy and Printing Services, Staples Contract and Commercial, Staples App Center, Staples Industrial, Staples Book Rental, Staples Simplexity, Staples Share Fund, Coastwide Labs, Catalog and Staples Fundraising.

You can find the full details and terms here.

How to Load

This offer may be available on the Amex website. It can also be loaded by tweeting #AmexStaples from a linked account. In the past Staples Amex Offers have reached max redemptions very quickly so I would recommend loading this offer as soon as possible.

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  1. Hubby and I got it on all of our cards. Using the multi-tab method, I loaded the offer onto 4 of my cards. When I did the same to Hubby’s 4 cards, the last one gave me the message about already using the offer. I was pretty fast, but not fast enough. That’s the first time that happened in a very, very long time. Seven cards. Yay! Thank you for the head’s up, Shawn.

  2. humph…did the “multiple tabs trick”…added to 1 card..then went to next tab: “You are already enrolled in this offer.”

    that blows….perhaps the page wasn’t loaded quick enough…but the 2nd tab was first loaded page…..and added to the 2nd page I just loaded, first.

    • I just added it to my 17 accts/au’s accts. I have found that unless I open a different tab for each card AND open the available offers scrolling to the offer I want, I get what you said.

    • First, I would say add it via Twitter. This is much easier, and you can use Tweetdeck to tweet for all of your accounts at once. If you are not setup with twitter accounts for each card, you can go via the web by “unlinking” your card(s) from your online account (do this is card management), and create new individual accounts for each. Then the offer will appear on the individual card account (assuming it is still available).

  3. Did anyone make a purchase yet and get the “Congratulations!” email? I made a test purchase ($100 Target gift card) and haven’t seen the offer “Congrats” email yet.

    • I did 3 immediately this morning and got all 3 responses:
      “Great news! You just used your Amex Offer”

      I received these emails even before the Staples order confirmations!

  4. Has anyone strategized on the best way to take advantage of this offer if you have a lot of AMEX cards?

    First big question: does buying egift cards on staples.com trigger the AMEX rebate?

    Otherwise, all the store gift cards have a $1.99 fee online. So that makes the discount 18%. As we all know, holding gift cards generally sucks. Even at 20% off, they’re only worth buying for merchants that you regularly shop at, so you’ll use up the money relatively quickly.

    For the Visa gift cards, the $100s have that usurious $6.95 fee. Still, that’s a $13.05 “profit” for buying cash. But then you have a stinkin’ bunch of $100 gift cards to deal with. Cashing them out in money orders would be unpleasant, to say the least. But it’s hard to walk away from free money. I guess there’s no way to split tender on line to buy, say, $300s? Without split tender, I don’t see a lot of benefit in buying higher denomination Visa GCs because AMEX loyalty points aren’t worth a lot. Still, it seems like you might want to buy the $200s — which have the same $6.95 to earn another (say) 100 free SPG points. It’s not really harder to get rid of $200s than $100s if you go the money order route.

    One unusual gift card Staples offers is for Safeway. Saving 20% on groceries would be practical for many. Safeway is owned by Albertsons. Does anyone know if you can use Safeway GCs at other Albertson-owed supermarkets, like Acme and Shaws?

  5. Can I use my one enrolled Amex card to purchase two or more transactions online to get two or more $20 credit statements?

    Also, if I get one $200 or $300 VGC, would it be suspicious to load onto Bluebird, and then pay onto Amex card? Should I just use it for normal spend?

  6. Placed a couple orders Monday for email delivery. Staples is definitely taking their time. Yesterday the orders were saying “shipping November 24”. Today they say “shipping November 30”.

    This is still a good deal, but I actually want to use these gift card immediately, so it’s annoying. I believe they have always taken several days to ship these orders in the past.

    Anyone actually received an email delivery yet?

      • Yes. I ended up getting one order and half of the other order after I wrote this. It was two of the same card in the order but they only emailed one of the cards. Staples said the order was complete on their end and that I needed to contact Giftcardmall. I emailed and they said they will get back to me in 3 biz days.

  7. My experience is indicating this is a dodgy deal.

    I have the offer on 14 cards. I’ve placed 3 orders, all eventually were charged, none of them triggered the “Great news you used your offer!” emails and the orders have been pending for days and the Staples email says the cards will arrive 11/30.

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