Sleep Cheap(er): 20% off gift cards + 5x at Staples Staples

This week, Staples is offering $10 off when purchasing a $50 gift card.

The Deal

  • $10 off when you buy a $50 gift card

Key Terms

  • In-store only
  • Valid 3/26-4/1

Bottom Line

This can be a great way to save a few bucks and earn 5x on a card like the Chase Ink Plus that earns 5x at office supply stores. Note that almost all shopping portals state that cash back will not apply to hotel stays paid for with credit, so using your gift card will forgo your opportunity to earn about 7% back on stays. Also note that your Staples location may or may not stock gift cards, so YMMV. Finally, remember that most hotel chains will not honor status benefits or give elite credit for stays booked through 3rd parties like Still, at a 13% net discount plus the ability to earn 5x with the right credit card makes this a solid deal if you can find the cards.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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The way I look at this (using a 5x card), you’re paying $38 for $50 worth. The real savings is 24%. It’d be icing on the cake to get the 7% cash back was included. Without the gift card, I’m thinking 3x on travel card + 7% cash back would only get us to 10% off.


My Austin, TX, Staples store has AirBnB cards, but no cards. Their printed flyer does not list a sale of any GCs. The cashiers don’t remember ever seeing GCs. Bummer!


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Do you need a coupon to get the $10 off? I called my local staples who had the card in stock but is not aware of the discount. 🙁