(EXPIRED) Staples: $100 Mastercards With No Activation Fee (Limit 3)

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Staples has launched a new online deal and is selling $100 Mastercard gift cards with no activation fee. However, you might need a Staples Plus membership in order to get this discount.

Staples Mastercard

The Deal

  • Buy $100 Mastercard gift cards from Staples.com with no activation fee.
  • Direct link.

Key Terms

  • Expires August 25, 2018.
  • Limit 3.

Quick Thoughts

These cards usually come with a $6.95 activation fee, so this deal will save you almost $21 if you max it out.

It’s listed as a Staples Plus deal which – in theory – means you need to pay for Staples Plus membership ($49) in order to take advantage of this deal. That wasn’t necessary the last time they ran a somewhat similar deal though as it was open to anyone.

I’m not entirely certain how this deal will work though. When adding three gift cards to my shopping cart, it shows the total as $300 in the top section, but $320.85 in the section below:

Staples Mastercard Deal Or No Deal.
Deal or no deal?

Clicking through to checkout also shows the total as $320.85. That might mean that Staples Plus membership is required. Having said that, Staples gift card deals can sometimes act goofy for the first few hours after being launched. For example, the code for a Domino’s eGC deal didn’t work for several hours after going live back in March, so that might be the case here too.

I wanted to get this deal out ASAP though seeing as if it does work without Staples Plus membership, it’ll likely sell out quickly.

Paying with an Ink Cash or old Ink Plus card will earn you 5x / 5% on the transaction. Even better, use the 10% Staples Amex Offer to make this a $30 moneymaker. There’s another Staples Amex Offer for $5 off $25, but an Ink Card or the 10% Amex Offer will earn you a better return than only saving $5.

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