(EXPIRED) Easy 5x: Staples fee-free $200 Mastercard gift cards next week

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Staples has released its weekly ad and this Sunday will be offering $200 Mastercard Gift Cards with no purchase fee. Note that this time there is a limit of one per customer or transaction.

The Deal

Key Details

  • Valid 4/21/19-4/27/19

Quick Thoughts

Note that Mastercard gift cards have been subject to a higher rate of fraudulent draining than Visa gift cards. If you buy these, I recommend using them as soon as you can.

That said, this is a great opportunity to generate some easy spend. Be sure you’re using a card that earns one of the best category bonuses at office supply stores. For example, with the Chase Ink Cash card, you’d earn 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points for each $200 Mastercard you buy. Alternatively, this could be an easy way to pick up spend towards a big spend bonus. While there is a limit of 1 per customer, some folks have success with multiple transactions. YMMV depending on city/store/cashier.

Overall, this looks like a nice deal, especially if you’re able to buy multiples in one store. Keep in mind that this week, Office Max / Office Depot is offering an instant discount of $15 on $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards, so that deal is even better.

See our Current Visa and Mastercard Gift Card deals page for other currently-available deals.

This deal recently ran on the following dates:

  • 3/24/19-3/30/19

H/T: GC Galore

Last updated on April 27th, 2019

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Francis

Do you think this would stack with AMEX offer of 10% off staples purchases?

Neil
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Neil

Add card to Dosh – 3% on Staples I believe (probably a $5 limit)

Beth
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Beth

I have a chase offer for 10% off Staples purchase. Will it work for gift card purchases?

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Mike
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Mike

“What’s more, the ad does not mention a limit per customer or transaction.”

Except the ad does specifically state “Limit 1 per customer”.

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Eric C

With $200 Meta MCGCs, do you still need to do the “Change Payment” method at WM? Or was that just a USB MCGC thing?

Bill
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That’s a MC thing at WMT. Always have a backup Visa ready because if you miss the button the first time, it won’t appear again.

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