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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.
- Staples will be offering fee-free Mastercard gift cards from 3/22/20 to 3/28/20
- Direct link to weekly ad (see page 5 of next week’s ad)
- Valid 3/22/20 to 3/28/20
- Valid in-store only
Poor timing on this one as I imagine that most of us aren’t interested in going out for an extra unnecessary trip to the store next week (and with many stores and shopping malls closing temporarily, it’s hard to know whether that will even be an option next week).
Note that Mastercard gift cards have been subject to a higher rate of problems than Visa gift cards. If you buy these, I recommend using them as soon as you can (probably another reason to pass on these). There was a time last year when these were auto-draining at some stores even though the purchase was declined at the register. That eventually got resolved, but it’s a headache that probably isn’t worth inheriting right now.
That said, if you’re buying, make 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 some stores enforce a limit of 1 per customer, this week’s ad doesn’t mention a limit. Some folks have success with multiple cards and/or multiple transactions. YMMV depending on city/store/cashier.
See our Current Visa and Mastercard Gift Card deals page for other currently-available deals.
This deal recently ran on the following dates:
Fee-free Visa Gift Cards
- 6/30/19 – 7/6/19
- 5/5/19 – 5/11/19
- 1/13/19 – 1/19/19
- 11/11/18 – 11/17/18
Fee-free Mastercard Gift Cards
H/T: Doctor of Credit
Last updated on March 28th, 2020