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

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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 five per customer per day this time, which is not the norm.

The Deal

  • Staples will be offering fee-free Mastercard gift cards from 7/19/20 to 7/25/20
  • Direct link to weekly ad (see page 12 of next week’s ad)

Key Details

  • Valid 7/19/20 to 7/25/20
  • Valid in-store only
  • Limit of 5 per customer per day

Quick Thoughts

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 (might just be worth giving this deal a pass). 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. If you can buy 5 at a time, that’s potentially 5,000 points per day. Alternatively, this could be an easy way to pick up spend towards a big spend bonus. Note that there is usually a limit of 1 per customer, this week’s ad states 5 per customer per day. I’ve never had trouble buying multiple at the stores I frequent, but in areas where enforcement of 1 per customer on past deals has been strict, I could imagine some pushback on the terms (you may want to have a copy of the ad handy).

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

  • 6/7/20 – 6/13/20
  • 2/23/20 – 2/29/20
  • 1/12/20-1/19/20
  • 12/15/19-12/21/19
  • 11/3/19 – 11/16/19
  • 9/29/19-10/5/19
  • 9/1/19-9/7/19
  • 8/4/19-8/10-19
  • 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

  • 6/14/20-6/20-20
  • 3/22/20-3/28/20
  • 10/20/19-10/26/19
  • 7/21/19-7/27/19
  • 4/21/19-4/27/19
  • 3/24/19-3/30/19

H/T: GC Galore

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