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Staples will once again be offering fee-free $200 Visa Gift Cards starting Sunday, November 3, 2019 through Saturday, November 16, 2019. The ad states one per customer – YMMV as to whether or not a cashier will allow more than one.
- Staples will waive the $6.95 activation fee when you buy a $200 Visa Gift Card from 11/3/19 to 11/16/19
- Direct link to ad (see page 11)
- Limit 1 per customer (YMMV on whether or not your store will allow multiple)
- In-store only
This one is weird: the weekly ad for next week (see page 11 of the 11/3/19 ad) says that the Visa Gift Card promotion will run for two weeks this time. These promos normally only last for one week. It’s not clear whether Staples actually intends to offer the promo for two weeks this time around or it is simply a typo. If the deal actually is on for two weeks, that’s potentially great news as long as you have a store that doesn’t mind you making multiple stops during the promotion period.
While not as exciting as the days when these used to be offered as money-makers, this can nonetheless be an easy point-generator for Ink Cash or Ink Plus cardholders (note that the Ink Plus is no longer available to new applicants). The terms only officially allow for 1 offer per customer, though YMMV in terms of enforcement. In my case, my wife is an AU on my Ink Plus card, so I know we could at least pick up 2 offers per store, earning 2K Ultimate Rewards in the process (since it makes the most sense to each buy two $200 VGCs). That would make this an attractive enough deal if we were passing a couple of stores.
Overall, this is an easy way to generate some points without cost on this end of the deal. Remember that this does not start until Sunday and it is in-store only.
Other times this deal has run recently at Staples:
Fee-free Visa Gift Cards
- 9/1/19 = 9/7/19
- 8/4/19 – 8/10/19
- 1/13/19 – 1/19/19
Fee-free Mastercard Gift Cards
We have added this deal to our list of current Visa and Mastercard gift card deals.
Last updated on November 16th, 2019