(EXPIRED) Easy 5x: Fee-free Visa Gift Cards at Staples next week

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Staples will be offering fee-free $200 Visa Gift Cards starting Sunday, May 5, 2019 through Saturday, May 11, 2019. The ad states one per customer – YMMV as to whether or not a cashier will allow more than one purchase.

The Deal

  • Staples will waive the $6.95 activation fee when you buy a $200 Visa Gift Card from 5/5/19 to 5/11/19
  • Direct link to ad (see page 8)

Key Terms

  • Limit 1 per customer (YMMV on whether or not your store will allow multiple)
  • In-store only

Quick Thoughts

This can nonetheless be an easy point-generator for Ink Cash or Ink Plus cardholders (note the Ink Plus is no longer available to new applicants). Note that the terms only allow for 1 per customer. In my case, my wife is an AU on my Ink Plus card, so I know we could at least pick up 2 per store, earning 2K Ultimate Rewards in the process. 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

  • 1/13/19 – 1/19/19
  • 11/11/18-11/17/18

Fee-free Mastercard Gift Cards

  • 4/21/19-4/27/19
  • 3/24/19-3/30/19

We have added this deal to our list of current Visa and Mastercard gift card deals.

H/T: GC Galore

Last updated on May 11th, 2019

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Lab Rat
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Lab Rat

The cashier was clueless and let me buy 5. Woo hoo!

I think. I’ve never used my Ink Business Cash card to buy gift cards before. Are we absolutely sure it’ll get coded as a purchase worth 5x, and not a cash advance?

Bob
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Bob

So if cashier let’s me buy 2 in 1 transaction, will the system waive the activation fee on both?

Amy X N
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Amy X N

I have the Chase Ink Business preferred…Does the 5x not work for this card? 🙁

Ed. C
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Ed. C

Got shut down at my local Staples today. Managed to get $2,000 of VGC’s every day this week until today. Hard limit of 1 per HOUSEHOLD is now being enforced. Have to see what happens when my wife tries after she gets off work if she manages to get more than one.

Frank Doyle
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Frank Doyle

How on earth would they know you and her live together?!

Ed. C
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Ed. C

I was saying that she was going to see if she could get 5 cards – she couldn’t. Only allowed one. The “per HOUSEHOLD” was on the signage at the display.

However, I went back to the same store this morning and and had no problems buying 5. Different cashier and different manager on duty.

Blaine
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Blaine

Trying to make my spend on my AMEX Bonvoy card. My staples will let us buy 10 each day. Will I have any problems using my AMEX? Today is the last day for me to do this, would love a quick reply if anyone knows anything about AMEX cards.

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