Staples Gift Cards

This post is intended to be a resource for those looking to buy gift cards at Staples or Staples.com.  The table below shows each gift card currently offered by Staples, by type.  For each gift card, I’ve listed whether it is available in-store, or via staples.com (email and/or mail).  Visa and Amex gift cards have fees regardless of whether you buy in-store or online (Visa only online).  Physical gift cards sent by mail also usually have fees of $1.99 each.  Gift cards sent via email have no fees.

You can find this post, in the future, in the Gift Cards menu at the top of every Frequent Miler web page.

Please also see:

Gift Cards by Type in-store email mail
Entertainment & Books      
Amazon.com / Kindle Y    
AMC Theatres Y   Y
Barnes & Noble Y    
Blackhawk      Y
Fandango    Y Y
Gamestop  Y Y Y
Google Play Y    
Hulu Plus Y    
iTunes Y   Y
Kemah Boardwalk      Y
Regal Entertainment    Y Y
WeeWorld    Y Y
Xbox Y    
Misc      
American Express Y    
Frontier Secure    Y Y
FTD.com    Y  
Ghiradelli Chocolate Co.    Y Y
Jiffy Lube      Y
Krome    Y  
MasterCard Y    
Microsoft    Y  
Regis Salon      Y
Rockys Mountain Chocolates    Y  
Skype Y    
Southwest Airlines  Y Y Y
Spa Finder    Y Y
Stardoll    Y Y
Stubhub  Y Y  
Visa  Y   Y
Zwinky      Y
Phone      
AT&T Go Y    
Boost Mobile Y    
NetY0 Y    
payLo Y    
T-Mobile Y    
Tracfone Y    
Virgin Mobile Y    
Restaurant      
Applebees  Y Y Y
Aquarium Restaurants      Y
Babin’s Seafood      Y
BJS    Y  
Black Angus    Y Y
Bonefish      Y
Boston Market    Y Y
Brenner’s Steak House      Y
Brinker    Y Y
Buca Di Beppo    Y  
Buffalo Wild Wings  Y Y  
California Pizza Kitchen  Y Y Y
Carrabbas      Y
Chart House      Y
Cheesecake Factory Y    
Chili’s  Y Y Y
Cold Stone Creamery  Y Y Y
Cracker Barrel      Y
Crispers      Y
Dave n’ Busters    Y Y
Detriot Tigers      Y
Domino’s    Y Y
El Pollo Loco      Y
Flemmings      Y
Glory Days    Y Y
Golden Nugget      Y
Grotto and La Griglia      Y
IHop    Y Y
Izzy’s    Y Y
Jack n’ the Box      Y
Jason’s Deli      Y
K&W Cafeteria    Y  
Landry’s Brands      Y
Landry’s Seafood House      Y
Legal Sea Foods    Y Y
Logans Roadhouse    Y  
Macaroni Grill    Y Y
Maggiano’s  Y Y Y
Max and Erma’s    Y Y
Muer Restaurants      Y
Olive Garden Y    
Omaha Steaks    Y Y
On the Border      Y
Outback Steakhouse      Y
Panda Express    Y  
Panera Y    
Peohe’s      Y
Pesce      Y
PF Changs  Y Y Y
Rainforest Café      Y
Red Lobster Y    
Red Robin    Y Y
Roys      Y
Rubio’s      Y
Ruby Tuesday      Y
Saltgrass Steak House      Y
Simm’s Steak House      Y
Smash Burger      Y
Starbucks  Y   Y
Steak N Shake    Y  
Subway  Y   Y
Texas Roadhouse      Y
TGI Fridays    Y Y
The Cheesecake Factory    Y Y
The Counter      Y
The Crab House      Y
The Oceanaire      Y
The Spaghetti Warehouse      Y
T-Rex Cafe    Y Y
Uno’s Chicago Grill      Y
Vic & Anthony’s Steak House      Y
Willie G’s Seafood & Steak House      Y
Store      
Aeropostale  Y Y Y
American Eagle  Y Y Y
BabiesRUs Y    
Banana Republic    Y  
Bass Pro Shops  Y Y Y
Bath & Body Works Y    
Bed Bath & Beyond  Y   Y
Belk    Y Y
Boscov’s    Y Y
Build a Bear Workshop    Y Y
Catherines    Y Y
Claires      Y
Express      Y
Foot Locker      Y
Forever 2Y    Y Y
Gap Options    Y  
GAP    Y  
Golfsmith      Y
Guess    Y  
JC Penney  Y Y Y
Kmart    Y Y
Kohls  Y Y Y
Lands End    Y Y
Lane Bryant    Y Y
Lord and Taylor    Y Y
Lowe’s  Y Y Y
Macy’s Y    
Marshalls  Y   Y
Michaels      Y
Nike    Y Y
Nordstrom  Y   Y
Old Navy  Y Y  
Pacific Sunwear    Y  
Petco    Y Y
Pottery Barn Y    
REI      Y
Sears  Y Y Y
Sephora  Y Y Y
Sports Authority    Y  
Staples  Y   Y
Sunglass Hut    Y Y
The Home Depot  Y Y Y
TJ Maxx      Y
Toys R Us  Y Y  
Whole Foods  Y  

 

Last updated on September 29th, 2014

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Julian
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Julian

Hi Greg. I think you missed Amazon Kindle — I bought one of them at Staples in NYC yesterday.

FrequentMiler
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Good catch, thanks. Added.

Al
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Al

This is a great resource, thanks. It might be helpful to break out the visa cards by denomination to see a) the fees for each, and b) which ones can only be bought in store.

FrequentMiler
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Good suggestion, thanks

Dave
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Dave

My local Staples has Disney Music gift cards, which can be used at any Disney facility.

FrequentMiler
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Are those different from regular Disney gift cards?

JustSaying
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JustSaying

I think you should do a post showing me and I bought as a dummy with a miles earning credit card versus me after my MM makeover versus how Greg milks it……and any reader could be substituted for me……seems with portal bonus that it is always the first place to start……..

Sc
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Sc

Any idea how long the email gift cards takes to be sent?

Rob P
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Rob P

I wonder, too. MMS said it took 2-3 days to get SWA e-gift cards.

FrequentMiler
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In my experience they are usually emailed overnight or sometime the next day.

Grant
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Good list, but I think you are missing MasterCard gift cards, for in-store purchases.
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If you do purchase gift cards online, Gift Card Granny has a lot of Staples gift cards for 4-5% off (yes you can use Staples gift cards for gift card purchases online). You will be forgoing any 5x you might get with an Ink card, but it is better than nothing (http://www.giftcardgranny.com/store/staples/).
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Also, many shopping portals are available as well, offering up to an additional 5% cash back on orders (http://www.cashbackmonitor.com/Cashback-Store/Staples/).

FrequentMiler
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Thanks. Added MasterCard.

Nate
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Nate

Doing this too often (buying other GC online with Staples GC) will result in being ‘black-listed’ by Staples.com, many reports of it on SD over the years. They are generally slow to do so, but it will catch up to you.

airgypsy
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airgypsy

Greg, my local Staples has Gamestop gc’s in store.

FrequentMiler
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Thanks. Added.

Kate
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Kate

I guess I’m lucky. Except for the difficulty finding $200 Visa cards, my local Staples has many of the cards in store that are listed here as unavailable. Mostly, I’ve been looking to find Groupon cards again without success.

Pam
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Pam

My Staples has Whole Foods. Using the Ink card, I get 5x miles for buying groceries.

FrequentMiler
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Thanks. Just checking before I add it: are you sure the Whole Foods gift cards are at Staples rather than another office supply store? I’ve seen them at Office Depot, but not at my local Staples.

sam
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sam

my local 1 has them too. i just bought $225 worth of those using my ink bold + the visa edge

FrequentMiler
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Thanks. Added Whole Foods

Andrew
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Andrew

My Staples has Whole Foods, Albertsons, Vons. If only Trader Joe’s sold gift cards…

anon
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anon

Meijers only has $25 staples GCs. anyone know how many staples.com allowes per transaction or how to consolidate?

FrequentMiler
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Staples only allows 4 gift cards per online order. You can go through uPromise or ShopDiscover for 5% back and use four $25 gift cards plus a credit card to buy a physical Staples $100 gift card for $101.99. The portal cash back will more than make up for the fee.

anon
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anon

staples.com lets you use staples gift cards to buy staples gift cards?

Donna
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Donna

What do you mean by “Visa Online Only” in your following statement…
“Visa and Amex gift cards have fees regardless of whether you buy in-store or online (Visa only online).”??

FrequentMiler
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I meant that Visa gift cards are available online and in store, but Amex gift cards are only in-store

Jeff
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Jeff

A few questions about how to get the most out of staples gift cards.
1. Can you buy $200 gift card Home Depot via Ultimate Rewards portal to get x2 with your Ink x5?
2. Then make purchase via Ultimate Rewards portal at Home Depot x2 with gift card?

3. Can you use the $200 Home Depot gift card to purchase $50 Shell gift cards at Home Depot?

Thanks!

FrequentMiler
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1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No

oc
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oc

My staples in NJ has Whole food gift cards ($50)

Can you buy trader Joes gift cards at office stores or any other portals?

oc
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oc

Also, besides whole foods, in Orange County CA, does anyone know what other grocery cards can be bought? Love whole foods but can afford it…

JD
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JD

You have both Home Depot and The Home Depot. I think its yes across the board.

Nice work.

FrequentMiler
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Thanks. Fixed

MV
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MV

Anyone know of any NYC area staples that has whole foods gift cards??

Check two so far with no luck.

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George
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George

Does uPromise & ShopDiscover still give 5% Cash Back when buying Staples VISA Gift Cards online?

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Steve
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Steve

If I use my INK card to buy Lowes cards at staples.com, will I get 5x?

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Susan
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Susan

Can you use a Staples gift card to buy other non-prepaid gift cards, like iTunes, Amazon, Shell, etc.?

David L.
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David L.

I just tried to use a Staples eGC to buy a merchant GC on staples.com, but couldn’t make the page accept code. Guess that’s not possible?

ziffy
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ziffy

Can someone confirm that around August 2015, Staples has stopped to carry Amazon.com giftcard in their store? My local Staples doesn’t have it anymore. I asked several times on different occasions and the employees stating that they will not carry Amazon.com giftcard anymore among with other giftcard. So I’m assuming this apply to all Staples store then?

Larry
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Larry

Hi I was wondering if your able to purchase a prepaid Visa card with a store merchandise credit? Was looking online at other forums but haven’t been successfull in locating anything. Would be great if you were able to help . Thanks in advance.