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(EXPIRED) Staples: 10-15% Off Some Happy Gift Cards, Possibly Profitable Gift of College Deal

Staples Happy Gift Cards

Staples is currently selling three of the Happy gift card brands at a 10-15% discount on their website. That’s an OK deal, but the fact that Happy Teen gift cards are included could be of interest if you’re in the market for Gift of College gift cards. That’s because the Happy Teen gift cards could parlay into buying Gift of College cards at a small profit. The Deal Buy $50 Happy Teen gift card for…

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Best options for buying Gift of College gift cards (now at Target, but…)

Gift of College gift cards are now available at many more stores, including Target and Barnes & Noble. That said, those nationwide chains are not good options due to low maximum load amounts. Fortunately for those in the south and southwest United States, a number of grocery stores now carry these cards. Read below for details. Gift of College gift cards are available in-store and online. These gift cards can be a great way to…

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Toys R Us might be reborn…will they carry Gift of College?

Earlier, we reported about how Gift of College cards are available in some Barnes & Noble stores, but lamented the fact that they are only be available in $200 denominations. Toys R Us used to be the popular outlet to buy these cards as they carried the $500 increments and didn’t appear to have any cap as to how many you could buy. It was reported in the news today that Toys R Us might…

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Gift of College cards at Barnes & Noble, but not a deal

It has been reported in other places today that Gift of College gift cards are currently available in some Barnes & Noble stores. While that might sound like exciting news on the surface, Barnes & Noble only intends to carry the $200 denominations, which are not a good deal in most scenarios. A reader made us aware of this update on the Gift of College site early last month (H/T: Reader Seth). We then reached out to…

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Toys R Us no longer selling gift cards

If you haven’t yet heard, in light of the coming closure of all Toys R Us / Babies R Us stores, you can no longer buy gift cards at Toys R Us. As we reported yesterday, you can still redeem Toys R Us gift cards through April 13th (See: 30 days to use Toys R Us Gift Cards), but you can no longer buy new cards of any type. Unfortunately, this includes Gift of College gift cards.…

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Baby Rey has arrived, but is preparing for departure

A few months back, I mentioned that there was a big coming change in my life (See: Baby Reyes is on board and scheduled for arrival). Regular readers might have noted my absence from the blog for a few weeks recently — and I’m excited to announce that the much-anticipated arrival of Baby Rey came with only a minor delay (and it was a welcome one since I fell down a set of slushy stairs…

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Double-dipping college rewards

Double Dip

My son will be starting college in a few weeks, and I’ve been busy thinking about how to turn this event into more opportunities to earn points & miles.  We’ve already been earning miles while saving for college.  Can we earn while paying for college too?  I think we can.  Here’s the plan… Step 1: Earn rewards while saving for college Ever since Gift of College gift cards became available at Toys R Us stores,…

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Gift of College gift cards appearing in more stores

For those saving for college, helping others save for college, or paying off student loans, Gift of College gift cards are a way to do so with a rewards earning credit card.  If you load the card with the maximum $500, the $5.95 purchase fee amounts to 1.19%.  Since many credit cards offer substantially larger rewards, this can be a great way to earn points, miles, or cash back.  Full details can be found here:…

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Pay student loans or 529 plans with a credit card!

pay student loan

Gift of College gift cards are now available nationwide. This is great news for those saving for college or paying off college. Thanks to this new development, it is now possible to use a rewards-earning credit card to pay student loans or to save for college. In Store Availability As of November 7th 2016, Gift of College gift cards were expected to be available nationwide at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores. I…

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