Starting on Sunday 6/11/2017 through 6/17/17, Staples is offering a $20 Staples Gift Card via easy rebate when you purchase $300 or more in Amex gift cards. The $20 rebate will already give you a small profit, but when combined with one of the Chase Ink cards [5X Ultimate Rewards], Amex SimplyCash [5% back] or if you have the Staples Amex Offer the deal becomes much better.
The deal is valid in store only. You can only receive one rebate per household, so you might need the help of friends and relatives to use more than one address when you fill out the rebate forms online. You can see the ad here.
You’re limited to $2,000 in gift card purchases every day, including the fees.
Valid 6/11/17–6/17/17. In store only. Subject to availability. See gift cards for details, terms, conditions and (if applicable) fees. Limit one per household. All trademarks are property of their respective owners. Product may not be available in all states. Offer not valid in VT.
How To Get Rebate
If your purchase includes at least $300 in Amex gift cards during the promotion period, an additional rebate receipt will print out when the order is completed. The rebate information is also printed at the bottom of your regular receipt.
Save one of the receipts and fill out the rebate form online here, to receive your $20 Visa Gift Card. Choose ‘In a STORE’, enter the Easy Rebate ID from your receipt and then fill out your information on the next page. It will take a few weeks for the $20 Staples Gift Cards to arrive in the mail.
How to Maximize Profits
The best way to maximize the offer, would be to purchase two $200 AGCs for every transaction. The total cost will be $413.90 and you’ll already make a profit of $6.10 after the $20 rebate. But on top of that you will also receive 2,070 Chase UR points if you’re using your Chase Ink cards.
You could also purchase a $200 card and a $100 card to trigger the rebate. You would save $1 but you would lose out on 500 Ultimate Rewards points on the extra $100 in spend.
Using Staples Amex Offer
This time around you could do even better if you were targeted for this generous Amex Offer for Staples that is available till 6/15/17. This offer gives you 2,000 MR points or $20 on a purchase of $100 or more. So if you purchase $300 worth in Visa gift cards ($200+$100), it would cost $312.90 and you would make $7.10 after rebate and 2,313 MR points. If you have the Amex Offer on more than one card you can try doing a split payment and you’ll receive 4,313 MR points instead, for the same purchase.
This is not one of the best easy rebate deals, since you have to purchase Amex Gift Cards, which are the most difficult to deal with. On top of that the rebate comes in the form of a Staples gift card that can only be used at Staples. You can also use them to purchase other gift cards, but it will depend on the store.
This is a good opportunity though to use up your Amex Offers at Staples if you didn’t already do so during the last Visa Gift Card deal.