Saturday - Aug 17, 2019

News You Can Use – $300 Visa Gift Cards at Staples; Barclays Hawaiian Airlines 50,000 Miles Offer, Targeted Amex Offer

Staples is now selling $300 visa gift cards online with a fee of $8.95 (3% of the gift card value).  This is better than the $6.95 fee charged for the $200 visa gift card, which is 3.5% of the face value.  You will come ahead, if you could purchase them with any of these business credit card that offers 5X return – Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink, Amex Simply Cash etc.. For now, $300 cards are not available in stores.


$300 Visa



Through Nov 30, 2015, You can get 50,000 bonus miles with Barclay’s Hawaiian Airlines credit card, when you spend $1,000 or more within 90 days. $89 Annual fee is not waived for the first year. This could be good option, if you are looking for an award ticket to Hawaii or flights between Hawaiian Islands.




Found this Amex offer this morning. This is certainly a targeted offer, but can be useful if you are planning to travel with Delta Airlines.

Get a one-time $100 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $500 or more on purchases made directly with Delta by 10/31/2015. See terms and conditions for details and exclusions.


Enrollment is limited. Offer available only to eligible US Card Members for purchases made directly with Delta as the merchant of record, such as (but not limited to) (i) flight reservations made via, phone, or at ticket counters, (ii) upgrades, miles, seat selection, change fees, bag fees, (iii) Delta Sky Club™ membership or passes, (iv) pre-purchased or in-flight meal purchases, (v) in-flight alcoholic beverages, (vi) audio headsets, movies, shows and video games accessed via Delta’s seatback in-flight entertainment on Delta-operated flights, and (vii) Delta Vacation® packages (but not other all-inclusive packages). The following do not count as qualifying purchases and are excluded from the offer: (i) in-flight wireless internet access, (ii) shows and movies accessed via a personal electronic device and associated services, (iii) SkyMall™ purchases, and (iv) charitable contributions. When you make a qualifying purchase in a foreign currency, the applicable statement credit will be credited in your local currency using the exchange rate at the date the statement credit is applied. Offer is non-transferable. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Only US-issued American Express® Cards are eligible for this offer. Limit 1 statement credit per American Express online account. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 10/31/2015, provided that American Express receives information from Delta about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from Delta until all items from your qualifying purchase have been provided/shipped by Delta. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with Delta. In addition, in most cases, you will not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if Delta uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: BVKH:0001



There are also a couple of other Amex offers as well.


Amex Offer



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