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Staples Deal Alert: Get a $20 Staples Gift Card When You Buy $300 or More In American Express Gift Cards

Starting 08/30/15 through 09/05/15,  Staples is offering a $20 Staples Gift card through Easy Rebate, when you make an in-store purchase of $300 or more in American Express gift cards.





A $100 gift card will incur $5.95 in fees and $200 gift card will incur a $6.95 fee. These gift cards can be used anywhere Amex cards are accepted. I suggest buying 2 X $200 Amex gift card and you would pay $13.90 in fees. If you have Chase Ink Plus credit card which offers 5X ultimate rewards at Office supply stores you could also earn 2068 points ($413.90 X 5).

There are many other business cards that offer decent return on office supply purchases. Unfortunately, there are not any 5X cashback options in personal credit cards for spend at office supply stores.



American Express gift cards cannot be liquidated though REDcard or Serve. You will have to spend these gift cards for regular purchases.

Use caution if you decide to take advantage of this offer, you are getting a $20 staples gift card, not a visa gift card.


  • I suggest hitting the stores as soon as possible, as the $200 cards tends to run out very soon. If you do not see the cards on the rack, do ask a store associate as there may be a few cards in the back .


  • If you are working towards any minimum spending requirements for a credit card sign up bonus. This could help you achieve your goal quickly without any fees.


  • You can submit the rebate through Easy Rebates, an easy online process. In my past experience, I have always had good success with these rebates. There is a limit of one rebate per household.


  • American Express gift cards cannot be unloaded via REDcard or Serve



Starting 08/30 through 09/05, you can get a $20 staples gift card when you make an in store purchase $300 or more in American Express gift cards. These is a limit of  1 rebate per household.

This promotion may be helpful if you are working towards any minimum spending requirements for a Credit card signup bonus.


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  1. bwiflyer

    August 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Can you buy Visa/MC gift card, with Amex GC, which is easier to unload with BB or Serve.

    • takeoffwithmiles

      August 28, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      You will have pay fees to purchase visa/MasterCard gift cards and there is a risk that few stores may refuse to sell gift cards when paying with gift cards.


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