Get your office supply bonus cards out. Staples is once again offering fee-free Visa Gift Cards starting Sunday, July 10th and going through July 16th.

The Deal

  • Staples will waive the $6.95 activation fee when you buy a $200 Visa Gift Card from 7 7/10/22 to 7/16/22.
  • These are Meta bank-issued Visa cards that have become increasingly difficult for some to liquidate. Make sure you know what you’re going to do with them before you buy.

Key Terms

  • Limit 5 per customer per day
  • Some stores will allow you to purchase more on multiple transactions (YMMV)
  • In-store only

Quick Thoughts

This can be an easy point-generator for Ink Cash or Ink Plus cardholders (note that the Ink Plus is no longer available to new applicants).

In my case, my wife and I have 4 Ink Cash’s between us, so if we were going to a store, we could each pick up 5 fee-free $200 gift cards per store per day, earning 10K Ultimate Rewards in the process ($2000 in gift cards x 5 = 10,000 points). At some stores, they will allow us to buy $2K each by putting $1000 on each card, for a total of 20,000 Ultimate Rewards in one shot.

If you don’t have a Chase Ink Cash, see this post about why it’s my favorite no-annual fee card.

Overall, this is an easy way to generate some points without cost on this end of the deal if you’re going to Staples, remember that it’s in-store only.

Leave a Reply