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Staples has released its weekly ad and this Sunday will be offering $200 Mastercard Gift Cards with no purchase fee. Note that the limit of five per customer per day stands.
- Staples will be offering fee-free Mastercard gift cards from Sunday, 10/10/21 to Saturday, 10/16/21
- Direct link to weekly ad (see page 1 of next week’s ad)
- Valid 10/10/21 to 10/16/21
- Valid in-store only
- Limit of 5 per customer per day
Note that Mastercard gift cards have been subject to a higher rate of problems than Visa gift cards in the past. I haven’t kept up with recent data points on that, but if you buy these, I recommend using them as soon as you can. There was a time last year when these were auto-draining at some stores even though the purchase was declined at the register. That eventually got resolved, but it was a headache for those involved.
That said, if you’re buying, make sure you’re using a card that earns one of the best category bonuses at office supply stores. For example, with the Chase Ink Cash card, you’d earn 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points for each $200 Mastercard you buy. If you can buy 5 at a time, that’s potentially 5,000 points per day. Alternatively, this could be an easy way to pick up spend towards a big spend bonus. Note that there is usually a limit of 1 per customer, this week’s ad states 5 per customer per day. I’ve never had trouble buying multiple at the stores I frequent, but in areas where enforcement of 1 per customer on past deals has been strict, I could imagine some pushback on the terms (you may want to have a copy of the ad handy).
See our Current Visa and Mastercard Gift Card deals page for other currently-available deals.
This deal recently ran on the following dates:
Fee-free Visa Gift Cards
- 9/26/21 to 10/2/21 (this turned out to be Mastercards in some areas)
- 8/8/21 to 8/14/21
- 7/11/21 to 7/17/21
- 6/13/21 to 6/19/21
- 5/9/21 to 5/15/21
- 4/11/21-4/17/21 (this was only a reduced fee)
- 7/5/20 – 7/11/20
- 6/7/20 – 6/13/20
- 2/23/20 – 2/29/20
- 11/3/19 – 11/16/19
- 6/30/19 – 7/6/19
- 5/5/19 – 5/11/19
- 1/13/19 – 1/19/19
- 11/11/18 – 11/17/18
Fee-free Mastercard Gift Cards
- 8/22/21 to 8/28/21
- 4/25/21 to 5/1/21
- 3/28/21 to 4/3/21
- 10/25/20 to 10/31/20
H/T: GC Galore