The rebate deals from the major office supply stores have really been few and far between lately. There have been times where it seems one of the major players had an offer nearly every other week. This is the 1st deal I have seen in a while and hopefully we will see Office Max follow suite next week.
Between October 12 and October 18th you can receive, via mail in rebate, a $20 Staples store gift card when you purchase at least $300 worth of MasterCard gift cards. This offer was last run 3 months ago in July and I did take advantage of it a few times. But officially there is a limit of 1 per household but my brothers both conveniently needed me to buy some for them as well 🙂
These cards are a great way to get some quick spend on you Ink cards at 5x per dollar. They are also easy to liquidate via Bluebird, Serve, & MO so there are options to cash out quickly.
The last time I was there the largest denomination they carried was a $200 card with a purchase fee of $6.95. So assuming your local store carries the $200 cards you should be able to buy 2 cards for a cost of $13.90 and then receive a $20 Staples gift card for a profit of $6.10 in addition to the free miles/points you will be earning on the transaction from your credit card. Use your Ink cards for 5x points for a total of 2,000 points & $6.10 profit (assuming you by 2x $200 cards).
While this is not as lucrative as the offers awarding Visa gift cards, you can still pretty easily cash-out Staples gift cards on free after rebate items. For example, we always buy our printer paper when they run a free after rebate deal and use the Staples gift cards to pay and then get the money back with the free after rebate!
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