Get Fee-Waived $200 Visa Gift Cards From Staples This Week, Earn 5x Points Everywhere With The Incredible Ink Cash Card!

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Update: Alive again and now valid with a limit of 8 cards per customer per day!

Update: DEAD!

Staples is waiving the $6.95 purchase fee on $200 Visa gift cards through 1/14 in-store only.

Use your Chase Ink Cash Card or Ink Plus card and get 5 points per dollar spent. Office supply stores never charge a fee for retailer gift cards such as Amazon and hundreds more, but these Visa gift cards can be used anywhere! This pairs perfectly with the record high 90K signup bonus on that card.

The IRS recently lost a case trying to tax a couple that bought millions of dollars in Visa gift cards, which they subsequently cashed out in order to earn 5% cash back. The court ruled that rebates for gift card purchases are not taxable.

The weekly ad states that there is a limit of 5 per customer per day, though the fee waiver should apply on up to 10 cards per transaction if your store isn’t a stickler for limits.

You can use the gift cards to buy money orders at select grocery stores and gas stations. Just use the last 4 digits of the card as the PIN number to cash them out.

Or you can donate the gift card to charity and get a receipt for the full face value while earning 5 points per dollar.

Or you can give away a gift card as a wedding or Bar Mitzvah gift.

Or you can always use it for everyday spending anywhere while earning 5% cash back or even better, 5 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per dollar everywhere!

HT: lakewood34, via DDF

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where can i find a gas station that will give me a money order for my gift card?


it’s in your hometown.


Can i use a staples gift card to buy these?

rental addict

I called Chase to inquire about buying gift cards they said any cash related purchases don’t count towards a spending for a signup bonus


These promotions have been advertised here for years. Do you really think Dan would post it if if doesn’t work???


The first rule of the game is to NEVER call the bank! Lol




Dan, is there any difference between chase and Amex in regard to getting points for gift card purchases?
And can you post a link for high value gift cards that I can buy to meet spend thresholds?


How do most people liquidate these? Money orders at groceries?


Us the cards to donate to tzedaka


does it charge as a cash advance on the CSP?


Any comment on the AA cancellations? American and Southwest airlines seem to be flying into the wrong clouds…;)


I have purchased in the past, without problems, using them for some of the purchases mentioned here. However, now I would love to know if these purchases count for spend threshold on Citi AA cards. It appears that this current forum is not being answered, but perhaps another user with experience could answer.

stan r

I am finding it very difficult to find these cards in the Hartford, CT area. most Staples aren’t getting them in. any advice? should I call staples corporate? thanx


In my area some of the Staples locations always have a plentiful supply and some only have a few. Those without a good supply blame corporate. It’s best to go early in the week when there’s a no fee promotion and ask the manager if there are none on the rack. The racks have storage inside and in many stores there’s a drawer behind the registers with cards in no particular order.


They keep them by the register!


Any idea if the staples are having fee waived visa gift card in December? Thank you!


Our local NJ staples is out of them
For months
And manager have no idea when vendor will bring so nice offers but unavailable

Boro Parker

Is it possible to say off your credit card balance with these cases just as any debit card?

David R

If you default and it goes to collections, then likely yes. Obviously, that’s a bad idea.

Boro Parker

Why can’t you pay your balance with these aren’t they like any other debit card

David R

Since when does Chase let you pay your credit card bill with any other debit card? Citi does let you pay credit card bills with a debit card, but they are particular about which cards they accept and don’t accept the cards that this deal is for.


Because they are not!

David R

I was able to use pay yourself back to redeem UR points at 1.25¢ per point towards the Staples purchase I made in October using my Ink Plus card.


Does it work for chase ink business preferred? Thank you.


You should mention that 5% only applies to the first $25,000 per membership year.


Hi Dan, have you stopped posting these sales? I was in Office Depot and saw they are running such a sale but didn’t see it posted. Thanks


I have a “INK BUSINESS UNLIMITED” When i check on chase how much i can earn for staples it says “Shop and Earn 2 points/$1”. How can I earn 5 points per dollar?
Thank you


Ink business unlimited doesn’t earn 5 points.
Just ink cash or ink plus at office supply stores.
I’m also assuming you were looking at the shop through chase portal, which in any case won’t work, as this sale is in store only.


Where can you buy no fee money orders with gift cards?


Acme(not all, but I have had success in north jersey)


Where are these sales advertised? I don’t see it in their weekly circular.


For Lakewood DDers – the Howell store has them at the register but will only give you five at a time. The Brick location (on Rt70 by Costco) they have plenty on the display.


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Store #292 Greenville NC never have the $200.00 Visa Cards in stock. I called Staples Corporate 2 weeks ago. Still none in stock today. Who’s responsible is it to maintain Stock. They have an essesive amount of other denominations. NEVER $200.00 cards.


Can’t use them to pay yeshiva tuition anymore. What changed in past month?


What’s a difference where you use it? it’s a regular visa credit card


not entirely true. there are a few places where such cards don’t work.


For example overseas? Why will the yeshiva not go thru?


Can you buy on line?
Also can you use a Haytt world card and get 5 points


My staples has a sign that “all gift card purchases will be called on before the final sale”. Anyone have issues with this sign


what does “will be called on” mean?


you can also upload the cards to Venmo account and then transfer to bank account for free it takes a few business days though


How can you do this. I’ve tried and I couldn’t figure it out


When is this up again?


DEAD?: Went to store this morning and Discount was not applied on Visa $200.


I just signed up for your ink credit card deal. Can you give me step by step of how to purchase this in store?


Update the post to reflect the current SUB on the Ink Cash


“You can use the gift cards to buy money orders at select grocery stores and gas stations. Just use the last 4 digits of the card as the PIN number to cash them out”
I would like to try this. Is it worth the fee to purchase the MO from them?


Do they let you buy money orders in the walmart in howell or brick?

Chaim F

Do they take PayPal?

Dan M

Just went to staples and tried to buy but they rang up with the $6.95 fee unfortunately

David R
Set the ZIP code to that of the store you went to and see if it’s in the ad. If so, make sure you’re buying the right card.


If I purchase several Visa Gift Cards from Staples with a newly issued credit card does that purchase qualify towards the spending amount that I need reach to earn a points bonus. I am asking because it is almost like using a card to purchase cash. Please advise and thank you.


For Visa and MC yes. For Amex no


I’ve figured out how to add the gift card to my Venmo account (as another payment method), but how do I transfer the money to my personal bank account? Is this doable?


send to someone you know and have him send it back to you


Does Venmo charge the 3% on gift cards?


When trying to add to Venmo says invalid zip if I use my zip code. Any ideas


Is there some way to purchase these online without the fee? We don’t have a Staples in our city


Just checked the website. I think the deal is dead now.


Cannot purchase money orders with this anymore in Walmart or USPS


Ever since I got the ink card and Staples runs these promotions, i always go to the store and its always sold out. This was my way of reaching the $6000 thresh hold and now im basically stuck


Find another office supply store?
Ask them to order more cards?


But this deal is only in Staples i thought?

They said whatever is there is all they have.

Actually happy i went today because they had fantastic deals on Bounty and Charmin


My local staples manager claims they can’t order them. Rather, corporate sends them sporadically. I don’t know if I believe that or not…

Just wondering

Anyone know where i can buy money orders with these in the LA general area? (Even further north Malibu etc?)


Went yesterday first thing in the morning and the rack is still all cleared by me


Can you go to an ATM and take out the 200 using the last 4 digits. Assuming the atm does not charge a fee




Just got these at my local Staples, they had at least a whole wall full of these $200 visa gift cards. Will now check to see where I can convert these to money orders. Was just thinking… do money orders cost anything?


Yes. Depending on the store, might be $0.49 – $2.


Thank you Dan!! Just purchased 18 of them on Chase Ink Cash!! Found a staples that did not care about any limit and just wanted to complete the purchase before they closed for the day!



Elchonon Morozow

Just got a chase ink card. Anything to be aware of so it doesn’t get flagged? Is there a limit of how many to buy or how many times to stay on the safe side?


Are these purchases taxed?




Can I buy them just with the cc numbers but no physical card? Didn’t get it in the mail yet…


Try adding those credit card credentials into a mobile wallet, like Google pay or apply pay


hi for the life of me i cant figure out how to transfer the visa gift card from venmo to either another person or to my bank account. keeps saying declined or error. was able to put gift card on venmo. any insights? thx!!


i had the same issue. please post if you get it resolved


I was able to get 9 cards in one transaction, fee waived.