One of my favorite deals is back! Staples is selling $200 Visa gift cards without any purchase fees. These gift cards act like debit and credit cards, and you can use them anywhere Visa is accepted.
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Fee-Free Visa Gift Cards Offer
It seems like Staples is promoting Visa and Mastercard gift cards every other week. I’m not complaining, it’s a big positive in my opinion.
For the week of 4/30 to 5/6, Staples is offering the $200 Visa gift cards with no purchase fees. This is available in-store only. Typically, these $200 gift cards come with a $6.95 activation fee per card.
Staples Fee-Free Visa Gift Cards – Hot Deal Angle
You might be thinking, “It’s not a bad deal, but why are you so excited about this offer?
Well, this is one of the ways I earn millions of points every year for free.
By using a category bonus credit card (I use the Chase Business Ink Plus for 5X points at office supply stores like Staples), you can earn a ton of points for really no cost.
Ninja Note: You can no longer get the Chase Business Ink Plus, but the Chase Ink Business Cash is similar and if offering a $750 welcome bonus.
For example, if I buy 1 of these Visa gift cards, I’ll earn 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points ($200 x 5 points per dollar spent) by spending it on my Chase Ink Plus card.
If I buy 100 of these cards, I would get 100,000 Chase points ($20,000 x 5 points per dollar spent).
100,000 Chase points is enough to redeem for $1,500 worth of travel or even get $1,000 cash straight up.
You can treat the Visa gift card like cash and use it anywhere. Yes, the more gift cards you buy, the longer it will take to use them all. However, if you’re creative, you can really liquidate your gift cards quickly.
For example, you can pay your mortgage or utility bill with these cards. Another angle is pre-paying your taxes – you can do this twice a quarter. Others have somewhat secretive ways of burning through these in no time at all.
Again, be creative.
Stack With AMEX Offers or Chase Offers
As you know it, the stars are aligned. Currently, both American Express and Chase have promotions at Staples through their “AMEX Offers” and “Chase Offers” program.
If you don’t know what these are, it’s basically additional savings that American Express and Chase provides to their card holders. You just have to activate (add) the offers to your account.
You can find all of the current offers by logging into your account on your desktop or mobile device – on the main page, there’s a section that dedicated to these deals.
On some AMEX cards, customers are getting offered a 10% statement credit back at Staples, up to a maximum of $50:
With the current Staples deal, you can buy 3 $200 gift cards for a total of $600. By doing so, you’ll be saving $50 by using this AMEX offer.
That’s a $50 profit (spending $550 to get $600 worth of gift cards) right off the bat. Plus, you’ll get all the points on top of that!
Similar to AMEX, Chase is offering card holders a 20% statement credit back at Staples, up to a maximum statement credit of $34.
Because it’s 20% off, you’d max this offer out by buying just 1 $200 Visa gift card.
That’s a $34 profit (spending $167 to get a $200 gift card). And if it’s on a Chase card that gives you 5X points at office supply stores, you’d also earn 1,000 points.
The Bottom Line
Even without the AMEX Offers or Chase Offers, this is a hot deal. I buy these at every chance I get and use them for everyday purchases. It’s like spending cash, but with all those free credit card points you’re going to generate by doing this deal!
19 thoughts on “Staples: Fee-Free $200 Visa Gift Cards”
Is the fee free VISA at staples only for the $200 card? How about the $300 VISA card?
It’s only for the $200 denominations.
oh, and why would you still be advertising sales that ENDED, FIVE MONTHS AGO?
This sale hasn’t ended. Read the post. It comes back EVERY MONTH.
i have been trying everywhere to get 18 $25 gift cards, that can be used anywhere,as christmas gifts..but they all want to charge me to buy thier product. (purchase fee) i wasnt born yesterday. that is unacceptable, especially in biden’s economy. is there any gift card company that would want my business?
It’s unacceptable for companies to charge you money for a Visa gift card? I guess companies should give you things for free? Leave politics out of it.
The Staples ad for April 10-16 says $5 off, not fee free ($6.95)
My local Staples always runs out of the $200 visa gift cards before I have a chance to get to the store.
Which state? There’s always plenty here. If you can’t find them outside on the rack, they keep extras inside the rack (it opens up).
Darn! There are no Staple stores in Hawaii! Hopefully OfficeMax/Office Depot will have something similar.
You’re missing out over there! But I’d take living in a tropical island over fee-free Visa cards any day 😉
If I get approved for Chase Ink business cash Visa card, do I need to report this on my IRS tax return? Does Chase notify IRS during tax time?
No, if you get approved for the Chase Ink card, it’s just a credit card. For all intents and purposes, it’s like any other card you have. The IRS won’t be connected to this whatsoever.
As far as you know do you have a business to qualify for Chase Ink Business Cash?
No, because anyone these days has a “business”. For instance, if you sell on eBay, you have a business. You don’t need a business tax ID, you can put your Social Security # when you apply.
I wonder when the Chase 20% statement credit will show up again.
It takes a few days after the transaction date for the credit to post.
The Staples near me has a 1 card per customer per visit restriction. I can buy them every day, but they’re limiting people to 1 per visit. Sad.
I would point to the sale sign that’s usually on top of the gift card rack. It mentions the limit of 5. The limit of 1 is an old rule they had previously.