Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Visa Gift Card from Staples - $10 off

Disclaimer - The Discover offers are no longer valid.

When you use coupon code 43994 at Staples, you will get $10 off a $100 item, including Visa Gift Cards.

When I tried, the $100 gift cards were out of stock, but try it yourself.  I may be blacklisted from Staples website :) I ended up buying 2 $50 gift cards for $101.90 because they each come with a fee of about $6.

Why would I do this?

If you start shopping from the DISCOVER IT™  Card Shopping Portal (I get a referral fee for accepted applications), you get 5% back at Staples or over $5. In addition, I will still get my usual 1% cashback for using my Discover card for a total price of $95.79.

Based on redemption with gift cards that I use anyway, I consider every $1 at Discover to be worth $1.25.

I have never tried this with the Discover portal, but I have been successful in the best with both Ebates (2% for Staples) and Top Cashback (3% for Staples) and I don't see why this will be different.  I will report back when I have more information.

Once I get the cards, I hope I can add a pin to them and cash them out via Bluebird so that I can pocket the money.  If I get confirmation that the Discover money posts, I will buy more of them as well.