1850 Ultimate Rewards Points and $15 for buying FAR Staples software.

Until August 18 Staples has a free after rebate software package that you can buy 10 copies of and the whole cost will get sent back to you in the form of a rebate check. You don’t even have to pay tax since it is downloadable software by choosing in store pickup in a state with no sales tax such as NH. To maximize this offer, you need to use your Ink Bold Card, but you also use a different card for less points.

Step by Step

Start a new incognito window in chrome (to help with tracking) and log onto your Chase Ink Bold account and go to the Ultimate Rewards Mall.  Click through to the Staples link which should show 5X.

Search for item 368662 and it should come up with Trend Micro Maximum Security 2012 (1-User).  Change the quantity to 10 and then hit add to cart.

On the next screen click on the Add/Edit coupons link and add coupon 99618 to the order which should give you $15 off a $150 order.

After the order is completed, there will be a section on the page for Easy Rebates.  Click on the link given and it should autofill the rebate section with your order number and ship to zip code.  Put the rebate offer number of 12-14521 into the appropriate box and then hit next and then next again on the following screen.  They automatically get the quantity from the order number so you don’t have to enter 10 copies of the rebate. On the next screen, fill in the contact information where you want them to mail the rebate check and hit next.  Now the important part on the next screen, changing the rebate form from a visa gift card to a check. Click on the link that says “I would like to see other options for my reward [Rebate Check, Staples Gift Card]”

Change your desired selection to Check and hit next

The final screen will confirm all of your settings so hit Submit Rebate if it all looks right. All done!

So the way this breaks down is

  • 5X$185=925 points for going through the Ultimate Rewards Shopping Portal
  • 5X$185=925 points for using your Ink Bold card in an office supply store.
  • $200 back in a rebate check in 4-6 weeks

Since you only paid $185, this means you will have $15 profit plus 1850 points for free!  Can’t beat it! If you don’t have an Ink Bold, then get one! You can also use your Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Freedom but will only get 4X and no office supply bonus. Or use a card that you are trying to reach a spend requirement on since this is spending without actually spending since you get all of the money back!  Enjoy!

Author: John Butler

I live in Miami Beach but love travelling all over the world.