Make 1565 UR Points, $35 in gift cards, when you buy $300 in gift cards at Staples. Or more!

Staples is having a promotion this week where if you buy $300 in Mastercard Gift cards, they will mail you a $20 gift card for Staples.

300StaplesGiftcard If you buy a $200 GC for $206.95 and a $100 GC for $105.95, you will have a total cost of $312.90.  If you charge this using your Ink Bold card you will get 5X Ultimate Rewards Points or 1570 points and they will mail you a $20 Staples gift card. This would give you a total of $320 in gift cards and 1570 UR points for a cost of $312.90. If you can’t find the $200 gift cards you can do 3 $100 gift cards for a total cost of $317.85 instead and still make money.

But wait, you can make more with Plink!

Staples is a Plink vendor that is currently offering 300 Plink points (worth $3 in gift cards) for each $60 purchase.

PlinkStaplesSo to maximize the Plink points when they have you rung up, tell the cashier you want to pay with multiple credit cards.  On the first charge, put $60 and use the card you have linked with your Plink account. Then do the same thing 4 more times, putting the final balance on the 5th charge.  So you will have charges of $60, 60, 60, 60, and then $72.90.  This will get you $15 worth of Plink points that you can use for Walmart or Amazon gift cards.  If you check in to Staples as well using the Plink mobile app, you will get another 25 points (5 points for each transaction).

But wait, you can make more with American Express Sync!

American Express currently has a sync promotion for Staples where if you spend $75, they will give you a $25 credit back to your card you use.

amexsyncstaplesSince I have my SPG Business American Express, I can use this card to make this deal even sweeter!  If you are not familiar with the Amex Sync program, check out this article we did on how it works.

So if you have an Ink Bold card as well as a Amex, this is how the deal could work out.

  • Buy a $200 MC GC and a $100 MC GC for $312.90
  • Charge the first $75 on your Amex card after you have registered for the Staples Sync offer.
  • Split the remaining balance into multiple charges on your Ink Bold card of $60, $60, $60, and $57.90.
  • You will end up with 1190 UR points, a $20 staples gift card, $300 in MC GCs, $10.25 in Plink gift cards, and a $25 Amex statement credit for a total cost of $312.90.

Wow!  What a great deal!  But this deal ends today 10/19/2013 so head to Staples now!

Edit:  When I went to Staples to buy the cards, I decided to get two $200 gift cards since I could get another 500 UR points for just another $1 paid.  I also split my payment up $75 on the Amex then made four payments of $60 and one of $98.90.  This will give me $15 in Plink earnings, $400 in gift cards, $25 in Amex Credit, a $20 gift card, 50 SPG points, 1695 UR Points for a cost of $413.90. Not bad!

Author: John Butler

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