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Visa/MasterCard Gift Cards at Staples(2017-2019)

Visa/MasterCard Gift Cards at Staples(2017-2019)

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The VGCs sold at Staples are issued by Metabank. The activation code for online purchase comes in separate envelope. Cards purchased at store are activated at check-out.
To activate cards over the phone (without activation codes), call (877) 426-2551 to talk to a rep.
To activate cards over the web, www.giftcardkey.com.

The max VGCs sold at Staples.com are $300. No $500 cards. With its $8.95 or 3% card fee, it is only good if there is promotion (or rebate).

As of 5/12/2014, all known portals are dead.

Earn 5x points with Chase Ink, or Simply Cash for 5% cash back

Buy Visa gift cards (Metabank) at Staples ($200 for $6.95) or the website ($300 for $8.95).

2k Limit per transaction / 10k per day for online. In-store is usually 2k but YMMV

Often times, there are promotions with no or reduced activation fees
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Old Mar 24, 19, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Stgermainparis View Post
If I get a visa/mc gift card and use it to purchase something at, say, target or costco, what happens if I need to return that item (esp if I no longer have that GC)?
Costco will return your money, or ask for it to be put on your Costco Card..in my area..
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Old Mar 24, 19, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by lumangoy View Post
Metas default to last 4
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I know the last 4 has always been the case with Meta VGCs, so now these new Meta MC's (without PIN card) also default to the last 4? I really don't want to assign a pin to all these cards, so the last 4 would be great if it works.
Confirmed initial PIN for these Meta MCGCs defaults to last 4, as lumangoy stated.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Stgermainparis View Post
If I get a visa/mc gift card and use it to purchase something at, say, target or costco, what happens if I need to return that item (esp if I no longer have that GC)?
My local Costco has always offerred the option of a cash refund, if requested.
As for Target, a refund in the form of a Target gift card is always an option.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 10:58 am
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Interesting that they tried to enforce the 1 per customer, but since it's not written in the terms, they let me buy multiples. We concluded that the limit was a "visa thing" haha
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Old Mar 25, 19, 10:02 pm
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Bought 10 $200 Cards at 5 different Staples today,

The deal is working, but they will be gone fast..
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Old Mar 26, 19, 2:52 pm
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Another trip. The $200 MCGCs almost empty on the shelf. Not sure if they get more in the back.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 2:10 pm
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I have purchased 50 cards at my local Staples,,

Normally they hold the limit,,, New cashier..letting me buy 10 at a time,

5x on all my charges for a while.,and 2 more days to go...
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Old Mar 28, 19, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by skanchur View Post
Interesting that they tried to enforce the 1 per customer, but since it's not written in the terms, they let me buy multiples. We concluded that the limit was a "visa thing" haha
All the staples I've been to had a note displayed that "There was an error in this week's flyer. It should say limit one. Sorry for any inconvenience." However, it wasn't enforced at any, even at the one where the cashier went and asked the store manager if there was a limit.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 3:56 pm
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Can these Staples MCGC be loaded to Serve at DG?
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Old Mar 29, 19, 11:05 am
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My local staples also told me 1 per customer and had a sign up saying it was an error in the flyer. Might try to grab 2 or 3 next time though and see what happens.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:41 am
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All VGC at Staples.com are OOS???

when will they come back?
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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:44 am
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when will they come back?
why OOS? was there a promo/disc last week or this week?
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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:48 pm
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when will they come back?
That's weird. But I checked the .com and it does say out of stock.\
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Old Apr 4, 19, 5:08 pm
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Was really hoping for another promo next week at staples next week with Visa, but doesnt look like thats happeneing
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Old Apr 4, 19, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by AndyZ View Post
when will they come back?
The $50 vgc are back. Others still OOS.
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