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

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

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This is the thread for 2017. The previous discussion can be found here.

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 Apr 23, 19, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Java Cool Dude View Post
Nope, the PIN is printed in a "hidden" pocket in the packaging.
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Nope, last 4. Youíre thinking of the former USB MCís. These are Metabank MCís.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 1:18 pm
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Nope, last 4. Youíre thinking of the former USB MCís. These are Metabank MCís.
The more you know! Thanks for correcting me
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Old Apr 23, 19, 2:45 pm
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Last 4
Thank you
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Old Apr 23, 19, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Java Cool Dude View Post
Nope, the PIN is printed in a "hidden" pocket in the packaging.
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That's what I thought too. Tore the packaging apart looking for the PIN. Glad Camaross knew the answer.
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Old Apr 24, 19, 3:03 pm
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Does anyone know if the US Bank mastercards at staples work with the no fee promo? Or is it just the metabank ones? My local staples is out of the metabank ones (I cleaned out the last of them lol) but I went to a different area of the store and there were some US Bank ones, but I haven't tested it out to see if there's a fee or not. Any data points?
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Old Apr 25, 19, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by stormpelt View Post
Does anyone know if the US Bank mastercards at staples work with the no fee promo? Or is it just the metabank ones? My local staples is out of the metabank ones (I cleaned out the last of them lol) but I went to a different area of the store and there were some US Bank ones, but I haven't tested it out to see if there's a fee or not. Any data points?
Both MC work. Why wouldn't you just ask a cashier, they can easily check and cancel the transaction.
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Old Apr 26, 19, 9:09 pm
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Both MC work. Why wouldn't you just ask a cashier, they can easily check and cancel the transaction.
are you sure the US Bank MC's still ring up? When Staples added the Metabank MC's the US Bank MC's started ringing up at 9999, which meant they were not in the Staples system.
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Old Apr 28, 19, 7:52 am
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US Bank

My apologies. I can not confirm. I thought I bought several with the old US bank packaging. Quickly going through my cards from last week and they are all Meta.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 9:20 am
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Did anyone really get their online orders for $300 GC shipped recently? I have a few orders since they were back online but none of them seem to get shipped.
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Old Apr 30, 19, 1:17 am
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Did anyone really get their online orders for $300 GC shipped recently? I have a few orders since they were back online but none of them seem to get shipped.
Same here. Ordered 10 days ago and still in processing status
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Old May 1, 19, 9:03 am
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Did anyone really get their online orders for $300 GC shipped recently? I have a few orders since they were back online but none of them seem to get shipped.
Orders from Apr 16 and Apr 24 both arrived yesterday. Order from 4/18 is still sitting in Processing status. Gotta love 'em.
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Old May 2, 19, 7:01 am
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DoC reporting the fee free $200 VGC deal running again next week 5/5
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Old May 4, 19, 11:35 am
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Are online Visa purchases processed by Staples or 3rd party like Giftcardmall? Have a 10% off Staples offer from Chase

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Old May 5, 19, 9:53 am
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my to go to stores started to enforce the Limit of 1 per customer, no sign posted, but they showed me where its printed in the ad.

hopefully some of you have better luck, ran into the same problem last time out on Pa, but the stores that limited me today didnt then in my hood

The wagons are starting to circle
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Old May 5, 19, 10:55 am
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my to go to stores started to enforce the Limit of 1 per customer, no sign posted, but they showed me where its printed in the ad.

hopefully some of you have better luck, ran into the same problem last time out on Pa, but the stores that limited me today didnt then in my hood

The wagons are starting to circle
My go-to stores in Chicagoland suburbs still donít enforce the limit except for one that depends on the cashier.
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