$5 off a $200 Mastercard Gift Card at Staples 10/21-10/27



discounted mastercard gift card staplesThe Deal

  • $5 off a $200 Mastercard Gift Card
  • The regular activation fee on $200 Mastercard GCs is $6.95 so this brings the activation fee down to $1.95
  • In-store only (Staples doesn’t sell $200 MCGCs online)


Valid 10/21/18–10/27/18. The Mastercard® Gift Card is issued by U.S. Bank National Association, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International. Mastercard and the Mastercard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International. No cash access. For use in the U.S. only. See Gift Card for terms and applicable fees. Limit 1 per customer.

Report from the Field

The terms & conditions say “limit 1 per customer”. However, I bought more than one in a single transaction and the $5 discount applied to all the cards.

These cards should liquidate well in November through Plastiq’s current promo. See:

Deal Or Not A Deal? Plastiq’s Targeted October 2018 Mastercard Fee-Free Dollar Promotion


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– Written by Robert Dwyer, contributor at Milenomics. Connect with me on Twitter @RobertDwyer


  1. “These cards should liquidate well in November through Plastiq’s current promo”

    Id be surprised if there’d be anything left on your MCs if you wait till November. These should be drained in 24 hours or you are rolling the dice.

    1. I think that may be overstating the frequency of fraud on these cards personally, but thanks for sharing the word of caution.

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