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Buy $300 worth of MasterCard Gift Cards at Staples, Get $15 Staples Card Cart by Rebate. Valid 8/13/17–8/19/17.

Get a $15 Staples®  Gift Card after easy rebate for buying $300 or more in MasterCard® Gift Cards from Staples store.

This deal is good on 8/13/17 through 8/19/17.
To maximize Miles/Points earnings use your Chase Bold/Ink credit card to buy 2 $200 cards. You will earn 2000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points using your Bold/Ink Business Card.

The offer can be found in the current Staples Weekly AdStaples Easy Rebate Site

Those cards can be used as regular Credit/Debit Cards for day-to-day purchase, effectively turning any purchase into 5 points category. See post on How to set PIN number for MasterCard or Visa gift cards.

Please remember:
1. This time it is $15 Staples gift card.
2. Available only at the store.
3. Limit 1 per household.
4. Valid 8/13/17 through 8/19/17.
5. Subject to availability.

The Staples stores in Streetsboro and Mayfield HTS have plenty of $200 MasterCard Gifts card in stock.

WARNING: There have been reports of fraudulent transactions appearing on the gift cards after purchase. I would recommend “liquidating” the gift cards as soon as possible after purchase. For example by buying the gift card to your grocery store. 

You might experience a problem with the getting rebate receipt as reported by FrequentMiler at Staples gift card rebates may not be working properly. The rebate number for this offer is: 17-20548

Rebate: Master Card Gift Cards
Details: $15.00 Gift Card
Purchase dates: 08-13-2017 through 08-19-2017
Postmark date: Purchase Date Plus 60 Days
Promotion:
Get a $15 Staples Easy Rebates Gift Card on a Purchase of $300 or more of MasterCard Gift Cards (SKUs 763603, 192695, 763608, 763455, 725725) at Staples Stores ONLY
Rebate offer number:
17-20548

Buy $300 worth of Visa Gift Cards at Staples get $20 Visa Rebate Card. Valid 8-6-2017 through 8-12-2017

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$20 rebate on $300 of visa gift cards at Staples. Valid from 8-6-2017 to 8-12-2017

Get a $20 Visa® Prepaid Card after easy rebate for buying $300 or more in Visa® Gift Cards from Staples store.

This deal is good from 8-6-2017 through 8-12-2017.
To maximize Miles/Points earnings use your Chase Bold/Ink credit card to buy at list 3 $200 cards. You will earn 3000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points using your Bold/Ink Business Card.

Rebate can be filed on line using Staples Easy Rebate Site.

Those cards can not be loaded to BlueBird/Serve card at Walmart stores but can be used as regular Visa Cards for day to day purchase, effectively turning any purchase into 5 points category. See post on How to set PIN number for MasterCard or Visa gift cards.

Please remember:
1. This time it is $20 Visa gift card.
2. Available only at the store.
3. Limit 1 per household.
4. Valid 8-6-2017 through 8-12-2017.
5. Subject to availability.

Cancellation Policy for Hotel Stays Booked by Points

 

Each major hotel brand allows you to book a hotel room using its loyalty program points.  The cancellation policy is different from brand to brand and could be different from paid with cash reservations. The cancellation policy can also depend on whether the property is a hotel or resort.

Below is a summary of cancellation policy for hotel rooms booked with points:

Best Western: 72 hours. Cancel before 04:00 PM hotel time 3 days prior to avoid a charge.

Marriott & SPG: 48 -72 hours in advance for All Standard Rate + Award Reservations In North/Latin America & The Caribbean.

Hilton: 48 hours. 48 Hours advance notice required for Awards Reservations to avoid cancellation penalties.

Haytt: 24 Hours. Cancel 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid first night penalty.

IHG: 24 Hours. Canceling your reservation before 6:00 PM a day before will result in no charge. Canceling your reservation after 6:00 PM (local hotel time) on a day before, or failing to show, will result in a charge of 1 night per room to your credit card. Taxes may apply. Failing to call or show before check-out time after the first night of a reservation will result in cancellation of the remainder of your reservation. Points + Cash bookings are charged immediately, and cancellations are refunded in points only.

Wyndham: 24 Hours. TO AVOID BEING BILLED CANCEL BY 06:00 PM a day before; PENALTY AMOUNT of first night PER ROOM PLUS TAXES

Club Carlson: 0 Hours. Cancel by 6:00 PM hotel time on the day of arrival to avoid penalty. Late cancellations will result in a penalty of first night’s Gold Points®. Failure to cancel this reservation will result in a penalty of all Gold Points® for the entire stay.

Please check the particular cancellation policy at the time of booking as it might have changed from the date of publication.

Last Updated 8/6/2017

 

Remember to register for Q3 2017 Credit Card Category Bonuses

Bonus Categories

Many Credit card offer 5% Cashback/5 pints for $1 spend in different categories of spending each quarter. The 3rd quarter of 2017 starts July 1 and it is time to register for those promotions:

Citi® Dividend Card:

Sign up for 3rd quarter 2017 and get 5% cash back at drugstores and fitness clubs
including favorites like:

  • Hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio
  • Airlines

Chase Freedom Card:

Sign up for 3rd quarter of 2017 and earn 5% cash back from Chase on up to $1,500 in
combined purchases from  July 1 – September 30, 2017 at:

  • Restaurants
  • Movie Theaters

Note:

  • earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in this quarter’s bonus categories
  • List of included merchants can be found here.

Discover Card:

Sign up for 3rd quarter of 2017 and earn 5% Cashback Bonus on up to $1,500 in purchases at:

  • Restaurants
    Note:
  • earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in this quarter’s bonus categories
  • List of included merchants can be found here.

Buy $300 worth of Visa Gift Cards at Staples get $20 Visa Rebate Card. Valid 05-07-2017 through 05-13-2017

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$20 rebate on $300 of visa gift cards at Staples. Valid May 07 – May 13, 2017

Get a $20 Visa® Prepaid Card after easy rebate for buying $300 or more in Visa® Gift Cards from Staples store.

This deal is good from Valid May 07 – May 13, 2017.
To maximize Miles/Points earnings use your Chase Bold/Ink credit card to buy at list 3 $200 cards. You will earn 3000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points using your Bold/Ink Business Card.

Rebate can be filed on line using Staples Easy Rebate Site, The offer can be found here: Buy $300 worth of Visa Gift Cards at Staples get $20 Visa Rebate Card. Valid May 07 – May 13, 2017.

Those cards can not be loaded to BlueBird/Serve card at Walmart stores but can be used as regular Visa Cards for day to day purchase, effectively turning any purchase into 5 points category. See post on How to set PIN number for MasterCard or Visa gift cards.

Please remember:
1. This time it is $20 Visa gift card.
2. Available only at the store.
3. Limit 1 per household.
4. Valid May 07 – May 13, 2017.
5. Subject to availability.

1500 bonus AAdvantage miles: 3X Shop Again Bonus – Shop Online at AAdvantage eShopping mall

American Airlines is offering a shopping portal bonus through April 14th. Simply make three separate purchases of $50 or more and you will receive 1500 bonus miles. If you were to spend exactly $50 on each purchase, that would be like an extra 10x — a nice return on your spend plus it is very easy way to extend the expiration date of your existing American Airlines point.

The Link to the offer details can be found here.

*The “3X Shop Again” bonus offer runs from 03/19/17 through 04/14/17 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”).  Member will earn a one-time bonus of 1500 AAdvantage® miles when Member makes at least 3 individual “qualifying purchases” of $50 dollars or more during the Bonus Period.  The bonus miles are in addition to the standard AAdvantage miles earned by shopping through the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall.  “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products identified by the individual merchant. Individual merchants may have additional terms and conditions on their store details page on the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall site, which terms and conditions will apply to this bonus offer.  Please see the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall site for additional details. Please allow approximately 50 days after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage eShoppingSM account. Void where prohibited by law.

Buy $300 worth of MasterCard Gift Cards at Staples, Get $20 Staples Card Cart by Rebate. Valid 3/19/17–3/25/17.

Get a $20 Staples®  Gift Card after easy rebate for buying $300 or more in MasterCard® Gift Cards from Staples store.

This deal is good on 3/19/17 through 3/25/17.
To maximize Miles/Points earnings use your Chase Bold/Ink credit card to buy 2 $200 cards. You will earn 2000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points using your Bold/Ink Business Card.

The offer can be found in the current Staples Weekly AdStaples Easy Rebate Site

Those cards cannot be loaded to BlueBird/Serve card at Walmart stores but can be used as regular Visa Cards for day-to-day purchase, effectively turning any purchase into 5 points category. See post on How to set PIN number for MasterCard or Visa gift cards.

Please remember:
1. This time it is $20 Staples gift card.
2. Available only at the store.
3. Limit 1 per household.
4. Valid 3/19/17 through 3/25/17.
5. Subject to availability.

The Staples stores in Streetsboro and Mayfield HTS have plenty of $200 MasterCard Gifts card in stock.