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Great Deal & Money Maker: $20 Back On $100 Spend At Staples [Amex Offer]

Amex Offer
Written by Charlie

Use this new Amex Offer at Staples to make money buying gift cards or to get 20% off anything you buy there! Widely available Amex Offer so act fast!

Edit: As of 7:40AM, this offer has reached its quota. Check the bottom of the post for other ways to save at Staples. 

Another Amex Offer popped up today – and it is a great one! It was on everyone of our Amex cards, including a Serve. But, the last time this came out, it disappeared quickly as it reached its limit. So, save it now and make sure you pay attention to the section below to maximize this across all of your cards!

Great Deal & Money Maker: $20 Back On $100 Spend At Staples [Amex Offer]

Getting the Offers

Log in to your American Express account and scroll down to the bottom. You will see Amex Offers For You. Select it and add the offers you want to your card. Make sure you make note of which card you save it to.

To maximize itadd the offer to separate cards, simply login to your American Express account and then choose to duplicate the tab (if using Google Chrome) as many times as you have cards. Once they are all open, select a different Amex card in each tab and select to save the offer to the card.

Make sure you save these offers as soon as you can – using the tip above to maximize – as they are limited enrollment and when they are gone, they are gone! Even if they disappear, as long as you have saved the offer, you are all set.

Amex Offer


  • Spend $100, get $20 back
  • Expires 12/31/2015
  • Valid in-store and online

Why This Offer Is Great

Staples sells Visa gift cards that can be used to load your Bluebirds/etc. at Walmart and they do come in $100 amounts. For a $100 card, you will pay a total of $105.95 to account for the fee. That means that you will profit $14.05 on each card you buy with separate Amex cards! This is a great way to make a little bit of money as you can then use those to shop anyplace or load your Bluebird cards.

This could also be used to purchase anything at Staples. One nice course of action would be to purchase $100 Staples gift cards – using a different Amex card for each purchase – and then have those gift cards to combine later online (and get portal bonuses) or in-store. If you plan on doing Black Friday shopping at Staples, this gives you another 20% discount on whatever is available.

If you are in the market for the new iPad Pro that is being released this week, you could get as much as $180 of the WiFi version of the 128GB device. That is a great deal!

Other Cost Saving Methods At Staples – What Should You Buy

Of course, you could also use an Ultimate Rewards earning card and earn 5X Ultimate Reward points per dollar in-store or online. Another cost saving method of shopping is to use your Discover with Apple Pay to get a bonus of 10% cash back (and then doubling if you had the double cashback promo or a new Discover card). That will get you a little bit more of a discount than this method so it may be more worthwhile to use the Discover/Apple Pay/Double Cashback in-store and use this Amex Offer for the purchase of gift cards (which does not reward the bonus cash back on the Discover combo).

Finally, you could also purchase gift cards on eBay using your Chase Ink card to pay and earn 5X Ultimate Reward points on the purchase while taking advantage of the often-available 15% discount on the Staples gift cards. Combined with a cashback portal/mileage portal and eBay Bucks and you could be well ahead of the 20% discount available with this offer.

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So, if you want to buy items at Staples, using the current eBay deal for 15% off with a Chase Ink card purchase and a portal/eBay Bucks will be the best way to get gift cards to buy items. But, if you want to buy Visa gift cards, the Amex Offer is the way to go (since Staples gift cards cannot be used on gift cards).

Either way, get this offer saved across all of your cards now and then you have until the end of the year to decide how you want to use it!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.