Last Day for Staples Amex Offer – $25 Statement Credit

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Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (February 7, 2015) is the last day to take advantage of the Staples.com Amex Offer. Unfortunately this is a targeted offer that you’ll find in your AmericanExpress.com account but it allows you to get a $25 statement credit with a $100+ purchase which is awesome! This ultimately means a 25% discount on a $100 purchase and the best thing is that purchasing a gift card through Staples.com works! I confirmed this myself and so have many other blog readers (related blog post). Staples.com sells many gift cards for other stores so there are many opportunities here. And if you were targeted on many Amex cards, if you do the multiple browser trick you should be able to register all eligible credit cards (related post). 

About a month ago I personally purchased a $100 Home Depot eGift card and I immediately received the “Congrats! You just used yourAmex Offer” email. That same day I received a call from Staples asking me to verify the email address the eGift card should be sent to. The $100 charge then sat in my account as a “pending charge” for a few days and finally hit my account on January 16 (although it has a purchase date of January 15). On January 18 the $25 statement credit hit my account, although it has a date of January 17.

The reason why I am telling you all that TODAY is the last day even though it is really tomorrow is because the purchase of a gift card might take a date to actually appear on your statement and in that case it will NOT qualify as an eligible transaction since it is passed the expiration date. At least that was my experience. Feel free to comment below for other readers if date showed the purchase date or a later day by a day or two. Below is a screen shot of my American Express account showing the $100 charge and the $25 statement credit.

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Remember, this is for purchasing a gift card for ANOTHER merchant. Not many people have reported success or failure with purchasing a Staples gift card, so I am not 100% sure. Although many readers have reported success with purchasing a $100 Visa gift card. Also, one thing to note is that eGift cards are free and physical gift cards come with a $1.99 fee per gift card.

You can check out this previous post that lists all of the gift cards that are sold at Staples.com and well as this original post detailing out the offer.

What gift card did you purchase?! Enjoy!

 

Comments

  1. I placed an order for the Home Depot eGift card 10 minutes ago and did not get the AMEX message. I have seen instances of instance response but also not (but that usually happens with registration via Facebook).

    I am concerned that I will not get the credit and I have no ground to stand on because the T&C states that eGift cards are excluded.

    If I do not see evidence of the credit coming today, I will talk to Staples about cancelling my order.

  2. Got 3 confirmation messages on 3 different amex cards for 3 e-gift cards. Received the gift cards be the deadline, but then randomly received a “shipped” notice yesterday from Staples. They didn’t charge my card until yesterday and now the “My Offers” section in amex shows that I did not successfully redeem this offer. They may have found a way to enforce the no gift card policy. Ugh.

    • @Erick – It all is based on the date your credit card was charged. It has nothing to do with the fact that you purchased a gift card unfortunately. It is an automated system and if the date of purchase is past the expiration date it will not trigger the statement credit. With that being said, I highly suggest calling American Express and asking to speak directly to the team that works with Amex Offers. My gut feeling is that they will manually credit your account.

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