Staples is offering a $15 rebate after you buy $150 or more in MasterCard Gift Cards between 4/28 and 5/4 as a limited time offer, maximum of one rebate per household:
This is most useful as another way to meet minimum spend towards a signup bonus, especially if that card happens to be an Ink Bold or Ink Plus business card, since they earn 5X points per dollar spent at Staples and other office supply stores.
It may also be possible to use these gift cards to load AMEX Bluebird for free at any Walmart, although I can't personally try that since there are no Walmarts in NYC.
So using an Ink card linked to Ultimate Rewards, you'll earn 1000 Ultimate Rewards points if you buy two cards, and the $15 rebate will cover the fees to buy the cards.
Note that this is for in-store purchases, and I'd recommend getting there earlier during the promotion rather than later, as chances are these cards will sell out at many Staples locations.
Do you plan to take advantage of this to meet minimum spend or load your AMEX Bluebird?
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