$25 off $100 at Staples with Visa Checkout

Via SlickDeals you can get $25 off of a purchase of $100 or more at Staples.com when checking out using Visa Checkout.


I am thinking my readers are smarter than the average bear so I am not going to spell this out too clearly with boxes and arrows but instead post the answers – as best I know them – to the questions that went through my head as I placed “some” orders on this:

Q: Does this post to credit card as Staples or Visa?
A: Pending transactions are for “Staples.com”

Q: Will Staples shut me down if I order “lots” of these?
A: Who knows. Possibly. However I suspect that Visa is footing the bill on this one so Staples may not care

Q: Do I have to use a Visa card?
A: No you can use any card, including Amex cards

Q: Can you double dip with others offers?
A: As long as it posts from Staples then yes. Visa savings edge should work as well as the Amex promos

Q: Did you know that you can use gmail for faking multiple email addresses?
A: Yes I did! santa@gmail.com is the same as santa+1@gmail.com, santa+2@gmail.com or sa.nta@gmail.com. How clever!!!

That was easy! I’d get in quick on this one, don’t think it will last long….

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