Staples: No Purchase Fee on $200 Visa Gift Cards [11/11-11/17]

  • Valid 11/11/18–11/17/18 (starts Sunday)
  • Limit 1 per customer.
  • In-store only

I like using my Chase Ink Cash and earning 5x on these purchases.  My preferred method of liquidating Visa gift cards is either thru amazon redemption or buying other discounted gift cards and then selling them on Raise.

$10 free Nike Gift Card with purchase of $50 Nike Card (Gyft) + 5x with Ink

Gyft is offering $10 free Nike Gift Card with the purchase of a $50 Nike card.  This is basically 16.50% off a $60 Nike Gift card.  The Chase Ink Cash card will also earn you 5x points using this purchase with Paypal.

This is a great deal and if you don’t want to redeem this card for Nike products you can sell on Raise for about 7.5% after selling fees and getting the 5x points thats a return of about 6.11%.

Link to Offer


Great Gift Card Deal – P.F. Changs 50% Off

I always love pointing out really great gift card deals.  I have found multiple 50% off gift card discounts for P.F. Changs from Bargain Gift Cards  .  From my experience this is a very reliable seller who gurantees their cards for 30 days.  I would suggest redeeming these for full value at the restaurant but if you can’t you can sell these on for around 15% off and when using my 3% cashback Alliant credit card and after selling fees I am yielding a 50% profit or around $12.00.

Excellent Points Redemption Hyatt – Miami

I am writing another post about a great point redemption in Miami for a one night stay in mid January.  Again, I am just looking for a quick less than 24 hour stay in Miami away from the hustle and bustle but still at a nice hotel that I can enjoy and feel like I am on vacation.  My discover is the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables at 12,000 points per night.  Compare this to a hotel rate of at least $270/night after taxes and you’ve got an excellent 2.25x multiple on your points (compare to The Points Guy 1.8x multiple for Hyatt).  My stay is also during the week so I would imagine a weekend night at 12,000 would yield you an even better multiple.

Excellent Marriott/SPG Points Redemption – Miami

I am planning on staying in Miami for one night in mid January before driving down to Key West for a 3 night trip.  I did not see the necessity to stay in Miami beach as I will be just getting out of the airport at about 3pm and then leaving the next morning.  I wanted a Marriott/Starwood hotel to take advantage of my Gold status provided by the Amex Platinum and found the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove.

The hotel rate was just about $600 and the marriott point redemption rate?  35,000 points per night.  This is a whopping 1.71x multiple on my points (The Point Guy currently values Marriott/Starwood points at 0.90x).  This is one of the best multiples I have seen for a marriott property and while this may be just outside mainstream Miami in Coconut Grove I am sure I will still enjoy my stay at the Ritz.

Free $10 Newegg gift card with purchase of $50 gift card is offering a bonus $10 gift card with the purchase of a $50 card on their site.  Up to 2 times.

Link to Offer

I don’t really see any resale value in cards because most sites don’t accept them for resale or only offer deeply discounted prices to buy them.  This is a good deal is you use  I would also advise using a cashback portal for Newegg where you can earn an additional 1-1.5% cashback.

Moneymaking Opportunity – Nike Gift Cards and 5x

Swych is currently offering a discount on Nike gift cards using promo code “fitness”.  You must select a $50 denomination card using the switch app which will get you $60 worth.

This comes out to around 16.5% off plus using your Chase Ink Cash card you will earn 5x points.  If you wanted to sell these on Raise I am seeing a profit of around 4-6%.