Deal Roundup – Staples Amex Gift Card Rebate, Cash for Tuna (Class Action Settlement) & More!

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Staples Amex Gift Card Rebate

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Staples is bringing back one of their gift card rebate deals, unfortunately it is for Amex gift cards this time. From 8/30/15 – 9/5/15 you can get a $20 Staples gift card via Easy Rebate with the purchase of $300 or more in Amex gift cards.

For me, there are a couple of issues with this deal. First, it is one per household, although I know some of you have multiple addresses you can use. Second, these cards are much harder to liquidate than Visa gift cards. Last, the rebate is in the form of a Staples gift card which isn’t the same as cash.

Still, this isn’t a terrible deal if you live close to a Staples and can easily liquidate the cards. If you purchase 2 x $200 cards the total will be $413.90. After the rebate your net “cost” is $393.90 and if you use a Chase Ink card then you would also earn 2,070 Ultimate Rewards points. An ok deal for some, but not as good as the Visa or MC deals.

HT: Travel with Grant

Cash for Tuna

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A few years ago a customer of Starkist Tuna accused the company of underpacking their cans slightly. That class action suit has now been settled and Starkist has agreed to pay customers in cash or tuna. Here is how it works according to the class action website:

You are a Class Member if you are a resident of the United States of America who purchased from February 19, 2009 through October 31, 2014:

One or more 5 oz. can of Chunk Light Tuna in Water,

One or more 5 oz. can of Chunk Light Tuna in Oil,

One or more 5 oz. can of Solid White Tuna in Water, or

One or more 5 oz. can of Solid White Tuna in Oil (collectively, the “StarKist Products”)

When filing a claim, you can either choose a cash payment of $25 or to receive $50 worth of tuna! (I chose cash.) Since it has been so long, you don’t have to furnish receipts for the tuna purchases, however you must certify under penalty of perjury that you did indeed buy the tuna. You can find out more information and file your claim here. Claims must be filed by November 20, 2015.

Citi Premier 60K Resurrected!

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Yesterday I wrote about a new unpublished 60K offer for the ThankYou Premier card. Unfortunately the intitial link died pretty quickly, however a new link surfaced. As of the time of this posting it is still live. If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, head over to my original post where I provide full analysis. I’m not sure how long this new link will last considering how quickly Citi killed the first one.

Have a great Saturday!


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5 COMMENTS

  1. If you haven’t used your $20 Sam’s Club AMEX offer yet, check your Sunday 8/30 newspaper Red Plum insert to see if you have a coupon good for a free 60-day Sam’s Club membership. Found mine in the Chicago Tribune. There’s also a separate coupon good for a free Sam’s Club Instant Savings book.
    Fine print says: “Free membership valid for 60 days from date of enrollment and can be used for both in-club and online purchases.”
    I have four $20 Sam’s Club AMEX offers left, so this comes at a perfect time!

  2. Hi Shawn, I have a question about doing negative cost GC deals at Staples when they come up. I see you mentioned having multiple addresses, and implying you could get the deal twice. I do indeed have two separate addresses, but how exactly would it work? I assume buy 2 x $200 cards, then ring up and buy 2 x $200 cards again. But when filling out the easyrebate online, what is the right way to do it? Can I just have one card sent to my regular address, and then one card sent to my gf under her name at her address? Or should i send it to my name at her address? Do they match the name on the rebate form to the name of the CC the GCs were purchased with? Sorry for the long post, but i’m really interested if you know about the particulars here. Thanks!

  3. @ Vito – Maybe you can enlighten me: I was just as Sam’s Club today, and they do not accept Amex cards. I assume that’s an across the (Illinois) chain policy, no?

    @ Matt – I had the same question for Shawn a while back. I believe his answer was that the rebate is not connected to the form of payment. It is only tracking that no more than 1 rebate is sent to each individual address. So you should be able to puy all GC with same card, and then fill out two rebate forms, each with distinct address. Pretty sure I did that during a recent offer, and it worked out fine.

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    Citi Premier data point: I had gotten my card back a few month ago, but am still in the 90 period. Had met my minimum spend, etc. Called in to see if that would match the higher 60,000 offer, as mine was the lower 50,000. CS said that was not possible, but they could offer me an additional 5,000 points, as a gift (not sure he used that exact word, but something like that). Short phone call for 5,000 Thank You points = yes, Thank You!

  4. @ David L – Not being a Sam’s Club member, don’t know which credit cards they accept in-store. I was more interested in the free 60 day membership to avoid the 10% upcharge when using the $20 Sam’s Club AMEX offer online.

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