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Re: Staples: Buy $300 In MC GCs, Get $20 Staples GC By Mail
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 09:45:55 AM »
Are people still getting money stolen with these cards?
Haven't had a problem when I liquidate them the same day. I wouldn't risk holding on to them for more than 24 hours.

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Re: Staples: Buy $300 In MC GCs, Get $20 Staples GC By Mail
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2017, 08:32:59 AM »
Haven't had a problem when I liquidate them the same day.
I have. A charge was attempted before I bought it. Obviously it didn't go through, but it created a fraud alert, and the card didn't work, so I needed to request a new one. No financial loss, but an inconvenience nonetheless.

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Re: Staples: Buy $300 In MC GCs, Get $20 Staples GC By Mail
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2017, 11:24:43 AM »
PSA: Cashier scanned the same card twice. Obviously it failed to activate, but the manager had to issue a refund for the card not activating. He did not realize that it was because it was the same card and he gave me the other never scanned card. I checked before I walked out of the store and realized that the card was not the same and I was able to get my activated card back before it got lost and I would have been out $200

I did try submitting a rebate for that transaction regardless since the rebate printed out, I will report back if it works.

TL:DR - Match the GC to the receipt before walking out, especially if there is any issues.

OT: 3 of my cards had $3 removed before I got to liquidate them. I liquidated the remaining $197 and now have to decide if its worth trying to get back $9 over 3 cards. Does anyone have any experience with the process with these? Is it a huge time sink?

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Re: Staples: Buy $300 In MC GCs, Get $20 Staples GC By Mail
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2017, 11:31:07 AM »
PSA: Cashier scanned the same card twice. Obviously it failed to activate, but the manager had to issue a refund for the card not activating. He did not realize that it was because it was the same card and he gave me the other never scanned card. I checked before I walked out of the store and realized that the card was not the same and I was able to get my activated card back before it got lost and I would have been out $200

I did try submitting a rebate for that transaction regardless since the rebate printed out, I will report back if it works.
i have had that before and the rebate did not work and nobody could help me

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Re: Staples: Buy $300 In MC GCs, Get $20 Staples GC By Mail
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2017, 11:34:02 AM »
i have had that before and the rebate did not work and nobody could help me

I am not going to hassle trying for the rebate if it does not work. Buying these cards is worth it for me in general although I am going to be even more makpid to liquidate within an hour from now on.

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Re: Staples: Buy $300 In MC GCs, Get $20 Staples GC By Mail
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2017, 10:20:47 PM »
PSA: Cashier scanned the same card twice. Obviously it failed to activate, but the manager had to issue a refund for the card not activating. He did not realize that it was because it was the same card and he gave me the other never scanned card. I checked before I walked out of the store and realized that the card was not the same and I was able to get my activated card back before it got lost and I would have been out $200

I did try submitting a rebate for that transaction regardless since the rebate printed out, I will report back if it works.

TL:DR - Match the GC to the receipt before walking out, especially if there is any issues.

OT: 3 of my cards had $3 removed before I got to liquidate them. I liquidated the remaining $197 and now have to decide if its worth trying to get back $9 over 3 cards. Does anyone have any experience with the process with these? Is it a huge time sink?
Yes it takes a lot of back and forth and faxing in documents. Personally I would not do it for $9.

Keep in mind that sometimes it's just a hold not an actual charge. Once the hold falls off the money will be available to use. I had that with a few cards that were compromised.

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Re: Staples: Buy $300 In MC GCs, Get $20 Staples GC By Mail
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2017, 10:49:18 PM »
Yes it takes a lot of back and forth and faxing in documents. Personally I would not do it for $9.

Keep in mind that sometimes it's just a hold not an actual charge. Once the hold falls off the money will be available to use. I had that with a few cards that were compromised.

thanks