Staples is offering a $10 off $50 coupon when you sign up for their email deal list. You can make money out of this coupon if you do it right.
You can sign up for the email deal list at: http://www.staples.com/emaildeal
Keep in mind that the coupon will be emailed to you within 2 days after signing up. (Almost 1 and a half day in my case). People says that the coupon will be arrived at 11.30PM CST.
And of course, like every coupons, it has a generic terms&conditions as the following:
“Valid through 1/31/14 in Staples® U.S. stores only. Minimum purchase requirement of $50 must be met with purchases to which no other coupon or instant savings offer applies. Tax is not included in calculating the minimum purchase. Not valid on desktop or laptop computers, LCD/LED displays, tablets, netbooks, Apple® products, Bose® products, Amazon Kindle®, NOOK®, Epson® ink and toner, custom printing orders placed online, all Copy & Print self-serve and computer workstation, gift cards, mobile phones and mobile phone services, Staples® EasyTech(sm) professional-grade and on-site services, depot repair and parts, phone cards or postage stamps. Each item purchased can only be discounted by one coupon, applied by cashier in order received and prior to tax. Coupon not valid if purchased or sold and must be surrendered. No cash/credit back. Not valid on prior purchases or on purchases made with Staples® Procurement or Convenience Cards.”
Now what? What is special about this coupon?
It is special because … at the time I write this post, it works on almost everything !! (even things that are supposed to be excluded per t&c above). In my case, I successfully used it to get $10 off $100 VISA gift card.
So, with this coupon, I can purchase $100 VISA gift card at $100 + $5.95 (fee) + $1 (shipping fee) – $10 = $96.95. It is already a $3.05 money maker deal here.
Now, if you use Cash Back Portal, you will earn additional cash back from this order. At the time I write this, UPromise offers the best cash back rate at 5% so you can get $4.85 cash back here.
In addition to that, Plink also give you 300 Plink points (equal to $3 Walmart or Amazon gift card) when you spend $60 or more at Staples or Staples.com.
Furthermore, you will get points and miles from your credit card. In my case, I used my Chase Ink Cash which offer 5% Ultimate rewards points so I will get another 485 points here.
In total, with this coupon, I made $15.75 in a few minutes and very few effort. Not a bad deal at all in my opinion.