How to Get the Most Out of Your Credit Card at Staples

How to Get the Most Out of Your Credit Card at Staples

How to Get the Most Out of Your Credit Card at Staples

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Is your business a regular customer at Staples? Staples is one of the nation’s largest office supply stores, and many businesses rely on it not just for supplies, but also for furniture, electronics, gifts, printing, and more. At a time when you have to order nearly everything online, and then wait at least a day, Staples is one of the last retail office supply stores where you can make an urgent purchase today.

If your business makes regular purchases at Staples, then you should learn these five tricks to getting the most out of your business credit card there.

Get the right credit card

First, you will want to use a credit card that offers you the most possible rewards for your purchases at Staples. Here are 3 cards that feature bonus rewards for purchases from office supply stores such as Staples:

1. American Express Blue Business Cash™ Card

This card offers 5% cash back at U.S. office supply stores and on telecommunications supplies from U.S. service providers (on up to $50,000 in qualifying purchases each calendar year). You also get 3% cash back from a category of your choice from a list of eight. The 3% cash back applies to the first $50,000 in qualifying purchases per year in the category you choose. There’s a $0 annual fee for this card.

(Editor’s Note: American Express is a Nav partner, but this doesn’t result in preferential editorial treatment.)

2. United MileagePlus Explorer Business card from Chase

This card offers double miles on all purchases from office supply stores, such as Staples. It also offers double miles at restaurants, gas stations, and on United purchases. Benefits include priority boarding, a free checked bag, and a 10,000 mile bonus when you spend $25,000 on your card in a calendar year. There’s a $95 annual fee for this card that’s waived the first year.

Create a Staples rewards account online

It’s pretty easy to create an account online with Staples, which offers several valuable features. For example, you can view your previous orders, reorder supplies easily, and earn Staples Rewards on top of the rewards you earn from your credit card. Staples even includes an auto-restock function to help you replenish your supplies automatically.

Use a rewards portal

There are several different reward programs that offer savings when you shop at Staples using their portal. For example, the Chase Ultimate Rewards program offers two extra points per dollar spent when shopping at Staples. Citi also offers bonus cash, and most airline mileage portals can offer additional miles. These offers range from one mile per dollar with United up to 5x from JetBlue.

Store your credit cards

Another function of is the ability to store your credit cards online. This makes it easier for your to place orders using whichever card you choose.

Check out their weekly ads online

As any regular Staples customer knows, the best deals are often found on their weekly circulars. Normally, you would pick up the ad in the store, or perhaps receive it in the mail. These circulars offer extreme deals such as purchases that are free after rebate. But to get a head start on these deals, you can find the weekly ads online. Just go to Staples Weekly Ads and see what deals you can find.

By using the right credit card, and knowing a few tricks, you can receive even more value from your purchases from Staples.

This article was originally written on April 4, 2017 and updated on January 2, 2020.

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