Staples will be my new favorite store for many reasons.
The story is that I bought a Nexus 7 from Staples.com for $250 + tax. I went through Evreward.com to see which shopping portal would award me with the most miles or cash back. The two best programs are Shop Discover 5% cash back if you have a Discover Credit Card or Ultimate Rewards. By now, I believe that you all know Ultimate Rewards can be assessed with a Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card, a Chase Ink Bold or a Chase Ink Plus Business card
I ended up using the Chase Ultimate Rewards to get 4 points/$ via the portal bonus. By using my Chase Ink Bold, I got another 5 points/$ for office supply store purchase (anything at Staples would qualify). In total, I got 9 points/$ = 2,250 points = $45 in value.
The Nexus Play Store App couldn’t load which didn’t allow me to download new apps therefore the tablet was useless. After Google Rep gave up on fixing the device over the phone, they recommended me to return it. I went to a Staples store in south Austin to return and was given 2 options: credit back to my credit card or cash. I knew right away that cash would do it.
After all, I still keep the points and get back all of my spending with cash. This could be a great way to meet minimum spending requirement and even to make extra points. That was EASY
If I were to scale it to 4 Nexus tablets, I would essentially make 9,000 points with no money out of pocket. Staples’ return policy is 14 days since the day of sales with receipt. If you don’t have a Chase Ultimate Reward Credit Card, I suggest to use other shopping portals such as American Airline or Shop Discover.