$55 Dollar Cologne for $20 (Staples Continued)

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Yeah! It really happened! It amused me.

My Staples drama has been well-documented. But then, a funny thing happened. I got 5% cash-back rewards from my $500 free after rebate purchase.

 

$25 - for free!

$25 – for free!

 

Staples gave me $25 to play with – for free!

So what did I do? Bought a $50 e-gift card to Sephora, right on Staples.com. The card came in my email pretty quickly. The cologne I wanted was $55, but this certificate brought that down, right away, to $30. A pretty nice discount.

Sephora gift card on Staples.com

Sephora gift card on Staples.com

 

So about that other $10 off? I clicked through 2 portals: the AAdvantage portal to buy the gift card from Staples, and the Ultimate Rewards portal to buy the cologne from Sephora.

Staples: $50 x 2 points/dollar = 100 points (worth $2)

Sephora: $55 x 8 points/dollar = 440 points (worth $8)

The points posted, and the cologne shipped free. It smelled all the better knowing I’d gotten it for a smooth $20. Can’t beat that with a stick.

 

Moral of the story: always hop on that free-after-rebate stuff from Staples. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Pretty awesome stuff.

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