Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Elegant Solution to Gift Card Doldrums

I love StaplesBack in March I griped about Staples and their affinity for handing out pre-paid gift cards instead of checks. I've found the perfect solution!

1. Call the number on the back of the card: 866-923-0052
2. Press 0 for operator
3. Request a check instead

The associate will ask for the tracking number on the back of the pre-paid card, disable it, then process a paper check that arrives in "7-10 business days."

Oh Staples, I have mad love for you!