HOT YET AGAIN! Make Money & 5X At Office Depot/OfficeMax: $15 Instant Rebate on Visa Gift Cards!

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Free Points & Profit at Officemax & Office Depot

After being dormant for a while, Office Depot and OfficeMax are back with another great money making offer. This follows a similar offer a follows a very similar deal last month for MasterCard gift cards.

The Offer

  • Save $15 instantly when you buy $300 or more in Visa gift cards.

Key Terms

  • In-store only.
  • Limit two offers per household/business.
  • Discount is taken at the register.
  • Valid 10/09/16-10/15/16

The Math

The max denomination you can purchase of Visa gift cards at Office Depot and OfficeMax is $200 for a fee of $6.95.

With a limit of 2, the best option is to purchase 3 of the $200 Visa gift cards. The math works out like this:

  • Cost of cards: $620.85
  • Minus instant rebate: -$30
  • Final cost: $590.85
  • Profit: $9.15

It is best to pay with a card that earns 5X at office supply stores such as a Chase Ink. For example, a Chase Ink card would also earn 2,954 Ultimate Rewards points. Alternatively, an Amex SimplyCash Plus which earns 5% cashback at office supply stores would put an additional $29.54 in your pocket.

The Limit

There is a limit of 2 discounts per transaction and this is generally enforced. In the past sometimes the register has taken off more than two discounts if you purchase more cards, however those glitches are fixed quickly. It may also be possible to ask the cashier to ring you up in multiple transactions. Some stores are stricter than others. In other words, there is a limit, but it isn’t always enforced, but sometimes it is.

Liquidating

Visa gift cards sold by Officemax/Office Depot are issued by Metabank and are pin-enabled. These cards should work fine to load Bluebird/Serve at Walmart. They also generally work for money orders if that is your thing. For more detailed information on liquidating these cards, see: How To Liquidate Prepaid Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards

Conclusion

This is yet another very good deal. I would expect the stock of cards to go quickly at some stores. Since this deal has already started, it is probably best to get to your local store sooner rather than later. Happy 5Xing.

HT: SlickDeals and Miles to Memories Facebook group member Thomas


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13 COMMENTS

  1. Under Liquidating, the article talks about Mastercard Gift cards, but this is for the Visa gift card deal. Thanks for the heads up, I love these deals!!

  2. I haven’t seen a single fixed value Visa card in my rounds today. Did these disappear (recently)?

    Plenty of $20-200 variable Visa cards, but most cashiers are claiming cash ONLY for these…..

    • I’ll let Shawn or somebody else correct me if I’m wrong, but I think most (all?) of the VGC at OD/OM are variable load ($20-$200). I can attest to the fact that these will trigger the $15 promotion. I have bought 3 x $200 at multiple stores and received $30 off (just like the math in the post). As for cashiers requiring cash for these cards, I think that’s a YMMV thing. Their systems certainly allow for CC payment.

      • Agreed. I’m running 50% success rate. Some stores allow CC on the variable load visas ($20-200) and others do not.

        Seems a little ridiculous for the stores that are not allowing it. They tell me I can purchase the $200 fixed MC with a CC, but then I ask them if I can load $20 on the variables and use a CC and I get a “no.”

        I ask “why?” and I get a blank stare back. Asset protection my butt.

        • The other crazy thing is that my stores (true everywhere??) don’t carry fixed-price VGC (or, if they do, they are very small denomination). So how is a buyer supposed to get to the $300 level (to trigger the $15 rebate), if not via the variable-load $20-$200’s?

  3. Found a bunch of $20-$500 visa cards (cash only) but they were not coded for the discount/bonus this time, just the $20-$200 cards…bummer…would have been an easy on the spot 3% gain….

  4. So, if I can find the $200 gift card at OD/OF, then loan them to my Bluebird Account, can I eventually take out the cash at a MoneyPass ATM without fee ?

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