Earn Profit & 5X: Office Depot/Officemax Instant Rebate Amex Gift Card Deal (YMMV)

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Gift Card Deal

Office Depot/Officemax Amex Gift Card Instant Rebate

I love when office supply stores have deals on gift cards. We haven’t seen a deal from Office Depot or Officemax for awhile, however Staples deals have been fairly frequent. The nice thing about Office Depot and Officemax is their rebates are instant and you don’t have to wait to get your money.

Update: As few people have mentioned in the comments, this offer is not available everywhere, so make sure you check before completing your purchase.

The Deal

Save $10 When you buy $150 or more in American Express® Gift Cards.

Key Terms

  • Offer valid 2/12/17 to 2/18/17.
  • Limit 2 offers per household/business.
  • Maximizing the Deal

Maximizing Deal

This deal is best maximized by using a card that earns 5X at office supply stores like the Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Cash. You can also use an Amex SimplyCash Plus which earns 5% cashback at office supply stores.

Using the Chase Ink, the optimal strategy is to purchase 2 of the $200 cards which cost $206.95 each. Here is the math:

Cost: $413.90
Instant Savings: $20
Final Cost: -$6.10
UR Points Earned: 2,070

Need to Know

  • Amex gift cards are not PIN-enabled and cannot be loaded to prepaid cards such as Bluebird/Serve.
  • You can use Amex gift cards to buy merchandise anywhere Amex is accepted and some stores will allow you to buy other gift cards with them.
  • Some stores will allow you to purchase more than 2 if you have separate businesses, however the discount may be limited to two per transaction.

Conclusion

This deal isn’t as good as Visa or Mastercard gift card deals since those cards are easier to dispose of, but this is still a negative cost way to earn a few bucks plus 5X Ultimate Rewards if you have a Chase Ink. For many, using the Amex gift cards for normal spend may be a good move considering the profit and 5X.

HT: Doctor of Credit


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13 COMMENTS

  1. I went to an Officemax today and they told me they knew nothing of this offer. I even asked them to check in that special notebook of offer codes they keep near the register, and they couldn’t find anything. Has anyone else had any luck?

  2. Please change that this might be dependent on the Office Depot or Office Max. Many people throughout the country have tried at Office Depot and Office Max and have not gotten this offer.

  3. Tried it at my reliable O/M store and no discount at the register. Manager was not aware of this but willing to test it. This must be from an old promo that some store must have never taken down.

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