(Final Day) Mastercard Gift Card Instant Rebate! $10 off $300+ at Office Depot/Max: Info & How to Maximize

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Mastercard Gift Card Instant Rebate

Office Depot Mastercard Gift Card Rebate

Office Depot and OfficeMax have a new Mastercard gift card deal this week with an opportunity to earn some extra credit card rewards. Let’s take a look at the details.

The Offer

  • Save $10 instantly when you buy $300 of Mastercard gift cards.

Key Terms

  • Limit one (1) offer per customer.
  • Discount applied at register.
  • Offer valid 3/31/19 through 4/6/19.
  • Offer valid in store on Mastercard Gift Cards only.

While the limit of 1 is probably hard-coded into the register, some stores will allow you to do multiple transactions. This varies from store to store and even sometimes from cashier to cashier!

The Math

You can purchase $200 Mastercard gift cards with a $6.95 fee.

Generally the best option is to purchase 2 of the $200 Mastercard gift cards. When doing so, the math works out like this:

  • Cost of cards: $413.90
  • Minus instant rebate: -$10
  • Final cost: $403.90
  • Loss: $3.90

Maximize

It is best to pay with a card that earns 5X at office supply stores such as a Chase Ink Cash/Plus. For example, a Chase Ink card would earn 2,019 Ultimate Rewards pointsAlternatively, an Amex SimplyCash Plus which earns 5% cashback at office supply stores would earn you $20.19 cashback. But might be best to steer clear of gift card purchases with Amex cards.

Liquidating

Mastercard gift card deals are not as good as Visa deals since they’re a hassle to liquidate. For more detailed information on liquidating these cards, see: How To Liquidate Prepaid Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards

Conclusion

This is not the best deal since the instant discount is only $10 and it only applies to Mastercard gift cards. However, this is one of the few avenues left for extra credit card rewards as many other 5X opportunities drying up. So it could be useful to add some Ultimate Rewards to your accounts.

Happy 5Xing!

HT: Frequent Miler

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