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Office Depot Visa Gift Card Deal Cancelled
A couple of weeks ago Office Depot and Officemax ran a pretty amazing instant rebate promotion on Mastercard gift cards. That deal proved to be too popular and they ended it after just a couple of days when it was supposed to run for two weeks.
Then, this week the stores began running a negative cost Visa gift card deal. While not as lucrative or popular as the Mastercard promotion, it was still a nice way to generate 5X points and a small profit if you have a Chase Ink Plus/Cash/Bold card.
The key word is “was”. The deal was supposed to run through the end of business today, but I am hearing from multiple readers that it was pulled as of yesterday. If you try to buy Visa gift cards today, no discount is given.
Based on these last two promotions, here are a couple of takeaways:
- These negative cost deals are more popular than ever.
- Office Depot is willing to pull the deals without any notice.
- It is definitely best to maximize these deals as early on as possible and not wait until the published end dates since it is likely that they will be pulled.
It stinks to see yet another deal pulled early, although at least this one lasted 6 days. Were you able to do well with this deal? Did you get denied a discount today? Share your experiences in the comments.
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