Office Depot Visa Gift Card Deal
This morning Staple’s advertised fee-free Visa promotion began and apparently Office Depot/Officemax want to join in on the fun as well with a profitable promotion. Let’s take a look.
- Buy $300 or more in select Visa Gift Cards, save $15 instantly. Offer good on the Fuel Everywhere, Grocery Everywhere, Dining Everywhere, Movies Everywhere and Style Everywhere cards.
- Limit one (1) offer per customer.
- Discount applied at register.
- Offer valid 5/6/18-5/12/18
- In-store 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!
You can purchase $200 Everywhere Visa gift cards with a $4.95 fee.
Generally the best option is to purchase 2 of the $200 Visa gift cards. When doing so, the math works out like this:
- Cost of cards: $409.90
- Minus instant rebate: -$15
- Final cost: $394.90
- Profit: $5.10
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 1,975 Ultimate Rewards points. Alternatively, an Amex SimplyCash Plus which earns 5% cashback at office supply stores would earn you $19.75 cashback.
Everywhere Visa gift cards sold by Officemax/Office Depot are issued by Metabank and are pin-enabled. These cards only work at the type of retailer mentioned in the card name. Many of the types of cards work at Walmart, but it’s best to know what you are doing with the particular flavor you purchase before going in too deep on buying these.
Between fee-free Visas at Staples, this deal and a number of other amazing Mother’s Day gift card deals, this has turned out to be an amazing week for those among us who like to purchase gift cards. I’m just sad I’ll be traveling for most of this week. 🙁
HT: Doctor of Credit