Office Depot & Officemax May Be Ending the Visa Gift Card Deal
Last week I broke the news over at Frequent Miler that Office Depot & Officemax were having a killer deal this week. As you probably all know by now, that deal is giving $20 off a $300 Visa gift card purchase instantly.
I have been in trenches at Office Depot and Officemax all week. By now the gift cards racks at a lot of stores are pretty much depleted, but there are a few things I noticed over the past couple of days that have me wondering if this deal will be pulled long before its 5/16 scheduled end date.
- On Wednesday, I went into a store that I had visited a couple of times already. This time all of the Visa gift cards were pulled from the shelf. (Even the $25 and $50 varieties.)
- Yesterday I visited two stores that both said it was a recent corporate policy to go cash only for gift cards. Both stores had official signs out on the gift card rack. (This may or may not be related.)
- Finally, today Office Depot has offically removed any reference to this deal from their ad. Go to the bottom of page 8 and the deal has been removed and replaced with the Office Depot & Officemax logos. (HT: Matt who left this comment.)
What to Do
If you know of a store with a lot of stock, I would probably try to get out there today. Most of the stores in my area are bone dry anyway, but I was hoping to get a restock in the next week or two, but I don’t think that will happen. Again I have no confirmation of this deal ending, but a removal from their ad is a pretty clear sign.
Share With Us
What have your experiences been? Have your local stores pulled cards off of the shelf, gone cash only or otherwise refused to sell you the cards. Have they pulled their ads or is it just business as usual. Let us know in the comments.