March 31, 2012
Yesterday I declared that I was pulling the plug on the Home Depot double dip experiment. In that post I wrote that a few people who tried buying Home Depot gift cards through the Ultimate Rewards Mall failed to get any points. Worse, when they used the gift cards through the Ultimate Rewards Mall they didn’t get any points that way either.
Interestingly, several people wrote in the comments that they did get points for using gift cards, but they had paid at least part of the total with a credit card. So, it looks like it may be possible to double dip by buying discounted gift cards (find them at GiftCardGranny.com) and then using them through the Ultimate Rewards Mall, as long as the gift cards don’t cover the whole purchase. Personally I think I’d rather just shop directly for 10X than chance not getting points at all.
Another mistake I made was when I declared that yesterday was likely the last day for 10 points per dollar at Home Depot. Somehow I thought that yesterday was the last day of March. Mrs. Miler has since corrected me, so I’m now under the impression that today is the last day of March. Please correct me if I’m wrong about that. Anyway, based on my new perspective of the Gregorian calendar, I now think that today may be the last day for 10X at Home Depot.