OfficeMax $20 off $300 MasterCard gift cards

Valid 1/19 to 1/25

This week, OfficeMax is offering $20 off when you purchase $300 in MasterCard gift cards (in-store only).  Savings should be applied automatically at the register.  Limit 2 discounts per customer.  It is not limited to 2 gift cards, but to two $20 discounts.  Best option: buy three $200 MasterCard gift cards for $40 off.  Make sure to pay with a card that offers bonus points at office supply stores!

DeltaPoints has more details here.  Apparently you can return each day to buy $600 more. More details also at FatWallet, here.

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17 Comments on "OfficeMax $20 off $300 MasterCard gift cards"

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nancy
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So do you get $20 off of $300 in gift cards? Or does that discount apply to other merchandise you purchase at the same time?

Frequent Miler
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This discount is just for MasterCard gift cards

nancy
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I’ve really had problems with Walmart loading gift cards (visa) and the Paypal Prepaid card from the recent CVS promotion to my bluebird. They would not do it. Any ideas on how to work around this? I’m apprehensive to get any more gift cards.

bmau09
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Do you have to bring any physical coupon? Or will the cashier just apply the discount at the register?

Frequent Miler
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I think it will ring up automatically. If not, the cashier may have a coupon to scan, but you shouldn’t have to bring anything.

Tom
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Actually, HT to explorer84 who reported it on Jan 17 on FT.

Frequent Miler
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Well, this HT went to the person who let me know about it. It’s interesting to hear that FT got this before the FatWallet/SlickDeals crowds

Wei Cheng
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I tried to use those master card to do bill pay in walmart, but it failed immediately. However, the visa gift card I brought from Staples works. Does any one have experience with liquidize master gift cards in Walmart? or do you have any other idea how to liquidize it?

Matthew Cushing
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Does this work if you buy $400 (two $200 cards)? Seems this would be a better value than two $150’s or $200 & $100.

Frequent Miler
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three $200 cards is the best deal because you then get two $20 discounts

Nick from Personal Finance Digest
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This is an amazing deal. I can confirm that buying $600 works.

Mauricio
Guest

I bought two sets of $600 each at the same store at different times yesterday and had no problem. Going back for another set today to the same store. Free money and free points!

kc
Guest

Really appreciate letting us know.

A weird thing happened to me in the store today, I bought 3 $200 MC GCs and when I came back, I realized to my horror that one of the cards wasn’t activated. Assuming an activation issue, I called the number at the back of the card but they weren’t very helpful. So I immediately ran to the store and the same person who activated these cards pointed to the receipt and told me that the serial number of the card doesn’t even match the one on the receipt. Amidst all the confusion in the line, I think she managed to switch the activated card with another not-activated card. The manager of the store tried to call master card herself but I guess they gave her the same answer. After confirming my story on the store camera, she said she will have to talk to the loss prevention center to see how she can resolve it. Not sure if this has happened to someone, but sometimes these things can be very frustrating.

Frequent Miler
Guest

Wow, that stinks! Sorry you had that happen!

Luke
Guest

dear FM, it’s too bad I have to go to mexico today since i could keep racking up UR points with this unbelievable deal. I already got 15k. Even if I didn’t go, I already bought all the $200 GC, and all in 3 days. This is my first time of being able to make so many points and money in such a short time. Thank you

nancy
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I went to Walmart to load these Mastercards to my Bluebird. No go. I called CS to see if the activation/registration went through. They explained that the TC said that you can’t use them to load a card. Anyone find a way to work around this? I need to pay my credit card bill soon and don’t have $600 worth of expenses to use them to pay for.

TraderB52
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Nancy,
-activate you card online. Load Amex Target. withdrow mone at Costco.
-get pin. Some of CVS let you buy VR with gift mastercard