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Office Max / Office Depot is offering $10 off $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards. This includes many (all?) types of Visa Gift Cards through 10/27/18.
- Save $10 instantly when you buy $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards
- Valid 10/21/18-10/27/18
- Limit 1 offer per customer
- In-store only
A nice thing about this week’s discount is that it includes the Everywhere cards (i.e. Dining Everywhere, Style Everywhere, Grocery Everywhere, etc), which have lower purchase fees (but are also more restrictive, so run tests before you purchase many).
This deal is best maximized by paying with a card that earns 5x/5% at office supply stores (See: Best Category Bonuses). To maximize rewards and minimize activation fees as a percentage of cost, you would want to buy two $200 Visa Gift cards. Alternatively, you could buy one $100 gift card and one $200 gift card (or any other combination to reach $300 in gift cards), but activation fees will cumulatively make up a higher percentage of your purchase price — so you might as well earn some more rewards at 5X/5%.
If you buy the “Everywhere” Visas, the deal wipes out the activation fees. Assuming you buy regular Metabank Visas / 5 Back Visas with a $6.95 activation fee, here’s the rewards breakdown:
$413.90 (2x $200 Visa Gift Card + activation)
-$10.00 instant discount
$403.90 + 2019.5 Ultimate Rewards OR $20.20 cash back
Most Visa gift cards at Staples are PIN-enabled, with the PIN being the last four digits of the card. For more information on these cards, see our Beginner’s Guide to Buying & Liquidating Visa and Mastercard Gift Cards.
H/T to a member of our Frequent Miler Insiders group for the featured image and to Win at the Chicago Seminars
Last updated on October 27th, 2018