[Expired] Easy 5x: $10 off $300 in Visa Gift Cards at Office Max / Office Depot [3/10-3/16/1]

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Starting today, 3/10/19, Office Max / Office Depot is offering an instant $10 off $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards through 3/16/19 (or while supplies last).

The Deal

  • Purchase $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards at Office Max / Office Depot and save $10 instantly from 13/10/19 through 3/16/19
  • Not in this week’s ad but showing up in stores

Key Terms

  • In-store only
  • One offer per transaction (YMMV on multiple transactions)

Quick Thoughts

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%.

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

If your location sells “Everywhere” Visas, those are an even better deal with a lower activation fee, though be sure you know where they work before you get invested in them (running local tests is best practice). Most Visa gift cards at Office Max / Office Depot 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.

While this certainly isn’t as good of a deal as it used to be when $15 or even $20 off of $300 was common, it’s still an easily profitable deal and an easy way to pick up some points. It’s been a while since we’ve seen one of these from Office Max / Office Depot, so it’s good to see the deal back.

Recent previous dates for $10 off of $300 in Visa Gift Cards at Office Max / Office Depot:

  • 11/18/18-11/24/18
  • 10/21/18-10/27/18

H/T: Doctor of Credit

Last updated on March 16th, 2019

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Thank you for letting us know.

Greg
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“Most Visa gift cards at Staples are PIN-enabled, with the PIN being the last four digits of the card.”

Isn’t the deal for Office Max/Office Depot?

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I’m waiting on the $15 rebate. Yes I know this is already profitable. But Lets face it, sometimes these cards are hard to spend. I don’t MS doing the MO thing. I’ll be patient.

Brian
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Brian

I like the Grocery Everywhere because they also work at Target and Walmart. Plus the activation fee is lower.

Talissa
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@Brian “they also work at Target and Walmart” – you can buy MOs with them at Target??

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Anyone having issues with Altitude Reserve at OD using Apple Pay? The POS seems to always ask for a PIN. I always have to pull out my backup CitiDC and finish the tx.