[Expired] Save $10 on $300+ in Visa Gift Cards at Office Max / Office Depot

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Through Saturday, December 23rd, you can save $10 on $300+ in Visa Gift Cards at Office Max / Office Depot. While less generous than previous promotions, it will still help you towards beating the activation fees when stacked with your credit card rewards.

The Deal

  • Save $10 instantly when you buy $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards
  • Link to weekly ad (see page 22)

Key Terms

  • Valid 12/17/17-12/23/17
  • Limit 1 offer per customer
  • In-store only

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%. 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

These Visa gift cards should be 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.

The lower instant rebate (past instant rebates have been $15 or $20) is disappointing. However, it still might make sense as the value of the rewards continues to outweigh the cost of activation.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Tried to hit 2 stores 30 minutes after opening time this morning and both were already sold out of $200 cards!

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If we use heavily in different stores, does chase shutdown accounts??

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Worked on the Groceries Everywhere visas with the lower fees.