Office Depot is offering a $15 instant discount when you buy $300 or more. The promotion ends today. It gets better since you can earn 5X at office supply stores with a couple of cards. The offer is not in this week’s ad, but it’s being advertised in stores.
- Limit one (1) offer per customer.
- Discount applied at register.
- Offer valid 12/15 – 12/21/2019
- Offer valid in store on Visa® Gift Cards only.
- Visa Gift Card is issued by Metabank.
Maximizing The Offer
Office Depot and OfficeMax sell $200 Visa gift cards that have an activation fee of $6.95. To get the $15 instant discount, you need to spend at least $300. To maximize credit card rewards, it’s best to purchase two $200 Visa gift cards, which will cost you $413.90. Take off $15 at the register and you’re paying just $398.90. You make a small profit of $1.10, but let’s also look at the points that you can earn.
If you have a Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Cash card, you would earn 1,995 Ultimate Rewards points. You can also use a Amex SimplyCash Plus Business Card which earns 5% cashback at office supply stores as well. That would give you $19.95 in cashback. However Chase Ink Plus/Cash would be my choices as UR points are more valuable than cash and Amex has been cracking down on gift card purchases.
This Office Depot visa gift card deal is a good opportunity to get free Ultimate Rewards points, or just cashback. Definitely worth a trip if you have a location nearby. Today is the last day, so hopefully they still have some more $200 denominations in stock.