OfficeMax/Office Depot, $10 Off $50 Gift Card Purchase (4/2 – 4/15)

Visit your local OfficeMax to save $10 instantly when you buy $50 or more in these select gift cards:

  • Mastercard
  • Toys ‘R’ Us
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Groupon
  • Fandango
  • Catherines
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It’s great to see that Mastercard gift cards are included in the offer, but you can alos get nice discounts to any of the merchants included, especially when combined with 5x in credit card rewards.

  • Offer valid 4/02/2017 – 4/15/2017
  • Limit 2 offers per household/business.
  • Must meet $50 minimum spend by any combination of featured gift cards

How To Maximize

To maximize this offer you need to use a credit card that earns 5X at office supply stores such as the Chase Ink cards or Amex SimplyCash Plus. Personally I would use my Chase Ink Plus or Bold (yes I still have one of those). Let’s see how it works when you purchase a $200 Mastercard gift card:

  • Cost: $206.95
  • Instant Savings: $20
  • Final Cost: -$13.05
  • UR Points Earned: 1,035

So you’re earning $13 dollars on the purchase and 1,035 MR points that should easily be worth over $15. Close to $30 in total.

Guru’s Wrap-Up

This is an amazing deal from OfficeMax/Office Depot that can earn you cash or great discounts at several merchants. Just make sure that your store is offering this promotion before making a purchase. You can also mix and match gift cards to reach the $50 spending threshold.

HT: LaptopTravel

15 thoughts on “OfficeMax/Office Depot, $10 Off $50 Gift Card Purchase (4/2 – 4/15)

  1. Alas! they ended it a lot earlier today.

    Next time another deal comes, people should know to act quickly, deals like this can be ended abruptly w/o notice/explanation.

  2. There are reports this deal will end tonight. For those who have been procrastinating, take your chance now if you’re in an area where compromised cards are prevalent.

    Hopefully, reports are false alarm but it’s best to be informed.

    • I meant buy them if you’re in areas where compromised cards are NOT prevalent. If you already know from several DPs your area has the problematic cards, buying them is asking for trouble.

  3. I have had issues twice with these MCGC. It is a pain to deal with USB but you should be able to work it out eventually. Just be persistent and as noted above don’t pay anything extra for postage or activation fees since you’re not at fault. It shouldn’t really be this hard to get a card replaces when the bank is clearly at fault, but it is what it is.

    If you bought them at a store with a friendly manager, it’s probably worth it to ask them to sort it out.

  4. IMO, it also bears repeating for those who bought compromised cards ( those cards already locked by USB prior to activation), think more than twice BEFORE DOING A CHARGEBACK because it’s not the merchant’s fault. Think of long term consequences where the merchant will eventually say CASH ONLY for all types of GCs. This has happened with several merchants who just went to cash since they did not want to deal with fraud issues selling GCs. In the end, those who MS will be adversely affected when Visa GC offers come along and they can no longer buy them with CC. I’m not saying do not do anything but the merchant should not be the one to suffer for CC chargebacks when the fault lies with USBank.

    The one who should fix the problem is USBank and assert your right to waive the fees if they send you a replacement card. Why should you pay another fee when it’s not even your fault that they locked the cards you bought and were activated at the register? I cannot understand why they cannot block those cards at the register so they don’t get activated and unsuspecting buyers will not have to call them to get a replacement.

    If they are able to lock cards they deemed compromise, why can’t they also block their activation at POS?

  5. PSA to everyone to be careful about these MCGCs. Make sure to check your balance immediately after buying and IF POSSIBLE, drain it all immediately to prevent your funds from getting stolen. I drain them minutes after buying to them, so far so good.

    Lots of warnings on FlyerTalk and DoctorofCredit so if you’re in one of the areas where card fraud is prevalent, think twice before you buy these GCs.

    I’m wishful thinking that USBank who issues these GCs that aren’t very secure will be fined several millions since they keep selling these cards inspite of several complaints of funds getting stolen right after buying them.

    • I’ve never had any issues with MCGCs but that’s a fair warning. Holding on to gift card for too long is always risky.

    • depending on your store if they’ll allow you but at mine, the manager doesn’t mind especially for the “regulars” they see all the time.

      I can confirm the variable $200 MCGC gave $20 instant discount and I paid with INK+ done six times.

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