Office Depot Mastercard Gift Card Deal
One of our favorite deals is back next week! There is a new Office Depot Mastercard gift card deal (and Office Max) that launches on Sunday. This is a way to rack up 5X Ultimate Rewards fee free with your Chase Ink Cash (or no longer available Chase Ink+). That is because these cards earn 5X at office supply stores. I'll break down the details of the offer and some tips on using the cards.
Update 11/20/23: Offer is now live. HT: Mikey N. in ToP Facebook Group
Details Of The Offer
The current details of the upcoming offer are as follows:
- Offer valid from 11/19 – 11/25
- Spend $300+ on Mastercard gift cards and get $15 off instantly at the register
- Limit of 1 per customer, per store, per day
- Offer is good in store only
This is either a slight money maker or a minimal cost depending on which cards you find. The newest version of $200 Mastercard gift cards cost $7.95 each. You can pair a $200 gift card and a $100 gift card together to meet the requirement and save a little on the fees, but it is a better deal to buy 2 X $200 Mastercard gift cards and get the extra 500 points. If the store will let you buy 3 in one transaction you may be surprised by what you find.
What Can You Do With These Cards?
You can use these cards wherever Mastercard is accepted. They are pin enabled debit cards but can not be used at ATMs. You can use them on everyday regular spend and turn a 1X earning payment into 5X essentially, since that is what you earned on them with your Chase Ink Cash. Sometimes these cards will give you a better price on certain payments because they are treated like a debit card. One example would be cheaper fees on paying your taxes versus using a credit card directly. They are a little more flexible in how you can use them because of them coding as a debit card.
Just be sure you have a use for these cards before you go hog wild. You don't want to have to do a gift card challenge like I did!
Here is a list of previous deals so we can see if there are any patterns:
- 10/22/23 – 10/28/23
- 9/24/23 – 9/30/23
- 8/27/23 – 9/2/23
- 7/30/23 – 8/5/23
- 6/4/23 – 6/10/23
- 5/7/23 – 5/13/23
- 4/9/23 – 4/15/23
- 3/12/23- 3/18/23
- 2/12/23 – 2/18/23
- 1/15/23 – 1/21/23
Office Depot Mastercard Gift Card Deal: ToP Thoughts
I know these deals at Staples and Office Depot are a favorite among miles and points enthusiasts. We will be sure to alert you whenever we see a new one pop up. I'll have a reminder post when the deal is ending later next week as well. Happy Ultimate Reward'ing next week!