Office Depot Visa Gift Card Deal Ending
One of our favorite deals is ending today. The Office Depot Visa gift card deal (and Office Max) that launched earlier in the week will be no more when the clock strikes midnight. This is a way to rack up 5X Ultimate Rewards at a negative cost 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 9/9/23: This offer is ending today.
Details Of The Offer
The current details of the upcoming offer are as follows:
- Offer valid from 9/3/23 – 9/9/23
- Spend $300+ on Visa 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 Visa 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 Visa gift cards and get the extra 500 points. If the store will allow you to buy 3 at one time you may be surprised by what you find.
What Can You Do With These Cards?
You can use these cards wherever Visa 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!
Office Depot Visa 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 this week as well. Happy Ultimate Reward'ing next week!