Free Points & Profit at Officemax
Officemax is offering a $15 instant rebate on the purchase of $300 or more in Visa gift cards through 8/29. (In-store only.) There is a limit of 2 rebates per customer, so purchasing $600 in cards in one transaction will trigger a $30 instant rebate.
I was able to confirm that this deal works earlier today. The discount is taken off instantly and all of my local Officemax stores had a sign posted advertising the deal. Unfortunately it seems that the discount is not available at Office Depot stores.
If you purchase 3 x $200 cards, the total should come out to $590.85. For those people with a Chase Ink, this means a $9.15 profit plus 2,955 Ultimate Rewards points. If there aren’t any $200 cards left, you can purchase 6 x $100 cards for a final cost of $5.70. Not nearly as good a deal, but with Ink it would still generate about 3,000 points.
Visa gift cards sold by Officemax are issued by Metabank and are pin-enabled. By default, the pin is automatically set as the last four digits of the card number. These cards should work fine to load Bluebird/Serve at Walmart and REDbird at Target.
Don’t be surprised if your local Officemax is already wiped out of $200 Visa gift cards. These deals are popular and those cards go quick. With that said, if you are able to find some, then this is a no-brainer. Free money and points are hard to turn down, but don’t waste too much time trying to track down cards.
HT: Dan’s Deals