(EXPIRED) Office Depot/OfficeMax: Buy $300+ Mastercard Gift Cards & Get $15 Back (Ends 9/26/20)

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Office Depot and OfficeMax are running another profitable deal on Mastercard gift cards this week, although it’s a return to an old type of deal rather than their more recent “Buy $100, Get $10 Off” deals.

Office Depot OfficeMax MGC 09.20.20

The Deal

  • Buy $300+ Mastercard gift cards at Office Depot/OfficeMax and get $15 off.

Key Terms

  • Expires September 26, 2020.
  • Limit 1 per customer.

Quick Thoughts

To maximize the number of points you earn, it makes sense to buy two $200 Mastercard gift cards, especially if you have a Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash card seeing as those earn 5x/5% at office supply stores.

The $200 cards come with a $6.95 activation fee, so buying two cards costs you $398.90 after the $15 instant discount, meaning you make a $1.10 profit. Paying with a 5x card earns you 1,995 Ultimate Rewards points too.

Some people have had issues with Mastercard gift cards in the past, although it’s been a year or two since I heard of any significant issues, so hopefully those problems have been resolved.

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Stephen, do we know that they don’t enforce the “one per customer” limit if you buy the 2 $200 cards?

Rob P

Thank you for the heads up!

Rob B

$1.10 profit……… really? Oh, I forgot the almost $2 in CSR points. The car operating costs to drive to Office Max would be several times that.


You should probably refrain from commenting about something you know nothing about.

Parts Unknown

With a CSR & ink cash the profit on 2x $200’s is around $31.02 (with pay yourself back & minus any liquidation cost), which is just a bit less than 7.8%.


What an idiot LOL. But then luckily most people are dense like Rob B, less competition for the GCs. Better to not explain how things work. Yes, please stay at home and save your gas money – good idea =)

Tim T

You are right. Dont go. More for us dumb folks.

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