Office Depot and OfficeMax stores have returned with a profitable gift card deal this week on Mastercard gift cards.

Mastercard Gift Card

The Deal

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

Key Terms

  • Valid August 14-20, 2022.
  • Limit 1 per household/business (YMMV)

Quick Thoughts

As always with these types of deals, the best option points-wise is to buy two $200 Mastercard gift cards. Although you’ll pay an additional $1 in purchase fees, you’ll get an additional $101 worth of spend which can be worth far more than $1 if paying with a card that earns more at office supply stores such as the Chase Ink Cash or Ink Plus cards.

With two $6.95 fees, you’ll make $1.10 profit in addition to 1,995 Ultimate Rewards points for every two $200 Mastercard gift cards that you buy.

You’ll come out even further ahead by linking your payment card in the Dosh app. Dosh offers 2% cashback at Office Depot/OfficeMax with a limit of $10 cashback per day. Gift card purchases are excluded, but enforcement has varied (some have had cash back clawed back, others haven’t. YMMV).

I know some people aren’t keen on buying Mastercard gift cards due to fraud issues/compromised cards in the past. It’s been quite some time since I’ve heard reports of issues of that kind, so I wouldn’t be unduly concerned on that front.

h/t Doctor of Credit

Past Deals

  • May 15-21, 2022
  • February 13-19, 2022
  • November 28-December 4, 2021
  • September 26-October 2, 2021
  • August 15-21, 2021
  • May 16-22, 2021
  • December 6-12, 2020
  • September 20-26, 2020
  • December 8-14, 2019
  • August 18-24, 2019

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Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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