Yesterday I mentioned an offer from Staples to get a $20 gift card for buying at least $300 in American Express gift cards. I meant to post this last night as well but time got away from me. Office Depot and Office Max are also offering a deal on American Express gift cards this week. From now through Saturday, June 14th you can receive a discount of $15 off when you purchase $150 or more in American Express gift cards. Unlike the Staples deal, this is not a rebate nor is it in the form of a gift card. The $15 is deducted right off the price at the register.
The terms specifically exclude the $200 gift cards from this offer so you will have to buy 2 of the $100 gift cards or a $100 and a $50. This reduces the deal a little as you end up paying 2 purchase fees instead of just one. But in the end you still end up with a small profit plus 5x Ultimate Rewards points for using your Chase Ink cards.
The terms also state that it is one per household/business however all that really means is one per transaction. Since there is no rebate involved there is nothing to tie it to you so you can repeat this as many times as you want in multiple transactions as long as the store clerks are comfortable with it.
Also, like I mentioned yesterday, American Express gift cards are a lot harder to liquidate than Visa/MC gift cards so make sure you have a plan to use these cards or a strategy to unload them before you go on a crazy buying spree!
Valid 6/8/14 through 6/14/14
Purchase must be in one transaction. Offer excludes $200 Gift Card denomination and the variable load $25–$500 Gift Cards. Purchase Fees apply. Limit 1 per household/business. Terms and conditions apply.
American Express Gift Card Offer: Purchase must be in one transaction. Limit 1 offer per customer/household. Offer excludes $200 Gift Card denomination and the variable load $25-$500 Gift Cards. Purchase Fees apply. Terms and Conditions apply to Gift Cards. Some limitations apply. Visit Americanexpress.com/gift for complete terms and Cardholder Agreement. Card issued by American Express Prepaid Card Management Corporation. American Express is not the sponsor of this promotion.