$500 Gift Cards Back at Office Depot

(Thanks to Travel with Grant for this…)

One of the easiest ways to generate minimum spends (or earn a bunch of points on the Chase Ink Bold card) was to buy $500 gift cards at Office Depot. If you used the Ink Bold you’d earn 5X points, and the $500 cards cost only $4.95, so you were getting 2,500 Ultimate Rewards points for $5, which is a really solid deal (there are about 137,241 posts out there about how to use those gift cards to fund Bluebird accounts to pay bills…)

Then a couple of months ago, those cards disappeared from Office Depot, leading to widespread dispair across the points-nerd-o-sphere.

Well, despair no more because as Grant has found (at least at his local Office Depot), those $500 cards are back. I’ll run out and check today in Manhattan, but I’m curious if anyone else has seen these in their local stores.

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  1. It seems like my store is an anomaly and most other OD do not have the cards. Good luck though.

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