Posted by William Charles on July 21, 2015
AmEx Offers

Published on July 21st, 2015 | by William Charles

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[Dead] AmEx Offer: Spend $50+ At Office Max/Depot, Receive $10 Statement Credit $8+ Profit Per Card, #AmExOfficeDepot

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Spend $50 or more using an American Express credit card that is enrolled in this Amex Sync offer at Office Depot or OfficeMax and receive a statement credit of $10

amex office depot

The Fine Print

  • Valid until September 7th, 2015
  • Valid in-store at Office Depot, OfficeMax
  • Valid online at officedepot.com
  • Not valid for e-gift card purchases
  • Excludes military stores and all third party sites

Our Verdict

Office Max & Office Depot both sell $200 Visa ($6.95 fee applies) gift cards, what makes this deal even better is that it’s possible to split tender (e.g use multiple American Express cards on a single purchase. Make sure you’re polite and friendly when you ask to do this as always). Your best bet would be to split one $206.95 gift card purchase onto four cards, here is your profit breakdown:

  • Purchase $200 gift card for $206.95 (-$6.95) using four American Express cards enrolled in this offer
  • Earn $10 statement credit per card (+$40)
  • Liquidate $200 Visa gift card (+$200)

In the end you’ll make a profit of $33.05 per four American Express cards, you’ll also earn whatever rewards points/miles your card normally earns as well.

Hat tip to Oren’s Money Saver



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Oren

Nice call on the split tendering. You can sell gift cards for 86% to SaveYa. Profit of $3. In case you can’t get to a store.

My mind doesn’t work so well in the middle of the night 😉

Joe W.
Joe W.

If I’m doing the math correctly, this could be even more profitable if you just buy one Visa GC per AmEx card and split the tender with a 5x card like the Ink Plus.

1. Buy $200 gift card for $206.95 using one AmEx for $50 and Ink Plus for the remaining $156.95
2. Earn $10 statement credit from AmEx
3. Earn 5x points on $156.95 from Ink Plus (784 Ultimate Rewards points = $7.84 in cash back.

Total profit per AmEx card: $10.89

Of course, if you value Ultimate Rewards points at more than $.01 you’re getting even more value out of it. I value them at $.02 so I would be getting $18.69 in value per AmEx card.

Maury
Maury

What is the best way to liquidate these cards? Thanks

Matt
Matt

I plan to liquidate using my RedBird

Jacinto
Jacinto

Tried to do split tender at OD today. Cashier told me to swipe my Amex card for $206.95 and she would then try to change the amount to $50. Would not work. Ended up paying entire $206.95 with one Amex card. Any hints on how to instruct cashier on how to execute split tender of $50 each?

Mark O
Mark O

Gonna use for some ebay gift cards and then try to buy discounted gift cards!

Alex
Alex

It is hard-coded now. The computer system will not allow you to split the payment any more. You can only pay the amount by using one card.

Yeshu
Yeshu

Are you sure? I was able to do a split tender at a local OfficeMax recently.

Yeshu
Yeshu

Will, this is dead now. Can you update your post?

Albrecht
Albrecht

That was fast: Sorry, max # of Card Members have enrolled in #AmexOfficeDepot

happyfeet
happyfeet

I saw the offer at all my cards + au cards at 4am PT when I was awaken by the earthquake. I wanted to wait until this morning so I can open up different internet servers to enroll. But they are all gone now. None of my cards + au cards show the offer anymore 🙁

lcqqhahaha
lcqqhahaha

I will buy some 50 shell gas card

Mark O
Mark O

That is how I buy my gas with the ink to get 5pts per dollar and then 10 cents off at the pump since they give you the cash rate…planning on picking up some of those along with some ebay cards.

Raghu Narayanan
Raghu Narayanan

Split tender does not work. Called OD, store clerk (2 of them ) told me of couse you can split tender. Drove 5 miles to store. Lock down. Store Manager says NO split tender

CtownBin
CtownBin

I did a split tender very recently at OfficeMax, as did another commenter above. It probably works at OfficeMax and doesn’t work at OD- their systems haven’t completely merged.

Summer
Summer

Split tender not working at OM either. The cashier tried & even called for help from a manager. The manager tried it again, but no shot. He thinks it might have to do with a recent update to the registers. Oh well!

Alfred
Alfred

Did a split tender on 4 cards today with $50+ on each card at OD. On swiping each card , the terminal asked if amount correct, i entered No, then the cashier keyed in the amount i wanted.

Rowan
Rowan

Thanks for your in-store report Alfred – it helped me secure a split tender transaction that was about to get shot down due to the seemingly knowledgeable assistant manager’s belief that it couldn’t be done with VGC’s… After I showed him your comment he figured out the correct process and I managed to avoid having to cut deep into my profit on the deal by buying individual $50 cards!

Also, I highly recommend returning the favor for our cashiers by filling out the store receipt survey (and FYI: apparently the transaction needs to be rated as “highly satisfied” or else it counts as a negative stat for the them.)

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