Office Depot Sells $200 ‘Dining Anywhere’ Visa Gift Cards for $204.95

Via travelingwellforless, Office Depot now sells a new kind of Visa gift card called the Dining Anywhere gift card. It comes in a $200 denomination with a $4.95 activation fee, a bit of savings over the standard $6.95 fee.

Use your Dining Everywhere Visa® Gift Card for restaurants and bars, everywhere Visa debit is accepted, even online.

It’s mainly meant for using at dining locations, but as of now, it’s an ordinary PIN-enabled Visa gift card which works anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. (Didn’t work for travelingwellforless on Bluebird, for some reason, but worked everywhere else as debit.)

[Update: A few readers say that it’s not working everywhere, whether with a PIN or without one.]

Dining-Everywhere-Prepaid-Visa-Card

The card is issued by Metabank, and the default PIN is the last 4-digits of the card number.

The card can be found at some Office Depot locations, and the system there allows payment with credit card. Although a brief ‘Only cash purchases allowed’ message does pop up, the system allows credit card payment, without any sort of override. (Note that if you buy $1,000 or more at a time, your driver’s license, date of birth, and address are required.)

Let us know if you this Dining Anywhere card at Office Max or anywhere else in the wild.

Like everything, this probably won’t last forever. They might stop allowing credit card payment. They might increase the fees. Or they might limit its usage to dining only, similar to what happened to those home improvement cards. Use it while you can, just make sure to unload quickly since they might be able to limit its acceptance to dining-only.

It’s also worth noting that these Dining Anywhere Visa gift cards are variable-load $20-$200, versus the standard fixed-value $200 cards. We usually want the highest denomination, but I’m sure the variable-load option will be useful sometime, someplace.

Hat tip to Milestomemories where I first learned about this.

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tr3ndsetr
tr3ndsetr

My Bad, stupidity and greed for buying a stack of GroceryAnywhere, DiningEverywhere, FiveBacks and StyleEverywhere at OD on a recent $10 rebate sale. I had just got my new Ink Cash and was itching it use it for 5x. When i checked the cards at OD ,I fast read “Meta Bank” and assumed they would liquidate like Simon Meta Bank. Well, I was able to buy MO at WM using The FiveBack $4.95 cards without issue. But wen I went back with GroceryAnywhere and StyleAnywhere, after entering pin, message read ” Use alternate card. ” The cards were not registered though, so I might go back and try again tomorrow, otherwise Ill have to think of something else……..

tr3ndsetr
tr3ndsetr

Update: Was able to buy MO at WM with StyleEverywhere $4.95 OD ( which are to be used at department stores) and GroceryAnywhere $4.95 OD ( my WM is a super center maybe why this card worked here ) by swiping and entering the pin ( 4 swipes $799.12) . However DiningEveryWhere does not work. I even tried to buy MO for $49 and not entering the pin , but the same error message appears on the touchpad screen in red letters ” Use alternate form of payment ” .

jc
jc

The *everwhere cards are the worst. e.g. I can’t use the dining everywhere card at 7-eleven to buy food. I got fooled into buying these and will never ever buy any of this restricted crap cards again. Just got with the generic VIsa cards that actually work “everywhere.” This is the biggest false advertising and scam ever.

Bob
Bob

7-11 isn’t a restaurant or a bar, why would you think you could use Dining Anywhere there?

Stacy
Stacy

Dining Everywhere worked for me in local grocery store to buy MO. Did not work in local hardware store to buy small purchase.

Mike
Mike

Style Everywhere didn’t work at online grocery site, used it at raise to buy Walmart gift cards and it processed!

Brad Meyer
Brad Meyer

Anybody seen these at Lowe’s yet? I’ve seen the Style ones there, but since they are useless, I’ve avoided them like the plague.

cataphoresis
cataphoresis

I have had zero problems unloading these at Walmart Supercenters in the MoneyCenter for MO. Done 50 or so without a hitch.

Adrian Garcia
Adrian Garcia

Did you register them first?

Big M
Big M

….Big ups to both Dario and RT!!..I should’ve read the entire thread prior to posting

Big M
Big M

Big thx to RT for the GCZ idea!!…I was about to revert to plan C until I read his post. The takeaway for everyone interested in this thread is to stay far, far, FAR away from StyleEverywhere and only go with Dining or GasEverywhere if you truly want to use the cards via traditional spend in those categories (again, for us here, not a spectacular use of time or spend).

Victory58
Victory58

I have heard somebody have purchased MO with this vgc in USPS store

Victory58
Victory58

Can this kind of vgc load serve onevip?