Update 2: This appears to be dead.
Update: AMEX and Mastercard gift cards are fee-free as well.
Office Depot and Office Max stores aren’t currently charging the normal $5.95 or $6.95 fee for purchasing $100 or $200 Visa gift cards.
Office Depot sells $100 and $200 Vanilla Visa cards that you can pay with a credit card. The variable Vanilla cards are cash only, but the ones with a fixed amount are payable with a credit card.
Office Max sells $100 and $200 Metabank Visa gift cards that you can pay with a credit card.
While reports are that the Office Depot fee-free cards are working nationwide, the Office Max cards are fee-free in some stores while other stores are still charging a fee. You’ll know if it’s fee-free when you bring it to the register to pay…but I can confirm that both stores are fee-free in Kansas 😀
This is valid in-store only and can end at any time.
Use your Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Cash card to get 5 points per dollar spent.
That’s 1,000 points for each $200 card purchased.
You can then use those gift cards on everyday purchases to earn 5 points per dollar everywhere.
Or you can liquidate the cards by loading them onto REDcard or by buying money orders to cash them out. You can upload a MetaBank Visa to Serve or Bluebird at a Walmart ATM (or a willing cashier) without limits but when uploading Vanilla Visa cards to Serve or Bluebird at a WalMart ATM machine you may need to limit it to $49.99 per transaction.