You can get $15 off $300 of Mastercard gift cards from Office Max or Office Depot stores through 9/15.
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Some stores may limit you to 1 transaction, but some stores won’t have any limits at all, which would allow you to scale the savings quite nicely.
If you buy 2 $200 Mastercard gift cards in store you’ll pay $398.90 including fees and you’ll earn 1,995 points by charging it to an Ink Plus or Ink Cash card.
If you buy a $100 and a $200 Mastercard gift cards in store you’ll pay $297.90 including fees and you’ll earn 1,490 points by charging it to an Ink Plus or Ink Cash card.
You can pay bills up to $250 each with Plastiq using a Mastercard and Masterpass without paying any fees until 9/30. If you signup via this Plastiq referral link and make a $500+ payment, you’ll get the fee waived on your next $500 payment.
Mastercard gift cards should have the PIN number in the package. They’re a bit trickier to use at WalMart, you need to hit cancel on the keypad after swiping it in order to change it to a debit payment before using it to load Bluebird, buying money orders, or using bill pay. You can also buy money orders at various grocery stores and gas stations.
Or you can donate the gift card to charity and get a receipt for the full face value.
Or you can give away a gift card as a wedding or Bar Mitzvah gift.
Or you can always use it for everyday spending while earning 5% or 5 points per dollar everhwhere.
It’s worth noting that some people have reported that their Mastercard gift cards have been hacked and they have had to file a report in order to get their funds back. That hasn’t happened when I’ve bought Mastercard gift cards, but you may not want to hang onto them for long just in case.