Update: 03/06, Let the good times roll…at least until 03/08! The spoils goes to those who conquer from within 😉
Update, 03/03: I’m already in for $5K so far, post your results in the comments! Yesterday was a bit of a pain as the promotion wasn’t properly activated and had to be manually applied by a store manager but today was easy sailing.
I’ve been buying 5 of the $200 cards in a single transaction and the coupon that they scan at the register automatically takes off $60. Total comes out to $974.75 for $1,000 in Visa cards and more importantly, quintuple points!
Originally posted on 02/28:
A $100 card normally costs $105.95 and a $200 card normally costs $206.95.
If you open a new Ink Plus card for example and spend $5K at Office Max you would have a whopping 75,000 Ultimate Rewards points. That’s more than enough for 16 (!) free short-haul flights or for 6 nights at the cash and points rate at a incredible high-end hotel like the Grand Hyatt Kauai, Andaz Maui, or Park Hyatt Maldives. (This new award works with Hyatt suite upgrades and it’s worth noting that those expire today if you have any.)
Officially there is a limit of 2 $15 discounts per person though in the past my local stores haven’t enforced any limits.
The Visa cards can be loaded onto Bluebird at WalMart via the ATM or any cashier, sent to a friend via Amazon Payments, loaded on a money order at any store besides for the post office that accept debit cards for a money order (my local grocery store does this for 50 cents), etc.
Or just use them for everyday purchases knowing that you already got the cards below face value and that you earned 5 points per dollar!