AMEX Offer Office Depot / Office Max Update, Free $5 Amazon Gift Card, and other Chime Card Offers
Good evening everyone, earlier this morning I posted the AMEX Offer for Office Depot / Office Max (link) where you would receive a $10 statement credit for a purchase of $50 or more on your enrolled AMEX card.
Shortly after creating that post, I drove over to my local Office Depot store and bought 2 $200 Visa Gift Cards (you can only buy the fixed value cards at Office Depot, not the variable load cards that say $20-$500 in the corner). I kindly asked the cashier if she should split the payment into multiple $50 payments and she agreed. Splitting the payment was really easy, all you do is swipe your AMEX card, tell the cashier how much you want to charge (they will need to change the amount from the default full amount to $50), sign your name on the credit card reader, and repeat until all your AMEX cards have been used. Immediately after every purchase, my iPhone received the AMEX alert and email confirmation.
I also received a few of these confirmation emails from American Express. The math is pretty simple, I bought $400 worth of Visa Gift Cards for $413.90 – $60 in statement credits = $353.90. I didn’t use my Chase Ink Bold/Plus Card, so I earned 1x on my AMEX Platinum, AMEX PRG, AMEX SPG, AMEX Everyday, AMEX BCP, and Old AMEX Blue (some cards are authorized user cards). Not bad for a few minutes of work.
In other news, Chime card just gave me a free $5 Amazon egift card. Kind of, but not really. If you have a Chime Card, you should have this offer in your Chime Card account for $5 off your Amazon purchase, no minimum purchase necessary. If you do not have a Chime Card, read this post.
Shortly after using my Chime Card to buy a $5 Amazon egift card, I logged into my Chime Card account to see the transaction. I spent $5 and instantly received $5 cash back from Chime, pretty cool. If you plan on purchasing an Amazon egift card, please click this Amazon affiliate link which will take you right to the gift card page. Thank you.
CVS also has a decent offer for $5 cash back after making a $50 purchase. This cash back will cover the cost of my next PayPal My Cash Card (load your Chime Card with exactly $50, swipe that card first, get the $5 cash back, and then use whatever other credit card you want).
Here is the full list of Chime Card offers as of November 17, 2014. The $2 free McDonald’s offer is pretty good, along with the Kohl’s and Lowe’s cash back offers.
In other news, I am oh so close to re-qualifying for my Southwest Airlines Companion Pass for 2015. Only 249 Southwest Airlines miles to go…
Something happened between Southwest Airlines and E-Rewards, since E-Rewards points did not count toward the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass. I got burned, I should have made it by 1 mile. Oh well, I have 1.5 months to get that fixed, no problem.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great evening!
P.S. Here is a great post from Doctor of Credit for a free $10 Visa Gift Card for signing up with Visa Checkout using a Bank of America credit or debit card.