Black Friday is a strange day. It’s the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season when many people decide to line up to save money at their favorite stores just after eating a big Thanksgiving dinner. My first job ever was as a seasonal worker for Best Buy, and I was up at 3am to witness the unruly crowds of people trying to save $3 on a spindle of blank DVDs and a few hundred on a computer or TV (end of flashback).
Anyway, as I was looking over the OfficeMax ad scan I noticed the front page had a few gift card deals that might be of interest to some people:
- Save $20 on the purchase of $200 in Visa or MasterCard gift cards (limit 1 per customer, minimum 15 per store).
- Save $20 on the purchase of $100 in Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic gift cards (I believe it says limit 10 per customer). You also receive a coupon for $10 off a $50 Old Navy purchase during a select period in December.
- Get an extra $10 in iTunes gift cards with the purchase of $50 in iTunes gift card (Limit 10 per customer).
The best ones here are obviously the Visa/MasterCard gift cards. You can earn 5x points by using your Chase Ink card, plus you’ll end up making $14 after fees. You can set a PIN on these gift cards and use them to load your Bluebird card at Walmart.
To be clear, I don’t really recommend going out and braving the crowds for this deal, but if you happened to be out and doing some shopping anyway then you might as well try to pick some up.
Don’t forget that you can also buy discounted gift cards online for holiday shopping at places like CardCash, Cardpool, and tons of others (just Google “discount gift cards”). Also note that Cardpool is listed on Topcashback.com (my referral link) for extra cash back.