(Thanks to Travel with Grant for this…)
One of the easiest ways to generate minimum spends (or earn a bunch of points on the Chase Ink Bold card) was to buy $500 gift cards at Office Depot. If you used the Ink Bold you’d earn 5X points, and the $500 cards cost only $4.95, so you were getting 2,500 Ultimate Rewards points for $5, which is a really solid deal (there are about 137,241 posts out there about how to use those gift cards to fund Bluebird accounts to pay bills…)
Then a couple of months ago, those cards disappeared from Office Depot, leading to widespread dispair across the points-nerd-o-sphere.
Well, despair no more because as Grant has found (at least at his local Office Depot), those $500 cards are back. I’ll run out and check today in Manhattan, but I’m curious if anyone else has seen these in their local stores.