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Sep 21 2010
7 years ago
9:56 AM MST

OfficeMax: Buy Gift Cards with MaxPerks Rewards

Sep 21, 2010 @ 9:56 AM MST
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How many of you have taken advantage of the awesome FREE after 100% MaxPerks Rewards items that OfficeMax has offered in the last few weeks, like the FREE Kodak ESP 5250 All-In-One Printer (still available through September 25th) or the FREE school supply items?! Considering the fact that if you buy 2 of the Kodak printers, you’ll end up with over $250 in MaxPerks rewards… this is such a large reward (and it does expire in 90 days). So you may be wondering exactly what to purchase at OfficeMax with the $250. If you would prefer to utilize the $250 for something other than printer paper, ink, and office supplies, consider this brilliant idea from reader, Kelly…

I wanted to give you an idea for OfficeMax. A few weeks ago I took advantage of the 100% back in MaxPerks rewards for the backpacks. I bought two and my total was around $73. I rarely shop OfficeMax (Staples junkie here) so I was slightly fearful about what I was going to spend the $73 on in-store, but as I was pondering this before buying the backpacks. I strolled right by their gift card station. They have everything from Visa to iTunes to JCPenney. If I had to guess, I would say they had at least 100 different gift cards to chose from at my store. The only restriction for using your MaxPerks rewards is that they are not valid on OfficeMax gift cards, but all other gift cards are indeed eligible. I picked up a $50 JCP card and a $25 Kohl’s card tonight using my rewards. Some of them have an “activation fee” like the Visa and Amex ones (approx $4), but most of the department store types and iTunes and restaurants do not have a fee. I just thought this was a neat way to “recoup” your money.

Please note that I did call the MaxPerks Rewards Customer Service dept (1-866-MAXPERKS) and did confirm that you can indeed use the MaxPerks rewards to purchase gift cards. What a great idea Kelly! 😀 With Christmas quickly approaching, consider using your MaxPerks rewards to stock up on gift cards for friends and family members!

Do you have a creative way of using your Maxperks Rewards? If so, please share your ideas with us!

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