I’ve been known to buy a gift card or two in my day. It’s probably just a rumor that all the employees at my local Office Depot know me by name. And they definitely haven’t memorized my loyalty card number just yet.
I make it a habit to scan the gift card racks for new arrivals. It’s part of my strategy to maximize mileage earning. In this case, I’m generally using my Chase Ink credit cards to earn 5X points at office supply stores. I use these cards pretty heavily for regular business expenses as well, but 5X at office supply stores is one of my favorite deals.
I was surprised to see a new travel related gift card at my local Office Depot this week.
There used to be more Verizon cards and another row of Game Stop cards. Instead, there are now $50 and $100 denomination Delta Air Lines gift cards. I don’t make it a habit of flying Delta but I’ve definitely bought my fair share of Southwest gift cards from Office Depot and Staples. I do end up flying some of my employees on Delta occasionally, so I’m happy to have a 5X option for those expenses in the future.
This is the first time I’m seeing Delta gift cards at an office supply store.