Get PAID $9 to take 3000 Ultimate Rewards Points with OfficeMax

Sometimes these deals come around that seem too good to be true but they aren’t!  What if I told you I would give you 3000 Ultimate Rewards points and pay you 9 dollars for your trouble.  This is 1/3 of the amount you need to go from Miami to Cancun as I mentioned in the 5 things you can do now to go to the BPM festival article. This deal is good until March 8, 2014.

What do I need?

  1. Ink Bold Card or Ink Plus Card
  2. Free Bluebird Account

How do I do it?

Overview: From March 2 – March 8, Office Max is having a special where you get a $15 discount when you buy $250 in Metabank gift cards.  There is a limit of two discounts per customer.OfficeMax Gift Card AdStep 1: Go to your local OfficeMax and pick up three of the $200 Visa Gift cards.  Only the Visa’s are on the special. If they don’t have $200 gift cards, you can buy five $100 gift cards instead.  If your OfficeMax only has the $100 ones then you will still make the 3000 UR points but will make $1 instead of $9 due to the additional in fees paid. (5X$5.95 instead of 3X$6.95) 20140306-004431.jpg

Step 2: Buy these three gift cards and the sales associate will scan a code from their sale book that gives you a $30 discount.  The normal price of each of these is $206.95 so your total should be $590.85 for $600 worth of gift cards!  Pay using your Ink Bold or Ink Plus card and you will get 2950 Ultimate Rewards points.

Step 3: From this point on follow our how to use the Walmart Money Pass Kiosk to load gift cards onto your BlueBird for no fee article.

Step 4: Use your Bluebird account to pay off your Ink Bold card as explained in our How to Spend Money without Spending Money article.


If you have an Ink Bold card and a Bluebird card then you should really be able to go to OfficeMax, stop by home to set the PIN code, then go to Walmart, load your Bluebird and then pay off your Ink Bold card all within about an hour.  Do this 3 times before the 8th and you have enough points for a free ticket from Miami to Cancun!

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Author: John Butler

I live in Miami Beach but love travelling all over the world.