I just love it when two totally separate sweet deals converge to make one fantastic deal. Thrifty & Thriving has figured out a way to combine the Ebates $10 gift card offer and the OfficeMax FREE backpack offer.
Here’s how to do the deal (don’t get intimidated by the number of steps — I tend to over-instruct to make sure everyone gets it right. It’s actually really easy):
:: TODAY, go to Ebates and create an account if you don’t already have one. You will be prompted to choose a $10 gift card which you will receive once you make a $25+ purchase through Ebates. Remember, the $10 gift card is only available through this link, not by going to Ebates.com directly.
Then, make sure you are a member of OfficeMax’s MaxRewards program. I suggest you do this before Sunday so you’re set to make your purchase from OfficeMax.com with no hassles.
SUNDAY morning, go to Ebates, log into your account and search “OfficeMax.” Click the orange “Shop Now” button. Ebates will take you to OfficeMax.com and you will receive 3% cash back on your entire OfficeMax purchase.
:: Add one or two backpacks to your cart. Make sure you are selecting the ones that qualify for the FREE after MaxRewards Bonus promotion. Limit two backpacks. Checkout. Make sure you enter your MaxRewards number when prompted.
You will pay the retail price for the backpacks when you purchase them. You will receive the full purchase price back in the form of an OfficeMax MaxRewards Bonus later which you can use at OfficeMax to purchase things your family needs or uses on a regular basis, like printer paper, ink cartridges, office supplies or household items. You can also use it to purchase Christmas gifts in the fall.
You will also receive 3% of your OfficeMax.com purchase plus the $10 gift card from Ebates if your total was $25+ (which I imagine it will be).
Shipping is FREE on orders $50+ or $7.95 for orders under $50. If your total is between $35 and $50, it would be smart to add additional items to your cart to reach the FREE shipping threshold. Look for other sweet deals, like school supplies on a super sale. If your total is much less than $35, it would probably be better to pay the shipping.
This is a fantastic deal even if you are already an Ebates member — you’re getting 3% cash back on the backpacks and you don’t need to get in the car!
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