Why I bought my Suit at Office Depot
I’m guessing you clicked on that title because you thought to yourself one of a couple things. “Office Depot doesn’t sell suits?!” or… “What kind of suits does Office Depot sell?” or possibly… “That’s got to be the world ugliest suit.”
In reality this is a quick intro to the world of stacking. Stacking is a method to take advantage of various mileage earning opportunities and then “stack” them on top of one another to earn more miles.
Here’s how I earned a TON of cash back and some good airline miles by buying my suit from an office supply store.
Do you have an American Express card? If you do, there are tons of free money saving opportunites built right into your card that I’ll bet you didn’t even know existed. Currently, American Express is offering $10 off a $50 purchase at Office Depot. Guess what office depot sells? Macy’s Gift Cards!
I’ve got 4 American Express cards, so that was 4 offers. An easy $40 savings. And since I spent $50 on each of those cards I earned 200 miles from the purchase.
There was a fantastic deal not too long ago that if you purchased something through TopCashBack where the earnings were at 10.5% cash back on purchases. If you’re not familiar with TopCashBack, it’s a shopping portal where you go first before you go shopping online. The simple act of going here first makes you eligible for getting cash back.
Now, some of you seasoned vets will say “you can’t earn cashback on gift card purchases or redemptions…” The terms say that you might not earn it for redemptions. In this test, I did earn the cash back ☺
Just like then, there is currently a 20% discount going on at Macy’s for Father’s Day purchases. Easy breezy discount.
Plenti is a simple 1% cash back program from Macy’s and a bunch of other retailers. Adding my Plenti number to the purchase earned me another 1% cash back.
There’s a lot of discounts going on here, so let’s review.
Office Depot: 20% discount by using Amex
Office Depot: 200 airline miles
TopCashBack: 10.5% cash back
Macy’s Discount: 20% discount
Plenti Discount: 1% off
Total Discount: 51.5% discount
And, I got a pretty nice suit out of it! You see, if I would have simply walked in to Macys and bought the suit, I would have only had the 1% discount. If you don’t have any American Express cards yet, click on the banner below. You’ll find a bunch of different options including the Platinum card, a pretty awesome SPG card, and even the Delta card offering 70,000 miles with signup.