Deal alert: Buy $250 in Delta gift cards, earn $25 Best Buy gift card, earn 5x on Chase Freedom

Dec 11, 2019

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UPDATE: This purchase did indeed code as 5x on the Chase Freedom (No longer open to new applicants) via Paypal Checkout:


Shoppers who purchase at least $250 in Delta gift cards from BestBuy.com will receive a $25 Best Buy gift card.

This offer, first reported by Rene’s Points, is valid on Delta gift cards of any denomination, as long as the total combination in a single Delta gift card order totals $250 or more. Best Buy only carries physical gift cards, but they are available for in-store pickup as well as via free shipping or ship-to-store options.

I tested this deal for TPG by purchasing three gift cards of $100 each.

The $25 Best Buy gift card deal shows up as a “hot offer” immediately underneath the price of the gift card; you can click on the blue text for more details.

You can then either click through the “hot offer” link to add the suggested gift card bundle directly to your cart, per the screenshot above, or you can add multiple Delta cards to your cart and manually add the $25 Best Buy product later on. This may be a good option if you’re gifting travel credit to friends and family for the holidays. Delta gift cards are available through Best Buy in $50, $100, $250 and $500 denominations.

If the total adds up to $250 or more, you will see an add-on offer for the $25 Best Buy gift card at checkout. Click on the “special offers” tab next to your cart, then click on the yellow “add to cart” button for the gift card.

To maximize earning potential, I used the Lemoney shopping portal for 1.9% cash back, and used my Chase Freedom card to purchase via Paypal Checkout on the BestBuy.com website. Most shopping portals do not allow cash-back earnings on gift cards, so it’s worth noting that you may not be able to triple-dip on this gift card purchase.

We wanted to use these Delta gift cards as quickly as possible for another TPG project, so I opted for in-store pickup. I was able to pick up the gift cards at the store one block from our offices within 40 minutes of my order confirmation.

I also earned 5x on this purchase by using my Chase Freedom card, since Paypal is one of the Freedom card’s quarterly bonus categories for 2019 Q4. The fine print for the Freedom card doesn’t exclude gift card purchases, so this is an easy way to rack up the maximum 5x earnings on up to $1,500 this season.

Featured photo by Alberto Riva for The Points Guy. 

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Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn a $200 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within the first three months. Offer ends 7/28/21.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
  • Limited Time Offer: Plus, get a 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months from the date of account opening, then a variable 15.74%-24.74%. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
  • Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) to help you reach Medallion Status.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
0% on purchases for 12 months
Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
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