I’ve written numerous posts about how to take advantage of the Sears 10 points per dollar bonus award through the Chase Ultimate Rewards mall. I’m sad to report, however, that at approximately midnight last night, the deal died a quick and unexpected death. Instead of 10 bonus points per dollar at Sears, buyers now get only 6 bonus points per dollar. Yes, I’m sure you can still do the double dip (buy gift cards through the mall and then redeem them through the mall) to increase your total bonus points to 12 per dollar, but that pales in comparison to the 20 points per dollar that was possible before.
Personally, I’m heart broken by the loss. I was planning to treat my 10 pt per $ friend to very large purchases (in order to meet minimum spends, of course). Wakes will be held at FlyerTalk, MilePoint, and anywhere else travel hackers gather. But, please, do not send flowers to the Ultimate Rewards mall. Instead, send flowers to someone you love or donate magazines to a local library or school.