Hurry: Lots of Ultimate Rewards for those who shop online

In the next few days, a number of online retailers will offer 10 to 15 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar for shopping online through the Ultimate Rewards Mall

Lands’ End

December 2nd only, get 10 extra Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent. If you conservatively value Ultimate Rewards points at 1.5 cents each, this is like an automatic 15% rebate on top of any other discounts or coupons you use. I know that some of my regular readers will ask if you can “double dip” at Lands End by buying gift cards for the points and then using the gift cards to get the points again. The answer is a cautious “maybe”. The Lands’ End terms and conditions say “Not eligible on gift cards.” I find this frustratingly vague. Do they mean that the purchase of gift cards is not eligible, or that the use of gift cards is not eligible, or both? My guess is that it refers to the purchase of gift cards. If that is true, then you could double dip by buying gift cards at Sears for 6 points per dollar and then use them at Lands’ End tomorrow (Friday) to get an additional 10 points per dollar. If you do this, though, you run the risk not getting any bonus points at all. Try at your own risk.

J. Crew

December 3rd only, get 10 extra points per dollar. A double dip might work since the terms and conditions are mum about the use of gift cards. Try at your own risk.

Red Envelope

December 4th through 6th, get 15 points per dollar! I don’t even know what Red Envelope is, but 15 points per dollar sounds good to me! The terms and conditions do not allow the double dip.

Sears

December 9th, 10 points per dollar. Sears awards points for both the purchase and use of gift cards. So, you can earn 20 points per dollar by buying e-gift cards for yourself and then when they arrive about an hour later, go through the Ultimate Rewards mall a second time to use the gift cards. The Frequent Miler family has several big purchases in mind for December 9th!

Kmart

20% off until 12/3. This isn’t really an opportunity to get extra Ultimate Rewards, but if you have a bunch of Sears or Kmart gift cards that you need to spend, you can use the code HOLIDAY online to save 20% off many items. For in person purchases, click here to get a printable coupon. Note that there are many exclusions. (thanks for the tip SteelSnow)

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Comments

  1. Just wanted to add that the double dip at Sears on Dec. 9th gets even better if you use your Chase Freedom card as it is 5 extra points per dollar this quarter. That makes it 25 points per dollar on the 9th!!! Count me in!!!!!

  2. I should say it is 5 extra points per dollar at all department stores and not just Sears this quarter with the Chase Freedom card.

  3. sears has a reward pt system for everyday u spend at the store so u be able to way more than dble dip bec u should get ultimate reward pts plus sears pts

  4. I just got off the phone with a Chase rep and she told me that Sears does indeed qualify. I should mention however I did make a slight type above. It is not 5 extra points per dollar but in fact just 5 points per dollar. Slight difference.

  5. I purchased a gift card on sears.com through the UR web site towards the end of October and received the 5 points/dollar department store bonus for using my Freedom card plus 10 points per dollar for using the UR portal.

  6. J Crew is also on the list for the AMEX gift chain promotion currently going on, so that could be a points opportunity with additional prizes for purchases over $25.

  7. More J Crew info for those looking at those points tomorrow… For those looking to spend a bit more!

    25% off 150, 30% off 250, FS
    25% discount applies to qualifying purchases of $150 to $249.99 and 30% discount applies to qualifying purchases of $250 or more before shipping, handling and taxes are added.

    CODE: GIFTS

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