Sears double Plink sounds great, but…

Plink announced a promotion today in which they are offering double Plink points for purchases at Sears through August 18th:

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Those who have read my posts “Plinking Sears,” and/or “Gift card alchemy” may think that this would be a great opportunity to get 12% back in Plink points when buying $50 Sears gift cards online.  Unfortunately, though, Sears’ online gift card purchases are processed by Kmart.  So, it is very unlikely that you would get double Plink points for these. Here’s to hoping that Plink will run a similar Kmart promotion soon!

You could, of course, buy gift cards in person at Sears in order to get double Plink points.  As long as you make each $50 purchase separately, you should get the equivalent of 12% back in Plink points (which can be redeemed for Walmart or Amazon gift cards).

If you’re interested in signing up for Plink, you can find the latest signup links on my Sign-Up Links page. 

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poorstudentblog
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Last time I plinked at Sears, it seems like the promotion expiration date (i.e. Aug 18 in this case) is the day your transaction posted, not the day you shopped.

YMMV, but for me, I didn’t get plink point at promotion rate until I contacted plink support and they manually adjusted for me.

Lemma
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A word of warning to those who might be considering scaling this deal by buying lots of GC at a B&M Sears. I bought a large quantity of Visa GC in separate transactions on Sunday to take advantage of this deal on a CC that earns a category bonus there. I went back yesterday to buy some more and the cashier’s screen said my SYWR account had been suspended. You don’t earn SYWR points for buying Visa GC, but I always give my phone number because it keeps the cashiers happy. They, and the store in general, will get in… Read more »
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Lemma: Thanks for the warning!