Sears 12X to 16X through the United MileagePlus Shopping portal!!!!

Valid through 10/9/13 (tomorrow!)

Sears is currently offering 12 miles per dollar through the United MileagePlus shopping portal and 16 miles per dollar for United MileagePlus cardholders!  16X is the best offer I’ve ever seen for Sears.  Jump on it quickly!

Please see this post for details about how to maximize this promotion: Maximizing the 2 day Sears/MileagePlus 16X promotion

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  1. Here are the T&C (note the “Gift Cards eligible as of 10/4/13 part …)

    Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Only products with “Add to Cart” button are eligible. Gift Cards eligible as of 10/4/13. Not eligible on Home Delivery Charges, Auto Services, PA and Installation, Master Protection Agreements, Take With, Protection Plans, Sears auctions, Landsend.com, PartsDirect, Sears Canada, Portrait, Craftsman, Kenmore or Outlet purchases. Sears Marketplace products with “Go to Site” button are not eligible. Not eligible on Sold by Kmart items or any other licensed partners. Any return, exchange or other adjustment made at a physical store location for an on-line purchase may result in your purchase being deemed ineligible.

    • thanks. So for someone who has no interest in Sears merchandise, is it correct that the best way to take advantage of this 16x special is to buy physical Sears gift cards, then go to Sears or KMart and use them to convert into other third party stores gift cards?

  2. I believe gift cards should work since you would be ordering through the sear’s site. I know it worked with the Shop Discover portal. The charge itself shows as Kmart on your credit card so i dont think the Freedom 5x will work. But cards linked with Plink should work if you have Kmart selected. Might need confirmation on this but i think this is accurate. I would love to find out im wrong about the Freedom 5x not working.

    • I believe so. Portals keep track of the actual site they transfer you to and you place the order through. Your credit card bonus depends on the actual charge that goes through the CC. So the actual site you order from is SEars which is what the portal tracks, and the actual charge is kmart which is what the CC company sees. FM can probalby verify this better then me though.

    • Correct. You can ensure the Freedom 5X by buying Sears e-gift cards (since those are processed by Sears, but there is some risk that they won’t pay out points despite the new Terms & Conditions that suggest they will.

  3. This is the fine print from the actual e-mail Mileage Plus sent out:

    Sears.com: Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Only products with “Add to Cart” button are eligible. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents. Not eligible on Home Delivery Charges, Auto Services, PA and Installation, Master Protection Agreements, Take With, Protection Plans, Sears auctions, Landsend.com, PartsDirect, Sears Canada, Portrait, Craftsman, Kenmore or Outlet purchases. Sears Marketplace products with “Go to Site” button are not eligible. Not eligible on Sold by Kmart items or any other licensed partners. Any return, exchange or other adjustment made at a physical store location for an on-line purchase may result in your purchase being deemed ineligible.

    TL;DR Gift cards should not work through this particular portal, but ymmv

    • Strange that the T&C in the email and the T&C in the portal don’t match. This is very much YMMV, I think. Better to buy/resell items to be on the “safe” side.

  4. What are your thoughts on double dipping this deal? We would have to buy e-gift cards to make it in time since deal ends tomorrow.

  5. Anyone else finding it impossible to pay Sears with a Discover It card? “The credit card number you entered isn’t associated with the credit card type you’ve selected.Please try again.” Um, …?

  6. The UA shopping portal says it expires Oct 10, but you mention Oct 9. So does it expire Oct 9 at 12 midnight or Oct 10 at 12 midnight? Reason I am asking is because I want to buy some egift cards before making my purchase at Sears through the portal.

    Also, does anyone know if Sears has a limit on the number of gift cards I can apply to an online sears purchase? I will be buying appliances which will require a lot of gift cards to be applied during check out. Thanks!

  7. I purchased $3,000 in gift cards from the “print” tab last night (the last day of the 16X bonus) an then called to verify the purchase as suggested. Everything supposedly checked out, but over 24 hours later my the sale has not gone through and my card has not been charged. If it goes through now will I lose out on the portal bonus? Should I try to cancel it? I would rather not go through the expense and hassle just for the Chase Freedom points when I could just get the points somewhere else.

  8. I bought $150 on pants and physical GC and was detected by MP mall but I bought 2 $50 gift card and still nothing. Did anybody get the egift cards detected by United? I know a few bought hundreds and even thousands. Also went for the next day but told me could not cancel because it had already been processed. Anybody knows if this can be cancelled?

  9. anyone have a screen shot of t/c that said

    “The terms on the page say that gift card purchases are now eligible (as of October 4)”

  10. hi all- i just called mileageplus because i was credit 12x instead of 16x even though i am a mileageplus cardholder. i USED my FREEDOM card to make the purchases as many people did. has anyone had this problem? what is the solution? the rep told me i had to use my mileageplus card to make the purchases in order to be credited 16x, but it DOES NOT SAY THAT anywhere in the rules. appreciate the help awesome community members!

  11. Purchased $500 on Oct 9th & $2300 in gift cards on Oct 10th nothing posted as of today, Has anyone had any miles through purchases on these 2 days had them posted?

  12. Hello, I bought $2K Sears GC on 10/09 and 32K miles posted pending on my UnitedMileagePlus account about 10 days later.

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