Through September 16, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal is offering 12 points per dollar for shopping at Kmart.
On September 1, I ran a number of experiments to see if purchasing gift cards at Sears and Kmart still resulted in portal points despite the portal terms stating otherwise. I reported the experiments here. It took two weeks to get results, but now I see points pending for all of my purchases except one. I still have not earned points for the use of Shop Your Way Rewards points at Kmart (but the same experiment at Sears does show points pending).
The key to double-dipping for 24X points is:
- Go through portal to Kmart to buy an e-gift card or reload an existing gift card. Earn 12X points.
- Go through portal a second time to buy merchandise and pay with your gift card. Earn 12X additional points.
Keep in mind that this is risky: portal terms clearly state “Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents.” So, if anything goes wrong, portal support is unlikely to help you. Also note that you will not qualify for credit card extended warranties or price protections when buying merchandise with gift cards.
See also: Complete guide to Sears gift cards