Double Shop Your Way points for partner purchases [UPDATE: Only first purchase gets double rewards]

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UPDATE: Please note the terms say “Limit one offer per member“. I’ve confirmed with a SYW phone representative (and her supervisor) that this means that only your first purchase in October is eligible for double rewards, even if your purchases are with different partners.

Sears/Kmart offers a rewards program called Shop Your Way Rewards (SYW Rewards).  With this program, points can be earned not just for purchases made at their own stores, but with SYW partners as well.  Points, then, can be used to buy things from Sears, Kmart, and Lands End.  Personally, I’ve saved tons of money by using points to purchase contact lenses at Sears Optical, clothes at Lands End, car services at Sears, etc.

Throughout this month, SYW is offering double points for purchases of $10 or more with their partners:

SYW_DoublePoints[4]

*SPEND $10 WITH ANY REWARDS BRAND AND EARN DOUBLE THE POINTS
Offer valid 10/01/2015 – 10/31/2015. Limit one offer per member. Purchase requirement before taxes and after other discounts. Offer not valid at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End and Sears Marketplace. Points may take up to 40 days to be awarded to member account. Offer valid for original recipient only. We reserve the right to cancel or modify the offer at any time in the event fraud, abuse, unintended virality or if technical or other issues arise. By accepting Shop Your Way member benefits and offers, you agree to the Shop Your Way terms and conditions, available at www.shopyourway.com/terms.

Note that there are two ways to earn SYW points with partners.  One is by clicking through the SYW portal and the other is by linking your Visa or MasterCard credit card to SYW and then paying for stuff with that credit card.  When viewing the partner page, you can scroll down to find “DEAL TYPE” and select “Online Partners” for the portal, or “Credit & Debit Card” for automatic rewards.

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I far prefer linking a credit card since it makes it possible in some cases to “double dip”.  Go through a different portal to earn rewards and then pay with your linked credit card.  For example, SYW is currently offering 40% back in points at a few online merchants including 1800Flowers and 1800Baskets.  Here are the details shown for 1800Flowers:

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Details:

For October only, earn $10 back in points (10,000 points) when you spend more than $10 on rewards brands. Valid until 10/31/15. See details for exclusions.

How It Works:

Enroll your Visa or MasterCard with Shop Your Way Rewards.
Use your enrolled card at rewards partners.
Rack up your points and redeem for great savings on top products!
Flowers & Gifts • Online Only

Notice that there is no requirement to click through from SYW?  So, instead, find a portal offering good rewards.  I like to use CashBackMonitor to find the best portals.  Note that since 1800Flowers and 1800Baskets are really the same company, you can find the best portal offer for either one:

1800Flowers:

CBM_1800Flowers[3]

1800Baskets:

CBM_1800Baskets[3]

There are amazingly good deals to be had here.  I won’t spell it all out here, but if you search this blog for other posts about 1800Flowers, you may find inspiration…

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