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Oct 27 2016
2 years ago
1:59 PM MDT

Shop Your Way Rewards Program: Everything You Need to Know (& Why It ROCKS!)

Oct 27, 2016 @ 1:59 PM MDT
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Shop Your Way Rewards Program

Shop at Kmart, Sears or Lands’ End or just enjoy shopping from home?

If so, you’ll definitely want to get familiar with how their Shop Your Way Rewards program works. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to score FREE products in no time! 💃

What is Shop Your Way Rewards?

Shop Your Way Rewards (SYWR) is a FREE program that rewards members just for shopping from Kmart, Sears, Lands’ End, Sears Auto Centers, and mygofer. The SYWR program is designed to reward members with special offers and exclusive deals based on the purchases you make (may get offers sent via email, text message, postal mail, and online).

As a member, a few SYWR benefits include being able to return merchandise without a receipt, the ability to redeem points immediately or save them for up to a year, earning Points for every $1 spent on qualifying purchases and more. You can even get more exclusive Shop Your Way deals just by heading over HERE and adding Hip2Save as your personal shopper!

If you do not have a SYW account, go here and create an account so you can earn rewards for purchases. Also, make sure to add your phone number so you can simply tell in-store cashiers your phone number at checkout to keep track of your purchases and points.


Earn LOADS of Points!

kmartAs a SYWR Member, you’ll earn 10 Points for every $1 you spend, and for every 1,000 points you earn from qualifying purchases, you’ll get $1 to spend in-store or online. Even sweeter, if you provide a valid email address, you are eligible for Bonus Point offers and the opportunity to earn even more! And they often offer Bonus Point deals which makes it super easy to quickly rack up the points!

Shop Your Way RewardsEarn Points In-Store:
Whenever you shop at participating stores (such as Sears, Sears Hometown, Sears Auto, Kmart, Lands’ End, and more) and make qualifying purchases, you can simply provide your Member number (you can find it here), email address, or phone number at checkout. Your Points will be automatically added to your account for future purchases.

Earn Points Online:
Whenever you shop online at Sears.com, Kmart.com, Landsend.com or other participating online retailers, just provide your Member number (find this by going here) at checkout or add it to your online profile.


Ways to Earn Points:

Purchasing special deals in-store or online:

Sears

Many times Sears or Kmart will have promotions where you can earn 100% back in points for purchasing select items (other times, you can get 50% back or other values).

One Bonus Points example (NO longer valid), Sears previously offered up a *HOT* Bonus Points deal on shoes! Whenever you bought $25 or more in shoes in-store only, you got back $25 in points! Yes, really – which essentially made for free/cheap shoes after taking into account the points!

Pair these points promos with possible coupons to save even more!


Using Coupons:

SYWAs a member, you’ll often receive exclusive coupons in your Deal Center! These coupons can be loaded to your account and should automatically apply at checkout.

Even better, when shopping online, you can often apply multiple coupons towards your qualifying purchase (you may want to play around with them to see what works and what doesn’t)! When shopping in-store, you can only use one coupon per transaction.


Surprise Points:

SearsSurprise Points are FREE points that are loaded to your SYWR account and are usually loaded to your account on a weekly basis (rumor has it that this happens on Tuesdays and Thursdays). These points will vary by member, so you’ll want to check your individual accounts.

Also, all surprise points will have different stipulations and restrictions so be sure to read the terms and conditions. Plus, be sure to check your inbox as you may receive notifications of your Surprise Points.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Most Surprise Point offers exclude using coupons, so if you plan to use your SYWR points, be sure to not use ANY store coupons or the points will not apply properly! Also note that you must meet the minimum requirements for coupons to work properly.


Entering Sweepstakes:

sweepsOne of the easiest ways to earn points is by entering select sweepstakes found here! Many of the instant win games will give you $0.25-$3 back in free points if you win. These points are loaded to your account like regular points and will be valid in-store or online on qualifying items.

SYWIN ADDITION, be sure to enter the Doorbuster Sweeps as they are usually limited to the first 1,000 entries and tend to expire very fast. These Sweeps usually have a pink Doorbuster banner and/or an Instant Win circle (as pictured above). If you are one of the first 1,000 entrants, you will get FREE points ranging from $1 up to $7 to use on a qualifying purchase at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End and more!


Do ALL Purchases Earn Points?

Keep in mind that most items count towards earning Points, but not all.

Items that do NOT earn Points include: lottery tickets, food from the eatery, licenses, concessions, tobacco, alcohol, firearms, gift cards, postage, bill payments, credit card payments, gasoline, Western Union, prior layaway purchases, purchases for which Points were redeemed, ServiceLive and Sears Hearing Aids, Portrait Studios or any other licensed business, charges for installation, delivery charges, shipping charges, extended warranties, protection agreements, Sears or Kmart auctions on eBay, and taxes and fees.


How do I Redeem Points?

SYW

To apply your SYWR points online, head to checkout and look for a box that will tell you how many points you currently have that will apply towards your order. You can choose to apply them all or a specified amount by entering in the amount of points that you wish to use. After applying your points, keep in mind that it will also change the amount of points you will get back.

In most cases, Points earned from your purchases will be added to your account whenever your order ships or is ready for pickup. On occasion, you may need to allow 24-48 hours for the points to show up, but may take as long as 7-10 days to appear online or at the register.

SYW

To use your points in-store, just tell your cashier at checkout that you would like to use your points and give them your member ID or phone number. If you are using more than $10 in points (10,000 points), you will need to know your SYW Pin (find this by going here).

IMPORTANT NOTE – If you pay completely with your SYWR points, you will not earn any base points back. However, you will also not have to pay any sales tax! Regular points can be used on anything sold directly by Kmart or Sears, excluding gift cards, alcohol, and prescriptions.

Are you excited to start racking up the points?! If you’re already a Shop Your Way Rewards member, we’d love to hear your experience with the program and if you’ve scored lots of freebies by making use of your points!

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It's easy! To use this feature, first head on over here and register and log into your Hip2Save.com account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back to later at a later time, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account. To remove a post from your HIP List, just click on the HIP List icon and it will be removed.

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