Spend $30, Donate Three Pairs of Shoes, Receive $55 in Sears Credit YMMV

It’s a great time of year to be thinking about other people. In this promotion, it’s definitely a win-win: you can donate three pairs of shoes and earn all of your money in store credit (less tax) back PLUS a $25 bonus in Shop Your Way Rewards. Truth be told, I can’t figure out how they get to $55 (the original post said $40 and that made sense) but no complaints here!

The two items that I’m positive are participating are the Batman and Spiderman shoes.

You’ll notice where it says in yellow “Special Offers…” click the drop down to confirm 100% Back in Points plus a $10 bonus when you spend $30.

Simply add three pairs of shoes and you will earn $40 back in points. See how mine says I’ll earn around $10 back in points? That’s because I have already purchased my $30 worth (it’s a once per member deal.) Yours should show $40! (Edit: I don’t know why it is $55, but yahoo!)

Your points are valid 12/12-12/18 only. Don’t forget to use them! If you don’t have a Sears or Kmart nearby, consider stocking up on paper towels, garbage bags, or other consumables and having them delivered right to your door; shipping is free on $30 purchases. Perfect, right?

If you don’t have time to pick up and donate or don’t have a Sears/Kmart nearby, you can choose “Pick Up In Store” and use Fort Walton Beach, FL (zip code 32548). Use “Unveiled Savings” as the name of the person picking up your order and email me when it’s ready. It would be my privilege to help you participate in this deal.

Happy Holidays!!!!

 

Make the Deal Better for You

Choose a shopping portal (a what?) to get a little bonus when you shop.

Make the Deal Better for Me…and You, Too!

If you like this kind of promotion, considering adding me as your personal shopper, which is a one-time, 60-second activity. I’ll be able to send you a bonus coupon for $5 off $25, which should work with this promotion.

Yes, Sears pays me a commission, which helps cover the expenses of the site.

Wondering if this deal is really about the shoes? The most Sears will pay me is $0.90. You decide.

Help Homeless Pets for Free (After Points)

Kmart is running a promotion (expiration date unknown) for $5 back in points on a $5 purchase from the Home department.

$5 Promotion at Kmart

If you want, you can certainly go ahead and choose $5 worth of products for your own home. That would be smart. But it might cost you a couple dollars in shipping, so opt for an in-store pickup when you add merchandise to your cart.

If you’d like to help with the donation project, here’s a way to give a shelter animal a gift.

  • Start at cashbackmonitor.com for a couple bonus points through the portal of your choice (read about portals here)
  • Pick one or two of the blankets from this catalog (spend $5 minimum)
  • Use code “CYBER” to get 10% off and a 5,000 point bonus in Shop Your Way Rewards worth $5.

Feel free to donate to your local shelter (either ship to your home, ship directly to the local shelter, or use in store pickup – whichever you prefer.) If the shipping costs are prohibitive or you don’t have a store, feel free to use the Fort Walton Beach, FL store and I will be so happy to pick up your order and donate it on your behalf. Just put “Unveiled Savings” when it asks who’s picking up your order and email me a heads-up.

If you’re wondering what to do with your $5, keep in mind that most Kmart stores carry tons of consumables – groceries, paper products, toiletries. Shop Your Way Rewards even offers coupons for these products.

Don’t hesitate to comment or contact me with any questions you have. I’d love to go pick up 100 fuzzy blankets for our four legged friends.

From me and my rescue mutts to you and yours…happy holidays!

 

PS If you’re interested in hearing about these offers, receiving coupons directly to your Shop Your Way account or email, and personalized money-saving opportunities, please add me as your Personal Shopper. Disclosure: Sears pays me a 1% commission – thank you in advance!

Massive 100% Back in Points, In Store Only – YMMV

While I was waiting on my $4.99 Sears oil change and tire rotation (VIP Platinum perks!!) I was surprised to see the Craftsman Bolt On Attachments with a “100% Back in Points” sign. I asked an employee if the promotion was current. From my previous post, these were 100% Back in Points online…now, they appear to be 100% Back in Points in-store. Your store’s promotions may vary significantly, so I apologize in advance if I get your hopes up and your store isn’t participating.

With this finding, I asked if there were any other 100% Back in Points promotions going on. I was told ‘yes’ and passed around a few employees who were all very willing to help find what the offers. Three employees later, I was shown a 22 page (!!!!) spreadsheet listing items that were all 100% Back in Points. This promotion began 11/30 and runs through December, but very few of the items were tagged on their shelves. I took a handful of photos of the categories I was interested in, rather than drag the employee around the store with the list, and started hunting. An hour later, I had accumulated around $275 worth of products that were all 100% Back in Points. Note that many of the items had small blue square “100% Back in Points” tags, so be on the lookout. Here are a few hasty photos of my treasures:

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Free Garden Tools
Sears 100% Back in Points
Free Kitchen Products
Sears 100% Back in Points
Free Extension Cords

 

There were items everywhere! Here’s a list which is at least partly available in the catalog here:

  • dish and bath towels
  • Libby glassware
  • Butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers, square bowls and serving trays
  • Pyrex baking dish
  • Kenmore loaf pan, kitchen tools, Oxo kitchen tools, french fry basket (heehee)
  • Craftsman garden tools
  • Air fresheners
  • Dazzle jewelry cleaner
  • Neoprene hand weighs
  • extension cords
  • LED flashlights
  • Pillow cases and twin sheet sets
  • Shoelaces and insoles
  • Pool and table tennis accessories
  • Spark plugs (and things that don’t make sense to me)
  • Bike accessories
  • Yoga products

I expect that all items will be marked in the next day or so, but you may have some luck checking in with a friendly Sears employee.

Important details:

  • Offer valid 11/30/2017-12/30/2017.
  • Points probably do not roll, but good luck if you try!
  • Points are valid for 30 days.
  • There does not appear to be a spending cap – my $275 purchase resulted in $285 worth of points (thanks, Sears!)

What do I do with all of these points?

If you’re wondering what to do with all of those points, remember that they have an extensive auto center. Sears and Kmart are affiliates, so you can do your grocery shopping for a few weeks and use up those points. I like to order consumables (paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, garbage bags, etc.) At the very least, consider this a “buy one, get one” promotion – if you buy one $5 item and get 100% back in points, you can go spend that $5 in points on a second item. That’s two $5 items ($10 value) for only $5. Not that you will generally not earn points on a purchase that is paid for with points!

Can I save even more on this purchase?

Before you go…for the latest on great promotions, please consider selecting me as your personal shopper. I’ll send you coupons that can make this deal even better – such as a $15 off $150 purchase, which sweetens the deal! Plus, you’ll help me earn a very (itty bitty) commission, which helps cover the costs of running this site. I appreciate it! I’ll help you load coupons to your account if you don’t already know how to do that (there are directions around the blog, but the short version…go to shopyourway.com, click “Rewards” then “Coupons” and start loading!)

Don’t forget – if you have an American Express card, check out your offers for a $10 back on $50 purchase. You’ll get the $10 credit on your account plus all $50 back in points!

Any luck?

Did your store have any great promotions going on? What did you find?

Craftsman Tools, Better-Than-Free After Points!

I love these deals!

I’ve added all of the items that are free after points to this catalog (please consider adding me as your personal shopper – I’ll earn a 2% commission on your purchase from Sears, which is such a nice way for you to give me a thumbs up on this deal.)

Here’s how it adds up:

Total Price: ~$450

SYWR Points Earned: ~$480

Coupons Applied: $20 off $150 and $20 in surprise points

You can make the deal better by starting at cashbackmonitor.com and picking a portal to shop through. I was unable to redeem gift cards on this purchase without severely reducing the cash back…this doesn’t make any sense and 45 minutes on the phone with customer service didn’t get me anywhere. I shopped through British Airways as we are in the midst of planning a spring vacation and paid with my Discover card to earn 5% back with the category bonus (don’t forget to activate this perk!) You should be able to count this as an additional $25 in savings.

What am I going to do with the points I received?

I’m going to buy the main body of this tool, which is currently on sale for $80. I might order some consumables – garbage bags, laundry detergent, etc – from Kmart. Or, I’ll just shop around for items to sell on Amazon/eBay/craigslist (I’ll share what I find.) We also recently purchased shelving units for about $45 and are looking for a few more, I need an iPad mini for my drone, and we’re hoping to pick up an end-of-season clearance set of patio furniture. I guess that’s the great thing about Sears and Kmart – we’re always finding something the house needs.

I don’t need this stuff!

These items appear to be popular on eBay and Amazon. You can likely sell them for ~$200, plus Sears is going to give you more store credit back than you spent in the first place. You could also donate the whole kit and write it off. At the very least, it’s an easy $500 on your credit card and the cash back can be used on almost anything at Sears/Kmart.

Good luck!

 

Free (After Points) Headphones Etc At Sears!

They keep saying there aren’t any good deals at Sears…that’s because “they” aren’t using Unveiled Savings as their personal shopper!

If you buy the items pictured below, you’ll get them ‘free after points.’ This means you’ll pay the ~$75 out of pocket and receive back the equivalent of ~$75 in points. You’ll need to use three promotions, which should automatically be added to your cart if you are a Shop Your Way member. A chat representative will be able to provide coupon codes if you need them. In the interest of time, I’ll leave you to search for those deals on your own (from Sears.com, hover over “Your Account” then “Your Clipped Coupons” and/or go to shopyourway.com, hover over “Rewards” and click “Coupons.”)

Item Numbers 05750096000, 05727219000, 05737562000, 05727220000 (in no particular order) – for your convenience, I’ve made a catalog so you can add them directly to your cart (plus you’ll have to manually add the TV Cleaning Kit):

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Here is the text of the coupon codes:

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Here is the final tally:

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Don’t forget to start at a portal!

I used a gift card I purchased during the 9% back deal and used Ebates to get 3% back. New to Ebates? Please consider using my referral link and reading about how you can get a bonus when you refer shoppers, too!

Add me as your personal shopper!

Like this kind of deal? Think the catalog is helpful? Add Unveiled Savings as your personal shopper! Thanks!

 

Win a Roku 3 (or how to ‘buy’ one for FREE)

Happy 4th of July!

How to Win

Unveiled Savings is celebrating with a Roku 3 giveaway to one of our Shop Your Way clients! Simply navigate to our personal page and sign up; you will automatically be entered into this and all future contests.

In case you don’t win, you can get a Roku 3 from Sears for FREE! Unfortunately, it appears the supplies are very limited, so act now!

How to Buy for FREE After Promotions

  1. Navigate to Sears by way of Splender, currently offering 9% back in cash. Use my link for a $5 bonus if this is your first purchase through Splender.
  2. Purchase a Sears digital gift card or reload one of your plastic cards. You’ll need $100 plus tax. If your transaction isn’t processed within an hour or two, call Sears at 1-888-396-5299 for validation.
  3. Navigate to Sears by way of Ebates. Use my link for a $10 bonus if this is your first purchase through Ebates.
  4. Add the Roku 3 to your cart (item number 05739369000P) and a small filler to make your cart total reach $100 (what’s a filler? It helps top off your balance. I added 00960443000P for $0.99).
  5. Check out with your gift card.
  6. Earn the following rewards, as shown in the image below:
    1. $50 (50% back on Roku 3)
    2. $15 ($15 back on $75)
    3. $20 ($10 per $50 up to $20 per transaction – that’s why we needed the filler!)
    4. 6% back on $100 from Ebates, or $6 (plus the $10 bonus if you’re new to Ebates.)
    5. 9% back on $100 from Splender, or $9 (plus the $5 bonus if you’re new to Splender.)
Win a Roku 3 or Buy One FREE!
Win a Roku 3 or Buy One FREE!

Will you buy the Roku 3?

Keep in mind it’s a great way to “spend” $100 and get $100 back!! You could sell the Roku 3 on eBay, Craigslist, or Amazon – and get even more back for your effort.

Have a great holiday and God bless America!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Terms and conditions? Shipping address must be in the United States. Each entrant name must be unique. Minimum of 15 entrants required to trigger contest.


Easy Bonus – United MileagePlus Miles or 15% Cashback at Sears

Here is a classic example of stacking promotions and taking a little risk regarding the fine print. You probably know I have recently become a major Sears shopper in the last few months (a personal shopper, if I may…maybe you would like to be my client?) and I have been profiting every time I sit down in front of my computer. I made over $125 in about an hour just recently.

United MileagePlus is offering a 1,000 point bonus on a $250 purchase. Sears happens to be a participating retailer…and the fine print indicates that gift cards are eligible for point earning until July 9 at a current increased rate of 4 points per dollar. However, you can not earn points when you redeem gift cards. Incidentally, the wording via Splender is the same but opposite at Ebates. Confused? Step by step, here’s how to maximize this offer…despite the fine print regarding the 1,000 point bonus saying that gift cards are not eligible, I am betting it will come through.

Step 1: Start at MileagePlus Shopping

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Step 2: Purchase a $250 Gift Card at Sears (or Reload One for Faster Service)

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In completing Step 1 and Step 2, you will earn the 1,000 point bonus (assuming my risk pays off) PLUS 4 points per dollar – or another 1,000 points on your $250 purchase. This is a total of 2,000 points or 8 points per dollar. While this type of offer comes around a few times a year, I’m happy to take advantage of it. Why? Because then…

Step 3: Navigate to Sears by Way of Ebates and Pay With Your Gift Cards

Since the Ebates terms do not restrict the earning of points on purchases paid for with gift cards, we should be safe here and take the 6% return they currently offer. Not an Ebates member? Please use my link – there is still time to earn a $50 bonus, which you can read about here.

Don’t forget to check your Shop Your Way page for loadable coupons – either for percentage or dollars off, cash back offers, or surprise points.

Step 4: Consider Loading Up via Splender

Splender (I’m a new user) is offering 9% back at Sears and also pays on gift card purchases until July 9th. So, beyond the $250 needed to trigger the United bonus, I am purchasing my gift cards through Splender and redeeming them through Ebates. This triggers a 15% total discount (or cash back) on top of any other sales or promotions you may find.

If you don’t care to get the 2,000 United MileagePlus points, you can skip right to Step 4 for purchasing gift cards and back to Step 3 for redeeming them.

A Quick Summary and Example

Via MileagePlus Shopping and Ebates

  • If you purchase a $250 gift card by way of MileagePlus Shopping, you will earn 2,000 points.
  • If you spend the $250 gift card by way of Ebates, you will earn $15.
    • This means that your regular old $250 purchase is worth a bonus 2,000 MileagePlus miles and $15 in cashback. I value those miles at a minimum of $20!

Via Splender and Ebates

  • If you purchase a $250 gift card by way of Splender, you will earn $22.50.
  • If you spend the $250 gift card by way of Ebates, you will earn $15.
    • This means that your regular old $250 purchase is worth $37.50 in cashback.

Will you take advantage of this offer?

I am constantly finding ways to manufacture spend at Sears – I might even make it to Platinum status in July! I have no hesitation in purchasing Sears gift cards during this offer.

Will you purchase through Splender and Ebates or MileagePlus Shopping and Ebates? Leave a comment!

How this Pertains to your Wedding

Nope, nothing ground-breaking here. As usual…

  • Buy gifts at Sears for your parents, wedding party, future spouse, etc.
  • Buy and sell items to manufacture spend on a credit card you’re using for your free honeymoon
  • Outfit your new home at Sears if the price is right
  • Purchase linens, decorations, etc for any of your wedding events (showers, centerpieces, etc)
  • Find bridesmaid dresses and accessories or suits and accouterments for the gentlemen

I Just Got 25,000 Bonus Miles – Did You?

I don’t read my emails carefully enough! Today, I realized that the Starwood AMEX credit card I opened in March has a $5,000 spend minimum…not $3,000! This sent me on a tear to spend $2,000 in the next 48 hours. Yikes!

Fortunately, one of the emails I noticed is offering a whopping 50,000 point bonus on $2,500 airfare spend. Yes, that is 20 points per dollar!!! Now, we all know I don’t like to spend money on my own travel…but to spend $2,500 and get the equivalent of up to 2 round trip flights in points? That isn’t so bad! Even better, I have a business trip sneaking up on me. I had booked with Delta an hour before I realized the Starwood fiasco, so I quickly called to cancel that trip – remember, within 24 hours there are generally no change or cancellation fees. Yes, the United airfare cost more than the Delta airfare, but if my employer complains….I’ll gladly pay the difference.

Here’s what the email (entitled “Remember to register for your exclusive offer: Fly your way to 50,000 bonus miles”) looks like:

United MileagePlus Bonus

According to a May post from the Doctor Of Credit and reader comments, the offers are customized (as opposed to targeted, I expect.) You can try your hand at this link or search your email – probably just for the text, “Remember to register for your exclusive offer.”

My flight came out to just over $1,000. I’ll earn 25,000 points. This is substantial! Usually, it takes a credit card bonus to get anywhere near that kind of accumulation. From the United page, simply register and book your airfare. Since you can complete travel through November, maybe that expensive Thanksgiving flight will actually be worth something!

What was your offer? When will you travel?

United is offering me up to 50,000 points! I only expect to get to 25,000, but that is quite a great deal. Hey, it convinced me to cancel a more convenient, cheaper Delta flight…so United has definitely come up with a good promotion this time!

I have a business trip that will cover this expense, but maybe you have a bachelor or bachelorette party, Thanksgiving, engagement, the wedding itself, or your honeymoon. If you aren’t able to travel free for your honeymoon, maybe you can at least get a nice perk out of paying for the trip!

 

Gift or DIY Bridal Idea! Free Craft Class of Your Choice!

I got an email from JoAnn Fabrics inviting me to a free Craftsy class. “Craftsy” is not a word I use to describe myself, but with over 1,000 options…there’s got to be something I can try! Please note…the email said the offer ends at 11:59 on June 29, so act quick!

Craftsy Offers 1,000+ Classes!
Craftsy Offers 1,000+ Classes!

There are many ideas that could contribute to your big day – such as custom cake toppers! Maybe you can make your own treats as gifts for your guests, such as chocolates or lollipops. Be “craftsy!”

Skim through and see if any of the great free classes will help you check a “to do” box for your wedding or, if you have a mother, mother in law, or bridesmaid that you’ll need a gift for…pick a class!

Which class did you choose?

Let us know how you’re going to make use of your free class!

Win a Roku 3!

Want to win a Roku 3?

Enter to win a new Roku 3!
Enter to win a new Roku 3!

Enter by adding Unveiled Savings as your personal shopper. This free program helps Unveiled Savings connect clients with relevant coupons and catalogs full of great products. Simply click here!

The drawing will be held on the 4th of July – with more prizes throughout the year and automatic entries for all clients.

To gain an additional entry, make a purchase at any Sears or Kmart after adding Unveiled Savings as your personal shopper. Gain another entry for every $50 spent between now 11:59 EST on 7/4/2016.

Good luck!