Sears Club Strategies
Share a Sears account between you and your spouse. This
will allow your combined purchases to accumulate points,
achieving the goals more quickly. You can obtain a separate
card, linked to the same account.
Use Certificates for Credit Payment
Sears will likely stop issuing certificates at some
point and switch to gift cards. If you do receive gift
certificates then you can endorse the certificates with your
signature on the back and mail it in with your payment. This
is contrary to the stated policy, but they have processed this
as a payment in the past as a standard procedure, rather then
returning the certificates to the customer and damaging
The advantage of doing this is that you can apply the
rebate to items already purchased, as opposed to buying
additional merchandise. Also, you don't receive Sears Club
points on the amounts redeemed from certificates when used for
a purchase, but you do using this method.
Double Point Promotion
Try to purchase when there is a double point promotion.
These have become extremely rare and are usually restricted to
specific products such as major appliances or travel. These
occur more frequently during the Christmas buying season. This
can be combined with other promotions such as Super Saturday
PETRO-POINTS tend to be most valuable when
converting to Sears Club points. If you are planning to
redeem your Sears Club points then you should convert
the points at least a week ahead of time to allow sufficient
Use Sears Card at Partners
You can use the Sears card at PetroCanada (in addition
to obtaining PETRO-POINTS), Choice Hotels, etc. and
receive Sears Club points on your purchase.
Gift Card Consolidation
If you have $25 gift cards and you want to consolidate
them into larger amounts, the easiest way is to purchase $50 or $100 gift cards online.
When paying, you can redeem up to 10 gift cards. This
essentially allows you to purchase gift cards with gift cards
(this is difficult to do in store). Select pickup at a Sears
Catalogue location to avoid shipping fees.
Gift Card Payment for Online & Catalogue Orders
Sears gift cards are advertised as an accepted payment
for online and catalogue orders, but their systems cannot
currently handle this method of payment. In order to use gift
cards you must first order an item on your Sears Credit Card.
Present your gift cards to the Cashier when you pick the order
up. The standard procedure involves cashing out the gift cards
and then applying the funds as a payment to the account. You
can usually get away with cashing out an amount higher than
the value (e.g. cash out an entire $100 gift card for a $95
purchase). If you decide to return the item later then you
receive a credit on your account, not a gift card. This
provides an indirect method of applying gift cards as a credit
card payment (which is against company policy). This method
also allows you to accumulate Sears Club points on the
transaction. This is useful if you acquire gift cards through
a promotion or have acquired discount gift cards through one
of the MemberWorks programs.
Update: you can now use gift cards online at Sears.ca.
Enter up to 10 gift cards and your Sears credit card. If you
don't pick the item up within 2 weeks of arrival then the item
will be returned and the amount will automatically be credited
to you credit card.