Recently I was invited to a smiley360 mission to do some shopping at Kmart. They sent me a gift card to put toward some holiday decorating items as part of Kmart's Decorate it Forward movement!
What is Decorate it Forward? It is about spreading holiday cheer
by sharing the gift of decorating and entertaining with family, friends and those in need.
(from Kmart website)
We visited Kmart a couple of times before making the final decision of how to spend our gift card. We looked at LED lights for inside and outside the house, beautiful rotating LED lighted artificial trees, gift ideas, outdoor decorations, tree toppers, and tree skirts.
We decided on a tree skirt because we've really needed a new one for a couple of years and knew we would definitely be purchasing one this year anyway. They had several nice ones to choose from so my husband and I picked our favorites and then let our two year old make the final decision. She made a great choice!
We were impressed with the selection of holiday products at our Kmart. Our store has a large holiday section, conveniently located right next to the toy section and not far from the tool section - our favorite places to visit! Everything is well marked so just looking down an aisle, you know immediately if you're in the right place. There are a lot of great deals going on right now, including 50% off that beautiful rotating tree! We haven't done a lot of shopping at Kmart in the past (with the exception of when I was a kid!) but we've recently moved closer to one and have been frequenting the store a bit more often. You can get almost anything there... even food! The rewards I get for shopping there, though, are what really keeps me going back for more.
Kmart has great incentives for shopping their store (and Sears too... did you know they are part of the same family?). They have a rewards program called Shop Your Way Rewards. By scanning your card at checkout (just like you do at the grocery store, etc) you earn points based on your spending and when you accumulate enough points you can redeem them for money toward your next purchase! Sometimes as a Shop Your Way Rewards member you even get special bonus points just for being a member! Recently they loaded 10,000 points which equals $10 to every member's account that was in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Isn't that fantastic?
Last week in the mail I got a postcard offering me $10 back in rewards with my next purchase. So this is how I worked my tree skirt deal...
On Saturday I went to Sears and purchased a pair of boots I've been wanting. I handed them my postcard and they scanned that in with my purchase. After I left the store, I checked my Shop Your Way Rewards account and sure enough I had a credit of $10.32 on my card! (The .32 was left over from past purchases as you earn a percentage every time you shop - 10 points for every dollar you spend - redeem 100 points for $1). The next day we went to Kmart to purchase our tree skirt for $24.99. They scanned my SYWR card and check out and then rang up the tree skirt. I asked if I had any rewards I could apply to the order so they looked and sure enough I had the $10.32 and told them I wanted to use that. That brought my total down to $14.67 plus tax and I used my $15 gift card from smiley360 and a little bit of change to pay the difference. Minimal effort but huge savings!
Here's the most exciting part of this whole thing... Kmart and smiley360 have offered me a $15 gift card to share with YOU so that you can also experience the fun of Decorating it Forward this holiday season! I'd love for you to check out what Kmart has to offer and enter to win this gift card below. I only have one to share but you can earn lots of entries! Winner will be announced on Monday, November 26!
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Click here for more information on Shop Your Way Rewards and how YOU can Decorate it Forward this holiday season with Kmart!
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