Ten Tips for Saving at Sears
Sears is an oldie, but goodie. The retailer has been around for years and is often regarded as a stable symbol of Americana culture. While it’s not the most expensive department store, you still want to shop with confidence that you are doing everything to maximize your savings.
If budget shopping is on your agenda, let’s take a look at ten ways to save at Sears:
Coupons and sales
Sears is very good about offering coupons and sales on a weekly basis, so never shop without a coupon in hand. The best way to get access to the best coupons is through email newsletter. Signing up for this service is free, so do it before your next shopping trip.
Sears does not take competitor coupons, but will match the price with a proof.
Most days Sears will feature 15% - 50% off sales both in-store and online.
If you are a social media junkie, you might as well make it work for you and follow Sears for some exclusive Facebook deals.
Sears credit card
If you love Sears and are responsible with your credit cards, consider applying for Sears MasterCard. You can use this card anywhere and enjoy exclusive sales at Sears, additional 5-20% off everyday sales, and points for every dollar spent. Those points can get you gift cards, free items, and discounted travel. Make sure you pay off your balance every month to avoid high APR.
Sears often has better prices online than in-store, so consider shopping right from your sofa. You can also use promo codes online, such as $5 off $50 and $20 off $200. Online shopping saves not just money, but also time. Sometimes even the selection is better online and you can save on shipping by ordering online with the local store pick-up.
Sears app and mobile site offer great discounts and weekly coupons for your anytime shopping. If you are not interested in Sears app, sign up for text alerts and get text messages with great deals straight to your phone.
Deal of the day
You can find one spectacular deal every day at Sears.com. You have to finish your order on that day to be eligible for the special price. In addition to this deal, you will find a few other items on sale right under it every day.
Outlet and clearance
Look for clearance sections at your local Sears and start your shopping there. Trust us – you don’t want to miss those deals. To up your saving game, try Sears Outlet online for 20-80% savings on overstock merchandise.
Look through department clearance pages, new, returned & tested section, and make sure to apply free shipping codes at the end.
Sears weekly flyer is located in the local Sunday paper and online. You can get this flyer sent right to your inbox every week if you sign up for email listing.
Cash back online
You can earn cash back on your purchases if you become a member of Ebates. It does not cost anything and does not take any time.
Discounted gift cards
Look for discounted gift cards and never pay full price. You can get up to 25% off face value on gift cards from Gift Card Granny or find discounted cards on eBay.
Work for Sears
If you happened to be at the time of your life when you are looking for a new career or just a change, try working for Sears. This is one of the more extreme ways of saving, but you would get 10-20% off some products at Sears and up to 25% off at sister store Kmart.
If you don’t like some items that you got after all that discount shopping, there is what you need to know:
- Call customer service with all your concerns. You can talk to them in-store, call on the phone, email, or chat online. "Click to call" lets you enter your phone number and receive customer service call without you holding for the next available representative.
- Sears will return your money for everything as long as you bring the item within 90 days of purchase with the receipt. Online purchases can be returned to your local store with the original packaging and packing slip.