October 9, 2013
This update relates to the current Sears promotion that I’ve written about recently. If you’re not familiar with the promotion, please read these prior posts:
- Maximizing the 2 day Sears/MileagePlus 16X promotion
- Finally, a new portal mega deal! My thoughts on today’s 37X opportunity
October 8th and 9th
In one of my earlier posts, I incorrectly stated that the dates for the promo were October 9th and 10th (I have since fixed that post). I’m sorry for the confusion. The promo actually ends today, Wednesday October 9th.
Gift card order verification
With most gift card orders, Sears calls to verify your identity before releasing the purchase. Unfortunately, they are seriously backed up right now (I wonder why?), so you may not get a call anytime soon. To expedite the process, call Sears first. Have your order number(s) handy and call this number:
Be prepared to answer a number of questions to prove your identity. If you order today, but are not verified until tomorrow, I don’t know whether you’ll get the 12X or 16X bonus. To be safe, make sure your order is verified today.
Only 15 gift cards per order
In my previous posts I mentioned the idea of buying e-gift cards $50 at a time in order to maximize Plink point earnings. Not only is this a pain in the butt to do, but it could prove to be a real problem if you need to place a very large order. Sears.com will accept no more than 15 gift cards at a time.