Citi Sears Mastercard Spending Offer
My wife opened her Sears credit card and added me as an authorized user back in 2001. The card used to have a generous limit, but some time around the crisis of 2008 Citi (who issues the card) lowered the limit to just $500 which is where it remains today.
Over the years the card went from a simple store card to one that earned proprietary points that were pretty much useless. Eventually Citi converted the card to a ThankYou earning product which means it can be valuable. I don’t normally use it for everyday spend, but from time to time I get great offers to pull it out of the card organizer. I just received such an offer.
Activate this offer now to earn 5X Bonus ThankYou points when you spend $200 or more on eligible purchases and use your Sears Mastercard from 9/1/17-9/30/17 (up to a total of 2,000 points).
- This promotion is not transferable; is only for use with the Sears Mastercard listed in this email; is subject to credit approval and the Citi ThankYou Rewards Terms and Conditions for Sears Card Accounts located at thankyou.com.
- The following types of transactions don’t qualify as purchases that earn ThankYou Points or Bonus ThankYou Points: use of checks that access your Sears Card Account; balance transfers; cash advances; travelers checks, foreign currency purchases, money orders, wire transfers and similar cash-like transactions; lottery tickets, gaming chips and similar betting transactions; interest and account fees; unauthorized charges; and items returned for credit.
Check If Targeted
The only way I receive these targeted offers is via email. I almost missed this offer, but I was able to find it in my email after someone told me to look. The subject of the email I received is, “Activate now to get 5x Bonus ThankYou® Points” and the email comes from “Sears Card Issued by Citibank”.
How to Maximize
This promotion basically gives 5X on up to $400 in spend. I could see some people simply purchasing a gift card to hit the spend, although using the card for normal spend is a great solution as well. Considering this card earns ThankYou points, there are definitely plenty of options for redemption.
One of the best ways to rack up miles/points over time is to take advantage of spending offers. I have written before about my Banana Republic Visa’s generous offers and now it is nice to see the Sears card stepping things up a bit.
Did you receive this or a different offer on the Sears Mastercard? Let us know in the comments!