@briarycliffs What I’ve discovered (at least for me) is that when you pay using SYWR points along with PayPal, you can’t just pay for shipping alone with PayPal.
During checkout, you first see your estimated total, including the sales tax and shipping cost. Then you apply your points, knocking the cost down to no lower than the shipping cost–or possibly a bit more if your points don’t cover the item(s) plus tax.
Unless your “after points applied” total isn’t at least HALF the original estimated total, when you select to CHANGE payment type (from a credit card), the PayPal option will no longer be there. You have to use a credit card. I’m a tad reluctant to do that, at least with any bank card I own!
However, I’ve found that you can use one of those Visa or Mastercard rewards cards, like the ones issued for all those AB beer rebates, to pay for shipping only. And any little bit remaining on that card you can roll into your Amazon gift card account.
Quite a far stretch from the SYWR glory days of yore!
"Stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. They will be opening stores at 7AM on Black Friday and the online sale will start online on Thanksgiving. This is a major change for them as they were open at 6PM on Thanksgiving last year. Doorbusters are valid through Saturday, November 25th. Doorbusters online starting on Thanksgiving through Saturday.
They will be offering up to 50% off appliances, up to 60% off tools and deals on home and garden items. Make sure you do your research before purchasing because a lot of these items are already on sale. Check out the DeWalt 20V Max Compact Brushless Drill/Driver Combo, it’s $99.99 in the ad and you can buy it online from Sears for the same price right now. The Craftsman 13-in. Tool Bag for $3.99 in the ad is also on sale for $3.99 right now. It’s easy to see “Doorbuster” and think it’s a good deal but we want to make sure that you are actually getting the best deals this season!"
I’ve been doing this for more than 2 years. It will be my 3rd Christmas
They recently added it to online but online can’t use Surprise Pts/Free Cash and I don’t trust they’ll send you gc.
With 100% back in pts deals you have to spend oop. Not my style.
BUT if I were to do that I’d be using my same Sears gc at KM.
I’d buy widget for $10, get 10k back in pts.
Then find a tool reg price $19.99, on sale for $9.99
Request to pay full price.
Pay $10 in points, $9.99 on gc, get back $11 on gc and sell the tool.