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Welcome to the New Main Kmart Deals Thread!!


Shopping at KMart can be an adventure! Even if you're a seasoned couponer, KMart still can be quite a learning curve. Please take a moment to read the FAQ. Most repeated questions that are asked in the thread, can be found below
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Thanks to Serra, we now have 4 Wikis for the KMart thread, which will hopefully make the information a lot easier to navigate.

This is Wiki #1, and it will give you a quick tutorial on shopping at KMart. Wiki #2 will contain the latest highlights & matchups for the current week ad. Wiki #3 will contain the latest highlight & matchups for the current monthly ad. Last but not least, Wiki #4 will contain our Cheapies, Clearance, and Catalina finds
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SHOPPING AT KMART FAQ

SYWR Card = Shop Your Way Rewards Card. A KMart Savings Card that you must sign up for if you want to take advantage of deals here! Earn 10 points for every dollar you spend. You can redeem the points at a rate of 1,000 points = $1. Points can be redeemed at KMart, Sears, and Lands End. You must have an email address on your account to earn bonus offers - if you do not have an email address, you will typically only earn base points (no bonuses). It is definitely worthwhile to use a valid email address to receive special email promotions; some are quite generous. As a bonus-level member, you're eligible for additional Bonus Offers and other perks and rewards. Your SYWR card will be suspended if you do multiple back-to-back transactions (this number changes regularly but you're usually safe at around 5 transactions) on the same register and with the same cashier. If you plan on doing more than a few transactions, it's best to do a few with one cashier at one register and a few with a different cashier at a different register - even if you have to go to the service desk. This is a security feature designed to prevent cashiers from using a member's account to rack up points and then redeem them for their own benefit. If your card is suspended, you will still earn points for your purchases, but you cannot redeem them until the suspension has been lifted. To have the suspense lifted, contact SYWR Customer Service, call 1.800.991.8708, Monday - Sunday, 8 am - 11 pm, Central Standard Time.



SYWR VIP Levels = The SYWR Card offers several VIP levels based on your annual spend (calcuated before coupons!). Each level comes with different "benefits".

Bonus Member: $0 to $2499.99 annual spend at KMart, Sears, or Lands End (with email address on account)

Silver VIP Level: $2500 to $4999.99 annual spend at KMart, Sears, or Lands End.
•Earn 5X Points on special Bonus Days throughout the year.
•Treat yourself to 5X Points during your birthday month.
•Earn 5X Points online for special Cyber Bonus Days.
•Get an exclusive twice-yearly savings book with additional offers from the departments you shop in most

Gold VIP Level: $5000 to $9999.99 annual spend at KMart, Sears, or Lands End.
•Earn 10X Points on special Bonus Days throughout the year.
•Treat yourself to 10X Points during your birthday month.
•Earn 5X Points online for special Cyber Bonus Days.
•Get an exclusive twice-yearly savings book with additional offers from the departments you shop in most.

Platinum VIP Level: $10,000+ annual spend at KMart, Sears, or Lands End.
•Earn 10X Points on special Bonus Days throughout the year.
•Treat yourself to 15X Points during your birthday month.
•Earn 5X Points online for special Cyber Bonus Days.
•Get an exclusive twice-yearly savings book with additional offers from the departments you shop in most.
•Become a ShipVantage® Member for only $79 and get 20,000 Points automatically.

SYWR BONUS POINTS OFFERS =
You must have an email address on your account to earn bonus offers
KMart runs deals weekly strictly for SYWR members, and often times those offers include earning bonus points on certain purchases. These offers can be confusing, but if you follow the guidelines below, everything should work in your favor. If an offer states "Recieve a COUPON for $X (X points) when you spend $X on ____", KMart counts the amount towards this threshold BEFORE any coupons are used. However, if the offer simply states "Recieve XX bonus points ($X value) when you spend $X on ____" then KMart requires you to spend the necessary amount AFTER coupons are redeemed. Clear as mud, right? Just remember if you see the word COUPON, it means total BEFORE Qs.

CRT = Cash Register Tape Coupon. Prints after reciept. Usually a $/$ that you can roll into the next transaction. Generally speaking P&G CRT's are the only ones that do not roll. You can only redeem one CRT per transaction. Redeeming a CRT does not negate another CRT from printing.

CAT = Catalina (Red/White Coupon). Comes from the Catalina machine at the end of your purchase. Always make sure the Catalina machine is on, and note that the Customer Service Desks DO NOT have these machines. As long as a CAT says MFR COUPON at the top, you should be able to redeem along with a CRT. If the CAT says STORE COUPON, you can NOT combine with a CRT in the same transaction.

CSP= Check Shelf Price. When an item scans CSP, the item should be 50%-90% off. For more info read Kmart 101 by adawn80

SUPER COUPONS= KMart issues "Super Coupons" in both their weekly and monthly ads. In order to use the Super Coupons, you must use your SYWR Card.

Weekly Super Coupons: Limits are stated in each Q, and the Q will either be for a specific price, or take off a specific dollar amount for each item that attaches to the coupon. For example, if the coupon is for $1 off a widget, limit 5, when your card is scanned, your total will be reduced by $5 if you are buying 5 widgets.

Monthly Super Coupons: You must spend $25 in grocery, health or beauty care to use. Total is calculated before manufacture's coupons, but after Kmart Store coupons. The item you are using the coupon on does NOT count toward the $25 total. All monthly super coupons are a limit of 1 per transaction, however you can do multiple transactions and use additional coupons, as long as you meet the $25 threshold for each transaction.

CONTACT INFO:

If you don't get a Catalina for an advertised offer:
Costumer Support - Catalina Marketing HERE [catalinamarketing.com]

Shop Your Way Rewards - 1-800-991-8708 (8AM-11PM CST, 7 days a week, except for certain holidays)
Postal Mail:
Shop Your Way Rewards Customer Relations
PO Box 365
Dodgeville, WI 53595
E-mail:
info@shopyourwayrewards.com
Shop Your Way Rewards Facebook HERE [facebook.com]

SYWR VIP Concierge at (800) 990-5427

National Customer Relations for Sears - 1-800-549-4505
SMSupport@searshc.coml

Kmart National Customer Relations - 1-866-562-7848.


LINK TO CURRENT ADS ON KMART'S WEBSITE
Weekly [shoplocal.com]
Wrap-around [shoplocal.com]
Monthly [shoplocal.com]



KMART CONTACT INFO:

Have a question? Have a great suggestion? Want to compliment one of our associates? Or make a comment about our Website? WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

Phone:
To reach the Contact Center for Kmart.com, call 1-866-KMART-4U (1-866-562-7848), from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. (CT) Monday - Sunday.

E-Mail:
E-Mail us with questions or comments.
help@customerservice.kmart.com



Ch3apSk8's Down & Dirty FAQ for Shop Your Way Rewards LINK

CURRENT IN STORE KMART SUPER COUPONS

This post can be edited by most users to provide up-to-date information about developments of this thread based on user responses, and user findings. Feel free to add, change or remove information shown here as it becomes available. This includes new coupons, rebates, ideas, thread summary, and similar items.

August 9, 2010, 3:13 am: System Notice: This thread has been automatically renewed after reaching a post limit. Most of its content has been moved to this thread for reference purposes.

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Sorry people for the confusion! In order for the coupons to double, I need $25. So I have been adding in the degree and clear shampoo. That is why my oop is 7.xx. And there is good ol 9.95 ca, tax

QUOTE=save4sure;53749288]i know Kmart double 10 MQs but if (8) $1 doubled= $16
$20-$16= $4 OOP, not $7. That's why i'm confused keke maybe i'm missing s/t[/QUOTE]
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The only way to find out if a store is doubling 10 coupons is to try it out yourself. The stores don't even know.
Just because u have not heard if it, does not mean it is not going on. Part of slick dealing is to go out yourself and find out for yourself. Oh and report your results here!!



Quote from CRStrom View Post :
Have you TRIED?



Because I haven't heard of any stores that aren't doubling 10 now. It was only SuperKs for a while and then they did a test run in Southern California for a week or two and then it started happening everywhere 3-4 weeks ago. It's not advertised but it's still happening.
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By the way, did the ban deodorant again and got the $5 cat but no points. Got a giftcard at cs- so annoying!!!
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Quote from CRStrom View Post :
Have you TRIED? Because I haven't heard of any stores that aren't doubling 10 now. It was only SuperKs for a while and then they did a test run in Southern California for a week or two and then it started happening everywhere 3-4 weeks ago. It's not advertised but it's still happening.
Quote from OleMissGal78 View Post :
No, I haven't personally tried. But simple math indicates that the transaction breaks down as I posted above.

If you check other sites, you'll see reports of only 5 doubling elsewhere. As I stated when I created the initial wiki for Kmart last year, EVERYTHING is YMMV.
I tried at my store yesterday and they are doubling 10. I'm in Arkansas.
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Quote from anbfraz View Post :
I tried at my store yesterday and they are doubling 10. I'm in Arkansas.

I admit I haven't tried since I haven't shopped much at KM lately--on a stress break nod But, the last time I went I only had 5 to double and I asked, like usual, if they were doubling--cashier said-"it's Tuesday, we only double on Wed., I think." EEK! They are so clueless at my KM
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How are you guys buying glade/ziploc to get the $5 crt coupon this week (Scenarios please)?

Need some ideas from kmart pros. I am getting back into couponing game after a long time. My skills are rusted right now.
And I haven't shopped at Kmart in a lonnnng while (went there almost every day during the good old $2 double coupon days)

This week I did 2 P&G deals and got 2 $10 crts. In that transaction, I also got free theater candy coupon. Now can I use both $10 and free crts in one transaction? I know I have to use the $10 first before any coupons and I should have atleast one non-coupon item for it to attach. Are there any other tips for non-beeping transaction? My cashiers do not like beeps and do nothing if they beep.

Any help is appreciated.
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Hi, no u can't use the 2 crts in one transaction. I think there is a theater box candy coupon on the front of the monthly ad. U could use that one with no beeps!


QUOTE=sanprak;53751730]How are you guys buying glade/ziploc to get the $5 crt coupon this week (Scenarios please)?

Need some ideas from kmart pros. I am getting back into couponing game after a long time. My skills are rusted right now.
And I haven't shopped at Kmart in a lonnnng while (went there almost every day during the good old $2 double coupon days)

This week I did 2 P&G deals and got 2 $10 crts. In that transaction, I also got free theater candy coupon. Now can I use both $10 and free crts in one transaction? I know I have to use the $10 first before any coupons and I should have atleast one non-coupon item for it to attach. Are there any other tips for non-beeping transaction? My cashiers do not like beeps and do nothing if they beep.

Any help is appreciated.[/QUOTE]
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Quote from sanprak View Post :
How are you guys buying glade/ziploc to get the $5 crt coupon this week (Scenarios please)?

Need some ideas from kmart pros. I am getting back into couponing game after a long time. My skills are rusted right now.
And I haven't shopped at Kmart in a lonnnng while (went there almost every day during the good old $2 double coupon days)

This week I did 2 P&G deals and got 2 $10 crts. In that transaction, I also got free theater candy coupon. Now can I use both $10 and free crts in one transaction? I know I have to use the $10 first before any coupons and I should have atleast one non-coupon item for it to attach. Are there any other tips for non-beeping transaction? My cashiers do not like beeps and do nothing if they beep.

Any help is appreciated.
You can't use the two $10 together, but you can use the free coupon with them. Though it looks like a CRT, it actually is the same as the free monthly coupons and will combine with another actual CRT. Used the free dog treats several time this past week along with $5 CRTs/Store cats with no problems. I know others did as well for this one and the other frees that have printed other weeks.
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Quote from luv2shop4fun View Post :
Sorry people for the confusion! In order for the coupons to double, I need $25. So I have been adding in the degree and clear shampoo. That is why my oop is 7.xx. And there is good ol 9.95 ca, tax

QUOTE=save4sure;53749288]i know Kmart double 10 MQs but if (8) $1 doubled= $16
$20-$16= $4 OOP, not $7. That's why i'm confused keke maybe i'm missing s/t
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Quote from luv2shop4fun View Post :
By the way, did the ban deodorant again and got the $5 cat but no points. Got a giftcard at cs- so annoying!!!
I am kind of rusty with couponing at Kmart (and it's not even been that long of a break for me... lol).

The Jergens, Biore, Ban, Curel deal is $20 BEFORE coupons, correct?

I bought (4) Jergens lotions @ $5 each and used (4) $1/1 MQs, which doubled. I didn't get the $5 coupon or bonus points; went to CS and was told it's after coupons and discounts (which it does say in the fine print - but I know that isn't always correct). And I can't just return the stuff because I used a $10 P&G savings coupon from last week and know that would be deducted from my total.


Quote from sanprak View Post :
How are you guys buying glade/ziploc to get the $5 crt coupon this week (Scenarios please)?

Need some ideas from kmart pros. I am getting back into couponing game after a long time. My skills are rusted right now.
And I haven't shopped at Kmart in a lonnnng while (went there almost every day during the good old $2 double coupon days)

This week I did 2 P&G deals and got 2 $10 crts. In that transaction, I also got free theater candy coupon. Now can I use both $10 and free crts in one transaction? I know I have to use the $10 first before any coupons and I should have atleast one non-coupon item for it to attach. Are there any other tips for non-beeping transaction? My cashiers do not like beeps and do nothing if they beep.

Any help is appreciated.
Quote from nothing2seehere View Post :
You can't use the two $10 together, but you can use the free coupon with them. Though it looks like a CRT, it actually is the same as the free monthly coupons and will combine with another actual CRT. Used the free dog treats several time this past week along with $5 CRTs/Store cats with no problems. I know others did as well for this one and the other frees that have printed other weeks.
Nothing2seehere is correct. I just used one of the CRT free theater box coupons with a P&G CRT no problem - though it says 'savings coupon' it seems to act like a 'super coupon' like they print in the ads.


Kmart's online ad shows an offer for Cottenelle 12 pk Big Rolls at $5.49 and bonus members get $3 off instantly. I thought it sounded a little too good to be true. There were no signs up at my store so I tried it anyway since it clearly is advertised online, but the $3 wasn't deducted. So the CSR looked at the in-store paper ad with me and we found it: it's buy 3 get $3 off. How can they manage to leave out such an important little number in their online advertising of the deal?? It is so frustrating to shop at Kmart sometimes!
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Yup, your right. Sorry for the bad info but all my CRT would not scan so she had to enter the numbers manually minus a 0. Anyways, funny /weird and in typical kmart fashion, I have about 6 of those (spend $5 worth of points, get back 5,000 points)
All my transactions were over $15 and I used my points and got back 15,000 each time. I did this 4 times and got the same amount each time.

UOTE=nothing2seehere;53755956]You can't use the two $10 together, but you can use the free coupon with them. Though it looks like a CRT, it actually is the same as the free monthly coupons and will combine with another actual CRT. Used the free dog treats several time this past week along with $5 CRTs/Store cats with no problems. I know others did as well for this one and the other frees that have printed other weeks.[/QUOTE]
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Quote from luv2shop4fun View Post :
Yup, your right. Sorry for the bad info but all my CRT would not scan so she had to enter the numbers manually minus a 0. Anyways, funny /weird and in typical kmart fashion, I have about 6 of those (spend $5 worth of points, get back 5,000 points)
All my transactions were over $15 and I used my points and got back 15,000 each time. I did this 4 times and got the same amount each time.

UOTE=nothing2seehere;53755956]You can't use the two $10 together, but you can use the free coupon with them. Though it looks like a CRT, it actually is the same as the free monthly coupons and will combine with another actual CRT. Used the free dog treats several time this past week along with $5 CRTs/Store cats with no problems. I know others did as well for this one and the other frees that have printed other weeks.
[/QUOTE]

How did you get 15,000? Did you buy something specific to trigger it?
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Are clearance toys still 50% off?
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Clearance toys are 50% off through today, yes.
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[QUOTE=luv2shop4fun;53771514]Yup, your right. Sorry for the bad info but all my CRT would not scan so she had to enter the numbers manually minus a 0. Anyways, funny /weird and in typical kmart fashion, I have about 6 of those (spend $5 worth of points, get back 5,000 points)
All my transactions were over $15 and I used my points and got back 15,000 each time. I did this 4 times and got the same amount each time.

Nothing2seehere is correct. I just used one of the CRT free theater box coupons with a P&G CRT no problem - though it says 'savings coupon' it seems to act like a 'super coupon' like they print in the ads.

Quote from nothing2seehere View Post :
You can't use the two $10 together, but you can use the free coupon with them. Though it looks like a CRT, it actually is the same as the free monthly coupons and will combine with another actual CRT. Used the free dog treats several time this past week along with $5 CRTs/Store cats with no problems. I know others did as well for this one and the other frees that have printed other weeks.
Quote from luv2shop4fun View Post :
Hi, no u can't use the 2 crts in one transaction. I think there is a theater box candy coupon on the front of the monthly ad. U could use that one with no beeps!

Thanks to all who answered my questions.
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Quote from FiveGracedbyGod View Post :
The Jergens, Biore, Ban, Curel deal is $20 BEFORE coupons, correct?

I bought (4) Jergens lotions @ $5 each and used (4) $1/1 MQs, which doubled. I didn't get the $5 coupon or bonus points; went to CS and was told it's after coupons and discounts (which it does say in the fine print - but I know that isn't always correct). And I can't just return the stuff because I used a $10 P&G savings coupon from last week and know that would be deducted from my total.
Does the fine print specify "coupons" or just "discounts", as I know most of the fine print I've read at Kmart only references "discounts"?

Don't let them try to railroad you by claiming that the coupon is a "discount". It is not. The store is not "discounting" the price; they still get paid the exact same amount. The only difference is that you are paying part of the price & the manufacturer is paying the rest.

The "discount" terminology refers to, for example, a BOGO50% sale. Technically, since the store is "discounting" the price of the second, that savings shouldn't be used when calculating the threshold price (i.e. $20).

HTH (... and made sense)!
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