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Zanthexter 3,478 3,667 September 15, 2016 at 05:51 AM in LED TVs (7) More Sears Deals
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Promoted 09-15-2016 by slickdewmaster at 08:15 AM View Original Post
Sears.com is offering Shop Your Way Members (free to join) 50% back in points on TV Accessories with the purchase of TV and TV Accessories. Shipping is free on eligible purchases, alternatively, Store pickup is free. Thanks Zanthexter

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Edited September 15, 2016 at 12:44 PM by cricket702
This could be fun if you need a bunch of home theater stuff and are happy earning a bunch of Shop Your Way Rewards points [sears.com].

You can buy a cheapo TV, for example this $100 Seiki [sears.com], and get 50% back in points on as many "valid TV accessories" (soundbar, TV stand, TV mount, DVD/Blu-ray player or A/V accessory)" as you like. Seems to even work if you order several of an item.

Taking a look at a $198 Samsung sound bar [sears.com], the price is identical on Amazon. (Sears shows it as a "Unilaterally Priced Product" and my $off coupons wouldn't apply, but a "100% back in points" VIP coupon would.

With the cheapo TV and the sound bar, total was $298 with $100 in points back. (half the cost of the sound bar)

With the cheapo TV and two of the sound bars, total was $496 with $204 in points back. (half the cost of the sound bar, plus who knows what)

Adding a couple of BluRay players, same thing.

So, at around $200 you break even on points for a cheap TV, making it "free".

Beyond that, it's all profit. Possibly literally given the potential to resell. Someone with some credit cards to run up could buy a couple/few thousand worth of Samsung for example, and net about 20% profit reselling on Amazon treating the points as "cash". Which is fine if you're looking to buy stuff at Sears. (I didn't do the specific Amazon math here, but the few things I've flipped there in the past seemed to become worthwhile flipping when they were 50% "off" or more. I don't regularly flip, so my guesstimate may be off)

Not likely to be FP or even a popular deal due to the complexity and high up front cost. But figured maybe someone might find it useful, and once you're spending over $250 or so, the half back in points gets to be a really good deal on the Samsung stuff I checked. Probably other brands as well.
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You explain the deal very clearly, nice post. Thumbs up and repped.
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Nice explanation. Repped.
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Yeah, nice work. Getting little bit worried about accumulation of points w/ Sears/Kmart. Repped.
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probably won't buy anything but respect the fact you did your research and posted it well. thanks
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For the TV, this is a much better deal and TV

http://www.sears.com/tcl-28inch-7...kType=G25#
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Quote from pauly444 View Post :
For the TV, this is a much better deal and TV

http://www.sears.com/tcl-28inch-7...kType=G25#

Yeah, I just listed the cheapest one I could find for the example. Personally, I'd get a Samsung.
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Very very well explained and such an interesting concept. Thank you.
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if someone has a few hundred in sears GCs, they might as well do it, but otherwise make sure you can use those points fast. who knows for how long they'll survive...
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Quote from SDRebel View Post :
if someone has a few hundred in sears GCs, they might as well do it, but otherwise make sure you can use those points fast. who knows for how long they'll survive...
Bankruptcy predictions say 2017, so before Christmas Smilie
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Quote from Zanthexter View Post :
Bankruptcy predictions say 2017, so before Christmas Smilie
the truth is, it could happen at anytime, so be smart about it... they may wait until after holiday season to see what they can salvage
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Bankruptcy predictions say 2017, so before Christmas Smilie
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the truth is, it could happen at anytime, so be smart about it... they may wait until after holiday season to see what they can salvage
I am amazed that they have survived so long. They may get by few more years due to its appliance division.
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SHLD is ok through 2017 and likely 18. 10/17 bonds are 94.77 10/18 93 10/19 .894 cents on the dollar.
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I dont see 50% back in points when I add a TV and go all the way to check out?
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