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50% Back in SYWR Points on Power Tool Batteries at Sears - Craftsman and DeWalt Lithiums included - 30% Back on Select DeWalt power tools

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Last Edited by cricket702 September 20, 2016 at 10:50 AM
Sears is offering 50% back in Shop Your Way Rewards [sears.com] points on purchases of select power tool batteries.

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Members get 50% back in points when you purchase a Portable Power Tool Battery at Sears. Points will be available 24 hours after purchase and expire in 14 days. Limit 1 per member. INSTORE and ONLINE. Points earned will be added to your Shop Your Way account and can be used on your next purchase.
Sears is also offering 30% back in points on select Dewalt Power Tools [sears.com].

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Members get 30% back in points when you purchase a DeWalt cordless power tool at Sears. Points will be available 24 hours after purchase and expire in 14 days. Limit 1 per member. INSTORE and ONLINE. Points earned will be added to your Shop Your Way account and can be used on your next purchase. Must be Sold by Sears.
Example: $140 DeWalt 20 V Max XR Premium Lithium Pack 5.0 A/H - You get $70 Points Back, for a "final out of pocket" cost of $70 beating the Amazon lowest ever price of $122 by about $52.

Example: $160 DeWalt 20 V MAX* Lithium Ion 1/2 In. Impact Wrench with Detent Pin (Tool Only) - You get $48 Points Back, for a "final out of pocket" cost of $112, beating the lowest ever Amazon price by $48.

Of course you need a use for the points. If nothing else, you could just use them towards another battery, making the math $140+$70 (after points) = $210 for 2 batteries. That still beats Amazon's lowest ever price by $22 each, and current price by $40 each.

Tested dollars off coupons did not work with the tested DeWalt battery.
Tested points back coupons DID work with the tested DeWalt battery. Possible additional savings there.
Points do not seem to roll.
The "limit 1 per customer" didn't seem to be enforced when I tested 5 batteries (see attached screenshot)
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this is an old deal thats been going on for awhile, I have not done it so i can not say specifics on the it. As for the 1 per member, the cart rarely shows limitations but once you get the points (or do not get the expected points) thats when you can see if there is a one per member lol. I would not advise someone to go insane because that "estimated" points back may turn into 30%/50% of the first item and then nothing after unless someone who has done it already multiple times can chime in?
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The whole SYWR program is a letdown. Points back at Sears is not the same as an Amazon, Target etc. the stores, prices and selection are lousy. Great deal though Smilie
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Quote from skycomas View Post :
The whole SYWR program is a letdown. Points back at Sears is not the same as an Amazon, Target etc. the stores, prices and selection are lousy. Great deal though Smilie
With 20-30% points back coupons I get in the email and at the SYWR website, I routinely get 30-50% almost on everything I buy. That is certainly generous probably 20x more than any other store if others even have a program. I have gotten two kenmore elite standup freezers and a tractor pull behind leaf rake plus $1,000s in other points that I used all free. I am just a customer that gets the program and don't work for Sears.
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People need to stop using "final out of pocket cost" when talking about SYWR points. The cost is exactly what you are paying. The points back are a minuscule bonus. Between the terrible prices of everything you get after you use the points and the inhibiting time limit, you'll be lucky if you got a deal at all.
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People need to stop using "final out of pocket cost" when talking about SYWR points. The cost is exactly what you are paying. The points back are a minuscule bonus. Between the terrible prices of everything you get after you use the points and the inhibiting time limit, you'll be lucky if you got a deal at all.
obviously your doing it wrong
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People need to stop using "final out of pocket cost" when talking about SYWR points. The cost is exactly what you are paying. The points back are a minuscule bonus. Between the terrible prices of everything you get after you use the points and the inhibiting time limit, you'll be lucky if you got a deal at all.
I don't go out of my way to shop at Sears or use the sywr program, but I routinely find deals and sywr coupons to buy items well below Amazon prices. I almost always have points available and I do not go out of my way to spend them. I let points expire if I don't have a need, and I don't check my rewards balance to see the expiration date. just last week I got a diy drill bit set for cheap and ended up with a free 3 pack of mini pliers for free with a clipped coupon.

also I drive past a Sears on my way home from work. my experience with the store and rewards program has been very positive.
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Quote from frowny View Post :
People need to stop using "final out of pocket cost" when talking about SYWR points. The cost is exactly what you are paying. The points back are a minuscule bonus. Between the terrible prices of everything you get after you use the points and the inhibiting time limit, you'll be lucky if you got a deal at all.
I gather that you didn't bother reading the original post?

Ya know, where it gave an example of using the points from purchase A to make purchase B, both batteries, and come out $40/battery less when accounting for cash spent than it'd cost on Amazon (hardly overpriced). I didn't even account for the fact that you'd have ended up with $35 worth of points left to spend on "something else" after that.

I put "final out of pocket" in quotes specifically to address complaints like yours.

It would be a valid complaint if the points were worthless to the person making the purchase. In which case, they shouldn't make the purchase.

But for anyone that can use the points, for example to buy a 2nd battery, they are "same as cash" because they reduce the costs of the second purchase. Your final out of pocket cost for the COMBINED purchases is less.

I do get that a lot of people can't wrap their mind around a sequence of purchases and did the best I could in a reasonable amount of time to lay it out for them.

The biggest problem with SYWR is that Sears doesn't carry much name brand stuff. KMart however carries plenty of household basics, like food and trash bags, that for those folks with one nearby, yes, the points are basically cash. For folks like me that don't have one within several hundred miles, it just means more planning is required when making a purchase, to account for how the points will be spent as part of the overall purchase decision.

You want to get the slickest deals, planning ahead is often required. (Even more true for couponing.)
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People need to stop using "final out of pocket cost" when talking about SYWR points. The cost is exactly what you are paying. The points back are a minuscule bonus. Between the terrible prices of everything you get after you use the points and the inhibiting time limit, you'll be lucky if you got a deal at all.
agreed..
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Every time I try to get out of SYWR they pull me back in.
I'll just have to spend the accumulated points and learn to ignore deals like this in the future.
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this is an old deal thats been going on for awhile, I have not done it so i can not say specifics on the it. As for the 1 per member, the cart rarely shows limitations but once you get the points (or do not get the expected points) thats when you can see if there is a one per member lol. I would not advise someone to go insane because that "estimated" points back may turn into 30%/50% of the first item and then nothing after unless someone who has done it already multiple times can chime in?
It went away but came back. I was pricing batteries last week and was bummed that it went away. Glad I didn't buy any, hoping it'd come back!
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I don't know if it's just me but it's a pain in the ass to order online from Sears sometimes. website sucks. consistently shows item that aren't in stock then once you go to checkout it says not available. Also seems to get stuck on one thing alot
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Quote from denonman View Post :
agreed..
Any chance you could post where to buy two of the DeWalt batteries in the original post for a lower final out of pocket cost? (Brand new, authorized seller of course, for warranty purposes) Plus $35 worth of credit at the store to drop on something else?

I'm just struggling to understand how $70 less than it'd cost to buy them anywhere else counts as "minuscule" is all. Oh, and "overpriced".

I guess I need to grab some more morning coffee...sigh.
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I don't know if it's just me but it's a pain in the ass to order online from Sears sometimes. website sucks. consistently shows item that aren't in stock then once you go to checkout it says not available. Also seems to get stuck on one thing alot
At least it's letting you order. Sometimes I have to clear cookies or use another browser.

I think if they were better run, there wouldn't be quite as much opportunity to get good deals out of them though.
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Bah, does not include the Craftsman 20v batteries used in Black and Decker Matrix and the Craftsman Bolt-On units.
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