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One of my two "safe" KMarts (safe because they were not on the closing or under consideration lists filed with the Ch 11 BK filing) is suddenly no longer available for selection in In Store Pickup. Might be a temporary glitch, or could indicate that more store closings are happening in silence .... Anyway, too little too late as there is no way Sears Holdings is going to come out of this bankruptcy. Just liquidating whatever points I'm still getting - $25 credited today from one of the multi-month cashback in points offers.

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The $150 Pick Your Spring Prize instant win sweeps is paying out. I won points 4 times in a row.  https://goo.gl/O4QHC1 Extra sweeps codes: B1gSpr1ng, springWINS, springprize, PickSpring

Came home to this today from Kmart. My last 3 Lego orders from them have all shipped in bags. My undershirts, however, are receiving the utmost respect.

NEW: Seems to be paying out $2 or $5 - https://www.shopyourway.com/app/2/l/contests/vervvip

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54 minutes ago, Phil B said:

One of my two "safe" KMarts (safe because they were not on the closing or under consideration lists filed with the Ch 11 BK filing) is suddenly no longer available for selection in In Store Pickup. Might be a temporary glitch, or could indicate that more store closings are happening in silence .... Anyway, too little too late as there is no way Sears Holdings is going to come out of this bankruptcy. Just liquidating whatever points I'm still getting - $25 credited today from one of the multi-month cashback in points offers.

This has happened to me on occasion for random stores.  But either way give the latest round of pickups and shipping, I am not sure either can be counted on for resellable product.  what care the associates gave (decent in my area in the past), seems to be gone completely now.

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Next round of store closures. My last remaining Sears in town is going, but the 2 KMarts are still hanging on ....

Next Round of Closings

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Stopped by 3 remaining KMarts today in an area that used to be plentiful for Lego finds. One was closing and pretty cleaned out at 25% off and the other 2 were not closing, but had Lego sections that were barely stocked compared to what they used to be.  Maybe Lego is cutting them off, or they stopped ordering already.

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Stopped by 3 remaining KMarts today in an area that used to be plentiful for Lego finds. One was closing and pretty cleaned out at 25% off and the other 2 were not closing, but had Lego sections that were barely stocked compared to what they used to be.  Maybe Lego is cutting them off, or they stopped ordering already.

My 2 KMarts (not yet closing) are similarly stocked ... Lots of gaps on the shelves, and very few sale discounts. I typically buy sets that have retired or are about to retire, but have had to abandon that strategy during my recent point eliminations - went for the $12.99 75950 HP Aragog sets which are for sure still going to linger for another 2 years at retail. Marked as $13.99 on the sales tags btw, but rings up as $12.99 (also the online price).

 

In other news: rumors are getting stronger that Black Friday will be the start of a fast liquidation of Sears and KMart, with all stores closed before Christmas. Unsure if the point program will even last that long....

 

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Do any of you guys still get SYW coupons with your receipt when you check out?
 
Nope, they shut all of us free-loaders off about 3-4 months ago. Regular folks still get coupons in store. Only coupons that still work for me are the $10 off $50 from texting "online" to KMART, and the weekly FC as part of the Sweeps Weekly email ($10 the last 2 weeks).
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Went to my closest Kmart, that was just announced last week as shutting down.

No change from last week. Clearance toys are still 40% off the clearance price, but the only LEGO on clearance is Elsa’s Castle.

No signs up about the store closing yet.

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Kmart and Sears raised the free shipping threshold to $59 overnight... Genius move.
SYW.com still shows $35 for MAX members, but haven't tried to see if this actually works, because they decided to mark ALL LEGO sets across the three sites as "Hot Buy", meaning my $10 off $50 online only coupon doesn't apply.
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1 minute ago, Phil B said:
On 11/14/2018 at 6:23 AM, KvHulk said:
Kmart and Sears raised the free shipping threshold to $59 overnight... Genius move.

SYW.com still shows $35 for MAX members, but haven't tried to see if this actually works, because they decided to mark ALL LEGO sets across the three sites as "Hot Buy", meaning my $10 off $50 online only coupon doesn't apply.

Unfortunately that just hasn't been updated yet. It appears to be $59 across the board regardless of VIP or not or whether you order from Kmart, Sears or SYW.com.

 

At this point I've got two ways around this being as I refuse to step into an actual store...

1). Roll the dice and return damaged sets (They're plentiful enough) and when that amount is credited and added to the current total it's normally beyond the $59 threshold.

or, better yet

2). Just spend the points on anything I need from the "Buy 3 and it ships free promo" and allocate any cash savings towards a toy purchase elsewhere.

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I thought all that was left in Clearance was TLBM sets nobody wants, but as I went in to liquidate my latest $25 installment today I found a slightly beaten up 10842 Duplo Batcave Challenge for $32.90 after 30% off clearance. $120 is the going rate on Amazon, $90 on EBay. Thanks KMart!

 

Oh, today about 90% of the SYW Rewards staff got fired. Use up your points!

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I thought all that was left in Clearance was TLBM sets nobody wants, but as I went in to liquidate my latest $25 installment today I found a slightly beaten up 10842 Duplo Batcave Challenge for $32.90 after 30% off clearance. $120 is the going rate on Amazon, $90 on EBay. Thanks KMart!

I found one of those the other day too.

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"Use your points" I feel like i hear that in my sleep.
 
I'm banking and using as normal. syw/kmart/sears will be around another 11 days at least. More than enough time for another round of plundering.
I have been eliminating my earned and cash back points on a weekly basis for the last 6 weeks now. Typically between 20 and $40 every week. Works great for me.
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2 minutes ago, jay4e said:

some decent discounts on kmart.com right now if anyone needs to burn some points.
quake mech, some friend, creator track racer, some disney are around 30% off

Just got done placing a couple of orders.....some great prices depending on what you're looking for!

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If you still have Kmart or Sears stores nearby, try these codes for FreeCash ... (text the first word to the number listed after it). The FREECASH code has been giving me a weekly $10 off $50 online, the rest are in-store only).

FREECASH 56278 (possible spend offer/bonus)
THANKS 56278 ($10 FC @ Kmart INSTORE ONLY 11/18 - 11/25 11:59PM CST)
TURKEY 73277 ($15 FC @ Sears INSTORE ONLY 11/18 - 11/25 11:59PM CST)
GRAVY 73277 ($60 FC/$500 @ Sears INSTORE ONLY 11/18 - 11/25 11:59PM CST)

Courtesy of SD.

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Time to order again: from 4pm to 9pm CST you get $25 back on a $25+ purchase. Just got 60159 Jungle Half track for $25 ($28 sale price (30% off) minus $3 in points) with $26.25 back in points for store pickup tomorrow.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Phil B said:

Time to order again: from 4pm to 9pm CST you get $25 back on a $25+ purchase. Just got 60159 Jungle Half track for $25 ($28 sale price (30% off) minus $3 in points) with $26.25 back in points for store pickup tomorrow.

 

 

Word of Warning: Points will not post until 12/4 according to the terms & conditions.

Spend $25, get $25 CASHBACK in points on a qualifying purchase at select Kmart stores and Kmart.com.
Offer Valid 11/18/18 4pm to close at Kmart stores and 4pm to 11:59pm CST on kmart.com. Maximum
$25 CASHBACK in points total per Member. Limit one offer per member. Points credit to account on
12/4/18 and expire on 12/10/18. Items must be sold by Kmart.
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Word of Warning: Points will not post until 12/4 according to the terms & conditions.
Spend $25, get $25 CASHBACK in points on a qualifying purchase at select Kmart stores and Kmart.com. Offer Valid 11/18/18 4pm to close at Kmart stores and 4pm to 11:59pm CST on kmart.com. Maximum $25 CASHBACK in points total per Member. Limit one offer per member. Points credit to account on 12/4/18 and expire on 12/10/18. Items must be sold by Kmart.
Wasn't there a rumor of some sorts where Kmart and Sears may declare full on bankruptcy after Black Friday?

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Found this post today on a Sears site. Read into it whatever you like - I have $50 coming up in points on 12/4, next points not due until Jan 2019. I think the 12/4 points are my last, but Eddie has surprised me before ...

 

Friday is the Last Day for Our SYW Call Center

 

Tomorrow is our last day for our Shop Your Way call center. Dozens have already left as they temporarily and gradually forward more and more of these calls to Sears/Kmart customer service call centers. We've already been telling members to use online chat because that will be the last and only platform to support remaining SYW questions and issues, and that was offshored a long time ago.

 

SYW members are not going to be happy because the online chat services have to put in a request to adjust points and fix other problems, but as far as I can tell, after 11/30 there is nobody left to do that. Members who were identified for membership violations already have no one left to speak with to unlock those accounts because they were all laid off in October, but our manager has told us to promise members it would be taken care of even though she knows it won't. So we have been actually trained to openly lie to our members.

 

They have not told us SYW is being discontinued but it seems to be because all of my contacts in HE where I used to escalate issues are all gone or reassigned. Also, I was told by HE the marketing budget for SYW was zeroed out after the bankruptcy, which would account for declining call volumes among new members, but this could also be because the remnants of SYW are being attached to something else.

 

 

 

(Edit: HE is Hoffmann Estates - Sears' corporate HQ)

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