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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
K-Mart Deal Good Through July 14
Good Through Saturday, July 14
I do not do a lot of shopping at K-Mart. However, this week K-Mart has a decent "Shop Your Way Rewards Members" deal. You must have signed up through the K-Mart website to be a member but you earn points anytime you show your card (one of those annoying little plastic tags you put on your keychain). I believe you earn 10 points for every dollar spent at either K-Mart or Sears. The nice thing about this rewards program is you can redeem your points as cash towards your purchase. This week the cashier asked me if I wanted to redeem my rewards points.
"What?" I responded.
Until this point, I had no idea I earned points or could use them towards purchases. Turns out I had $3.74 in "credit" I could have used towards this purchase. This is amazing because I spend very little at K-Mart. I suppose this would really pay off if you bought an appliance at Sears or your husband had just purchased a giant toolbox and you had remembered to show your card. Life is full of lessons and most are not pleasant.
I think I even received a $5.00 rewards card just for signing up for the program. Anyway, they handed me a $5.00 rewards card the last time I shopped at K-Mart--I'm not really sure how I earned it but decided to redeem it this week.
So the deal this week was buy Oscar Mayer Grilled Chicken Strips for $2.99 and get FREE Ragu Pasta and FREE Barilla Pasta. You could probably make a whole meal for your family just from these basic ingredients for $3 bucks (Chicken Alfredo, anyone?). I had that rewards card so I was wandering around the store looking for something to buy for another $2.00. I am sure the purpose of these cards IS to get you to wander around the store and hopefully buy more stuff. I decided to buy two cans of Chef Boyardee pasta for $1.00 each. I was expecting to spend a few cents in tax but they handed me back the receipt and told me I still have a dime on my rewards card. When it seems like it's in your favor, it's better to not think too hard about numbers.
If I was you, I would sign up for the K-Mart rewards program and then go get me some free pasta and sauce. But then again, I'm not you.