How to shop using Shop Your Way {Step by Step Tutorial}

Published on March 13, 2015 By Lauren
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    How to Shop Your Way

    You may have seen me post on Shop your Way in the past, and even though I am no longer posting deals, I am still helping people find deals as their personal shopper on ShopYourWay.com.

    I’ve received a few questions about how to shop using Shop Your Way, so I thought I would put together a tutorial for you on how to make the most out of their program.

    ‘Shop Your Way’ is a fantastic website that I use on a regular basis.  It combines Sears, Kmart, and Lands End together into one program, that gives you points back that you can use on future purchases.

    I wanted to write a step-by-step guide to shopping using Shop Your Way, hopefully this will make it easier to understand, and you can start to see the benefits for yourself.

    Here is how you can get the most out of shopping at Shop Your Way:

    1.) Sign up for an account at ShopYourWay.com.

    When you sign up for an account here, make sure that you click on the orange bar that says ‘Become a Client’. This will allow me to be your personal shopper.

    As your personal shopper we can email back and forth under our Shop Your Way Accounts. You can also tell me what items you are looking for, and send you exclusive coupons and deals!  It is pretty much like I am walking through the aisles of the store with you!

    2.) Get used to the Portal.

    The Shop your Way portal can be a bit confusing for people at first.  It looks almost like Pinterest, but for shopping.  Here is what your home page could look like.

    This is basically a feed of all of the people and brands that you follow.  You will see new boards and catalogues that people have created, questions that people are asking, items people are sharing, and much more!

    Once you are signed up and have me as your personal shopper, you can start shopping! Start following your favorite brands; this will allow them to communicate with you about current deals and special coupons.

    Here are a few suggestions of brands that you can follow:

    • Lands End – All Lands End store products
    • Sears – All Sears store products
    • Kmart – All Kmart store products
    • Craftsman – Features all craftsman tools
    • Shop your Way Rewards
    • Shop your Way VIP
    • The Disney Store – All Disney Store products

    3.) Start shopping

    Shopping on Shop Your Way is easy.  Find an item that you are interested in buying, and then search for it in the portal. You can also shop online at Kmart, com, Sears.com, or LandsEnd.com.

    Look for items that are on sale and give you Shop Your Way points back.  Often times you can find something on sale AND get the same amount of points back, making the item practically free!

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    When purchasing this Women’s Down Vest online at LandsEnd.com, I am given the option of entering in my Shop Your Way Member Number. If you don’t remember your Member Number, you can go to your Shop Your Way account, click on your picture on the top, and all the way on the right side is says ‘Member Number & Pin’. Click on that, and you will be taken to a page where you can copy and paste your member number.

    Once you enter in your information, you will be able to apply Shop Your Way points to help pay for the order.   It is pretty simple!

    One tip: If you cannot find your PIN number when following my instructions above, click on Print Member Card and it will appear on your screen.

    4.) Create Catalogs

    Think of catalogs as ‘boards’ on Pinterest. It is a place to organize similar items or ideas. One way that I use catalogue’s is to make wish lists for my kids. Instead of sending family a list of gift ideas for each child, I send them the link to the catalogs.

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    Here are some of my catalogs that I have put together already. I’ve made them so they are easy for you to find gift ideas for your kids too!

    You can follow other people’s boards so that when a new item is added, you will see it.

    You can follow my catalogs.

    5.) Earn Shop your Way Points

    In my opinion, the best part of Shop Your Way is that you earn Shop your Way points back for certain purchases. You will always earn $1 point for every for every $10 that you spend at Lands End, Sears, or Kmart, but many items give you additional points back.  These Shop Your Way points are basically like cash off your next purchase. Think of them like they are Extra Bucks at CVS (same concept but just for Shop Your Way)

    For example: This Kenmore washing machine is on sale for $349.88, and it says you earn $3.499 + points for purchasing it.
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    When you click on the item, it takes you to a more thorough description of the product and available points.

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    As you can see, you know find out that you will actually earn 28,499 points for purchasing this washing machine. That equates to $28.49 in Shop Your Way Points.  These points can then be used for your next purchase.  Before I would make my purchase, I would check to see if there are any available Shop Your Way coupons for housewares or appliances.

    You can check for available coupons up at the top of your Shop Your Way Account page – simply click on the Rewards link, and then the Coupons box on the bottom right.

    When I went to search for coupons, I saw that there were two Sears coupons for $10.00 in extra Shop Your Way points or take $5.00 off my order immediately.

    Tip: Make sure you load your coupon before you leave that page.

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    I chose to try both of them, to see if I can get both of them to apply to the same order.

    When you get to the final checkout page, you will have to ‘Apply your Coupons’. See below where it says ‘apply my Shop Your Way Coupons’?

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    Click on that and you will be taken to another page that allows you to Apply your selected coupons.   I was able to apply both the $5.00 off coupon AND the $10.00 extra Shop Your Way points back on this order, giving me an extra $15.00 off!

     

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    You can see the breakdown in points before you make your purchase.  I used up my 250 member points I had in my account ($0.25  – whoopie!), earned $3.45 for making a $345 purchase (remember, 1 point per $100 purchase), I earned $35 in bonus points ($25 from buying the washing machine, and $10 from the Shop Your Way coupon I applied.)  After making the purchase I would have an extra $38.45 to use on ANYTHING I want at Lands End, Sears, or Kmart.

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    When you go to make your next purchase, you will be able to apply these to your order, virtually making it free for you after using your points.

    6.) Shop special offers

    There are many special offers that you can get through Shop Your Way. They have partnered with some great companies and when you link your debit or credit card to your Shop Your Way account, you can earn some pretty awesome deals.

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    Here are some of their partner offers- remember that just by linking your debit/credit card these points are automatically added to your account.

    • Burger King: Get 2% back in points when you dine at Burger King.
    • Popeye’s Chicken: Get 2% back in points when you dine at Popeye’s.
    • Shoney’s: Get 3% back in points when you dine at Shoney’s
    • Lands End: Get 1% back in points on all your purchases or 2% back when you use your Sears Mastercard.
    • Kmart: Get 1% back in points on all your purchases or 2% back when you use your Sears Mastercard.
    • Sears: Get 1% back in points on all your purchases or 2% back when you use your Sears Mastercard.

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    You can view more offers by clicking on the ‘Rewards’ Tab at the top of your Shop Your Way account,  and then click on ‘Partners’.

    7.) Check your email for Surprise Points

    A few times per month I get an email from Shop Your Way saying that I have Surprise points!  Many times these surprise points don’t have a minimum purchase requirement.

    This email gave me $7.00 in surprise points, so I can use it for $7.00 off ANYTHING!  I am going to grab a few pairs of stockings for my girls, and I won’t have to pay anything other than tax!

    It is simple to redeem them, just click on the ‘Get my Points’ right inside the email, and they will be applied to your account.

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    You can also check your account to see what surprise points you currently have in your account. Simply click on your name and picture at the top, a drop down will come down, and you will see the points in your account.

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    These surprise points do have an expiration date (typically one-week after that are issued.) Make sure that you use them up before they expire.  You can get them shipped for free with Shop Your Way Max or have them shipped to the store and you can pick up for free.

    8.) Get free shipping + sign up for Shop Your Way Max

    You can get free shipping through Lands End, Sears, and Kmart by being a member of Shop Your Way Max.

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    You can sign up for a free 90-day trial membership by signing up here. After the trial is up, you can pay $39.00 and have free 2-day shipping for the entire year. If you shop at Shop Your Way often, this would be worth the money spent.

    Another perk of Shop Your Way Max is that you get $3.00 in bonus points each month of your membership, which basically pay for the membership itself. You also get double points on qualifying purchases.

    9.) Download the Mobile App

    Sign up for the Shop Your Way Mobile App, which is free.

    With the app you can unlock secret member-only coupons and deals when in the store, plus ask store associates questions right from the app.

    You can also check your available points and keep your member number on hand at any time.

    When you are shopping in store at Kmart, Sears, or Lands End they will ask you if you are a Shop Your Way member.  This helps you keep it on hand, so you don’t miss out on offers and earned points.

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    One of the coolest things about the Shop Your Way App is that when you purchase online and get the ‘ready for pickup’ email. You drive to the store, tell them you are there by hitting the Shop’in button, and they bring it out to your car with a $5.00 coupon off your next in-store purchase.

    This is brilliant and makes shopping totally do-able for moms with many small children!  Like me!

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    10.) Maximize your Membership

    Shop your Way has done a great job answering any of your questions on their ‘Maximize your Membership’ profile. You can watch tutorial videos on how to navigate the portal and make it your own.

     

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    Message me if you have any questions at all!  There is a messaging feature built right into Shop Your Way Max. If you message me there, I can send you products that I recommend or great deals I’ve found just for you!

    I can also send you exclusive coupons just for my Shop Your Way members – often times it is in the form of free money!

    So make sure that you have signed up and selected me as your personal shopper, and let me know how it goes!

     

     

     

     

    COMMENTS

  • I’ve @ trying to figure out how to calculate points for purchases with Sears MasterCard. my moms credit card& shop your way account is set up thru my email so I can go and see all these purchases for gas and restaurants..it’ll say get 5% back in points at gas stations and I think its either 2 or 3% back on restaurants. My mom is elderly and lives off social security(which has been cut back considerably since my dad just passed away& she’s only going to get one rather than 2 checks coming in each month. My brother obv has no conscience& even tho he made well ovr twice as much as my parents did COMBINED, doesn’t have rent(he owns a trailer, but my mom rents the house she lives in), he isn’t married, nor does he have children. My mom has never driven& has given him the car my dad used2 drive& pays for repairs& maintenance on it. So needless to say, my 50 yr old brother is taking advantage of my(way too) generous mom& she knows I disagree with the way he treats her ( I mean come on, even when I was 18 I cldnt let my mom pay 4 HER food if we went somewhere to eat) but she’d never admit he’s done a thing wrong his whole life& hides evrytng she does for him (from me esp) soooo…After recently running across the (dated) points breakdown & see that she’s earning these points at gas stations& restaurants on the days when he comes & picks her up its been driving me crazy bc I cant seem 2 wrap my mind around the math to figure out how much she’d spent to get the points she’s earning. I hope ur familiar with the breakdown of points when it comes to using Sears MasterCard outside of the stores!

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