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posted 20 days ago by
christenatrask
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Wow, you can get $15 back in points for $30+ qualifying purchases at WalMart, Best Buy, Raise and Expedia (excludes all other brands).  It's almost like 50% off.  No coupon required, just SHOP thru the Fount app.  Offer expires end of day 3/12/17.
Links: iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1096298082? 
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sears.fount 

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Sears wants to give us $15 to shop at WalMart.

Brilliant.

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Speaking on Sears, last week and again this week received general promotional emails (to different email addresses) and inside each there was one promo mentioned: SYWR save $10 on tools (or SYWR save $20 on tools, etc)  with no purchase amount or rules in the small text box (this is easy to overlook in an email with many other promos with big photos and fonts), and so log into the account connected to the email address, and you see $10 or $20, or whatever your email indicated, off $10 or $20 or whatever.


In other words, buy exactly the amount of your SYWR points, and the items are free.  Expiration dates are quick, however.

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JiggleTheHandle said:   Speaking on Sears, last week and again this week received general promotional emails (to different email addresses) and inside each there was one promo mentioned: SYWR save $10 on tools (or SYWR save $20 on tools, etc)  with no purchase amount or rules in the small text box (this is easy to overlook in an email with many other promos with big photos and fonts), and so log into the account connected to the email address, and you see $10 or $20, or whatever your email indicated, off $10 or $20 or whatever.


In other words, buy exactly the amount of your SYWR points, and the items are free.  Expiration dates are quick, however.

  I got surprise points with $22 in free Craftsman tools or paint. There is also a $3 off $30 tools digital coupon available for download.

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JiggleTheHandle said:   Speaking on Sears, last week and again this week received general promotional emails (to different email addresses) and inside each there was one promo mentioned: SYWR save $10 on tools (or SYWR save $20 on tools, etc)  with no purchase amount or rules in the small text box (this is easy to overlook in an email with many other promos with big photos and fonts), and so log into the account connected to the email address, and you see $10 or $20, or whatever your email indicated, off $10 or $20 or whatever.


In other words, buy exactly the amount of your SYWR points, and the items are free.  Expiration dates are quick, however.

  Your total can be less as well.

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christenatrask said:   Wow, you can get $15 back in points for $30+ ....  It's almost like 50% off.
Mathematically speaking, at best it is 33% off.

Scenario 1:
You like 3 items that are exactly $15 each. You buy 2, pay $30. Then "buy" the 3rd one for free.
Total spent $30 for $45 worth of goods, for 33-1/3% savings.

Scenario 2:
This is more practical.
You like an item priced $17.99, another two for $14.99 each.
You buy 2 and pay $32.98. Now you "buy" the 3rd with a 99c filler, for another 98c.
Total cost $33.96 for $48.96 worth of goods, for a savings of close to 30%.
It gets worse the more you spend over $30.


Main point to be made is that the savings are 33% or less, and not 50%.

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ocean935 said:   
christenatrask said:   Wow, you can get $15 back in points for $30+ ....  It's almost like 50% off.
Mathematically speaking, at best it is 33% off.

Scenario 1:
You like 3 items that are exactly $15 each. You buy 2, pay $30. Then "buy" the 3rd one for free.
Total spent $30 for $45 worth of goods, for 33-1/3% savings.

Scenario 2:
This is more practical.
You like an item priced $17.99, another two for $14.99 each.
You buy 2 and pay $32.98. Now you "buy" the 3rd with a 99c filler, for another 98c.
Total cost $33.96 for $48.96 worth of goods, for a savings of close to 30%.
It gets worse the more you spend over $30.


Main point to be made is that the savings are 33% or less, and not 50%.

  or  buying 1 item at $31 = 48%    why over complicate things?   Just buy something you need and get the discount

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lol, this is where understanding math "complications" help you avoid these kind of sales traps in real life.
buying 1 item at $31 is not = 48%. If it was, you would pay $16 and be done with it.

ETA; There are people here who will be happy they saved 48% (woo hoo!). And then they will be happy again when they spend the points on a $16 item. "It cost me only $1! Woo Hoo!". Who am I to take their happiness away and rain on their parade?

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ocean935 said:   lol, this is where understanding math "complications" help you avoid these kind of sales traps in real life.
buying 1 item at $31 is not = 48%. If it was, you would pay $16 and be done with it.

ETA; There are people here who will be happy they saved 48% (woo hoo!). And then they will be happy again when they spend the points on a $16 item. "It cost me only $1! Woo Hoo!". Who am I to take their happiness away and rain on their parade?

 Stupid business model.. When are they going out of business? Really sad to see all these businesses go out of business.

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