This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sears Mastercard. All opinions are my own 🙂
My family loves travel. We have been known to jump in the car and head off to parts unknown any chance we get. What we don’t always like is the price tag that comes with travel. With 8 of us hitting the road, the travel costs can add up quickly so we have had to find ways to stretch our travel dollars so we can maximize our road trip fun!
Numero uno on my stretchy dollar list is the Sears Mastercard from Citibank. Let me first preface that I will NEVER advocate going into debt to go on a trip. Just don’t do it. I do however advocate using credit card rewards responsibly (pay those cards off every month!) to maximize your spending power. Earning points on stuff you purchase every day just makes sense. If you don’t do it, you are pretty much leaving money on the table.
The Sears Mastercard with Shop Your Way has an industry leading 5-3-2-1 rewards offer, customers can earn rewards points on all purchases everywhere they shop. Because you can earn 5% back in points at gas stations (5% y’all that’s crazy awesome!!!) and 3% back in points grocery stores and restaurants, it is the only card that we will travel with! You will be surprised how fast the points add up at that rate.
You can use your Shop Your Way points on purchases ranging from everyday household consumables to larger items such as kitchen appliances sold by Sears and Kmart in store or online and on ShopYourWay.com. These rewards points can also be used in combination with in-store promotions at Sears and Kmart.
We use our points to stock up on road trips snacks, hiking gear and other family travel essentials. I know of a travel friend that actually used their points for a full set of tires!
Even if you aren’t a road warrior, you can still take advantage of the incredible Sears Mastercard rewards program because all new customers can earn more Shop Your Way points on a complimentary basis with no fee for 12 months from the date the account is open, including:
- 5% back in points on eligible purchases made at gas stations
- 3% back in points on eligible purchases at grocery stores and restaurants; [5% and 3% back on the first $10,000 of combined eligible purchases made on gas, groceries and restaurants and 1% thereafter]
- 2% back in points on eligible purchases made at Sears and Kmart; and
- 1% back in points on all other eligible purchases.
It’s like free money y’all!
Do you have a favorite way to stretch your travel dollars? Please share it with me in the comments below 🙂
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sears Mastercard.