It’s that time of the year again. The weather is getting colder, but our hearts are getting warmer. I’m sure I’m not the only one who looks forward to the season of giving (and shopping 🙂 ). I’m just glad we get to reach out sooner with Macy’s Thanks For Sharing give-back event. This year it kicks off on September 2 – don’t forget to mark your calendar!
I did some digging and learned that Macy’s and, by extension, customers like you and me donate over $70 million to charities every single year. $15 million of which are raised through Thanks For Sharing. Since its inception in 2002, this yearly event has donated more than $115 million. For 2014, Macy’s will donate $3.4 million to The American Heart Association’s, Go Red For Women Campaign, and the rest will go to The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Futures Without Violence’s The RESPECT! Campaign, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and Local Boys and Girls Clubs.
I’d love to help these charities! How do I participate?
All Macy’s Star Rewards cardholders can participate in this event starting September 2. Visit your local Macy’s store for enrollment – if it’s almost-an-hour drive away, just sign up online. There will be a one-time fee of $25, which will be charged to your credit card. For those who haven’t received the replacement for your old card, you may use the card you have as long as it’s not inactive or delinquent. Don’t have a Macy’s credit card yet? Find out how to get yours fast here: Macy’s Star Rewards Card.
Macy’s donate $10 of each enrollment fee to charity. Here’s what’s in it for you. Macy’s is giving out 10% rewards on your credit card purchases from your date of enrollment until December 31, 2014. How’s that as a thank you for helping charities?
There are rewards?! Yay!
That’s not even the best part. Thanks For Sharing brings a new twist to the old saying: “The more you spend, the more you save.” There is no limit whatsoever to how much you can earn. And since this is a nationwide event, you earn rewards at any Macy’s store and online for four months – the perfect time for a shopping bonanza! Come February, you’ll receive your Thanks For Sharing Rewards Card in the mail having the card value that you accumulated. When does it expire? It is a non-expiring card, so you can use it anytime in the future! 🙂
Wait! How is the card value calculated?
OK, first things first. Be sure to pay the enrollment fee using your Macy’s credit card because there won’t be any reward otherwise. The card value of your rewards is calculated at 10% of your net purchases, which exclude Macy’s coupons, discounts, sales tax, service fees, delivery fees, bill inserts, adjustments, and returns. Be reminded there are products that are not eligible for rewards, such as furniture, floor coverings, mattresses, box springs, gift cards, watch repair, custom decorating, carpet cleaning, and other non-merchandise-related services.
Don’t worry, you can easily keep track of your rewards. You may have your card value to date printed on your receipt when you shop in-store. Or you may call 888-933-6229 to inquire.