I can think of a thousand reasons why I love Macy’s. First off, they have everything I need for the home, so I rarely shop elsewhere. But what I love the most is my Macy’s Star Rewards credit card. As a budget-conscious mom, I just love it when I get to maximize my savings every time I shop with my credit card in-store or online – every time! 🙂
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Getting your Macy’s Star Rewards cards is easy – and you’ll receive a surprise savings offer upon approval! See that “Save 20%” offer? You can use that on the same day you get approved as well as the following day – for up to a maximum of $100 total savings. You know you wouldn’t want to miss out on that, so apply here: Macy’s Star Rewards.
How do I get my application approved?
Here’s what you need to know before you click on the submit button. You only qualify for the signup discount if your application does not require further processing. So how do you make sure you qualify for immediate approval? You simply have to fill out all the required fields. Don’t hesitate to call customer service if there’s anything about the terms and conditions that you want to clarify. You can talk to a representative by dialing 1-800-289-6229 (that’s 1-800-BUY-MACY) or 1-877-493-920. You can also reach one through live chat on Macys.com.
The discount will be applied to your account as soon as you receive the approval, so you can shop online right after. That said, you need to have the card with you if you shop in-store. If you’re already a Star Rewards cardholder, you can also take advantage of the discount if you create a new account. Just remember to link your credit card to your online account at register.
There’s just one more caveat: the “Save 20%” signup discount shown above is not offered all year round. While there’s always a surprise savings offer when you register for a new account, it’s not 20% every time. So feel free to visit Macy’s from time to time if you want better offers.
How do I earn Star Rewards?
If you’re anything like me, you know it’s not too hard to find coupons for Macy’s on the internet. But being a Macy’s Star Rewards cardholder allows you to save even more on your purchases not only on Macy’s website but every time you shop at your local Macy’s store. How? You get instant access to discount prices that are otherwise unavailable. Plus, you earn loyalty points when you use your card.
It’s a good idea to shop once you receive your approval. In addition to the huge signup discount, you will earn 3 Star Passes as you become a Preferred customer. You only need to spend a minimum of $1 to unlock Star Passes (see above). But before you go on a shopping spree, take note of the loyalty period, which is from December 1st to November 30th – that’s when you earn points for Star Passes. Don’t worry if you have unused Star Passes as they are added automatically to your online account after you link your card.
Here’s the fun part. There are more categories of exclusive savings offers that you can earn as a cardholder, namely, Thanks For Sharing rewards, Happy Birthday offer, and shipping offers. You unlock these offers as you spend more. When you reach Premiere Elite status, you get to enjoy all of them.
Thanks for Sharing is what made me a fan of Macy’s. Every year this event donates up to $15 million to charities like The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and The American Heart Association, among others. You get to help their cause when you pay a one-time enrollment fee of $25. And you get back a whopping 10% rewards on your Macy’s credit card purchases within the effective period (which is usually from September until December 31st). If you want to learn how to make the most of this shopping event, check out this post: Macy’s Thanks For Sharing.
I bet you’re thrilled to have your own Macy’s credit card now. Getting your own Star Rewards card is just the beginning of an exciting journey! 🙂