For the past few months, I’ve been telling my family and friends to sign up for Plenti. They’re simply not interested, and I understand why. Most rewards programs are credit card rewards programs. And they just don’t see the point of applying for another credit card. That said, many of them have come around when they learned that Plenti is more like a frequent flyer program that lets you earn miles with partner companies. Like frequent flyer programs, joining Plenti does not cost money.
If you’re looking for ways to save more at Macy’s, there’s a good chance you’ll sign up for Plenti. Why? Because you can earn points outside Macy’s and spend those points on your purchases at any Macy’s store or Macys.com. Take a look at the infographic I made above to learn how to save at Macy’s using Plenti points!
To set the record straight, you do not need to have a credit card to earn Plenti points. How so? Plenti members earn points regardless of the form of payment they use. You will earn points if you pay cash. You will earn points if you use a debit card or credit card. There’s only one thing that you need to show at checkout to add points to your account: your Plenti rewards card, which you will receive upon enrollment.
It’s easy to become a full Plenti member. If you already have a Plenti card, you need to activate it on Plenti.com. Don’t have a card yet? Go to Plenti.com now and register. You can also do that on Macys.com. You will receive your physical card in the mail in 10 to 14 business days, but your Plenti card number will be generated right away. You can then start shopping online and earning points right away!
How exactly do you earn points at Macy’s? Qualifying purchases will give you 1 Plenti point for every $10 that you spend, with the exception of beauty and fragrance products, which will give you 2 points. And that’s assuming you’re NOT using a Macy’s credit card at checkout. You will be asked to present your card in-store or enter your Plenti card number online to add points to your account – and no, you don’t need to have a Macy’s profile to do that.
You are, of course, going to earn significantly more points if you have a Macy’s Star Rewards card. After you sign up for Plenti, you will be prompted to link your account to your Macy’s credit card. You will earn 1 point for every dollar you spend at Macy’s, and that doubles if you spend it on beauty and fragrance products. You’ll need to present both your Macy’s credit card and Plenti card at the register. That way, you’ll hit two birds with one stone – you’ll get Plenti points AND Macy’s rewards. Take note, you will not earn those extra points if you don’t link your Star Rewards card to your Plenti account.
Have a Macy’s American Express card? Your chances of earning Plenti points is going to increase exponentially! How? You will earn points every time you use your Amex card – and that’s on top of your credit card rewards!