CarefulBuilder14 wrote:i got the 500 points for signing up, and redeemed them for $5 off a tank of gas at a Mobil today.
I looked on the website to see how many I had earned from using my loyalty card elsewhere, and saw 32 points for a $320 Macy's purchase.
I guess Mobil is the way to earn at 1 cent/gallon. That's at least about 0.4%,
*Kicks from wallet*
The only way to earn a respectable ("respectable" in the context of the Plenti program, that is - I believe it is 1%) return when spending at Macy's is to pay with a Macy's card. I sure as hell won't be doing that. Especially if the purchase is online, where Discover (historically) always has a Deal available.
I've been earning over 1,000 points a month just from Hulu. As long as they keep their promotions it will be worth it to me to slowly earn them until I do get something from Macy's.
I used them for the first time last month to get $35.00 off the bill. It doesn't take any more effort than occasionally checking for the Hulu offers posting, so I'm happy enough with it.
I used Discover Deals for that Macy's purchase, and recently got the email confirming the cash back bonus that will post to my account. It was based off the total purchase, not the amount I actually charged to Discover, so that was a nice little surprise. That alone makes it preferable to using my Macy's card for the extra points.