Macy’s Thanks For Sharing

Macy's Exclusive Thanks For Sharing10% Rewards Program: enroll in the Macy’s Thanks For Sharing (TFS) 2013 program and receive a Macy’s rewards card on eligible purchases made from Sept. 11, 2013 until Dec. 31, 2013.

For every $10 a Macy’s customer spends on most items, they will receive $1 on a Macy’s Thanks For Sharing Rewards Card.

For example, $500 of purchases at Macy’s using their Macy’s credit card from Sept. 11, 2013 until Dec. 31, 2013 will give the shopper a $50 Valentine’s Day present to spend on at any item at Macy’s. You can even give the card to loved one for a shopping spree!

There is no limit on how much the rewards card can be worth: some people have earned Thanks For Sharing Rewards Cards worth $400 or more.

Enrollment for 2013 offer begins September 11, 2013 and ends December 31, 2013.

In the Thanks For Sharing Program, Macy’s makes a $10 donation from a one-time $25 enrollment fee, up to a total of $15,000,000, to various non-profit organizations.

boys and girls clubThe first $3 million goes to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement. The balance, up to an additional $12 million, will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® and select other non-profits, such as the local boys and girls club of your neighborhood.

In the last 10 years the Macy’s Thanks for Sharing Program has donated more than $65 million for these worthy causes.

During this season the enrolled cardholder will receive a Thanks for Sharing Rewards Card, to use at any Macy’s store or even online at macys.com, sometime in Feb. 2014.

This card is NOT a coupon, but can used like cash to buy the item of your choice at Macy’s.

The Thanks For Sharing program has a few exclusions, NO expiration date or limit on the amount you can receive.

However you cannot redeem it for cash or use it as a payment or credit on your Macy’s credit card account.

For a low one-time investment of $25 your Macy’s will become a 10% rewards card, which is much more than other credit card give.

Your contribution assures organizations such as Make-A-Wish survive, because Macy’s is one of their top supporters.

The exclusions on the TFS program are mostly large-ticket items, services and some licensed departments such as:

  • furniture
  • floor coverings
  • mattresses
  • box springs
  • fur salon
  • bridal salon
  • gift cards/certificates
  • electronics and associated accessories
  • special orders
  • watch/jewelry repair
  • sunglasses, maternity
  • athletic shoes for him, her and kids
  • Tag Heuer
  • custom decorating
  • carpet cleaning
  • service and delivery fees
  • gift wrap
  • purchases from licensed departments
  • bill inserts
  • restaurants

Make a note that the value of the rewards card is for net purchases until Dec. 31, 2013. Eligible items bought before 9/11/2013 and returned until 1/4/2014 will subtract from the reward’s card final value.

39 thoughts on “Macy’s Thanks For Sharing

  1. I joined the Macy’s Thanks for Sharing Program in September 2010. I agreed to a charge of $25 on my American Express card for a donation to charity. My question is . . . if I paid $25 for this program, why is Macy’s only making a $10 donation to charity? What happened to the other $15 I gave Macy’s?

  2. I made a donation to the Thanks for Sharing in September, 2010. I just want to know if it’s possible to pick up the Thanks for Sharing Card (for the accumulated rewards that I’ve earned) from the nearest Macys store where I live or work, instead of mailing it to my home address, so I can be assured that I got it. Thank you for your immediate response.

  3. When the rewards be mailed for participating in the thanks for sharing program? I live in the Bedford, NH area.

  4. Some customers have already received their rewards card as of February 7, 2011. You should be getting yours in the mail any day now, or at the latest by next week.

  5. Thanks For Sharing rewards cards are not available for in-store pickup. You can only get it in the mail from Macys and it should arrive shortly, hopefully in time for a nice Valentine’s Day present for yourself.

  6. Although I am not an accountant, the Thanks For Sharing is not a tax-deductible item for the person paying the $25. Macy’s Corporation is the actual entity making the payment to the participating non-profit entities.

  7. Very good point Rita. The remaining $15 goes to administrative expenses such as keeping track of purchases, mailing the cards, and all the back-office work of dealing with the various charities. The average payout in the Thanks For Sharing program was $68, so the average Macy’s customer came out ahead about $43 ($68 – $25) per donation.

  8. Usually around Valentine’s Day of the following year, in this case the second or third week of February 2011.

  9. If I don’t get my Thanks for Sharing gift card in the mail is there a number to call to verify that it has been sent or to send a replacement? I have yet to recieve my card as of Feb. 15, 2011.

  10. Prior to 2011 the Thanks For Sharing gift cards expired after six months, starting in 2011, there is no expiration date for them.

  11. You should be getting the TFS gift any day. The contact number for credit services is 1-877-493-9207, 9am to 9pm.

  12. Call credit services at 1-877-493-9207, 9am to 9pm, for further information on your specific issue. It’s physically impossible to send out that many cards all in one day: I don’t know where your particular location is their mailing order.

  13. TFS is treated the same as a Macy’s gift card. Just as you give a gift card to anyone you choose, you can do anything you want with your TFS card – it is your property anyway. No identification is required to use it.

  14. How is the actual value of the card determined? Do club and revolving purchases count or just revolving purchases?

  15. ON SEPTEMBER 2010 WAS THE FIRST TIME I TAKE PART IN THANK FOR SHARING , WHEN DO I RECEIVE MY REWARD?

  16. Hi, I have not received my Thanks for Sharing reward…something I’ve looked forward to since all my holiday shopping sprees! What are my options if I don’t recieve my card at all? Thanks

  17. Only revolving purchases get the 10% rewards on purchases. The club accounts offer their own unique advantages and are considered as separate accounts.

  18. You should have received your TFS rewards card by March 15. If you have not gotten it, call Credit Customer Service at 1-877-493-9207, between the hours of 9AM – 9PM Monday – Saturday, 9AM – 9PM Eastern/Pacific and 11AM – 8PM Sunday.

  19. You should have received your TFS rewards card by March 15. If you have not gotten it yet, please call Credit Customer Service at 1-877-493-9207, between the hours of 9AM – 9PM Monday – Saturday, 9AM – 9PM Eastern/Pacific and 11AM – 8PM Sunday.

  20. If you have not gotten it yet, please call Credit Customer Service at 1-877-493-9207, between the hours of 9AM – 9PM Monday – Saturday, 9AM – 9PM Eastern/Pacific and 11AM – 8PM Sunday to find out what happened. Perhaps you will be issued a replacement card.

  21. Yes. The $25 fee entitles the Macy’s cardholder 10% rewards only for the season it was paid. It does not automatically rollover to the next year.

  22. Could u please explain how it works I donated $25 at a store and was told I am getting the $25 back + interest accumulated sometime in Feb 2012.Is that true? if so what is the interest rate ? I think I was told it’s 10% on each purchase for qualifying products. are their any other benefits like discounts or coupons? what are those benefits?

  23. Thanks For Sharing is the number 1 sponsor for the Make A Wish Foundation.

    The $25 investment will give you an additional 10% bonus on ALMOST EVERY PURCHASE made at Macy’s until December 31, 2011.

    Thanks For Sharing for is the ONLY program that gives shoppers a 20% coupon discount and 10% TFS bonus.

    The 10% interest you are referring to is that every time you make a purchase you will be getting a $10 gift card for a $100 purchase:)

    The Gift Card will be a great Valentine’s Day present shopping spree.

    The greatest benefits are you will be helping people less fortunate than you and receiving a shopping spree in February: an average of $68 per $25 donation. I’ve known shoppers who have received $400 for their $25 investment.

    From now until December 31, 2011 you will be getting a whopping 10% bonus on purchases using your Macy’s card. That is what the associate meant as “interest.”

  24. I received my TFS card, but when I applied it to my online shopping at macys.com, it said They do not recognize the promo code …. How do I use it?

  25. Yes, I just did the same thing and it wasn’t recognized as a promo code. I’m wondering the same thing- How do you use the Thanks for Sharing card for online purchases??

  26. Thanks For Sharing(TFS) is a gift card, so you type in the number at the bottom of the bar code at checkout. TFS is really considered the same as cash at Macy’s. At checkout you can redeem the TFS exactly the same like Macy’s asks for a gift card number, including the 3 or 4 digit code. Just treat the TFS like a Macy’s gift card.

  27. I want to give my TFS card as a gift to my friend. I understand that TFS can be treated as a gift card, but I have seen at Macy’s that customers who were using TFS card have been asked for ID. So what my friend has to do if she will be asked for ID when using TFS card? Do I need to inform Macy’s to whom I want to give my TFS card? If so, how to do it? I don’t understand why if TFS works the same way as the gift card, then why customers are asked for ID?

  28. Normally ID is not required to use the TFS card. However if a person wants to get cash for it or pay their Macy’s credit account with the balance on the TFS card, then ID would be required. You do not have to call Macy’s about transferring a Thanks For Sharing Card, but if your friend tried to cash in the card, there would be issues about that. You have no control about how your friend tries to use the card

  29. Dear Admin,
    It is misleading for you to suggest the $25 fee is tax deductible by the customer. In the first place, only $10 goes to the charity. In the second place, Macy’s does the charitable donation, so the corporation gets the tax deduction, not the customers. Finally, “thanks4sharing” is NOT a charity registered with the IRS.

  30. I stand corrected and changed the original reply. Macy’s defines the $25 as an “enrollment fee,” not a tax-deductible contribution. Also the maximum amount allotted to the non-profit organizations is $15,000,000. Remember also a non-profit organization is NOT identical to a charity, for a reference see DifferenceBetween. In sum, TFS is a program run by Macy’s, which serves to give the participant’s a 10% rebate in form of a gift card, with some of the proceeds of the enrollment fee going to non-profit organizations.

  31. What kind of purchase is NOT included on thanks for sharing? Perfumes, everyday value stuff is eligible? Thanks!

  32. Great question!

    NON-eligible items generally fall into five major groups of big-ticket items, selected departments, services, special orders and cash-equivalents like gift cards.

    The very good news is that every-day values, special values, perfumes, cosmetics receive the 10% credit towards the Thanks For Sharing gift card.

    Ask the associate first to confirm the purchases are eligible and check your receipt to make sure the TFS bonus was added.

    Some examples of non-eligible items are:

    Big Ticket

    • furniture
    • floor coverings
    • mattresses
    • box springs

    Selected Departments

    • fur salon
    • bridal salon
    • electronics and associated accessories
    • sunglasses
    • maternity
    • licensed brands such as Tag Heuer

    Services

    • alterations
    • gift wrap
    • watch/jewelry repair
    • custom decorating
    • carpet cleaning
    • non-merchandise-related services
    • service and delivery fees

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    Call 1.888.933.6229 for the official word from Macy’s.

    Happy shopping.

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