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Macy’s Thanks For Sharing 2017

Macy's Exclusive Thanks For SharingEnroll now in the Macy’s Thanks For Sharing Rewards Program.

Thanks For Sharing members receive a Macy’s gift card worth 10% of all eligible net purchases made with their enrolled Macy’s credit card account through December 31, 2017.

Members don’t need extra coupons: the bonus is automatically added to any other promotions such as discounts, coupons, Penti points, and even the 20% sign-up rebate ($100 max.) on opening a new Macy’s card.

There were three ways to enroll.

  • At your favorite Macy’s store
  • Online at macys.com/thanks
  • By phone at 1-888-933-6229

$10 of the one-time $25 enrollment fee, up to a total of $15,000,000, will be donated to non-profit organizations such as Make-A-Wish and the Go Red For Women.


10% rewards on almost all purchases made with an eligible Macy’s credit card from the enrollment date until Dec. 31, 2017, in the form of a Macy’s gift card. boys and girls clubThanks For Sharing members CAN COMBINE their rewards with the Plenti rewards program to give them a total of 11% or more bonus on net purchases.

For Macy’s cardholders unfamiliar with Plenti, it automatically gives 1% or 2% or more rewards on all eligible purchases made with their Macy’s credit card or other select partners such as Exxon or Winn-Dixie.

15% Bonus Days

On select bonus days enrolled Macy’s shoppers receive 15% rewards instead of the standard 10%. When the dates become available mark them on your calendar to boost your gift card’s value.

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

The gift card has no expiration date.

The $25 enrollment fee is a one-time charge that must be made with a Macy’s credit card.

You can give the card to loved one as gift card for their own shopping spree.

It can be used for purchases at any Macy’s store or online at macys.com.

This card is NOT a coupon, so use it just like cash to buy any item of your choice at Macy’s.


The first $3.4 million of the donation goes to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement. The balance, up to an additional $11.6 million, will be donated to the following organizations.

Your gift card will be mailed in February or March 2018 to the address on file for the account. If you move notify Macy’s of your new mailing address to make sure you get the TFS card.

The Thanks For Sharing Program has some exclusions for items charged on the Macy’s credit card, although it does give a 10% rebate on EveryDay Value items which normally do not accept any Macy’s coupons.

The exclusions are mostly large-ticket items, services and some licensed departments:

  • furniture
  • floor coverings
  • mattresses
  • box springs
  • fur salon
  • bridal salon
  • gift cards/certificates
  • electronics and associated accessories
  • special orders
  • watch/jewelry repair
  • sunglasses
  • maternity wear
  • 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

You cannot redeem the Thanks For Sharing gift card for cash or use it as a payment or credit on your Macy’s credit card account.

The value of the rewards card applies to net purchases from enrollment until Dec. 31, 2017. Any prior eligible purchases returned on or before 1/8/2018 will have their share  of the TFS purchase subtracted from the reward’s card final value.

For example, if you bought a pair of jeans for $100 and then exchange them for a pair of jeans costing $200, your Thanks For Sharing gift card will be worth $10 ($20 – $10), not $20 (10% of your original $200 purchase).

If you want you can withdraw from the program and request a refund of the enrollment fee by calling 888-933-6229, before December 15, 2017, or in person at any Macy’s store before December 31, 2017. Upon cancellation you will not receive the gift card.

For detailed information about Macy’s Thanks For Sharing, refer to its Program Terms and Conditions.

American Express Blue Card

American Express Blue CardAmerican Express Blue Card members earn rewards points for purchases, along with special discounts posted on twitter and facebook, return protection, extended warranties, year-end tax summaries, exclusive access to certain events, and many other features with no annual fee for the credit card.


Save on every purchase you make by earning 1 Membership Rewards point every time you use your card.

Note: each reward point equals 1% off your bill.

Eligible purchases include the following (even gift cards).

  • Merchandise
  • Gift Cards
  • Earn double points on the American Express Travel site
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Enroll in the ShopRunner program to receive free 2nd-day shipping with participating online merchants.

Redeem Points

You can cash in your points with a minimum amount of just 1,000 points, and use any of the following choices.

Other Features

Fees and Rates

  • Grace period: 25 days
  • Annual Fee: $0.00
  • Fee on cash advance: 3% ($5 min)
  • Fee on balance transfer: 3% ($5 min)
  • Fee for foreign transaction: 2.7%
  • Fee for late payment: up to $37
  • Fee on returned payment: up to $37
  • APR on cash advances: 25.49%
  • APR for balance transfer: 15.49% to 20.49%
  • APR on late payments: 29.49%

For all the fine print and application visit the American Express Blue Card site.

American Express Blue Cash

American Express Blue Cash Card
The Blue Cash Card from American Express

Earn Membership Rewards® points for your everyday purchases, and enjoy fast and easy ways to earn and redeem so you can get the rewards you want now.

Earn 1 point when buying gasoline, groceries and in the drugstore, and 5 points  after charging $6,500 to the card on these purchases.

However American Express Blue Cash card gives only 0.5 point on other items and 1.25 points after $6,500 in purchases.

Rewards start at just 1,000 points, and you can choose from travel, gift cards, cash, merchandise and entertainment options from over 500 leading brands. You can also travel any airline, anytime with no blackout dates when you book online through the American Express Travel Site.

Enjoy the built-in ExpressPay feature, which allows you to make purchases without having to swipe your card.

  • Grace period: 25 days
  • Annual Fee: $0.00
  • Cash Advance Fee: 3% ($5 min)
  • Balance Transfer Fee: 3% ($5 min)
  • Foreign Transaction Fee: 2.7%
  • APR Intro: 0% for 6 months
  • APR Revolving Balance: 17.24% to 21.24%
  • APR Cash Advances: 25.24%
  • APR Balance Transfer:17.24% to 21.24%
  • Rewards: 1% cash back, 5% selected items after $6,500
  • Minimum to redeem: $10
  • Fraud Protection: yes
  • Purchase Protection: yes
  • Price Protection: no
  • Return Protection: yes
  • Warranty extension: yes