Okay, so I know I wrote about this a few weeks ago, but their still seems to be a little confusion about how this works. ShopYourWay is a FREE program from Sears & Kmart where you are awarded points for purchases. However, they also offer surprise points occasionally just for signing up. After you sign up, you will occasionally receive free surprise points via email and/or your ShopYourWay account. You can then use these points to get FREE or almost FREE items. For example, I have gotten cheap or FREE baby cereal, Oreos, kid’s clothing, socks, frying pan, soccer shin guards, and the list goes on and on.

Plus, if you have a FitBit or other supported device, you can register at FitStudio with your ShopYourWay account information, where you can earn even more points for taking steps, sharing content and more. I usually earn at least $5 in points on a weekly basis.

Plus, don’t forget to make me your FREE personal shopper and I will occasionally send you coupons as they become available.

Check out my other post on the ShopYourWay program found here.

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Yesterday, I wrote a post about How to get Kids Clothes for Free or Almost Free. I promised a few follow-ups, one of which was learning more about Shop Your Way Points through Sears and Kmart. I thought today would be the perfect day to do a follow up as I just received $5 in surprise points this morning. The only string attached was that it had to be spent on clothing at Sears (sometimes they have other qualifiers)! WOOHOO! That means I can pick out clothing for myself, my husband, or my kids for $5 for FREE. Plus, I can get FREE in store pick-up (if available). Yes, you heard it, absolutely FREE clothes for just being a member. Did I mention this program is FREE to sign up for!!! Plus, you can add me as your personal shopper and I can send you extra coupons as they become available. All for FREE.

Also, as you shop through Sears and Kmart, you earn points for your purchases.

Plus, if you are interested in earning more points, you can add a Fitbit or other eligible devices and participate in the FitStudio program where you can get additional points for activity. I generally earn $5-$7 in SYW points on a weekly basis. I use this to get baby cereal, auto supplies, Oreos (my husband loves these), clothes, and so much more at Kmart and Sears. Nothing like FREE!

So, if you haven’t signed up…why not?? Sign up here.

Let us know what you buy with your SYW points in the comments below. Also, if you received FREE Surprise points this morning, let us know what you received.

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I have two little ones, 8 months and almost 3 years old, and it is amazing to me how quickly they outgrow clothing. I hate to spend tons of money on clothes I know they will outgrow in just a couple of months, so I started looking for ways to keep my children clothed nicely while not breaking the bank. I discovered several tips that I would like to pass on to you.


  1. About a year or so ago, I discovered ShopYourWay points through Sears and Kmart. I started receiving surprise points for just signing up. These points are worth a certain amount of money through Sears or Kmart and many of them have no spending limit (some come attached with a spending limit). I would use the amount I received to buy my children’s clothes (or other household necessities). I have gotten to where I hardly have to spend any money to purchase my children’s clothes, and they stay nicely dressed throughout the year. If you are interested in signing up for ShopYourWay points, go here and sign up for me to be your Personal Shopper. In the near future, I plan to do a post on how to earn even more points with ShopYourWay, so be sure to follow me by email, Facebook or Twitter to learn more.
  2. I use gift cards throughout the year earned from various apps that I talk about on Thriving on Thrifty to pay for their clothes and other necessities.
  3. I shop clearance racks at the end of the season to buy for the next year. I plan to write a post in the near future on how to find clearance clothing throughout various stores.
  4.  I have never been a huge fan of consignment shops for the sheer fact that many times I felt I could save more with other methods. However, here recently online consignment shops have been offering great deals to sign up for their site. I have been able to score several “gently used” items for FREE. I have used sites such as Thredup, who is currently offering a $10 credit when you sign up here. Plus, once you sign up, you can refer people and earn $10 credits as well. Head over here for more information.
  5. Ask for clothes for their birthdays and Christmas instead of more toys.


If you have any other strategies for saving on kid’s clothing, comment below.

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