Surprise Points vs. Earned Base Points:
Once you’ve earned points, there are no minimums and you can use them whenever you want. See the first screenshot below, I have 607 points that I’ve earned. However, surprise points don’t show up there.
You can read below on how to view surprise points, as well as how to know what you can use them on. To use surprise points, you must meet minimum purchase requirements and purchase items from the right categories.
Have you ever wondered how to check your ShopYourWayRewards account for surprise points? It’s pretty easy after you do it once. There are two ways to check. You can check online on a PC or Laptop or use the App. I’ve included instruction for both below:
Using Mobile SYWR App to View Surprise Points:
You can download the app FREE at Google Play or iTunes
Log into the app with your SYWR account info:
Once you are in the app there will be a menu at the top – Click Rewards
After you click rewards you will see banner on the top of the screen. Just wait a few seconds – a barcode appears that you can scan at checkout to save time (instead of giving them your phone number) & you can view your current points:
And scroll right across the top bar to see Surprise Points (see image below)
Scroll down to see all your surprise points and exclusions
One of mine is $10 – the exclusions Spend $35 or more on qualifying purchase. Items sold by Sears or Kmart. Excludes Home Appliances, Lands End, Food, Household Cleaning, Beauty and Health Care, Fragrances, Cosmetics, Office and School Supplies, Batteries, Party Supplies sold in the Greeting Card department, Books and Magazines, Prescriptions, Pharmacy, Clearance, Alcohol and Tobacco items, all coupons and other surprise points.
What Can I Use Them On?!?
- You can use ShopYourWayReward points at Kmart or Sears online or instores. Some points will exclude one store or the other, so always check that.
- I recently used those points shown above (from a SYWR Doorbuster Sweeps) to buy some great body pillows!
Don’t forget to make me your personal shopper to see all the best deals. Sign into your ShopYourWayRewards account hit “I Agree to Personal Shopper Terms and Conditions.”
How to view Surprise Points Online – PC or Laptop:
Log into your ShopYourWayRewards account
Click your current points on the top right under your name:
Another window pops up – then click Right on the surprise points to see them better:
This will give you a full screen that shows your points which includes any exclusions and exp dates:
You can use ShopYourWayReward points at Kmart or Sears.
One of mine are $4 awarded as a Sweeps Doorbuster – the exclusions are Valid on items sold by Sears or Kmart. Excludes Lands’ End, Food, Household Cleaning, Beauty and Health Care, Fragrances, Cosmetics, Office and School Supplies, Batteries, Party Supplies sold in the Greeting Card department, Books and Magazines, Prescriptions, Pharmacy, Alcohol and Tobacco items, all coupons and other surprise points.
I’ve used those type of points on blankets, throws, socks and a webcam. You just have to make sure the item is sold and shipped by Sears/Kmart.
How to Pay Using SYWR Points Online
View my post on How to Pay Using SYWR Points Online and how to redeem sywr points. Also, learn how to use Kmart & Sears SYWR points in-stores.