10-22-2010 09:34 AM
10-22-2010 09:43 AM
I don't believe you will really see differences until you reach Platinum and Elite, at which point you start earning $25 awards instead of $10 and you have like 12 free wrapping or something... it also use to include free shipping but Macy's got cheap and took that reward away.
10-22-2010 02:34 PM
When you log on to your account, you can click on the Macys store cards and see the specific rewards. They sometimes have a brochure at the checkout that does the same thing.
I believe the gold level starts to earn star rewards certificates.
You'll get $10 star rewards certificates based on 1.5% of Macy's purchases.
Platinum and Elite receive $25 star rewards certificates based on 3% of Macy's purchases.
Red gets nuttin'.
So, congrats! Those star rewards are good on anything in the store. Combine them with some great sales, coupons and you've got a great deal!
Love my Macy's!
10-22-2010 02:38 PM
My latest discovery is that the reward certificates expire and I'm not always ready to buy something... so now I go to the store and purchase a gift card and pay with the certificates, as gift cards never expire!! One lady told me I could not do it and I told her she was wrong and when she called she found out she could, so don't let anyone tell you no!
10-27-2010 09:35 AM
10-27-2010 11:04 AM
Thanks for the responses. I decided to place a call today to see what the benefits were to the gold card and apparently there are none! I guess you need the amex version to receive any special benefits. I then asked why was I being upgraded and the CSR replied because I have spent more than $499. I don't really understand why they would have different card levels for the store card if there are no benefits to it. It seems like a waste to me.
Platinum and Elite for sure have perks, but now that they did away with free shipping, I found that to be the best part... but you start earning $25 certificates in those levels.
11-01-2010 12:19 PM
How much do you have to spend to reach those levels? My guess, is the color of your card is psychological -- it makes the customer feel as though they're "wining a game" or "achieving levels" which makes the consumer want to spend even more!
11-01-2010 01:05 PM - edited 11-01-2010 01:07 PM
I think the rewards used to vary according to the card fanciness, but this seems to have changed. Maybe you get more coupons or stuff?: