Kidvantage program at Sears Ended as of 6/1/12

06/05/2012 8:00 am · 5 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Thanks to Kristel for passing this along I hope it will be helpful to some of you!

I know alot of Thrifty Moms do what they can to save money.  I found out about  Kidvantage about a year ago and with the boys I am in love with it.  But, yesterday I went to Sears to replace some shoes and jeans thru Sears and they no longer honor the Kidvantage anymore as of June 1.  They will honor any sales of Kidvantage before June 1st ONLY IF you have your reciept.  So, I don’t know if that is something you use or any of your readers but it was information I would have loved having before I drove over to Boise.

I talked with some people at Sears about this last week, and they told me they had to end the program due to people taking advantage of the program and replacing the same pair of pants or shoes OVER AND OVER family to friend.  When it was only suppose to replace the product for once child use, not a whole community!   They wanted to find another solution but the wide abuse of the program made it unable to work the way it was first intended.

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roxanne
roxanne

BE warned that when they say they will honor children's items purchased prior to 6/1 that they will only allow ONE replacement. I took in the shoes AND my original receipt. They replaced the shoes but adamently refused to give me my receipt back. This is not honoring the original agreement ... as the wording never specified ONE replacement. I think it's BS that they are blaming people for abusing the program. Why not just modify it then to say that original receipt is required? BS that is why. They wanted to be done with it, plain and simple.

Karma
Karma

Just FYI - Shopko quit their Kid Tough program also.

emilee
emilee

I am SO sad that they ended that program! It was amazing! Its been around forever (my mom did this for my brother 20 years ago) and its so frusterating that some people ruin it for the rest of us.

Sarah
Sarah

IT was crystal clear according to the wording in the program that it meant if the child that they original product was bought for were to wear the item out before they out grew the item it would be replaced and yet ! People take items in after handing it down 3 to 5 times anything will wear out if you use it long enough! I once saw a lady return a pair of big bird slippers years ago that look liked she dug them out of a dumpster, did not have a receipt but walked out with a brand new pair (I feel certain they were going to be a gift later) Sear's did not intend to replace every item they ever sold for every child in the world for the rest of all time. The nerve of some folks.

tawnya
tawnya

typical people taking advantage.

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