The next Sears Family & Friends Event Sale is Sunday, August 13, 2017 to Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, both in-store and online at The best part is that this time you get to shop in-store during the entire sale & not just on Sunday! This is one of the best sales of the year when stuff that normally doesn’t go on sale any other time is discounted. This post contains affiliate links. #sponsored

NOTE: The prices do not go live on until the day of the Sears Family & Friends Event Sale.

Here’s the Best Deals

Shop Your Way members get an extra 10%-15% savings on select categories during the Sears Family & Friends Event sale! This is on top of the already marked sale prices. There are a few things that are excluded from the extra savings: clearance, Everyday Great Price items, Here’s links to the categories that you will get the best deals on throughout the store. 

Get an EXTRA 15% OFF

During the August 2017 Sears Family & Friends Event sale, Shop Your Way members get an additional 15% OFF the already marked prices on Kenmore Appliances, Kenmore Floorcare, Clothing & Accessories, and Fine Jewelry (excluding watches) in-store at Sears and at 

Get an EXTRA 10% OFF

Shop Your Way members get an additional 10% OFF the already marked prices on Top Brand Appliances, Tools, Lawn & Garden, Outdoor Living, Fitness & Sports, Outdoor Decor, Home, Camping, Mattresses, Watches, Shoes, or Automotive, both in-store at Sears and at online at This is a great time of year to save on lawn tractors, tools for summer DIY projects, grills, patio furniture & home decor. August is a great time to purchase last minute gear for your end-of-summer camping trip, or get an automotive checkup or tires to make sure your vehicle is road worthy for a family road trip.

Check Your Surprise Points!

Check your surprise points! SYW Members get FREE surprise points during the August 2017 Sears Family & Friends Event.

Check your surprise points! SYW Members get FREE surprise points during the August 2017 Sears Family & Friends Event. This is  something unique for this FAMILY & FRIENDS event. Normally, you can’t use surprise points during FAMILY & FRIENDS events, but this time you can!

If you are a Shop Your Way member, make sure to check your Surprise points before you shop the August 2017 Sears Family & Friends sale. Here’s how to check your surprise points: 1) Log into  with your email & password, 2) click on your name up in the header, and then click on “See all surprise points” OR you can use this link IF you are already logged into, but it won’t work if you are not logged in.

Get up to an Extra 15% off, up to 50% off Back to School fashions & kid's shoes start at $9.99

Get up to an Extra 15% off, up to 50% off Back to School fashions & kid’s shoes start at $9.99

SYW members get $10 in points* when you spend $50 or more** on clothing and shoes

* By accepting Shop Your Way® member benefits and offers, you agree to the Shop Your Way terms and conditions, available at Members earn points on qualifying purchase, excluding sales taxes and other fees. Subject to full program terms available at Extra points are inclusive of, and not in addition to, any base points earned on qualifying purchases. When extra points offers are combined, total points earned will be less than the combined point totals for each individual offer. See for details.

** Points available 24 hours after purchase. Points valid 14 days once received. Purchase requirements before taxes and after other discounts and must be made in a single purchase. Excludes Clearance, Everyday Great Price items, all work boots and work shoes. Points redemption offers do not apply to Levi’s® merchandise. Valid in store and online. Offer good 8/6/17 through 8/26/17.

$10 BONUS Point Offer Exclusions

If you have one excluded item in a transaction, the entire transaction is excluded from earning BONUS points. Sears has a ton of summer clearance, BUT the $10 bonus points offer EXCLUDES clearance, Everyday Great Price items, all work boots & work shoes, so if you find a screaming deal on clearance (or an Everyday Great Price item, work boots or work shoes), just make sure you have the cashier ring up this items in a separate transaction. That way you will get the great deals & earn maximum points. In order to qualify for the $10 Back in Points (BIP) on a $50 purchase, your purchase has to be $50.00 or more before taxes & fees. That means that a purchase of $49.99 will not qualify. Since there are EXTRA 5%-15% discounts that are on top of the sale price, I recommend taking a calculator to figure out what your total cost before taxes will be. It pays for itself to add an additional small item in clothes or shoes to have your purchase total $50 before taxes so you can get the $10 BONUS points.

Kids’ Shoes are on Sale: $9.99 & Up

Back-to-School shopping is in full swing & there are a TON of great kid’s shoes at Sears.The great part is that you get a great deal, Shop Your Way Reward points, PLUS if you purchase $50 or more on clothing & shoes you get $10 in BONUS points . The BONUS points get credited to your SYW rewards in 24 hours & they are good for 14 days. Make sure to use them before they expire. The best way to do this is to shop the Sears Family & Friends Sale on Sunday or Monday, then go back the next day to use the points you earned. It’s a great way to stretch your dollars.

Get Up to 50% OFF Back-to-School Fashions

Sears Family & Friends Event sale is the best time to save for back to school fashions. The brand new fall fashions are all heavily discounted just for this special sale. Save an extra 15% on clothing for the family including back to school fashions for Juniors, Young Men’s and Kids. SYW members get $10 in points* when you spend $50 or more** on clothing and shoes.

Biggest Appliance Sale of the Season

Sears Family & Friends Event sales events are the best time of the year to buy appliances because:

  1. You get an EXTRA 5%-15% discounts on appliances, and that is on top of the sale prices. You get the biggest discount on Kenmore appliances because Sears owns the brand, so they control the pricing on the Kenmore brand.
  2. Family & Friends Sales are the ONLY time that you get extra discounts on extended warranties. You get an EXTRA 15% OFF the cost of extended warranties, so it makes sense to use your SYW points that you earned on the appliances & turn around the next day & buy the extended warranty with your reward points. This will work if you are buying on Sunday or Monday, but it takes 24 hours for SYW points earned from the sale to show up on your SYW membership.
  3. You can layer the deals! Okay, this one seems like it wouldn’t work because you can’t use any coupons during Sears Family & Friends sale events, but you can layer SYW MAX bonus point offers & Sears credit offers. See my post on How To Save More on Appliances & Large Purchases for all the details.

    Best Time to Buy Mattresses

The Sears Family & Friends Sale is piggy-backing on the Labor Day Mattress Event. That means that Shop Your Way members get an EXTRA 10% off the Labor Day mattress prices for this special 3-day sale! On top of the special 3-day sale pricing, you can get special financing & special free Sears awards cards up to $300 to use just like cash at Sears.

Get up to an Extra 15% off large appliances during Sears Family & Friends Event Sale. You can save 50% or more during this sale! Get up to an Extra 15% off large appliances during Sears Family & Friends Event Sale. You can save 50% or more during this sale!

HOT TIP ON CLEARANCE: Keep in mind that certain categories of items are excluded from Sears Family & Friends Sale Events, like electronics & clearance. Frequently local Sears stores will have special on-day only savings on clearance clothing for the family, where they are marked down to almost give-away prices! It pays to take a trip down to your local Sears store to check out the clearance deals in person. HOT TIPS FOR APPLIANCE PURCHASES:1) Make sure to purchase a 12-month membership to Shop Your Way MAX 2-day free shipping if you are buying appliances. Even though appliances don’t fall into the free shipping category (since they don’t fit in your mailbox), Shop Your Way MAX members earn double base rewards points on everything they purchase in-store or online! 2) Purchase your appliances with a Sears credit card for even more savings! 3) Often the money you get back in points can be enough to pay for extended warranties. 4) Sears Family & Friends Sale Events are the only time the extended warranties go on sale. 5) The best appliance deals at Sears are on Kenmore appliances.

Sears Credit Offer thru 11/4/17

Spend $30 or more and get $20 OFF purchases (as a statement credit) when you’re approved for a new Sears Mastercard* ($10 statement credit for Sears card) and make a purchase of $30 or more today with your new card. Minimum spend of $30 required. See below for more details.***

SHOP YOUR WAY ADDITIONAL CATEGORY EARN PROGRAM: New card members only. Subject to credit approval. Limitations, terms and conditions apply. You will be given further information when you apply. The Shop Your Way program is offered by Sears Holdings Management Corporation. Citibank is not responsible for products or services offered by other companies.

Fine Print on the Sears Credit Offer

*Earn more Shop Your Way points in more places with your new Sears Mastercard for 12 months from the date of account opening. See associate to apply. Brochure at any register or visit . In-store offer valid 6/25-11/4/17. Offer restrictions apply. See Shop Your Way Additional Category Earn Promotion details at any in-store register.

***$20 or $10 off Offer: With credit approval. You will receive a $20 statement credit when you make qualifying purchases totaling $30 or more with your new Sears MasterCard (a $10 statement credit for new Sears card). Purchases must be made same day as account opening in order to receive statement credit. Limit one new account offer per account. Offer available at participating locations only and may vary. The new account offer (spend $30 and get $20 off for Sears MasterCard or spend $30 and get $10 off for Sears card) will not apply if your first purchase is subject to a different financing (deferred interest) offer. Offers are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply.

Sears Family & Friends Event Offer details

Shop Your Way members enjoy savings up to an extra 15% off regular and sale purchases throughout the store including:

Exclusions apply, see complete details at
(Event not valid in Puerto Rico)

Sears Family & Friend Event Sale Fine Print for 8/13-15/2017

Location Specific Information

Family & Friends savings valid Sunday, August 13–Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Sears, Sears Grand and Sears Essentials, Sears Home Appliance Showrooms, Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores and Sears Parts & Repair Centers. Sears Hometown Stores will hold event all day Sunday, August 13 through Tuesday, August 15. Event savings in Hackensack, NJ; Paramus, NJ; West Jordan, UT; Ogden, UT; Salt Lake City, UT are valid Saturday, August 12 and Monday, August 14 thru Tuesday, August 15. Family & Friends savings are NOT valid at Sears store locations in Puerto Rico.


†Offers apply to regular and sale prices. Not valid with other coupons or to reduce credit balances. Excludes Sears Retail Outlets and Lands’ End® in Sears stores, Lands’ End® stores, Inlet stores and, Smart Buys, Introductory Offers, Insane Deals, Deal Flash, Hot Buys (online only), Everyday Great Price items, United Face, Ramonti, Levi’s®, JanSport®, clearance and closeout items except where indicated in store or online, diamond studs, NYCDD, custom jewelry, personalized jewelry and GIA-certi­fied, items powered by, Timberland Pro, Keen Utility, Bates work boots and Cat Footwear, Shop Your Way shoes, water softener, Excludes Ebuys, Chiswick, Camberwell, Cavell, Harlington, Harrowby, Kenney, Gants Hill, Stamford Hill, Harold Hill, Beautysleep, Sealy Conform Performance, Sealy Conform Premium, Beautyrest Black, iComfort, iComfort Hybrid, Tempur-Pedic, Tempur-Flex, Floor display, Bed frames, Pillows, Protect-A-Bed, Adjustable bases, Re‑ exion 4, Re‑ exion 7, Sealy Ease, Tempur UP, Ergo base, Beautyrest Smart Motions, Serta Pivot, Motion Essential, Motion Custom and Motion Perfect. Shark, Dyson, sewing machines, countertop microwaves, heaters, water heaters, water softeners and water ­ ltration, air conditioners, air cleaners, fans, humidi­ ers, dehumidi­ ers, generators, ‑ oor care accessories, DieHard® 360 vehicle assessment, DieHard Edge maintenance plans, certain Sears licensed partners and websites, Ray-Ban and contact lenses, Lindt chocolates, Sears Showcase, digital services, catalog orders, gift cards, money orders, wire transfers, commercial orders or previous purchases. Electronics offer cannot be combined with Sears card offers. Whirlpool®, Maytag®, KitchenAid®, LG®, GE®, GE Pro­ leTM, GE CafeTM, Frigidaire®, Electrolux, Bosch® and Samsung appliances limited to 10% off. In the event of a return, savings will be deducted from refund.