Yesterday, I had posted about UPromise and as I was poking around the portal, I clicked through the link on the sites that offered cash back for purchasing gift cards. I was surprised to find Kohl’s on the list because they have not been crediting gift card purchases with any cash back or points.
Here is the terms and conditions from UPromise:
Kohl’s online department store carries the most popular brands of today’s hottest styles for the entire family. From apparel, furniture, bedding, footwear, jewelry, electronics, house wares, accessories, toys, home products and much, much more, you can always “Expect Great Things” but expect to pay much less with these valuable Kohl’s coupons.
Kohl’s does not offer member rewards on Kohl’s credit card sales made with coupon codes that are higher than 15%. Contributions are not eligible on e-gift card purchases.
Here’s a blurb from American Airline’s Aadvantage Shopping Mall (emphasis also mine):
Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents, including portion of sale made with Kohl’s Cash. Qualifying customer purchases include all sale-, regular- and clearance-priced merchandise, except for the following exclusions: Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise and other charitable items, Electronics brands including Beats, LG, Monster, Philips, SOL Republic, Sony and Toshiba, and Prestige brands of cosmetics and skincare and select prestige brands of fragrance including Action Solutions for Men, Borghese, BOSS, Cargo, H2O+, Hydroxatone, Il Baccio, Lorac, PUR Minerals, theBalm, Zirh. Not eligible on 600-watt/900-watt Nutribullet Blenders (all colors), shipping, taxes, eGiftCards, or other service fees. Not eligible on jewelry purchases that exceed $4,000.
As you can see, the American Airlines’ Aadvantage mall would not pay out on the gift cards. We know that Chase will not pay out either. What’s the link? Both are Cartera operated malls. Remember:
Always keep in mind that just because one mall doesn’t award points, does not mean all malls do not award points. It can be generalized that if several points or miles malls are operated by a single company like Cartera, then the points/miles will not post.