September is almost here, and that means it’s time to vote on the new PowerPerks! You may have heard that we have begun testing a new version of PowerPerks with a randomly chosen group of customers, and we’re very excited to roll it out as soon as we can. We’re hoping that this is the last month of the “old” version of PowerPerks, as the testing has been going well so far. But fret not, you’ll still be able to earn up to 5% back on the September PowerPerks categories, even if we launch the new PowerPerks before the month is over. Now, onto September’s options!
The first week back to college can be a daunting one for many students, especially those in their first year. Meeting all the new people and finding the right classrooms (or even just the buildings) is enough to make anybody’s head spin. Oh, and did I mention the $500-plus each student will need to spend on books? Well, maybe all the non-PerkStreeters will. If you or someone in your family needs to buy books, vote for Textbooks.com. If it wins, you’ll be buying (or renting) your books for way less, plus earning up to 5% back! A quick search for biology, as an example, gives the most popular result (a used list price) at about $80 less than new, and you can rent it for around $70 a semester! Plus, you can sell your books back to them at the end of the year, or easily send them back when the rental period is over. Huge savings up front, plus up to 5% cash back? That’s enough to earn anyone an A. Online Only
I recently started learning to bake, and fall is the perfect time to practice. To me, there’s nothing better than a warm kitchen with delicious smells of pumpkin and apple coming from the oven on a Sunday afternoon. As a novice, Williams Sonoma is the perfect place for me to get everything I need. They have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff, and one of the largest ranges of specialty goods I’ve seen from a national retailer. My next baking project: the Brookie. How can you go wrong combining a cookie and brownie? And by voting for Williams Sonoma in the below PowerPerks poll, you could earn up to 5% back too, which will make all our treats even sweeter. In-Store & Online
The Cheesecake Factory®
Every once in a while, you just need to indulge. The Cheesecake Factory is the perfect place to do that. Aside from their famous cheesecakes, they have a huge menu, as well as an entire section for the health conscious, which they call their Skinnilicious® menu. You can also order any of their cheesecakes online, to be delivered right to your door! How’s that for convenience? If it’s elected as a September PowerPerks category, you’ll be getting up to 5% back on dinner and dessert, so you can feel good about treating yourself this month. In-Store & Online
Pottery Barn®, Pottery Barn Kids®, PotteryBarn.com
As fall approaches and we begin to spend more time indoors, you may be thinking about updating your home’s décor. Pottery Barn is my go-to place for all things knick-knack. Even small purchases like throw pillows can help cozy up your home. Being the frugal gal I am, I always go straight to their sale section. When I’m in the mood to splurge, I’ll pick up something for my living room or bedroom. Pottery Barn Kids® has durable, classic furniture for the little ones in your life. Whether you’re buying gifts or something for yourself, selecting this as a September PowerPerks category could mean earning up to 5% cash back if it wins. In-Store & Online
Ace Hardware®, AceHardware.com
Now that the sweltering heat has mostly gone away, it’s the perfect time to catch up on the home improvement projects you’ve been putting off! Ace Hardware is the hardware store with the small-town feel, but big store knowledge. With any project you can think of, like building a storage shed before the winter arrives, they have the materials and advice for you. You can even order online and ship for free to your local store! By voting for this to be included in the September PowerPerks, you’ll also be earning up to 5% cash back on the projects you’ve been wanting to do all summer, and that’s pretty handy. In-Store & Online
Vote for your favorite three September PowerPerks options below between now and Tuesday, August 28th at midnight EST using the poll below.
Next month, you’ll earn PowerPerks at the three most popular retailers by vote. PowerPerks is all about giving you a voice in selecting these special rewards and helping you find added value every single day. Also, be on the look out for further info on the new PowerPerks 2.0 that’s coming soon!