Sears Memories & Become A Personal Shopper ~ $100 Giveaway

How old were you the first time you “cruised” the mall by yourself with your friends? I distinctly remember, I was in the seventh grade (12 years old). My friend Rachel and I had finally convinced our moms that we were old enough to go shopping by ourselves. We pulled up in front of Sears and hopped out of the car ready for our first big-girl mall trip. I have no idea what (if any) wonderful purchases I made that day, but I remember walking through those mall doors filled with excitement as if I were going on some grand adventure instead of just the mall I had been to hundreds of times. My how the mall sparkled that day.

Sears was always one of out regular stops on trips to the mall. Whether it was back to school shopping with mom or our planned meeting spot when we got dropped off at the mall, our trips often started and ended with Sears. But it wasn’t just mall trips, remember the Sears catalog? (Of course you do.) I remember looking through it with mom circling all of the things I wanted. It was like a giant wish list.

Even my dad is a Sears fan with stories of looking through the Sears Roebuck catalog with his mom as a boy. (Now feel old. I just realized I sound like my dad telling stories about when he was a kid. Sears has been part of the American family for so long, both generations have stories of shopping in its stores!)

Even though Sears has been around forever (well, since 1906 – I looked it up), it hasn’t lost touch with the times. Moving from the mail-order catalog to retail stores, and then online shopping. Now Sears has a Personal Shopper Program that offers shoppers the ability to earn a commission when making recommendations to friends and family. How cool is that?! Think of all the times a friend has dragged you to the mall to ask your opinion on an outfit — with the Personal Shopper program by Shop Your Way you could earn commission on being a good friend!

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The best part is that it is free to sign up for the program, which means anyone can become a personal shopper in just minutes. (This is another great way for my fellow bloggers to make money online by recommending products to readers.)

In order for friends and family to become your “clients,” they must first become Shop Your Way Rewards members. (No problem if they are already members, they can just link their account.) As Shop Your Way Rewards members your clients will earn points when they shop at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, etc., and those points translate into credit that can be spent at any of the Sears Holding companies. That means that through the Personal Shopper Program you and your client will earn money and rewards for shopping. How’s that for incentive?

With the Personal Shopper Program you can earn 1% on all purchases your clients make using their SYWR number as your client. When you have 20 or more clients, you can earn an additional 1% commission! It’s easy to become a Personal Shopper, just invite your friends and family via Facebook or email and once a month you will get paid after earning over $20.

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  1. Mary Happymommy says:

    I think I was about 14.

  2. I remember being 15-16 at the mall, probably when we all first started driving since it was far away.

  3. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Around 12
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  4. debbie jackson says:

    14 I think debbie jackson,
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  5. I think 15 or 16


  6. Jessie C. says:

    16 if memory serves right.

  7. Cindy Merrill says:

    Brought up in a very religious family- very tight on the ol’ leash. I never cruised the mall with friends until I was 19.

  8. I don’t really recall ever going with my friends alone. I was usually with my mom.

  9. Stephanie says:

    i was 15

  10. keely hostetter says:

    I think 13

  11. Harmony B says:

    I was 12 or 13.

  12. Amanda Sakovitz says:


  13. I think I was around 12 or 13.

  14. We didn’t have a mall in my town! It wasn’t until we could drive that we could go “down the mountain” to the mall.

  15. Tracy Robertson says:

    I was probably 14 when I could first occasionally go with a friend unsupervised, but Mom would drop us off and pick us up. The mall was only a 15 minute walk from home, which was great. When I was 15 I was able to get my first afterschool job there, and I walked there by myself on the days that I worked. We had (still have) a Sears there. It really is my favorite place to shop!

  16. I was in 13 years old and my parents drop me and my friends off.

  17. I think I was 14 years old

  18. Thomas Murphy says:

    around 12 years old

  19. I think 16 or 17.

  20. I cruised the malls with my friends when I was 16!

  21. I was 15 years old

  22. I was 18. Had overly protective parents.

  23. Tabathia B says:

    I would have to go with the above comment. I was 18 and graduated from high school

  24. Goodness … I remember walking the mall, but I don’t remember my age … I want to say 15?

  25. I was probably about 14! thanks!

  26. nataly carbonell says:

    I was like 21 :p

  27. michelle oakley warner says:

    i was about 15 when i went to the mall the first time, i had big hair then too, too funny

  28. I think I was probably thirteen years old or so.

  29. OH I dont have any idea. 13 maybe?

  30. tracey byram says:

    I was 14 years old.

  31. I was 13 the first time I cruised the mall with my friends!

  32. I think I was about 13!

  33. I think I was..maybe around 16/17?


  34. maybe 14

  35. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I think I was around 14!

  36. kelly nicholson says:

    Do you remember how old you were when you first cruised the mall with your friends? How old?

    yep..but dont do it anymore

  37. I’ve already signed up for this and I think it’s a great program!

  38. probably 13!

  39. Stefanie Gladden ( ann lyfe ) says:

    I was probably 14

  40. Patricia Neiberger Ehn says:

    well we were still in grade school because my best friends parents bowled on a league & the mall was right beside it

  41. jennifer coffill peters says:

    not till i was about 16

  42. I believe I was 14 and a freshman in high school which seems like a million years ago ha ha!

  43. 13 or 14 years of age.

  44. 12 years old I think.. 🙂

  45. 15 to 17 years old, 40+ years ago

  46. Monica Young says:

    I want to say I was 14 when I first cruised the mall with friends.

  47. i was 14 🙂

  48. Jamie Brigham says:

    I was 10 the first time I cruised the mall with my friends, we had a blast and went every weekend.

  49. 12

  50. 12

  51. I think I was in junior high school; 12 or 13.

  52. D Schmidt says:

    I think I was about 13 the first time I went to the mall with friends.

  53. Marti Parks says:

    I do remember. I was 18 years old. I had really strict parents and they didn’t allow me to go to the mall unless I had something specific to buy.

  54. I remember shopping with friends at about 14. Parents were in the mall but we got to “explore” on our own.

  55. colleen boudreau says:


  56. I’d have to say it was high school….

  57. I’m not sure… all we had locally was a strip mall.

  58. Probably I was in high school…

  59. dont remember

  60. Misses Giveaways says:

    I was probably 12/13 years old.

  61. Michelle Spayde says:

    I think at around 14

  62. Michelle H. says:

    I think I was 12 but my mom didn’t know…she didn’t actually give permission until I was 13

  63. When I was growing up there were no malls.
    Thanks for the contest.

  64. The first time I remember doing it is about 13 or 14.

  65. i think i was probably 12 or 13

  66. Delayna P says:

    I was about 13 years old and my friends mom forgot to come pick us up after the movie, so my mom had to drive 45 minutes to come get us.. Needless to say she was NOT very happy, and I wasn’t allowed to go back if her mom was supposed to pick us up ever again.

  67. Stephanie Brown Eversole says:

    I’m thinking 13 or so.


  69. amy marantino says:

    i was about 11

  70. i do remember and I was 15. I was driving and working and I wanted to spend some of my paycheck!

  71. soha molina says:


  72. probably about 13!

  73. I can’t possibly remember that far back — maybe 10 or 11? *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  74. Tammy Inman says:

    I was probably around 15 … Thank you for this opportunity for the giveaway

  75. apple blossom says:


  76. Birdie Skolfield says:


  77. Barbara Montag says:

    I’m going to guess about 16 – lots of fun!
    Thank you.

  78. probably around 10-11

  79. Francine Anchondo says:

    12 or 13

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