Are You Earning Free Shoes with DSW’s Rewards Program?

If you love shoes, and you hate spending money, you really should shop at DSW. DSWs are filled, filled, filled with gorgeous name brand shoes; everything’s already marked down, but there’s also always a giant fairy tale world of clearance shoes in the back of each store and online. You can get a pair for up to 80% off the original mark-down price. For real.

If you join the FREE DSW Rewards program, you’re automatically even more hooked up. When you’re a Rewards member, you’ll earn 10 points for every dollar you spend on regular (DSW mark-down) priced items and 5 points for every dollar you spend on clearance items. Once you earn 1500 points (spend about $150), you’ll get a $10 gift certificate in the mail. You can totally mobilize your offers, by snipping them with SnipSnap, but make sure you mark them private, since these offers are just for you! (They’ll have your name on ’em.)

Here’s the best and most mobile part of being a Rewards member: Every so often, DSW will email members offers for totally free stuff. This past weekend, I just so happened to need shoes for a wedding. So I was pretty ecstatic when I woke up Saturday morning to an offer for a totally free tote bag with my $40 purchase. All I had to do was buy the shoes and handbag I needed anyway (I saved $98 off the DSW prices by shopping the clearance section), read the cashier the bar code from the email on my iPhone at checkout, and BAM: the free tote bag was mine.

So, I got all of this for just about 40 bucks:

Even better? DSW’s Facebook page runs surprise promotions for fans: today, if you were one of the first 100 people to post a picture of yourself with your free bag, you were given a chance to receive a surprise offer in the mail. I can’t wait to see what I got!

Want to score free shoes and handbags with your mobile phone and minimal effort?

  1. Sign up for DSW Rewards.
  2. SnipSnap your rewards certificates so you never forget/lose them. (And remember to keep them private!)
  3. Keep an eye out for email promotions and redeem them off your smart phone in-store.
  4. Shop the clearance section!
  5. Stay on top of DSW’s social media for even more deals and freebies.