To me, there's nothing more exhilarating than earning money while shopping. What makes it even better? I can do exactly that at my favorite retailer, Macy's, and help a great cause at the same time. That's the Magic of Macy’s!

Macy's card holders, known as Star Rewards Members, can sign up for a program known as Thanks for Sharing now through December 31, 2011 for a $25 fee. Macy's then donates $10 of that $25 fee to the American Heart Association, Make-A-Wish, Breast Cancer Foundation, and Futures without Violence.

Starting the day you enroll in the program through December 31, 2011, you will get 10% of all your Macy's purchases back onto a giftcard that Macy’s will mail out to you in February 2012. *There are a few exclusions so click here to view them.

What makes this an even more magical deal is that you earn 10% on your purchases made at macys.com. So if you go through Shop At Home you will get 3% cash back through them as well! That's huge savings! Pair this with a sale or clearance merchandise and you're talking OUTSTANDING SAVINGS!

Take a look at this deal as an example:

Lucky Brand Jacket Originally $149. On Sale $89.99
Guess Jeans Originally $98.00. On Sale $47.99
Bar III Shirt Originally $49.99. On Sale $9.99
Total Sale Price $147.97
There's a coupon for 20% off all purchases sale right now which takes your total down to $118.37
Shipping is always free on purchases over $99
Plus earn $11.83 once you enroll in Thanks for Sharing
Get $3.55 in cash back for ShopatHome.com
Final Price: $102.99 for an entire outfit, including a jacket.
Original total: Almost $300. That's a 65% savings on high end merchandise!

If you are already a Macy’s card member, you can go here to sign up for this program or simply go into any store.

While I am not promoting opening up a credit card just to get the benefits, if you are a frequent Macy’s shopper AND a responsible credit card user, the benefits will be even greater.  Not only will you get 10% back on your purchases through the end of the year, but you will also be sent premium coupons in the mail (including $10 off $30 purchases and 20% off any purchase any day you choose.)  On top of that, you will be able to take advantage of all the "Use Your Card Events" that often take an additional 15% to 20% off your purchases throughout the year.

Like most retail stores, there will be a sale almost every day or weekend during the months of November and December. Be sure to check out Macy’s Biggest One Dale Sale during the 3rd week of November and the Friends and Family Sale that runs during the last week of November.

Happy Savings!!

This has been a guest post by Larisha from Clementon, NJ
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