JCPenney points are worth 5 cents each, on average. For example, 10,000 JCPenney points have a dollar value of roughly $500. As a result, JCPenney points are more valuable than the average department store's rewards points, which are valued at 1.72 cents each.
The easiest way to calculate the value of a retailer’s rewards points for any redemption method is to determine the dollar value of what you’re redeeming for, minus any taxes and fees that you’ll still have to pay, and then divide that amount by the number of points you’re required to redeem. For your convenience, here’s the formula for JCPenney points:
Dollar Value of Redemption Item / Number of JCPenney Points Needed = JCPenney Point Value
How to Earn More JCPenney Points
It’s important to remember that while you can’t change the redemption values of JCPenney points, you can increase the rate at which you earn them. One of the best ways to increase the number of JCPenney points that you earn is to apply for the JCPenney Credit Card. That can also help you reach a higher status tier in the JCPenney Rewards program, further boosting your earning potential.
The JCPenney Credit Card credit score requirement is 640 or better. That means people with fair credit or better have a shot at getting approved for the JCPenney Credit Card.
You should note that while your credit score is an important factor, there are plenty of other things that will impact your chances of being approved for the JCPenney Credit Card, too. Some other key criteria include your income, existing debt load, number of open accounts, recent credit inquiries, employment status and housing status.… read full answer
If you excel in other areas, you might be able to get approved with a slightly lower credit score in some cases. But it’s best to wait to apply until you meet the JCPenney Credit Card credit score requirement. You can check your credit score for free on WalletHub.
You can use the JCPenney Credit Card at JCPenney, JCPenney.com, Sephora stores inside JCPenney locations, Sephora.com, Rite Aid, and Riteaid.com. There is also a JCP Mastercard credit card that can be used pretty much anywhere credit cards are accepted.
It’s worth noting that potential cardholders do not get to choose which card they apply for. The initial application is submitted for a basic JCPenney credit card. If the application is approved, the applicant will get the JCPenney store card or the JCPenney Mastercard, depending on their creditworthiness.… read full answer
If you applied for the JCPenney Credit Card at a store location or from a desktop computer, you should have received your new-account coupon by email immediately after you were approved.
If you submitted an application by phone or tablet, the discount coupon should be with your card when it arrives in the mail. If you have your card but no coupon, report the issue to the card’s customer service department (1-800-527-4403). They should be able to issue one for you.… read full answer
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