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Kmart cranks up its savings card


HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Kmart has expanded the Kmart Smart Assist Savings Card across the country.

Verifiably unemployed citizens who register at will receive a nontransferable Kmart Smart Assist Savings Card valid for up to six months depending on the date of issue. Although Kmart in-store associates are available to answer questions about the program, registration is a private, online process. Complete details, rules and exclusions can be found on

Any Kmart customer who can present valid state-issued identification and a state-issued unemployment benefits enrollment confirmation is eligible to enroll in the Kmart Smart Assist Savings Card program. Applicants who file for their state's unemployment benefits either before or after the program begins are eligible, provided they possess required documentation. Even if customers gain employment before their Kmart Smart Assist Savings Card expires, they may still use the card up until its expiration, regardless of their employment status.

At check out, cardholders will be required to show their valid Kmart Smart Assist Savings card, their valid state-issued unemployment verification, and their state-issued ID for signature verification. More than 1,500 of Kmart's quality private label products are available on the program; however, sale and clearance merchandise is excluded.

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