As a JCPenney associate, there are certain special discounts that are available to you (and your eligible dependents). Now for you to actually benefit from the said discounts when shopping in brick and mortar JCPenney stores, you need to have a special discount card. The card in question is known as the JCPenney Associate discount card. When shopping online at JCP.com, the discounts are automatic. But when shopping in brick and mortar JCPenney stores, you have to show the discount card at the checkout point, for the discount to be applied. And for the JCPenney discount card to work, you need to have activated it. Now, as it turns out, the discount card activation is something you need to do on a JCPenney kiosk at work.
How to acquire the JCPenney Associate Discount card, in the first place
The JCPenney Associate Discount card is something you are given when you are first hired by JCPenney. In the course of what JCPenney refers to as the ‘new hire process’, one of the things you are given is a JCPenney Associate Discount card. Actually, you may end up getting several of these cards: one for yourself, and others for your eligible dependents. As for card replacements (and for additional cards, in case you get new eligible dependents in the course of your employment), you only need to contact your General Manager or your unit leader at work.
How to go about activating the JCPenney Associate Discount card
Having acquired the JCPenney Associate Discount card, the next logical thing for you to do is to activate it. The first step in that process is that of going to a JCPenney Kiosk (at work). The second step is to log into the JCPenney Kiosk. And having logged into the JCPenney Kiosk, you need to select the main menu, and from the main menu click on ‘self service’ and then from the self-service sub-menu, click on ‘discount card activation’. You will then be able to activate the card, by entering a few details.
How to use the JCPenney Associate Discount card, after activation
Having activated the JCPenney Associate discount card, you need to carry it with you whenever you go shopping in a brick and mortar JCPenney outlet. Then, having picked the items you needed, you only need to show the card at the checkout point (you may also be asked for identification), and the applicable discount will then be applied. Take note that in the long run, the sums of money you stand to save through JCPenney Associate discounts can be appreciably huge. This means that the JCPenney Associates discounts program is one that is definitely worth taking advantage of.