If you are having a heck of a time getting information on applying for a Kmart credit card, that’s because Kmart’s credit card is actually the Sears card. When the two companies merged, the old Kmart credit card went away and the Sears credit card became the card for both store chains.
Yes, it would have been nice if they’d told you that, or if the Sears credit card had a little Kmart logo to let you know you could use it at Kmart, too, but we’re just telling you what’s what — it wasn’t our idea, trust me.
If you are suspicious of our motives, see this paragraph from the Sears card Web site:
Where can I use my Sears Card?
All members of the Sears Holding Company family of companies, including: Sears, Kmart, Kmart.com, Sears Essentials, Sears Grand, Sears Hardware, Sears Auto Centers, Sears Hometown Stores
So, if you want a Kmart credit card, apply for a Sears Card with this online application or at a Sears or Kmart store.
(You might also want to read our rundown of the Sears credit card choices before you apply.)