Sears announces return of its Heroes at Home program in support of veterans and military families

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its long-standing commitment to supporting veterans and military families, Sears is bringing back its Heroes at Home program for the holiday season to immediately assist low-income veterans who are in urgent need of wheelchair accessibility ramps at their homes. Starting Oct. 30 through Nov. 19, members can donate to Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing, when they check out at any Sears store or via a link at sears.com/heroesathome.

“Our goal is to fund and build as many ramps as possible for veterans in select cities across the country before Christmas,” said Joelle Maher president and chief member officer for Sears. “We’re thankful for the incredible generosity of our members and associates, who have helped us raise nearly $40 million over the past nine years and impact so many military families. It’s a cause that truly unites us, and an opportunity to give back this holiday to those who served.”Sears also introduced limited-edition products for the holiday season that give back to Heroes at Home with every purchase, including:

  • Kenmore Patriotic Pair– A Kenmore 4.3 cu. ft. top load washer and Kenmore 7.0 cu. ft. white dryer w/ Smart Dry Plus are designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A. Both feature a unique American flag design embedded in the console. Sears is donating $20 from the in­-store or online purchase of each qualifying washer or dryer, up to $200,000.
  • Heroes at Home Ornament– These collectible moose and bear Christmas ornaments are the perfect addition to any holiday décor. With every qualifying in-store or online purchase, Sears will donate $1 with a minimum donation of $20,000.
  • Craftsman Hat– Show love for the Craftsman brand and support veterans with this limited-edition Craftsman Heroes at Home beanie. Sears will donate $1 from the in-­store or online purchase of each qualifying hat with a minimum donation of $4,000.

“Taking care of our veterans is paramount, especially their safety, health and mobility,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Teaming with Sears, we are investing in a long-lasting impact to ensure that our injured veterans will get the critical home and accessibility upgrades they need this holiday season.”

Year-round, Sears offers active, reserve or retired military personnel or military spouses 20 percent off regular-priced (five percent off sale-priced) tools and lawn and garden products, with a valid military ID or military spouse ID.

More News for Holiday Shoppers
Sears also announced a bonus for shoppers planning ahead for Thanksgiving and Black Friday:
For the first time, Sears will release its highly anticipated Black Friday ad first to Shop Your Way members via the Sears mobile app. For the sneak peek at the ad, which will be released in early November, members can download the Sears app at Sears.com/mobile.

Join the conversation @Sears on Twitter and Facebook.

About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard — among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brian Hanover
Sears PR
847-286-6080
Brian.Hanover@searshc.com

Kamal Bosamia
Zeno Group for Sears
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Kamal.Bosamia@zenogroup.com

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Sears announces return of its Heroes at Home program in support of veterans and military families
Sears announces return of its Heroes at Home program in support of veterans and military families

 

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First-Ever Shop Your Way Holiday Guarantee at Sears, Sunday, Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an unprecedented move, Sears announced a “Sears Holiday Guarantee” – if any item purchased in-store at its upcoming Sears Days Lowest Prices of the Season Member Bonus Event goes lower in the same store through Dec. 24, Sears will automatically credit the Shop Your Way member the difference back in points.* The guarantee will be in effect Sunday, Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“More people are starting their holiday shopping early so we wanted to do something extra special for those members to help them get a jump start on their gift lists,” said Joelle Maher, president and chief member officer for Sears. “It’s the perfect combination of beating the holiday rush and peace of mind knowing you’re getting the best deals of the holiday season – guaranteed.”

How to shop the Member Bonus Event and qualify for the Holiday Guarantee:

  • Shop in-store at Sears on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., when prices will reflect those for the upcoming Sears Days Lowest Prices of the Season sale (which officially starts Oct. 20)
  • All Shop Your Way members receive the Sears Holiday Guarantee
  • No further action is required by the member – if any items purchased at the event go lower at the same store for a lower price through Christmas Eve (including Black Friday), members will receive the difference back in points automatically credited to their account on 1/16/17– up to$100 in points per member

Whether members shop for others or gifting themselves, in-store or online at sears.com, the Sears Days sale will feature the lowest prices of the season on everything from tools and mattresses to appliances and apparel, including:

For a complete look at the Sears Days Lowest Prices of the Season Member Bonus Event deals, visit sears.com/MemberBonusEvent.

Becoming a Shop Your Way member is free and easy at sears.com/shopyourway. Shop Your Way is a free social shopping destination and rewards program offering millions of products, personalized services and advice. The program rewards members for buying the products and services they want every day. Through an extensive network, members can shop thousands of top brands and earn points to use on future purchases. Members also have access to special pricing, sales and digital coupons that can be loaded directly into their account.

*Up to a maximum of $100 in points per member. Offers not valid at Sears Hometown, Outlet, Appliance Showroom or Hardware stores. Member Bonus Event will run online only in Hackensack, N.J.; Paramus, N.J.; St. George, Utah and Bartlesville, Okla. Holiday Guarantee valid in participating stores only for regular and promotional priced merchandise and will be based on pricing at store where purchased. Excludes clearance merchandise and is not valid in Des Moines, Iowa; Mankato, Minn.;Boise, Idaho; Lubbock, Texas; Victoria, Texas; Abilene, Texas; Savannah, Ga.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Palm Desert, Calif., Evansville, Ind.; Lafayette, Ind.; Columbia, S.C.; Gainesville, Fla.; Salisbury, Md.; Reno, Nev.; Traverse, Mich.; Rapid City, S.D.; Horseheads, N.Y.; Bridgeport, W. Va. and Rockford, Ill. The price difference will be automatically awarded as points to member account on 1/16/17.

About Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard — among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brian Hanover
Sears PR
847-286-6080
Brian.Hanover@searshc.com

Kamal Bosamia
Zeno Group for Sears
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Kamal.Bosamia@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears introduces its “Meet With An Expert” service to the Lawn and Garden department just in time for spring

Launch Coincides with Sears’ First-Ever “Spring It On Black Friday” Event

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for spring, Sears has expanded its “Meet With An Expert” service to the Lawn and Garden department to help shoppers make more informed outdoor equipment purchases. This free service lets online shoppers save time by scheduling in-store appointments with experts who will already know the products they’re interested in and help them find the right lawn and garden equipment for their home’s needs.

Coinciding with the launch, Sears has announced its first-ever “Spring It On Black Friday” event April 22-23, offering deals for the entire home at Black Friday-level pricing.

“From finding the right type of mower to a more powerful trimmer to the perfect-sized shed and more, Meet With An Expert takes the guesswork out of shopping for lawn and garden products,” said Joelle Maher, President and Chief Member Officer for Sears. “Our new ‘Spring It On Black Friday’ sale event is a great time to meet these experts and get incredible deals on everything to get yards in shape for spring – many items at the lowest price we’ve ever offered. Green is the new black!”

Taking a page out of its holiday playbook, Sears will hold a special Member Private Night – opening stores to select Shop Your Way members only, so they can shop the “Spring It On Black Friday” sale five days early on Sun., April 17 from 6-9 p.m. and online at sears.com from 5 p.m. Sun., April 17 to 11:59 p.m. Mon, April 18. Access to the Member Private Night is by invitation only, however members can secure an invitation by clicking a banner on the Sears mobile app.

Members can download the Sears app at sears.com/mobile to get a sneak peek of the Sears Spring It On Black Friday deals, or visit sears.com/SpringItOn. Special offers include:

About Meet With An Expert
Sears’ “Meet With An Expert” service launched in the fall of 2015, first serving home appliance shoppers. The expansion into both lawn and garden and mattress departments is the latest in a series of integrated retail innovations connecting the digital shopping world to in-store expert associates. Members can access the service several ways:

  • Visit sears.com/expert-advice
  • Click the “Meet with an Expert in our store” link from the merchandise product page
  • Click the “Meet with an Expert” link from the details page of a nearby Sears store

In addition to scheduling a personal appointment at their preferred time, Sears’ experts will know the lawn and garden, appliance or mattress product the member is interested in, compare and contrast different models, and offer advice specific to their needs.

Members can shop whenever and wherever they need using Sears’ other free integrated retail services like Buy Online, Pickup In-store; In-Vehicle Pickup; Anyone, Anywhere Pickup; and Ship-to-Home.

Becoming a Shop Your Way member is free and easy at sears.com/shopyourway. Members can access on-the-go online shopping, rewards, exclusive sales, personal shopping and celebrity content and sweepstakes. Discover more @Sears.com.

*Item and price may vary in California.

About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard — among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with nearly 12 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Brian Hanover Kamal Bosamia
Sears PR Zeno Group for Sears
847-286-6080 312-527-2SHC (2742)
Brian.Hanover@searshc.com Kamal.Bosamia@zenogroup.com

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears to feature major holiday savings events throughout November

Holiday shoppers don’t have to wait for Black Friday to get Black Friday deals

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-11-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears announced it will feature major holiday savings events throughout November, including an opportunity for its members to snag select Black Friday deals early.

“The holiday shopping season is officially underway and if you’re an early-season shopper, you’re going to like what you find in every department at Sears,” said Joelle Maher, President and Chief Member Officer for Sears. “We’re offering our members some incredible opportunities to benefit from traditional Black Friday deals throughout the month of November.”

The first early holiday offers and events announced include:

  • Veterans Day Sale – From Nov. 5 through Nov. 14, members can find 40 percent or more off Kenmore appliances; an extra 20 percent off sale- and regular-priced clothing, accessories, intimates, home fashions and housewares purchases of $50 or more with coupon; and up to 60 percent off top-brand mattresses. Plus, any active-duty, reserve and retired military personnel can save 40 percent off regular-priced tools and home appliances, or an extra 10 percent off discounted tools (or an extra 5 percent off discounted home appliances). For more information, visit sears.com/veteransday.
  • Family & Friends Event – During this newly extended 12-hour event on Nov. 8 – more than two weeks before Black Friday – members can get select Black Friday deals early in store and online. Sears will feature select apparel, small appliances, tools, fitness, TVs and footwear deals at Black Friday pricing with an additional 5 to 20 percent discount, making it one of the best savings opportunities of the season. For more information, visit sears.com/familyandfriends.
  • More for Members All Season – Now through Jan. 2, Sears credit cardholders receive 10 percent back in points on the first $500 of each qualifying purchase with their Sears card, so filling the sleigh means more rewards for members. The offer is valid through Jan. 2, 2016, and reward points expire Jan. 30, 2016 (valid opt-in email required).

Shoppers can download the Sears app at Sears.com/mobile and discover more @Sears.com. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook about Sears holiday at #BringTheSleigh.

About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard — among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brian Hanover
Sears PR
847-286-6080
Brian.Hanover@searshc.com

Kamal Bosamia
Zeno Group for Sears
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Kamal.Bosamia@zenogroup.com

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings appoints Joelle Maher as president and chief member officer for the Sears format HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.

Role critical to meeting needs of the Sears’ Shop Your Way members

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that Joelle Maher has joined the company as president and chief member officer for the Sears format. In this role, Maher will be responsible for developing the Shop Your Way®member-centric business strategy for the Sears format, managing the Sears P&L and aligning merchandising, marketing, pricing and selling with the needs of our members.

Maher comes to Sears Holdings from Gymboree Corporation, where she served as chief operating officer and was responsible for leading all operational aspects of the company, including stores, planning and allocation, real estate and construction, international, distribution and logistics, operational process and strategy, and information technology. Prior to Gymboree, Maher spent seven years at Levi Strauss & Company in various senior leadership roles including serving as executive vice president and president, Global Multichannel Retail. She also worked at Lucky Brand Jeans for seven years, and began her career in merchandising and planning roles at Old Navy, Macy’s East and Lord & Taylor.

“Joelle’s depth and breadth of retail and business experience and ability to achieve superior results in established organizations make her a strong fit for this member-focused role at Sears Holdings,” said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings Chairman and CEO. “She will work closely with me and our business unit leaders to lead our iconic Sears brand in its continued transformation as an integrated retail format.”

Maher received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members – wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit www.searsholdings.com.

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Sears Holdings Public Relations
(847) 286-8371

SOURCE Sears Holdings