Kmart launches #UglySweaterforBetter social media campaign to raise funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Kmart launches #UglySweaterforBetter social media campaign to raise funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

 

#UglySweaterforBetter, A New Addition to Kmart’s Annual Campaign to Raise Millions for Lifesaving Research and Treatment of Childhood Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — ‘Tis the season to wear the funniest, craziest and most ridiculously awesome ugly holiday sweaters. Kmart has launched #UglySweaterforBetter—a social media campaign that asks people to show off their favorite ugly sweaters in selfies, photos and videos while challenging others to do the same—to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Starting today through December 24, Kmart will donate $1.00 to St. Jude* for every qualifying Facebook, Instagram or Twitter post that tags @Kmart and @stjude and includes the campaign hashtag #UglySweaterforBetter.

Backing this first-of-its-kind campaign built upon the sharing of ugly sweaters is a wide array of Kmart and St. Jude celebrity supporters and donors, including Adam Levine, Jaclyn Smith, Lucy Hale, Reggie Bush, Raven-Symonè, Camilla Belle, Olivia Holt, Bryan Greenberg, and many more. They will challenge other celebrities, family members, friends and fans to give back this holiday season.”Kmart has been selling ugly holiday sweaters for decades, and our members just eat them up every year. They are a fabulous fad that everyone loves!” said Kelly Cook, Chief Marketing Officer for Kmart. “What better way to spread holiday cheer for a good cause than by wearing your silliest, wackiest, straight-up tackiest ugly sweaters to benefit the patients and families of St. Jude? This relationship means so much to Kmart’s associates and members, and we ask for people of all ages to join in on the fun, strike a pose and help us raise a ton of money for this special organization.”Since 2006, Kmart has been one of the top fundraising corporate partners for St. Jude and raised more than $105 million for the hospital’s patients and families.

“Every year Kmart associates and shoppers open their hearts to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude through their incredible support of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “As a result of their efforts, Kmart has raised a remarkable $105 million for St. Jude, more than any company in the hospital’s history, allowing St. Jude to continue groundbreaking research and treatment all while keeping our founding promise that no family receives a bill from St. Jude for anything — not for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”

In addition to the social media challenge, members can support the #UglySweaterforBetterfundraising initiative by purchasing an exclusive $5.00 holiday bear ornament at Kmart stores or online at Kmart.com. For every qualifying ornament sold, Kmart will donate $1.00 to St. Jude**. Totes featuring artwork created by St. Jude patients are for sale for just $1.99 at all Kmart stores, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting St. Jude. Donations to St. Jude may also be made online via a link at Kmart.com/StJude.

Throughout the campaign, Kmart associates will be wearing T-shirts featuring artwork created by St. Jude patients to show support of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.

To find out more about the #UglySweaterforBetter challenge, visit Kmart.com/StJude. To learn more about the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign or to make a donation, visit www.stjude.org.

To find your local Kmart, visit kmart.com/stores.

*Kmart will donate $1.00 for every Instagram post tagging @Kmart and @stjude and using the #UglySweaterforBetter hashtag to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital between 11/28/17 – 12/24/17, with a maximum donation of $50,000 to St. Jude.

**Through December 31, 2017, Kmart is donating $1.00 from the in­ store or online purchase of each qualifying bear ornament to St. Jude, with a minimum total campaign donation of $50,000.

About Kmart 
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company and 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. Kmart offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company’s website at www.kmart.com | Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/kmart.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

Media Contact:
Larry Costello– Kmart PR
Larry.Costello@searshc.com
(847) 286-9036

Kmart Holiday Hotline: 
312-527-2742

SOURCE: Kmart

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Sears and Kmart announce Thanksgiving/Black Friday doorbuster deals

Sears and Kmart announce Thanksgiving/Black Friday doorbuster deals

 

Holiday Blowout, Exclusive Member Previews, FREECASH in Points Highlight Month of Deals

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears and Kmart have announced their Thanksgiving/Black Friday doorbuster deals – a highlight of the unprecedented, month-long “Holiday Blowout” launched on Nov. 1, giving shoppers 10-50 percent off everything in the store.*

Shop Your Way members will find the season’s hottest gifts for family and friends, from favorite brands like Kenmore®, Craftsman®, Diehard®, NordicTrack, Everlast, Barbie, Samsung, Skullcandy, and more.As a special benefit for Shop Your Way members, Sears and Kmart also announced early access to all Thanksgiving and Black Friday doorbusters (Sears) and day after Thanksgiving deals (Kmart) four days early, during an exclusive “Members Night” on Sun., Nov. 19 from 6-10 p.m. at all stores, and online all day Nov. 19 through Nov. 20. Members also get CASHBACK in points on all purchases… and more when texting “FREECASH” to 52678.”Nothing says ‘ho, ho, ho-migawd!’ like our epic Black Friday doorbusters plus FREECASH in points,” said Kelly Cook, CMO of Kmart and Sears. “From deep discounts on your favorite gifts to amazing opportunities to skip the Black Friday chaos and shop early, this holiday season is all about our members – and we’re going BIG! Our month of promotions is sure to knock everyone’s stockings off and help stretch holiday dollars at the same time.”Sears Thanksgiving/Black Friday Hours and Doorbuster Deals
Sears stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 23 to midnight.** Some stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. All stores will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 24. Shoppers can check Sears.com/stores for hours at their nearest Sears location. All Sears doorbusters will be available online at sears.com all day on Thanksgiving, and in store and online until 2 p.m. on Black Friday, while supplies last.

Top doorbuster deals include:

  • Save 52 percent on a Kenmore Elite Refrigerator– $999.99, reg. price $2,099.99
  • Save 50 percent on a Craftsman 320-pc Mechanic’s Tool Set– $149.99, reg. price $299.99
  • Everlast yoga sets for her and fleece separates for him for $9.99; reg. price $22-$26
  • All DieHard® industrial boots– $49.99; reg. price $105-$110
  • Save $1,000 on the NordicTrack Elite 10.9 elliptical – $599, reg. price $1,599.99

Kmart Thanksgiving/Black Friday Hours and Doorbuster Deals
Kmart stores will open at 6 a.m.Thanksgiving Day and close at 10 p.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 24.* Some stores will close at midnight and others will close at 2 a.m. and re-open at 6 a.m. on Nov. 24. For local store hours, shoppers can visit Kmart.com/stores.

Kmart will feature extra discounts on already low Holiday Blowout prices from Thurs., Nov. 23through Sun., Nov. 26. Members can enjoy savings such as 50 percent off apparel; 50 percent off Christmas tree lighting; 40 percent off bath towels and rugs, sheets, quilts, comforters, blankets, bedspreads, bed-in-a bag; and 50 percent off ladies and kids fashion boots.

Kmart doorbusters will be available in store and online from 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving until 2 p.m. on Black Friday. Deals include:

  • Save $200 on a Samsung 55″ class smart 4K UHD TV – $499 plus $50 CASHBACK in points; reg. price $699
  • Save $30 on 1,000 Thread Count Sheets– now $19.99 any size; reg. price $59.99
  • Save 50 percent on Select Small Kitchen Appliances– now $4.99; reg. price $9.99
  • 6′ pre-decorated American Pine Tree– $49.99; reg. price $99.99
  • Barbie – now $1.99; reg. price $6.99-$9.99
  • Save 50 percent on Skullcandy Uproar Bluetooth on-ear headphones– now $24.99; reg. price $49.99

Shoppers can preview Sears and Kmart’s highly anticipated Black Friday ads at Sears.com/localad and Kmart.com/localad. The stores’ most popular holiday catalogs are also available online with interactive, dynamic and sharable list features. View the re-introduced Sears Wish Book at sears.com/wishbook and the Kmart Toy Book at kmart.com/toybook.

Convenient and Rewarding Shopping
Sears and Kmart have innovative services to make holiday shopping less chaotic and more convenient for members, such as:

  • Free Buy Online, Pickup In-Store, In-Vehicle Pickup: Members can purchase all products available on Sears.com or Kmart.com, ship to the store for free, then pick up their items at the store when they arrive, where they will be ready in five minutes, guaranteed.+ Members can even choose to have their item delivered right to their car by using Sears’ innovative In-Vehicle Pickup service.+
  • Sears & Kmart Mobile Apps: The apps let members quickly find the right products and compare features, prices and user reviews; find deals, get digital coupons, and make the most of Shop Your Way FREECASH in points; make purchases, track orders, manage layaway, and access free shopping conveniences like Buy Online, Pickup In-Store, In-Vehicle Pickup, and free in-store shipping.
  • Meet with An Expert: The free service at Sears stores helps members shop for home appliances, mattresses, or lawn and garden equipment by letting them schedule appointments with in-store experts at a time convenient for them.
  • Free Shipping: Sears and Kmart offer free shipping on any order $49 or more, and Shop Your Way Max members get two-day free shipping on qualifying online orders.
  • Anyone, Anywhere Pickup: Members can order any item on Sears.com or Kmart.com and send a friend or family member to pick up the purchase.

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 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 6,000 expert technicians who make nearly 11 million service calls annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

About Kmart
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company and 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. Kmart offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company’s website at www.kmart.com

*Some exclusions apply. See store or sears.com for details.
**Stores in ME, RI, MA and certain other stores open midnight 11/24/17 or later.
+Sears stores only

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Chloe Zuanich or Kelly Evans
Havas Formula for Sears & Kmart
312-229-0605
sears@havasformula.com

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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Sears reinvents its Wish Book for 2017

Sears Wish Book Front Cover (PRNewsfoto/Sears, Roebuck and Co.)

Reinvented for 2017, the definitive holiday gift source is back with mobile, online and classic print editions featuring top quality products across every category

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for the start of the holiday season, Sears has announced the return of the brand’s iconic Wish Book, bringing members all of their favorite gifts in one place. Sears reinvented the Wish Book for 2017 – reclaiming its place as the definitive source for hundreds of gift options for every family member, and offering convenient access via mobile, online and the classic print editions to help shoppers easily find quality gifts.

“The new ‘genie in the bottle’ is our Sears Wish Book. From drains to drills to dresses…from tools to TVs to tablets, we’ve got your back! We know the holiday hustle is on! And we’ve got you covered with the Wish Book,” said Kelly Cook, chief marketing officer for Sears and Kmart. “Our members told us they missed the Wish Book, so we had to bring it back, but in a special way that lets you share more joy wherever you are. There’s gifting inspiration on every page to help you live life now – during the holiday season and throughout the year.”

The 120-page Wish Book, last available in 2011, showcases Sears’ breadth of quality products including holiday decorations, home furnishings, kitchen essentials, games and toys, sleepwear and intimates, workshop and outdoor living items, top selling appliances and fashion favorites, home gym, and more. The digital Wish Book is now accessible online or via any mobile device at sears.com/wishbook, as well as through the Sears app.

The interactive digital Wish Book provides shopping convenience this holiday season, letting members shop wherever, whenever and however they choose. Members can easily navigate through pages, hover over items to see pricing and descriptions, and click on the heart icon to add to their Shop Your Way member Wish List, making it simple to pick out holiday gifts for family and friends. Pricing is dynamically updated, so members can return to the digital Wish Book throughout the holiday season and ensure they’re getting the best deal.

Sears’ best members will receive a limited edition printed 2017 Wish Book in the mail, and select other Shop Your Way members will receive an email inviting them to pick up a copy of the collectible keepsake at their local Sears store, while supplies last.

The first Sears Wish Book, known as the Sears Christmas Book catalog, came out in 1933. Featured items in the first catalog included the “Miss Pigtails” doll, a battery powered toy automobile, a Mickey Mouse watch, fruitcakes, Lionel electric trains, a five pound box of chocolates, and live singing canaries.

Join Sears on social media to hear more about the Wish Book and the latest Sears news – “Like” Sears on Facebook, and “Follow” Sears on Twitter and Instagram.

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 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 6,000 expert technicians who make nearly 11 million service calls 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 Chloe Zuanich
Sears PR Havas Formula for Sears
847-286-6080 312.229.0605
Brian.Hanover@searshc.com sears@havasformula.com

SOURCE Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears partners with Operation Homefront to provide veterans new, mortgage-free homes

Donations to Heroes at Home campaign will also fund Critical Financial Assistance program

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its longstanding commitment to supporting America’s veterans, Sears announced it has teamed with Operation Homefront to provide veterans and their families with new, mortgage-free homes, and to support their critical financial needs this holiday season.

Now through Nov. 18, Sears members and customers can donate to Operation Homefront when they check out at any Sears store or via a link at sears.com/heroesathome. Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families.

“Oooooh say can you see….by the dawn’s early light. Yes. That’s what freedom sounds like. And it’s our turn to give back. Our veterans have protected the freedoms that allow all of us to make the most of every day – to live life now,” said Kelly Cook, chief marketing officer for Sears and Kmart. “This amazing program with Operation Homefront will help military families in need and change lives for the better in big ways and small.”

In addition to mortgage-free houses, donations will fund Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program – grants to provide urgent assistance with rent, utilities, home and car repairs, groceries and more. Operation Homefront offers financial education to those receiving assistance, to break the cycle of recurring financial crisis and achieve long-term self-sustainability. The program has provided more than $22 million in critical financial assistance since 2011.

“Operation Homefront is thrilled to be teamed with Sears for its Heroes at Home campaign this holiday season,” said Brig Gen (ret) John I. Pray, Jr., president & CEO of Operation Homefront. “Thanks to amazing partners like Sears, we have been able to provide nearly 600 military and veteran families with mortgage-free homes and fulfill over 35,000 requests for critical financial assistance. The need is great and we look forward to working with all those who are interested in ensuring military families have the opportunity to thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.”

More for veterans @Sears this holiday season
Sears also introduced a limited-edition Christmas ornament for the holiday season that gives back to Heroes at Home with every purchase. These moose and bear collectible ornaments are a fun, meaningful addition to any holiday décor. With every qualifying in-store or online purchase, Sears will donate $1*.

Every day Sears offers active, reserve or retired military personnel or military spouses 20 percent off regular priced tools, lawn and garden, fine jewelry and work boots, or five percent off sale prices with a valid military ID or military spouse ID.**

Join Sears on social media to hear about the latest Sears news – “like” Sears on Facebook and follow Sears on Twitter. For more information about Heroes at Home, to make a donation, visit sears.com/heroesathome.

*Minimum donation $13,000.

*In-store only. Must be active, reserve, or retired military personnel and present valid military ID. Not combinable with any other coupons, discounts, or during Family and Friends or Member events. Excludes Patio, Grills, Sears Hometown, Outlet, Appliance Showroom and Hardware stores.

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 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 6,000 expert technicians who make nearly 11 million service calls annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

About Operation Homefront
Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Chloe Zuanich
Havas Formula for Sears
312.229.0605
sears@havasformula.com

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Kmart has you covered this back-to-school season

It’s all about #SchoolGoals with huge savings on brag-worthy fashion and must-have school essentials for the entire family

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Aug-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — With only a few more weeks until roll call, Kmart has you covered with bold styles and can’t-miss savings throughout the store for back-to-school season. From head-turning fashion, including denim starting at $8, to must-have school essentials, like $12 character backpacks, shoppers can find everything to start the school year in style. Plus, parents and students alike can earn points to spend on the hottest back-to-school trends in apparel, footwear, electronics and school supplies with our Shop Your Way 5-3-2-1 promotion.

“Kmart is making it easier than ever for families to check-off everything on their list by offering best-in-class products, styles, supplies and wardrobe staples all in one place,” said Kelly Cook, chief marketing officer for Kmart. “And with the ability to earn up to five percent back in points through our Shop Your Way 5-3-2-1 promotion, members and shoppers can earn points to save big on back-to-school essentials just by shopping at grocery stores, filling up at gas stations and dining at their favorite restaurants!”Whether they’re headed to the bus stop or back to campus, follow Kmart’s back-to-school guide to save big on products and gear for every grade, style and budget now through Saturday, August 26.

Kids head off to another big year
Send the little ones off to their first day wearing their favorite character apparel, with $6 character tees and BOGO 50 percent off character footwear. The youngest students will be stoked to show off apparel from Moana, Cars 3, Spiderman and more. Other hot deals for the littlest scholars include:

  • Marvel Spider-Man Boys’ Graphic T-Shirt on sale for $6, reg. $8.99
  • Disney Princess Lunch Bag on sale for $6.99, reg. $8.99
  • Route 66 Girls’ Bootcut Jeans for $10
  • Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Kids Backpack with Lunch Kit on sale for $12, reg. $19.99

This year, Kmart has also partnered with Nickelodeon® to offer an exclusive, never-before-seen, Dora the Explorer™ episode which shoppers can redeem using an online code provided with the purchase of any Dora the Explorer item. Plus, families will receive an exclusive Kmart hand sanitizer with the purchase of any Nickelodeon item to help your kids learn and play germ-free!*

Middle and high schoolers look to make the grade
Let teens conquer the new school year in a style that’s their own from neon prints to floral patterns. Kmart offers huge savings on stylish apparel and accessories, including:

  • Rise Adult Athletic High-Tops starting at $9.99, reg. $19.99-$44.99
  • Waterbury Guardians of the Galaxy Men’s Graphic T-Shirt on sale for $8, reg. $9.99
  • Joe Boxer Women’s Canvas Backpack on sale for $23.99, reg. $29.99
  • Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Men’s Regular Fit Jeans for $24.99

College kids decorate their dorm
Get decked out and dorm ready with stylish décor, furniture and appliances from Kmart. Plus, by linking your Shop Your Way and Uber account, college students can earn even more points to use for items that show off their signature styles without breaking the bank, including:

  • Cotton Woven 2′ x 3′ Blocks Rug on sale for $9.99, reg. $14.99
  • Essential Home Complete Twin XL Bed Set on sale for $34.99, reg. $49.99
  • Essential Home Cruz Convertible Futon on sale for $89.99, reg. $159.99
  • Kenmore 3.3 cu. ft. Compact Refrigerator on sale for $119.99, reg. $159.99

For everything you need, all in one place, this back-to-school season head in store to your local Kmart, shop online at Kmart.com or use the Kmart Mobile App. And to learn more about the Shop Your Way 5-3-2-1 promotion, including how you can earn points for back-to-school shopping, visit ShopYourWay.com/card.

Follow Kmart on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share all of your brag-worthy finds with the hashtag #SchoolGoals.

* Offer valid now through September 30, 2017. Code for purchases made online will appear on your email receipt and is valid through January 31, 2018.

About Kmart
Kmart is making shopping fun again. The retailer, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is bringing back the iconic Blue light Specials, hosting Freebie Saturdays and in-store family events for its Shop Your Way members and customers. Kmart offers customers thrilling deals and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense.

Contact:

Bridgette Potratz
Zeno Group for Kmart
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Bridgette.Potratz@zenogroup.com

Kristin McManus
Kmart
847-286-0684
Kristin.McManus@searshc.com

SOURCE: Kmart

Kmart launches ‘The Ridiculously Awesome Billion Point Giveaway’ during the ‘Big Game’

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — No matter which team fans are rooting for in this year’s ‘Big Game,’ the one thing everyone can cheer for is free Shop Your Way Points® from Kmart. Kmart is launching ‘The Ridiculously Awesome Billion Point Giveaway’ to give members the best win of all. The promotion gives members a chance to earn a share of one billion points if one of five designated ‘ridiculously awesome’ things happen during the ‘Big Game.’

“On television’s biggest night, we knew Kmart also had to go BIG! ‘The Ridiculously Awesome Billion Point Giveaway’ by Kmart is a whole new take on the twists and turns that could happen during a game,” said Kelly Cook, chief marketing officer, Kmart. “We are rooting for one of Kmart’s ridiculously awesome moments to happen so members can win big and shop till they drop!”‘The Ridiculously Awesome Billion Point Giveaway’ will award members with a share of one billion Shop Your Way Points. The number of points that each member receives will be determined by the number of pre-determined moments that occur during the ‘Big Game’ on Sun., Feb. 5. Members should keep their eyes open for Kmart’s ‘Ridiculously Awesome’ pre-determined moments such as:

  • Special teams or defense scores a touchdown
  • A Clydesdale runs in slow motion
  • The halftime entertainment wears a cowboy hat
  • Someone does a touchdown dance
  • A team wins on the last play of the game

Members must be a Shop Your Way member and have the Kmart app to qualify for the promotion. Shop Your Way membership is free and sign-up is available via the Kmart app. The mobile app is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more information visit Kmart.com/BPG.

THE ‘BIG GAME’ CELEBRATION GETS BIGGER
Kmart’s first-of-its-kind Virtual Experience Recreational Vehicle (V.E.R.V.) bus has toured the nation, so far making stops along the west coast. Its next stop will be in the Houston-area to celebrate the ‘Big Game’ and give fans around the country a reason to download the Kmart app and cheer on ‘The Ridiculously Awesome Billion Point Giveaway.’

Kmart’s V.E.R.V. bus was designed by world famous, West Coast Customs. Fans can participate in the fun at the Players Tailgate on Sun., Feb. 5. It is outfitted with the latest in technology and design, olfeaturing digital displays, interactive photo booth, shoe customization station, unique product displays and more. Once inside the bus, participants can slip on a virtual reality headset to play hundreds of virtual reality games and experiences like Football VR on Steam, Fruit Ninja and theBlu.

“We were thrilled to partner with Kmart on this one-of-a-kind and technologically-forward build,” said Ryan Friedlinghaus, chief executive officer and founder of West Coast Customs. “V.E.R.V. has all of the elements of a true West Coast Customs build, including the latest virtual reality equipment for a unique user experience. We are excited it is in the Houston area during the championship game.”

To learn more about the Kmart V.E.R.V. bus, visit http://bit.ly/2jRFjFl. Make sure to check out the making of Kmart V.E.R.V. bus on Velocity’s “Inside West Coast Customs” on Tues., March 21 at 9 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. PST.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. See http://www.kmart.com/en_us/dap/BPG.html for terms and conditions.

About Kmart
Kmart is making shopping fun again. The retailer, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is bringing back the iconic Bluelight Specials, hosting Freebie Saturdays and in-store family events for its Shop Your Way members and customers. Kmart offers customers thrilling deals and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. Kmart’s V.E.R.V. coast-to-coast mobile tour, will travel nationwide.

About Shop Your Way
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.

About West Coast Customs
Founded in 1993 by Ryan Friedlinghaus, West Coast Customs is the premiere vehicle modification shop, internationally recognized for its original designs, beyond your imagination concepts, impeccable quality, cutting-edge technology and unparalleled craftsmanship. Recognized as the game-changing car customization phenomenon that was MTV’s Pimp My Ride, West Coast Customs’ pop culture status and appeal has catapulted worldwide with state-of-the-art West Coast Customs franchises in Dubai, Mexico, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, China and Japan. The West Coast Customs flagship 60,000 square foot facility, is headquartered in Burbank, CA with 12 leading-edge departments offering a range of extraordinary custom services for projects of any size, scope or budget.

Media Contacts:
Hallie Herrmann
Zeno Group for Kmart
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Hallie.Herrmann@zenogroup.com

Tricia Perrotti
Kmart
551-226-0488
Tricia.Perrotti@searshc.com

SOURCE: Kmart

 

Kmart set to achieve major milestone of raising $100 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

As the No. 1 supporter of St. Jude, retailer is set to achieve major milestone

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back, and this year Kmart is striving to hit a ridiculously awesome milestone – raising $100 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“I am so excited that we are about to hit the $100 million mark in donations to St. Jude,” said Kelly Cook, Kmart’s chief marketing officer. “St. Jude’s mission to help find a cure for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases is one that is very near and dear to our hearts. We hope everyone can head out to Kmart stores this Giving Tuesday to give back to St. Jude and help us achieve this incredible milestone in our effort to help sick children beat cancer.”

Over the past 10 years, with the help of Kmart shoppers and associates, the retailer has shattered donation records as St. Jude’s No. 1 corporate partner. Kmart’s contributions aided the quest to help ensure that patients at St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food so that families can focus on helping their child live.

“St. Jude is so grateful for the generosity and support of our friends at Kmart, who have fully embraced our lifesaving mission unlike any other,” said Richard Shadyac, Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Kmart and their incredibly compassionate shoppers and associates have reached a remarkable milestone – raising $100 million– more funds than any other St. Jude partner. Kmart’s contributions have helped fund the St. Jude mission for the past decade, and the company’s dedication to the patients and families of St. Jude is unsurpassed.”

To support #GivingTuesday, shoppers are encouraged to head to Kmart or Kmart.com to purchase from the suite of St. Jude gifts, including the popular “Giving Hat,” which is embroidered with the inspiring message of #LOVE. Another way shoppers can show their support this holiday season is by purchasing a piece of St. Jude bear jewelry, which is inscribed with encouraging messages like “you are somebody’s reason to smile.” Shoppers can also donate at checkout to help achieve the awesome goal of raising $100 million in donations to help the great kids at St. Jude.

For more information on Kmart’s partnership with St. Jude visit Kmart.com/StJude. And of course, all Kmart members are asked to show their support for St. Jude by posting on their social media channels what #LOVE means to them.  Simply tag #Kmart #StJude #TheGivingHat and #LOVE and be part of this amazing milestone for Kmart and St. Jude.

About Kmart
Kmart is making shopping fun again. The retailer, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is bringing back the iconic Bluelight Specials, hosting Freebie Saturdays and in-store family events for its Shop Your Way members and customers. Kmart offers customers thrilling deals and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

Media Contacts:

Hallie Herrmann
Zeno for Kmart
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Hallie.Herrmann@zenogroup.com

Tricia Perrotti
Kmart
551-226-0488
Tricia.Perrotti@searshc.com

SOURCE: Kmart

Kmart makes it easy for Shop Your Way® members and shoppers to celebrate this Halloween in spooky style

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Halloween, Kmart makes it easy for Shop Your Way® members and shoppers to celebrate the holiday in spooky style. From candy, costumes, décor and more, Kmart keeps it real with all the essentials at scary good prices.

“We love Halloween at Kmart! Did you know ‘samhainophobia’ is actually the fear of Halloween?! Well – there’s nothing to be afraid of here. Our prices on costumes and candy are unbelievable,” said Kelly Cook, chief marketing officer, Kmart. “The countdown to October 31st is on. I’m totally going as a Hipster Mermaid – which I got at Kmart, of course, for $10 after I redeemed my Shop Your Way points. We are the destination for all your Halloween memories!”

According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF), almost half of shoppers (47 percent) will visit discount retailers to buy their Halloween-related items this year. Shoppers are also planning to spend more this Halloween than they have in at least the last 11 years.

Be sure to make all things spooky with these top deals:

TRICK OR TREAT YO’ SELF EATS

  • $5 assorted medium Halloween bags (24.5-56 oz.)*
  • $4.99 assorted Halloween small bags (15.9-20.8 oz.)**
  • 15% off assorted Halloween larger bags (51.2-76.2 oz.)**
  • $19.99 assorted Halloween largest bags (70-96 oz.)**

HALLOWUUUT?! KMART HAS MORE THAN 5,000 COSTUMES ON KMART.COM

  • $7.99 Totally Ghoul children’s costumes, reg. $15.99*
  • 50% off all Halloween costumes, reg. $9.99-$49.99**
  • 25% off all Halloween wigs, reg. $7.99-$11.99**
  • 25% off all Halloween masks, reg. $3.99-$19.99**

DIG YOUR DÉCOR

  • 25%-50% off Halloween décor, reg. $1.99-$34.99*
  • $8.99Halloween doormats and pillows, reg. $12.99-$14.99*
  • 30% off Crazy Bonez™ and realistic skeletons, reg. $6.99-$69.99**
  • 30% off airblowns and outdoor décor, reg. $1.99-$99.99**
  • 30% off projection, strobe lights and fog machines, reg. $2.49-$39.99**

Plus, Shop Your Way® members get $5 in points when you spend $25 on both candy and a Halloween costume.***

FREEBIE Saturday
Don’t forget to bring the family to Kmart and take advantage of FREEBIE Saturdays. The youngest monsters [children 12 years of age and under] can receive fun treats during the month of October for free+:

  • Saturday, Oct. 15: Halloween stickers and 4pk. Halloween pencils
  • Saturday, Oct. 22: Halloween Giant coloring book and 4pk. crayons
  • Saturday, Oct. 29: Halloween pail

For more information, visit your local Kmart store, Kmart.com/Halloween or use the Kmart Mobile App

About Kmart 
Kmart is making shopping fun again. The retailer, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is bringing back the iconic Bluelight Specials, hosting Freebie Saturdays and in-store family events for its Shop Your Way members and customers. Kmart offers customers thrilling deals and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense.

*Prices effective Sunday, October 16 thru Saturday, October 22, 2016, unless otherwise specified.
**Prices effective Sunday, October 23 thru Saturday, October 29, 2016, unless otherwise specified.
***Points valid for seven days. Members earn points on qualifying purchases, excluding sales taxes and other fees. Subject to full program terms available at www.shopyourway.com. Extra points are inclusive of, and not in addition to, any base points earned on qualifying purchases. When extra points offers are combined, total points earned will be less than the combined point totals for each individual offer. See www.shopyourway.com for details. Excludes role play costumes sold in Toys.
+Available at participating stores for kids 12 and younger while supplies last.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andrea Abate
Zeno Group for Kmart
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Andrea.Abate@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Kmart

Kmart kicks off the holiday season with best toys, easy ways to save and inspiring opportunities to give back

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s time to get your holiday on! Today (Sept. 15, 2016), Kmart is rolling out the wrapping paper and showing members and shoppers what they can expect from the retailer this holiday season. Already the destination for epic gifts and ridiculously awesome savings, this year Kmart is ringing in the holiday season with the best toys, easy ways to save and inspiring opportunities to give back.

“Our members are shopping PROS – they’re already in the holiday spirit, so we’re giving them what they need to deck the halls,” said Kelly Cook, chief marketing officer, Kmart. “This season, we’re bringing back No Money Down Layaway in an epic way with a bonus incentive of $10 off your purchase* and continuing our support of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving®campaign. Plus, we launched the Fab 15 Toy List with must-have exclusives that are sure to excite kids of all ages this holiday season! Our shoppers are smart and are starting early, so Kmart is here to make it extra easy to make the list, check it twice, and get back to celebrating.

“Fab 15 Toy List Brings A Whole Lotta Awesome To The Holiday Season:
Kmart’s Fab 15 Toy List names the season’s best toys and games. This year’s list – available in-store and online – is beyond cool and can cover every kid’s wish list:

Collectables for the “can I keep it?” Kid:

  • Kmart Exclusive! The 2016 Barbie Holiday Doll by Mattel
  • Disney Tsum Tsum 9-Pack Collectables by JAKKS Pacific
  • Disney Frozen Northern Lights Elsa by JAKKS Pacific

Cars & Trucks for the “catch me if you can” Kid:

  • Nintendo Mini RC Racer by JAKKS Pacific
  • Matchbox Stinky The Garbage Truck by Mattel

Play Sets & Toys for the “I wish it was always recess” Kid:

  • LEGO Star Wars: Carbon-Freezing Chamber by LEGO
  • My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle by Hasbro
  • Imaginext DC Comics Super Friends Super Hero Flight City by Fisher Price
  • Bop It! by Hasbro

Adventure Must-Haves for the “I’m here to save the day” Kid:

  • Kmart Exclusive! Doc McStuffins: Rosie the Rescuer by Just Play
  • Kmart Exclusive! Play-Doh Picnic Adventure by Hasbro
  • Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster by Hasbro
  • DC Comics Super Hero Girls Action Dolls by Mattel
  • Paw Patrol Zooming Marshall by Spin Master

Learning for the “little” Kid:

  • Love2Learn Elmo by Hasbro

“Parents may think they know what is at the top of their kids’ lists to Santa, however, Kmart took the guesswork out and went right to the source, asking kids to get the real insights. Kmart’s Fab 15 Toy List features the hottest toys, and must-have selection that make WOW gifts for kids of all ages,” said Simha Kumar, president, children’s entertainment, Kmart. “The Fab 15 Toy List is carefully curated each year, and our goal is to give parents the ability to cross everything off their toy list at Kmart early, and take advantage of layaway.”

Head to Kmart.com/Fab15 for all of these sure-to-be favorite gifts of the season.

Deck the Halls with No Money Down Layaway and a Bonus $10 Off at Kmart*
According to the National Retail Federation, more than 40 percent of Americans begin shopping for the holidays prior to October and of those, 60 percent shop early in order to spread their budgets*. To help those who get a jump on holiday shopping, Kmart is here to keep them on time and on budget with the return of No Money Down Layaway.

For $0 in-store (and just a penny online) members can take advantage of No Money Down Layaway now through November 26. Plus, with a $50 or more purchase toward layaway, shoppers get an instant $10 discount. Either way, be the first to nab those exclusive Fab 15 toys with a convenient way to hide them from little searching eyes!

To make it even easier, Kmart’s layaway can be done with the touch of a button with ‘Layaway and Go™’ on the mobile app. Simply scan items with a smartphone while shopping in store to add to any layaway order. From there, shoppers can manage payments online and pick up the gifts at the same Kmart store when they are ready – making the holidays extra memorable for the family and leaving Santa a little jealous of how easy it was!

Kmart Gives Thanks with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
In the spirit of the holidays, Kmart also provides an opportunity to give back. For more than a decade, Kmart members, shoppers and associates have rallied together to support the efforts of St. Jude to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Last holiday season, Kmart introduced The Giving Hat™ to support the 2015 St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. The Giving Hat – a stylish winter knit hat embroidered with positive messages – sparked shopper engagement selling more than 105,000 hats and helping contribute to the $16.1 million in donations from Kmart shoppers and associates. Overwhelmed by the extraordinary outpour of support, this November Kmart will again bring back the famous hat for the 13th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign. The new soon-to-be-revealed style inspired by St. Jude’s patients and purpose allows Kmart’s members to celebrate the holiday season with gratitude.

Since 2006, Kmart has raised more than $92.8 million for St. Jude – making Kmart the hospital’s No. 1 supporter. As always, members and Kmart shoppers can donate to help the children and families of St. Jude through a $1, $5 or $10 add-on program at check-out in all Kmart stores, or online via Kmart.com/StJude.

For more information, download the Kmart app or visit Kmart.com.

*Receive $10 off your Layaway with a $50 or more down Layaway commitment

About Kmart
Kmart is making shopping fun again. The retailer, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is bringing back the iconic Bluelight Specials, hosting Freebie Saturdays and in-store family events for its Shop Your Way members and customers. Kmart offers customers thrilling deals and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tricia Perrotti
Kmart
212775-2536
Tricia.Perrotti@searshc.com

Andrea Abate
Zeno Group for Kmart
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Andrea.Abate@zenogroup.com

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Kmart kicks off the holiday season with best toys, easy ways to save and inspiring opportunities to give back
Kmart kicks off the holiday season with best toys, easy ways to save and inspiring opportunities to give back

 

SOURCE: Kmart

Kmart celebrates the re-opening of its revitalized and refreshed store in Des Plaines, Illinois

CHICAGO, 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Sat., Aug. 27th, Kmart unveiled a revitalized and refreshed store at the grand re-opening of the iconic retailer’s store in Des Plaines, Ill. The refreshed store is part of an ongoing strategic marketing and rebranding initiative to provide enhanced, new and exclusive offerings to long-standing and loyal members, as well as a new Millennial Kmart audience.

The grand re-opening involved an exciting day of events including a ribbon cutting ceremony with members of the Des Plaines city council; a celebrity meet and greet featuring basketball legend,Scottie Pippen; Bluelight Specials; The Rise™ Challenge and mega-prize giveaways every 20 minutes. Thousands of members and customers turned out throughout the day to participate in the activities.”We are excited about the re-launch of the Des Plaines store because it exemplifies our dedication to our members and it’s in our own backyard,” says Alasdair James, president of Kmart. “We want our members to know we are listening to their feedback and bringing them new products, deals and experiences they’ll love!”The “Whole Lotta Awesome” store initiative is based on customer insights and feedback and, as a result, Kmart is providing improved and brag worthy product offerings, an enhanced shopping experience and a reinvigorated store environment for members.

“Awesome” highlights of the Des Plaines store that members experienced first-hand on Saturday included:

  • “Happy to Help” Center – an improved customer service center designed to better meet the needs of every customer, including a kid’s shop where they can get toys, candy and more with their parent’s Shop Your Way points – no money required!
  • The launch of the Kmart new Brand Guarantee – every member is guaranteed a minimum of$100 in coupons in their app. Every single day.
  • Shoparazzi – a free personal concierge service that when provided a member’s list, will do the shopping for you. And if Kmart doesn’t carry the product, they will find it at another store and it will be waiting for you at checkout.
  • Our “Super 6” shop featuring six outrageously priced items and a fully stocked grocery section packed with local, fresh produce, all backed by Kmart’s “It’s FRESH or it’s FREE” guarantee.*
  • A brand new beauty bar – stocked with well-known beauty brands and experts readily available to provide hair and skincare advice.
  • “Aisle of WOW!,” – a special section of the store dedicated to low-priced items, limited-time only ‘Real Deals’ and “Dollarpalooza” offering a wide selection of items, all priced at $1.
  • Upgraded pharmacy – staffed with a wellness consultant to provide health advice and product recommendations.
  • Enhanced brand apparel shops – popular Kmart brands you already know and love, including Joe Boxer®, Jaclyn Smith® and Attention®.
  • A “sweet” candy section – showcasing local Chicago brands such as Ferrara®, Trolli®, Fannie May® and Pez®.
  • Expanded pet care center – offering premium dog and cat food brands., tantalizing toys and treats for your pets, and fashionable accessories.
  • Full-service paint shop – featuring over 1,500 colors.
  • Enhanced aesthetics – including new signage and wider aisles designed to make shopping easier and more engaging.

Kelly Cook, Kmart’s chief marketing officer, said “In an effort to evolve the Kmart brand to better serve our members, we will continue these efforts to test and learn at our stores. Our goal is to deliver the best value, price, product and experience, and in doing so, we believe our members will keep coming back for more of A Whole Lotta Awesome!”

*100% Guaranteed Fresh. If you find the product you purchased is not fresh, return product along with original receipt within three days of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Applies to bakery, dairy, meat, and produce departments only. Available only at select Kmart stores.

About Kmart
Kmart is making shopping fun again. The retailer, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is bringing back the iconic Bluelight Specials, hosting Freebie Saturdays and in-store family events for its Shop Your Way members and customers. Kmart offers customers thrilling deals and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense.

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Elyse Segall
PR Revolution
elyse@prrevolution.com
516-901-9095

SOURCE: Kmart