Sears and Kmart offer free home delivery for online purchases through Monday, December 25

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning today (Nov 27, 2017), Sears and Kmart introduced more value and shopping convenience with an offer of free home delivery for online purchases on all orders over $399, through Monday, December 25*. For shoppers looking for quality big-ticket items on already discounted categories, like up to 40 percent off appliances, up to 60 percent off top brand mattresses and up to 50 percent off fitness equipment, the savings are substantial.

Sears also announced limited-time, exclusive Shop Your Way member offers for the holiday season, including:

  • Special offers with a qualifying Sears credit card: For online purchases above $399, Sears credit card holders get an additional instant five percent savings or special financing.**
  • Online-only CASHBACK in points offer at Sears.com and Kmart.com:
    • Spend $50, get free shipping + $10 CASHBACK in points
    • Spend $100, get free shipping + $20 CASHBACK in points
    • Spend $150, get free shipping + $30 CASHBACK in points
    • Spend $200, get free shipping + $40 CASHBACK in point
      Use code: CASH+
  • Kenmore Cyber Deal: Through Saturday, December 2, online only: Buy three Kenmore appliances get $100 CASHBACK in points; buy four Kenmore appliances get $200 CASHBACK in points; buy five Kenmore appliances get $300 CASHBACK in points; buy six or more Kenmore appliances get $500 CASHBACK in points on appliances of $499 or more each. ++
  • Double CASHBACK in points with Uber: Now through Tuesday, January 2, 2018, members whose Shop Your Way and Uber accounts are connected will earn $4 CASHBACK in points for every ride completed – double the amount of points typically provided. Shop Your Way members who create a new Uber account through Shop Your Way get $5 CASHBACK in points and their first Uber ride free (up to $15). Full details available at shopyourway.com/uber.

“These incredible offers provide substantial savings for our members while making holiday shopping easier and more convenient for them,” said Leena Munjal, senior vice president, customer experience and integrated retail at Sears Holdings. “Members have the flexibility to shop online for millions of products and then choose free shipping or free home delivery, including numerous installation options. We are focused on helping members stretch their holiday dollars this time of year, and it all adds up to significant ways shoppers can save, earn CASHBACK in points, finance their big-ticket purchases and enjoy the stress-free benefits and convenience of our online shopping experience.”

For added convenience and value for Shop Your Way members, the Sears credit card offers 5 percent back in points on eligible purchases made at gas stations; 3 percent back in points on eligible purchases at grocery stores and restaurants; [5 percent and 3 percent back on the first $10,000 of combined eligible purchases made on gas, groceries and restaurants and 1 percent thereafter]; 2 percent back in points on eligible purchases made at Sears and Kmart; and 1 percent back in points on all other eligible purchases. Members can earn a $150 statement credit when they spend $1,500 in eligible purchases in the first 90 days when approved for a new Sears MasterCard.  Valid on new accounts opened through December 27, 2017.**

The new offers coincide with Cyber Week deals now available at Sears.com and Kmart.com through Saturday, December 2**. Sears.com’s hottest Cyber Week deals include:

  • Home Appliances: Up to 40 Percent Off Appliance Cyber Deals
    • Kenmore Top-Load Washer for $289.99, reg. price $539.99, and Kenmore Electric Dryer for $289.99, reg. price $529.99
    • Kenmore 25 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Ice & Water Dispenser for $699.99, reg. price $1369.99
    • Kenmore Dishwasher with Turbo Heat Dry/Turbo Zone Spray Jets for $529.99,  reg. price $999.99
    • Kenmore Gas Range w/ Broil & Serve™ Drawer for $449.99, reg. price $849.99
  • Extra 10 Percent Off Tools
    • Craftsman C3 19.2V Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit for $99.99, reg. price $149.99
    • Craftsman 320-Piece Mechanic’s Tool Set for $149.99, reg. price $299.99
  • Sporting Goods: Up to 50 Percent Off Fitness & Up to 30 percent Off Gameroom
    • NordicTrack Treadmill for $499.99, reg. price $899.99
    • NordicTrack 10.9 Elliptical  for $699.99, reg. price $1599.99
  • Extra 10 Percent Off Lawn & Garden
    • Craftsman Lawn Mower for $254.99, reg. price  $359.99
    • Craftsman Resin Storage Building for $699.99, reg. price $1079.99
  • Up to 60 Percent Off Top Brand Mattresses, plus $200 cashback in SYW points for a year when you buy select Sealy, Serta, or Beautyrest mattresses
  • Buy More Save More, Small Kitchen Appliances, Cookware, Bed & Bath, and Furniture
    • Spend $50 – $74.99, get 10 percent off
    • Spend $75 – $99.99, get 15 percent off
    • Spend $100 or more, get 20 percent off
  • Buy two pairs of shoes and get 15 percent off; buy three or more pairs and get 25 percent off
  • Up to 75 percent off Fine Jewelry and an extra 20 percent off with the code CYBER (available through Wednesday, November 29)
  • Craftsman 230-Piece Mechanic’s Tool Set for $89.99, reg. price $199.99
  • Samsung 55″ Class 4K UHD Smart TV for $597.99, reg. price $799.99

Kmart.com’s featured deals include:

  • Get $10 off $75 sitewide with code: CYBER, through Wednesday, November 29**
  • Footwear
    • BOGO 50 percent off, Women’s and Kids’ fashion boots & family slippers
    • Extra 15 percent off footwear with code CYBER15 (available through Wednesday, November 29)
  • Buy one get one FREE, Essential Home Mini Comforter Set
  • Keurig K50 for $79.99, reg. price $109.99
  • Essential Home 3 Piece Cast Iron Fry Pan Set for $12.99, reg. price $19.99
  • Up to 75 percent off Fine Jewelry and an extra 20 percent off with code CYBER (available through Wednesday, November 29)
  • Hundreds of Cyber Deals on the hottest holiday toys

Sears and Kmart recently lowered the minimum purchase threshold for free shipping on qualifying online orders to just $25. Shop Your Way Max members get two-day free shipping on qualifying online orders.

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

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.

*Online only. Free standard local delivery on Sears/Kmart Home delivered orders over $399. Applies to items Sold by Sears and Kmart. In store offer may vary. Discount shown at checkout. Standard delivery includes delivery within the local delivery area and delivery not requiring additional services or time. Retail value of standard local delivery is $99.99.  Customer pays a charge for non-standard delivery. Local areas and non-standard delivery charges vary.

**Full details at Sears.com or Kmart.com. Offers may vary from store promotions.
+Points credit to member account on Dec. 1 and are valid between Dec. 1-15. Max. $40 in points per order. Excludes delivery items including home appliances. Additional exclusions apply, see sears.com or kmart.com for details. By accepting Shop Your Way® member benefits and offers, you agree to the Shop Your Way terms and conditions, available at www.shopyourway.com/terms.
++Points valid for 14 days.  Max. $500 in points per member. Valid 11/25-12/2

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

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears starts Black Friday deals online

Sears, Kmart also lower free shipping minimum for online orders to $25

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help shoppers get a jump on holiday shopping, Sears announced it is now offering Black Friday pricing online at Sears.com. Sears and Kmart also lowered the minimum purchase threshold for free shipping on qualifying online orders to $25 (was $49), and launched a new CASHBACK in points offer for Shop Your Way members.

The Sears and Kmart CASHBACK in points online offer includes:

  • Spend $50, get free shipping + $10 CASHBACK in points
  • Spend $100, get free shipping + $20 CASHBACK in points
  • Spend $150, get free shipping + $30 CASHBACK in points
  • Spend $200, get free shipping + $40 CASHBACK in points
    Use code: CASH*

“The Black Friday game is changing as shoppers want access to the best deals earlier, and we’re using the power and flexibility of our digital channels and integrated retail services to do exactly that,” said Leena Munjal, senior vice president, customer experience and integrated retail at Sears Holdings. “In addition, the CASHBACK in points offer is like getting free money to spend toward additional holiday gifts – when everyone could use a little more in their wallet.”

The holidays are also a time when Sears and Kmart see a spike in members taking advantage of their integrated retail services to make holiday shopping less chaotic and more convenient. Services 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.
  • Free Shipping: Sears and Kmart offer free shipping on any order $25 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.

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

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.

*Points credit to member account on Dec. 1 and are valid between Dec. 1-15. Max. $40 in points per order. Excludes delivery items including home appliances. Additional exclusions apply, see sears.com or kmart.com for details. By accepting Shop Your Way® member benefits and offers, you agree to the Shop Your Way terms and conditions, available at www.shopyourway.com/terms.

**Sears only

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

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears celebrates the opening of its new appliances and mattresses store in Honolulu

Sears celebrates the opening of its new appliances and mattresses store in Honolulu

 

Retailer Unveils Innovative Free-Standing Store at Ala Moana Center

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears announced the grand opening of a new store dedicated to appliances and mattresses today (Nov 9, 2017). Located in Honolulu, the unique retail concept focuses on two of Sears’s strongest categories, appliances and mattresses, while continuing to offer the expertise and capability of its leading integrated services. The new store builds on the success of the first Sears Appliances & Mattresses store located in Pharr, Texas, which has been open since June of this year, as well as the Sears Appliances store, which opened in Ft. Collins, Colo. in 2016.

“We’re delighted by the positive feedback we’ve received from our members around the Ft. Collins, Colo. and Pharr, Texas stores,” said Leena Munjal, senior vice president, Customer Experience and Integrated Retail, Sears Holdings. “At our new Honolulu Sears Appliances & Mattresses store, the community will find an innovative, interactive shopping experience that showcases our leading array of appliances and mattresses, with the support of expert associates. This new store helps our members easily find the best product for them to live life now and enjoy these products in their homes for years to come.”Located in the Mauka wing of Ala Moana Center at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd in Honolulu, the 16,200-sq. ft. Sears Appliances & Mattresses store showcases the top major appliance brands, including Kenmore®, in a bright, spacious setting with interactive displays, allowing members to view home appliances in kitchen vignettes and experience top mattress brands. Members can visualize how new appliances would look in a full-scale kitchen with the “Discover More” 100-inch interactive digital display. Using a tablet, shoppers can select common kitchen layouts and appliances and further customize the experience by choosing colors and finishes. They also can use the “Discover More” digital display to shop for other products on sears.com.The Honolulu store also exhibits an assortment of vacuums, floor care and home environment products, as well as countertop microwaves. Members can also try out mattresses from top brands including Tempur-Pedic®, Beautyrest, Sealy and Stearns & Foster, and shop for select pillows and bedding.

The new location will feature the full suite of integrated retail services for which Sears is known, including:

  • Meet with An Expert: The free service helps members shop for home appliances and mattresses by letting them schedule appointments with in-store experts at a time convenient for them.
  • Buy Online and Ship to the 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 brought out to them by using Sears’ innovative In-Vehicle Pickup service.
  • 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—particularly useful for parents purchasing items for their kids who may be away at college.

A grand opening will take place Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. with grand opening festivities continuing throughout the day. They include:

  • Store Blessing and Untying of Maile
  • 10 percent off storewide*
  • Goody bags for first 100 customers
  • Appetizer plates from Aloha Plate food truck for first 100 customers, starting at noon
  • Entertainment by Hawaiian musicians Sean Na’auao and Nathan Aweau
  • Gift card store raffles throughout the day, up to $250

The new Sears Appliances & Mattresses store will be open Sunday, 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. and Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.– 9 p.m. In most cases, Sears delivers appliances and mattresses Monday through Saturday.

Sears has been proudly serving Hawaii for over 70 years, with its first Hawaii store opening on Oct. 11, 1939. The Sears Appliances & Mattresses store’s associates and technicians, who provide services such as installation, maintenance and repair, are trained and employed by Sears. Honolulu members will also gain peace of mind knowing they can protect their purchases with one of the industry’s most comprehensive warranty programs, which has made Sears No. 1 in protection agreements.

*Some exclusions apply

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:
Larry Costello
Sears Holdings Corp.
847-286-9036
Larry.Costello@searshc.com

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

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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Sears celebrates the opening of its new appliances and mattresses store in Camp Hill, Pa.

Sears celebrates the opening of its new appliances and mattresses store in Camp Hill, Pa.

 

Retailer Expands Specialized Retail Model, Unveiling New Store at Capital City Mall

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears announced the grand opening of its latest store dedicated to appliances and mattresses, designed to deliver a specialized retail experience to current and prospective members. Located in Camp Hill, Pa., the store will be the first of its kind in the Northeast. The unique retail concept focuses on two of Sears’ strongest categories – appliances and mattresses – while additionally offering the expertise and capability of its leading integrated services. The new store follows the successful model of the first Sears Appliances & Mattresses store located in Pharr, Texas, which has been open since June of this year, as well as the Sears Appliances store, which opened in Ft. Collins, Colo. in 2016. Sears is also opening an Appliances & Mattresses store in Honolulu this weekend.

“We’re delighted by the positive feedback we’ve received from our members around the Ft. Collins and Pharr stores,” said Leena Munjal, senior vice president, Customer Experience and Integrated Retail, Sears Holdings. “At our new Camp Hill Sears Appliances & Mattresses store, the community will find an innovative, interactive shopping experience that showcases our leading array of appliances and mattresses, with the support of expert associates. This new store helps our members easily find the best product for them to live life now and enjoy these products in their homes for years to come.”

Located at 3595 Capital City Mall, the 12,248-sq. ft. Sears Appliances & Mattresses store showcases the top major appliance brands, including Kenmore®, in a bright, spacious setting with interactive displays, allowing members to view home appliances in kitchen vignettes and experience top mattress brands. Members can visualize how new appliances would look in a full-scale kitchen with the “Discover More” interactive digital display. Using a tablet, shoppers can select common kitchen layouts and appliances and further customize the experience by choosing colors and finishes. They also can use the “Discover More” digital display to shop for other products on sears.com.

The Camp Hill store also features an assortment of vacuums, floor care and home environment products, as well as countertop microwaves. Members can also try out mattresses from top brands including Tempur-Pedic®, Beautyrest, Sealy, Serta, Simmons and Stearns & Foster, and shop for select pillows and bedding.

The new location will feature the full suite of integrated retail services for which Sears is known, including:

  • Meet with An Expert: The free service helps members shop for home appliances and mattresses by letting them schedule appointments with in-store experts at a time convenient for them.
  • Free Shipping: Looking for a product that’s not carried in the Sears Appliances & Mattresses store? Simply open the Sears mobile app, find the item you want—apparel, footwear, tools, lawn and garden equipment and more—and get free shipping on orders placed while in store (when location services are enabled).
  • Buy Online and Ship to the 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 brought out to them by using Sears’ innovative In-Vehicle Pickup service.
  • 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—particularly useful for parents purchasing items for their kids who may be away at college.

A ribbon-cutting for the Camp Hill store will take place Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., and the grand opening celebration will continue Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.

Ribbon-cutting festivities include:

  • 10 $25 Sears gift card giveaway raffles
  • Face painting for children
  • Food truck on-site from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday festivities include:

  • 10 percent off storewide*
  • Goody bags for first 100 customers
  • Face painting for children
  • Raffles throughout the day

The new Sears Appliances & Mattresses store will be open Sunday, 11 a.m.– 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.– 9 p.m. In most cases, Sears delivers appliances and mattresses Monday through Saturday.

The Sears Appliances & Mattresses store’s associates and technicians, who provide services such as installation, maintenance and repair, are trained and employed by Sears. Camp Hill members will also gain peace of mind knowing they can protect their purchases with one of the industry’s most comprehensive warranty programs, which has made Sears No. 1 in protection agreements.

*Some exclusions apply

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:

Larry Costello
Sears Holdings Corp.
847-286-9036
Larry.Costello@searshc.com

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

SOURCE Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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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.

Sears opens its first Sears Appliances & Mattresses store located in Pharr, Texas

Sears opens its first Sears Appliances & Mattresses store located in Pharr, Texas

 

Mattress category expands successful free-standing concept launched last year

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears announced the grand opening of its first Sears Appliances & Mattresses store today (June 22, 2017 ). Located in Pharr, Texas, the latest innovative retail concept from Sears is a free-standing store dedicated to two of its strongest categories, while offering the power and capability of its leading integrated retail services. The new store builds on the success of the Sears Appliances store that opened in Ft. Collins, Colo. in 2016 – a location that has surpassed projections since its opening.

“Response to this new concept has been overwhelmingly positive – from member feedback to business performance – so expanding it to another key category like mattresses, and in an important local community like Pharr, made perfect sense,” said Leena Munjal, senior vice president, Customer Experience and Integrated Retail, Sears Holdings.

Located at 500 N. Jackson Road in Pharr, the 20,000-sq.-ft. Sears Appliances & Mattresses store features interactive displays that allow members to view home appliances in kitchen vignettes and experience top mattress brands. The store showcases the top 10 major appliance brands, including Kenmore®, in a bright, spacious setting. Members can visualize how new appliances would look in a full-scale kitchen with the “Discover More,” 122-inch interactive digital display. Using a tablet, shoppers can select common kitchen layouts and appliances and further customize the experience by choosing colors and finishes. They also can use the “Discover More” digital display to shop for other products on sears.com.

The Pharr store also features an assortment of vacuums, floor care and home environment products as well as countertop microwaves. In addition, members can try out mattresses from top brands, including: Tempur-Pedic®, Beautyrest, Sealy, Serta, Simmons and Stearns & Foster, and shop for select pillows and bedding at the store.

“At our new Sears Appliances & Mattresses store, the community will find an innovative, interactive shopping experience that showcases our leading array of appliances and mattresses, with the support of expert associates,” said Munjal. “Like our Sears Appliances store in Ft. Collins, this stand-alone location fully integrates in-store and online shopping to provide our members with the convenience of shopping with us wherever, whenever and however they choose. Only Sears offers the top 10 appliances brands, including Kenmore, and has the largest network of expert technicians who make managing your home easier.”

The Pharr store will feature the full suite of integrated retail services for which Sears is known, including:

  • Meet with An Expert: The free service helps members shop for home appliances and mattresses by letting them schedule appointments with in-store experts at a time convenient for them.
  • Free Shipping: Looking for a product that’s not carried in the Sears Appliances & Mattresses store? Simply open the Sears mobile app, find the item you want – apparel, footwear, tools, lawn and garden equipment and more – and get free shipping on orders placed while in store (when location services are enabled).
  • Buy Online and Ship to the 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 brought out to them by using Sears’ innovative In-Vehicle Pickup service.
  • 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 – particularly useful for parents purchasing items for their kids who may be away at college.

Grand opening weekend festivities take place June 22-25. Grand opening promotions include:

  • *Up to 40 percent off appliances and up to 60 percent off mattresses from June 22-July 9th
  • Gift bag giveaways for first 100 customers on June 22
  • Gift card raffles throughout the day on June 22

The new Sears Appliances & Mattresses store will be open Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.– 9 p.m. In most cases, Sears delivers appliances and mattresses Monday through Saturday (dependent on zip code).

For more than 50 years, Sears has been the home services and appliance expert. The Sears Appliances & Mattresses store’s associates and technicians, who provide services such as installation, maintenance and repair, are trained and employed by Sears. Pharr members will also gain peace of mind knowing they can protect their purchases with one of the industry’s most comprehensive warranty programs, which has made Sears No. 1 in protection agreements.

*Disclaimers: HA: Advertised savings are valid in store only. (1) Savings range from 5%–40%. Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, LG, GE, GE Pro¬ le, GE Cafe, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Bosch and Samsung appliances limited to 10% off. (1, 2) Excludes Dacor, Floor care, sewing machines, countertop microwaves, air conditioners, air cleaners, fans, heaters, water heaters, water softeners, water ¬ filtration, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, Floor care accessories, home appliance closeouts and Everyday Great Price items. Mattress: Savings range from 50-60%.

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 Contact:
Larry Costello
Sears Holdings Corp.
(847) 286-9036
Larry.Costello@searshc.com

Meghan Edwards
Zeno Group
(312) 396-9712
Meghan.Edwards@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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British clothing company Regatta Great Outdoors makes its U.S. retail store debut exclusively at Sears

UK-based, leading European heritage apparel brand exclusively available at select Sears stores

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Regatta Great Outdoors, Britain’s largest outdoor and leisure clothing company, makes its official U.S. retail store debut exclusively at Sears with shops inside 11 Sears locations throughout the New England area.

“Our members’ tastes change quickly so we are always looking for partners who can help keep our assortment fresh,” said David Pastrana, president of Sears Apparel. “Regatta is a long-established apparel leader that knows its customer well and was selective about who they made their U.S. debut with. Sears is proud to be Regatta’s exclusive home and we welcome American shoppers to discover this great brand.”Based in Manchester, England, Regatta Great Outdoors brings its unique approach to active, performance, outdoor, and leisure wear stateside for the first time. With offerings in the men’s and women’s categories, Regatta’s goal is to enable people to live happier and healthy lives through great times spent outdoors. The company was established in 1981 and quickly became one of Europe’s most popular outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment brands. Regatta’s values are similar to those of Sears: quality, value, a design-focus and passion for the customer.

“We chose Sears for our American debut because their customers align well to the type of enthusiasts who have fallen in love with the Regatta brand in Britain and across Europe,” said Keith Black, CEO of Regatta Great Outdoors. “With its seasonality, vast outdoor adventure and leisure options, New England is the perfect region to introduce the brand.”

Following recent launches of the R1893, Simply Styled and Simply Emma brands, Sears continues to offer its current members new offerings like Regatta, while inviting new customers to explore its wide-ranging assortment that brings new life to everyday looks.

The Regatta Great Outdoors collection is now featured in 1,800 square foot shops inside the following Massachusetts Sears locations: Saugus, Burlington, Auburn, Peabody, Braintree, Natick and Hyannis, as well as Salem and Nashua, N.H., Warwick, R.I., and South Burlington, Vt.

The Regatta collection will be available on Sears.com starting this fall. For the latest fashionable clothing options from Sears, visit sears.com/apparel.

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 Regatta
The Regatta group of outdoor clothing brands is the largest group of outdoor brands in the UK. Since 1981 the group has established Regatta as the nation’s best loved outdoor clothing and footwear brand and since the mid-1990’s the brand has become enormously popular across Europe and beyond. Family owned by the Black family, the group has a highly valued reputation for creating great quality and extremely good value outdoor product. The Group is especially proud of its ethical trading stance, working closely with its global supply chain to ensure its products are made to the very highest of standards without compromising the health and safety of its workers and workers within its supply chain.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Fay Milman
Fingerprint Communications
310.276.6500
Fay@Fingerprintcom.net

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears and Rebuilding Together To Raise Funds And Assist Military Families

Sears and Rebuilding Together To Raise Funds And Assist Military Families

 

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears’ commitment to supporting veterans and military families dates back to WWI and has never wavered. That legacy endures as Sears launches its 10th annual Heroes at Home campaign with Rebuilding Together to raise funds and assist military families in need by making critical home repairs and modifications. Rebuilding Together affiliates and Sears volunteers nationwide will complete dozens of projects this spring, adding to the nearly 1,700 rebuilds completed since the program launched a decade ago.

Now through July 29, Sears Shop Your Way members and customers can donate when they check out at their local Sears store, or online via a link at sears.com/heroesathome. All funds raised will go to Rebuilding Together to rebuild homes for America’s veterans and military families, making them safe and healthy.”Even after 10 years of Heroes at Home, we’re still humbled by the stories of sacrifice and commitment at every rebuild,” said Gerry Murphy, chief marketing officer for Sears. “Supporting veterans and military families unites all Americans and it’s in our company’s DNA. We’re proud of Sears’ legacy of supporting veterans and of the more than 25,000 veterans and 1,500 active members of the Reserve and National Guard we currently employ.”This week, RecruitMilitary recognized Sears Holdings as a 2017 Most Valuable Employers for Military winner. Winners are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training, and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans. Last year, Sears Holdings hired more than 2,700 veterans and more than 2,500 military spouses.By the numbers – 10 years of Heroes at Home:

$21 million  Funds raised to rebuild veteran/military family homes and centers
14,250  Veterans served
1,660  Rebuilds completed
41,500/330,000  Sears associates/volunteer hours logged

“The decade-long commitment to the Heroes at Home program has improved the lives of many veterans and their families,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “The need for our services still remains very high. Our veterans selflessly gave to our country to serve and protect us, so we’re grateful for the opportunity to help them stay safe and healthy in their homes and assist in their time of need – it’s a privilege our friends at Sears truly understand.”

Highlights of 2017 Builds
Examples of Heroes at Home rebuild projects Rebuilding Together will complete this spring include:

  • Columbus, Ohio– Repairing and upgrading a home dedicated to five older veterans. The home is run by a nurse who 17 years ago made it her life’s calling to find a way to provide a home for senior veterans. She returned to school, earned a business degree, and found a way to fund the home, which requires specialized needs for each vet.
  • Chicago– Ensuring that a widow of a WWII U.S. Navy veteran lives safely in her home for years to come. The loss of her husband and several of her adult children has left her with few support systems to maintain her independence and upkeep her home.
  • Detroit– Making critical repairs for a veteran who served in the Army in Fort Knox in the 1960s. Following open heart surgery, she can no longer perform repairs to her home nor afford to hire someone to do the work for her.
  • Pittsburgh– Providing repairs for the widow of a WWII veteran who served in the Army Air Corps near the end of the war. She and her family have lived in their home since 1964 even after her husband passed away in 2014 after 69 years of marriage. Repairs to her home will focus on health and safety improvements that will allow her to age in place while managing several medical challenges.

Sears also reminds military personnel that they can get 20 percent off regular priced (five percent off sale priced) tools, lawn and garden, fine jewelry and work boots, every day.*

For more information about Heroes at Home, to make a donation or volunteer, visit sears.com/heroesathome.

*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 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 their 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

Lisa Curran
Zeno Group for Sears
312-396-9736
Lisa.Curran@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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Sears partners with personal finance expert Nicole Lapin to offer savvy advice for shoppers this spring shopping season

Sears partners with personal finance expert Nicole Lapin to offer savvy advice for shoppers this spring shopping season

Timely pro tips to earn more rewards, maximize shopping dollars ahead of major sales event

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for the launch of spring yard care and fashion shopping seasons, Sears has teamed with personal finance expert and New York Times bestselling author Nicole Lapin to offer savvy advice for shoppers as they prepare to tackle spring cleaning, outdoor projects, and gifting for moms, dads and grads. In addition, Sears is about to launch one of its biggest sales of the year.

“People always ask me for tips to better manage the household budget,” said Lapin, author of the new business empowerment book, Boss Bitch. “Through my partnership with Sears, I’m encouraging them to BYOW – ‘Boss Your Own Wallet’ – and shop with a plan to get the most value for every dollar. After all, how you spend is as important as what you save.”

Lapin’s BYOW strategy outlines five musts to conquer the spring shopping season with budget – and peace of mind – intact. Lapin believes shopping education is an important part of financial literacy and shares the following pro tips:

  1. Join the free loyalty rewards programs – and learn the perks. Anyone can join a loyalty program, but smart shoppers learn how to really get the most out of them. Lapin likes the Shop Your Way program for its generous points accrual with every purchase, surprise points throughout the year, access to thousands of top brands, and its host of free additional services like personal shoppers.
  2. Celebrate the shopping holidays. Not all sales are created equal. Plan out your shopping spree like a boss by recognizing the best time to buy such as coinciding with the best sales to save money and maximize shopper rewards. Lapin cites “Sears Days,” an upcoming event where discounts and deals will be offered storewide March 26 to April 8, as an ideal time to buy, especially big-ticket items. This year, Sears will offer shoppers even deeper value with more reward points than years prior.
  3. When it comes to points, use them or lose them. People lose out on thousands of dollars each year in unredeemed points. The Shop Your Way program helps prevent this – points are linked to your account and can be used anytime, on any purchase. It (should be) a no-brainer.
  4. Choose your rewards; not the other way around. Join a flexible retail loyalty program with perks you value. Sears’ Shop Your Way allows shoppers to earn qualifying points at Sears, Kmart and Sears Auto Center and also with partners such as Uber, Groupon, Hilton and more. So with every purchase at Sears, they save money that would have been spent elsewhere.
  5. Take advantage of deals, both online and in-store. Retailers like Sears understand the way today’s shopper lives, online and IRL (in real life). They offer seamless integration between the in-store, mobile and online shopping experience so shoppers get the best deals whether they stop by or log on.

“We spend hundreds of hours annually shopping for ourselves and our families,” Lapin said. “Isn’t it time we made that investment work for us? After all, we’re the bosses of our own lives – we’ve got work to do!”

For more insight and advice on retail reward programs, Lapin just published a blog on the subject at www.NicoleLapin.com/BYOW.

Sears Announces Sears Days – Best Time To Buy Sales Event
From March 26 through April 8, Sears will host “Sears Days – Best Time to Buy” in-store, online at sears.com, or via the Sears app. During this special event, Sears will offer even deeper value with sale prices storewide and online, and more Shop Your Way reward points than prior years. For more information, visit sears.com.

About Nicole Lapin
Nicole Lapin is the star of the CW’s business competition reality show “Hatched.” She was the youngest anchor ever at both CNN and CNBC and has served as a business anchor and special correspondent for Bloomberg Television as well as the money-saving correspondent for “The Wendy Williams Show.” Lapin’s first book, Rich Bitch, a personal finance guide for women, became an instant New York Times bestseller, and her second book, Boss Bitch was released in March 2017.

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 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 Alicia Clarke
Sears PR Zeno Group for Sears
847-286-6080 312-527-2SHC (2742)
Brian.Hanover@searshc.com Alicia.Clarke@zenogroup.com

SOURCE Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears opens first-of-its-kind DieHard Auto Center Driven by Sears in San Antonio, Texas

Sears opens first-of-its-kind DieHard Auto Center Driven by Sears in San Antonio, Texas

 

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears is opening a first-of-its-kind DieHard Auto Center Driven by Sears that is designed to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s driver. The new store at 8551 Wurzbach Road in San Antonio, Texas, opens on Friday, February 17.

The DieHard Auto Center leverages interactive in-store merchandise displays and advanced diagnostic technology. It offers a suite of services and amenities, including:

  • DieHard 360° Vehicle Assessment: Looking to buy or sell a used car? Customers can get a comprehensive 120-point inspection to assess the vehicle’s condition to help them buy, sell, or just maintain their vehicle with confidence.
  • DieHard Edge Maintenance Plans: Provides 36 months or 45,000 miles, (whichever comes first) of covered maintenance locked in at today’s discounted prices (savings range from 25% to 40% off regular retail prices), DieHard Edge is available in three flexible plans.
  • Digital Tire Journey: A web app that relies on IBM Watson Natural Language Classifier service to help customers identify the appropriate tires to fit their driving preferences. Customers can also use touchscreens in store to access the Digital Tire Journey.
  • Free Wi-Fi: Enabling customers to be productive or entertained while their vehicle is serviced.

“The new DieHard Auto Center Driven by Sears is another example of how we’re unleashing the power of the DieHard brand,” said Brian Kaner, president of Sears Automotive.  “It offers state-of-the-art technology and services in a contemporary, comfortable setting – that, combined with our experienced associates, can help today’s drivers make the right choices for their vehicle’s needs.”

“DieHard is America’s most trusted automotive battery brand,” said Tom Park, president of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands. “In 2016, we introduced DieHard tires, which have been well-received by our customers, as we have continued to see positive, strong sales since their introduction. As we have also expanded the brand into automotive consumer electronics accessories, it’s a natural evolution to extend the brand to automotive service. Now, when you bring your vehicle to a DieHard Auto Center, you can have the same peace of mind you expect from DieHard products.”

During Friday’s grand opening celebration, members and customers can enjoy free food and prizes, including: DieHard wi-fi maintainers valued at $99.99 and compact lithium jump starters valued at $69.99. In addition, KJ97 IHeart radio will be broadcasting from the store on Friday.

The celebration will continue over the weekend, with the DieHard Auto Center giving away a DieHard 360 Vehicle Assessment on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb.19 to two lucky winners. In addition, key vendors including AutoZone®, Continental Tire®, Michelin Tire® and Valvoline® will participate in the celebration.

DieHard Auto Center specials throughout the grand opening weekend include:

  • An additional 10 percent off DieHard batteries, starting as low as $99.99 (offer valid in-store only through March 2, 2017).
  • Buy three, get one free on all DieHard tires with installation, plus get an additional 10 percent off (offer valid in-store only through March 2, 2017).
  • 50 percent off oil changes (offer valid through March 2, 2017)
    • $14.99 conventional oil
    • $24.99 blend oil
    • $34.99 synthetic oil
    • Includes up to 5 quarts of Valvoline® oil and $3.49 filter

Operating hours for the new DieHard Auto Center Driven by Sears are Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m.– 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. For more information about the new San AntonioDieHard Auto Center Driven by Sears, visit Searsauto.com/diehardauto.

About Sears Auto Center
Sears Auto Center is a leading provider of automotive maintenance and repair services and parts, with more than 600 locations nationwide offering a full array of passenger and light truck tires, including RoadHandler™, Michelin® and Goodyear®, DieHard tires, DieHard batteries, Craftsman®auto accessories and more. Sears has a long history as America’s trusted place for car care, having offered auto parts since 1905 and service since 1931. Sears Auto Center offers customers convenient locations and hours – open seven days a week, as well as an extensive menu of services. Sears Auto Center is a division of Sears, Roebuck and Co. For more information on Sears Auto Center please visit www.SearsAuto.com. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SearsAuto | Twitter @SearsAuto.

About the DieHard brand
Introduced in 1967, Sears designed the original DieHard automotive battery to produce 35 percent more usable starting power than other similar batteries. Featuring a revolutionary tough, thin-walled case of translucent polypropylene plastic, which was 50 percent thinner than conventional black rubber-type battery enclosures, the design’s extra room meant bigger plates, more acid and extra starting power. During testing, not a single failure was reported in over 26,000 starts in temperatures ranging from sub-zero to more than 100 degrees, hence the name “DieHard.” See more DieHard history and compelling “Battery Torture” video at www.DieHard.com.

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 CONTACT: 
Larry Costello
Sears Holdings
(847) 286-9036
Larry.Costello@searshc.com

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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Sears to kick off Cyber Monday from Sunday, Nov. 27 at 12:01 a.m. through Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m.

Convenient shopping services let shoppers buy online, get gifts same day for free

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., , 2016-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears will kick off Cyber Monday one day early with 72 hours of online doorbusters that start Sunday, Nov. 27 at 12:01 a.m. and run through Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m. Sears will offer “Elf Tested. Santa Approved.” deals on everything from Kenmore appliances to Craftsman tools, as well as additional deals on footwear, jewelry, fitness equipment and more.

“Beyond featuring amazing deals, Cyber Monday shines the spotlight on how Sears has made shopping more convenient than ever for our members,” said Leena Munjal, senior vice president, Customer Experience & Integrated Retail, Sears Holdings. “One of the best advantages of shopping Sears.com‘s Cyber Monday deals is the opportunity to get your gifts same-day or next day for free using innovative services like Buy Online, Pickup In-store and In-Vehicle Pickup, Return and Exchange in Five.”Highlights of Sears’ Cyber Monday Deals

All Cyber Monday deals are available on sears.com/cyber starting Sunday, Nov. 27 at 12 a.m., running through Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m., and select deals will be available in-store through Monday, Nov. 28. Examples of stand-out deals include:

  • Online only – Get $50 off the Craftsman Home Series 6-drawer tool center with bulk panel door priced at $99.99 plus members get $10 back in points; reg. priced at $149.99
  • Online only – Save over 50% off the Craftsman 258-pc. mechanic’s tool set with 3-drawer case priced at $139.99 plus members get $5 in points; reg. priced at $299.99
  • Get the Hamilton Beach 4-qt. slow cooker for $9.99; reg. priced at $21.99
  • Save 44% on Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator priced at $749.99 plus members get $50 back in points; reg. priced at $1,339.99
  • Save 52% on the pair of Kenmore 4.5-cu. ft. washer and 7.3-cu. ft. dryer priced at $449.99 each plus members get $50 in points; reg. priced at $939.99 each
  • Save over $100 on the Kenmore’s 4-burner stainless steel front, gas grill with side burner priced at $178; reg. priced at $279.99
  • Get $800 off the NordicTrack C 1270 Pro treadmill priced at $999.99; reg. priced at $1,799.99
  • Get the Polaroid PL100 micro drone with camera for $79.99, plus members get $20 back in points
  • Save $250 on a Samsung 55″ class LED Smart 1080p HDTV priced at $449.99; reg. priced at $699.99
  • Get 50% off Dickies boots, assorted styles; reg. priced at $80
  • Online only – members can us the promo code: CYBER to get an extra 25% off items in clothing, footwear and fine jewelry and an extra 10% off on featured trees, home fashions and housewares

As an added bonus, get a pair of 1/10 ct. Sterling Silver Diamond Stud Earrings for only $19.99 with any storewide purchase of $19.99 or more in-store or on sears.com; reg. priced at $99.99.

Sears offers free standard shipping on qualifying orders of $49, and Shop Your Way Max members get two-day free shipping on qualifying online orders. Online shoppers can bypass shipping altogether by choosing Free Store Pickup then visiting their local Sears where the order is ready in five minutes or less, guaranteed. Sears also offers free shipping on orders placed while in-store using the Sears app (when location services are enabled).

Shoppers can download the Sears app at Sears.com/mobile and discover more @Sears.com. Join the holiday conversation on social media using #ElfTested.

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

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Sears to kick off Cyber Monday from Sunday, Nov. 27 at 12:01 a.m. through Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m.
Sears to kick off Cyber Monday from Sunday, Nov. 27 at 12:01 a.m. through Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m.

 

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears launches “Elf Tested. Santa Approved.” campaign for the holiday shopping season

Hundreds of doorbusters online, in-store, including 100 percent back in Shop Your Way points on Black Friday ad cover deals

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears has kicked off the holiday shopping season with “Elf Tested. Santa Approved.” – an in-store and online campaign that embraces the fun and magic of the season, while featuring unique savings opportunities, including an unprecedented Thanksgiving/Black Friday offer: 100 percent back in Shop Your Way points on all doorbusters found on the front and back covers of its Black Friday ad – up to $50 in points per member.

Sears stores will open on Thurs., Nov. 24 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Some stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. All stores will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 25.* For local store hours, shoppers can visit Sears.com/stores.

 

All doorbusters will be available online at sears.com all-day on Thanksgiving, and in-store and online until 1 p.m. on Black Friday, while supplies last. Shoppers can preview Sears’ highly anticipated Black Friday ad on the Sears app (downloadable at sears.com/mobile), and online at sears.com. Top doorbuster deals include:

  • Get the Kenmore 4,5 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer and the Kenmore 7.3 cu. ft. Dryer w/ Sensor Dry for $424.99 each when you buy the pair; reg. priced at $939.99 each
  • Save 54% on the Kenmore 4.2 cu. ft. Freestanding Gas Range w/ Broil & Serve now priced at $389.99; reg. priced $849.99
  • Save 50% on the Craftsman 270-pc Mechanic’s Tool Set now priced at $149.99; reg. priced at $299.99
  • Save $300 on the Craftsman 22-in Dual Stage Snow Thrower at $399.99; reg. priced at $699.99
  • Save $900 off your choice of the NordicTrack C 950i Treadmill now priced at $599.99; reg. priced at $1,499.99 or $1,000 off the NordicTrack Elite 10.9 Elliptical now priced at $599.99; reg. priced at $1,599.99
  • All DieHard® industrial boots on sale for $49.99; reg. priced at $105-$110
  • Save with sale-priced $9.99 Roebuck & Co. jeans for men and boys and Bongo juniors; reg. priced at $24-$39
  • Save with sale-priced $6.99 Joe Boxer sleep pants for him and her; reg. priced at $24-$30
  • Get women’s fashion booties and puffer boots for $14.99; reg. priced at $39.99
  • Save $100 on the KitchenAid 5-qt. Stand Mixer with Bowl Lift; reg. priced $299.99
  • All gold jewelry 80% off PLUS an extra 20% off

Convenient and Rewarding Shopping
Sears will offer more shopping conveniences than ever to help members find the perfect holiday gifts and earn rewards both in-store and on-the-go all season long.

  • Free Personal Shoppers– A perk of Shop Your Way membership, personal shoppers make custom gift recommendations based on a member’s style and preferences. There’s even a personal shopper app that allows members to connect on the go. For a limited time, members get a coupon for $5 in points to use on their next qualifying purchase of $25 or more when they sign up for a personal shopper at syw.co/PersonalShopper.
  • More Rewards – Now through Dec. 24, Sears credit card holders receive 10 percent back in points on each qualifying purchase with their Sears card, reward points expire Jan. 28, 2017 (valid opt-in email required). Sears will announce more savings events and exclusive shopping opportunities for its Shop Your Way members later in the season.
  • Sears Mobile App–The Sears app lets members quickly find the right products and compare features, prices and user reviews; find deals, get eCoupons, and make the most of Shop Your Way points; make purchases, track orders, manage layaway, and access free shopping conveniences like Free Store Pickup, In-Vehicle Pickup and free in-store shipping. Back this year is the popular Wheel of Fortune® Holiday Puzzler game – exclusively available now on the Sears app. Sears is giving away $1,000 in Sears gift cards to game winners daily through Dec. 9.
  • In-Vehicle Pickup, Return and Exchange in Five– A busy holiday shopper’s best friend – using the Sears app members can pick up, return or exchange their online purchases for free – guaranteed in five minutes or less – without ever leaving their vehicle.
  • Anyone, Anywhere Pickup– Purchase gifts online and have friends or family pick them up at a local Sears or Kmart in a different city, for free.
  • Free Shipping – Sears offers free shipping on any order $35 or more, and Shop Your Way Max members get two-day free shipping on qualifying online orders. Online shoppers can bypass shipping altogether by choosing Free Store Pickup then visiting their local Sears where the order is ready in five minutes or less, guaranteed. Sears also offers free shipping on orders placed while in-store (when location services are enabled).
  • Expanded Free Store Pickup– An online and in-store collaboration that enables members to pick up sears.com or kmart.com orders at any of each other’s stores – more than 1,700 locations nationwide.
  • Meet With An Expert – Members shopping for home appliances, mattresses and lawn and garden equipment can seamlessly take their online research in store to get expertise from a knowledgeable associate. If still undecided, the associate will email a shopping recap that shows detailed information they discussed with the member in-store so they can pick up where they left off at their convenience later online.
  • 2016 Online Holiday Gift Guide – Shoppers can easily find the perfect gift for everyone on their list with a revamped holiday gift guide at Sears.com/gifts, featuring handpicked gift favorites across multiple product categories and price points.

Sears’ “Elf Tested. Santa Approved.” campaign has also come to life via a humorous digital video content series launching today called ElfTV. The series will feature more than two dozen lighthearted, whimsical and irreverent ad shorts centered around Santa’s helpers, revealing just what those elves are up to when they’re not busy in Santa’s workshop. Subscribe to Sears’ YouTube page at youtube.com/Sears to view them all and join the holiday conversation on social media using #ElfTested.

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.

*Stores in Maine, R.I., Mass. and certain other stores open midnight 11/25/16 or later.

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 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

 

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears MasterCard holders to earn more points thru Shop Your Way program

NEW YORK and HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Oct-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starting November 1st, more than five million current Sears MasterCard holders whose cards are linked to the Shop Your Way program will earn more Shop Your Way points at many of their favorite places. The Sears MasterCard is powered by Citi Retail Services, one of the country’s largest and most experienced private label and cobrand credit card issuers.

These Sears MasterCard holders will automatically earn more Shop Your Way points on a complimentary basis through December 31, 2017, including:

  • 5% back in points on eligible purchases made at gas stations;
  • 3% back in points on eligible purchases at grocery stores and restaurants
    [5% and 3% back on the first $10,000 of combined eligible purchases made on gas, groceries and restaurants and 1% thereafter];
  • 2% back in points on eligible purchases made at Sears and Kmart; and
  • 1% back in points on all other eligible purchases.

Points can easily be redeemed on purchases ranging from everyday household consumables to larger items such as kitchen appliances sold by Sears and Kmart in store or online and on ShopYourWay.com. There is no minimum redemption threshold and no need for certificates or gift cards – members can see their points online or on their Shop Your Way app and instantly redeem them towards their purchases in store or online. Points earned with the card are also combinable with other Shop Your Way point offers through Shop Your Way partners such as Uber, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Pure Talk, Groupon, Avis Budget Group and more. Visit shopyourway.com/partners to view current partner offers.

“We are pleased to partner with Sears Holdings to bring this innovative new Shop Your Way offer through the Sears MasterCard to market,” said Bill Johnson, Citi Retail Services’ Chief Executive Officer. “This offer delivers the highest value on those categories that are most important to consumers and provides cardholders with the opportunity to earn considerably more Shop Your Way points in more places.”

“By deepening our longstanding relationship with Citi through this important partnership, it enables us to deliver a best-in-class offer that rewards Shop Your Way members for activity in their daily lives,” said Edward S. Lampert, Chairman & CEO of Sears Holdings. “We are focused on making the card a core element of the Shop Your Way member offering as it supports the program’s generous rewards, partnerships and experiences. Enhancing Shop Your Way benefits for Sears MasterCard holders is the latest step in the evolution of the Shop Your Way program and is another example of how we are transforming Sears Holdings to focus on serving our members in a wide variety of ways.”

In addition to the enhanced Shop Your Way rewards benefits, the Sears MasterCard also provides a broad range of built-in, comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Special financing offers at Sears and Kmart;
  • Exclusive cardholder savings events;
  • EMV technology;
  • Online account access; and
  • Zero liability on unauthorized purchases.

The more than 5 million Sears MasterCard holders will automatically receive the new 5-3-2-1 Shop Your Way offer on a complimentary basis starting November 1st, 2016, through December 31, 2017. Newly designed Shop Your Way branded cards will be issued to members starting March 2017.

The new offer will also be made available to existing Shop Your Way members and new members early next year. Those who are interested in the 5-3-2-1 offer can visit www.shopyourway.com/cardto request an application.

About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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.

About Shop Your Way
Shop Your Way®, a business unit of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD), 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.

It’s free and easy to become a Shop Your Way member and begin enjoying benefits immediately when you visit shopyourway.com. Download the free Shop Your Way app on iTunes or Google Play.

Media Contacts:
Deirdre Leahy
Citi
212.559.3296
deirdre.leahy@citi.com

Howard Riefs
Sears Holdings
847.286.7562
howard.riefs@searshc.com

SOURCE: Sears Holdings Corporation

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 brings back trusted paint brands to its stores

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — With home improvement projects on the rise due to a strong housing market1, Sears is bringing paint back to its stores with offerings for every use and every price point – providing convenience to its members, and making it the one-stop-shop for weekend warriors. The retailer is bringing trusted brands to the paint aisles – including Craftsman, Weatherbeater and Easy Living.

Paint offerings will be available in Sears home improvement sections, along with paint accessories, including everything needed to get the job done. Sears is dedicated to having a trained sales team in all paint stores to assist customers in finding the best product for their project.

Sears will be reintroducing paint in 23 stores across the country before rolling the offering out to all of its retail locations. Test markets include: Albany, N.Y., Glen Burnie, Md., Oak Brook, Ill., Aurora, Ill.,Des Moines, Iowa, Westland, Mich., Sterling Heights, Mich., Novi, Mich., Livonia, Mich., Saginaw, Mich., Flint, Mich., Muncie, Ind., Altoona, Pa., Lansing, Mich., Louisville, Ky., Whitehall, Pa.,Wilmington, Del., Moorestown, N.J., Pittsburgh, Pa., Greensburg, Pa., Waldorf, Md., St. Clairsville, Ohio., Niles, Ohio.

“After stepping away from the paint business in 2012, we are seeing the demand from our customers to bring it back. With updated paint mixing technology, and by enlisting dedicated and trained associates, we are confident the time is right to re-enter the category and fill a need for our members,” said Dean Schwartz, vice president of Tools, Lawn and Garden at Sears.

“This is an exciting moment as the Craftsman brand is entering the paint category for the first time. Earlier this year, our other flagship brands Kenmore and DieHard entered new categories with TVs and tires, respectively. The addition of paint as a Craftsman category is a testament to the strength of these brands as they continue to play a role in the fabric of the American lifestyle,” said Tom Park, president of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands.

Craftsman:

  • The Craftsman brand has been a trusted name in tools for nearly 90 years, and is now expanding its product offering by entering the paint category. Featuring canned enamels and rust preventative aerosols, Craftsman paint is perfect for use directly on metal, porches, garage floors, etc.
  • Price range: $5.99 – $32.99

Weatherbeater:

  • An exterior paint brand featuring fade, mold and mildew resistant properties, Weatherbeater is a trusted brand with a strong following of loyalists at Sears. Offered in more than 1,200 colors, it’s intended for use on front doors, siding, trim and shutters.
  • Price range: $13.99 – $33.99

Easy Living:

  • Intended for interior application, Easy Living paint comes in over 1,200 colors, and offers one coat coverage for quick and easy paint jobs. Perfect for busy households, Easy Living is washable, mold and mildew resistant, and offers ultra-cover stain blocker.
  • Price range: $2.49 – $28.99

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.

About the Craftsman Brand
The Craftsman brand is America’s most trusted tool brand. For more than 88 years, the Craftsman brand has developed innovative tools and products, earning a reputation for unsurpassed quality and durability, trusted for generations. The Craftsman brand offers a full range of hand and power tools that meet the needs of the DIY user to the demanding professional. In addition, the Craftsman brand also offers lawn and garden products and tool storage. The Craftsman brand also has a free membership program called Craftsman Club® which gives tool enthusiasts access to exclusive deals, members-only projects, expert tips and news on the latest tool innovations from the brand. Craftsman Club is part of the Shop Your Way® network, so points can be redeemed for purchases at Sears and Kmart and online at www.Craftsman.com. For more information, visit www.CraftsmanClub.com.

1 Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), July 21, 2016

Contact:

Larry Costello
PR Director
847-286-9036
Larry.Costello@searshc.com

Patrick Roach
Zeno Group
312-396-4396
Patrick.Roach@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears launches a unique shop-in-shop experience featuring popular international fashion brands, “Showcase at Sears”

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Aug-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears has taken a bold step toward elevating its apparel offerings with the planned launch of “Showcase at Sears,” a unique shop-in-shop experience that gives members and customers an exclusive opportunity to shop more than 10 of Europe and Latin America’s hottest international apparel brands – most available for the first time in the United States.

“We are creating an experience for our members unlike anything in the U.S. retail industry – a fashion-forward, shop-in-shop apparel collection featuring established and popular international fashion brands,” said David Pastrana, president of apparel, Sears Holdings. “Showcase at Sears gives our members access to fresh international trends, styles and fashions at an affordable price – and only found at Sears.”Initially launching in five New York-area stores this fall, the Showcase will feature men’s and women’s apparel, women’s shoes, intimates and handbags, and children’s apparel. Sears is building a 10,000 to 15,000 square-foot boutique within the existing apparel footprint of each store that will be staffed by dedicated associates. Apparel styles will range from fast fashion and fitness to contemporary sportswear and professional looks, with prices ranging from $10 to $175.

“These curated collections are a perfect complement to our existing apparel assortment and offer exposure to brands you’d otherwise have to travel internationally to try on,” said Joelle Maher, president and chief member officer for Sears. “Not only will our members love the fashion and selection, they’ll love the unique space we’re building out in each store. It will be inviting, high energy, and staffed with knowledgeable associates dedicated to serving members who shop the Showcase.”

Showcase at Sears will launch with these major international brands, each of which will feature the same core product they sell in Europe and elsewhere:

Brand Country of Origin Category
•         Biography United Kingdom/Mexico Women’s lifestyle
•         Fiorentina Mexico Women’s intimates
•         Hawes & Curtis United Kingdom Men’s apparel
•         Ilusión Mexico Women’s intimates
•        Jack & Jones Denmark Men’s apparel
•         LMENTAL Mexico Men’s apparel
•         Mango Spain Women’s lifestyle
•         MaryPaz Spain Women’s shoes
•         Punt Roma Spain Women’s lifestyle, including plus-size
•         3 Pommes France Children’s apparel
•         Zatchels United Kingdom Handbags

To help create Showcase at Sears, Sears teamed with SGN Group, the market leader for established European fashion, cosmetic and jewelry brands that look to establish a U.S. presence.

“These brands, each so successful internationally, were eager to launch in America and the Showcase at Sears is the perfect platform for them to do so,” said Sever Garcia, founder of SGN Group. “Sears is a trusted brand, woven into the fabric of American retail. When you combine the unique shopping experience they’re building, the exclusive access to an incredible mix of fashion all in one location, at very affordable prices, it’s a win-win-win for the participating brands, Sears and its members.”

Showcase at Sears will open inside Sears locations in:

  • Cross County Shopping Center (Yonkers, N.Y.)
  • The Galleria at White Plains (White Plains, N.Y.)
  • Green Acres Mall (Valley Stream, N.Y.)
  • Newport Centre Mall (Jersey City, N.J.)
  • Woodbridge Center (Woodbridge, N.J.)

Shop Your Way members will be able to both earn and redeem points on purchases of Showcase brands. For the latest fashionable clothing options from Sears, visit sears.com/apparel.

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.

About SGN Group
SGN Group is the market leader for established European fashion, cosmetics and jewelry brands looking to enhance their U.S. presence. The group has also become the “go-to” firm for top American companies looking to expand their business in Europe. Based in New York City, the firm manages all business requirements for brands with great market potential. With extensive industry knowledge and experience, SGN Group offers an established launch pad for designers, companies and institutions for both North America and Europe.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brian Hanover
Sears Holdings
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 launches a unique shop-in-shop experience featuring popular international fashion brands, "Showcase at Sears"
Sears launches a unique shop-in-shop experience featuring popular international fashion brands, “Showcase at Sears”

 

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears starts the back-to-school season with two new private label apparel lines and a new “The Secret Life of Pets” app game

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Sears has kicked off the back-to-school season with two new private label apparel lines, a new interactive in-store Sears app experience and shopping conveniences that make shopping easier, more fun with less time taken away from the last few days of summer.

With fresh, updated jeans perennially high on back-to-school shopping lists, Sears was inspired to expand its popular Roebuck & Co. line to boys and girls. Previously only available for men, the new Roebuck & Co. line includes denim, plus khaki cargo pants, long-sleeve tops and hoodies for boys, and leggings, tops and jackets for girls. Sears also introduced R1893 – a diverse women’s denim collection that features six fits and 52 washes.

“Back to school style is about having the confidence and swag to rock a logo-less tee and unbranded jacket. It’s being on trend and owning your style by making it yours. And you can seriously do that at Sears,” said Joelle Maher, president and chief member officer for Sears. “The new apparel lines will remind our members that denim is not only our heritage, it’s our passion. We believe in expertly constructed fits, rich vintage washes and serious attention to detail.”

  • R1893– With a name calling back to when the Sears Roebuck name first appeared, this new women’s collection takes denim to a new level. The collection features six fits – hi-rise jeggings, girlfriend, boot, skinny, jegging, and skinny flare – with higher cotton content and fits with varying stretch, making the jeans feel buttery, yet durable, and holding in the right places. Sizes are 2-18 and range in price from $39-$49.
  • Roebuck & Co.– This brand plays to Sears’ heritage and focuses on quality and value. The boys line has a classic collegiate feel, with tints of color and dry processing to give it a vintage look. The line comes in two fits – straight and slim straight, each in four washes – three denim washes and black. The girls line conveys a bohemian, free-spirited attitude and features three fits – jegging, legging jean, and boot cut, with stretch in each. The jegging comes in six washes, including black, grey, and two fashion colors (pink and turquoise); legging jeans have an elastic waistband and come in four washes/colors; and boot cut comes in two indigo washes. Denim sizes are 7-16 for girls and 8-20 for boys, with plus and husky sizing available, ranging in price from $24-$32.

Find Max and Win at Sears
Catching the wave of engaging, real-world app play, Sears teamed with the makers of the summer blockbuster “The Secret Life of Pets,” bringing the characters to the Sears app for a fun interactive game. To play the “Find Max” game, users launch the Sears app in-store then search for clues marked with a QR code. When all three QR codes are scanned, Max’s secret location is revealed, unlocking opportunities to enter sweepstakes, earn instant Shop Your Way points and more. Text “FINDMAX” to 73277 to download or update the Sears app.

Tying together Sears’ “Seriously Sears” back to school campaign is a series of digital videos that showcase Sears exciting new fashion looks for girls, boys and teens. Two spots viewable on Sears’ YouTube channel include “Chat” and “Soccer Moments.”

Offering More Deals on the Most-Wanted Back-to-School Gear
The National Retail Federation announced that frugality is top-of-mind with back-to-school shoppers this year, with 30 percent saying they will shop sales, 28 percent using more coupons, 25 percent using circulars to seek out deals, and 28 percent buying more store brands*. Sears offers many ways for members to save for back-to-school, including weekly advertised deals on sears.com/localad, via personalized digital coupons easily loaded using the Sears app, and special pricing and offers for Shop Your Way members.

Back-to-school specials and deals include:

Sears offers several conveniences to take the fuss out of shopping as parents prepare to get kids back in the groove. Personal Shopper from Shop Your Way allows members to get free personal shopping advice from experts across a broad range of product categories. Sears’ In-Vehicle Pickup service allows parents to shop online or via their mobile phone anytime and have their items brought to their car when they arrive at the store to pick them up in five minutes guaranteed. Looking for a different color or size of an item that’s not in-store? As an added convenience, Sears app users get free shipping on orders placed while in-store (when location services are enabled).

To see Sears’ best back-to-school deals, visit Sears.com/backtoschool and join the conversation at #SeriouslySears.

*Source: NRF 2016 Back-to-School Survey

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
Sears Holdings
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 starts the back-to-school season with two new private label apparel lines and a new "The Secret Life of Pets" app game
Sears starts the back-to-school season with two new private label apparel lines and a new “The Secret Life of Pets” app game

 

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® and the Craftsman® brand announce the return of Craftsman tools as title sponsor of the World of Outlaws®

Sears® and Craftsman® Brand Sign Three-Year Agreement That Renames the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears® and the Craftsman® brand, America’s most trusted tool brand, announced today the return of Craftsman tools as a major presence in motorsports, becoming the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws®.

The three-year agreement, which begins immediately, renames the two premier series in dirt track racing to the “World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series” and “World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.” This is the first time the two top series in grassroots motorsports have shared a title sponsor.

“The Craftsman brand has been trusted for generations by those who take pride in working on their car,” said Tom Park, president of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands at Sears Holdings. “Our Craftsman Club members are passionate about building, improving and even racing their own cars. That’s why we’re excited for the Craftsman brand and Sears to team up with the World of Outlaws, which has over one million fans who are working on their cars every week and reaches tens of thousands of racers who are competing at dirt tracks across the country. These individuals exemplify what it means to be a craftsman and we are honored to be part of their lives as the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws.”

“Sears offers a true one stop shop for World of Outlaws racers, fans and auto enthusiasts all over the country to unleash the potential of their own cars,” said Dean Schwartz, vice president of tools, lawn and garden at Sears Holdings. “That’s because Sears offers an unsurpassed selection of accessible, quality mechanics tools and storage, and the Craftsman brand delivers innovative products like our new Extreme Grip Series of hand tools. With their know-how and Craftsman tools, local racers may even compete against the best dirt track drivers in the country when the World of Outlaws comes to town. Craftsman hand tools at Sears are guaranteed to perform with our full lifetime warranty on hand tools or we’ll replace them.”

Through its relationship with the World of Outlaws, the Craftsman brand will celebrate the 25thAnniversary of the Craftsman Club by giving its members the chance to earn free tickets to series events, as well as Craftsman gear and other great prizes.

The relationship with the Craftsman brand is a first-of-its-kind arrangement for the World of Outlaws. The deal is one of the largest agreements in grassroots racing and connects the Craftsman brand with both sprint car and late model fans at nearly 140 events across the United States and Canada.

“We are beyond excited to begin 2016 with an incredible partner like the Craftsman brand,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “For 87 years, the Craftsman brand has built a reputation as solid as the products it sells. To bring together the Craftsman brand and the World of Outlaws is a phenomenal opportunity. We look forward to showcasing the Craftsman brand and tools to our dedicated fans all across the country.”

Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series enters 2016 with one of the busiest schedules ever which kicks off during DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park inBarberville, Fla. The series will travel coast-to-coast to more than 90 events. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competes nearly 50 times at 30 different venues including the season opener at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga.

“The World of Outlaws is one of the most recognizable and enduring brands in all of motorsports with a fan base that is unsurpassed in their dedication,” said World of Outlaws Chief Marketing Officer Ben Geisler. “Every year, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series deliver edge-of-your-seat racing to every corner of the country. It is a natural fit to bring together one of the largest concentrations of DIY’ers in all of sports, with America’s most trusted tool brand. The Craftsman brand makes a statement and we are thrilled they have chosen the World of Outlaws as the platform for their return to motorsports.”

To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com. Follow the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws and on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, #WoOCraftSCS. Follow the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/worldofoutlawslatemodelseries and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WoOLateModels, #WoOCraftLMS.

To learn more about Craftsman, visit http://www.Craftsman.com. Follow Craftsman on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/Craftsman, on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/Craftsman and on Instagram at http://www.Instagram.com/Craftsman.

About Craftsman
The Craftsman brand is America’s most trusted tool brand. For 87 years, the Craftsman brand has developed innovative tools and products, earning a reputation for unsurpassed quality and durability, trusted for generations. The Craftsman brand offers a full range of hand and power tools that meet the needs of the DIY user to the demanding professional. In addition, the Craftsman brand also offers lawn and garden products and tool storage. The Craftsman brand also has a free membership program called Craftsman Club which gives tool enthusiasts access to exclusive deals, members-only projects, expert tips and news on the latest tool innovations from the brand. Craftsman Club® is part of the Shop Your Way® network, so points can be redeemed for purchases at Sears and Kmart and online at Craftsman.com. For more information, visit www.CraftsmanClub.com.

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.

About World of Outlaws
Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, N.C., is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws® Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series(SM). Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision.com® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws® events over the Internet to fans around the world. To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit WorldofOutlaws.com.

Media Contacts:
Larry Costello
Sears Holdings / Craftsman
(847) 286-9036
Larry.Costello@searshc.com

Aaron Fiedler
World of Outlaws
(704) 707-0229
afiedler@dirtcar.com

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation

 

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Sears refreshed its mobile app with new features

Retailer further expands on its suite of in-store and mobile shopping conveniences

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season is expected to be the most connected ever and Sears has refreshed its mobile app with new features, making it even easier for shoppers to fill their sleighs with gifts this holiday season.

“In 2015 we’ve seen more than a third of our online traffic come from a mobile phone – a 46 percent increase from last year,” said Leena Munjal, senior vice president, Customer Experience & Integrated Retail, Sears Holdings. “Mobile devices are so much a part of our members’ lives and they’re not only researching and sharing, they’re also buying. So it’s more important than ever to have a robust, simple-to-use shopping app with features and services that no other major retailer offers.”

In addition to the app update, Sears recently lowered the minimum purchase threshold for free shipping on qualifying orders to just $35 (was $49).

For a limited time, as a special reward for Shop Your Way members who refresh the app or for new members who download it, Sears is offering $5 in points on your next purchase of $15 or more. Key features of the refreshed Sears mobile app include:

  1. Free In-Store Shipping – Looking for a different color of an item that’s not in-store? Simply open the Sears mobile app, find the item you want and get free shipping on orders placed while in-store (when location services are enabled).
  2. In-Vehicle Pickup, Return & Exchange in Five, Guaranteed – The fastest, most convenient way to get Sears.com purchases is via In-Vehicle Pickup. The service lets members pick up, return or exchange their online purchases for free at any Sears store – guaranteed in five minutes or less – without ever leaving their vehicle.
  3. Complete Layaway Management – Shoppers can initiate a new layaway contract and make all payments via the Sears app. In-store, shoppers can now simply scan products directly from the app.
  4. Exclusive Wheel of Fortune® Game – In a retailing first, play the Wheel of Fortune® Holiday Puzzler directly on the Sears app for a chance to win. Sears is giving away $1,000 in Sears gift cards to game winners every day through December 11.
  5. eCoupons – The simplest way to find, load and redeem coupons. Members get exclusive, personalized online and in-store discounts – no clipping necessary.

This major refresh enhances the app’s existing shopping conveniences, including the ability to quickly find the right products and compare features, prices and user reviews; find deals, make the most of Shop Your Way points; make purchases, and track orders.

How to Activate Free Shipping In-Store on the Sears Mobile App

  1. With location services enabled, open the Sears mobile app while in-store. The app will automatically recognize you are inside a Sears store.
  2. Search for the products you’re looking for and add items to your cart.
  3. Check out to receive free shipping on all products added to your cart while in-store.

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

 

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Sears refreshed its mobile app with new features

Sears kicks off its Cyber Monday event early – starting Sunday, Nov. 29

Retailer also lowers free shipping threshold for online orders to $35

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shoppers will find another major savings opportunity to fill their sleighs at Sears this holiday season as the retailer kicks off its Cyber Monday event early – starting Sunday, Nov. 29 at 12 a.m., running through Monday, Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m.Daily “Cyber Busters” will continue through the week online at Sears.com/cyber, ending Dec. 5 and will feature deals on appliances, apparel, tools, jewelry, consumer electronics, footwear, fitness equipment and more.

For added convenience this holiday season, Sears also announced it lowered the minimum purchase threshold for free shipping on qualifying online orders to just $35 (was $49).

“Sears goes further on Cyber Monday by combining great deals plus a suite of free services,” said Leena Munjal, senior vice president, Customer Experience & Integrated Retail, Sears Holdings. “So whether you’re browsing Sears.com, using the Sears mobile app, visiting our stores or, like many of our members, a mix of experiences, we’ve made holiday gift shopping easier than ever.”

Highlights of Sears’ Cyber Monday deals include:

Sears began revolutionizing online shopping when it introduced Buy Online, Pickup In-Store 14 years ago and has steadily innovated to create convenient, time-saving services that integrate online shopping and physical stores. Free services particularly useful during the busy holiday season include:

  • In-Vehicle Pickup, Return and Exchange in Five – guaranteed to have online orders ready in five minutes or less, or receive a $5 coupon
  • Reserve It – Reserve apparel items online, and have them hand-picked and awaiting to try on at the store
  • Anyone, Anywhere Pickup – Purchase gifts online and have family or friend pick them up at a local Sears or Kmart in a different city
  • Meet With An Expert – Seamlessly move online home appliance research to the store and get expertise from a knowledgeable home appliance associate

Key to many of these services is the Sears mobile app which also lets shoppers find the right products quickly and compare features, prices and user reviews; find deals, get eCoupons, and make the most of their Shop Your Way points; make purchases, track orders, and manage their layaway contracts.

Shoppers can download the Sears app at Sears.com/mobile and discover more @Sears.com. Join the holiday conversation on Twitter and Facebook using #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 throughshopyourway.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

 

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Sears kicks off its Cyber Monday event early - starting Sunday, Nov. 29

Sears kicks off its Cyber Monday event early – starting Sunday, Nov. 29

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 launches new website at SearsHomeServices.com that improves how members care for their homes

New SearsHomeServices.com Provides Average Cost, Time Needed to Repair and DIY Quick Fixes

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-11-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Most major appliances can last 10-15 years or more. But when a washer conks out on laundry day or the refrigerator has lost its cool, it might cause you to lose your cool, too. How quickly can you get help, how much will the repair cost and how long will it take?

“You don’t have to go it alone,” said Sean Skelley, president, Sears Home Services. “We are the house experts for homeowners, and our new website connects homeowners to repair or improvement experts quickly. So whether it’s one of our more than 6,000 technicians to fix a washer or a home improvement specialist to provide specifications for a new heating system or roof, SearsHomeServices.com has you covered.”

The new SearsHomeServices.com site features information that improves how members care for their homes, such as do-it-yourself quick fixes to common appliance issues, derived from analyzing decades’ of home and appliance repair data.

Site improvements and benefits include:

  • Mobile-friendly design – The new site automatically formats to fit any device, from laptop to smartphone, so customers can troubleshoot and schedule services from virtually anywhere – even while standing in front of their ailing appliance.
  • DIY quick fixes – Members can learn DIY solutions to common appliance issues and schedule an appointment for more complex problems, such as when your refrigerator is no longer running or your washing machine is making funny noises.
  • Regional statistics – Visitors to the site can view information such as the number of repairs completed, average cost, and length of repair time in their area so they can make informed decisions when scheduling services.
  • Online appointment scheduling – Homeowners can schedule an appointment online, add appointment details to their calendars, and receive text message confirmations. They’ll also receive updates prior to and on the day of their service appointment. When smaller appliances need repair, such as countertop microwaves, customers can conveniently locate Sears repair centers, and check their hours and location just by entering their zip code.
  • Info about local Sears technicians – With ratings, number of years’ experience and photos, members can get to know their experts.
  • Verified customer reviews – Before booking appointments, customers can read thousands of reviews from other customers about their experiences with Sears Home Services.

“As a leader in the home services industry, Sears Home Services is enhancing our website after listening to feedback from our members,” said Skelley. “The new Sears Home Services website makes it easier for customers to understand what issues may exist with their home and schedule an appointment.”

On the site, visitors can schedule appliance repairs for more than 180 brands and schedule consultations for home improvement projects – from kitchen remodeling to roofing to heating and cooling.

Earlier this year, Sears Home Services opened a technology office in Seattle to spearhead technological innovations fueled by Sears’ extensive history of home and appliance repair data. Sears will continue to update the website in the coming months, adding more features and home service categories to meet its members’ needs.

Offering a complete solution for homeowners, Sears helps members purchase, service and replace their appliances, as well as manage and maintain their homes and a variety of products within their homes, from fitness equipment to lawn mowers and snow blowers. Sears has the largest fleet of services technicians in neighborhoods throughout the U.S., and sells the top 10 appliance brands, including Kenmore.

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. 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. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

Media Contact:
Larry Costello
Sears Holdings Corp.
(847) 286-9036
Larry.Costello@searshc.com

John Arango
Zeno Group
(312) 396-9750
John.Arango@zenogroup.com

SOURCE Sears Holdings

Sears improves home appliance shopping experience by connecting online shoppers with knowledgeable associates in store

New service offers personalized in-store consultative appointments

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-10-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears, a leading integrated retailer, has introduced “Meet With An Expert” – a free and first-of-its-kind service that improves the home appliance shopping experience by connecting online shoppers with knowledgeable associates in store. The new service is available for home appliance products in Sears stores nationwide.

Sears, which carries all top 10 appliance brands and has been home of Kenmore branded products for more than 100 years, understands how customers shop for appliances – the majority of whom research online prior to purchasing in store.

“Choosing an appliance is a big decision, involving many options,” said Leena Munjal, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Integrated Retail, Sears Holdings. “Meet With An Expert gives our members a personalized experience that builds on the research they’ve already done online. Our knowledgeable associate will know the appliances our member is interested in and offer advice specific to their needs.”

How it works:

  1. The member visits Sears.com, finds the appliances they’re interested in and clicks the “Meet with an expert in our store” link. The member selects their store, provides basic contact information, and a preferred appointment day – the request can be in the morning, afternoon or evening in a five-day timeframe.
  2. A Sears appliance expert (a knowledgeable Sears home appliance associate) from their local store calls the member back to set up the specific visit time. If the member has a schedule change, the representative will help them reschedule.
  3. On the appointed day, the member arrives at the selected store and goes to the marked Meet With An Expert spot in the home appliances department where their assigned appliance expert will be ready to help them compare models, answer their questions, and highlight product features.

Since launching buy online, pickup in-store 14 years ago, Sears has introduced a series of services that connect the online and in-store shopping experience. The new Meet With An Expert service joins a growing list of Sears’ convenient and time-saving integrated retail options created by Sears’ iRLabs team, including:

  • In-Vehicle Pickup, Return and Exchange in Five – a game-changer and retail industry first on this scale. Using the Sears or Shop Your Way mobile app members can pick up, return or exchange their purchases for free – guaranteed in five minutes or less – without ever leaving their vehicle.
  • Expanded Free Store Pickup – an online/in-store collaboration that allows members to pick up Sears.com or Kmart.com orders at any of each other’s stores – more than 2,000 locations total nationwide.
  • Shopping Recaps – in consultative departments like appliances, members can request an email that recaps information they discussed with a Sears associate in store and includes model numbers and other details. The member can pick up where they left off at their convenience later online.
  • Reserve It – a timesaving service that allows members to reserve apparel items online for them to quickly try on in store.

Meet With An Expert is currently available for the home appliance categories including refrigerators, washers and dryers, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, vacuums, small kitchen appliances and more, from top brands like Kenmore. To learn more about Meet With An Expert, visitsears.com/expertadvice or view the informational video at https://youtu.be/sCvgE3cPHTA. Meet With An Expert is available in all stores with the exception of Hometown, Outlet and Puerto Ricolocations.

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. 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 John Arango
Sears PR Zeno Group for Sears
847-286-6080 312-396-9750
Brian.Hanover@searshc.com John.Arango@zenogroup.com

SOURCE Sears