Sears® And Kmart® Connect Online And In-Store Experiences To Power A More Efficient Holiday Shopping Season

  Sears® And Kmart® Connect Online And In-Store Experiences To Power A More
                      Efficient Holiday Shopping Season

Free Shipping on orders of $49 or more paired with seamless online, mobile and
in-store integration makes season merry for holiday shoppers

PR Newswire

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 5, 2012

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sears and Kmart are
prepared to deliver the customized shopping and shipping experiences customers
are looking for this holiday season. A variety of capabilities are offered to
empower customers to shop for anything, anywhere, anytime, and allow them the
convenience of faster and more affordable on-time delivery. Additionally, SHOP
YOUR WAY REWARDS(SM) Members can receive additional benefits this holiday
season to make their shopping experience even more rewarding.

While convenience and peace of mind are among the many benefits of online
shopping according to a recent Sears Online Holiday Shopping Survey*, most
Internet shoppers list shipping costs as their primary frustration with online
gift buying. Knowing the importance that customers place on the cost of
shipping, Sears and Kmart offer free shipping on orders of $49 or more at,, and This holiday shoppers will find the
gifts they need without the stress of shipping costs from more than 50 million
items online at Additionally, both Sears and Kmart continue to
offer their popular "Buy Online, Pick-up In-Store" option, which allows
customers free same-day pick up at their local store and curbside pickup in
select Sears locations.

New this year, SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS ^ Members can upgrade their account to a
SHOP YOUR WAY MAX** membership for only $79 a year to enjoyunlimited FREE
2-Day Shipping on many Sears and Kmart mailable items as well as purchase
faster shipping upgrades for only 99 cents. Members also get unlimited FREE
standard shipping on millions of mailable Sears, Kmart and select Marketplace
items, and Double Points on qualifying purchases. Members can try out the MAX
service first with a no obligation 90-day FREE trial membership. Additionally,
this year Members with confirmed emails receive five percent back in points
when they use their Sears credit card. This offer is available through Feb. 2,
2013 at Sears and for an unlimited time at Kmart.

"Sears and Kmart are committed to helping Members and customers better manage
their lives and budgets, especially during the busy holiday season," said
Imran Jooma, senior vice president & president, Online, Marketing, Pricing &
Financial Services, Sears Holdings. "We offer a fully-integrated shopping
experience that seamlessly blends online, mobile and in-store shopping, with a
SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS program that delivers even more benefits. Our shopping
experience brings millions of products to shoppers' fingertips so they can
browse, compare and buy in a way that is most convenient for them. And then
have those products delivered either free or at a low cost."

The Sears and Kmart shopping experiences were designed to meet the needs of
today's online and in-store holiday shopper, as well as the growing number of
customers who prefer to do a little of both. The Sears Online Holiday Survey
further shows that almost nine out of 10 online shoppers admit they've become
more efficient because of the Internet and that shopping for presents is
effortless, rather than overwhelming.

However they shop, customers can take advantage of the following customized
shopping and shipping options this holiday:

  oFree Shipping: Shoppers can enjoy Free Shipping on orders of $49 or more
    at, and In addition, SHOP YOUR WAY MAX
    Members receive unlimited Free Shipping with no order minimums.
  oFaster Shipping: Faster delivery on thousands of items at, and
  oBuy Online, Pick Up In-Store: This service is available at and and features free same-day pick up at a local store and curbside
    pickup in select locations. Purchases made from or through any
    of its mobile offerings are backed by Sears' "Ready in 5 Guarantee," which
    promises customers that their confirmed pick up orders on select items
    will be ready within five minutes or they'll be rewarded with a $5 Sears
  oSame-Day Delivery: Holiday shoppers can also reap the benefits of same day
    delivery of top holiday gifts from toys and electronics to foods and
    fashionable slippers in 20 major markets powered by
  oLayaway Ship-to-Home: Beginning Nov. 7 all products purchased through
    online layaway at and are available for ship-to-home
    delivery. Kmart has removed layaway service fees through Nov. 21; Sears
    has eliminated layaway service fees through Dec. 3.

For more information, please visit,, and

*The Sears Online Holiday Shopping Survey was conducted between October 26th
and October 31st, 2012 among 1,015 nationally representative Americans ages 18
and over, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas are set to
ensure reliable and accurate representation of the entire U.S. population ages
18 and over.

** SHOP YOUR WAY MAX applies only to mailable items sold by Sears & Kmart and
select Marketplace products.

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,600
full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the
home 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 Sears Holdings is the leading
home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness
equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands
include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering,
including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection,
Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country
Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services,
with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually and
have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through
initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011
Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate
Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the
Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads.Sears Holdings Corporation
operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart
Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at Twitter: @searsholdings | |Facebook:

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