Sears Stores Roll Out Inventories of Snow Throwers, Tractor Plows and Portable Generators as Winter Storm Nemo Blows into the

Sears Stores Roll Out Inventories of Snow Throwers, Tractor Plows and Portable
           Generators as Winter Storm Nemo Blows into the Northeast

PR Newswire

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 7, 2013

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Winter Storm Nemo
approaches areas of the Northeastern United States, hundreds of Sears stores
from Philadelphia to Portland, Maine, are preparing for a rush in demand of
snow throwers and plows to clear off driveways, sidewalks and roads. Two
storm systems will merge to form the Nor'easter and residents can expect
snowfall at the rate of two inches an hour, winds at up to 50 miles an hour
and temperatures dipping below freezing, according to the National Weather
Service. Sears advises residents to clear snow off their driveways and
sidewalks after every few inches as snow can become very heavy, turn to ice
and stick to cold surfaces during blizzard conditions.

Sears sells more snow throwers than any other retailer in America, with almost
25 percent of the total units sold, according to Stevenson Traqline data.
Historically, the largest selling region of the country is the Northeast with
almost 40 percent of units sold. This is followed by the Midwest at 28 percent
and the Northwest at 20 percent.

Sears online snow blower finder is a valuable resource for customers to
identify the type of snow blower they require based on the driveway size,
surface, type of snow and amount of snow. In order to expedite the
preparations, customers are reminded that all Sears stores offer Buy Online
Pick Up in Store through its website and mobile apps. In addition, items
purchased online at Sears.com for in-store pick-up, will carry the Sears
"Ready in 5" guarantee for SHOP YOUR WAY(SM) REWARDS Members. Members can
order their snow storm essentials and pick them up from their local Sears
store in five minutes or less after they scan their purchase receipt in the
Pick Up areas.Ready in 5 is a feature of SHOP YOUR WAY, the Member-based
program of Sears Holdings. 

Sears also has a range of portable generators so that residents have the
emergency power they need to run refrigerators and freezers, simple cooking
appliances like microwaves and small electric ovens and lights. Basic
household necessities require anywhere from 5,000 to 7,500 watts. Therefore,
Sears recommends that when buying a generator, Members and customers secure a
unit large enough to deliver the power they need to remain comfortable and
closely follow directions for proper ventilation.

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 ShopYourWay.com. 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
www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings | |Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers.



MEDIA CONTACTS:
Larry Costello              Meghann Dowd
Sears Holdings              Zeno Group
847.286.9036                312-527-2SHC (2742)
Larry.Costello@searshc.com Meghann.Dowd@zenogroup.com

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation

Website: http://www.searsholdings.com
 
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