HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Even with the holidays just around the corner, more people are waiting until the last minute to take care of their holiday shopping - in fact, almost four in 10 Americans say they wait to do at least some of their shopping within a five-day window of the holidays*. This year, Sears and Kmart are making it easier and more rewarding for SHOP YOUR WAY Rewards Members and customers to buy and receive gifts they need in time and at a great value with a wide variety of in-store and online deals. Many SHOP YOUR WAY Rewards Members will also get a last minute special gift of up to $10 in points to use for shopping between Dec. 21 and Dec. 24.
"Sears's fully integrated shopping experience provides access to major deals and endless aisles in-store and online, allowing Members and customers the ability to find and receive the items they want, when they want them," said Imran Jooma, executive vice president and president of Marketing, Online, and Financial Services, Sears Holdings. "The most selected fulfillment choice for mobile shoppers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year was Sears's Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store feature, and we expect this trend to continue for last minute shopping. Sears and Kmart are unmatched by any other retailer when it comes to selection of products and convenience of shopping method."
Integrated shopping options help save customers time and create added conveniences by bringing the in-store, online and mobile shopping experiences together. For instance, shoppers can purchase gifts on their mobile device and pick up for free the very same day with the option to text upon arrival for curbside delivery in some locations. Sears's and Kmart's free SHOP YOUR WAY Rewards program enhances those conveniences with daily sweepstakes, personalized deals and other customized benefits. The program, which drives more than half of Sears's and Kmart's business can be accessed through ShopYourWay.com and the SHOP YOUR WAY mobile app, as well as Sears's and Kmart's online, mobile and in-store shopping channels.
Last minute shoppers can find blockbuster deals through all of Sears's and Kmart's integrated shopping channels with savings of up to 75 percent off on the stores' most popular brands and products. Today through Dec. 24, customers and members can find the following deals at their local store and online at Sears.com, Kmart.com and ShopYourWay.com:
Sears Last Minute Gift Deals**
-- Save $50 on the Archos 10.1" Android(TM) multi-touch tablet reg. $199.99, sale price $149.99
-- Louis XVI 8- drawer jewelry armoire sale price $179.99, reg. price $249.99
-- $9.99 sale on Everlast ® fleece for men, reg. price $26.00
-- Save $90 on the 182-pc Craftsman mechanics tool set, sale price $139.99, reg. price $229.99
-- Save $250 on the Craftsman 28-in dual stage 4-cycle snow thrower, sale price $999.99, reg. price $1249.99
Kmart Last Minute Gift Deals**
-- Save $40 on Nintendo 3DS XL reg. price $199.99, sale price $159.99
-- Save $70 on Nextbook 8" multi-touch tablet reg. price $169.99, sale price $99.99
-- Save $100 on Proscan 39" class LCD 1080p HDTV reg. price $399.99, sale price $299.99
-- Up to 50% off all game room products
-- Save 50% on women's outerwear
-- Save $50 on RCA 26"Class LCD/DVD HDTV with built-in DVD player reg. price $279.99, sale price $228
-- Save 50% on family sleepwear and robes reg. price $9.99 - $42.99
-- Save $30 on Kenmore® 1.1-cu-ft. microwave reg. price $119.99, sale price $89.99
-- Save 75-80% on all diamond fashion jewelry, plus SHOP YOUR WAY Rewards Members receive a free pair of earrings with a fine jewelry purchase of $99 or more
The popular SHOP YOUR WAY mobile app lets shoppers check if an item they want is in stock at local stores for same day pickup - a useful tool for the last minute shopper. The app also notifies members of exclusive holiday savings and mobile coupons. Members can return or exchange items without a receipt or pay off their layaway through a mobile device. To add even more value, Members receive five percent back in points when they use their Sears card. SHOP YOUR WAY is the first to combine a mobile social platform with 2,600 stores and a large existing rewards program with millions of members.
Visit Sears.com, Kmart.com and ShopYourWay.com for more information. Check local Sears and Kmart circulars for more last minute deals just before the holidays.
*The Sears Online Holiday Shopping Survey was conducted between October 26 and October 31, 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.
**Items available while quantities last. No rain checks. Prices subject to change.
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.
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