HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tapping reward points for holiday purchases is like finding change under the sofa cushions, and Shop Your Way members don't have to dig far as they've earned millions in points to spend at Sears and Kmart. With just nine days left before Christmas, Shop Your Way points will help stretch holiday shopping budgets to snap up great deals on last-minute gifts.
"People may not think of their reward points as a real value that can be used for merchandise –but it's like a hidden piggy bank," said Andrea Woroch, nationally recognized consumer trends analyst and money-saving expert. "Be sure to use your points before they expire. After all, the best part about having reward points at this time of the holiday season is that with so many great deals available you can save more and get more."
The significant amount of Shop Your Way points available to members – some of which expire in the next 30 to 60 days – is partly a result of the first-ever Shop Your Way Holiday Bonus offer from Sears. The offer gives members up to 10 percent back in points on purchases made with a Sears credit card or three percent back in points when using any other form of payment. The Holiday Bonus offer points expire on Jan. 31, 2014.
As Christmas quickly approaches, shoppers who visit Sears and Kmart in-store, online or via mobile have a variety of shipping and pickup options to get packages to their destination in time for the holidays. Both retailers offer free two-day shipping options on qualifying online and mobile orders this holiday for Shop Your Way MAX members and on all customer purchases of $59 or more. Shipping orders received by 4 p.m. on Dec. 21 will arrive by Dec. 24, with expedited options available thereafter. As always, most online purchases at ShopYourWay.com, Sears.com and Kmart.com are available for Free Store Pickup or Free Anyone, Anywhere Pickup(SM) through Christmas Eve.
"Our integrated shopping conveniences let members take the stress out of last-minute holiday shopping," said Imran Jooma, executive vice president, Sears Holdings. "Even if you miss a shipping deadline and want to shop online, Sears and Kmart have special hours and the ability to pick up your online purchase at the store, right up to the last minute."
Holiday Store Hours
On Christmas Eve, Sears stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Kmart stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sears Last-Minute Gift Deals on Some of the Season's Hottest Categories
Starting Dec. 15
- Save $375 on Kenmore 24" Built-In Dishwasher w/Stainless Steel Tub; reg. price $1,299.99, sale price $924.99
- Save $40 on Craftsman 153-pc. Universal mechanic's tool set; reg. price $199.99; sale price $159.99, members get $10 back in points
Starting Dec. 22
- Save $350 on certified diamond stud earrings in 14k gold ¼ ct.; reg. price. $499.99, sale price $149.99, members get 5 percent back in points
- Save $60 Lowest price of the season 48-in. 12-in-1 multi-game combo table; reg. price $149.99; sale price $89.99
Kmart Last-Minute Gift Deals on Some of the Season's Hottest Categories
Starting Dec. 15
- Save $40 FUJIFILM XP60 digital camera; reg. price $179.99, sale price $139.99
- Save $20 Disney Doc McStuffins, Cars or Minnie 12" bikes; reg. price $79.00, sale price $59.99
Starting Dec. 22
- Save $35 Razor E100 electric scooter; reg. price $149.99, sale price $114.99
- Keurig Elite Brewer; reg. price $119.99, members get $30 back in points
Shop Your Way is a free, instant, member-based shopping program and community that offers rewards, personalized deals, product reviews, member coupons and e-receipts for faster returns and exchanges. The program creates new convenience for shoppers by connecting all of the ways to shop – in store, at home, online and by phone. Members can browse, review, shop and purchase items, create custom wish lists to share with friends and family, seek advice from friends and their social network, enter amazing daily sweepstakes, and access exclusive brands like Adam Levine and Nicki Minaj apparel and accessory collections. Unlike other reward programs, there is no minimum required for members to redeem points and points can be used toward purchases across countless product categories. Members can also unlock special deals and personalized offers by using the Shop Your Way app to "Shop'In" when they are near a Sears, Kmart or other nearby business and locations. Download the free Shop Your Way app available on iTunes or Google Play. Follow Sears' holiday at #SearsHoliday and Kmart at #MoreChristmas.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer with almost 2,500 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 14 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 2013 ENERGY STAR® "Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and was named 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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