HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With experts expecting the number of Americans shopping on the Internet to double this holiday season, Sears, Roebuck and Co. will offer customers the opportunity to apply for instant credit online through Sears Web site, sears.com, beginning Nov. 29. Customers will have the ability to apply for the Sears Card on sears.com -- and if approved, may use their new credit line immediately to complete online purchases on the new Tool Territory site on sears.com. After customers have received their Sears Card in the mail, it can be used at approximately 3,000 Sears locations. "Customers will know immediately if their credit application is approved, making shopping faster and easier," said Kevin Keleghan, president of Sears Credit Services. "The application process is quick, simple and secure. Of course, the customers' financial information is absolutely confidential." Sears currently offers thousands of items online, including Craftsman and more than 120 other major tool brands, parts, the leading brands of major appliances and more than 5,000 gifts and toys. Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a leading U.S. retailer of apparel, home and automotive products and services, with annual revenues of more than $41 billion. The company serves families throughout the country through more than 850 full-line stores and more than 2,100 specialized retail locations nationwide. More information about the company is available on Sears Web site, www.sears.com .
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