HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For Shop Your Way members and customers looking to get a head start on holiday shopping, Sears and Kmart stores will open on Thanksgiving Day.* Members and customers can shop Black Friday deals at Sears earlier than ever – starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Kmart, continuing a 23-year tradition as a destination for early-bird shopping and last-minute entertaining needs on Thanksgiving, will open for 42 hours straight, from 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving to midnight on Black Friday.
Holiday Hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday:
Sears: Open from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 to close of business on Friday, Nov. 28
Kmart: Open from 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 to midnight on Friday, Nov. 28
"With so many integrated retail options available – from Free Store Pickup to Pay In-Store to In-Vehicle Pickup – members will enjoy more convenient ways to shop Sears and Kmart Black Friday doorbuster deals how or when they choose," said Leena Munjal, senior vice president, Sears Holdings. "This holiday season is all about giving more to our members and because many like to start shopping well before Black Friday, we're excited to open our doors early on Thanksgiving and offer other early access opportunities for them to shop and save. I'd also like to especially thank our seasonal associates and those who have volunteered to share part of the day serving our members on Thanksgiving."
Other timely holiday shopping initiatives include:
Sears Family & Friends Event to Offer Early Black Friday Shopping Opportunity
On Sunday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m., more than two weeks before Black Friday, Sears Family & Friends event will feature a selection of Black Friday deals. The select items, including apparel, appliances, tools and footwear, will be available at Black Friday pricing plus the additional 5 to 15 percent Sears Family & Friends event discount, making it one of the best savings opportunities of the holiday season. Additional Black Friday and Sears Family & Friends discount items will be available online at sears.com from Saturday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. CT until Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. CT.
Kmart Brings Back No Money Down Layaway
After receiving an overwhelming response from Shop Your Way members, Kmart is bringing back No Money Down Layaway to help shoppers manage budgets this holiday season. Kmart No Money Down Layaway is available now through Nov. 15 both online and in-store. Shoppers can put virtually anything on layaway with no minimum purchase required. Plus, members will receive 5 percent off toys, sporting goods, jewelry and home items.
Shop Online – Ship for Free
For shoppers at sears.com or kmart.com, choosing Free Store Pickup means zero shipping costs and orders are ready in five minutes upon the customer's arrival. Plus, earlier this year Sears and Kmart introduced a unique online/in-store collaboration to allow pick up of sears.com or kmart.com orders at any of each other's stores – more than 1,800 locations nationwide. Sears and Kmart offer free ship-to-home this holiday season on any online purchase of $59 or more and, as always, Shop Your Way MAX members receive free two-day shipping on more than one million items.
Shop Your Way members can look forward to getting a preview of each store's Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals at searslocalad.com or kmartlocalad.com. Plus, Sears Marketplace features endless aisles of more than 100 million items now available, making Sears one of the largest marketplaces on the web.
Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook about Sears holiday at #MoreMerry, Kmart at #MoreChristmas, and Shop Your Way at #MembersFirst.
*Sears and Kmart stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and Puerto Rico will not be open on Thanksgiving Day, per their respective state laws. Stores in Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts will open at 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 28. Puerto Rico stores will open at midnight on Nov. 28. In addition, stores in some jurisdictions may have different hours of operation if required by local law.
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part 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, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company and part 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. Kmart offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Sofia by Sofia Vergara, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company's website at www.kmart.com | Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/kmart.
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