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Press release from CNW Group

Sears Canada Among First Canadian Retailers to Launch Online Points Redemption Feature

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sears Canada Among First Canadian Retailers to Launch Online Points Redemption Feature13:52 EDT Monday, March 19, 2012Sears Financial cardmembers can now redeem their Sears Club Points online towards almost anything at sears.caTORONTO, March 19, 2012 /CNW/ - For the first time ever, Sears Financial has launched an online points redemption system for its five million plus cardmembers - becoming among the first major retail loyalty programs in Canada to do so.Sears customers who purchase their products on a Sears FinancialTM Credit Card earn valuable Sears ClubTM Points that can be redeemed instantly at Sears stores. The new feature allows Sears Financial credit cardmembers to redeem their Sears Club Points online at sears.ca, towards thousands of products across 50 categories, ranging from women's fashions and cosmetics to appliances and furniture and much more.To take advantage of the new easy-to-use service, cardmembers must go through the standard checkout process on sears.ca and select a Sears Financial Credit Card as the form of payment. For every 1,000 Sears Club Points redeemed, the cardmember will receive $10 off their purchase."To date, Sears cardmembers have redeemed over 40 million points through several thousand online redemptions at sears.ca," said Peter Kalen, Senior Vice President of Sears Financial and Sears Home Services. "The overwhelmingly positive response to this new online service indicates to us that this is exactly the type of digital innovation our customers want and need - and we're thrilled to be among the first retailers in Canada to offer it."To celebrate the launch of this new feature, Sears Financial is offering its credit cardmembers a chance to win one million Sears Club Points - worth $10,000 in rewards at Sears-  when they redeem a minimum of 1,000 points online at sears.ca, from March 16 to April 15, 2012.In addition to online points redemptions, Sears Financial cardmembers can continue to redeem their points instantly at any Sears store, Sears Travel locations and over the phone at 1-800-901-9978.Cardmembers can earn one point per dollar spent on purchases made everywhere their Sears FinancialTM MasterCard® is accepted, and they can earn two points per dollar spent when shopping at Sears with their Sears Financial Credit CardsFor full Contest Rules & Regulations visit: www.sears.ca/redeemandwinAbout Sears Financial ServicesSears Financial is the credit card, membership, loyalty points, insurance and telecommunications division of Sears Canada. For more information, please visit www.searsfinancial.ca.About Sears CanadaSears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 196 corporate stores, 272 hometown dealer stores, 33 home improvement showrooms, 1,800 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations, 108 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.For further information: Natasha Dos Santos MAVERICK Public Relations 416.640.5525 ext. 248 natashad@maverickpr.com or Micha Goddard MAVERICK Public Relations 416.640.5525 ext. 254 michag@maverickpr.com