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Sears and Kmart Help Residents Recover After Hurricane Isaac

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sears and Kmart Help Residents Recover After Hurricane Isaac13:02 EDT Thursday, August 30, 2012Emergency relief discounts available for local residentsHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf coast residents, including Sears and Kmart associates, will begin the process of cleaning up their homes and communities in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. To help local residents get back on their feet, Sears and Kmart are offering discount coupons on flashlights, batteries and clean-up essentials like rakes, drills, wet/dry vacuums and chainsaws as stores reopen. Local residents can get Sears and Kmart discount coupons at the American Red Cross Center in their area. Sears has also rushed an inventory of portable generators to stores in the impacted areas to aid those without power. "As the resilience of these coastal communities is once again tested by Mother Nature, Kmart and Sears are here to help residents and the thousands of employees who work in our stores," said Ron Boire, executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart Formats. "We recognize that the lives of people hit by the storm have been greatly affected, and we are sending additional inventory of the most needed items to our stores so those in need can start rebuilding their homes and communities."For those hit hardest by the storm, Sears and Kmart will work with Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, in the coming months to provide assistance to communities in their rebuilding efforts.Those affected by the storm can pick up Sears and Kmart discount coupons at local American Red Cross Centers August 30 through September 30 that include:Free Tire Repair from Sears Auto CenterComplimentary tire repairs for automobiles affected by debris from the storm (valued up to $20).10% OffSporting Goods, Toys, Outdoor/Living/Lawn & Garden, Seasonal, Grocery, Hardware, Housewares, Home Decor, Home Fashions, Office/School Supplies, Beauty/Health Care, Consumer Electronics, Entertainment, Auto Care20% OffApparel, Infant Furniture, Fashion Accessories, Jewelry & FootwearKmart Discounts apply to regular priced merchandise only. Sears discounts apply to regular, sale and clearance items.                       Sears and Kmart recommend customers call in advance to ensure product availability, as quantities may be limited, or take advantage of the Personal Shopper Online Application at Sears.com, which can assist in locating and shipping in-demand products and necessities. See coupon for restrictions and exclusions on redemption. About Sears Holdings CorporationSears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of ShopYourWay, 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/SHCCareersMedia Contacts:Tom AielloDivision Vice President, Public RelationsSears Holdingstaiell1@searshc.com 847-286-7387Grant Deadygrant.deady@zenogroup.com  312-396-9734SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation