Sears Responds to Wal-Mart Free Shipping Offer

Sears continues to offer customers five-minute in-store pickup of online purchases

In response to Wal-Mart's statement today about shipping online purchases to stores, Sears reiterated support for its five-minute guarantee, which offers customers who purchase a variety of available merchandise on guaranteed five-minute in-store pick-up. Sears has been offering customers the ability to buy online and pick-up in-store for more than five years.

Customers shopping online at can choose the five-minute in-store pick-up option for a number of products in a number of product categories (where available) including home appliances, electronics and lawn and garden. Customers choosing to pick up their online orders at their nearby Sears will receive a $5 coupon if their waiting time exceeds five minutes.

About Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,400 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes approximately 926 full-line and 1,100 specialty stores in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through,, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End -- 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 13 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at .

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