/C O R R E C T I O N -- Sears, Roebuck and Co./
In the news release, Sears (NYSE: S) Predicts This Weekend One of the Biggest of the Year, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, third sentence, should read "On Saturday, Dec. 20" rather than "Friday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 21" as
Sears Predicts This Weekend One of the Biggest of the Year
Procrastinators: Don't Delay Any Longer Hurry in While Many of the Best Product Selections are Still Available
With only seven shopping days remaining before Christmas, Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE: S) expects this weekend to rank as one of its top weekends of the entire year.
While most of the hottest product categories are still available, last- minute holiday shoppers around the country will be happy to hear that sometimes it pays to procrastinate. But they had better hurry as popular products and accompanying promotional offers mean hot products sell quickly. On Saturday, Dec. 20 Sears will reward the procrastinators among us by giving shoppers 10 percent off most items storewide from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
All on Sale
In addition, Sears will offer discounts on all products in selected product categories including consumer electronics, small kitchen appliances and fine jewelry.
These deals, combined with Sears' wide selection of the season's hottest gift items, make Sears an ideal destination for last-minute shoppers. Many of the season's most popular products are still available -- while supplies last -- including:
-- Elliptical trainers -- Sears gift cards -- Projection televisions and plasma televisions -- Laser-equipped power tools -- DVD players -- Digital cameras -- Game tables -- Women's outerwear
Separately, Sears announced on December 16 that it is eliminating expiration dates from all gift cards it issues. Sears gift cards can be purchased in increments of $5-$500 and can be redeemed at all Sears store locations.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. With revenues in 2002 of $41.4 billion, the company offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the U.S. and Canada, including approximately 1,000 full-line stores and 1,600 specialty stores. Sears also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears is the only retailer where consumers can find each of the Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End brands together -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the largest provider of product repair services with more than 14 million services calls made annually.
SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
CONTACT: Cory Rutt of Sears, Roebuck and Co., +1-847-286-2883,
Web site: http://www.sears.com/