Sears HomeCentral Launches Online Sweepstakes With $10,000 in Products And Services as Grand Prize

National "Spring Fix-Up, Save Inside and Out" Event Gets America Ready For Spring

Sears HomeCentral® is giving homeowners the chance to fulfill their home improvement wish lists by announcing the national "Spring Fix-Up, Save Inside and Out" online sweepstakes.

By going to beginning March 4 through March 31, consumers will have a chance to enter and win $10,000 in products and services from Sears HomeCentral as well as take advantage of special savings in home improvement areas such as:

  * Kitchen Remodeling - save $750
  * Cabinet Refacing - save $500
  * Siding - save $500
  * Windows - save $375
  * Carpet Cleaning - Free hall cleaning with five areas cleaned
  * Lawn Mower - $39.99 tune-up
  * Craftsman® in-home riding mower tune-up - $149.99
  * Central Air Conditioning Service - $69.99 residential pre-season tune-up
  * Central Air Conditioning Systems - 0% financing until March 2002 on a
      new high efficiency system

"This is the first year for the 'Spring Fix-Up' promotion. We're including the online component because we want as many consumers as possible across the country to be able to participate," said Maura O'Hara, vice president, marketing, for Sears HomeCentral. "By offering an opportunity online to win a prize, we can help families in a very tangible way."

The grand prize winner of the online sweepstakes will receive $10,000 in products and services offered by Sears HomeCentral to repair, maintain and improve their home. Five first prize winners will receive Sears Carpet & Upholstery Care services valued up to $600. Consumers need not purchase Sears products or services in order to enter the contest, but they should check out the many special savings and zero percent financing offers that are available throughout the month of March.

A sweepstakes link will appear on the Sears home page beginning March 4. Clicking on that link will take users to the sweepstakes entry form and a link to the official rules of the contest. Information about the special "Spring Fix-Up" savings can be found under the Home Services tab.

"Knowing that most homeowners' wish lists are pretty extensive, a lot of projects can be completed with these prizes and special savings," added O'Hara. "And, we want consumers to remember that Sears HomeCentral is the one central source for all their home service needs."

O'Hara advised that if a homeowner is considering any of these home improvements or services, now is the best time to schedule appointments to take advantage of the savings. Consumers can go directly online to to find out more about the special offers available.

Sears HomeCentral provides a houseful of services to repair, maintain and improve your home, including: home improvements, carpet and upholstery cleaning, termite and pest control, sales and service of heating and cooling systems, product installation and product repair. Sears repair specialists service most major brands of appliance, lawn or home entertainment product no matter where the customer purchased the product.

Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a leading U.S. retailer of apparel, home and automotive products and services, with annual revenue of more than $40 billion. The company serves families across the country through approximately 860 department stores, more than 2,100 specialized retail locations, and a variety of online offerings accessible through the company's Web site, .

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Contact: Media, Edgar P. McDougal of Sears, 847-286-9669


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