Why do you choose one store over another when both may have similar items and even similar pricing?
Having worked for a company for a long time that had a very STRONG mission statement that included giving back to our community, It made me realize just how important it is to shop with a conscience. Personally, I’d rather spend my money with a brand that does the RIGHT thing for it’s customers, than one where greed is the bottom line.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Sears and Kmart have taken a HUGE step in the giving direction by making a $350 million commitment to its ShopYourWay Members. Sears/Kmart will be sending more than 100 truckloads of needed supplies to stores in the hardest hit areas.
They are even getting PERSONAL ~
- Members will receive up to $20 worth of rewards points, based on how hard various areas were hit as defined by the National Weather Service
- Over 100 truckloads filled with the most needed supplies are in route to local stores in the area. This includes: generators, chainsaws, wet/dry vacuums, flashlights, batteries, lanterns, dehumidifiers, utility and sump pumps
- Those affected by the storm can get coupons for those items at local American Red Cross Centers
- Sears Auto Center is also offering complimentary tire repairs for automobiles affected by debris from the storm
I have a relationship with Sears, but THIS takes it to an entirely new level. The amount of respect that I have for a brand that helps it’s community just makes my heart swell.
THANK YOU SEARS.
For those who’d like to be better prepared for disasters, Sears and Kmart have some great offers (for those of us who want to be proactive).
Sears is currently are offering 0% interest on generators + free shipping on standby generators and chainsaws.
Kmart is currently offering free shipping on orders of $49 or more.
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says
That’s great. I love when companies step up and help with tragedy strikes.
Zipporah Sandler says
Yup, so do I.
I usually shop at stores out of habit and convenience, not out of conscience. But I’ll definitely keep Sears and Kmart in mind since they’re doing their part to help out.
Jenn @therebelchick says
Wow, I love hearing about one of my favorite brands helping people after this horrific storm!