Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Celebrates Wish Wednesday, Nov. 25, with Early Thanksgiving and Black Friday Deals

Customers Participating in the National Retailer’s “Season of Wishes” Holiday Fundraising Campaign on Nov. 25 Gain Early Access to Deals in Support of Make-A-Wish®

November 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) locations nationwide are celebrating “Wish Wednesday” on November 25, as part of the Company’s 2015 “Season of Wishes” holiday campaign supporting Make-A-Wish®.

On Wish Wednesday, customers who donate $5 upon check out are able to take advantage of the store’s Thanksgiving Doorbusters and Black Friday Deals that evening (5 - 9 p.m.; hours vary by store**), avoiding the chaos and long lines while supporting a deserving cause. The funds raised will allow Make-A-Wish to help more children with life-threatening medical conditions experience the powerful, and oftentimes, life-changing impact of a wish-come-true.

Through December 31, customers at any of the 1,200-plus Sears Hometown Store, Sears Outlet Store, Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware locations nationwide are invited to make incremental donations of $2, $5 or $10 in support of the Season of Wishes campaign.

Since partnering with Make-A-Wish last holiday season, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores has raised more than $995,000 for the wish granting organization. William Powell, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, President said, “We believe in the power of a wish in helping children with life-threatening medical conditions and hope to raise more than $1 million this year. With our customer’s support, we know we can hit this benchmark and grant even more wishes to deserving children.”

Through the Season of Wishes holiday campaign, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc. will donate 100 percent of customer donations to Make-A-Wish. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org. To find the nearest location, visit http://www.shos.com.

** Sears Hometown Store locations from 5 - 8 p.m. and Sears Outlet Store, Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware locations are 6 - 9 p.m.

About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware. As of
August 1, 2015, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,215 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda.

In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provides consumers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. operates through two segments—the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment. The Sears Hometown and Hardware segment’s stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to a wide selection of national brands of home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, sporting goods and household goods, depending on the particular store. The Sears Outlet stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods, tools and lawn and garden equipment at prices that are significantly lower than list prices.

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at http://www.wish.org to learn more.

SOURCE Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Contacts:

Jayne Levy
Fishman Public Relations
(847) 945-1300
jlevy@fishmanpr.com

Corporate Website
www.shos.com.

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