Sears Hometown Stores Season of Wishes Campaign to Benefit Make-A-Wish Continues with A Very Merry Santa Sale

National Retailer Raises Funds this Holiday Season to Grant Wishes for Children with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.--()--The “Season of Wishes” holiday campaign at Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) continues with “A Very Merry Santa Sale”, December 17-24, at Sears Hometown Store locations nationwide. Customers who donate $5 to Make-A-Wish® upon checkout will receive an additional five percent off everything storewide.

“With the support of our customers, Sears Hometown Stores will be able to help more children with life-threatening medical conditions experience the powerful, and oftentimes, life-changing impact of a fulfilled wish,” said William Powell, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, President. “A Very Merry Santa Sale is bringing us even closer to reaching our goal of raising $1 million for Make-A-Wish.”

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.

The “Season of Wishes” holiday campaign invites customers to any of the 1,200-plus Sears Hometown Store, Sears Outlet Store, Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware locations nationwide to make incremental donations of $2, $5 or $10 in support of the campaign before December 31. Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc. will donate 100 percent of customer donations to Make-A-Wish. For more information, visit wish.org.

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 October 31, 2015, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,172 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.

Contacts

Fishman Public Relations
Anne Whealdon, (847) 945-1300
awhealdon@fishmanpr.com
www.shos.com

Contacts

Fishman Public Relations
Anne Whealdon, (847) 945-1300
awhealdon@fishmanpr.com
www.shos.com