August 24, 2009 06:00 ET

Sears and Kmart Rewarding Customers Who "Stash Their Cash" for the Upcoming Holidays

Retailers Help Americans Budget for the Season With the Christmas Club Card Program

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL--(Marketwire - August 24, 2009) - The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends, not to worry about how to pay for holiday gifts. With that in mind, Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) and Kmart are helping customers plan ahead and save -- so they can more fully enjoy the holidays -- by bringing them the Sears and Kmart Christmas Club card.

The Christmas Club card allows shoppers to save ahead for their holiday purchases at Sears and Kmart months before hitting the stores or surfing the Internet. Starting now, Sears and Kmart Christmas Club card users can put aside some funds on a regular basis through November 14 to add value to this unique gift card and receive a special reward when they do.

When activated between now and October 31, Christmas Club card users will earn a three percent reward -- up to a maximum of $100 -- based upon the value they have on their Christmas Club cards on November 14. To activate cards or add additional value at any time, customers can visit any Sears or Kmart store location, or online at or

Starting, adding value to, and redeeming the Christmas Club card is designed to be as easy and flexible as possible. Customers can start their Christmas Club cards with as little as five dollars, and they can add value as often as they want -- at any one of Sears Holdings' approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores, or online at or

As with all Sears and Kmart gift cards, there are no fees associated with the Christmas Club card, and the value on the card will not expire. Cash or credit refunds are not allowed except where required by law. All of our gift cards can be redeemed at Sears, Kmart and Lands' End store locations, as well as online at,,, and