When I was growing up, Sears was THE place to shop in my town. There were 4 department stores in the mall, but Sears was the place that my family went to. We could get clothes, appliances, electronics, furniture, shoes, pretty much anything except groceries there. It was a pretty natural transition that when I turned 16, my first high school job would be at Sears. It was a fun place to work, even full of Sears Holiday Cheer back then during my first retail holiday experience as an employee. I stayed on there until I got married at age 20, and I am still friends with many co-workers that I met during my time there.
Once I got married, we of course needed appliances, linens, etc. we bought it all from Sears. One time in 16 years, we have purchased an appliance from another retailer, and it has been disastrous. We have not made that mistake again. When I saw this opportunity to shop at Sears and share my experience with you, I was thrilled! Now that we live in New England, we have three malls within about 20 minutes of my house, so there are several shopping choices. One mall is more convenient and in the area where I do the majority of my shopping, so I stopped in to browse around. I found out quickly, but politely, from mall security, that taking photos inside this particular mall is frowned upon, so please excuse the non-personalized pictures.
I love the way they have organized the store, it seems like they are carrying a larger variety of items, had all of the winter weather gear for the entire family right in the center of the store (perfect because what we had was not sufficient for a New England winter), and a huge area dedicated to Land’s End merchandise. On my list for this shopping trip was some Land’s End pants for me. I browsed the area, found the item I was looking for, and was pleased to see that it was on sale! The knit pants I selected were normally $29, on sale for $21.75. I proceeded to the checkout, and the cashier asked for my Shop Your Way Rewards Card, which I had forgotten about. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had $15 in credit that she applied towards my purchase, leaving my total at just $6.75. Since I had a gift card to use for this post, I now had another $8.25 to spend, so I grabbed myself a pair of warm gloves! I ended up paying $0.50 in cash after my gift card. Y’all know that thrilled this frugal mama
It’s a tad early for me to start decorating just yet, but this time next week things will be in full swing. As I’ve been gathering my decorations, I’ve found that my tree topper and a few ornaments were damaged or destroyed in our move. Once I’ve determined a full list of things that need to be replaced, you’ll find me at the Sears Holiday Shop getting replacements. I have HIGH hopes of a white Christmas this year, and with the perfect decorations, our first New England Christmas will be one to remember.
Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign through Smiley 360. Regardless, all thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. Be sure to check out Sears Online Christmas Shop, the Sears Cheer Headquarters and the Shop Your Way Rewards to help you stretch your holiday dollars as far as possible this year, and get a little rewards back
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