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Sears Hometown Store celebrating ‘throwback’ weekend

By Staff | Jul 26, 2013

Sears Hometown Store of Cape Coral, with two locations at 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd., and 110 N.E. 2nd Place, is celebrating a “throwback” promotional weekend today and Saturday, July 26 and 27.

This year marks two decades since Sears, Roebuck and Co. had the final run of its “Big Book” catalog, closing its catalog stores and shifting to a new retail model of locally owned and operated dealer stores. Sears Hometown Store of Cape Coral, which opened in 2010, is one of 900 stores nationwide that came about as a result of that move.

During the anniversary, the store is featuring current versions of popular items advertised in 1993, with the same or lower pricing than 1993 pricing.

“One of the Super Buys advertised in 1993 was a three-cubic-foot capacity, 11-cycle Kenmore washer for $429.99,” said Will Powell, chief operating officer. “During the throwback weekend, we’ll offer a comparable Kenmore washer but it will have a larger capacity, more cycles, an energy star rating and it will be priced under $400.”

In addition to other featured throwback pricing, each shopper will also receive an anniversary scratch card for an additional “mystery discount” of up to an additional 20 percent off the shopper’s entire purchase. These cards will be available while they last, terms and conditions apply, and further details can be found in the store.

Bruce Johnson, president and CEO of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc., said, “Looking back over the past 20 years, we’re celebrating tremendous progress. Everyone has memories of ordering from the eagerly awaited ‘Big Book’ for delivery to a local catalog store or their home. The ‘Big Book’ is gone. But as much as things change, we continue to grow by providing top-notch customer service, and we still provide incredible values.”

For additional information about Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Inc., visit www.shos.com. To contact the Santa Barbara store, call 239-242-8033. To contact the Northeast 2nd Place store, call 239-573-9123.