When Sharon Reininger purchased her washer and dryer in April at her local Sears store, she had no idea she would receive a full refund for the set a couple of months later. Taking the gamble on Sears’ Chicagoland “Beat the Heat and Get it FREE” promotion paid off for customers.
Between April 19 and 21, Sears customers who purchased a Kenmore washing machine or dryer at select Chicagoland Sears stores could receive a full refund if the temperature on Memorial Day reached 95 degrees Fahrenheit at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Not only did the temperature reach 95 degrees, but the entire weekend shattered records for Chicago. Since 1873, when weather documentation began, this is the first time temperatures have been 90 degrees or higher each of the three days of Memorial Day weekend.
Shop Your Way member Sharon Reininger comes from a long line of loyal Sears customers and considers her family a Sears family. Her father used to work security part-time at a Sears store in the city. “I know they provide a good value,” Sharon says, “I was looking and really liked the sanitize setting. With my pets and allergies, I wanted to make sure everything was as clean as possible. When I saw the Sears model and after looking at it online, I went to a store and thought yep, that fits all my needs.” Sharon purchased the Kenmore Elite with Steam Treat® models 31552, 71552 and has been thrilled with her decision. “It’s everything it was advertised as,” she said. “It is so quiet, yet so effective, and I love the time delay feature. It’s a great value!” Sharon explained, “I’ve always been a Sears and Kenmore customer so I didn’t even look anywhere else for a promotion, I just went to my local Sears.”
Sears expanded the promotion nationwide for the Fourth of July. Customers who purchased a Kenmore branded room air conditioner or freezer ($199 or more) between May 24 through 29 could receive 100 percent cashback in points of the purchase price, if the temperature reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit (or above) on Independence Day at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
Congratulations to all the Beat the Heat winners! Keep your eye on the weather next week to see if we will have more lucky customers!