I'm Shopping at Sears for Christmas, and here is why!

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Real Estate Agent with Missy Caulk TEAM

Sears Logo

I don’t usually shop at Sears, I admit it. (Although I did walk through the other day and found a really cute, hot, lime green peacoat by Lands End.)

But, I am going to shop there this Christmas season.

Why?

As a mother of two sons in the Navy, I read and loved Sears support of our military.

Not only do they support our sons and daughters in Active Duty but also those who are in the Reserves. Please take the time to read everything they do for those serving in the military. I had no idea, but they have been doing this for years.

Military Pay Differential and Benefits Continuation

Andrew and Jamie In September 2004, the company extended its military pay differential (fills the gap between military pay and employer pay) and benefits continuation to 60 months for eligible employees called to duty in the Reserves or National Guard.

1) While deployed, eligible employees can:

2) Continue participating in SHC's life insurance, medical and dental programs.

3) Receive annual merit pay increases, incentive pay.

Sears Holding Company which includes KMart holds a comparable position for deployed employees for up to five years. The company has encouraged and supported employees serving in the armed forces for decades.

Records indicate that Sears provided support to employees serving in the military in 1916. Sears pay differential was first instituted in 1990 for Operation Desert Shield-Storm.

I encourage you to read some of the stories of Heros at Home, and how they have helped with wheelchairs, and remodeling of homes.

Christmas home decoratedAny U.S. company, like Sears and K-Mart that is doing so much good for our men and woman serving in the Military are on my shopping list this year.

You can also Click here to donate.

***Just found out Jamie in the photo above is being deployed in January. He is in the Navy reserves and he had no clue until the phone rang on Wed. morning. ***

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MARK HAGAN
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors - Traverse City, MI

wow! look at all those comments... Missy, Sears may owe you some commission on these folks. thanks for the good news about someone doing something positive for our country. have a great Holiday season.

Nov 28, 2008 08:08 PM #57
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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I had no idea.  This is a great way for them to support our military.

Nov 28, 2008 08:15 PM #58
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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I had no idea.  This is a great way for them to support our military.

Nov 28, 2008 08:15 PM #59
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Sara Homan
Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044 - Ocala, FL
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Missy,  Great reason to shop at Sears!  Thank your sons for me for their honorable service to our country!!!  Freedom is NOT free and I appreciate them defending my freedom.

Nov 28, 2008 09:38 PM #60
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Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
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I have a garage FULL of Craftsman Tools.  I never seem to be able to make it much further into the store.  Ok, once I made it to electronics and got a big screen TV... 

Nov 28, 2008 10:25 PM #61
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George Tallabas
RE/MAX Advantage - Nampa, ID
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I will make sure and support Sears for thier effort my friend. Be blessed and have a great weekend.

Nov 28, 2008 10:26 PM #62
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
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This is a good reason to support them -- glad you told us all about this.

Nov 28, 2008 10:33 PM #63
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Paula Paquin

Hello Missy ~ I will be shopping at Sears this year!

Nov 28, 2008 10:36 PM #64
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Rosalinda Morgan
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I didn't know Sears support the military.  We shopped for appliances at Sears.  I also love Lands End.  I was at the store few weeks ago and I saw some nice clothing.  I will definitely shop there this year.   

Nov 28, 2008 11:41 PM #65
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Sandy Gleason
North Pointe Realty - Buhl, ID
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Yes they do, and so do I so I will be shopping there as well.

Nov 28, 2008 11:46 PM #66
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Thanks for sharing this info.  I shall do some shopping at Sears and Kmart.

Nov 29, 2008 12:49 AM #67
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I couldn't think of a better reason for anyone to shop at Sears.  I truly enjoyed this post. 

Nov 29, 2008 06:56 AM #68
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Diane, I already got your re-blog in my Google Alerts. LOL

Nov 29, 2008 07:30 AM #69
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Kerry Lucasse
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I hadn't heard about this, but that's great news.  I usually don't shop there, but I will pop into Kmart to see what Martha Stewart has on the shelves.  :-)

Nov 29, 2008 09:15 AM #70
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Deb "Alayne" Brooks
Alayne Brooks, Re/Max Elite Group, Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX
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Missy, I'm there! Thanks for the heads up about this. I wasn't aware of the impact this could have for our men. I have a son in Iraq and admire what our military does for us.

This is what I call really giving back! I'll check out the peacoats while I'm there!

Later in the rain~Deb

Nov 29, 2008 10:43 AM #71
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Renée Burrows
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Thanks for bringing this to my attention!  We have a new Sears by the Target (which I shop at also to avoid Wally World!)  I love the way everything is presented in a Sears now.  It's not your daddy's Sears anymore!

Nov 29, 2008 11:40 AM #72
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Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Thanks for sharing this informatino, I had no idea!  This is incredible, and I would love to see them get some publicity.  But then, that's not why they do it, is it! 

Nov 29, 2008 11:44 AM #73
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Dawn Helena Anderson
Coldwell Banker - Quality Properties - Porter Ranch, CA
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Thank you for sharing, I too was not aware of their military support.  Although, I am avoiding any shopping until the crazy rat race is over with an overload of people shopping.  I will keep in mind Sears and Kmart. 

Nov 29, 2008 11:57 AM #74
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Dawn Helena Anderson
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Thank you for sharing, I too was not aware of their military support.  Although, I am avoiding any shopping until the crazy rat race is over with an overload of people shopping.  I will keep in mind Sears and Kmart. 

Nov 29, 2008 11:57 AM #75
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Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
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I just bought my son his first suit at Sears . . .so I was supporting your son!!  ;-))

Nov 29, 2008 05:02 PM #76
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