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

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Real Estate Broker 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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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!

November 29, 2008 11:40 AM
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Janna Scharf
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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! 

November 29, 2008 11:44 AM
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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. 

November 29, 2008 11:57 AM
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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. 

November 29, 2008 11:57 AM
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Tami Vroma
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I just bought my son his first suit at Sears . . .so I was supporting your son!!  ;-))

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