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Sears Price Match Plus Policy/Price Protection Policy


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(Rev. 09/20/2010)


Retail Competitors


If you find a lower price on an identical branded item with the same features (in Consumer Electronics identical brand and model number) currently available for sale at another local competitor retail store, Sears will match that price plus, give you 10% of the difference. Just bring in the original advertisement to a sales associate at the time of, or within 14 days after, your purchase.


Online Retail Competitors


If you find a lower online price (including shipping, handling and delivery) on an identical branded item with the same features (in Consumer Electronics identical brand and model number) currently available from a local competitor retail store honoring its own online price and the item is currently available for sale and delivery in your area, Sears will match that total price Plus, give you 10% of the difference. Just print the ordering page, including shipping, handling and delivery, and bring it to your Sears store at the time of, or within 14 days after, your purchase. If you are purchasing the item from sears.com, please fill out a Price Match form.


Sears Holdings


If you find a lower price on an identical item (in Consumer Electronics identical brand and model number) currently available for sale and delivery in your area from another Sears Holdings retail format or website, Sears will match that price, but will not provide the additional 10% of the difference. Sears will not price match limited time “Online Only” events, “Special Online Price”, conditional “Online Only Special Offers” on our websites, Sears Outlet, or searsoutlet.com. Only items listed as Sold by Sears or Sold by Kmart are eligible for price matching on our websites. All other rules for qualification apply.




Sears will not price match competitors’ items that are limited in quantity, offered for sale for less than six hours during a day, or offered for sale during Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, the weekend after Thanksgiving, and the Monday after Thanksgiving. Sears will not price match competitors’ or our websites bonus or free offers, special offers, bundled offers, rebates, financing offers, coupons, clearance or closeout prices, or prices on used, damaged, returned, open box or display merchandise. Sears will not price match services. Sears will not match typographical errors or competitors’ prices that result from a price match. Photo copies of advertisements or receipts will not be accepted as verification of competitor pricing.


Price Protection Policy


Buy with confidence from Sears. If an item you have purchased from Sears goes on sale for a lower price within 14 days of your purchase, Sears will refund the difference.


To claim a Price Protection Policy adjustment, go to your original Sears store where the purchase was made with your receipt. If your purchase was made on Sears.com, please fill out a Price Protection form . You will be given a refund for the difference of the original selling price and the current advertised/reduced price. Apparel clearance merchandise and conditional “Online Only Special Offers” do not qualify for Price Protection Policy adjustments.


Unless otherwise stated, promotions with a specific time window such as early open specials, one -day sales or “Online Only” events will be honored under the Price Protection policy only if the receipt is presented during the promotional time window. Deferred interest financing is not a price, and is not subject to the Price Protection Policy.


Price Match Plus FAQs


Q: Do you match limited quantity offers by local competitor’s?

A: No, our policy does not apply to local competitor’s limited quantity offers.


Q: What if the local competitor’s item is not listed as being limited quantity, but the item is not in stock?

A: If a local competitor is out of stock of the particular item, we will not match the local competitor’s price. “In stock” means that the item is available for same day pickup or can be delivered within 7 days by the competitor. We reserve the right to call the local competitor to verify if the item is in stock.


Q: Can I combine a price match with a separate promotion from Sears?

A: In order to determine if a price match is appropriate, Sears will determine the final Sears price by factoring in any sales, rebates or coupons and comparing that price to the local competitor’s price.


Q: Can special offers (financing, delivery, installation, etc) at a competitor be price matched?

A: We only match a competitor’s price. We do not match a competitor’s financing or deferred interest offers, deliver or installation offers.


Q: Does Sears price match limited time promotions, such as early opening specials or doorbusters?

A: No, if the competitor’s promotion has a duration of less than 6 hours, it is excluded from our price match policy.


Q: Do you price match specials around Thanksgiving?

A: No, we do not match local competitor’s Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Saturday after Thanksgiving, Sunday after Thanksgiving, or Monday after Thanksgiving. These offers are typically limited in time and quantity.


Q: What proof is required to obtain a price match?

A: Customers are required to provide the competitor’s current advertisement. Photocopies will not be accepted. In addition, the product must be in stock or deliverable within 7 days and we may call the store to verify price and availability.


Q: What do you consider to be a local competitor’s retail store?

A: Local competitor’s retail store refers to a store that is in the same market and/or within a reasonable distance of our store.


Q: Are Sears services or protection agreements eligible for price matching?

A: Due to the differences in services being performed, Sears does not match competitors’ service prices. This includes, but is not limited to, services such as delivery, installation and assembly. Sears does not price match protection agreements.


Q: Will Sears match its own prices?

A: Yes, however Sears will not match with any online only pricing for any retailer including any online Sears Holdings formats. To determine is a sears.com product is online only, click on the product description. Under the Sears Price Protection Policy, Sears will adjust a customer price if the item goes on sale up to 14 days after the initial purchase. See the Price Protection Policy for details.


Q: How do you handle a price match if the Sears price includes a promotional offer such as a free gift card or rebate?

A: The Sears net purchase price is calculated by deducting the value of all instant and mail-in discounts such as rebates, free offers and promotional gift cards. Existing rebates and free offers associated with a product purchased at Sears will not apply if a price match is executed.


Q: Does Sears match prices of Internet retailers?

A: Sears will match prices of an Internet retailer that has a local retail store honoring its own online prices. Sears will not match prices of Internet-only retailers. Web-exclusive or "Online Only" prices are also exempt from price matching. Eligible items must be the same brand and model (identical item for Consumer Electronics), and currently in stock at the local competitor's store. For purchases made online at Sears.com, please fill out a Price Match form.


Q: What does “identical item” mean in Consumer Electronics?

A: An “identical item” is a nationally branded product with the same model number. This item must be new and in-carton and include the same US warranty and same accessories as the Sears item.


Q: What are the other Sears Holdings formats?

A: Sears Holdings retail formats or websites include Sears, Sears Essentials, Sears Grand, Sears Hardware, Sears Dealer Stores, The Great Indoors, Kmart, Lands’ End, sears.com, kmart.com, Landsend.com, thegreatindoors.com. We do not price match merchandise from Sears Outlet Stores.


Q: What exclusions apply to the Sears Price Match Plus Policy?

A: Sears Price Match Plus Policy does not apply to parts, Sears Licensed partner websites, digital services, “Sears Presents” and Shop At Home catalogs. Stores in Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii will not match any online prices.


Q: For Automotive tires what does “identical item with the same features” mean?

A: In Automotive Tires, identical item means same brand, model number and tire size.


Q: Does Sears match retail stores that require a membership?

A: Sears will match membership club stores. Customers must present their current membership card along with the proof of the price that is being matched. Sears does not price match military PX retail stores.

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