A Season of Wishes: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Teams Again with Make-A-Wish® for 2015 Holiday Campaign

More than 1,200 Stores are Raising Funds this Holiday Season to Grant
Wishes for Children with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the holiday season right around the corner, Sears Hometown and
Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) is teaming again with Make-A-Wish®
for its 2015 “Season of Wishes” holiday campaign. The funds raised will
allow Make-A-Wish to help more children—with life-threatening medical
conditions—experience the powerful, and oftentimes, life-changing impact
of a fulfilled wish.

Through December 31, customers at any of the 1,200-plus Sears Hometown
Store, Sears Outlet Store, Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears
Appliance & Hardware locations nationwide are invited to make
incremental donations of $2, $5 or $10 in support of the campaign. The
stores will also offer the following fundraising promotions:

  • Donate Now, Save Later with Award Cards – Customers who donate
    $5 to Make-A-Wish November 19-22 or December 10-13 will receive a $10
    Award Card to be used toward a future purchase; valid December 3-9 or
    December 26-31, respectively.
  • Wednesday, November 25 is Wish Wednesday – Customers are
    encouraged to donate $5 to Make-A-Wish in order to take advantage of
    the locations’ Thanksgiving Door Busters and Black Friday Deals early
    (from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.), avoiding the chaos and long lines while
    supporting a cause.
  • A Very Merry Santa Sale at Sears Hometown Stores and Sears Outlet
    Stores
    – Customers who donate $5 to Make-A-Wish will receive an
    extra 10 percent off everything storewide; valid at Sears Hometown
    Stores from December 17-21 and Sears Outlet Stores from December 17-24.

“As a company, we are always looking for ways to help improve the lives
of others and recognize the national power we have to help raise funds
for great causes,” said William Powell, Sears Hometown and Outlet
Stores, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, President. “Since partnering with
Make-A-Wish last holiday season, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores has
raised more than $995,000. We want to break the $1 million mark this
year. We believe in the power of a wish in helping children with
life-threatening medical conditions and we hope our customers will join
with us in our support of this great organization.”

Through the Season of Wishes holiday campaign, Sears Hometown & Outlet
Stores, Inc. will donate 100 percent of customer donations to
Make-A-Wish. For more information, visit wish.org.

About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) is a national
retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden
equipment, tools and hardware. As of May 2, 2015, Sears Hometown and
Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,248
stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda.

In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.
provides consumers with access to a full suite of services, including
home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. operates through two
segments—the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet
segment. The Sears Hometown and Hardware segment’s stores are designed
to provide customers with in-store and online access to a wide selection
of national brands of home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools,
sporting goods and household goods, depending on the particular store.
The Sears Outlet stores are designed to provide customers with in-store
and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton,
discontinued, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented
products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including
home appliances, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods, tools and lawn and
garden equipment at prices that are significantly lower than list prices.

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical
conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals
surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of
children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their
illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the
entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the
world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every
community in the United States and its territories. With the help of
generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a
wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than
254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014
alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at http://www.wish.org
to learn more.

Contacts

Fishman Public Relations
Jayne Levy, (847) 945-1300
jlevy@fishmanpr.com
or
visit the corporate website at www.shos.com.