Synopsis

On the surface, a 110% price match from a major department store seem highly exploitable, but pay close attention to the requirement for an original advertisement. Printing off a page from a web catalogue is not good enough. Best results will be had from scanning weekly newspaper flyer inserts for the biggest price differences and then purchasing your required items at Sears.

Sears Price Match Plus Policy/Price Protection Policy

(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.

Exclusions

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.” – Sears website

Quick Facts

Percentage

 110%

Price Protection Time Limit

 14 days

Proof

 Original competitor’s advertisement

Difficulty Level

 Medium

Successful Outcome Probability

 Medium

Conditions

  • Identical branded item with the same features (in Consumer Electronics identical brand and model number) currently available for sale
  • If matching the item to another Sears Holdings retail format or website, Sears will match that price, but will not provide the additional 10% of the difference.
  • 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
  • Photo copies of advertisements or receipts will not be accepted as verification of competitor pricing

Exclusions

  • Will not price match limited time “Online Only” events, “Special Online Price”, conditional “Online Only Special Offers”
  • 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
  • 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
  • Will not price match services
  • Will not match typographical errors or competitors’ prices that result from a price match

More Information

  1. Price Match Plus Policy on the Sears website
  2. Sears Canada Price Match Policy
  3. Sears Company Information
  4. Sears Return Policy
  5. Sears Gift Cards
  6. Sears Canada
  7. Sears Outlet

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