Just in Time for Summer Travel: SearsVacations.com (SM)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 19, 2012
Sears Holdings Corp.
JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER TRAVEL: SEARSVACATIONS.COM(SM)
Introductory Sale to Feature 100 Different Vacations for $399 or Less
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill – Wednesday June 20 marks the summer solstice and the official start to the vacation season. Now, just in time for summer getaways, Sears introduces “SearsVacations.com,” a new travel website providing full-service leisure travel and vacation packages.
Customers can book flights, hotels, resorts, cruises, car rental, vacation packages and much more, all with a “Best Price Guarantee.”* As the “Official Sponsor of Family Fun,” the Sears Vacations.com service offers thousands of options for unique family vacation experiences that include the service, quality and value consumers have come to expect from Sears. As an exclusive introductory sale, Sears Vacations.com is offering 100 Vacations for $399 or less. From resorts and hotels to all-inclusive cruise vacations, family vacation deals are available in top leisure destinations including Orlando, Las Vegas, San Diego, New York, the Caribbean and Mexico,.
Key benefits of SearsVacations.com include:
• Best Price Guarantee*
• No Hidden Booking Fees **
• User Friendly Online Booking
• Flexible Payment Options – Vacation layaway programs, pre-paid open-itinerary vacations that can be financed over time, pay for vacations with your Sears Gift Card or finance your vacation using the Sears Credit Card.
• Personalized Service – Need assistance or have questions? Simply call one of our knowledgeable Personal Vacation Consultants to assist you and plan the perfect trip.
• Satisfaction Guarantee – We strive to make sure you have the best booking experience and vacation possible. We will go above and beyond to ensure satisfaction.
• Preferred Rates and Exclusive Offers
• Vacation Packages
• Thousands of Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, including: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Novotel Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotel Group, Extended Stay Hotels, Mayan Palace Resorts, Westgate Resorts, and El Cid Resorts.
• Over 40+ Cruise Lines – Take the family and sail on Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America or Disney Cruise Line. Try a Luxury Cruise line such as Azamara Club Cruises or Oceania Cruises or for some adventure try a River Cruise on Viking River Cruises.
• All Major Airlines and Car Rental Companies
• Earn SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDSSM Points
The SearsVacations.com service is powered by ICE, a licensed business collaborator of Sears Holdings and a global leader in travel-based membership and loyalty rewards programs. ICE operates the web-based platform for Sears Vacations, while also providing travel fulfillment and customer support through its world class client services center located in Scottsdale, Ariz., and in conjunction with Chicago-based TravelBlox, LLC. Sears Vacations bookings are based on availability at time of reservation, while quantities last. Other restrictions may apply. The sale ends July 31, 2012. For more information and to book travel visit www.searsvacations.com or call our vacation consultants toll-free at (855) 777-9609, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT Mon. – Fri. and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT, on weekends.
About Sears Holdings
Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of ShopYourWay, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands’ End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than 11 million service calls made annually and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® “Corporate Commitment Award” for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings’ website at www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings | |Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers
About ICE International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) is a worldwide travel and leisure organization with a global network of innovative travel alliances including top corporations, resorts, cruise lines, and leisure travel providers. ICE provides innovative cruise and travel programs, unique membership reward and loyalty programs, as well as cruise and vacation fulfillment services to major corporate brands serving more than 55 million consumers worldwide. Enjoying 15 years of tremendous growth and a legacy of successful industry innovation, ICE continues to raise the bar in creative marketing solutions, client services and passionate performance within the travel industry. Visit www.iceenterprise.com for more information.
*Best Price Guarantee
Best Price Guarantee is only applicable on cruises, resorts, tours and hotels. Airfare is not applicable. Best Price Guarantee is valid up to 48 hours after bookings. Verifiable proof is required of public availability of a lower rate at time of booking and must be for identical cruise, tour or resort; cabin, type of room booked, and not be in any violation of vendor pricing policies. Valid on any price advertised and offered to the general public. Not valid on prices requiring a callback or on public pricing offered in e-mails that are not advertised on public accessible websites or otherwise available to the general public. Group, charter, incentive, meeting, convention or interline rates are excluded. If you qualify for a military rate, you must request such at time of booking. If you find a lower rate than the one originally booked within 48 hours, we will match that rate. Purchaser will be responsible for any cancellation fees. For car rental reservations, the price difference will be awarded in the form of vacation cash redeemable with Sears Vacations for future vacations in lieu of a price match.
For cruise, resort, escorted tour, and hotel bookings, there are no booking fees added to the cost of the reservation. A booking fee may be charged to air reservations. Please note that government, taxes, airline, and/or airport taxes and fees may still apply. Fees are subject to change at any time