Every year I begin to decorate for Christmas right after Thanksgiving. This year, I went shopping on Black Friday, so that put me a little behind, but I managed to get most of my outdoor holiday lighting installed in the following week. I was pretty happy with what I did this year. I went with a snowflake-theme using new snowflake pathway markers and the snowflake lighting we first used a few years ago which we hung over the front door. We don’t have much in the way of evergreen shrubs and trees, so the lighting is pretty much all at ground level, and I wanted to add something to bring the eye up and add more interest to the overall design.
So off I went to Sears to shop for outdoor holiday decor. It’s been a challenge for me this year to find holiday merchandise in many stores. The place where I purchased the pathway markers was out of almost everything by December and had no plans of re-stocking. It was a real bummer after realizing I was three boxes short. Based on this experience, I wasn’t sure what I could expect to find at Sears.
Amazingly, Sears is one store that realizes that Christmas isn’t over yet! I was pleased to find that the shelves were well-stocked, and almost everything was on sale, too. To get an idea of what Sears has to offer your home for the holidays, visit http://realcheer.Sears.com. There are lots of ideas to inspire.
Emma would have loved this M&M inflatable, but thankfully I was shopping alone so I didn’t have to hear it! Ahh, the joys of shopping solo.
The only frustrating thing for me during this trip was the fact that this section, in my Sears store, is in the basement. This makes it impossible to get a cell signal, so I had to run upstairs to go over the options with my husband. Also, because of the lower level, shopping carts are not offered. And pregnant ladies love their shopping carts; at least this one does.
After trying in vain to reach my husband downstairs, we talked it over and decided on these spiral trees. They add that height I was looking for, and I really liked the one they had on display. They were prices at $49.99 a piece, which fit my budget perfectly, but when I got to the register I found that these, too, were on sale. A pleasant surprise, as they weren’t marked as being on sale at the shelf.
I love the fact that Sears will carry out your items for you, and I love racking up points on my Sears Rewards card, which is free by the way.
At the checkout counter, a few coupons printed along with my receipt. I saved big in another area of the store and shopped for a Christmas gift. Happy to get that checked off my list!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias