13 Things to Buy at Sears While You Still Can
Retail pioneer Sears was once a dominant force in the shopping landscape. But now many industry observers, including skittish stockholders, predict that the crumbling giant is on the verge of collapse. There are, however, plenty of bargains to be had before Sears closes its doors once and for all. We found these in early June.
Long associated with the Craftsman brand, Sears is running a discount of up to 36 percent on select Craftsman equipment, with an especially wide selection of lawnmowers. Right now, there are nearly two dozen models on sale. Several mowers are advertised for more than $100 off, and in some cases more than $200 off.
Sears offers steep discounts on several different kinds of lawn and garden equipment, most notably line trimmers and weed whackers. There are more than 15 Craftsman models on sale, including corded electric, battery powered, and gas-powered models.
Sears is offering steep discounts on patio furniture, including bistro sets, casual dining sets, chaise lounges, gazebos, tables, cushions, and covers. There are online discounts of up to 40 percent off with an additional 10 percent off by using the coupon code 10SEARS.
Coffee lovers can take advantage of more than 150 discounts on reduced-price coffee makers and espresso stations. Brands such as Ninja, Gaggia, Cuisinart, Hamilton Beach, Mr. Coffee, Black+Decker, and Bunn are all included.
Sleep-deprived shoppers can save big on hundreds of different mattresses in all sizes and styles. In many cases, there are discounts of more than 50 percent for major brands, including Serta, Sealy, and Beautyrest.
Sears might be the perfect place to scoop up a closet full of shoes. Buy two or more pairs of boots or select footwear for men, women, or kids, and there are online savings of 20 percent by using the coupon code SHOE20.
Sears is selling luggage sets for as much as 70 percent off. Packages include two-piece, three-piece, four-piece sets, and larger. Hardshell, vinyl, and cloth are all included across many top-selling brands, including American Tourister, Forecast, and Rockland.
Male, female, and unisex bikes are all on sale, including BMX-style bikes, mountain bikes, cruisers, electric bikes, freestyle bikes, and 10-speeds. In all, nearly 100 models are on sale, including brands such as Schwinn, Mongoose, and Huffy.
You can't get Kenmore appliances anywhere but Sears. Though over the years Cheapism has applauded its air conditioners and gas ranges, not every Kenmore product is great -- and we suggested in April that buyers think twice about a refrigerator model. But for those who want as much as 47 percent off refrigerators of all sizes and styles, now may be the time.
We've also given a thumbs-down to a Kenmore washing machine, but Sears is also making a big effort to move the house brand's washers, dryers, and washer/dryer bundles, many for discounts of up to 47 percent. Spend more than $499 and put the purchase on a Sears card, and the store offers another 5 percent off or 12 months' special financing.
Sears isn't selling only big-ticket Kenmore items at bargain prices. Use the coupon code KENMORE25 to save as much as 35 percent on miscellaneous Kenmore appliances, plus free delivery on orders of $399 or more. Orders of $499 or more get an extra $25 off.