Sears Helps Hot Consumers 'Chill Out'

Cool Savings With Energy Star® Air Conditioners, Refrigerators

Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE: S), the nation's leading appliance retailer, is helping consumers beat the heat this summer with special offers on a wide selection of air conditioners, refrigerators and dehumidifiers (see attached fact sheet).

Inefficient central air conditioners and HVAC systems present the largest opportunity for energy savings of any system in the home. Now is the perfect time to replace an old window air conditioner, central air unit or refrigerator with an Energy Star qualified model from Sears, which carries more Energy Star qualified heating and cooling systems from Kenmore® and Carrier® than any other retailer.

"An Energy Star-rated window air conditioner can pay for itself within two to three years," said Tina Settecase, vice president and general manager of Home Appliances for Sears. "And many Kenmore Elite Energy Star refrigerators run on the same amount of energy as a 75-watt light bulb*."

"Today's highest energy-efficient HVAC systems can save consumers as much as 63 percent, when properly sized and installed, compared to older systems that are in many homes today," said Kevin Callahan, vice president of sales and business development for Sears Product Repair Services.

Keeping your existing unit running at peak energy efficiency can also pay big dividends. For example, maintaining proper humidity levels, either by adjusting the humidifier on the unit or adding one to an older unit, can keep you and your family comfortable at higher temperature settings. Sears can help in either situation with a maintenance check or repair by one of its 10,000 professional repair specialists.

Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a broadline retailer with significant service and credit businesses. In 2002, the company's annual revenues were $41 billion. The company offers its wide range of apparel, home and automotive products and services to families in the U.S. through Sears stores nationwide, including approximately 870 full-line stores. Sears also offers a variety of merchandise and services through its Web sites, and, and a variety of specialty catalogs.

  * Based on comparable run times.

                                FACT SHEET

  -- Consumers in the market for a new window air conditioner, dehumidifier
     or refrigerator can get 0% financing until June 2004(1) on all home
     appliances (over $399), including window air conditioners and
     dehumidifiers and free delivery(2) with mail-in rebate.
  -- For consumers who choose to replace, rather than repair their
     appliance, Sears Product Repair Services is offering $65 off a
     replacement appliance of $299 or more(3).
  -- Sears is the only retailer that sells Kenmore® and Carrier® Energy
     Star central air conditioning units. Homeowners can receive 0%
     financing until April 2004 when purchasing a new Carrier or Kenmore
     high-efficiency Energy Star central cooling system.(4)
  -- During the Sears "Refrigeration Spectacular", July 6 through 12,
     shoppers can receive 0% financing until July 2004 and free delivery
     with mail-in rebate on all refrigerators $399 and over.
  -- Selected refrigerators are on sale July 13 through 18 (excludes close-
     outs), and consumers can receive up to $150 cash back on select Kenmore
     side-by-side refrigerators with mail-in rebate.(5)

  1. Available for qualified purchases when you use your Sears Card, Sears
     Premier Card, SearsCharge PLUS, Sears Home Improvement Account, Sears
     Gold MasterCard or Sears Premier Gold MasterCard (Sears Commercial One
     accounts excluded) as advertised. No accrued finance charges and no
     payments due during the 0% period. Regular credit terms apply after 0%
     period. Finance charge will continue on any existing balances. Failure
     to maintain your account in good standing will terminate the 0% offer
     and penalties may apply.
  2. Free standard local delivery. Outside local delivery area, customer
     pays an additional charge. Rebate values, local areas and additional
     chares vary. Excludes KitchenAid built-in refrigeration and outlet
  3. Only valid when declined service receipt is presented with coupon on
     purchase of regular or sale priced home appliance of $299 or more. Not
     valid on compactors, Exceptional Values,, Sears auctions on
     Ebay, outlet store or Parts and Repair Center purchases, catalog
     orders, Maytag (Gemini, Neptune, Wide-by-Side) and product
     installation. Not applicable to prior purchases. May not be used with
     other coupons or offers. One coupon per purchase. Void if copied or
     transferred and where prohibited by law. Any other use constitutes
     fraud. Cash value 1/20 cent. In the event of a return, coupon savings
     may be deducted from your refund. Coupon expires 2 weeks from date of
     declined service receipt.
  4. 0% financing on Carrier and Kenmore installed 13-18 SEER central
     cooling systems when you use qualifying Sears Cards with fixed and
     variable APRs up to 24.90% as of 4/1/03. Rates may vary. No payments
     due until April 2004. Minimum monthly finance charge of up to $1, if
     any is due. Regular credit terms apply after 0% period. Finance charge
     will continue on any existing balances. Failure to maintain your
     account in good standing will terminate the 0% offer and penalties may
     apply. Issued by Sears National Bank. Not valid with any other offer.
     Offer good through August 31, 2003. The following licenses are held by
     or on behalf of Sears, Roebuck and Co.:AK (Gen. Contr. - Exc. Res.
     #675); AR (HVAC #145708); AZ (ROC013509); CA (Gen. Bldg. Contr.
     #025455 HVAC Class C-20); CT (HVAC #308530); FL (HVAC #CAC057299); GA
     (Reg. CN-003489); HI (Classified Spec. #C-4285 C-68LA); KY (HVAC
     #M03912); LA (Mech./Spec. Contr. #5526); MD (MHIC #32117; James Myzick,
     HVAC #3942); NV (Plum. & Heating #0005543 C-1); Rockland County, NY
     Licensed Subcontractors; OR (Gen. Contr. #0001051); TX (HVAC Lic. Nos.
     TACLB016247E, 009563C, 019005E, 002235C, 001268C, 009589C, 013523C); VA
     (Class A Contr. #2705057009); WA (Gen. Contr. #SEARSR-372NT); WV (Gen.
     Bldg. Spec. #WV008529). Some services and installation performed by
     Sears associates. Other services and installation performed by Sears-
     Authorized licensed contractors; additional Sears license information
     available upon request. Service not available in all areas.
  5. With mail-in rebate.

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

CONTACT: Larry Costello of Sears PR, +1-847-286-9036, , or Kim Charney for Sears, Roebuck and Co.,

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