Kmart, Sears offer free shipping on some orders

Sears Holdings cites internal survey showing customer frustration with online shipping costs

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart and Sears are offering free shipping for certain online orders as the holiday shopping season approaches.

Sears Holdings, the company that operates the two chains, said customers with orders of $49 or more from, and can receive free shipping. The company cited a recent "Sears Online Holiday Shopping Survey" that found most online shoppers listed shipping costs as their primary frustration with buying gifts online.

Members of the Shop Your Way loyalty program also can upgrade their account to a Shop Your Way Max membership for $79 per year and receive free two-day shipping on many Kmart and Sears mailable items and receive faster shipping upgrades for 99 cents, as well as unlimited free standard shipping and double points for other items.

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