My family enjoys celebrating the holidays and the inside of our home is always festive and cozy. We spend quite a bit of time decorating the inside but normally don’t have the time or money to do much to the outside. Every year my boys ask if we are going to put lights on the house and this is the first year that we have been able to do so – thanks to Sears and Collective Bias.
Earlier this week we made a special trip to our local Sears store to see what kind of outdoor lighting we could find. Our Sears store was decorated nicely for the holidays and we enjoyed walking through the store looking at the decorations. When we arrived at the Christmas Shop inside the store, I have to admit I got a little giddy. It’s been years since I’ve gotten to shop for any new Christmas decorations or lights, so this was a big event for me!
I was drawn to all the lighted outdoor décor and Sears had a nice selection of those types of items. They also had several artificial Christmas trees decorated and on display. My husband and sons took off in different directions to see what other holiday items Sears had to offer. When I caught up with my husband he was a bit frustrated with the selection of Christmas lights that was available. The lights that he would have liked to purchase were $29.99 a box and with a $100 budget, they wouldn’t have gone very far. We settled on the lights that we could afford and that would go the furthest on decorating the house. I really wanted a pre-lit wreath for our front door so we picked the least expensive one we could find ($24.99). I needed a door hanger for the wreath, so we found one for $4.99 and grabbed it.
We continued to look around at the other decorations, a bit surprised that Sears didn’t have more to offer in their Christmas Shop. As we were walking up to the nearest register, my husband took a second look at the revolving sale sign and noticed that there were some lights on sale for a better price than the sets we had in our arms. We went back to the light section to find the lights that were on sale. My husband decided that four boxes would do so we picked those up and put the other lights we had previously chosen back. With the sale lights I was able to get a prettier (and more expensive) pre-lit wreath and we also picked up a lighted bow.
I walked to the register while my sons showed my husband some decorations that they liked. I stood there for more than 5 minutes before I finally found an employee to see if she could ring up my purchases. She was unable to help but did find someone who could. As the employee was ringing things up I noticed that the prices were even better than I thought. Everything in the Christmas Shop was discounted 40% off! I wish there would have been some signs advertising the sale. Since we saved some money I decided to grab some ribbon to decorate the posts on our front steps and grabbed another box of lights. We ended up spending right at $100 and this is what we picked up -
The dog and cat both had to come check everything out.
Overall we enjoyed shopping at Sears for outdoor holiday lighting. With the 40% off sale the prices were in line with other comparable stores. Without the sale, the prices were a bit high. The selection was okay but I think it could have been better. The employees weren’t overly friendly and I didn’t enjoy having to hunt someone down when I needed them.
Sears offers a better selection of holiday items online at the Sears Holiday Shop. I browsed the site prior to visiting the store and noticed that they carry Christopher Radko ornaments which many people seem to like. Sears is also having a sale on their live Christmas trees, wreaths and greenery if that is something you are looking for.
Be sure to keep an eye out for my post next week with the details of our outdoor decorating experience, including photos of our house!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. As always, opinions are my own. #cbias #Searsrealcheer