BELLINGHAM, Wash., Feb. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces the opening of a new Sears Hometown Store located at 3548 Meridian St. in Bellingham. Celebrating its grand opening February 28 through March 1, the Sears Hometown Store welcomes the local community to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store* plus special giveaways, including a $10 gift card for the first 20 customers on Saturday, March 1. "Our new Sears Hometown Store is the perfect addition to the Bellingham area," said Clinton Braum, store manager of the Sears Hometown Store in Bellingham. "There is a high demand in Bellingham for our top-of-the-line, competitively-priced products, and we're here to meet that demand. We look forward to serving the local community for many years to come." The Bellingham team is excited to provide customers with professional advice, exceptional service and real-time price checks to make sure they receive the guaranteed lowest price. This unique store format allows customers in small communities to have access to the great products and brands usually found only in Sears stores. For instance, the new Sears Hometown Store in Bellingham is the only place in town where customers can find an incredible selection of the top appliance brands such as Kenmore®, Maytag®, KitchenAid®, Whirlpool®, Bosch®, Frigidaire® and GE®, plus a large assortment of lawn and garden equipment, Craftsman® tools, fitness equipment, electronics, mattresses and more. If a product is not available in-stores, Sears Hometown Store associates can order customers any product from the entire merchandise selection offered by Sears, including apparel, footwear, jewelry and much more. Customers also have the option to order products online and pick them up in the store without a shipping charge. The Bellingham store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.