BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces the opening of a new Sears Outlet Store located at 251 Lakeshore Pkwy. in Birmingham, Ala. Celebrating its grand opening March 28 through March 30, the Sears Outlet Store welcomes the local community to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store* plus special giveaways, including a free pair of Coosh™ headphones with any purchase and the chance to win a free washer and dryer valued over $1,199. "We're looking to fill a void in the Birmingham community by offering convenience and accessibility to great products at an incredible value," said Anthony Naulty, store manager of the new Sears Outlet store in Birmingham. "Customers can expect to find entry-level priced to high-end home appliances, grills, lawn mowers, patio furniture, small kitchen appliances, home goods and more – all from exclusive brands that typically can only be found in Sears stores. We look forward to serving the local community and becoming a valued haven for bargain hunters." Each Sears Outlet Store, on average, offers shoppers more than 18,000 square feet of retail space stocked with hundreds of items marked significantly lower than manufacturers' suggested retail prices. Each location provides customers in-store and online access to new, one-of-a-kind, discontinued, used, reconditioned, overstocked, and cosmetically blemished products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories—including home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods and tools. In addition to discontinued and special-buy products, Sears Outlet offers reconditioned merchandise that undergoes a stringent testing process and, when necessary, have cosmetic parts replaced and/or repaired before becoming approved to be an Outlet Certified item. Customers purchasing a Certified Appliance or other item from a Sears Outlet Store should expect significant discounts off the original retail price, a fully functional and operational unit, and the assurance that the unit still meets Sears quality standards as the nation's leading retailer of appliances and appliance-related products. Customers also benefit from delivery and installation services offered by Sears Outlet.