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These 142 Sears And Kmart Locations Are Closing - Here’s How To Get Big Savings

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If you thought that closing more than 40 stores nationwide earlier this year signaled the end of an era for Sears, things have just gotten much worse for the chain.

As the deadline arrived for a massive debt payment this week, Sears Holdings Corp. filed for bankruptcy.

What does that mean for the average shopper?

Liquidation sales are starting soon at more than 140 Sears and Kmart locations from coast to coast.

Sears Closing Sales
Closing sales are already underway at some stores.Phillip Pessar - Flickr

And there are still good deals to be found at these stores, if you know how to get them.

Sears Is Shrinking Again

In 2013, Sears had 2,000 locations across America. While it was already past its prime, the historic department store chain was still putting up a good fight.

But increasing pressure from online retailers - and even other big box stores - has pushed Sears to the brink.

The chain has not turned an annual profit since 2010, and has lost $10 billion in the same time period.

Sears Store
Sears is shrinking to less than 700 stores by next year.Miosotis Jade - Wikimedia

After 46 Sears and Kmart store closings were announced this summer, another 142 were listed in the company's bankruptcy announcement, with closing sales set to begin "withing two weeks" at all of those locations while some have already begun.

(A full list of closing locations can be found at the end of this article.)

There will be less than 700 Sears and Kmart locations open after the latest round of closings, which is less than the number of stores Sears Holdings has closed in the last two years alone.

Kmart closing
Sears and Kmart merged in 2005.Jjbers - Flickr

Sears has already shuttered or sold off their locations in other countries, including Canada.

It's unclear how many employees will be affected by the huge number of closings, but Sears Holdings Corp. reportedly had 90,000 employees earlier this year.

How To Get The Best Deal At Closing Sales

While a closing sale at your location may sound like a chance to scoop up some great deals, know that acting fast may not be in your best interest.

In general, the trend at closing sales is that you will not save as much as you expect, and recent store closings like Toys "R" Us proved that rule is still true.

Toys R Us
Shoppers were upset by deals at closing Toys "R" Us locations.Terence Ong - Wikimedia

The fact that Sears Holdings is still struggling to pay off its debtors probably means they will want to wring every last penny out of these closing stores.

So how can you make the best of a bad situation? Sadly, you may need to wait until the stores are almost empty.

Just like at a yard sale, prices will drop even further when it's time to pack up and go home. But by then, most of the quality products will probably be gone.

Still, there are some good discounts to be found already.

Sears closing sale
Some of the best deals during the closing sales will be on clothes and shoes.Phillip Pessar - Flickr

A staffer for Time MONEY reported that clothes and shoes were discounted by 50% at one closing Sears location.

Tools and home goods had smaller discounts, while big-ticket home appliances were down about 30%.

But those prices are not even on par with savings from a regular Black Friday event, so it could be in your best interest to wait and see before making a big purchase.

Bear in mind that Sears and Kmart offer brands like Craftsman, Kenmore, Levi's, and Timberland. But you may need to rush to the stores before those products are gone.

A Complete List Of Closing Kmart And Sears Locations

This week's bankruptcy announcement revealed that 79 Sears outlets and 63 Kmart stores will be closing.

You can check the list below to see if your local store will be closing its doors for good.

Also, check if nearby stores were among the locations that were already announced to be closing earlier this year.

Alabama

Sears

  • 1001 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden

Arizona

Sears

  • 2250 El Mercado Loop, Sierra Vista
  • 3150 S 4Th Ave, Yuma
  • 6515 E Southern Ave, Mesa/East
  • 7611 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix-Desert Sky
  • 3177 Chandler Village Dr, Chandler

Arkansas

Kmart

  • 2821 East Main St, Russellville

California

Sears

  • 1700 Stoneridge Dr, Pleasanton
  • 100 Santa Rosa Plz, Santa Rosa
  • 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa
  • 1011 W Olive Ave, Merced
  • 5901 Florin Rd, Florin
  • 3751 S Dogwood Ave, El Centro
  • 100 Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto
  • 100 Los Cerritos Mall, Cerritos
  • 1401 N Montebello Blvd, Montebello
  • 3001 Ming Ave, Bakersfield

Kmart

  • 215 W Hanford/Armona Rd, Lemoore
  • 1351 E Hatch Rd, Modesto
  • 375 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside
  • 3247 W Noble Ave, Visalia
  • 912 County Line Rd, Delano
  • 2530 S Euclid Ave, Ontario
  • 3968-A Missouri Flat Road, Placerville

Colorado

Sears

  • 10785 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood
  • 7001 S University Blvd, Centennial

Connecticut

Sears

  • 1201 Boston Post Rd Sp 2095, Milford
  • 850 Hartford Tnpk, Waterford

Florida

Sears

  • 900 N W 76 Boulevard, Gainesville
  • 12350 Sw 8th Street, Miami

Kmart

  • 733 N Highway 231, Panama City
  • 300 Mary Esther Blvd, Mry Est/Ft Wltn Bch
  • 1050 S Babcock St, Melbourne
  • 3800 Us Highway 98 N Ste 500, Lakeland
  • 303 Us Hwy 301 Blvd W, Bradenton
  • 3100 Sw College Rd Ste 300, Ocala

Georgia

Kmart

  • 400 Crosstown Road, Peachtree City
  • 6239 Turner Lake Road, Covington

Idaho

Sears

  • 460 N Milwaukee St, Boise

Illinois

Sears

  • 3340 Mall Loop Dr, Joliet

Kmart

  • 3701 Broadway St, Quincy
  • 4210 N Harlem Ave, Norridge
  • 5000 23Rd Ave, Moline

Indiana

Sears

  • 1251 US Highway 31 N, Greenwood
  • 6780 W Washington St, Indianapolis
  • 3401 S Us Highway 41, Terre Haute

Kmart

  • 430 W Ridge Rd, Griffith
  • 723 3rd Ave, Jasper

Iowa

Kmart

  • 2803 E Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs
  • 1111 N 2nd, Cherokee
  • 2307 Superior, Webster City

Kansas

Kmart

  • 400 South Broadway, Salina
  • 7836 State Ave, Kansas City

Kentucky

Sears

  • 4807 Outer Loop, Louisville-Okolona
  • 2625 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green

Kmart

  • 600 C W Stevens Blvd, Grayson
  • Northridge S/C Us Hwy 127, Russell Springs

Louisiana

Kmart

  • 7000 Veterans Memorial, Metairie

Maine

Kmart

  • 417 Main Street, Madawaska

Maryland

Sears

  • 15700 Emerald Way, Bowie
  • 400 N Center St, Westminster
  • 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia

Kmart

  • 835 Solomons Island Rd N, Prince Frederick
  • 6163 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill

Massachusetts

Sears

  • 1235 Worcester Rd, Natick

Michigan

Sears

  • 900 Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor
  • 2100 Southfield Rd, Lincoln Park

Kmart

  • 06600 M-66, North Charlevoix
  • 1025 M-24, Lake Orion

Minnesota

Sears

  • 425 Rice St, St. Paul
  • 12431 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka

Missouri

Kmart

  • 2901-5 N Belt Hwy, St. Joseph
  • 7100 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City
  • 1 Flower Valley Shp Ctr, Florissant

Nevada

Sears

  • 1245 W Warm Springs Rd, Henderson

New Hampshire

Sears

  • 50 Fox Run Rd Ste 74, Portsmouth

New Jersey

Sears

  • 1500 Highway 35, Middletown
  • 1750 Deptford Center Rd, Deptford

Kmart

  • 779 Delsea Dr, N Glassboro

New Mexico

Sears

  • 6600 Menaul Blvd NE Ste 700, Coronado

New York

Sears

  • 75 W Route 59 Ste 100, Nanuet
  • 1111 Franklin Ave, Garden City
  • 600 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Hts
  • Rt 394 & Hunt Blvd, Lakewood

Kmart

  • 987 Route 6, Mahopac
  • 8363 Lewiston Road, Batavia
  • 2590 Military Rd, Niagara Falls
  • 349 Orchard Park Rd, West Seneca
  • 93 West Campbell Rd, Schenectady

North Carolina

Sears

  • 703 N Berkeley Blvd, Goldsboro
  • 400 Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville
  • 11033 Carolina Place Pkwy, Pineville

Kmart

  • 1530 East Broad Street, Statesville
  • 4500 Western Blvd, Raleigh
  • 1001 Patton Ave, Asheville

Ohio

Sears

  • 5320 Youngstown Rd, Niles

Kmart

  • 15891 State Rt 170 East, Liverpool
  • 17840 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights

Oklahoma

Sears

  • 6929 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa Woodland Hls
  • 9800 SW Washington Square Rd, Washington Sq
  • 3201 W Main St, Norman

Oregon

Sears

  • 827 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem (Lancaster)

Kmart

  • 3955 S W Murray Blvd, Beaverton

Pennsylvania

Sears

  • 880 Butler Street, Pittsburgh
  • 5522 Shaffer Rd Ste 129, Dubois
  • 100 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem/ Crnwls Hts
  • 2300 E Lincoln Hwy, Langhrn /Oxford Vly

Kmart

  • 720 Clairton Blvd/Rte 51, Pleasant Hills
  • 528 W Plank Road, Altoona
  • 1502 South Fourth St, Allentown
  • 1000 Nutt Rd, Phoenixville
  • 1170 Mae Street, Hummelstown
  • 100 Tarentum Rd, New Kensington
  • 1180 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle
  • 3205 Lincoln Hwy, Thorndale
  • 111 Hulst Dr, Ste 722, Matamoras

South Carolina

Kmart

  • 129 West Butler Avenue, Mauldin
  • 2302 Cherry Rd, Rock Hill

Tennessee

Sears

  • 7600H Kingston Pike, West Town
  • 2800 N Germantown Prkway, Cordova
  • 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville
  • 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga

Kmart

  • 6909 Maynardville Pike NE, Knoxville

Texas

Sears

  • 7508 N Navarro St, Victoria
  • 2901 S Capitol Of Texas Hwy, Austin/Barton Creek
  • 3450 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Southwest Ctr
  • 2501 Irving Mall, Irving
  • 6301 NW Loop 410, Ingram
  • 1000 E 41st, Austin
  • 6002 Slide Rd, Lubbock
  • 2002 S Expy 83, Harlingen
  • 2605 Preston Rd, Frisco

Virginia

Sears

  • 100 Newmarket Fair Mall, Hampton

Kmart

  • 6364 Springfield Plaza, Springfield
  • 118 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg
  • 2712 W Main St, Waynesboro

Washington

Sears

  • 3500 S Meridian Ste, 900 Puyallup

Kmart

  • 1001 E Sunset Drive, Bellingham

West Virginia

Sears

  • 9520 Mall Rd, Westover/Morgantown

Kmart

  • 1701 4Th Ave W, Charleston

Wyoming

Sears

  • 701 SE Wyoming Blvd, Casper

Kmart

  • 4000 East 2nd Street, Casper

[H/T: CNN]

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