March 22, 2011


Look at Kmart doing the Apple thing and e-mailing me my receipt. This is because I used my “Shop Your Way” rewards card and apparently an e-mailed receipt comes along with the other benefits.

I’m holding out hope for Kmart and Sears, we need more choices outside of just Wal*mart and Target.

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For the ultra geekish, though Sears and Kmart (both owned by Sears Holding Company, which was formed when Kmart bought Sears) both have the same registers at their checkouts, they are not running the same software. Sears is running custom software that was written back in the late 1980s when a company called Compu-Add got their big break by providing all the computer equipment for the chain. Kmart is running the generic IBM retail application (I think it’s still called Retail Application). I know, I’m a dork.