Christmas in our house is always one of my favorite times in the year. We love going all out in decorating inside and outside. Lately thought I have been having some challenges with our outdoor lights in regards to the fact that our lights kept going out and every year it seemed like more and more of them would show up as not working (so frustrating).
I have been looking to be able to transition my outdoor lighting to LED lights but every time I look into it the cost was always a bit prohibitive and thus I was always a bit wary of making the jump. I was recently asked though to go to Sears and check out their Holiday Shop and in specific in their outdoor lighting section to make my LED transition a reality thanks to Sears and Collective Bias, so as you can imagine I was quite excited!
I decided to be a bit crazy and get up at the crack of dawn for black friday sales seeing that Sears had their 200 count LED lights at 50% off. Getting up at 3:30 in the morning is not what I call my cup of tea, but I did it none-the-less because I like to save money (I am a bit frugal you know).
Sears was opening their doors at 4:00 AM so I wanted to be there toward the beginning so I could be sure to receive the lights that I wanted. When I got to the store the parking lot was a bit packed, but the doors had just opened and everyone was already inside so I jumped into the craziness.
Amazingly, there was no one in the holiday shop when I got there. I think everyone had gone directly to the craftsman tools or other items, as I was left to shop in peace. The only issue was the fact that there were no carts and thus carrying 6-7 reels of lights was no fun! I looked around for a bit looking for the lights and then found that they had been placed on an endcap (right in front of the nose on my face if you were).
Seeing that I never purchased LED lights before I had to do a bit of comparison shopping as there were two types of LED lights so I had to test them both out. One was much more harsh and stark white than the other and with that in mind I decided to purchase the warm white lights as I thought they would be more similar to what we have had in the past. The only challenge that I found was figuring out how many strands I would need to purchase. I ended up purchasing 5 strands as I thought that this would be enough at the time.
At the same time I saw an animate Snoopy and Woodstock that was just too cool, so I ended up splurging and getting our first item that was animated for our outside decor, I knew that my kids would just love it when I brought it home and installed it!
I got lucky in checking out as I also purchased a jewelry armoire for my wife and thus when I was in the furniture department that were good enough to be willing to let me check out there (no line) and I did not have to wait in the line that had at least 100 people within it (how luck am I).
Overall, I was impressed with the size, breadth and depth of holiday decorations that Sears had in their Holiday Shop. I would highly recommend that if you are looking for some great holiday decorations that you take a look at Sears as one of your first stops this holiday season.
I have shared photos of my experience here in my Google+ Account!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias but all opinions are my own.
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Jenn Desrochers says
Can’t wait to see what you did with the lights. My kids are dying for one of the animated items or inflatables for our yard. Haven’t splurged as of yet.