PRIZE DRAWING: Because It’s About Time You Stepped Into a Kmart Again

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Last month, I was a little mean to Kmart, suggesting Kmart stores dream about being Target stores. To be honest, I haven’t stepped into a Kmart in at least two years, so maybe they’ve improved and stores aren’t depressing anymore.

So to make it up to Kmart, The Impulsive Buy will be giving away a $25 Kmart gift card to one lucky reader, forcing him or her to go to Kmart. Although, I guess the winner could also sell the gift card on eBay or give it to a relative for Christmas.

To enter The Impulsive Buy’s Kmart gift card drawing, leave a comment with THIS post. I don’t care what you say in your comment, but it would be nice if you take a few moments to come up with something nice to say about Kmart, even if you don’t mean it. For example, shopping at Kmart brings a joy to my soul that I thought could only be achieved by riding a unicorn up a rainbow.

Please don’t forget to fill out the email field because I’ll be emailing the winner for his or her mailing address. The Impulsive Buy will stop accepting entries on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents who are at least 18 years old.

For those of you who have a Twitter account, you can get an additional entry by tweeting the following by Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time:

@theimpulsivebuy Kmart is the greatest store ever and I’ll punch you in the face if you say otherwise. #kmartrules

So just copy, paste, and tweet. Only one tweet per Twitter account.

Good luck!

Fine Print: Kmart is not affiliated with this prize drawing. The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you emails about business opportunities in third world countries. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you Kmart circulars. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail, damaged mail, or you being seen stepping into Kmart.

Image via flickr user daysofthundr46 / CC BY SA 2.0

151 thoughts to “PRIZE DRAWING: Because It’s About Time You Stepped Into a Kmart Again”

  1. yay! I actually do kinda like Kmart! theres no Target near my current living situation, so it’s the next best thing!
    I love it because…they sell stuff WAY cheaper than other stores by me! ex) cereal at one store? 7 dollars. K mart? only 3-4! WOO

  2. Kmart met someone at the bar and asked him what’s his name. He replied “Cool” and Kmart replied, “Stop calling me names.”

  3. I like Kmart! The nearest one is about a 20-25 minute drive though… but I LOVE any chance I get to not spend money at Walmart!

  4. I haven’t been to a Kmart in years! There wasn’t any where I lived, but now that we moved to CO I’m very close to one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. The thing I like about Kmart is, despite them having the slowest checkout lines of any store I go to, they make up for it with there’s always humerus clientele to watch while your waiting.

    In all seriousness though, they do occasionally have hard to find products.

  6. Love Kmart, where else can you get underwear, a convection oven, furniture and bacon all in one place and one low price? Well I guess Target and Walmart have that too, but Kmart is the OG of retail superstores!

  7. The thing I like best about KMart is the fact that I haven’t gotten shot in the parking lot on my way from the car to the store EVER. And that’s gotta be like, a record for Los Angeles.

  8. The K-Mart I went to as a kid in the 80’s had a full blown cafeteria in the back. G.C. Murphy’s, Kaufmann’s (FU Macy’s), Hill’s, Horne’s, Gimbel’s, Woolworth’s etc were all good places.

    The Kaufmann’s in downtown Pittsburgh is like 10 stories tall, and the upper floors have wooden escalators!

  9. I actually love Kmart because going there makes me feel less trashtastically mainstream than going to Walmart. Same prices, no website devoted to the weird people who shop there. Win. (Plus, really cute scarfs this year).

  10. When I collected figures, Kmart always had a great selection. I haven’t been to one in a long while though, I should look into it.

  11. I like K-Mart, although it depends on the store on how much I like them. The one I go to the most often often has nice deals on clothes and toys.

  12. I bought a nice pair of Lee jeans at Kmart a month ago for about $22. I’d sure love another pair.

  13. I worked in a K Cafe when they still had such things (at least in Michigan), in the early 90’s. The baked apples and cookies were good. I only burned myself on the waffle cone maker once. There were breakfast regulars (it was the only place to eat in the mall) who made my life a living K Hell (see also: December weekends).

    Kmart is the only department store in the town where I live now, so I have no choice but to return often and have flashbacks every time I see the Icee machine at the front of the store.

  14. That’s funny, I haven’t been in a KMart in years either. I don’t remember anything negative about the store though, it’s just a bit out of the way.

  15. Kmart, you might not be Target but at least you’re not Walmart*

    *Statement based on the quality (cleanliness, location, parking lot, helpful employees, ect.) of the stores in my area, your area may vary.

  16. We had a super Kmart in my hometown before Walmart became super. Being able to buy pizza rolls and school supplies at one place was awesome.

    Also, we don’t have one in Alaska but I’m visiting home in January and I always make a trip to the extremely rundown Kmart by my house to something.

  17. I don’t expect to win, would be cool though.

    About K’Mart.
    You have a ton of commercials on TV. It is just too bad there isn’t a single store within 50 miles of me. Either you like to taunt with your commercials, or you need a better marketting team.

    Wait that last part wasn’t nice.

  18. As a poor, recent college graduate, Kmart is starting to look a lot better than it used to…. ; ) But honestly, I have some vaguely fond memories of the place as one of only two major stores in the mountain-town where I used to go every summer.

  19. I like K-mart. They have stuff that Walmart and Target doesnt have. Their candy selection is so much better sometimes. They have snacks you cant hardly find at some places.

  20. Over the course of a couple of years I watched a K-Mart convert into a Sears Essentials and now back to a K-Mart. I am curious to see what has changed.

  21. Something nice? Okay. K-Mart ALWAYS has the item that they advertised in the newspaper for an awesome price in stock and ready for me to purchase when I decide to give K-Mart another chance. Okay, that’s really the opposite of the truth. Sometimes I think they’re just making up some of their sale items, because they never exist when I try to purchase them.

    At least it’s nice of K-Mart to be located really close to the Target in my area, so when I don’t find what I need at K-Mart, I’m only a mile away from Target, making my life easier. Thanks K-Mart!

  22. The last time I was in a k-mart they wouldn’t let me carry around a fake dog from a Christmas display. I need to go back and rectify this.

  23. Well, shopping at Kmart is nice in that it means not having to fight the crowds and navigating a full parking lot! There’s one right next to my Target and the differences in crowding is unbelievable!

  24. My first real job was third shift stocker at K-mart. The disruption to my sleep cycle combined with a slight drinking problem, caused me to enter a deep depression. But the discount was nice.

  25. I can’t think of a single instance that I didn’t say, “UGH! I wish I was at Walmart!” while inside a Kmart, which is terribly sad. I mean, Target is the way to go. If you are wishing for Walmart, things are bad. If I had to say something nice about my local Kmart it is that they have a Dino (of Flintstones fame) ride out front. How’s that for retro?

  26. Nearest Kmart is about a half-hour away. I collect shopping bags and don’t have a Kmart one, and god knows how long the chain will be around, so I figure this might be a good time to grab one.

  27. Actually, I do love Kmart. We’re rural, so it’s either Kmart or Walmart for us here. And Kmart has a rewards card that accrues free money. My broke ass likes free money. 🙂

  28. I don’t know the last time I went to a Kmart (the closest one is 40 min away), but this would make me do it! 😀

  29. K-Mart started Martha Stewart’s line of products for the masses, right? So that is a plus. Also, I won some gold jewelry there one time in a drawing.

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