As its name suggests, Sears Hometown Stores is affiliated with Sears. However, unlike the full-service department store, Sears Hometown Stores focuses exclusively on selling appliances, lawn and garden equipment, mattresses, tools, and sporting goods. Basically, you won’t find any apparel or home decor in this store. However, it’s the perfect place for many other things for your home. The retailer is famous for offering great prices all year, but the Sears Hometown Stores Black Friday sale is when the retailer truly shines. With some of the best deals of the year on a wide variety of name brand products, many shoppers are surprised by how much money they can save. Some items make great gifts, while others are great for sprucing up your home for the holidays or simply treating yourself.