After hearing conflicting reports about store changing their minds about participating, I emailed corporate again to make sure my store was still participating, since there was no mention of it in the ad I received.
Well, apparently there are MANY stores which decided against participating for some reason, the Salisbury, MD store included. I responded back to the email about how disappointed I was. I'm sure it won't make any difference, but they won't know how much business they're NOT getting by not participating unless we tell them. So, if you're disappointed as well, please take a few moments to email them at: Custrel@customerservice.sears.com