The Blue Light Special at K mart is best known for offering a cut-rate price on items like underwear and socks.
But starting Sept. 8, K mart shoppers might find that by racing to the whirling Blue Light, they'll get a premium rate on a certificate of deposit. That's the date First Nationwide Bank will open branches in 13 Philadelphia area K mart stores.
The bank is opening a full-service, free-standing office in King of Prussia today.
First Nationwide, headquartered in San Francisco, is owned by Ford Motor Co., which bought the bank last year.