PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - It is a dream come true for Kathryn Flores of Wharton, Texas to be announced winner of the ColorTyme Big Tyme Big Game Giveaway. Flores, whose name was drawn randomly from hundreds of entries, wins a trip for two to the biggest football event of the year held on Feb. 6 in Arlington, Texas.
ColorTyme, a rent-to-own franchise featuring popular appliances, furniture and electronics, will provide Flores and her guest with tickets, transportation, hotel accommodation, as well as money for food and entertainment. Planning to take her husband to the game, Flores said she was shocked to learn her name was drawn.
"I could not believe it at first, and then I became very excited because I never won anything like this before. It is still unbelievable!" she exclaimed. "My husband is a true sports fan and can't wait until game day. We are so excited to go!"
Flores has been a loyal customer at the El Campo, Texas ColorTyme since 1997 and is impressed with the level of service and attention from employees.
"I love buying at ColorTyme, and I recommend it to my family and friends all the time. I like the service I get when I visit the store, and they stand behind their merchandise," she said. "The best part is that you can get what you need now and pay as you go. If the store doesn't have what you want, they sure can get it."
Manager Martha Vasquez is thrilled that the prize was given to a most deserving and long-time friend of the store.
"We had so many entries in El Campo alone that Kathryn's win was just as big of a surprise to us as it was to her," she said. "I think this giveaway served as a big 'thank you' to customers and a reminder of how much we value them. For Kathryn and her husband, it'll be a moment they'll never forget."
The Big Tyme Big Game Giveaway was held Aug. 1 through Sept. 30. No purchase was necessary to enter.
ColorTyme, Inc., founded in 1979, is America's oldest franchisor of independently owned-and-operated rent-to-own stores. ColorTyme franchisees operate 195 rent-to-own stores in 33 states, and the company's custom-wheels-and-tires franchise brand, RimTyme, operates 25 stores in 12 states. ColorTyme is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of the largest RTO company in the world, Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII).