Aaron's and "The Wendy Williams Show" Give Away New Dining, Kitchen, Laundry Room to Third "Win a Room in June" Winner

ATLANTA - June 19, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for furniture, electronics and appliances, in partnership with "The Wendy Williams Show," surprised its third "Win a Room in June" contestant, Jacqueline Wilson, from Otisville, NY, with a new dining, kitchen and laundry room set as a part of the "Win a Room in June" contest.

With three men in her home –her husband of 26 years and two adult sons – Wilson is in desperate need of new appliances. She's attempted to cook meals on an outdated stove that has only three burners, broken knobs and an oven door that sticks. Currently without a dining room table, her family cannot share meals comfortably together. The new dining, kitchen, laundry room set includes a Frigidaire® Stainless Steel Range, Maytag® 22 cu. ft. French Door Stainless Steel Refrigerator and a five-piece Avenue Dining Room Set, crafted with design and dining comfort. To complete the full dining, kitchen and laundry room set, Wilson will also receive a, high-efficiency Samsung® Top Load Washer and a Samsung® Dryer.

"It's been such a rewarding experience to be able to give these winners and their families a fresh, new home environment," said Andrea Freeman, Aaron's Vice President of Marketing. "We're so happy we can be a part of helping Jacqueline and her family create new memories around the dinner table. We wouldn't be able to do this without our partnership with 'The Wendy Williams Show,' which represents the Aaron's promise to help families own the life they want."

In addition to the room makeovers, Wilson and her husband received round-trip air transportation to New York to attend a taping of "The Wendy Williams Show," hotel accommodations for one night and ground transportation to the show.

Prior to awarding Wilson the new dining, kitchen and laundry room set, Aaron's gave away a tech-ready bedroom and a living room set with an electronics entertainment package to two other winners on "The Wendy Williams Show." The last winner will receive new furniture and electronics for two kids' bedrooms provided by Aaron's.

Wilson was chosen out of more than 16,500 families who entered the contest at http://community.wendyshow.com/aarons.

Karen Bonck, Senior Vice President of Branded Partnerships for Debmar-Mercury, which syndicates and distributes "The Wendy Williams Show," added, "The show reviewed thousands of entrants for this week's giveaway and choosing a winner was no simple task, but the heartwarming Wilson entry rose to the top. I can't believe we only have one more room giveaway - it's been an exciting June thanks to our friends at Aaron's!"

Aaron's makes owning easy through lease ownership and the room makeovers will enable the deserving weekly winners to own the life they want.

For more information about Win A Room In June, please visit http://community.wendyshow.com/aarons. To learn more about Aaron's, join the conversation by "liking" Aarons on Facebook (facebook.com/aaronsinc) and following Aaron's on Twitter (twitter.com/AaronsInc).

About Aaron's, Inc.

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, currently has more than 2,100 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Aaron's was founded in 1955, is headquartered in Atlanta and has been publicly traded since 1982. Progressive Leasing, a wholly owned subsidiary and leading virtual lease-to-own company, provides lease-purchase solutions through approximately 15,000 retail locations in 46 states. Aaron's, Inc. includes the Aarons.com, ShopHomeSmart.com and ProgLeasing.com brands. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.

About Debmar-Mercury

Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes The Wendy Williams Show; produces and distributes the Craig Ferguson-hosted Celebrity Name Game (renewed for a second season starting in fall 2015) with co-producer FremantleMedia North America; has U.S. distribution rights to FremantleMedia North America's Steve Harvey-hosted Family Feud; distributes Tyler Perry sitcoms House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns, as well as Revolution/CubeVision's Are We There Yet? (starring Ice Cube); and, for FX, sitcoms including Anger Management (starring Charlie Sheen and now also airing in national off-network syndication); and has U.S. TV distribution rights to Tosh.0, South Park, Hell's Kitchen and a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios.

SOURCE Aaron's, Inc.


Garet Hayes
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