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Aaron's and "Despierta America" Surprise Maria Sahagun, Winner of the "Wake Up in Your New Home" Contest, with Home Full of Furniture


ATLANTA, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc., (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, in partnership with Univision Network's "Despierta America," surprised Maria Sahagun, a resident of Rialto, California, with new furniture, a prize package valued at more than $24,000, which will fill her entire home as a part of the first "Despierta En Tu Nuevo Hogar" (Wake Up in Your New Home) contest.

Maria Sahagun hugs her son with excitement as Aaron

Sahagun is a single mother of three children, a 17-year-old, a 13-year-old and a 7-year-old who has autism and other conditions. Sahagun has worked hard to provide a home for her children but had only loaned furniture in the home.

"As a single mother, Maria has worked very hard to provide for her family with special needs. Her children deserve to have a safe and comfortable home environment," said Andrea Freeman, Aaron's Vice President of Marketing. "We have been so excited about our first Univision 'Despierta America' contest and received an overwhelming response from viewers. We were so proud to be able to help four winners and their families own the life they want."

As the Grand Prize Winner of the "Wake Up in Your New Home" contest, the California resident can now create lasting memories in her new home with her children for years to come. The prize package includes furniture to fill three bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, and electronics and appliances for her home.

Amada Castillo from Van Nuys, California, Evis Alvarenga from Gaithersburg, Marylandand Maria Velasquez from Charlotte, North Carolina were the three contest finalists who received a $1,000Aaron's shopping spree. Viewers had the opportunity to enter to win by submitting their contest entry online at through Sunday, October 11, 2015. 

Sahagun was chosen out of more than 15,400 families who entered the contest.

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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, has more than 2,000 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada.  Aaron's was founded in 1955, is headquartered in Atlanta, and has been publicly traded since 1982.  Progressive, a leading virtual lease-to-own company and a wholly-owned subsidiary, provides lease-purchase solutions through more than 16,000 retail locations in 46 states.  Aaron's, Inc. includes the,, and brands.  For more information, visit

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