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Aaron's and The Wendy Williams Show Surprise Renea Harrington with "Win a Room in June" Master Bedroom


ATLANTA, June 5, 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 Philadelphia resident Renea Harrington and her family with a brand new tech-ready bedroom suite as a part of the second annual "Win a Room in June" contest.

Aaron's and The Wendy Williams Show surprised Philadelphia resident Renea Harrington and her family with a brand new tech-ready bedroom suite as a part of the second annual 'Win a Room in June' contest.

The Harrington couple is the first of four deserving families to receive a "Win a Room in June" contest prize package. The contest will continue for the remainder of June with three additional winners receiving room makeovers for their Living Room, Dining/Kitchen/Laundry Room and Kids' Bedrooms.

Harrington and her husband have been married for six years, have two daughters and they are expecting a baby in July.  The couple moved into their home in September 2014 and have focused their extra income on their family instead of on purchasing furniture for themselves.  Now the couple will have a place to relax after a long day of work. Their new Ian Bedroom group includes a queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, and nightstand, all in a rich, espresso finish with silver burnished bar pull hardware and raised bases on slim feet.  The Harrington family will receive a new Simmons Beautyrest® Brisben II Mattress, and their bedroom will be tech-ready with a LG® 50" Smart LED TV, a LG® 300W Wireless Soundbar and a Dell® 11" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Laptop.

"We're so excited to work with The Wendy Williams Show again and provide deserving families with these amazing rooms for their homes," said Andrea Freeman, Aaron's Vice President of Marketing. "At Aaron's, we are focused on helping our customers own the life they want and we believe this partnership with Wendy Williams is an exciting event helping her fans learn more about this empowering message."

The Harringtons were chosen out of more than 9,000 families who entered the contest at, which runs through Friday, June 12.

Karen Bonck, Senior Vice President of Branded Partnerships for Debmar-Mercury, which syndicates and distributes "The Wendy Williams Show," added, "We reviewed thousands of entrants and Renea Harrington really stole our hearts with her story of dedication to her family. We can't wait to surprise the other three deserving winners."

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

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

For more information about the contest or to enter to win, please visit To learn more about Aaron's, join the conversation by "liking" Aaron's on Facebook ( and following Aaron's on Twitter (

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, and brands.  For more information, visit

About "The Wendy Williams" Show

"The Wendy Williams Show" is the provocative, must-see talk show in daytime. Taped live in New York City, the show screens internationally in 52 countries, is syndicated nationally and airs on BET at midnight. Viewers delight over Williams' distinctive and entertaining personality, as well as a diverse mix of interviews with celebrity guests from television, film, music and sports. Popular segments include "Hot Topics," in which she delivers her own unpredictable, honest and authentic take on the juiciest headlines, and "Ask Wendy," during which she offers real advice to audience members looking for solutions to problems. "The Wendy Williams Show" is produced and distributed by Debmar-Mercury, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company.

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