ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2016 /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, hosted a whirlwind weekend getaway in Miami for the winners of the Michael Waltrip Family Vacation Sweepstakes.
Elizabeth Chancey, a Tennessee resident and huge racing fan, won the Michael Waltrip Family Vacation Sweepstakes and brought along her husband and two friends to Miami for an all-expenses-paid vacation. They enjoyed a shopping spree on Saturday at a Miami Aaron's store. They were joined by racing legend Michael Waltrip, who helped pick out their furniture, appliances and electronics.
On Sunday, Waltrip and Aaron's treated the family to a VIP Racetrack Experience at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The family also received a private tour of the garages at the track with the racing star.
"The excitement has been building for this sweepstakes and we're thrilled that the winners were able to enjoy a beautiful weekend in Miami with Aaron's and Michael Waltrip," said Andrea Freeman, Aaron's Vice President of Marketing. "It was no accident that this coincided with the holiday season, as we were looking for ways to show our appreciation to our loyal customers. We were especially excited to give these racing fans an exclusive racetrack experience with Michael, who we've worked with for many years."
Waltrip has been featured in Aaron's commercials this year and has raced with the Aaron's logo visible on his car as an associate sponsor. The Aaron's Waltrip Family Vacation Sweepstakes, which ran from May 2 to May 26, received thousands of entries across the country.
"My partnership with Aaron's continues to present me with new opportunities to give back to my fans," said Waltrip. "I had a wonderful time in Miami with Beth and her family and was excited to see how much they enjoyed the race on Sunday."
About Aaron's, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) is a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, and currently has more than 1,930 Company-operated and franchised stores in 47 states and Canada. Progressive Leasing, a leading virtual lease-to-own company, provides lease-purchase solutions through approximately 16,000 retail locations in 46 states. Dent-A-Med, Inc., d/b/a the HELPcard®, provides a variety of second-look credit products that are originated through a federally insured bank. Aaron's was founded in 1955, has been publicly traded since 1982 and owns the Aarons.com, ProgLeasing.com, and HELPcard.com brands. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.