Bay City Resident Sandy Gelisse Wins Brand New Fiat As Part Of Art Van Furniture's Black Friday Festivities

Nov 30, 2012, 15:18 ET from Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay City (MI) resident Sandy Gelisse went into Art Van Furniture during its Black Friday festivities last week looking for a new sofa and came out with the keys to a brand new black and red Fiat automobile! Gelisse won the car during the store's Black Friday event, which offered guests the chance to win one of 34 brand new 2013 Fiat automobiles.

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"This year's Black Friday event was the biggest in Art Van Furniture's 53-year history," said Art Van Elslander, Art Van Furniture founder and chairman. "We wanted to give our guests a holiday experience like no other. Offering the opportunity to win a new Fiat was incredibly exciting for us.  We're thrilled for Sandy, and hope she enjoys her brand new Fiat and her new sofa for many holidays to come!"

Sandy Gelisse, who won the car, said, "It was quite a surprise! I certainly didn't expect to win a new car when I went furniture shopping that morning. What a wonderful way to begin the holidays.  Lucky for me, my kids are grown so I won't have to fight them for the keys."

Sandy Gelisse will be featured in upcoming Art Van Furniture commercials showcasing her big win and Art Van Furniture will be offering more opportunities for holiday shoppers to win more Fiats in the days ahead.

About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 34 stores throughout Michigan, a full service e-commerce website, plus six freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Canton, Troy, Rochester Hills, Brighton, Ann Arbor and New Hudson, Michigan. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit for more information.

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