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11.13.2012

“WHEEL OF FORTUNE” AND SEARS TEAM UP FOR SECOND SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES OFFERING AT HOME VIEWERS OVER $575,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES

 

   

Sweepstakes runs from Nov. 19 through Nov. 30

 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (November 13, 2012)  After giving away more than $250,000 in cash and prizes to viewers at home last holiday season, Wheel of Fortune and Sears have teamed up for the second year of the “Wheel of Fortune Sears Secret Santa Sweepstakes” this November.  

 

From Nov. 19 through Nov. 30, more than $575,000 in cash and prizes will be up for grabs as part of the sweepstakes, where every in-studio contestant will become a “Secret Santa” to an at-home viewer.  During that time if the viewer has a Wheel Watchers Club SPIN ID number, he or she will be eligible to win the exact same prizes won by the in-studio contestant, including cars, cash and luxury vacations. 

 

When the totals for the second and third place contestants are announced at the end of the regular game, the Wheel Watchers Club members’ two SPIN ID numbers will be revealed.  Following the Bonus Round, a third SPIN ID number will be revealed, representing the person who will win whatever the champion won.

 

Wheel Watchers Club members whose SPIN ID numbers are revealed will then log on to www.wheeloffortune.com within 24 hours of the broadcast to claim their prizes.  

 

Viewers who want to enter the “Wheel of Fortune Sears Secret Santa Sweepstakes” will want to become members of the show’s loyalty program, the Wheel Watchers Club, and obtain a SPIN ID number by November 13.  It’s free and easy to become a Wheel Watchers Club member at www.wheeloffortune.com.  Each member is automatically assigned a unique, alpha-numeric SPIN ID Number.  

 

The “Wheel of Fortune Sears Secret Santa Sweepstakes” marks the fourth promotional partnership between Sears and Wheel of Fortune.  This year, the partnership will span two weeks of Secret Santa-themed shows and feature $5,000 Sears gift cards as prizes on the Wheel. Throughout the week, Wheel of Fortune will present prize package segments featuring Sears products such as Craftsman tools, Kenmore appliances, and Kardashian Kollection apparel that could be purchased with the gift cards.

 

About Wheel of Fortune:

Wheel of Fortune has been the number one syndicated game show since its inception and has earned six Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. With more than 30 million viewers per week, syndication’s most successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television shows.  Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.  It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.

 

About Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services and  is part of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn Points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com.  Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through its Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S.  The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

 

Media Contacts:

Krista Ostensen

Director of Communications

Wheel of Fortune

310-244-6286

Krista_Ostensen@spe.sony.com

 

Brian Hanover  

Sears Holdings    

847-286-6080    

brian.hanover@searshc.com

 

 

 

Press:

Krista Ostensen Osche
310-244-6286
Krista_Ostensen@spe.sony.com

Leslie Jacobe
310-244-3396
leslie_jacobe@spe.sony.com