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10.22.2013

“WHEEL OF FORTUNE” TEAMS WITH WALMART FOR THIRD ANNUAL “SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES”

 

Sweepstakes runs from Nov. 11 through Nov. 27

 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 22, 2013) Wheel of Fortune viewers and Walmart shoppers will have good reason to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Television’s top-rated game show has teamed up with the world’s number one retailer for Wheel of Fortune’s third annual “Secret Santa Sweepstakes.”

 

From Nov. 11 through Nov. 27, more than a half-million dollars in cash, cars, luxury vacations and Walmart shopping sprees 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.  

 

To be eligible to win in the “Secret Santa Sweepstakes,” viewers are asked to join the show’s loyalty program, the Wheel Watchers Club, and obtain a SPIN ID number by Nov. 5.   Each member is automatically assigned a unique, alpha-numeric SPIN ID Number.

 

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.

 

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.  

 

The sweepstakes SPIN ID reveal period spans “Walmart Family Week,” (Nov. 11 - Nov. 15) and “Secret Santa”-themed shows (Nov. 18 – Nov. 27) on Wheel of Fortune.   All thirteen of these episodes will feature prizes on the Wheel from Walmart, including a $7,500 Walmart Gift Card or a $1,000 cash Gift Tag. Throughout the week, Wheel of Fortune will showcase prize package segments featuring Walmart products.  

 

About Wheel of Fortune:

Wheel of Fortune is America’s Game®.  It 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 Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices.  Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our more than 11,000 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries.  With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

 

Media Contacts:

Krista Ostensen

Director of Communications

Wheel of Fortune

310-244-6286

Krista_Ostensen@spe.sony.com

 

Walmart Media Relations

Phone: 1-800-331-0085

http://news.walmart.com/reporter 

 

 

 

 


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Press:

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