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‘WHEEL OF FORTUNE’ AND SEARS TEAM UP TO BRING REAL JOY TO LOYAL WHEEL WATCHERS IN THE “SEARS SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES”

Sweepstakes runs from Nov. 7 through Nov. 22

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 24, 2011) – This November, Christmas will come early for some very lucky Wheel of Fortune viewers.  America’s favorite game show has teamed up with Sears for the most exciting sweepstakes in the show’s history. In the “Sears Secret Santa Sweepstakes,” which runs from Nov. 7 through Nov. 22, every Wheel of Fortune in-studio contestant will become a “Secret Santa” to a home viewer.  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. 

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

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.  To be eligible for the sweepstakes, viewers must register for the Wheel Watchers Club by 11:59 p.m. local time on Monday, Nov. 7.  

The “Sears Secret Santa Sweepstakes” marks the third promotional partnership between Sears and Wheel of Fortune.  This year, the partnership will span two-and-a-half 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 and Kenmore appliances that could be purchased with the gift cards.

About Wheel of Fortune:
Now in its 29th season, Wheel of Fortune has been the number one syndicated game show since its inception. It has earned six Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation program.  With more than 27 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 Holdings Corporation:
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with over 4,000 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, consumer electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears Holdings is the 2011 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered by Sears and Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 11 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.  For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com.



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