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Hayes Family Selected as Winner of the Family Dollar Holiday Dream Dash Contest

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hayes Family Selected as Winner of the Family Dollar Holiday Dream Dash Contest08:00 EST Wednesday, December 15, 2010Winning Family Will Dash through Their Neighborhood Family Dollar Store In Nashville, Tennessee This Holiday Season for a Complimentary Shopping SpreeCHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hayes family of Nashville, Tennessee has been selected as the grand prize winner of the Family Dollar Holiday Dream Dash Contest, giving them a festive opportunity to dash through their local Family Dollar store aisles for a complimentary shopping spree.  The winner was announced at www.contest.familydollar.com after Chondrika Hayes' contest entry and ideal Holiday Gift List was voted as the top contender by customers nationwide. Today, Hayes and her family will be able to create a special holiday experience by grabbing as many $5 toys and gifts and other holiday items as their shopping cart can handle, in ninety seconds or less at their neighborhood Family Dollar store location.Hayes was initially selected as one of twenty-five contest semi-finalists from more than 6,000 total contest entries by consumers across the country.  As a reason for why she deserved to win the Family Dollar Holiday Dream Dash grand prize, Hayes highlighted that she wanted to fulfill her nine year-old daughter's holiday wish to create a winter donation drive that would benefit the homeless.  The winning entry stated "[my daughter] came up with a name, how it would operate, who would work for her and she also found a building?.It is my desire to be able to help my daughter with giving to those that may be less fortunate." "Family Dollar has always valued bringing fun and frugality to our shoppers, particularly during the holiday season," said Don Hamblen, Family Dollar Senior Vice President for Customer Marketing.  "The Family Dollar Holiday Dream Dash Contest is just another way that we hope to create an enjoyable and affordable holiday for families everywhere, and we're thrilled by the great response we received from customers across the country." The Family Dollar Holiday Dream Dash Contest encouraged entrants to create their own digital holiday gift list by selecting items from an online Family Dollar Christmas Toy Book, as well as share an entry explaining how they would take advantage of a holiday shopping spree at Family Dollar.  Contest participants were able to peruse a variety of the discount retailer's brand-name $5 toys and gifts and other hot-priced merchandise online for a chance to grab their favorite Family Dollar finds as the grand prize winner.For more information and to see the Family Dollar Holiday Dream Dash Contest winning entry, visit www.contest.familydollar.com.  For more information on Family Dollar, please visit www.familydollar.com or www.facebook.com/familydollar. About Family Dollar: Operating small store locations nationwide, Family Dollar is one of the fastest-growing discount retail chains in the United States. Family Dollar offers a core assortment of name-brand and quality consumable merchandise supplemented by fashion and seasonal merchandise at everyday low prices. Beginning with one store in 1959 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Company currently operates more than 6,800 stores in 44 states. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte and is a publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com.Contact:Joshua BravermanFamily Dollar704-814-3447jbraverman@familydollar.comDanielle DussaultMSLGroup646-557-7334danielle.dussault@mslgroup.com SOURCE Family DollarFor further information: Joshua Braverman, Family Dollar, +1-704-814-3447, jbraverman@familydollar.com; or Danielle Dussault, MSLGroup, +1-646-557-7334, danielle.dussault@mslgroup.com