Furniture and specialty home goods retailer Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) will celebrate the grand opening of its first Georgia store in Augusta on Saturday, September 26. The event will feature gift card giveaways, storewide promotions and an opportunity for local customers to enter to win a $10,000 shopping spree.

Conn's HomePlus offers high-quality and affordable products, specializing in furniture and mattresses, home appliances, consumer electronics and home office products.

The new 50,000 square-foot Conn's HomePlus at 270 Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta is one of the largest store formats in the chain and has created almost 30 local jobs for the area. The store is part of Conn's robust national growth strategy to open nearly 20 stores during a 12-month period (February 2015-February 2016). Conn's, which has a brick-and-mortar presence in 12 states, will open its 100 th store next month.

The core of Conn's continued growth and success is its in-house credit program called "YES MONEY ® ," which offers consumers the chance to purchase high quality goods at low monthly payments they can afford, even if they have been turned down elsewhere. The ability to make aspirational items affordable has led to more than 90 percent of surveyed customers stating that they would recommend Conn's to family and friends.

"Augusta is a great community and we are proud that it is the home of our first Georgia store," said David Trahan, President of Conn's Retail Division. "Across our growing store footprint, we work hard to give our customers smart financing options through our YES MONEY program and we look forward to providing this option to our Augusta customers."

Customers can enter to win the $10,000 shopping spree at the new Augusta store now through October 30.

About Conn's, Inc.

Conn's is a furniture and specialty retailer currently operating more than 90 retail locations in 12 states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The company's primary product categories include:
  • Furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as both traditional and specialty mattresses;
  • Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges;
  • Consumer electronics, including LCD, LED, 3-D and Ultra HD, Blu-ray players, home theater and portable audio equipment;
  • Home office, including computers, printers and accessories.

Additionally, Conn's offers a variety of products on a seasonal basis. Unlike many of its competitors, Conn's provides flexible in-house credit options for its customers in addition to third-party financing programs and third-party rent-to-own payment plans.

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