99 Cents Only Stores Launches First Ever "Design For 99" Reusable Bag Design Contest

May 1, 2012

LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today 99 Cents Only Stores® launches its first ever "Design For 99" reusable shopping bag design contest. Facebook fans have the opportunity to submit their original designs for a chance to win a 99 Second Shopping Spree. The winning design will be sold in all 99 Cents Only Stores.

The design entry period of the contest will run through June 10, 2012. 99 Cents Only Stores will choose 9 finalists from the pool of entries and Facebook fans will vote for the final winning design. The voting period for Facebook fans opens on June 19, 2012 and the design with the most votes will be chosen as the winner by July 9, 2012.

"We are very excited to engage with our customers online in a creative and original way.  We all look forward to seeing the designs and expect many fun and exciting entries. This competition not only allows people to express themselves creatively, it is also an activity that encourages shoppers to adopt reusable bags as part of their everyday shopping experience," says Eric Schiffer, CEO.

Eligible participants of the contest include resident of California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas ages 13 and older with valid Facebook accounts. Using a third party application, Facebook fans may enter the contest by visiting www.facebook.com/99centsonly and clicking on the "Design For 99" tab. For details, including official contest rules and FAQ please click here.

About 99 Cents Only Stores

Founded in 1982, 99 Cents Only Stores® currently operates in 298 extreme value retail stores consisting of 219 stores in California, 37 in Texas, 29 in Arizona, and 13 in Nevada. 99 Cents Only Stores® emphasized quality name-brand consumables, priced at an excellent value, in convenient, attractively merchandised stores. More than half of the Company's sales come from food and beverages; including fruits and vegetables, dairy, deli and frozen foods, along with organic and gourmet foods.

99 Cents Only Stores news releases and information are available on the Company's website at www.99only.com For further information, including participating stores, media interviews, press photos and the like, contact Erin Myrick (323) 864-0025 or erin.myrick@99only.com.

SOURCE 99 Cents Only Stores