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Coleman Second Annual
Great Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes

Company to announce winners of this year's contest in August

The Coleman Company, Inc. Press Release - 7/16/2008

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Coleman 6D Rugged Lantern

Coleman 6D Rugged Lantern with FM Radio and Amplifier

WICHITA, Ks. - Following the success of the inaugural contest last summer, Coleman's Great Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes featuring Danni Boatwright, Coleman® outdoor ambassador and winner of "Survivor Guatemala" is under way.

The sweepstakes promises the grand prize winner an array of Coleman's latest and greatest camping products worth around $1,000 and $10,000 cash for an adventure of a lifetime. In addition to the grand prize winner, another 85 people will be awarded first-, second- and third-place merchandise prizes.

Anyone 21 years of age or older may enter either online at Coleman's Web site,, or by filling out an entry form available at leading sporting goods retailers across the country. The 2008 summer sweepstakes runs through July 31. Winners will be chosen in August.

According to Shelley Young, Coleman director of brand management, the Great Gear Giveaway is designed to get people outside. "At Coleman, we love the outdoors," she said. "Coleman is asking what people will remember this summer and this sweepstakes is certainly worth remembering. Hopefully it will inspire them to enjoy the outdoors."

The Coleman Great Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes grand prize includes these Coleman® products: Weathermaster® Elite Tent, Propane Stove; Northstar® Propane Lantern; 6D Rugged Lantern with FM Radio, 62-Quart Wheeled Xtreme® Cooler; Queen QuickBed® Airbed with 4D pump, two Diamondback™ 30 Sleeping Bags; two Quad Chairs; Outdoor Kitchen; Outdoor Game Table, 12-Piece Enamelware Set with Cutlery; 3-Piece Family Cookset; 3-Piece Utensil Set, Melamine Dishware, Cutlery Set; Rechargeable Blender; Camping Coffeemaker, Camper's Storage Tote, Tent Kit, Tent Power System, Origami Dishware, Base Camp First Aid Kit and a Hot Water on Demand™ Water Heater. In addition to the grand prize, 10 first-place winners will receive a Weathermaster® Elite Tent. Twenty-five second-place winners will receive a Rechargeable Blender and 50 third-place winners will receive a Broadband™ Chair with Camp Cube™ stool.

Coleman®, Weathermaster®, Northstar®, QuickBed® and Xtreme® are registered trademarks, and Broadband™, Camp Cube™, Diamondback™ and Hot Water on Demand™ are trademarks of The Coleman Company, Inc.

About The Coleman Company, Inc.

As an international leader in the innovation and marketing of outdoor products, The Coleman Company, Inc., helps people have fun and make memories by providing the gear integral to their favorite outdoor experiences. The company's products include its legendary lanterns and stoves, as well as coolers, tents, sleeping bags, airbeds, backpacks, furniture, and grills under its Coleman®, Exponent® and Campingaz® brands. Additionally, the company provides flotation devices, towables, rainwear, waders, hunting and fishing gear, and safety and survival equipment under its Stearns®, Sevylor®, Sospenders®, Hodgman®, Nevin®, Helium® and Mad Dog Gear® brands. Founded in 1900 and based in Wichita, Kan., Coleman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and can be found online at Consumers can call 800-835-3278 or e-mail for general information or for Coleman and Exponent products. For all other brands, call 800-328-3208 or e-mail

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products used in and around the home. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, First Alert®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Java Log®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Loew-Cornell® and Pine Mountain®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Harmony®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain™; and Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Campingaz®, Coleman®, Fenwick®, Gulp®, JT®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, and Volkl®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit

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