Hastings Entertainment Adds Payment by PayPal and Bill Me Later Options to goHastings.com

  Hastings Entertainment Adds Payment by PayPal and Bill Me Later Options to
                                goHastings.com

PR Newswire

AMARILLO, Texas, May 21, 2013

AMARILLO, Texas, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
(NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has
announced they are now offering PayPal as a payment method on its e-commerce
website, www.goHastings.com. PayPal service allows consumers to send money
without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their
account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. 
Customers can now check out with PayPal after shopping a selection of over 1.5
million new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and
toys. "We are very excited about the opportunity to provide our customers with
an additional payment method on our website," said Vicki Maloney, Director of
E-Commerce. "PayPal is used by millions of consumers and we feel that in
addition to the added security benefits, our customers will also enjoy a
simpler, more convenient checkout process when using PayPal."

Along with PayPal, goHastings.com has introduced Bill Me Later, a PayPal
service, as a payment option. Bill Me Later is a simple, flexible credit line
that lets customers buy now and pay later with financing for 6 months on
purchases of $99 or more.* Hastings also plans to advertise the availability
of this convenient financing option on its www.goHastings.com website and
newsletters. Banner ads will let customers know they can finance their online
purchases.

Visit www.goHastings.com for more details on the PayPal addition and to view
current sales and promotions. To learn more about PayPal and Bill Me Later
visit www.paypal.com.

*Bill Me Later is subject to credit approval, as determined by the lender,
WebBank, Salt Lake City, Utah. Applicable for qualifying purchases of $99 or
more if paid in full within 6 months when Customers check out with PayPal and
use Bill Me Later.

About Hastings

Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia
entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos,
video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise,
with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We
currently operate 134 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet,
primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also
operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas
and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado.

We also operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes
available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique,
contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and
pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press
releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access our
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.

Website: http://www.goHastings.com
Contact: Dan Crow, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (806) 677-1422,
www.goHastings.com