Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

HSN Hypes Its ‘More The Merrier’ Christmas Campaign

October 30, 2013

It’s late, we’re tired.

So here is Tuesday’s holiday hype from HSN, direct from the horse’s mouth.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — This holiday season, innovative interactive retailer HSN, Inc. (HSNi) is leveraging the cumulative power of its unparalleled portfolio of leading lifestyle brands to launch More the Merrier, a dynamic, multi-platform holiday campaign. The all-encompassing holiday initiative features the best-of-the-best giftable items at some of the nation’s most sought after retail brands.

HSNi’s lifestyle brands offer consumers the opportunity to win big this holiday season with a curated assortment of highly giftable items through easy-to-shop digital gift guides; special promotional offers and engaging contests and sweepstakes. Key holiday initiatives include:

HSN

HSN will host its biggest holiday sweepstakes ever with the More the Merrier Sweepstakes Presented by Toyota. The nine-week, multi-platform sweepstakes will offer consumers the chance to win an array of prizes through the HSN Arcade gaming portal on HSN.com or by using their tablet or smartphone via HSN Mobile.

Top prizes include a brand new 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid; once-in-a-lifetime experiential events such as an Ozark Mountains fishing trip with top angler Kevin VanDam or pit row access to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway; and special holiday gift bundles from HSN.com.

Garnet Hill

Garnet Hill’s More the Merrier Sweepstakes will offer one lucky winner a luxury getaway to New York City, including airfare for two, a stay at a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property (winner’s choice of The Refinery or The Quin), and the opportunity to meet with fashion editors at Lucky magazine for style tips and a tour of the Lucky fashion closet.

While in New York, the winner and their guest will enjoy a performance of both Chicago and Pippin on Broadway. In addition, they will receive a $1,000 Garnet Hill Gift Card and new Garnet Hill luggage. Garnet Hill will also reprise their annual Dream Big Slipper Boot Design Contest, which gives children the opportunity to submit their artwork for a pair of boiled wool slipper boots. Three winners will receive a pair of boots designed from their illustration and a $250 gift card.

Frontgate

Frontgate’s highly popular annual “Inspire Holiday Pinterest Challenge” will return again on November 15 with pinners describing their most beautiful Christmas celebration ever through pictures posted on the popular social site. Frontgate customers will get to cast their vote for top Pinterest boards with the top 10 pinners receiving Frontgate gift cards to make their holidays even brighter.

Ballard Designs

In conjunction with Southern Living magazine, Ballard Designs is hosting The Ultimate Holiday Hostess Sweepstakes now through December 31. Holiday shoppers can enter for a chance to win $10,000 in merchandise and decorate the party of their dreams. In addition, each entrant can take part in the “What’s Your Hostess Style” quiz, shop the best gifts for every hostess on their list, and download exclusive holiday entertaining recipes and ideas.

Pinterest

Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Grandin Road, Chasing Fireflies, Garnet Hill, Improvements, HSN and TravelSmith are collaborating to create the ultimate More the Merrier holiday Pinterest board with products pinned from each of the brands.

Holiday shoppers can follow HSNi’s official board to learn about the season’s top giftable items and get the scoop from experts on how these items can complete their shopping lists.

Giving Back

At HSNi, generosity lies at the heart of everything we do. There’s no better time to give to those in need than during the holiday season.

HSNi Cares is proud to continue supporting the lifesaving work of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the return of the popular heART HSN 2013 Designer Ornament Collection. This beautifully crafted collection of holiday ornaments features highly-creative designs from some of HSN’s most popular personalities including: Giuliana Rancic, Martha Stewart, Iris Apfel, Deborah Lippmann and many others.

For ornaments purchased through January 31, 2014, 100% of the profits – no less than 30% of the purchase price of each ornament – will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Additionally, all of the HSNi brands will be supporting St. Jude by accepting customer donations and raising awareness for this worthwhile organization starting on November 1st. Donations collected via the HSN Credit Card from November 15-30 will be matched by HSN up to $150,000.

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Preparing, And Dreading, Christmas Home Shopping Withdrawal

December 23, 2009

As Christmas approaches, we’re getting ready for home shopping withdrawal. That’s because the three nets we watch usually shut down, in terms of selling.

In the case of QVC and HSN, they often run extended videos of hosts with their families — like Rick Domeier making cookies with his sons, or Lisa Robertson whipping up a recipe — instead of having live hosts hawking products. We get to see another side of the hosts, and it’s kind of cute — to a point.

QVC stops airing its regular shows 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and doesn’t resume until 8 a.m. Saturday. HSN has a similar schedule, and we just can’t remember what ShopNBC does.

Right now QVC, HSN and ShopNBC are running clearance shows, getting rid of old merchandise to make way for new inventory. In some cases, with one look you know why the stuff hasn’t been sold yet.

In others, you can pick up a good deal, as we did when we ordered a set of three “whimsical” butterfly, ladybug and dragonfly diamond and sterling stack rings, at a $20 price cut, down to $50.

But the world doesn’t seem quite right on Christmas when you turn on QVC or HSN and the programming isn’t live, and no one is pitching anything.