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HSN Looks To Cap $10 Million In St. Jude Donations

November 4, 2014

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of its partnering with with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, HSN this year aims to reach $10 million in cumulative donations for the charity.

HSNi Cares, the home shopping network’s philanthropic arm, has raised nearly $9 million for St. Jude since 2005.

As part of the HSNi Cares’ national campaign, customers of Ballard Designs, Chasing Fireflies, Frontgate, HSN, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, Improvements and TravelSmith will be able to support St. Jude by calling our customer service teams or donating online from November through December.

“We are honored to support the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign for the 10th year,” HSN CEO Mindy Grossman said. “This year, with the generous support of our customers, we will reach our cumulative goal of $10 million to help ensure that the children and families in St. Jude’s care never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.”

HSNi customers will also be able to help St. Jude provide treatment and pursue research in the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases through a number of ways, including:

Purchasing a Designer Ornament: HSN’s 5th Annual HSN Cares 2014 heART Designer Ornament Collection will include over 55 exclusive ornaments personally designed by some of HSN’s favorite personalities, including Deborah Lippman, Fern Mallis, Giuliana Rancic, Hal Rubenstein, India Hicks, Iris Apfel, RJ Graziano, and Vince Camuto. In addition, all HSNi brands have an ornament in this collection and customers can purchase the ornaments online, and 100 percent of the profits will be donated to St. Jude through Jan. 31.

HSN Credit Card Donation on Giving Tuesday: HSN is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday, a day defined by generosity. When customers make a purchase with their HSN Credit Card Dec. 2, HSN will donate 5 percent of the purchase price to St. Jude, up to $125,000. Chef Miles McMath, Director of Culinary Operations at St. Jude, will appear live on HSN Today on Giving Tuesday to share how he incorporates his experiences for the benefit of the patients, families and employees at St. Jude.

HSN Arcade: Starting Nov. 26, HSN will donate $5,000 to St. Jude when 10 million HSN Arcade tickets are redeemed at through Dec. 25.

Spendable HSN Cash Promotion: When HSN customers donate $10 or more to St. Jude on Dec. 10, they will receive $10 in “HSN Cash” to spend between Jan. 1 though 10.

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HSN Wants To Be Your Holiday Gift Portal: Say What?

October 16, 2013

HSN is planning a big hoopla for the holidays, including a sweet sweepstakes, curated options and a “More the Merrier Holiday Gift Store” on, the home shopping network said Tuesday.

First, there’s a “More the Merrier Sweepstakes presented by Toyota.” The nine-week event offers customers the chance to win prizes through the HSN Arcade gaming portal on or by using their tablet or smartphone via HSN Mobile.

Here’s what’s on the list as top prizes:

* 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid – One winner will bring home the redesigned 2014 Camry Hybrid.

* NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Getaway — A trip for two to the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 race at the Richmond International Speedway. The package includes hotel and airfare, VIP tickets to the race, pre-race pit and garage access and the chance to meet a Sprint Cup Toyota driver.

Chef Lorena Garcia

Chef Lorena Garcia

* HSN Holiday Gift Bundles — Themed gift packages that HSN will be awarding winners weekly from Oct. 15 through Dec. 19, including handbags from Twiggy, Beats Pill wireless speakers, Dyson Hard DC56 vacuums and more!

* Ozark Mountains Guided Fishing Trip — A winner and guest will win a two-night getaway to the Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozark Mountains, with the opportunity to fish with Kevin VanDam, the “No. 1 angler in the world.”

As we’ve reported, country artist Keith Urban will present his new Urban Guitar Collection exclusively on HSN Nov. 3.

Fashion icon Iris Apfel has teamed up with Swarovski to create a special HSN jewelry capsule collection. It launches in early December.

Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia will debut a collection of kitchenware set to launch exclusively on HSN

Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, and Black Friday, HSN shoppers will also discover free shipping & handling offers on select gifts, thousands of products on Flex Pay and other deals to stretch their holiday budget.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban’s More the Merrier Gift Store will offer options that fit any budget, including gifts under $25, gifts under $50, gifts under $100 and gifts of luxury.

HSN Cares will also kick-off its annual heART 2013 HSN Designer Ornament Collection, which features designs from vendors such as Giuliana Rancic, Martha Stewart, Trish McEvoy, Marlo Thomas and Deborah Lippmann.

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

Customers can also make donations directly to St. Jude through HSN and All donations collected via the HSN Credit Card from Nov. 15 to 30 will be matched by HSN up to $150,000.

This holiday season, HSN is also partnering with @DogsOfInstagram to give 12 owners the chance to fulfill their pets’ ultimate wish list.

From Nov. 11 to 29, owners will be asked to share pictures of their pets in holiday action on Instagram. To enter upload your photo to Instagram, tag @HSN in the description and use #SantaPaws. Sweepstakes prizes go up to a $1,000 HSN gift card.

HSN Holiday Pinterest Contest Will Donate Funds To St. Jude Hospital

November 30, 2012

HSN has an interesting promotion going for the holidays, one that will benefit St. Jude’s Hospital.

In a press release, the home shopping network said it is giving aspiring interior decorators a chance to give back this holiday season with the “Pin to Give: Deck the Halls for St. Jude” Pinterest campaign.

Pinterest users will search for, pin, and share their favorite holiday decor ideas. For every eligible board submitted to, $1 will be donated by HSN Cares to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“HSN has been a trusted partner to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the past six years under the HSN Cares philanthropic program which is committed to supporting women and families in need through raising funds for global causes,” our buddy Bill Brand, HSN’s executive vice president of programming, marketing and business development said in a canned statement.

“This new campaign gives Pinterest users a chance to give back to a wonderful organization this holiday season and we are honored to continue to raise awareness and funds with this supporting campaign.”

Starting today and running through Dec. 31, pinners will be asked to follow HSN on Pinterest and submit their “Deck the Halls for St. Jude” pin board by picking eight items – at least two items from HSN’s own “Deck the Halls for St. Jude” pin board and the rest of their Holiday decor ideas from anywhere on the Web.

You have to tag boards with #HSN and #StJude. Boards must be submitted to by Dec. 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Over the past six years HSN Cares has raised more than $6 million in donations for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The company kicked off its 2012 holiday shopping season with the return of its heART HSN 2012 Designer Ornament Collection, a compilation of beautiful, limited-edition designer ornaments, personally designed by over 40 HSN partners including Iris Apfel, Queen Latifah, Kate Walsh, Tori Spelling, Deborah Lippmann, Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse and many others.

These ornaments are available exclusively on HSN, and via HSN Mobile. For ornaments purchased through Jan. 31, 100 percent of the profits – no less than 30 percent of the purchase price of each ornament – will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For more information about the HSN Cares “Pin to Give: Deck the Halls for St. Jude” Pinterest campaign please visit or join the conversation @HSN on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Official HSN Press Release On Its Designer Ornament St. Jude Benefit

November 8, 2010

We’re already written about HSN’s holiday promotion, selling Christmas ornaments designed by its celebrity vendors, to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

We made two errors on our prior blog on this. We did not realize that the most pricey ornament, from Naeem Khan, was a pricey $300. And we thought that celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s ornament was a beet, not a radish.

On Monday HSN officially announed the ornament promotion with this announcement:

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Throughout the holiday season, HSN, a leading interactive multi-channel retailer, will be offering customers the unique heART HSN 2010 Designer Ornament Collection. As part of the company’s overall “HSN Cares” philanthropic campaign, the heART collection is available exclusively on HSN and and was designed by more than 70 HSN partners. 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.

“Our annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign holds special meaning for our partners, employees and customers — and, for the holiday season this year, we wanted to offer a unique program to make our campaign the biggest yet,” said Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. “The heART ornament collection reflects the creativity and compassion of our partners…all to benefit the children of St. Jude.”

“HSN has been a remarkable partner to St. Jude during Thanks and Giving, and its dedication and enthusiasm for supporting our lifesaving mission is extraordinary,” said Marlo Thomas, national outreach director for St. Jude. “Through the sale of these exclusive heART ornaments during the holidays, HSN will once again help St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Everyone who buys one of these beautiful ornaments will be giving hope to the precious children who are fighting for their lives.”

Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige, Sean Combs, Tori Spelling, Molly Sims, Martha Stewart, Susan Lucci, Jonathan Adler, Fran Drescher, Sam and Libby Edelman, Liz Lange, Nate Berkus, Padma Lakshmi and IMAN are among the more than 70 participants who designed ornaments. The beautifully designed collection ranges in price from $19.90 to $49.90, with an exceptional ornament designed by celebrity fashion designer Naeem Khan being offered for $299. This exquisite, limited-edition holiday ornament is covered in brilliant, hand-cut Swarovski crystals and is a signature piece for the collection. Swarovski is the official crystal of the heART HSN 2010 Designer Ornament Collection.

Each ornament has its own special story. Whether it’s Jennifer Flavin-Stallone partnering with her husband Sylvester Stallone to incorporate his original painting of Santa Claus; Chef Emeril Lagasse turning to a large radish as inspiration for his design; or fashion icon and London native “Twiggy” proudly waving her Union Jack, all of these incredible pieces are truly special keepsakes that support the lifesaving work of St. Jude.

Also, customers are able to decorate their own interactive Christmas trees with the heART designer ornaments on and then share their holiday creations with friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.

In addition to funds generated via the sale of the collection, donations will once again be accepted for St. Jude from HSN customers via phone, online and HSN mobile. HSN customers have generously donated approximately $3,000,000 in support of St. Jude since HSN began its annual campaign in 2005.

HSN’s Good Deed: Designer Ornaments For St. Jude

October 22, 2010

Jay King's ornament

We think HSN’s Designer Ornament event is a pretty neat idea, and all for a good cause.

The No. 2 home shopping network asked a bunch of its vendors — 73 total — to each design a Christmas tree decoration for its HSN 2010 Designer Ornament Collection. The ornaments, which HSN has been selling on-air for the past two days, range in price from $20 to $40.

So Susan Lucci, Diane Gilman, Emeril Lagasse, Jay King, Mary J. Blige, Martha Sewart, Jennifer Stallone, Twiggy and Gwen Stefani were among the HSN vendors who designed ornaments for the collection.

Twiggy's version

The sale of the ornaments is supporting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric research and treatment center devoted solely to finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.

Gwen Stefani's ornament

In fact, 100 percent of the profits, no less than 30 percent of the purchase price of each ornament, will be donated to St. Jude.

We particularly liked Twiggy’s Union Jack version, King’s white and turquoise ornament, Stallone’s cute Santa and Emeril’s purple turnip.