Posts Tagged ‘Toyota’

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.

Wacky Designer Betsey Johnson Cartwheels Into HSN

July 3, 2013

That kooky, cartwheeling, wig-wearing fashion designer, Betsey Johnson, has tumbled into HSN.

She will debut on HSN as part of its July birthday month (its 36th) celebration, which includes the biggest sweepstakes giveaway in the company’s history.

But first, Johnson. The “fashion icon,” as she is endlessly described in the media, will make her official debut on HSN July 22 with fashions, accessories and fragrance. The spry 70-year-old is known for her retro, whimsical clothing line.

Betsey Johnson, 70, comes to HSN

Betsey Johnson, 70, comes to HSN

“Known for her celebration of the exuberant, the embellished and the over the top, Betsey has been rocking the fashion industry with her unique designs for decades,” HSN said in a press release Tuesday.

HSN’s birthday bash will also include appearances by loser Serena Williams, Nikki Poulos, IMAN, Vern Yip, Samantha Brown, Curtis Stone, Joy Mangano, Diane Gilman and Heidi Daus.

The home shopping channel has also partnered with Toyota to give away four 2013 Toyota RAV4’s in July as part of a month-long sweepstakes. Each week, customers can sign up via the HSN Arcade gaming portal at and one driver will be announced on HSN every Saturday night at 8 p.m.

The festivities will include 24-hour, themed events for beauty, accessories and home and online exclusives from Vern Yip, Wolfgang Puck and others.

Toyota Hybrids Coming To HSN Sunday: Can We Use Flex Pay For A Car?

October 5, 2012

Is HSN now going to be hawking Toyotas?

Well, it has something cooking with our automaker of choice, Toyota. It sounds like HSN is going to become an auto showroom.

On the home shopping network’s website there’s a teaser on Toyota, which says,”An opportunity so big, you have to see it to believe it.”

If you click on that, you are taken to a page that says, “Toyota, for the first time ever on HSN: Toyota’s most fuel efficient hybrid vehicles, including the All New Toyota Avalon Hybrid. Discover Toyota Oct. 7th 12P, 4P and 9P.”!HPSNL1&cm_re=SubNavHP*Toyota_Fall_2012_2012_1004_1*learnmore

We could see demonstrating the hybrids on HSN, but what then? We guess we’ll find out this weekend.