QVC Celebrates 25 Years With "The Joy Of Giving Weekend" and "Better Than Black Friday" Special Events
Exclusive Products And New Interactive Shopping Tools Bring More Joy To Holiday Shopping
WEST CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QVC, the world's leading multimedia retailer, turns 25 this Black Friday, Nov. 25 and is celebrating the milestone with "Better Than Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" special events. With more QVC-exclusives, earlier-than-ever Today's Special Value® deals, and new interactive shopping experiences, QVC shoppers can beat the holiday lines and embrace "all the joy and none of the craziness" this holiday season.
QVC's "The Joy of Giving Weekend" includes must-see television programming and online deals that include exclusive products and gifts that appeal to trendsetters, beauty buffs, foodies, and technology fans alike. Featured products include:
- Clarisonic Mia 2 Next Generation Sonic Skin Cleansing System with select QVC exclusive print designs
- A Dell Notebook Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 640GB HD with Lifetime Antivirus
- Keurig Platinum Plus Series Brewer with 62 K-Cups & My K-Cup and two exclusive-to-QVC colors through the holiday season
- Roku 2 XD Internet Streaming Device with HDMI Cable and a two-month Hulu Plus offer, for new customers
QVC's "Better Than Black Friday" broadcast begins earlier than ever before, at midnight (ET) on Thurs., Nov. 24. The Black Friday Today's Special Value® will be unveiled Thurs. at 1 p.m. (ET), with other must-have gifts showcased throughout the weekend. Cyber Monday will include a Today's Special Value® and exceptional pricing on more than 5,000 items on QVC.com, including 50 Gifts Under $50. Also, QVC is offering "Easy Pay" on every Today's Special Value® now through Christmas Eve, allowing customers to receive items right away with extended payments.
"We know that our QVC customers are extremely busy, and are especially pressed for time during the holiday season," said Claire Watts , CEO, QVC U.S. "QVC is the place to find amazing deals and get back time to spend with friends and family, without enduring the craziness associated with traditional Black Friday shopping."
"The Joy of Giving Weekend" will feature QVC's largest selection of special "event prices" on thousands of products that are in stock. This extended assortment allows customers to easily find great values – and is not limited to early bird shoppers, who quickly deplete limited Black Friday deals at traditional retail stores. Free standard shipping and handling will also be offered during Cyber Monday on the most ever gift items.
In addition to offering a wide selection for everyone on customers' holiday lists, QVC now has two new interactive tools to make gift shopping even easier. The Gift Finder on QVC.com, powered by Gifts.com, helps shoppers find a personalized assortment of items to fit every taste. For gift lists on the go, the QVC Gift List application for the iPhone® allows customers to create, edit, and save personalized gift lists for friends, family, and even themselves. Customers can shop over 100,000 items by popular categories like gifts for her, gifts for him, and a variety of occasions or check the homepage for featured promotions and offers. The mobile app also allows users to set up reminders for gift-giving occasions all year round and share their wish list items with family and friends.
QVC is the ultimate holiday shopping destination, offering everything from unique gifts and toys to festive holiday decor and gourmet food. Throughout the holiday season, QVC has once again extended its returns policy; gifts purchased between now and December 23, 2011, may be returned up until January 31, 2012.
"As holiday shopping gets increasingly stressful, QVC remains focused on helping customers bring more joy into their holiday season by creating a unique and hassle-free shopping experience," said Watts. "Whether you're at home, at work, or on the go, QVC's TV, online, and mobile offerings make it simple for shoppers to find exceptional deals on the brands they want – all without ever standing in line, chasing coupons or enduring anything less than great service."
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LINTA), is the world's leading multimedia retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 195 million homes worldwide. The company's website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. With operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy, West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 25-year history. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
SOURCE QVC, Inc.
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