Amazon.com Celebrates with 10 Weeks of Wish List Sweepstakes Filled
with Cash, Trips and Prizes.
What’s on your Wish List?
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 5, 2009--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced a 10-week celebration in
honor of the Amazon.com Wish List’s 10th anniversary with a series of
sweepstakes at www.amazon.com/wishlist10th.
For the past 10 years, Amazon customers have created more than 66
million Amazon Wish Lists, using the feature to save products they are
“wishing for” to a list that they can share with friends and family to
help make holiday and birthday shopping easier. The anniversary
celebration includes 10 weekly sweepstakes with prizes ranging from a
pair of diamond stud earrings worth more than $10,000 to a trip to
London to meet the Jonas Brothers and attend their concert.
Customers are invited to enter the sweepstakes each week by creating an
Amazon Wish List, adding an item to an existing Amazon Wish List, or
sharing an Amazon Wish List with friends via e-mail, Facebook, MySpace,
Twitter or Delicious. Customers will also be invited to enter by using
the Universal Wish List button, a feature that enables them to add any
product from any website to their Amazon Wish List. Amazon’s Universal
Wish List allows holiday shoppers to see everything their friends and
family are wishing for in one convenient location.
“We are profoundly grateful to the customers who in the last 10 years
have created millions of Wish Lists with more than a billion items,”
said Russell Dicker, senior manager of Community at Amazon.com. “So far,
customers have received over 120 million items from their own Wish
Lists, saving them from things they may not want and the hassle of
The Amazon Wish List 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes include the
Week 1 – Oct. 5-11: “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” Premiere Wish List
Grand Prize includes a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend “The
Twilight Saga: New Moon” movie premiere and a chance to meet members of
the cast. Additional items in the Wish List include books, DVDs, a CD, a
board game, and other merchandise related to “The Twilight Saga.”
Week 2 – Oct. 12-18: Dream Kitchen Wish List
Grand Prize includes KitchenAid Architect Series II stainless
appliances, including a gas range, refrigerator and dishwasher, plus a
Jura-Capresso Impressa Coffee and Espresso Center. Additional items in
the Wish List include a KitchenAid 5-quart stand mixer, a 16-piece
Wüsthof knife block set, Paula Deen cookware, Mario Batali cookware, OXO
accessories, Pyrex accessories, Baker’s Secret bakeware and more.
Week 3 – Oct. 19-25: Meet the Jonas Brothers in London Wish List
Grand Prize includes a trip for two to London to meet the Jonas Brothers
and tickets to attend their concert at Wembley Arena. Additional items
in the Wish List include a 19-inch Titan Luggage Carry On suitcase,
Canon PowerShot 12.1-megapixel digital camera, Apple iPod 160-GB
Classic, Jonas Brothers DVDs, CDs and more.
Week 4 – Oct. 26-Nov. 1: Kindle Love Wish List
Grand Prize includes 10 Kindles -- one is preloaded with 10 fiction new
releases, 10 nonfiction new releases, 10 Oprah’s Book Club™ picks and a
New York Times subscription; one is a Kindle DX; and the other eight
could make great holiday gifts for friends and family. Additional items
in the Wish List include Kindle covers, Kindle accessories and more.
Week 5 – Nov. 2-8: Ultimate Backyard Theater Wish List
Grand Prize includes an Epson MovieMate home theater projector, Epson
Duet 80-inch projection screen, and $15,000 that could be used for
landscaping, throwing a backyard film gala, or anything the winner
wants. Additional items in the Wish List include a Waring Pro
Professional Popcorn Maker, OXO Candela Glow set, WoodStation Weather
Display and more.
Week 6 – Nov. 9-15: Yellowstone Photo Expedition with Canon Wish List
Grand Prize includes a trip for two to Yellowstone National Park with
professional photographer mentor Adam Jones from Canon’s Explorers of
Light group, plus a Canon EOS 7D 18-megapixel CMOS Digital SLR Camera
and three Canon specialty lenses. Additional items in the Wish List
include Canon accessories, such as a digital camera gadget bag, lens
hoods, tripod and more.
Week 7 – Nov. 16-22: The Magic of Disney Wish List
Grand Prize includes a trip for four to Orlando, Fla., five days at
Disney World with lodging at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and a $2,000 Disney
gift card for use at the resort’s restaurants and gift shops. Additional
items in the Wish List include a Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS (to play
various Disney games), Disney DVDs, storybooks and more.
Week 8 – Nov. 23-29: High-Def Heaven Wish List
Grand Prize includes an LG 55-inch LCD HDTV, an LG Blu-ray Disc Home
Theater In a Box, Nintendo Wii, and Beatles Rock Band for Wii.
Additional items in the Wish List include popular Blu-ray movies like
“Terminator Salvation,” “The Hangover,” and “Planet Earth – The Complete
BBC Series,” plus AmazonBasics HDMI cables and more.
Week 9 – Nov. 30-Dec. 6: Glamorous Life Wish List
Grand Prize includes a pair of 1½-carat diamond earrings, an Invicta
diamond watch and a $2,000 Endless.com Gift Card. Additional items in
the Wish List include a Be & D Kan Kan Zip Tote, Roberto Cavalli
oversized sunglasses, Orrefors “Amor Vincit Omania” Champagne flute set,
Prada cell phone and more.
Week 10 – Dec. 7-13: Surprise Wish List
Wish List contents will not be revealed until a later date.
For additional information about Amazon Wish Lists, the Amazon Wish List
10th Anniversary Sweepstakes, and a full list of prizes for
each week, please visit: www.amazon.com/wishlist10th.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel; Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial.
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