VIZIO TO HONOR DAD WITH LAUNCH OF "GIVE DAD YOUR BEST" CONTEST, REWARDING A DESERVING DAD WITH ULTIMATE FATHER’S DAY GIFT
Contest Allows Sons and Daughters the Chance to Win Dad A VIZIO Home Theater Prize Package and Tickets to Premiere of DreamWorks Animation’s "Turbo"
Irvine, CA — May 22, 2013 — VIZIO, Inc.—America’s #1 large size HDTV 1 and Sound Bar company 2 , announced today the “Give Dad Your Best” contest, giving sons and daughters the chance to pay tribute to Dad as Father’s Day approaches. Beginning May 22nd, people across the country are encouraged to visit www.vizio.com/dad where they can upload a video or picture celebrating Dad and share a personal story of appreciation. The dad with the winning story will receive a Father’s Day VIZIO Home Theater Gift Package. Consumers are invited to help VIZIO determine the winner by logging on May 22nd, through June 5th to vote on their favorite story.
VIZIO will award the most deserving dad with an ideal man cave upgrade; the Ultimate Home Theater Package designed with big picture, crystal-clear sound and enhanced entertainment in mind. A top destination for Father’s Day gift-givers and families year-round, VIZIO wants to give sons and daughters the chance to give back to their dads on Father’s Day.
“Sons and daughters nationwide are looking to raise the bar on the ultimate gift for dad,” said Lily Knowles, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIZIO. “We’re excited to offer a Father’s Day prize package that is sure to be the envy of dads everywhere by teaming up with Best Buy, M-GO and DreamWorks Animation. It will be fun to have our VIZIO fans weighing in with votes to determine which dad deserves to be treated with the Ultimate Home Theater Package. “
The Grand Prize winner will receive the following prize package:
• VIZIO E-Series 70” Razor LED Smart TV (E701i)
• VIZIO 42” 5.1 E-Series Sound Bar (SB4251)
• $250 M-GO streaming movie credit
• Four tickets to the premiere of “Turbo,” DreamWorks Animation’s new summer film
15 First Prize winners will receive:
• $200 Best Buy gift card
The individual who nominates the Grand Prize winning father will win a VIZIO 42” Razor LED Smart TV (E420i) and $100 M-GO streaming movie credit. The individuals who nominate the First Prize winners will each receive a $50 Best Buy gift card.
In addition to a complete VIZIO home theater, the Grand Prize winning dad will receive four tickets to the premiere of “Turbo,” the latest film from DreamWorks Animation in theaters July 17th. “Turbo” is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an ordinary snail who dares to dream big – and fast. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.
The “Give Dad Your Best” Father’s Day contest will be promoted via VIZIO and Best Buy social channels. Submitters are encouraged to share on their own social networks using the hash tag #GiveDadYourBest to promote their unique story. Once winners are selected, the winning submitters will be notified and the stage will be set to “surprise” the Grand Prize winning dad at a Best Buy retail location.
M-GO, a proud team member of “Give Dad Your Best” contest, is the people-friendliest, new pay-as-you-go digital entertainment service that makes it easier than ever to browse, rent, buy and enjoy the broadest, newest and best selection of movies and TV shows.
More information about the Father’s Day “Give Dad Your Best” contest can be found at www.VIZIO.com/dad .
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments. Since 2007 VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO's products are found at Walmart and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, IGN Best of CES - Television, Bluetooth.org Best of CES, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy, Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice and OC Metro's 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com .
1 Source: The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service Q1 2013 (Large Size includes 60’’+).
2 Source: The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service Q1 2013, units sold.
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