VIZIO Celebrates Moms, Launching "This One's For Mom" Contest, Rewarding a Special Mom With Ultimate Mother's Day Gift

Contest Allows Families the Chance to Win Mom a VIZIO Home Theater Prize Package and Tickets to Visit the DreamWorks Animation Campus

Irvine, CA — April 16, 2014 — VIZIO—America’s #1 Smart TV 1 and Sound Bar company 2 — in partnership with Walmart, announced today the “This One’s For Mom” contest, giving family members the chance to pay tribute to their moms this Mother’s Day. People across the country are encouraged to visit to upload a video or photo nominating their mom and sharing their personal story of appreciation. The mom recognized in the winning submission will receive a VIZIO Home Theater Gift Package. Entries can be submitted now through April 22nd. Consumers are then invited to help VIZIO determine winners by voting for their favorite story from April 23rd through April 30th. 

With the focus of Mother’s Day to celebrate moms everywhere, VIZIO is committed to delivering an experience unlike any other to the winning mom.  In addition to a complete VIZIO home theater – which includes a 60” E-Series Smart TV and 54” 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar – the Grand Prize winning mom will receive a $500 Walmart gift card, $250 VUDU credit and, to top it all off, an expense paid trip for two (travel and lodging not to exceed $1,500) to the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale, CA.

“This Mother’s Day, we are encouraging everyone to celebrate the women who go above and beyond each day and awarding the winning mom with the surprise of a lifetime,” said Lily Knowles, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIZIO. “We’re excited to be teaming up with Walmart to pay tribute to moms across the country and can’t wait for our VIZIO fans to help determine which mom is most deserving of the Ultimate Mother’s Day Home Theater Package.” 

One Grand Prize winner will receive the following prize package:
•    VIZIO 60” Class Full-array LED Smart HDTV (E600i-B3)
•    VIZIO 54” 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar (S5430W-C2)
•    $500 Walmart Gift Card
•    $250 VUDU Movie Credit
•    Trip for two to the DreamWorks Animation Campus in Glendale, CA

Eleven Runner-Ups will receive:
•    $100 Walmart gift cards

The individual who nominates the Grand Prize winning mother will also win a VIZIO 32” Class Full-array LED Smart HDTV (E320Fi-B2), a $100 Walmart gift card as well as a $50 VUDU movie credit to be used at or the VUDU app on internet-enabled devices.

VIZIO will also donate a 60” class HDTV (E600i-B3), 54” 3.0 Sound Bar (S5430W-C2) and a DreamWorks Blu-Ray package consisting of 12 popular movie titles to Orange County, CA-based Miracles for Kids organization. The non-profit’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families affected by childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Members of the VIZIO Fandemonium program have the opportunity to earn points by submitting stories about their moms and voting for their favorite submissions. More information about VIZIO Fandemonium can be found at .

The “This One’s For Mom” contest will also be promoted via VIZIO social channels. Submitters are encouraged to share on their own social networks using the hashtag #ThisOnesForMom to promote their unique story.  Once a winner is selected, the winning submitter will be notified and the stage will be set to “surprise” the Grand Prize winning mom.

More information about the “This One’s For Mom” contest can be found at .

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 North American LCD HDTV shipments. VIZIO was #1 in North America LCD for 2010 1 . VIZIO is now also America’s #1 Smart TV company 4 and large size LCD company 2 as the leading seller of 60” and larger HDTVs in the U.S. VIZIO is also the #1 Sound Bar Brand in the U.S 3 . For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best -- focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. The brand is consistently recognized for excellence in customer service, and was awarded 19 Stevie Awards, including the Grand Stevie Award in the 8th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products.  VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. VIZIO has won numerous awards including 2014 Editor’s Choice by, “Best of CES 2014” by IGN, “Best of CES 2014” by PC Magazine and “Best of the Best 2014” by UltraHDTV Magazine for its Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV.  VIZIO’s P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV also captured’s 2014 Editor’s Choice award and was also recognized by The Verge as “Best TV of CES” for 2014 as well as awarded “Best of CES” by Complex and “Best of Show” by Wired for 2014.  VIZIO also earned #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, CNET Best of CES 2013 – Home Theater and Audio, Sound & Vision’s Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors including “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTVs Less Than 50 Inches in a Tie” from J.D. Power 5 . For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit .

1 Source:  DisplaySearch Market Tracker Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report.

2 Source:  The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service Based on Units Sold January – October 2013.

3 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold, Jan 2010 – Dec 2013.

4 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 2013 Flat Panel TV units with Apps included.

5 J.D. Power 2013 High Definition Television (HDTV) Satisfaction ReportSM.  Report based on responses from 6,007 consumers measuring 8 brands and measures opinions of consumers who purchased an HDTV less than 50 inches in the last 12 months.  Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May-June 2013.  Your experience may vary.  Visit .

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