Past Oprah Favorite Things Shows and Audience Giveaways
Oprah has traditionally given away products during her Favorite Things episodes. Oprah’s generosity over the years has been amazing. She has given her audiences such things as To see other items given away, please see fellow AC writer Tony Hamby’s article Beetles Galore: Oprah Gives Away 275 Volkswagen Cars. In 2006, Oprah gave away $1000.00 gift cards and explained to the audience she wanted them to use it for the charity of their choice. There have been items such as diamond watches by Philip Stein, washers and dryers, iPod Video, Sony Vaio laptop, Burberry purses and the list goes on.
The Final Oprah’s Favorite Things Giveaways
This year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things episode had to be a two part episode because of the size of it. There were 45 gifts in all, ranging from an iPad Scrabble app at $4.99 to the cars, at $18,000. There will be no taxes on the winnings, as the companies have covered them this year. You too can take part this year, because you can go online and enter sweepstakes to win even though you are not in the live audience. That to me sounds like great fun! I’ve added the link and directions within this article so you too can take part in the fun.
Amazing but True Past Winners and Watchers Complained About Their Winnings
Hard to believe, but people who won cars the last time actually had the gall to complain they had to pay for the taxes on the cars. They got a car worth thousands of dollars, for free. Apparently not good enough for some spoiled people. If they didn’t want a brand new beautiful car, they could have turned it down. I’ve read comments on other articles about her giveaways saying that the people of the audience could have needed other things instead of the luxury of a car. Well, they could accept it, be happy for the windfall and sell it and pay their debts if they wanted. As we all know, we can’t make everyone happy all the time, but the silliness of these complaints gets my goat. People also have commented saying that it is not actually her giving products away, it is the actual company. Even if that is taken into account, everyone wins, why complain? By doing these shows, Oprah has been part of boosting sales to these companies. One as high as a 1000% increase for one company whose product is Clarisonic Skin Care System. So I see no harm in letting people have free stuff, and boosting sales to companies, its all part of helping the economy isn’t it?
Enter Oprah’s Holiday Give Away Today and Everyday Until 12/10/2010
Simply go to Oprah’s website (http://www.oprah.com/index.html) , scroll down to daily links which is on the right hand side a quarter of the way down the page, click the top link which says The 12-Day Holiday Give-O-Way! (http://www.oprah.com/packages/12day-holiday-giveoway-sweepstakes.html) scroll down to the current date, and it will have the day’s code. Click the current days give away and you will be taken to where you will fill out your information. I timed it, and it took me exactly two minutes to finish the form. It does ask if you want to subscribe to the Oprah Magazine, but it is not necessary to do so.
Have fun and good luck! ‘Tis the season-remember, if you don’t win anything, share the joy anyway and be happy for those who did win both in the live audiences and at home.
A clip of the audiences reaction to their gifts this year: