World Class Chefs Showcase Epicurian Talents During HSN’s 24-Hour Cooks Event November 2

Top Chefs and Culinary Stars Including Robert Irvine, Ming Tsai, Lorena Garcia, Donatella Arpaia, Geoffrey Zakarian, Dominique Ansel, CJ Jacobson and Raul de Molina to Appear Live During 24-Hour HSN Cooks Event -

Prepare for a Season of ‘Merry Meals’ with Culinary Greats Guiding Shoppers through the Holidays with Exclusive Tips and Tricks

Entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN is tantalizing taste buds yet again this year with the 24-Hour HSN Cooks event on Sunday, November 2. The star-studded culinary event will feature top chefs and culinary experts from around the globe, who will come together to participate in the bi-annual cooking extravaganza.

Three of HSN’s most notable chefs and HSN’s newest chef partner, Robert Irvine, will gather to slice, dice, and cook up a series of highly engaging, interactive cooking demonstrations in front of a live studio audience of HSN Credit Card customers. Restaurant: Impossible sensation Robert Irvine and Iron Chef judge and Zagat’s “Hostess with the Mostess” Donatella Arpaia will offer their own recipes for live on-air fun from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and celebrity chefs and restaurateurs Ming Tsai and Lorena Garcia will appear together from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.(both times ET).

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Five New Weight Watchers® Cereals Launch

World’s leading provider of weight management services announces five great-tasting ready-to-eat cereals now available at select retailers nationwide

Weight-conscious consumers now have a delicious new breakfast choice in the cereal aisle. Weight Watchers®, the world’s leading provider of weight management services, launched branded great-tasting ready-to-eat cereals at select retailers, with additional distribution coming by January 2015. The cereals are brought to market with the help of MOM Brands®, the largest family-owned cereal company in the United States, which is licensed to manufacture and distribute the brand.

The new Weight Watchers lineup can help people meet their weight management goals while enjoying sensible, yet delicious cereals.

  • Weight Watchers Oat Clusters With Almonds highlights sweetened flakes of corn and wheat, with added granola clusters made with steel cut oats and sliced almonds. The deliciously crispy, crunchy 120-calorie cereal includes 8g of whole grains per serving. (PointsPlus® value of 3 per serving)
  • Weight Watchers Whole Grain Honey Nut Toasted Oats cereal is made with real honey and provides 13 essential vitamins and minerals. Low in fat and just 120 calories per serving, it provides 18g of whole grains. (PointsPlus® value of 3 per serving)

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Baskin-Robbins Launches Spooktacular Halloween Twitter Sweepstakes

Gives fans nationwide the chance to win a $50 Baskin-Robbins gift card and free Heath® Bars for a year

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is helping fans nationwide prepare for Halloween with a frightfully delicious and fun Twitter sweepstakes in partnership with The Hershey Company, makers of Heath® Bar candies. All this week, Baskin-Robbins will be giving fans the chance to win a $50 Baskin-Robbins gift card and free Heath Bars for a year.

Beginning today and ending on Halloween, Baskin-Robbins will post Halloween-themed questions on Twitter about Heath Bar candies and Baskin-Robbins frozen treats. Guests may “enter if they dare” and tweet their responses to @BaskinRobbins with the hashtag #TrickBRTreat. The entry period will be 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT each day and two winners will be randomly selected daily to receive a $50 Baskin-Robbins gift card and free Heath Bars for a year. No purchase necessary, must be 18+ to enter. Void where prohibited. For additional terms and conditions related to Baskin-Robbins’ #TrickBRTreat Twitter Sweepstakes, visit:

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On The Border® Thanks Veterans and Troops with FREE “Create Your Own Combo” This Veterans Day

World’s Largest Casual Dining Mexican Restaurant Chain Says Thanks with its Best-Selling Option

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina® is saying “Thank You” more than 150 ways this Veterans Day, as all veterans and active duty military will receive, for FREE, OTB’s “Create Your Own Combo menu,” the restaurant’s best-seller featuring more than 150 possible meal combinations, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Veterans and active duty military will receive a Choose 2 or Choose 3 selection from OTB’s “Create Your Own Combo menu,” which features the following:

  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • House Salad
  • Caesar Salad
  • TACOS (Soft or Crispy)
    • Seasoned Ground Beef
    • Chicken Tinga
    • Dos XX® Fish Taco
    • Seasoned Ground Beef
    • Chicken Tinga
    • Guacamole

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    PepsiCo’s Doritos’Last Call To Create Doritos Ads For A Shot At A $1 Million Grand Prize

    And Universal Pictures Dream Job Doritos Brand Accepting Consumer-Created Advertisements for Super Bowl XLIX on Until November 9

    PepsiCo’s Doritos brand today announced a last call for entries into this year’s Crash the Super Bowl contest. From now until November 9, fans from participating countries around the world are invited to submit their 30-second homemade ads celebrating their love of Doritos tortilla chips. Ultimately, two lucky winners will see their ads air for a global television audience of millions during the Super Bowl XLIX broadcast. As part of this year’s contest, the creator of the ad receiving the most fan votes will win a guaranteed $1 million grand prize, as well as an opportunity unlike any other in the history of the contest: a chance to work as a contractor for a full year onsite at Universal Pictures in Hollywood, alongside some of the best and brightest in the entertainment industry. Fans must submit their advertisements to before contest submissions officially close on November 9 at 11:59:59 PM CT.

    The contest website — — features the official contest rules, as well as a “Creator’s Tool Kit” that includes Doritos logos, product shots, music and animations for download and use.

    Once submissions close on November 9, a qualified panel of judges, including executives from the Doritos brand, advertising professionals, and Elizabeth Banks — who is making her directorial debut on “Pitch Perfect 2″ and has starred in critically acclaimed films such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Seabiscuit,” and “Pitch Perfect,” as well as global franchises like “The Lego Movie,” “The Hunger Games” and “Spider-Man” — will select 10 finalist ads, twice as many as the previous year’s contest. Two spots will air during the Super Bowl broadcast, one selected by fan votes on and the other by the Doritos brand.

    Each of the 10 Crash the Super Bowl finalists will win an invitation to Arizona to attend Super Bowl XLIX and watch the game from a private suite, where they will tune in to learn which finalist ads will air for the world to see. The eight finalists whose commercials don’t air during the broadcast will each win $25,000. The runner-up whose ad airs, but does not receive the most fan votes, will win $50,000. The Super Bowl XLIX broadcast is set for Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, on NBC in the United States and local broadcast networks around the world.

    PepsiCo’s relationship with the NFL is among the company’s longest-running and most-successful sports sponsorships. PepsiCo will leverage its relationship with the NFL to connect with consumers throughout the season with activations spanning many of the company’s largest food and beverage brands, including Pepsi, Tostitos, Quaker, Doritos and Gatorade.

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    Williams-Sonoma Opens Its Newest Store Back Home in Sonoma

    It was 94 degrees when I arrived at the new Williams-Sonoma store in Sonoma on October 3, but walking in I was met by refreshingly cold air conditioning and a warm and friendly staff.  The warmth of the staff was felt throughout the event.


    The newest store from Williams-Sonoma is also old — it is on the site of Chuck Williams’ original store which opened in 1956 before moving to San Francisco in 1958.  A sense of heritage and history was deliberately cultivated.  The door marked “605″ is the entrance door from the first store; the original hand-carved lettered sign hangs above the main entrance.  The new store follows the architectural footprint.  Williams-Sonoma wants you to feel at home here.

    The store has two floors.  The second floor of the store is focused on the home furnishings collection, christened “New Tradition.”  The emphasis here is on classic looks, clean lines, natural materials (linen, wood, leather, suede), and a color palette of complementary neutral colors (creams, browns, grays, black).  Everything is well built and comfortable.  They call it “usable luxury.”  Eight new collections will be released each year and all custom upholstery will be made in the United States.

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    Marco’s Pizza Introduces Combo Deal with Halloween Costume Contest

    From Batman & Robin and Sonny & Cher, to salt and pepper and peanut butter and jelly, there are plenty of great combos that will be used as Halloween costumes this year.  Marco’s Pizza is introducing its own exceptional combo this Halloween: the Double Delicious Deal of Pepperoni Magnifico and Cheezybread, which launched on October 27 at participating Marco’s Pizza locations nationwide.  So to celebrate, it’s offering anyone with a great Halloween costume combo the chance to win free pizza for a year.

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    Quaker Oats Celebrates its Fans on National Oatmeal Day with ‘Oat Street’ Takeovers

    National Holiday is Celebrated by Intercepting Commuters with Free Oatmeal

    In celebration of National Oatmeal Day on October 29, The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., is taking over and temporarily renaming Oak Streets to Oat Street in select cities across the country. For those living in Chicago, Ill., San Francisco, Calif., and Portland, Ore., their day is about to get a little oat-tastic. Quaker will encourage local residents during their morning commutes on Oat Streets to join in on the celebration and delight them with a delicious surprise: a free on-the-go breakfast of Instant Quaker Oatmeal Cups and Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal+ (while supplies last).

    “We think any day is a good day to enjoy a delicious bowl of oatmeal, but National Oatmeal Day gives us a special reason to have some fun and inspire oatmeal lovers everywhere to enjoy it just the way they like it,” said Joe Silverman, senior marketing director, Quaker Foods North America. “Oatmeal is a delicious and nutritious breakfast option that families have enjoyed together for generations. We’re excited to treat fans, especially on National Oatmeal Day, with oatmeal to start their day off right.”

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