Banana Republic Celebrates "8 Days of Giving" for Holiday Shoppers

Program features gifts, discounts and a chance to win a Hilton Worldwide weekend getaway

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Banana Republic, the global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering modern American style, is proud to announce a special program offering daily gifts, giveaways and discounts to surprise and delight Banana Republic customers this holiday season.

Called "8 Days of Giving," customers will be treated to a unique holiday program designed to bring a joyful lift from the holiday hustle through daily gifts and discounts for Canadian shoppers. The "8 Days of Giving" program will run from November 23 through December 1 and will include timely offers, including travel and cosmetic offers from coveted brands such as Uber, OPI and Porter Airlines. The program will culminate with a sweepstakes that offers a chance to win a grand prize weekend getaway, courtesy of Hilton Worldwide. Partner offers will be available in store until 1:00 p.m. local time, and will be complemented by Banana Republic merchandise promotions throughout each day.

"This holiday season, we want to put the fun back in holiday shopping by surprising our customers with more than a week of special gifts from some of our favorite brands," said Catherine Sadler, global chief marketing officer, Banana Republic. "We are committed to bringing joy to our customers, making it easy for them to treat themselves and their loved ones with unique offers from Banana Republic and our partners that we know they will love."

The Banana Republic "8 Days of Giving" program offers something for everyone:

  • November 23:  $40% off full priced sweaters1
  • November 24:  Discounted rides for new and existing users through Uber's smartphone app 2
  • November 25:  Free bottle of OPI nail lacquer3
  • November 26:  40% off select styles1
  • November 27:  Voucher for $25 off a Porter Airlines flight4
  • November 28:  A chance for a shopper in each Banana Republic across Canada to win a Nexus 7 tablet from Google5
  • November 30 and December 1: A chance to win one of 10 weekend getaways to over 4,000 hotels and resorts within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, 10,000 Hilton HHonors™ Points, or a $100 Hilton HHonors™ gift card.6

"We are thrilled to partner with Banana Republic to celebrate the spirit of giving this holiday season," said Mark Weinstein, vice president, Hilton HHonors. "Our customers share a passion for style and travel, and we are excited to reward them on their journey."

Banana Republic stores in Canada will be offering Black Friday promotions on November 29 to see a list of the promotions as they become available, visit www.gapinc.com/holiday.

About Banana Republic
Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering modern American style. Dedicated to helping customers achieve their best in life's moments big and small, both personally and professionally, Banana Republic offers covetable clothing, handbags, jewelry, eyewear and fragrance at accessible prices. Founded in San Francisco, Banana Republic is located in over 700 company-operated and franchise retail locations worldwide. Customers also can shop online or at (888) BR-STYLE. For more information about Banana Republic, a division of Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), please visit bananarepublic.ca

About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands, offers approximately 38 million members more ways to earn and redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program, enabling them to create experiences worth sharing at more than 4,000 hotels in 90 countries and territories. HHonors members can now redeem points for any room, anywhere, anytime, including the most luxurious suites, using any of four room rewards: Premium Room Rewards, Room Upgrade Rewards, Points & Money Rewards and Standard Room Rewards. In addition, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more. HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer 'No Blackout Dates' and 'Points & Miles' for the same stay at its properties worldwide, including participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels& Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. Membership in HHonors is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com. Members can now also book reservations, manage their accounts and redeem special offers with the new Hilton HHonors mobile app for iPhone.

1 Not valid online or at Banana Republic Factory Stores.  Discount applies to merchandise only, not to Gift Cards, packaging, or applicable taxes. No adjustments on previous purchases.  Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts including Gap Inc. employee discount..

2$20 off a ride from Uber for new users or 10% off a ride up to $50 from Uber for existing users. Coupon is valid for new users until 1/31/2014 and for existing users until 12/25/2013 in all markets served by Uber.  Not valid on Uber taxi.  Uber app download required and Uber account must be set up.  Uber available only in select cities.  For details go to www.uber.com   Coupons available in-store, one per person while supplies last.  Questions should be directed to support.uber.com

3 One per person. While supplies last.

4 Voucher for $25 off Porter Airlines base airfares on a roundtrip purchase. Redeemable only online at flyporter.com.  Booking period November 27 to December 4, 2013. Travel by March 27, 2014. Voucher not valid December 15, 2013, to January 5, 2014, February 14 to 17, March 14 to 15 and March 23, 2014 . Seats and fare classes subject to availability. Applicable for Porter Airlines-operated itineraries, not including partner airlines. Does not apply to Porter Escapes. Not combinable with other programs, vouchers or promo codes. New bookings only. Other restrictions may apply. Visit Porter website for complete fare rules. Porter Airlines reserves the right to modify or change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

5 No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Canada 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Nexus Tablet Instant Win Game ends 11/28/13 at 1 p.m. local time or once supplies of game pieces are depleted. See store for full Official Rules, prize description and odds disclosure. If winner is Canadian, a mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win.  100 Prizes (approximate retail value $229 USD each) available to be won across participating stores in the U.S. and Canada. Sponsor: Banana Republic, LLC, Two Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, U.S.A.

6 No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Canada 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Instant Win Game ends 12/1/13 at 1 p.m. local time or once supplies are depleted. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit https://bananarepublic.com/HiltonGiveaway. If winner is Canadian, a mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win.  10 Grand Prizes, 1,000 First Prizes, and 300 Second Prizes (approximate retail values from $100 USD to $1,500 USD) available to be won. Sponsor: Banana Republic, LLC, Two Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, U.S.A.

SOURCE: Gap Canada

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