– The #1 Canadian daytime series sets new record for the largest value of prizing awarded on Canadian daytime television –
– MARILYN experts Scott McGillivray, Tommy Smythe, Lynn Crawford, Ramsin Khachi, Amber MacArthur, Bobbette and Belle, and more help surprise audiences with gift giveaways –
– Viewers at home also have a chance to win prizes with contests at Marilyn.ca –
"It was exciting, exhilarating and something I really needed right now…It made my year and it's an experience I will never forget." – Natalie and Roseanna, Woodbridge, Ont.
"It was just a day out with friends, and now we are going home with more than $2,000 worth of stuff!" – Kimberly, Markham, Ont.
"This taping was my Mother's Day gift from my daughter – what can be more fantastic! It was a really incredible surprise…such a great show!" – Bev and Melena, Oshawa, Ont.
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TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - One of the most-anticipated Canadian television events of the holiday season returns! With exactly one month to go before Christmas, CTV's THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW kicked off its fourth annual "10 Days of Giveaways" today, featuring a series of gift guide segments delivered by MARILYN experts and devoted to unique gift ideas for the holidays. The announcement was made live on today's THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, as host Marilyn Denis kicked off the annual tradition and surprised in-studio audience members with Day 1 of prizing that included hot air balloon rides, courtesy of Sundance Balloons, and a two-night stay for each guest at Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites in Montréal.
Back bigger and better than ever, MARILYN's "10 Days of Giveaways" continues with nine additional episodes, randomly surprising its audience members with further giveaways throughout the month of December. In total, more than 100 different gifts will be showcased throughout the 10 days, with all lucky in-studio audience members bringing home 8-12 gifts per day. Overall, items valued at approximately $1,000,000 will be given away – a new record for the largest prize value awarded on Canadian daytime television. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW's "10 Days of Giveaways" series would not be possible without the contributions from the show's partners and local supporters.
The spirit of receiving continues online at Marilyn.ca, as Marilyn offers viewers at home a chance to win each of the daily prizes being awarded. In addition, viewers at home will also get a chance to win all 10 prize collections awarded throughout the 10 days in THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW's "10 Days of Giveaways" Watch and Win Contest. Beginning Dec. 22 through Jan. 2, viewers can tune-in to THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW for a chance to spot daily clues that will play across the screen and lead them to Marilyn.ca to enter for a chance to win big; visit Marilyn.ca for contest details.
THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW airs live Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. ET on CTV and the CTV GO app, at 11 a.m. ET on CTV Two, and is available on demand following the broadcast at Marilyn.ca and the CTV GO app (check local listings).
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Continuing to reign as the #1 Canadian daytime lifestyle series, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW attracts some of its largest audiences of the year during its annual "10 Days of Giveaways." Last year's "10 Days of Giveaways" (Dec. 2-13, 2013) averaged 271,000 viewers on CTV, making it the most-watched MARILYN giveaway specials ever. Online, Marilyn.ca attracted more than 2.2 million total page views in December 2013, setting a new high for the giveaway specials.
Assisting with the "10 Days of Giveaways" is MARILYN's team of lifestyle experts including: Real-Estate Expert Scott McGillivray, Health and Fitness Expert Jim Karas, Home and Design Expert Ramsin Khachi, Fashion Stylist Alexis Honce, Beauty Expert Jill Dunn, Web and Technology Expert Amber MacArthur, Outdoor and Garden Expert Owen Reeves, Pastry Chefs Bobbette and Belle, Entertaining Expert Sebastian Centner, Resident Butler Charles MacPherson (a.k.a. Charles The Butler), Chef Rodney Bowers, Design Expert Amanda Forrest, Eco Expert Candice Batista, and more. Plus, Marilyn has a few surprises up her sleeves for viewers all month long.
Throughout the 10 days, MARILYN's experts will present a variety of gift-inspired ideas for the holidays including a homeowner's gift guide; gifts for health fanatics and fitness buffs; holiday style guides for women, men, and children; recommendations for the latest tech gadgets; food guides sure to please the gourmet chef and bakers in the family; unique gift ideas for the hostess with the mostess; and more.
For more information onTHE MARILYN DENIS SHOW's "10 Days of Giveaways" or to get inspired this season with MARILYN's holiday survival guide, visit Marilyn.ca.
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About THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
Hosted by Marilyn Denis and broadcast live before a studio audience, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is a daily lifestyle and entertainment talk show featuring Canadian and international celebrities and experts. Celebrities who have appeared on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW include Sir Elton John, Diane Keaton, Bradley Cooper, Shania Twain, Hugh Jackman, Michael Bublé, Lionel Richie, Amy Poehler, and many more. Top lifestyle experts who have appeared on the show include Jamie Oliver, Dr. Oz, Rocco DiSpirito, Jillian Michaels, Randy Fenoli, Scott McGillivray, The Property Brothers, and more. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is produced by Bell Media Production, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. More information about THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, including ticket information, can be found at Marilyn.ca, as well on Facebook and @MarilynDenisCTV.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.
*Guest lineup subject to change
Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Dec 2-13, 2013 (10 Days of Holiday Giveaways in 2013); Same weeks in 2011 and 2012; Omniture