Shop stress-free this Black Friday by going online

After a relaxing Thanksgiving filled with food, family and long naps, it’s hard to take on the chaos that is Black Friday. Sure, many stores on Black Friday offer great deals so you can save money, but trying to shop amidst the hustle and bustle isn’t exactly stress-free. This year, save yourself the hassle and do your Black Friday shopping online! Many online retailers now offer Black Friday deals that you can take advantage of without leaving your home.

Here are just five reasons why you should consider shopping online this Black Friday:

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1. More family time: Wouldn’t it be nice to spend an extra day at home with the family? Even though you might want to be at home, it’s easy to get pulled away in order to find great gifts for family and friends. This year, you can start your holiday shopping and spend time with your family by going online.

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2. No bad traffic: Thanks to online shopping, not only will you avoid bad traffic, but you don’t have to deal with traffic at all! No more stop-and-go traffic all the way to the mall or sitting in your vehicle trying to get out of the parking lot.

3. No lines or crowds: One of the most anxiety-ridden aspects of Black Friday shopping are the lines and the crowds. It’s almost impossible to even shop! With e-commerce sites, you don’t have to avoid running into people to get great deals. You can just stay in the comfort of your home, curled up in your nice warm pajamas.

4. Home delivery: Since Black Friday shopping is all about deals and saving money, many people use this opportunity to buy the big stuff, like TVs or furniture. Rather than carrying all of these large items out to your car, you can buy them online to be delivered right to your home. No heavy lifting required! Keep in mind, that shipping (and very often no taxes is often included in this convenient method – yeah!

5. Competitive shopping: If you could, wouldn’t you like to know you’re getting the best deal possible? Well, with online shopping you can! All you have to do is pull up different retailer’s sites and compare their prices. Sure beats going back and forth between stores!
Enjoy your Black Friday this year and shop great deals online!

There is one final note that is worth mentioning – several e-commerce sites offer giveaways as an enticement. Getting something for nothing, plus the other benefits mentioned is worth altering what may be tradition.  Make sure you look at this for an option as you complete your Christmas gift giving lists.

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New Take on Energy Efficient Lighting by Kichler

Kichler Lighting has delivered a fresh new take on fluorescent, energy saving lighting.   From wall to ceiling, for indoors and out, Kichler offers hundreds of budget friendly styles that will change your mind about fluorescent lighting.  These smart, stylish solutions are growing in popularity as energy costs continue to rise and new legislation & regulations are adopted.  Compact fluorescent bulbs on average last 8-10 time longer, produce 90% less heat, use 75% less electricity and produce about four times as many lumens (a light’s brightness) as an incandescent bulb of the same wattage.   With designs ranging from contemporary to traditional, you are sure to find a solution for your space.  Check out all of Kichler’s new items and their full line.

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Also, remember that Kichler ceiling fans are on temporary price cut until the end of the month, saving you an additional 10%.  Ceiling fans are another great way to reduce your energy costs throughout the year.

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Don’t forget to sign up for the Hot Summer Savings Event Giveaways, you could win a $500 Product Giveaway by Kichler.  See our event page for details.

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Uttermost Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Uttermost Giveaway winners!

  • Olga from Newnan, GA
  • Kristan from Pittsburgh, PA

Both are lucky winners of $500 in the Uttermost product of their choosing from Bellacor.com.  See our entire Uttermost collection:  http://www.bellacor.com/uttermost.htm

As we enter 2011, visit Bellacor.com often for the latest promotions and contests!

10th Anniversary Contest Winners

Bellacor would like to send out a special thank you to all of those that helped participate in our 10th Anniversary celebration and make it a success. With the help of contributions from our vendor and business partners, we were able to host 13 different contests and sweepstakes.

Premium Partners:

  • Minka Lavery
  • Minka Aire
  • Ambience
  • George Kovacs
  • Metropolitan Lighting Fixture
  • Murray Feiss
  • Quoizel
  • Hinkley Lighting
  • Capital Lighting Fixture Co.
  • Maxim Lighting International
  • E.L.K.,Dimond, Landmark
  • Golden Lighting
  • Livex Lighting Inc.
  • Triarch International
  • Progress Lighting
  • Kenroy Home
  • Judy Cook Interiors

Additonal Partners:

  • The Uttermost Company
  • World Imports
  • Satco, Nuvo, Verilux
  • A-19
  • SKS Blomus
  • JVJ Maxwell
  • Trans Globe
  • Westinghouse
  • Nova
  • Top Line/Homelegance
  • WPT
  • Matthews Fan
  • CAL Lighting
  • DMI/Homestyles
  • Office Star, Avenue Six
  • Couristan
  • Cooper Classics
  • Yosemite
  • Bulter
  • Alno
  • Tozai Home
  • Two’s Company
  • Norwell
  • Lite Source
  • Bailey Street
  • Ty Fobare
  • Northeast Lantern
  • OFM
  • Winsome Wood
  • Ren-wil
  • Creative Creations
  • Avanity
  • Hickory Manor House
  • Papila Design
  • American Pride
  • Ore International
  • Lustrart
  • Allied Brass
  • Emerson
  • LBL
  • Bronto Software
  • BobVila
  • HGTV
  • Dotomi
  • Omniture
  • Bloom
  • Lighting.com
  • Integra
  • Become.com
  • United Properties
  • Commerce Hub

Congratulations to all of our contest winners!
Room Design from Judy Cook Interiors & $2,000 in Minka Group product – Christina from Upper Montclair, NJ
$1,800 in Hinkley Lighting – Christine from Wilmington, NC
$1,750 in Quoizel Lighting – Brian from Dalworthington Gardens, TX
$1,500 Best Buy gift card from Capital Lighting – Michael from Holly, MI
$1,000 Best Buy gift card from Progress Lighting – Elizabeth from Anderson, SC
$1,000 in Murray Feiss product – Judy from Erie, PA
$1,000 in Kenroy Home product – Patricia from Canton, GA
$1,000 in Livex Lighting – Ben from Kingston, NY
$1,000 in Maxim Lighting – Tommy from Taylors, SC
$1,000 in Golden Lighting – Koren from Hainesport, NJ
$1,000 in Triarch Lighting – Cecilia from Pulaski, TN
$750 in Golden Lighting – Angela from Delta, OH
$750 in Triarch Lighting – Michelle from Santa Maria, CA
$750 in Murray Feiss product – Reginald from Hilo, HI
$500 in Kenroy Home product – Susan from Rio Rancho, NM
$500 in Livex Lighting – Nancy from Hendersonville, NC
$300 in Maxim Lighting – Susan from San Jose, CA
Medallion Hunt (Arc Lamp from Dimond) – Lori from Valparaiso, IN
Medallion Hunt (Arc Lamp from Dimond) – Cynthia from North Canton, OH

Thanks again for making Bellacor’s 10th Anniversary a success and check back with Bellacor often for more contests, more sweepstakes, and more great offers!

Stay connected with Bellacor and all of our latest events on Facebook and Twitter.

Dimond Lighting Medallion Hunt Wrap Up

A special thanks to Dimond Lighting for hosting the Medallion Hunt contest on our site during our 10th Anniversary celebration throughout the month of September!

The Medallion Hunt contest generated buzz on several of our media channels promoting both the Bellacor 10th Anniversary and Dimond Lighting (once the item was found of course).  This is how it worked…  Bellacor posted clues on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/BellacorLighting) as to the Medallion’s whereabouts on our site.  As the clues got more specific, searchers were able to find the medallion, and more importantly, the item it was attached to.  In this case the item was the Dimond Penbrook Silver Plated with White Marble Arc Lamp.

After receiving entries from over 218 lucky medallion searchers, Bellacor chose two people to win the Dimond Arc Lamp.  Congratulations to Lori from Valparaiso, IN and Cynthia from North Canton, OH!  Enjoy your arc lamps, compliments of Dimond Lighting!

Dimond Lighting, a member of the E.L.K Lighting family, has released over 200 lighting collections with various styles emerging from fashion and industry leading trends.  Dimond’s international designers have created products with exquisite details and unparalleled design for distinctive homes.  Their products can be found at fine furniture and lighting retailers around the world, including Bellacor.  Dimond’s balance between quality, character and value create pieces that truly are “Jewelry for the Home.”

Bellacor carries a selection of about 125 Dimond table and floor lamps—these from over 80 fabulous collections.  No matter what the style in your home, be it Contemporary, Traditional, Retro, etc. Bellacor has a Dimond Lamp to fit your needs.

Thanks again to Dimond Lighting for their support during our 10th Anniversary.  Shop the Dimond collection and the Elk Lighting collection for all of their latest trends.  Check back for Bellacor’s next Giveaway which, no doubt, will be around the corner shortly!

SEI Contest – Guestroom Makeover

The in-laws are coming!  The in-laws are coming!

Are you expecting visitors this holiday season?  Is your guest room in tip-top shape?  If your room is anything like mine, it doesn’t see a lot of guests and could probably use a little extra attention.  How about a room makeover with new furniture from Southern Enterprises?

Enter to win over $845 in Southern Enterprises furniture (the four items shows below) now through November 8, 2010.

With the help of these new items and a few touches of your own, your guest room (or any room you desire) will be on its way to a brand new look!

Vickerman and Holiday Decor

I know that it isn’t even Halloween yet, and the Holidays are not something that you want to start thinking about.  There are, after all, still 65 days left to shop.  But if think about it, there is a lot less time to shop for your Holiday décor if you want your home to be decorated in time for all of the celebrating!  Only 36 more days until Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas motif comes out—at which time you better be ready to decorate!

Bellacor has over 1,100 holiday items in their Seasonal Decor category. Come browse our selection for décor to fit your needs and get ready to save with weekly promotions offered throughout the month.

In addition, enter to win up to $500 in Vickerman Holiday product in our first-of-the-season Holiday contest sponsored by Vickerman.  Vickerman specializes in a wide variety of artificial trees, wreaths and garland for your home.  Visit Bellacor before November 8, 2010 to sign up for your chance to win!  Good luck!!

Online Medallion Hunt at Bellacor

As you know by now, Bellacor is celebrating its 10th Anniversary throughout the month of September. We have a ton of contests and giveaways going on, so be sure to check them out when you get a chance.

One of our current promotions is an online medallion hunt. On one of our products, we’ve placed a medallion- one of these guys. Use the corresponding Bellacor item number to enter a drawing where we’re giving away 2 of that item. Look to our Facebook page and blog for clues to help you navigate through our site to find the medallion.  Some clues will be more helpful than others, so it’s important to stay tuned in.  New clues are posted every Friday until 10/10/10.

Clue #1

The Medallion Hunt has begun-search through ALL of our products ‘til you find the ONE!

Clue #2

Don’t click each item; it’s a waste of your time. Scrolling through lots of products will work out just fine.

Bonus Clue:

A great deal of time, this hunt can take- but don’t take this talk lightly- a great prize is at stake.

Clue #3

What fills a room yet takes up no space, and makes your eyes small when shone to your face?