Old Navy to Give Away $100,000 Every Day in the Week Leading up to Black Friday

Promotion Part of the “Instant Happy” Sweepstakes

Entire Store 50% off When Doors Open at 6 a.m. on Wednesday until close on Black Friday

Old Navy is helping to put the happy in Happy Holidays this shopping season with incredible giveaways, extended Black Friday deals and a line-up of family fun in-store events. At Old Navy, #happyistrending!instant_happy_press_release_visual

In the week leading up to Black Friday (11/18-11/25), Old Navy will be giving away $100,000 to one lucky winner each day, plus thousands of other prizes, as part of the “Instant Happy” sweepstakes.* Scratchers distributed in-store daily, while supplies last, will reveal instant prizes from partners including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Coca-Cola, Fandango and Tiny Prints. Every scratcher will contain a prize as well as a code to enter for the daily grand prize of $100,000.

Prizes include:

  • Free Chips & Guacamole from Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • 20 oz. Coca-Cola beverages from My Coke Rewards
  • Movie tickets from Fandango
  • $25 off a purchase from Tiny Prints
  • Free Shipping from OldNavy.com

Online customers will also be able to enter for a chance to win the $100,000 daily grand prize on OldNavy.com. Learn more about “Instant Happy” at www.Oldnavy.com/InstantHappy.

We’re excited to enrich the lives of eight lucky customers with an incredible holiday jackpot,” said Steve Stickel, Old Navy’s Global Head of Stores & Store Operations. “Our goal is to put a smile on every customer’s face through our week of prizes, extended Black Friday deals, covetable product and engaging in-store activations.”

Shop Happy Deals: Customers don’t have to wait until Black Friday this year to take advantage of the biggest sale of the year. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 6 a.m. until close at 10 p.m., the entire store will be 50 percent off. The 50% off sale will continue when stores open on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. until they close on Friday, Nov. 25 at midnight, giving shoppers 32 hours straight to snag incredible deals.** On the morning of Black Friday, Old Navy will offer its beloved Frost-Free jacket for the family at a doorbuster price of $10 (while supplies last). The savings last throughout the weekend, with 40 percent off the entire store Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Continue reading

This Black Friday, Old Navy Rings in the Holidays with Best Odds Yet for Becoming an “Overnight Millionaire”

Starting on Thanksgiving, and Extending through Giving Tuesday, Old Navy will Offer Five Days of Incredible Deals and an Opportunity to Give Back

Old Navy is kicking off the holiday season with five full days of incredible in-store and online savings, extended shopping hours, an opportunity to give back and the return of the brand’s popular “Overnight Millionaire” Giveaway.

Old Navy is the ultimate Black Friday destination with on-trend fashion essentials for the whole family, all at incredible prices,” said Steve Stickel, Head of Global Stores for Old Navy. “We can’t wait to greet shoppers with some of the best deals of the season, including special in-store only savings, all in a fun and energizing shopping environment.”

Old Navy. (PRNewsFoto/Old Navy)

Old Navy. (PRNewsFoto/Old Navy)

Special Deals and Extended Shopping Hours for Black Friday

With extended shopping hours and some of the biggest savings of the year, more than 800 Old Navy stores across the U.S. will open at 4 PM local time on Thursday, November 26 and remain open until midnight on Black Friday, November 27 (store hours may vary, check local stores for details).

During these special shopping hours – from 4 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving until stores close on Black Friday – customers will enjoy in-store only savings of 50 percent off their entire purchase. The deals don’t end on Friday, with 40 percent off the entire store on Saturday and 30 percent off the entire store on Sunday and Monday.

The deals don’t stop in store; starting at 9 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, November 25 through 9 PM Pacific Time on Friday, November 27, oldnavy.com will offer doorbuster items at 50 and 60 percent off, and 40 percent off everything else. On Saturday, November 28, all outerwear will be half off, with 30 percent off everything else online. This year’s Cyber Sunday and Monday deals will be the brand’s best to date, with deals and exclusive items customers won’t want to miss.

This year oldnavy.com offers the ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, featuring a Santa’s Helper tool that allows shoppers to answer questions about those on their list in order to select perfect, personal gifts. The guide also highlights the top “it” items making it easy to select the key holiday gifts for all on your list.

Giving Tuesday

In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Old Navy is offering customers two ways to give back. From December 1 through December 7, customers are invited to snap a selfie or a photo of friends and family doing good deeds, then share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #UNSelfie and tagging @oldnavy. Each photo will trigger a $1 donation from Old Navy that will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to a $25,000 donation.

Additionally, when customers shop with their Old Navy (or other Gap Inc. brand) credit card at Old Navy stores on Giving Tuesday, the brand will donate 1 percent of customers’ total spend to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to a $75,000 donation.

Old Navy is a brand that believes in giving back and we are thrilled to participate in the #GivingTuesday movement, as well as celebrate all the good our customers are doing to help others this holiday. The fact that all of these good deeds will also benefit the Boys & Girls Club is a wonderful bonus,” Stickel concluded.

Best Odds Yet for Becoming an Overnight Millionaire

For the third year in a row, when Old Navy opens its doors for Black Friday shopping, those in line will be given the chance to win a $1 million jackpot* making the holiday season extra bright for one lucky shopper. With the best odds of winning to date, the first 50 people to line up at each Old Navy store in North America will receive a game card giving them a chance to win. The Overnight Millionaire winner will be randomly selected on November 27, 2015 at 7 PM Eastern Time.

Last year, Overnight Millionaire winner Karen Crider‘s life was forever changed after a last-minute, Black Friday shopping trip to Old Navy. Since winning last year, the mother from Salem, Oregon has moved into a larger home and bought a new car to accommodate her growing family with her partner and their combined six kids, as well as take two much anticipated family vacations to Disneyland and Legoland.

Winning Overnight Millionaire has been a dream come true,” said Crider. “Before we were a household of eight living in three bedrooms, but now everyone has their own space and we can travel together as a family in one car. It has been an amazing, life-changing event for my family. “

Overnight Millionaire Scott Rowe has continued to feel the impact since winning in 2013. An 11-year military veteran, Rowe was able to quit his overseas job to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer in Central Texas, build a college fund for his daughters, and invest in real estate. In the last year, Rowe has pursued his passions further by opening Patriot Coney Island, a local family-style restaurant and bar in Belton, Texas.

I am so thankful for this blessing,” said Rowe. “The prize money gave me the opportunity to change my family’s life. Now I’m enjoying things I hadn’t been able to in years, like spend more time with my kids and pursue business ventures that had previously only been a dream.”

We’ve had the opportunity to change the lives of two special customers with our Overnight Millionaire giveaway in recent years, and we’re thrilled to offer this jackpot again this holiday season,” continued Stickel.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C. + Puerto Rico) AND CANADA 18 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 11/27/15 at 7:00 p.m. ET. For Rules, and complete details, visit https://oldnavy.promo.eprize.com/millionaire2015. If Canadian resident, mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win. 1 Grand Prize (approximate retail value $1,000,000 USD) available to be won. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 30364 to opt out and to discontinue further participation in the Sweepstakes. Text HELP for information. If you receive the URL via text-messaging, you will receive 1 text message in response from an automated system. Consent is not required to buy goods and services. To view the Sponsor’s Mobile Privacy Policy, visit http://www.oldnavy.com/customerService/info.do?cid=3318. To view the Mobile Terms and Conditions, visit http://www.helloworld.com/terms. Sponsor: Old Navy LLC.

**Source: 2013 NPD Group research

Academy of Arts University Fashion Design and Textile Design Students Shine at Fall/Winter 2014 New Fashion Week

Designer Profile and Inspiration Images by David Dooley/Runway Images by Randy Brooke/WireImage 

Every designer dreams of showing their collection at Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week, and on Friday, February 7th that dream came true for 13 designers from the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University. “Since 2005, the School of Fashion has premiered the collections of students and recent graduates during New York Fashion Week. Part of our commitment to our students is to help launch their careers and have their work seen by industry professionals,” said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University. “Debuting these designers’ collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is an incredible opportunity for each of them.”

With more than 18,000 students, Academy of Art University is the nation’s largest accredited private art and design university. Established in 1929, the school offers accredited A.A., B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and M.Arch degree programs in Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Fashion, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, Visual Development, and Web Design & New Media. Online degrees are offered in most areas. Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design), NAAB (Master of Architecture), and CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation offered for BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD).

For the Fall 2014 season, 13 designers presented eight collections, four of which were collaborations between Fashion Design and Textile Design students. In total, six womenswear and two menswear collections were presented at the Academy of Art University Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show.


Jaci Hodges, M.F.A. Fashion Design, collaborated with Nisha Hanna Btesh, B.F.A. Textile Design, on a 1960s-inspired womenswear collection that was created with the use of Shibori, the Japanese technique of resistance felting. Originally from Austin, TX, Jaci holds a B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Philosophy. Additionally, she recently completed a design internship with gr.dano, a Bay Area ready-to-wear company co-founded by fellow alumna Jill Giordano. Nisha is a California native, born and raised in San Diego. Jaci and Nisha were inspired by the excess of prints worn during the late 1960s, in particular to those seen on the Brady Bunch, and the costumes worn by Mia Farrow in the film Dandy in Aspic.


Frank Tsai, M.F.A. Fashion Design, collaborated with Andrea Nieto, B.F.A. Textile Design, on a menswear collection inspired by the mood and emotion of an international photography collection, “Beauty in Decay,” personal struggle, raw emotion, and the different stages of the healing process. Frank was born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, earned a B.S. Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising, was awarded high honors for his undergraduate fashion show, and worked as the Marketing Manager for FU YU Clothing Company. Andrea grew up in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, is on the Academy of Art University President’s Honor List, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship through the YMA Scholarship Fund as a Geoffrey Beene National Scholar, and recently finished a design internship at BCBGMAXAZRIA. Continue reading