Every Oscar season, ambitious luxury and lifestyle companies clamour to get their products into the hands of nominees and other Hollywood A-listers. Makeup, jewelry, five-star getaways, car rentals, even underwear — name it, and the stars get it for free. By the end of Sunday, nominees will have received hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of freebies. Here’s what’s on tap for 2015’s lucky nominees … and anyone else Hollywood deems important enough for gifting.
Very shiny bicycle
Martone Cycling is throwing in vouchers for designer bikes worth at least $1,200. Part of Distinctive Assets’ Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag, the bike has automatic transmission and signature flashy chains.
Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge is gifting A-listers and nominees one major freebie: a luxurious “glamping” trip to Glacier Park, Yellowstone or the Moab Desert. Luxury tents have king-sized beds and their own bathrooms with flushing toilets. Trips cost about $2,500.
These reusable bottles, part of the Distinctive Assets’ Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag, aren’t even available to the public yet. But the stars will get them.
Even celebrity dogs get free perks during the Oscars. Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge is also giving VIPs Canadog care kits, which include collars and hands-free leashes, worth $200.
Whatever a star chooses to smoke in this fancy vaporizer, it’s gotta feel good. Part of Distinctive Assets’ Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag, the vaporizer costs about $250.
Stars who show up to Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge Presented by Painted Woman by Kameco (that’s the full title, folks) will get a ton of goodies. Example: these portable Ultimate Ears wireless speakers, which cost about $300.
The Distinctive Assets’ Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag also includes a trip to the Villa Armena luxury hotel in Tuscany.
Limited edition Swiss-made Slow Watches are also in the Distinctive Assets’ bag. Retail versions start at about $250.
Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge will also provide lavish free vacation vouchers for VIPs who show up. Destinations include California’s wine country and The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, in Bali.
Luggage to go with it
Feinstein’s Style Lounge gift package also includes a three-piece set of Chariot luggage.
City-themed gift company Hazel Lane is showering nominees with about $350 worth of goodies, such as coffee and jewelry, via the Distinctive Assets gift bag.
A-listers and nominees even get free home decorating at Oscar time. The Distinctive Assets gift bag includes offers for EF+Facto luxury home furniture.
Year of Audi
Stars tend to get free rides to work anyway, but just in case something goes wrong, the Distinctive Assets’ Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag includes Silvercar app-based all-Audi car rentals for a year. Estimated worth: $20,000.