Everyone’s A Winner! Gift Bags Given At the Emmys Are Worth $50,000
Because they can’t afford it, the glitzy stars who attended the 66th annual Emmy Awards were given a free gift bag, worth $50,000, filled with luxe goodies — including a trip to Bali!
Though a handful of nominees didn’t get a chance to nab the golden-winged statuette — mostly because Breaking Bad hogged all the wins — they all received an extravagant consolation prize to assuage the Emmy snubs. Here’s what the attendees and presenters (including Kerry Washington, Uzo Aduba, Cicely Tyson, and Joe Morton) got in their swag bag, according to CNN:
- How ’bout a free, five-night stay in Bali? Valued at a whopping $10,000, Emmy nominees are treated to the luxurious and exclusive Mulia Resort. This trip includes a Balinese spa treatment, dinner at a beachfront restaurant, and a stay at one of its signature ocean court rooms.
- As if the Bali trip wasn’t enough, Emmy nominees also get a trip to Cancun — a four-day stay sponsored by Caribbean Living valued at $2,000.
- Oh yeah, there’s more — a trip to Aspen, valued at $4,000. If warm weather isn’t their cup of tea, the famous actors and actresses can ski their little hearts out at The Little Nell, a resort filled with winter activities.
- The lucky celebrities also get a free psychic reader (worth $1,500) to predict whether or not they’ll win an Emmy. Next year…
Food and Drink
- Okay so this is cool — LIQRPop, it’s sort of like an popsicle, except it’s a frozen cocktail instead. LIQRPop, a relatively new brand, is the cheapest goody in the swag bag and retails for just 10 bucks.
- Emmy nominees also get to bring 10 to 15 of their closest friends to sink their teeth into a free Filipino-french food tasting party — courtesy of Corazon’s Custom Catering.
- Maxim Mattress offers the Emmy nominees a free queen-sized mattress valued at $3,000 — oh, and an additional $1,000 gift card, too.
- A $700 membership to David Barton Gym is just what these celebrities need to retain their fit shape for the big screen.
These brands willingly give free products and services in hopes that these high-profile celebrities will rave about their company. However, it’s technically not all that gratis since Uncle Sam wants a cut, too. “Because the gift bags include such expensive items, celebrities are required to report the overall cost to the government and pay taxes on their new gifts,” Metro reports.
“It’s one of life’s injustices that the rich and famous get gifted with exotic vacations, expensive handbags and other luxury goods, but it’s still fun to take a peek inside their goody bag,” Metro added.