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Inside the $47,802 Oscars Swag Bag (PHOTOS)

Posted: 02/25/2013 5:27 pm

The Academy Awards is practically an unofficial holiday, and seeing the Oscars unfold live on TV is a ritual almost as American as watching the Super Bowl. But unlike most of our peers, some of us don't really care about the red-carpet pageantry, or even about the nominees. We care more about all the stuff they get for free.

This year, the annual film-awards ceremony officially changed its name from the erstwhile über-snooty "Academy Awards" to the comparatively simplified "Oscars," and to celebrate, the complimentary gift bag was reportedly the cheapest in five years, with contents valued at a paltry $47,802. Still, though, we wouldn't mind getting a consolation prize valued at nearly $50K.

The gift bag included glamorous items such as Hydroxycut Gummies; premium electronic cigarettes from NJOY King; Krystal Klear Water's under-sink water filtration system; DUETTE's hair ties that double as bracelets; Green Garmento's 4-in-1 reusable dry-cleaning bag; custom candles and wax sculptures from Southern Baked Candle; and an all-inclusive luxury fitness retreat from Live In Fitness Enterprise. That's just the so-called tip of the iceberg, though. Here are a few more high-ticket items the losers received in their coveted swag bags.

The Vampire Facelift, $5000. A designer procedure that doesn't use a scalpel, though it does use a cannula, as explained by Dr. Paul Nassif of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (Caution: kinda gross.)

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Originally published on PopCurious.com.

 

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