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TODAY's Next Big Thing: The winning product is...

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QVC and TODAY partner to see if you have an idea for the "Next BIG Thing."

We have a winner!

TODAY is collaborating with QVC to find "TODAY's Next Big Thing," a country-wide search for the next greatest product to hit the market.

After nine finalists came to Studio 1A to pitch their inventions to a panel of experts, you selected your favorite three. The top three finalists came back to TODAY on Friday, where the panel selected a grand winner who will get to see his or her product on QVC's show "Saturday Morning Gifts" on Saturday, Oct. 3.

It was a tough decision, but the winner is...

GoodHangups!

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TODAY Show’s Next Big Thing winner Leslie Pierson, Friday October 2, 2015.

GoodHangups is a magnetic hanging system for posters, prints, photos and more. The product has patent-pending magna stickers that stick to the wall and other surfaces, turning the space into an instant magnet board. When you're done, GoodHangups peels off without causing damage and can be reused elsewhere.

GoodHangups

Creator Leslie Pierson designed GoodHangups after always having artwork from her son that was ruining her walls when she tried to hang it.

Watch QVC's show "Saturday Morning Gifts" on Oct. 3 to buy GoodHangups!

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TODAY Show’s Next Big Thing winner Leslie Pierson, Friday October 2, 2015.

DAY 3: Voting for day 3 has closed!

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Last 3 finalists make their pitches for TODAY’s Next Big Thing

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On Friday, the winners from Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's votes each day will go head-to-head. TODAY's expert panel will select the overall winner, who will then get to sell his or her product on QVC's show "Saturday Morning Gifts" on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Wrapurse

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Wrapurse is a cover that protects the bottom of your purse from gathering dirt, grime and germs. It's made from high-quality, water-resistant fabric that creator Cyndie Heap designed to compliment your purse, not detract from it.

GoodHangups

GoodHangups

GoodHangups are a magnetic hanging system for posters, prints, photos and more. The product has patent-pending magna stickers that stick to the wall and other surfaces, turning the space into an instant magnet board. When you're done, GoodHangups peels off without causing damage and can be reused elsewhere. Creator Leslie Pierson designed GoodHangups after always having artwork from her son that was ruining her walls when she tried to hang it.

Passwords Fast

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Passwords Fast is a credit card-size device which easily secures and stores your passwords and personal information. Leann Bell is the creator behind Password Fast, and she designed it so that all you need to remember is one password to get into the device.

DAY 2

UPDATE: Voting for day 2 is now closed!

Bee's Knees Zipper Wax

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Bee’s Knees Zipper Wax

Bee's Knee's Zipper Wax "helps stuff get unstuck!" It is 100-percent all-natural bee's wax that can act as a lubricant for zippers, snaps, drawers, doors, windows, tools and much, much more.

Linda Mendonca came up with the idea for Bee's Knees when her former partner had a zipper stuck on her boat cover. Linda had some "thread wax" in her purse and it loosened the zipper like magic. An idea was born!

Pedisand

Pedisand

Pedisand is a hands-free foot file that is ergonomically designed to enable people to remove dead, dry, cracked, callused skin from their feet without the use of their hands. The Pedisand will remove and smooth dead skin while allowing the consumer to maintain ergonomically-correct posture and eliminate wrist and hand stress.

Manicurist Karmen Hart had the idea for the Pedisand when clients would talk to her about how hard it is for them to file their own feet.

Ripple Rug

Ripple Rug

The Ripple Rug is a cat toy that can save your furniture from a cat-astrophe! Made from recycled plastic bottles, the Ripple Rug has looped carpet fibers that cats love digging their nails into, making your sofa a less-desirable scratching post.

Fred and Natasha Ruckel came up with the idea for the Ripple Rug after watching their cat play with a carpet remnant.

DAY 1

UPDATE: Voting for day 1 is closed!

Bumbrella

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Bumbrella

The Bumbrella is a two-in-one no-squeeze panty slip that smooths bumps and panty lines while protecting you from exposure to sunlight or upwind situations. Tara Gallagher developed the Bumbrella as the answer for those who don't like the compression or squeezing of shapewear, but still want a sleek look.

Kimini

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Kimini.

The Kimini is a chic fashion solution to ward off air conditioner chills. The Kimini converts easily from an infinity scarf to a kimono or shrug, skirt or top just by buttoning it. Joanne Snodgrass created the Kimini and designed it to be available in wrinkle-free chiffon, knits and cashmere and a wide array of color palettes and prints.

City + Sky Jewelry

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City + Sky jewelry

City + Sky Jewelry is a jewelry collection incorporating the skylines of big cities around the country. Twin sisters Courtney and Allison Edwards started City + Sky Jewelry in Texas using the skylines of Dallas, Houston and Austin. Now they are expanding around the country to include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans. Their collection includes rings and necklaces in silver, gold and rose gold.

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