Movie Tickets Giveaway!

night-at-the-moviesOK, just because I am thankful for each and everyone of you that take time out of your crazy lives to come see what is happening in mine, I am going to run a giveaway for 4 movie tickets!

General Mills has an awesome promotion going on right now that they want you to know about for movie cash: Starting in November, you can receive a free movie ticket when you purchase two specially marked packages of General Mills´ Cereals. After purchasing two cereals, visit generalmills.com/moviecashto enter the code found inside each box of cereal and print your free movie certificate good for admission to any movie.

Participating brands include select sizes of: Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Trix and Reese´s Peanut Butter Puffs.

To find a participating theater near you, log onto
http://emoviecash.com/dis_locator/.

Prize: “Movie Moment” prize pack that includes 4 e-movie cash certificates ($12 each) and one (1) free coupon for a General Mills cereal.

How to Win: Just leave me a comment telling me which movie your family is anxious to see this holiday season. We are looking forward to using our tickets on Old Dogs.

Contest Ends: Sunday, November 29th, 10 PM MST. Winner will be contacted via email.

The Rules:

Movie Moments Giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

Promotion is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older as of November 19, 2009 except employees and their immediate families of Chaotic Communications, LLC .

Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws apply. All taxes are the sole responsibility of winners.

Sponsor and Judging Agency are not responsible  for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. If, in the Judging Agency’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the sweepstakes, the Judging Agency reserve the right to modify the sweepstakes in a manner deemed appropriate by the Judging Agency, in its sole discretion. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Judging Agency.

JUDGING: Chaotic Communications, LLC (”Judging Agency”) will choose a winner based on a random drawing (utilizing random.org) of all qualifying comments.   Agency reserves the right to disqualify any entry that, in the sole opinion of the judges, refers, depicts or in any way reflects negatively upon the sponsor, the promotion or any other person or entity.

SPONSOR:

General Mills through MyBlogSpark

Disclosure: General Mills provided me with the free coupon, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark as well as providing the prize pack to the winner of this contest.

*Winner was Lolli. Thanks for playing everyone

Valkyrie: Lessons To Be Learned?

This post is going to prompt a new category around here called “tv doesn’t always rot your brain”. In fact, I use so many movies to spark interest and provide background knowledge on historical topics. Of course, you have to do your research and that is why I think I will continue to post more about the movies we have watched and what we gained from them.

The other night we rented Valkyrie with Tom Cruise. I have been wanting to see this for a while but the boys were less than thrilled. I finally won out the other night and I have to say we all learned something from it. In case you did not know the film is set in Nazi Germany (called Hitler’s Germany throughout the movie) during WWII and follows history fairly closely.

The main lesson we walked away with was a better understanding of the German Resistance movement. I had no idea that numerous attempts were made on Hitlers life by Germans. The line in the movie: “we were not all like him” was a key element the Resistance wanted people in the outside world to know. It was also the most important “take out” piece of the movie for us in talking to the kids after. It sparked a great discussion on racism, being a follower, standing up for what you believe in and not making mass assumptions.

I really think this is a great perspective to lend to your kids background knowledge of this era. As always, the film is not for everyone and you should read detailed reviews on the appropriateness of it for your family. Both of my kids were fine watching it at 10 and 13 but both Carter and I were grossed out by the eye. If you do decide to read about it, get some background knowledge so it makes more sense. We had to stop it several times in the beginning to fill the boys in on important information.

As always, let me know what you think or if you have another movie suggestion, fill me in below! *pass the popcorn please*