Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pepsi Ultimate Super Bowl Party Giveaway

Pepsi Ultimate Super Bowl PartyAre you going to watch the Super Bowl? I have a son who lives and breathes football so I have been thoroughly indoctrinated this season about the wonders of Landanian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles and how the Steelers should "die a slow death."

Spencer lost a bit of his spark once San Diego lost to Indiana and hasn 't had quite the enthusiasm for the remaining games though I'm sure he'll be watching the Big Game eagerly when it comes down to it.

But for those of you not mourning the Chargers, who are thrilled for whoever will be playing February 1st Pepsi is offering this Ultimate Super Bowl Party Kit which includes the following for your football viewing pleasure:

• 1 football
• 1 beverage pail
• 1 snack helmet
• 2 key chains
• 2 hats
• 2 t-shirts
• 5 Pepsi 24 pack coupons
• 5 Frito Lay coupons

A total value of $250--but really, who can put a price on four hours of football? Even without the Chargers?

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am Monday morning click here to reach the giveaway entry form then enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in next Tuesday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

This giveaway is open to all readers so good luck!

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InkheartAnd if that's not enough contests for you check out the Message Board where there are 50 other contests you can sign up for.

Meanwhile . . . I took the kids to see Inkheart Friday afternoon, I had seen a preview for it when we saw Bedtime Stories. It had looked pretty exciting so with Andrew out of town this week we needed a good pick me up.

I thought Paul Bettany was great, his character was the best and most interesting and was actually pretty complex for what you might consider a "kid's" movie. Playing the role of a character in a story he faces existential questions that made him appealing and more human than the "real life" characters he stands alongside. Every scene he was in was interesting.

I'm a closet Brendan Fraser fan (I'm a little embarrassed to admit how I laughed in George of the Jungle) though this role isn't really comic, the few one-liners are given to his co-stars which was a little disappointing, but I can't help but find him enjoyable nonetheless. The whole thing was generally well-acted but I warn you that Jim Broadbent plays a character that you just want to wrap in duct tape and leave for dead by the side of the road out of frustration.

There were several places where the characters did things that didn't make a lot of sense. You know, the kind of situation where you say, "Why didn't they just do such-and-such which would have taken care of all their problems right then and there?" It also took a little time to get the story established and the first 45 minutes were slower than the previews had indicated.

But anyone who has a love of books and literature--particularly children's literature--will appreciate the constant references to classics such as Alice in Wonderful, the Wizard of Oz and other great books I remember so fondly. If it is a bit slow at the beginning it does have that magical quality that is appealing.

All in all not a bad movie. Lillian (age 6) got bored in it, it was a little too old for her, but the other kids really liked it and Grace said it was fairly faithful to the book which will make the fans happy.

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57 comments:

joe c. said...

This would be a fun party pack to celebrate the Super Bowl with friends.

joesgrits1@aol.com

Serena said...

You kind of want to do that to Jim Broadbent's character in the book, too. Too smug for his own good. I enjoyed the book--it has a great premise--but wasn't wild about it. I do want to see the movie. I find your reviews very useful!

As to Brendan Fraser--if you can confess it, so can I. I laughed my head off during George of the Jungle.

The Dunns said...

I introduced my 3- and 5-year old boys to George of the Jungle this week and they can't get enough! It's one of my husband's favorite movies. Just wanted to let you know you are not alone. ;)

Anonymous said...

GREAT ITEMS TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL

snowyatnite@yahoo.com

SOH said...

I will be watching the Superbowl, no matter who is playing in it.. we don't get much choice in the weekly games that are broadcast in the uk so following a particular team is out.

ps The film sounds great, and hopefully will be watching it fairly soon with Sage.

Erica Douglas said...

Hoping I win, my husband would love this, he supports Patriots but he's looking forward to the Super Bowl anyway.

Peruby said...

I love Paul Bettany and Brendan Fraser and I see Helen Mirren is also in it. I like her, too.

I don't like to enter contests, and I would feel really bad if I won 'cause we are Steelers fans here, all the way! I just couldn't do that to your son. LOL!

Randominities said...

The movie Inkheart is based on the book Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. I really enjoyed the book and hope the movie will be as good.

I love Brendan F. in George of the Jungle and Dudley Doright (spelling?).

Thanks for offering the party gear. I'll really need it for cheering the Steelers!

Heather said...

Thanks for the movie review! I wondered about this movie. I despise movie theaters, so I don't usually go, but I think I'll rent this as soon as it comes out.

My Brendan Fraser confession: I still love Encino Man.

Flea said...

My daughter read and enjoyed Inkheart, so we'll have to head to the theater next weekend.

I, too, am a Brendan Fraser fan. He's hot. And I loved him in George of the Jungle! Blast From the Past is my favorite, though. *sigh* He's dreamy. :)

Croasla0 said...

that movie sounds good, i will have to see it!

thanks for the great prizes!
Lauren
croasla0(at)sewanee.edu

leah p. said...

I would love to bring this to the superbowl party I will be attending.

qtelee143@yahoo.com

Rita said...

I am already planning my Superboal menu. This would be a great addition to the fun.

Mia J. said...

I am wanting to see that movie. It looks like a good family film. I am also looking forward to the Superbowl. Go Steelers!

Robin said...

I love to win this prize for our superbowl party, BTW the movie looks like a great family movie

cndymkr / jean said...

Hey, I just saw that Alaska was hit with an earthquake! Were you guys near it?

snytar said...

Cool prize.

Allie said...

Brenden Frasier... yum. The mummy, Mummy 2 and bedazzled.. loooove it! he can invade my dreams any night!

What a great giveaway too!

JillianLVeit said...

Great Prize!
JillianLVeit@msn.com

NGS said...

The Steelers...mustn't die. They are awesome!! He is...wrong.

Go Pittsburgh!

Daisy said...

(whispering) I liked Brendan Fraser in George of the Jungle, too. That was a fun, fun movie!

ddtavener said...

Would love the Super Bowl giveaway, I have been a life long pepsi lover!

anna angela said...

Thanks for the review! I was going to watch it Friday morning, but wasn't able to. I'll be making a point to go watch it though. I'm not a closet Brendan Fraser fan. I say it loud and proud! Haha!

genrefin said...

Love to have a party with this!

My Diary said...

I am a lamo and don't watch sports on TV. I watch everything else on TV so I have to have my limits. I do try to watch the halftime show though so I still rock it. Cool giveaway.

joe said...

a super addition to a super party

flared0ne said...

Hey, People!!!

I get the impression some of you think that THIS is where you enter the Pepsi Giveaway -- but it isn't!!

Go back up, directly under where you see "Here's how to win", and click on "go to the giveaway entry form on this page".

And good luck to y'all!!

Anonymous said...

my children want to see 'inkheart', but aren't sure, we listend to the book on tape (2-3 years ago) and don't want a movie to ruin it! -- it's a book lovers book

bluedragon51 said...

Great party pack - thanks!

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

terri142 said...

great prize

Phyllis said...

I would like to have a super bowl party with this.

Anonymous said...

this would be perfect for the super bowl party i will be having. thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

a_true_goddess@hotmail.com

PAdoglady said...

Great Prize, count me in!

Anonymous said...

Go Cards

lorides said...

I love football, my husband does not. This would be awesome.
harborlad@optonline.net

gordon said...

The cardinals are a huge surprise, but I'm guessing the Steelers will win their 5th Super Bowl!

slyper said...

I would love to win this!

Oretha said...

As a Steelers fan, I guess I'll be having more fun during the Superbowl than your son, but there's always next year.

Anonymous said...

THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER SUPERBOWL IF THE EAGLES HAS WON

msvickik said...

Wow! Great prize pack == how fun! Thanks!!!

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Net said...

Would love to win this for hubby. We can't wait for the Super Bowl party!

Debbie Schmidt said...

winning this would be great - thanks for the chance.

Debbie Schmidt said...

winning this would be great - thanks for the chance.

oh amanda said...

Oh, I so want to see InkHeart...I love movies about books...not movies from books but movies ABOUT books! ;)

jmm said...

Great party pack to celebrate the Super Bowl with !!

thanx bunches :)

Jenndiggy said...

I could really use this with the Steelers in the Superbowl.

littlelatina said...

Great prize! I'm in

Nicole said...

would love to win this as a fun party pack to share with the family during the Superbowl party...woo hoo!!

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Tracysweetangl said...

great giveaway! count me in!

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Erica said...

Anonymous got so carried away he forgot to leave...a name

barbara529 said...

What a great prize!

memetu said...

The big game, "super bowl 43" is breathing down our necks (FEB 1-SUNDAY).

kjohn ferris said...

This giveaway would make a party by itself.

Nicole said...

Good to know...my boys really want to see it. Sounds like a great candidate for PayPerView. ;)