So here we are at the beginning of a new year, and here I am sitting on a big pile of movies that I have to give away. Specifically I’ve got *9* copies of Julie Taymor’s 2010 The Tempest, starring Helen Mirren. Remember this one? We certainly talked a lot about it.
It doesn’t happen often enough for my taste, but I do like it when a Shakespeare movie comes along in the theatre and then you get to sit down with the DVD and get a second view. Who knows how my opinion might change? Maybe I’ll have the kids watch it (or, parts of it) after all.
In all my giveaways and contests I’ve never had this many copies of a single item, and I’m not quite sure how I want to proceed. It seems boring to simply give them out randomly to 9 people who leave comments on this post. I mean, good for you all, given that the average post here nets less than 20 comments so you’d probably have a better than 50% chance of winning one. But where’s the fun in that? 🙂
So here’s my idea. I’ll start by giving away *3* of them. To enter, all you’ve got to do is leave a comment on this post with an idea about what I should do with the rest of them. If somebody else beats you to an idea you can still add a comment saying “Yeah, do that” and be entered for this first round. For this first round I’ll pick from all the commenters regardless of content, so don’t be afraid your idea won’t win versus somebody else’s. Everybody who comments can be entered.
Let’s say that everything needs to be in by end of day Friday (January 6). I’ll randomly pick 3 winners over the weekend. Since we’re doing this in the comments I will have to publicly announce winners (I won’t have your email addresses), so remember to check back in early next week!
After we’ve given away the first 3 I’ll see what sort of ideas got cooked up and look toward giving away the rest.
Got the idea? As usual, I have to limit the contest to continental US residents. I am shipping these on my own nickel. Sorry international folks. Then again I’m not sure whether these DVDs would work across regions anyway.
As far as I can tell I’m not required to do an online giveaway, either, so if you think that donating some copies to the local school or library would be the best option, let me hear it.
TL;DR – Got 9 copies of Tempest DVD, giving away 3 this weekend to US resident folks who suggest ideas, not necessarily online, about what to do with the rest.
Thanks very much to Lauren from BH Impact for hooking us up with the most generous giveaway yet!
(*) P.S. – Extra geek points for you if you recognize the Three Amigos quote from the title 😉