Keep reading to find out how to enter to win my giveaway and/or pre-order a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days on Blu-ray.
When I met Jeff Kinney at BookExpo America back in 2010, I was thrilled! Not only did I get to pass him a note of appreciation from my stepson (who has Asperger’s syndrome, among other conditions), I was pleased to find out the author was such a nice young guy. I was proud of his accomplishments (as a wanna be writer) and he and his PR people made my one hour train line and two-hour wait in line worth my while by hooking me up with an advanced copy of his book that he autographed for my boy, plus a water bottle and a few other promotional items that my boy still has sitting on his desk today. My stepson was so excited when I gave it to him that every spring he asks me if I am going back to New York to attend my book conventions, because he wants me to meet all these authors. He was almost as sad as I was earlier this year when I came in second to win a free trip to both BookExpo and BEA Bloggers conventions, because he knew there was no other way I could afford to go, and thus bring him more books, since I have been looking for full-time work so long.
I tell you all of this today because I am offering one of my lucky readers a chance to win a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days on Blu-ray, based on the beloved series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. I said yes to this giveaway because I love movies in general, have written about them on this blog for the past five years, and once managed the busiest movie theater in the country. I also said yes because I needed to make one child or teenager out there as happy as my son was back in 2010.
While I am a little sad to not have received a Blu-ray, especially after helping promote another movie for the same company I love in this post a few months ago, The Princess Bride: A Perfect Movie Adaptation, I am still glad they reached out to me at all. I’m a huge fan of theirs, and currently watch shows like How I Met Your Mother, American Horror Story, Glee, and Modern Family. My goodness, these are the same people who gave me Fight Club, one of my top 10 movies of all time!
So, please keep in mind that I am only breaking my rule just so one of you can have a super cool gift to give to a child or teen this year. Better yet, if you win, I really hope you donate it to charity this holiday season.
I think this movie looks cute, and that it could be one both parents and their kids can enjoy watching together. My own son hasn’t seen the film, but he says he’d really like to see it, as most fans of the series would. I haven’t actually seen the movie, either, but I encourage you to check out the trailer for the film now.
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Everybody’s favorite wimp, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), is back for three times the fun in the latest film based on the super-popular book series! When Greg’s dad (Steve Zahn) threatens to send him to military school if he doesn’t stay out of trouble, Greg finds all-new ways to land himself in the doghouse! For starters, Greg’s in over his head when he pretends to work at the swanky country club where Rowley’s family has a membership. Things don’t go much better on a father-son camping trip with the Wilderness Explorers, and then there’s the Heffley’s new dog, Sweetie, who fetches even more trouble for Greg in this hilarious family film!
Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features:
- Commentary by Director David Bowers
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director David Bowers
- Class Clown Animated Short
- Gag Reel
- FX Movie Channel presents Wimpy Empire
- Theatrical Trailer
- Sneak Peak
Prank Pack Exclusive Features:
- Toys to Fool Your Friends (Moldy Cheese, Bug in Cube and Dog Poo)
Pre-order your copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days on Blu-ray at FoxConnect.com for $25.99. The movie ships out on December 18, an entire week before Christmas. They are also selling a Prank Pack for $21.99 which looks fun. Find out more here.
Make sure to check out the FOX 2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone in the Family!
If you’re stumped on what to get for your family this holiday season, look no further! With a whole slew of titles from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, you’re sure to find something to please every member of your family, no matter their tastes. Choose Glee: The Complete Third Season for your music-loving kin, Ice Age: Continental Drift for a comedy-loving youngster, Modern Family: The Complete Third Season for those wry, discerning adults, or The 25th Anniversary Blu-ray of The Princess Bride to watch during a cozy night in with the whole family. I know I’d be more than happy to receive any one of these movies myself!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Giveaway:
Win a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days on Blu-ray
**Open to U.S. residents only.
**No P.O. boxes, please.
**Do the mandatory entry. If you win this giveaway, you must respond to my email within 24 hours in order to claim your prize.
**All comments must be separate to count as separate entries. For example, if you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, leave 2 separate comments, one with your Facebook name, and one with your Twitter name. Or, if you posted about the giveaway on your blog, leave 5 numbered comments, all with a link to your giveaway.
**Please read the additional rules here.
HOW TO ENTER:
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Contest ends Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10 p.m.
See the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray featured on my For Teens and For Kids pages of my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.
Have more shopping to do? Why not check out the rest of the pages of my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide?
Disclosure: This product was NOT sent to me to be featured in my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, which is a shame, since it would have made a great gift item that I could have donated to one of my favorite Michigan charities.