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GIVEAWAY: This is 40!

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Don’t you love giveaways? Because I love giveaways. And because I love you all so, so much, there’s stuff in this giveaway for you, which is normally how it works, but I digress. There’s stuff in it for you, and that’s all that really matters—specifically, a $25 Fandango Bucks card to use at the movies, a plush robe, and a t-shirt.

Now that you’re all revved up to go to the movies while wearing a cozy, comfy robe, and maybe even a free, new t-shirt under it all, here’s how you enter: it’s simple—all you have to do is like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, share this post on Facebook, and comment to let us know that you completed all items. All four steps must be followed to qualify to win.

Here’s the trailer if you haven’t already seen it:

Here’s the film synopsis, too:

Five years after writer/director Judd Apatow introduced us to Pete and Debbie in Knocked Up, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as a husband and wife both approaching a milestone meltdown in This Is 40, an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family.

After years of marriage, Pete lives in a house of all females: wife Debbie and their two daughters, eight-year-old Charlotte (Iris Apatow) and 13-year-old Sadie (Maude Apatow). As he struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie must figure out how to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives…before they kill each other.

In his fourth directorial outing, Apatow’s new comedy captures what it takes for one family to flourish in the middle of a lifetime together.

What emerges is a deeply honest portrait of the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age. Through the filmmaker’s unblinking lens, we follow one couple’s three-week navigation of sex and romance, career triumphs and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children.

‘This is 40’ will play in select theaters beginning Friday, December 21st.

Visit the film’s official site
Connect with the film on Facebook

Oh, and enter!

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY: Facebook Friends (and Non-Friends), Listen Up

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We’re approaching another milestone in Facebook fans, and when we hit 5k likes, we’re going to give away a pretty good-sized Amazon gift card.

All you have to do—LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. Suggest the page to your friends. In short, help us get our number up to 5k as soon as humanly possible, because if we don’t give this Amazon gift card away (in time for the holidays, mind you), it’s going to burn a hole in my pocket and I’m going to spend it. And you know what? I don’t think the higher-ups would be very happy with me spending your dough on economy-sized packages of Andes mint candies (oh my God have you ever), ugly Christmas jumpers, or extra-fuzzy socks. Thing is? We’ll double the amount if we receive the five-thousandth like by the 15th of December, ten whole days to spend your Amazon money and get your stuff in the mail in time for Christmas.

Get liking and get sharing!


GIVEAWAY: Anna Karenina!

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I don’t know about you guys, but I just cannot wait to see this movie. Could there have been a better pick than Keira Knightley? I hardly think so.

But enough about me—because we love you, there’s stuff in this post for you, too—what, you wonder? Well, a copy of the book, the film soundtrack, and a Votivo candle with bookmark. A second winner will receive all that minus the Visa gift card. To enter? It’s simple—all you have to do is like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, share this post on Facebook, and comment to let us know that you completed all items. All four steps must be followed to qualify to win.

Here’s the trailer if you haven’t already seen it:

Here’s the official About Me for the film:

Anna Karenina is acclaimed director Joe Wright’s bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, stirringly adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s great novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). The film marks the third collaboration of the director with Academy Award-nominated actress Keira Knightley and Academy Award-nominated producers Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Paul Webster, following their award-winning box office successes Pride & Prejudice and Atonement.

‘Anna Karenina’ is currently playing in select theaters.

Visit the film’s official site
Connect on Facebook

Oh, and enter!

Want to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card? Huh? Do You?

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Because come on. Sure you do. Who doesn’t want a $50 Amazon gift card? Do you know how many rubber bands you can buy on Amazon for fifty bucks? Something like nine pounds of ‘em. You can buy a remote control for your iTunes whatever, you can purchase ten topsy-turvy strawberry planters—and all for fifty bucks or under. If rubber bands and strawberry planters don’t really interest you, well. I’ve got good news for you: if you win, it’s your fifty bucks and you can spend it on whatever you like. I really don’t mind all that much.

So now, you’re hooked. That’s good. This is what you’ve got to do. You’ve probably noticed that we’re trying to become a greater presence on social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, and in light of that, we’re going to give away one $50 Amazon gift card to a randomly-drawn Twitter follower once we hit 1,000 Twitter followers. As of today, we’re at 958 followers. It’s going to happen soon, guys. SOON.

We’re also going to give another $50 Amazon gift card away (drawn at random) when we hit 5,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook. Today, we’re at 3,816. It goes fast—there’s simply just no time to lose.

Here’s the skinny: you like us on Facebook. You follow us on Twitter. You subscribe to our pinboards on Pinterest. All of these enter you for a chance to win $10 Amazon gift cards every week, week in, week out, regardless of “milestone” achievements. When we hit milestones (1,000; 5,000; 7,500 … so on and so forth), you’re already automatically entered to be randomly selected to win $50 Amazon gift cards. You can win twice. You can win three times. You can somehow figure out a way to beat the “randomly selected” thing and win every damn time, I don’t care.

Do it, because you know it feels good, and how could anything that feels this good be bad?





If You Don’t Follow Our Social Media, Tori Spelling Will Shrill You to Death

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No, I know—there’s no need for threats when, instead, we can reward you for being faithful Evil Beet followers that we love and adore so much because you make our interminably-long days brighter with your comments and our anorexic wallets greener with your visits. In response to an uptick in Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ friends (OK, Google+ not so much, fail, Google, fail), we’ve decided to reward you guys with weekly Amazon gift cards for being so awesome.

Starting this week, and continuing every week thereafter, those of you who follow us on any (and/or all) social media platforms will be entered into a weekly Friday drawing to win an Amazon gift card. The more you ‘like’ us, the more you’re likely to be automatically selected to win said gift cards. The drawings are random, so you might even win three or four or more! times, and it all depends on how often you interact, where you’re hooked up with us, and how much you comment. It’s a win-win situation for all of you gossip-loving (or nudie-obsessed) smuthounds.

Like us on Facebook!

Follow us on Pinterest!

Make our crappy Google+ page visitable with your lovely faces!

Follow us on Twitter!

At any rate, it’s something to consider. Or we really might sic Tori Spelling on you, and you’d be completely f-cking batshit to want to endure something like that.