Contests & Giveaways

30 Mar

Bookmans Midtown Housewarming Party

Have you heard the news? Bookmans Grant has moved and is now Bookmans Midtown. Located at 3330 E. Speedway Blvd, just east of Country Club in Tucson, our new Midtown store is open with all the Bookmans bells and whistles, including great deals on new and used books, movies, games, instruments and more!

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28 Feb

Ticket Tuesday Giveaway: Winneth Tickets to Arizona Ren Fest | Bookmans

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**Heareth ye, heareth ye all bookmans fans beholdeth! A contest liketh nay oth’r we presenteth f’r thee. Looking f’r an uplifting valorous timeth? It’s easy! Taketh a trippeth backeth in timeth to the wildly popular and ent’rtaining Arizona Renaissance Festival. Ent’r the w’rld of kings, queens, knights and mermaids.. Locat’d at 12601 e. Us highway 60 gold canyon az 85118. The annual faire begins at 10 am ev’ry Saturday, Sunday, and on Presidents’ Day Monday, from February 11th thru April 2nd.

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07 Feb

Ticket Tuesday Giveaway – Arizona Renaissance Festival

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Hear ye, hear ye, gallant knights and fair maidens! Pirates and peasants converge on the magical anachronism of Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace in effect now through April 2nd, 2017. Full of whimsical and delightful surprises, it’s an experience that can’t be matched in this century. The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theatre, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts faire, a jousting tournament and a feast all rolled into one non-stop, day-long, family adventure. The festival is one of the most interactive entertainment shows ever created with wonderful amusements and antics. Enjoy non-stop entertainment including comedy, music and dancing. Sit back and relax or become a part of the action as you are surrounded by over 2,000 costumed characters roaming the festival village. This Ticket Tuesday, we give away passes for the amazing Arizona Renaissance Festival.

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01 Feb

Winner Wednesday Giveaway – Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Tour | Bookmans

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Calling all those with musical inclinations! Ariana Grande is coming to Phoenix with her Dangerous Woman Tour and it’s not to be missed. Ariana Grande has accomplished great musical feats in her 23 years. As (literally) one of the strongest voices of her generation, she has become a leading lady of song. Experience her incredible talent at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Thursday, February 2nd at 7:30 p.m. From her pop debut, “Yours Truly” to her hit single, “The Way,” you will be singing along all night. Tickets start at $45, but not to worry. This Winner Wednesday we give away two tickets for a night on the town with Ariana Grande.

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24 Jan

Bookmans Giveaway: Free Float at True REST Float Spa in Gilbert | Bookmans

It’s Giveaway time at Bookmans!

The holiday stress is over, the elections have ended, and a brand new year is just beginning! Discover all the potential and possibility of 2017 at Bookmans Mesa. This is the perfect time to set ambitious resolutions, try unfamiliar things and reevaluate lofty goals. But remember to put that special someone first – YOU! We celebrate Jan-YOU-Ary by helping you get motivated, all throughout Jan-YOU-ary, we want to encourage you to get out and try something new!#TreatYoSelf!

How can we help YOU?  Stop in Bookmans Mesa anytime between now and JanYOUary 31st and enter to win a gift card good for one free hour float at True REST Float Spa in Gilbert.

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17 Jan

Bookmans Giveaway: Tix To Arizona Ren Fest (JanYOUary 15-21)

Huzzah! It’s JanYOUary! Chilvary is alive and well! If you are in the market to try something different this month, stop in store anytime between JanYOUary 15th and the 21st to enter to win tickets to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. The ultimate 16th-century European fantasy village, is complete with royal court, dueling knights, an artisan marketplace, singing minstrels, mermaids, gypsies, torture chambers, animals and MORE!

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What do these passes include? Free parking, all entertainment shows, including the Tournament Jousting and Birds of Prey show. You may choose to purchase arts and crafts items, food or beverage, or enjoy some rides and games (costs vary).

09 Jan

Bookmans Giveaway: Now Through JanYOUary 14th – Admission to MIM and a Ukulele

The holidays may be over, but a brand new year is just beginning! Discover all the potential and possibility of 2017 at Mesa Bookmans. This is the perfect time to set ambitious resolutions, try unfamiliar things and reevaluate lofty goals. But remember to put that special someone first – YOU! We celebrate Jan-YOU-Ary by helping you get motivated, all throughout Jan-YOU-ary, we want to encourage you to get out and try something new!#TreatYoSelf!

How can we help YOU?  Stop in Bookmans Mesa anytime between NOW and JanYOUary 14th and enter to win Admission to The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) and a Brand New UKULELE! One lucky winner will win both!

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29 Nov

Ticket Tuesday Giveaway: O.A.R. with Blue October & Wrabel | Bookmans

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It’s the holiday season and music is in the air! Jam-band music, to be exact. Celebrate the upcoming Month of Merriment with free tickets to see O.A.R. live with Blue October and Wrabel as part of the 96.9 Merry MixMas at LiveWire in Scottsdale. After 20 years together, O.A.R. is once again hitting the road for a tour to promote their latest album, XX. Don’t miss the chance to see these indie rockers in concert on Saturday, December 3rd. Tickets start at $68, but not to worry. This Ticket Tuesday we give away two tickets for a night on the town with O.A.R., Blue October and Wrabel!

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25 Nov

Freebie Friday – Tickets to The Musical Instrument Museum & Ukulele

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As part of our belief that it pays to shop local, each and every Friday this November Bookmans Mesa hosts a Shop Local, Give Local Freebie Friday contest. This series showcases a local business each Friday and offers you a chance to experience parts of Mesa and the East Valley that deserve a broader audience. Our first week took us to Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, our second week we traveled to Downtown Mesa and our third week to Flancers in Gilbert. Four our finale Freebie Friday giveaway we bring you tickets to MIM!

Did you know that we sell musical instruments? We do, and this last Freebie Friday giveaway (of this particular series) takes us over to the Scottsdale/Phoenix area to the Musical Instrument Museum. “M.I.M displays more than 6,500 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories. Most displays are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and video technologies that allow guests to see the instruments, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original contexts – performances that are often as spectacular as the instruments themselves. What’s more, all guests are invited to play instruments from around the world in the Experience Gallery. They can also see instruments from music icons such as John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, and many more in the Artist Gallery.”

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22 Nov

Become a Localist! Local First Membership Giveaway! | Bookmans

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Since 2003 Local First Arizona has been leading the conversation on the impact of buying local. From their Good Food Finder that helps you find locally owned and operated restaurants in your area to the Local First Arizona Foundation, which helps to build communities through healthy local food initiatives, rural community development and education in business and entrepreneurship. Local First Arizona, or LFA, offers an array of programs and incentives for both the consumer and the local business owner to help shift dollars to the local economy. When you spend money locally, 52% stays in Arizona. That’s amazing compared to the menial 13% that stays when you spend at big box stores. The convenience of shopping at chain stores can be a hard habit to kick. With that in mind here are just a few ways to start buying local, courtesy of Local First Arizona!

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18 Nov

Freebie Friday: Dinner at Flancer’s in Gilbert Compliments of Bookmans

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As part of our belief that it pays to shop local, each and every Friday this November Bookmans Mesa hosts a Shop Local, Give Local Freebie Friday contest. This series showcases a local business each Friday and offers you a chance to experience parts of Mesa and the East Valley that deserve a broader audience. Our first week took us to Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe and our second week we traveled to Downtown Mesa.

This week we head over to Gilbert where we find the home of Flancer’s Gourmet Grub. Where “if you have an appetite for succulent, fresh food, it’s available today at Flancer’s Restaurant.”

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15 Nov

Home Alone In Concert Ticket Tuesday Giveaway – Bookmans

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Tucson Symphony Orchestra or TSO is the first professional symphony orchestra in the Southwest. TSO is the longest continuously performing professional arts organization in Arizona, where it impacts more than 130,000 lives each year. The TSO infuses $20 million into the economy of Southern Arizona annually and employs over 75 professional musicians who live in Tucson and perform here and throughout the state.  The vision of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is a community where music brings people together across all boundaries for inspired living. The mission is to engage, educate and transform our community through live musical experiences of the highest quality. Bookmans, in partnership with Tucson Symphony Orchestra, is giving away two pairs of tickets to Home Alone In Concert at the Tucson Music Hall.

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11 Nov

Freebie Friday Series: Shop Local In Downtown Mesa – Bookmans

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As part of our belief that it pays to shop local, each and every Friday this November Bookmans Mesa hosts a Shop Local, Give Local Freebie Friday contest. This series showcases a local business each Friday and offers you a chance to experience parts of Mesa and the East Valley that deserve a broader audience. Last week took us to Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe.

This week takes us to beautiful Downtown Mesa where we are VERY excited to offer you a chance to #shoplocal in Downtown Mesa! We currently have $30.00 in gift cards to help you do just that! With over 100 participating businesses, from restaurants, to museums, to auto shops, recipients will get exactly what they want. These gift cards are perfect for out-of-town visitors or anyone who wants to discover and enjoy the Downtown area.

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To enter this Freebie Friday giveaway, use our comment section to answer the following question:

09 Nov

Bookmans’ #40YearsOfFun: Unveiling The Second Prize Pack

In case you missed our first Prize Pack unveiling, Amy C. from Bookmans Phoenix states it the best, “By now you have heard about, or at least seen, all of our fabulous tweets, posts and images across our social media feeds celebrating Bookmans’ 40 Years of Fun. You may be wondering what it’s all about…so don’t you worry, we are here to not only give you all of the epic details, but to reveal one of our prize packs that you can win! Yes, you heard that right, prize packS, plural.” (One from each store, in fact.)

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We truly do love everyone that comes through our doors. Whether you are a 10-year regular or a first timer. We love you all and want you to help us celebrate the last 40 years together. As our way to say ‘thank you’ we have created this super-awesome interactive social media contest!

04 Nov

Freebie Friday Series: Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe Arizona

As part of our belief that it pays to shop local, each and every Friday this November Bookmans Mesa hosts a Shop Local, Give Local Freebie Friday contest. This series showcases a local business each Friday and offers you a chance to experience parts of Mesa and the East Valley that deserve a broader audience. This first week takes us to Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe.

 

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“Four Peaks Brewery is an Arizona brewery and restaurant. The original and main location is in an old creamery and warehouse on 8th Street in Tempe, Arizona, about 1/2 mile east of the campus of Arizona State University. Nearby Scottsdale, Arizona boasts an additional location, and, in response to high demand (nearly 40,000 barrels in 2012 alone), another Tempe brewing site opened in the summer of 2012. The Tempe site was selected following a review of 25 potential sites, including the famed Sunkist facility in Mesa, Arizona and numerous warehouses in downtown Phoenix.”

02 Nov

Winner Wednesday! Win Tickets To The Loft Film Fest from Bookmans

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It’s a good ole Winner Wednesday! There is no Bookmans only Zuul! JK…no Gatekeepers or Keymasters here but we do have free tickets to The Loft’s Film Fest!

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, in partnership with The Loft Cinema, are giving away two tickets to see the original Ghostbusters during The Loft Film Fest. Described by Filmmaker Magazine as being “geared truly toward cinephiles of nearly every stripe,” and praised for it’s “phantasmagorical programming … and astute choice of guests,” the Loft Film Fest was created in 2010 as a showcase for the very best independent, foreign and classic cinema. For five days in November, the Loft Film Fest provides an intimate and unique setting for film fans to experience hand-selected festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, SXSW (etc.) and the chance to meet internationally-renowned artists from the world of independent cinema.

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“Who ya gonna call when you want to see the original 1984 comedy classic Ghostbusters on the big screen in spectacular, ectoplasmic 70mm? Loft Film Fest! Enjoy FREE ghostly snacks, while supplies last, and delicious Hi-C Ecto Coolers will be available for sale at the snack bar!

31 Oct

Freebie Fridays: Shop Local, Give Local to Win with Bookmans Mesa!

In our ongoing effort to give back to our local community and support local business, Bookmans Mesa presents Freebie Friday, a giveaway starting every Friday throughout November. What is this crazy talk of free things AND Fridays? We assure this all to be true! Who doesn’t love giveaways? We certainly do–especially when the giveaway is for somewhere new-to-you that maybe you haven’t even heard of before and are hesitant to try but you end up loving the place and cant wait to go there again. Isn’t that the greatest joy when it happens? The whole scenario only gets better when you learn that awesome new place is locally owned and operated. Shop Local, Give Local and enjoy Freebie Fridays with Bookmans Mesa.

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21 Oct

Freebie Friday: Arizona State Fair and More! From Bookmans

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You may have noticed that the Arizona State Fair has come back into town this October. Maybe you really want to go, but just can’t find the extra funds. Wouldn’t it be great if you and three of your closest friends or family could go for free? How about if you could go for free, and enjoy a show from Gavin Degraw and Andy Grammer? Well you’re in luck, because Bookmans just so happens to have four passes for admission and four passes to the concert for you, absolutely free! What do you need to do to obtain these fair tickets? Keep on reading and you will soon find out.

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Originally the fair opened its doors in 1884, but has been at the same location every year since 1905. 132 years later the Arizona State Fair is still one of the best attractions that comes into town year after year. There has been plenty of famous sightings at our fair including performances by Elvis Presley, Jimmy Hendrix and Nirvana. Joining the ranks this year are none other than Gavin Degraw known for his hits I Don’t Want To Be and Not Over You, and Andy Gammer who has graced the airwaves with such hits as Honey, I’m Good and Keep Your Head Up. If you are interested in seeing them live, and enjoy some good old fashioned fair food, then comment and let us know these three things:

What your favorite ride at the fair is, which Gavin Degraw or Andy Grammer song tickles your fancy and what new fair food are you most looking forward to trying this year.

On this Freebie Friday, answer us these three questions and you could be the lucky winner of not one, but four passes for admission to the Arizona State Fair, and four tickets to see Gavin Degraw and Andy Grammer live in concert 10/28. Take a deep breath, this is real! Comment down below with your answers, and good luck to all.

Winners are chosen using random.org. We will allow 24 hours for commenting and winners will be notified via email on Saturday, October 22nd. Comments are moderated and may take some time to appear. Please do not resubmit your comments — one is plenty.

20 Oct

Bookmans’ #40YearsOfFun: Unveiling The First Prize Pack

By now you have heard about, or at least seen, all of our fabulous tweets, posts and images across our social media feeds celebrating Bookmans’ 40 Years of Fun. You may be wondering what it’s all about…so don’t you worry, we are here to not only give you all of the epic details, but to reveal one of our prize packs that you can win! Yes, you heard that right, prize packS, plural.

We love all of our customers and we wouldn’t be around this long without every single one of you. So to say ‘thank you’ we have created this super-awesome interactive social media contest! Keep an eye out on all of the Bookman’s Twitter accounts, Instagram and Facebook pages to see what #dailydirective is required for that day. Each daily directive will give you a hint, clue or question you need to answer by snapping a quick photo, sending a video, or thinking outside of the box. There will be one winner for each of our six Bookmans locations, so if you’re in Arizona, you have qualified to win big! The first thing you will note whilst peering at this glorious prize pack is that it is completely full with epic materials. Let’s take a closer look at some of the ever sought-after items that you could potentially win, key word being ‘some’. We have to leave a little element of surprise!

The items we can discuss with you are super fun and all around free to you (so exciting). Let us add a note that although we are a used bookstore, we wanted to make these packs a little extra special so we have crammed in as many ‘new’ products as possible.

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Here are some of the items you can look forward to owning very soon:
24 Crayola colored pencils
Two coloring books
Bookmans swag (tumbler, t-shirt and tote bag)
Disney Pixar Funny book
One sketch pad
STARWARS The Complete Saga (Blu ray set)
A coloring diary
Sugar skull notepad
A book lovers calendar
Mystic 8 ball
Bowling Monkees

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There are two other big ticket items in this prize pack. Those are the ones that you will need to wait and see what they are. One hint, just to be nice…one of them is an electronic item. Dun dun dun…

You might even be able to see what it is in the preview pictures of this prize pack. So go forth, and participate in this epic contest of fantastic proportions! It’s like the lottery says, you can’t win if you don’t play. This just so happens to have way better odds for you to win. Good luck, and thank you all for being amazing!

07 Oct

Freebie Friday Giveaway: The 1975 Tour – Bookmans**CONTEST CLOSED**

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Freebie Friday! Two of the best words ever.

Have you heard The Sound? Are you unwilling to Settle Down? You may be a huge fan of The 1975 if you answered yes to both of those questions. If you haven’t guessed already from the title of this article, we are giving away not one, but two tickets to see this spectacular show. The 1975 are going to be jamming away on Thursday, October 13th at 7:30pm at the fabulous Comerica Theatre. The tickets are selling between $45-$100 a piece but we are going to hand these bad boys to you, absolutely free! All you need to do is read on to see what question you need to answer correctly to acquire these babies.

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