Contests & Giveaways

18 Oct

Winner Wednesday | PoeFest at Hotel San Carlos

**CONTEST CLOSED** PoeFest 2017 is the ninth annual celebration of the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe held every October in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. If you have not yet experienced this amazing event, this is your chance! The actors not only memorize Poe’s stories, they transform into characterizations of inmates in Poe’s fictional Maison de Santé Asylum. Bookmans Entertainment Exchange is proud to be a sponsor of this eerie event celebrating the bard of Baltimore himself, Edgar Allan Poe. PoeFest was created by Arizona Curriculum Theater (ACT). ACT is a 501(c)(3) educational charity that connects the arts to curriculum in local schools. By integrating the arts into lesson plans, students become more engaged while learning about science, math, literature, reading, or history. On this Winner Wednesday, we give away two tickets to PoeFest at Hotel San Carlos on Saturday, October 28th at in Downtown Phoenix!

13 Oct

Freebie Friday | The Foreigner

October is Frightful Fall at Bookmans and what better way to celebrate than with a bone-chilling action-thriller movie? Actually, there is one better way to celebrate and that is to see said movie for FREE! As it just so happens, you’re in luck. We have two passes to the latest Jackie Chan film just burning a hole in our pockets. Plus, the screening is taking place at Harkins Theaters. Harkins is one of the coolest local businesses in Arizona, holding down the film screening game since 1933. On this Freebie Friday, we give away two passes to see The Foreigner, beginning Monday, October 16 through the film’s run in theaters. Passes are valid at any Harkins in the Valley of the Sun playing the film. Read on for details on how to enter!

08 Sep

Freebie Friday | Rebel in the Rye

September is #ArrestedReading month here at Bookmans and we are doing our part to fight censorship of books, music, movies and beyond. Being media rebels is one of our favorite pastimes, so it makes sense that we would want to share the thrill of partaking in banned material with the community. True to form, we came across a pair of Harkins movie tickets for Rebel in the Rye and we can’t wait to give them away. This is the untold true story of J.D. Salinger’s life while writing The Catcher in the Rye, one of our favorite books to be banned or challenged. Plus, the screening is taking place at Harkins Theaters. Harkins is one of the coolest local businesses in Arizona, holding down the film screening game since 1933. On this Freebie Friday, we give away two passes to see IFC Films’ Rebel in the Rye at 7pm on Wednesday, September 13 at Harkins Shea 14.

25 Aug

Freebie Friday | The Trip to Spain

**CONTEST CLOSED**August is Movie Madness month here at Bookmans and we can’t get enough of the silver screen. Reveling in cinematic joy is one of our favorite pastimes, so it makes sense that we would want to share that filmtastic happiness with the community. It just so happens that we came across a pair of Harkins movie tickets and we can’t wait to give them away. Harkins Theaters is one of the coolest local businesses in Arizona, holding down the film screening game since 1933. Don’t miss this chance to partake in Movie Madness! On this Freebie Friday, we give away two run-of-engagement passes to see IFC Films’ The Trip to Spain which opens today, Aug. 25 at Harkins Theatres Shea 14!

18 Jul

PoeFest | Student Writing Competition 2017

**Deadline extended through October 20th, 2017!**

Announcing the PoeFest Arizona Student Writing Competition! Bookmans Entertainment Exchange is proud to sponsor the inaugural year of this statewide student contest celebrating the bard of Baltimore himself, Edgar Allan Poe. The competition is part of PoeFest, created by Arizona Curriculum Theater (ACT). ACT is a 501(c)(3) educational charity that connects the arts to curriculum in local schools. By integrating the arts into lesson plans, students become more engaged while learning about science, math, literature, reading, or history. The PoeFest Student Writing Competition is open to all Arizona students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades for the 2017-2018 school year. Submissions can be dropped off at any Bookmans Entertainment Exchange location or emailed to contest@poefest.org. A winner will be declared for each of two categories: short stories and poetry. All winners will receive prize packages supplied by Bookmans. For all the details, please keep reading below. But don’t delay, the submission deadline is October 20, 2017!

 

14 Jul

Freebie Friday | Transformers the Movie at FilmBar

**CONTEST CLOSED**Cinemania is a monthly film series at FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix that highlights all-time favorite genre films on the big screen. Hosted by Dan Stone of The Unfathomable Film Freakout, Cinemania celebrates the essence of FilmBar – Phoenix’s true indie cinema. Since opening in 2011, FilmBar has made it their mission to preserve the art of independent film in the local community. The innovative programming of Andrea Canales and Dan Stone has attracted many accolades including Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix “Best Independent Theater” and Phoenix Magazine’s Best of The Valley “Best Cinema.” Specializing not only in the latest independent and foreign films, but in local, cult and classic films, FilmBar offers something for everyone. On this Freebie Friday, we give away two tickets to Cinemania: Transformers the Movie at FilmBar on Saturday, July 15th at 10pm in Downtown Phoenix!

14 Jun

Winner Wednesday | The 36th Chamber of Shaolin at FilmBar

**CONTEST CLOSED**Cinemania is a new monthly film series at FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix that highlights all-time favorite genre films on the big screen. Hosted by Dan Stone of The Unfathomable Film Freakout, Cinemania celebrates the essence of FilmBar – Phoenix’s true indie cinema. Since opening in 2011, FilmBar has made it their mission to preserve the art of independent film in the local community. The innovative programming of Andrea Canales and Dan Stone has attracted many accolades including Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix “Best Independent Theater” and Phoenix Magazine’s Best of The Valley “Best Cinema.” Specializing not only in the latest independent and foreign films, but in local, cult and classic films, FilmBar offers something for everyone. On this Winner Wednesday, we give away two tickets to Cinemania: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin at FilmBar on Saturday, June 17th at 10pm in Downtown Phoenix!

Winner Wednesday

09 Jun

Bookmans Mesa Giveaway | Win a Ukulele

Aloha a me ke alohaia mai Bookmans heluhelu!  (Hello and greetings Bookmans readers!) It is June’s Tunes month, which means we are showcasing our love of all things music.  Of course you already know we have your favorite video games, books, electronics, movies and toys, but did you know we also sell both new AND used instruments?  That’s right! We have a large assortment of musical tools that are sure to let loose your inner rockstar. Grab a guitar, drum set, trumpet or ukulele. Have a gig coming up? Prepare yourself as we carry a large assortment of strings, supplies, mics, and amps. We know what you’re thinking and YES, you can even use your trade credit!

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06 Jun

Ticket Tuesday | Rebelution at Mesa Amphitheatre

**CONTEST CLOSED**As summer heats up in Arizona, a little beach-inspired relief is headed to the Valley of the Sun. California roots & reggae band, Rebelution will grace the Mesa Amphitheatre stage on Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. Along with fellow bands, Nahko and Medicene for the People, Rebelution brings their unique brand of reggae, roots, calypso and ska-infused jam-band grooves to town. Gather up the flip flops, beach towels and cold drinks! Don’t miss this opportunity to channel some coastal breezes at this stellar summer concert. Tickets start at $35, but not to worry: this Ticket Tuesday, we’re giving away two tickets to see Rebelution live in Mesa.

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01 Jun

Tune In This June | Free Events At Bookmans

Tune in this month for June’s Tunes at Bookmans! All month-long we host an orchestra of fun-filled events sure to be music to your ears. From instrument workshops to performances and giveaways, we’ve got you covered for the month of June. Our stores will embark on a state-wide celebration of the marvelous world of music, so stay tuned for events at Bookmans!

17 May

Winner Wednesday | Cinemania: House (Hausu)

**CONTEST CLOSED** Cinemania is a monthly film series at FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix that highlights all-time favorite genre films on the big screen. Hosted by Dan Stone of The Unfathomable Film Freakout, Cinemania celebrates the essence of FilmBar – Phoenix’s true indie cinema. Since opening in 2011, FilmBar has made it their mission to preserve the art of independent film in the local community. The innovative programming of Andrea Canales and Dan Stone has attracted many accolades including Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix “Best Independent Theater” and Phoenix Magazine’s Best of The Valley “Best Cinema.” Specializing not only in the latest independent and foreign films, but in local, cult and classic films, FilmBar offers something for everyone. On this Winner Wednesday, we give away two tickets to Cinemania: House (Hausu) at FilmBar on Saturday, May 20 at 10pm in Downtown Phoenix!

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12 Apr

Winner Wednesday! Cinemania: Fantastic Planet

**CONTEST CLOSED** Cinemania a new monthly film series at FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix that highlights all-time favorite genre films on the big screen. Hosted by Dan Stone of The Unfathomable Film Freakout, Cinemania celebrates the essence of FilmBar – Phoenix’s true indie cinema. Since opening in 2011, FilmBar has made it their mission to preserve the art of independent film in the local community. The innovative programming of Andrea Canales and Dan Stone has attracted many accolades including Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix “Best Independent Theater” and Phoenix Magazine’s Best of The Valley “Best Cinema.” Specializing not only in the latest independent and foreign films, but in local, cult and classic films, FilmBar offers something for everyone. On this Winner Wednesday, we give away two tickets to Cinemania: Fantastic Planet at FilmBar on Saturday, April 15 at 10pm in Downtown Phoenix!

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04 Apr

Bookmans Giveaway: Free Float at True REST Float Spa

**CONTEST CLOSED**It’s giveaway time at Bookmans! As it starts to heat up here in the East Valley, stress and everyday life can start to take its toll.  We have found that the next best thing to curling up with our favorite book, or portal-ling through our favorite video game,  is definitely a day at the spa. Our friends at True Rest Float in Gilbert want to help with that by offering a FREE, yes thats right, FREE one hour float to wash those cares away. If you’ve never heard of True Rest, or have never experienced the effects of floating weightless, you have been missing out.

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04 Apr

Ticket Tuesday: 2017 Phoenix Film Festival

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The Phoenix Film Foundation presents the 17th Annual Phoenix Film Festival! The festival starts Thursday, April 6th and runs through Thursday, April 13th. The PFF was named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine and tops the Bookmans list of favorites. The event began in 2000 when independent filmmakers created an opportunity to showcase independent filmmaking. PFF quickly became Arizona’s largest film festival. On this Ticket Tuesday, we give away two festival passes to this incredible event!

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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

**CONTEST CLOSED**

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.

Arizona Renaissance Festival

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).

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