Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Movie Promotion

VIP Red Carpet Screening of Captain America: The First Avenger

      Promotional opportunities seldom, if ever, arouse my curiosity. That's about to change. A polite individual from the Visa Outreach Team contacted me regarding a marvelous fan opportunity. If you guys and gals like movies as much as I do (and I know most of you can easily answer yes), then Visa is giving us the chance, however slim, to win a trip for two to the Captain America: The First Avenger screening. The best part (if one of us wins) is we get to see it before it opens in theaters on July 22. Oh, and one minor thing: we'll be in the company of celebrities, which for you ladies, means a chance to propose to Chris Evans
      What's the catch, you ask. Just vote for your favorite city to host the VIP Red Carpet Screening (the 'entry form' link can be found below). The sweepstakes conclude on Friday. I apologize, but I was only made aware of this unique opportunity the other day. Your precious vote will also give you a chance to win other great prizes: 

Grand Prize: A 3-day, 2-night trip for the Grand Prize winner and one guest to the city that wins the screening (as determined by voting) , including round-trip, coach class air transportation from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest the winner's home to the winning city, double-occupancy hotel accommodations (one (1) room), ground transportation to/from airport and to/from the VIP Red Carpet Screening of the movie,and a $500 Visa Gift Card for winner only to attend a VIP Red Carpet Screening of the movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, on July 19, 2011 or July 20, 2011 (date will be determined after voting has concluded), including two (2) tickets to a VIP Red Carpet Screening of the movie. Actual value of trip prize depends upon the city of departure, city of the screening, time of travel, any air transportation fluctuations and on current market conditions at time of prize fulfillment, and any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value if any, will not be awarded; Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") $4,990 each.

Three Hundred (300) First Prizes: Two (2) Movie Tickets redeemable at; ARV $38 each.

One Hundred (100) Second Prizes: an AM/FM Retro Radio ARV $18.30 each. ARV of all prizes: $28,200.


Visa Signatures' VIP Red Carpet Screening of Captain America: The First Avenger Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age and older as of June 9,2011 ("Eligible Participants"). Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited.

Limit one (1) vote/entry per person and per Facebook account per day. That gives us a chance to cast three, in the words of Charlie Sheen, "Winning" votes. Well, fingers are crossed.

VIP Red Carpet Screening of Captain America: The First Avenger Sweepstakes Entry Form

VIP Red Carpet Screening of Captain America: The First Avenger Sweepstakes Official Rules


  1. oooh, Matty, I'd like to see you over at the CAPTAIN AMERICA red carpet reporting live and off course getting me Chris Evans' phone number :)

  2. That sounds like a good time - Chris Evans seems like a "regular guy" we could enjoy a movie with. Good luck!

  3. Yes, Matty you should be there and perhaps you can perform live coverage of the event! That'd be awesome!

  4. @ Dezmond

    Haha, of course. I've got your best interests at heart. If I go, Evans is going to know who and what Hollywood Spy is all about by the time I get back. And FilmMattic too!

    And thanks. I'd love to be doing some pseudo red carpet coverage.

    @ Craig

    Thanks man! Evans does have that everyman persona, doesn't he? I'm looking forward to Captain America. He's one of my favorite comic book characters. Plus, the trailer looked terrific.

  5. @ J-Son

    Thanks for the support homes! I sure hope so. I'm optimistic and I'm thinking big. And I would certainly cover the event for my site and all of my readers. You guys and girls rock!

  6. This is great promo opportunity for your site. Congrats! Here's to bigger and better things.

    I voted for Chicago, but I am not at all excited about Captain America. I've never really been into him as a hero. Plus, Chris Evans just doesn't appeal to me. I know he can act, but I still keep seeing him in his abysmal performance as Johnny Storm. It was a toss up who was worse, Chris or Jessica Alba in Fantastic Four.

  7. Thanks Melissa! I hope I actually get the chance to go. It would be a tremendous opportunity.

    I voted twice: first for LA, second for Chicago. It looks like NYC is leading the way. Kind of a meh outcome for me because the city is my backyard.

    I feel your qualms with Evans. His early persona kind of annoyed me esp. in Fantastic Four, which I thought was an unmitigated disaster (the whole franchise was handled callously). But I've grown to like him, particularly for his role in Sunshine. Awesome movie. Awesome character.

  8. A VIP screening of Captain America? How cool is that! I hope you get there, Matty. I would be so excited for you if you do. :)

  9. Thanks a lot, dude! I hope so too.

  10. That grand prize is indeed sound very mouth-watering :) I wish you can win it, Matt.

  11. Seeing that the movie is filmed and based in the UK, I find it unfortunate this comp is only open to Americans... I guess the title makes it pretty apt when I think about it.

  12. @ Jaccstev

    Thanks buddy! I appreciate the support.

    @ MOMY

    I'm sorry to hear that news. I had no idea that the comp. was unavailable to countries outside the U.S. That sucks royally, and it's distressing. American jingoism at its best, as you suggest.