Thursday, April 21, 2011

Water for Elephants

by Meghann on April 21, 2011

Living Social strikes again!

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This time in the form of movie tickets for the yet-to-be-released Water for Elephants. Score!

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My $20 purchase for the ‘Red Carpet Advance Screening of Water for Elephants’ included:

  • 1 Ticket to the movie
  • 3 Drink Tickets
  • Hor Dourves before the event
  • $10 gift card to Amazon to buy the book (I bought the New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women instead. Shhhh… don’t tell)

When I originally bought the deal I assumed it came with two tickets and was planning on taking Derek on a date night. For that I thought $20 was a steal! Then I read the fine print and realized it was one ticket and the concept of a deal went out the window. However, I wasn’t going to let the one ticket go to waste.

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I spent $20 to see a movie and – dang it – I was going to get my money’s worth!

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Rumor had it that Living Social sold over 600 tickets to the event! Cha-Ching! Cha-Ching!

They did keep their end of the bargain and had a nice spread of food and alcohol in a big, fancy tent next to the theater. I’m assuming this is what they meant by ‘red cart experience.’

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I made a small plate of the offerings. What ever that cheese-less pizza was – it was amazing.

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Everyone seemed to be big fans of the three drink tickets.

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Unfortunately none of the adult beverages really caught my eye. I ended up giving my tickets to a random stranger and stuck to bottles water instead.

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This is the point where having a date would have come in handy. I may have been a little eager when heading to the event and arrived when they told everyone to (an hour and a half before the start). Being by myself, in a big tent of strangers, so long before the movie started wasn’t as fun as I thought it was going to be.

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I walked around, grabbed some food, and headed inside the theater an hour early to grab a good seat and pass the time.

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I wasn’t sure how the food would be at the ‘red carpet’ party, so I came prepared with a purse full of goodies.

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I ended up eating the wrap I made ahead of time with hummus, cheese, and spinach,

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And the apple.

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But tossed the popcorn due to a satisfyingly full belly. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, how was the movie?

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I liked it!

I thought Edward… err.… Robert Pattison and Reese Witherspoon had amazing chemistry and really worked well together. It was refreshing to see him in a new role.

If you need a good love story in your life I say go see it.

Just don’t pay $20 for it.

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