Sam’s Club Blockbuster Entertainment Deals And Family Movie Night Tips With Tron Legacy Giveaway

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As summer winds down and kids head back to school, the fall season is fast approaching. With cooler weather bringing families indoors for game-day viewing parties and cozy family dinners, why not get ready for the season with an evening the whole family can enjoy?

Sam’s Club helps make the most of in-home family entertaining with incredible savings on everything from the biggest TVs to blockbuster Blu-ray releases. Some of the blockbuster deals currently available as part of Home Entertainment Month at Sam’s Club include:

Philips 55 Lcd With Media Connect

Sam’s Club has partnered with a party planning expert, Hostess with the Mostess, to offer Moms helpful hints to get the most out of their family movie night and indoor entertaining.

Family movie night tips from Jenn Sbranti, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Hostess with the Mostess:

A Family Affair
Hosting a movie night at home is such a fun way to get creative and entertain the entire family! Take your viewing party to the next level with cool, affordable entertainment & electronics like the brand new Star Wars Blu-ray trilogy sets ($39.98/set at Sam’s Club) or a giant 55″ Philips LCD TV with MediaConnect for “big screen” viewing at only $998 at Sam’s Club. Want to REALLY kick it up a notch? Check out this amazing 70” Sharp Aquos Quattron LED TV at Sam’s Club for a movie experience that truly feels larger than life!

Setting the Mood
Get creative with a few fun (and EASY!) decorations inspired by your feature presentation. For a Star Wars viewing party, turn off all the lights, hang white string lights across the room and scatter some glow-in-the-dark stars around the coffee table to help bring the “galaxy” to life in your own living room. Use a little silver craft paint to transform a black paper lantern into the “Death Star”, and hang some movie posters and metallic paper stars for the finishing touch.

Who’s Thirsty?
Sip creative, themed drinks inspired by the movie of the night, such as “Yoda Soda” (lime sherbet + lemon-lime soda) or “Frozen Jedi Juice” for a screening of Star Wars. To make “Frozen Jedi Juice”, partially freeze your favorite flavor of juice or koolaid and serve it “slushy style” from cups embellished with the phrase “May the Freeze be with you.”

Turn it Up
Great sound is key when it comes to bringing movie magic home. Sony’s 3D Wi-Fi Blu-ray Home Theater System with surround sound (currently on sale for $379 at Sam’s Club) will make it feel like the “Clone Wars” are taking place right next to your couch! And for those times when the mood is more “dance party” than “movie night”, you can utilize the system’s iPod/iPhone dock to crank up the music instead.

Themed Treats
Think outside the popcorn box and serve up clever treats named after elements of the movie, such as “Darth Cheddars” (grilled cheese sandwiches) or “Storm Trooper Sundaes”. Make edible “Light Sabers” by dipping pretzel rods in colored candy melts or tinted white chocolate. After the candy has dried, wrap one end of the “light saber” with tin foil to create the “handle”.

Keep it Simple
Don’t let confusing settings and “multiple remote syndrome” throw a frustrating glitch in your movie night…try a universal remote like Logitech’s Harmony 600 Remote ($44.88 at Sam’s Club) to streamline the process so that even the smallest family members can be in the driver’s seat sometimes!

Brand New Stars
Use a home video camera like Canon’s HF R20 HD Camcorder (only $369 at Sam’s Club) to make your own “movie magic” starring the best cast of all – your very own family members! Have little ones do re-enactments of their favorite scenes from the movie you just watched, or capture clips of the kids doing a craft activity or a recipe inspired by the movie. These are the “films” that you’ll love to watch over & over again – long after the movie-of-the-night credits roll!

Sams Tron Legacy Blu-ray Cover

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a copy of the Tron Legacy Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (prize provided by Sam’s Club)

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

Leave a comment on this post telling me if you’re a member of Sam’s Club and what item would make your family movie night perfect.

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THE SMALL PRINT.

The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Tuesday 10/11/11 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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46 Comments

  1. Forgot this: No, I’m not a member of Sams but my sister is so we go together. Movie night is great with popcorn and plenty of blankets (or blanket tents).
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. I am a member and the one thing that would make a family movie night perfect would be a great family movie and a big bowl of popcorn

  3. I am not a Sams Club member, but my parents are so I do go with my mom quite often. The one thing that makes our family night perfect is our old fashion popcorn maker!!

  4. I am not a Sam’s club member. What would make my movie night perfect is family, popcorn, hot cocoa, and a great movie like Tron.
    Mel4Him777{at}gmail{dot}com

  5. commented on the Safe Spending Tips For Teens From American Express over at Mom Knows It All

  6. no not a current member, that Yoda soda looks good along with Philips Blu-ray Home Theater and few Blu-ray movies.

  7. following you on twitter @left_the_stars

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  8. I am an email subscriber

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  9. I added your feed to my google reader

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  10. I am not a member of Sam’s Club – a new flatscreen TV would make movie night for us perfect

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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