Contests and Giveaways

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    March 26, 2014
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    March 8, 2013

    Win a trip to the James Beard Awards

    When the semifinalists for the James Beard Awards were announced, the local food world was all a-twitter. Each year the James Beard Foundation hands out its awards recognizing excellence in the restaurant industry. The tales of the awards and ensuing after-parties are always tantalizing. To be a fly ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Derek Larson still has the most awkward family in America

    Remember the Larsons? They're the family that took top honors about a year ago in a "Most Awkward Family Vacation" photo contest. A picture of Larson's St. Paul family -- complete with KFC-bucket flag hats and a cut-off wearing photobomber -- won him a two-week trip to Waikiki. Apparently, awkward ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Ghostface Killah at Cabooze on 4/20: Win tickets now

    To put a member of Wu Tang on a stage on stoner day is like putting one of the Mob Wives in a boxing ring with, well, any of the other Mob Wives. It's just what they're supposed to do. But we digress. Ghostface Killah is coming to the Cabooze on 4/20 and we're excited to have of the Wu's standout ra ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Gene Farris at Honey: Win tickets now

    Chicago-based house music DJ/producer Gene Farris returns this weekend to the city he used to call home to properly send up the dancefloor. Tonight's show marks the April installment of the popular "House Proud" monthly at Honey, and we've got two pair of tickets to give away now.

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    March 15, 2012

    Bassgasm 6 approaching: Giving away 7 pair of tixx now

    ​ To those of us who know what a Bassgasm looks and feels like (OK, now that just sounds dirty), the thought of six of them might seem exhausting. It's a good thing they're spread out over a year --  two annually at First Avenue since Woody McBride launched them in the winter of 2010.Well, no ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Re:Generation movie in MPLS: Win tickets, download free tracks

    ​ If the Grammys showed us anything this year  -- aside from the apparently difficult pronunciation of Bon f'ing Iver -- it was that electronic music is here in a big way. Now, in association with the awards show, documentarian Amir Bar-Lev introduces a one-night engagement of his film Re:Ge ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Win tickets now: Theophilus London, Gigamesh, Morley w/ Astronautilus

    ​ He's a blog darling with an interesting name and he's coming to Minneapolis to perform with a few of our own talented artists. Theophilus London was raised in Trinidad but moved to Brooklyn and then, of all places, the Poconos mountains of Pennsylvania. Padding his soul-rap agenda on Saturday at ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Wu Tang coming to Epic on Saturday: Win tickets now

    ​ One of the most celebrated acts in hip-hop history is returning for another winter rap extravaganza at Epic on Saturday, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. If you're interested in seeing the full Clan do their thing this weekend at what's sure to be a hot show, listen up -- here's how ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Merwin Liquors contest giving away $2,500 worth of Surly [VIDEO]

    ​Piggy-backing on the Surly "price gouging" debate from earlier this fall, Merwin Liquors is taking the opportunity to point out that not only did it sell Surly Darkness for less, they're now just giving it away. The winner of a new fan video contest will take home $2,500 worth of Surly, or rough ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Phantogram at First Avenue: Win a free pair of tickets

    ​It's been almost exactly a year since Phantogram came through town to headline the Fine Line -- and after coming through the Twin Cities three separate times last year, it's high time they made their way back.The cool electro-pop duo is coming through to play their biggest local show yet on Wedne ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Autumn Brew Review "beer-ku" poetry contest

    Win tickets to ABR with Haiku promoting Minnesota beer​Autumn Brew Review The year's best beer fest, hands down Write poems, win tickets. If you don't already have tickets to the Autumn Brew Review on September 17, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild wants to give you a pair. Show off your poe ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Stevie Nicks ticket giveaway: Win one of 5 pair of tickets to her Mystic Amphitheater show

    ​Having spent the last 40 years in the music business, Stevie Nicks hardly needs an introduction. As both a successful solo artist and a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks has established herself as a reigning queen of rock and roll, known as much for her distinctive style and stage presence as she is ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Sade ticket giveaway: Last chance to win tickets before tomorrow's show

    Photo by Todd OwyoungSade at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis last Friday​Subdued and sultry soul singer Sade has spent the last couple of decades out of the limelight, which makes the positive reviews of her recent reunion shows with her eponymous band seem all the sweeter. When Sade played St. ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Sade and ticket giveaway: Win a pair of passes to next week's show with John Legend

    Photo by Todd OwyoungSade at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis last Friday​Subdued and sultry soul singer Sade has spent the last couple of decades out of the limelight, which makes the positive reviews of her recent reunion shows with her eponymous band seem all the sweeter. When Sade played St. ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Minneapalooza lines up a full day of local rock outside the Loring Theater

    ​The Loring Theater near the south end of downtown Minneapolis is jumping on the outdoor fest bandwagon with its first Minneapalooza, an outdoor festival that will showcase some of the Twin Cities' finest rock 'n' roll bands. Headlined by a couple of our Best of the Twin Cities winners from this y ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Contest: Create Kemps's next ice cream flavor, get your picture on the carton

    Wal-MartSee your face (and your flavor) here.​What do you and Joe Mauer have in common? Well, probably not a whole heck of a lot, but that could all change. The Twins All-Star catcher has flashed his pearly whites in commercials, on billboards, and even on ice cream cartons for local dairy giant K ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011
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    December 29, 2010
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    December 22, 2010

    Jonathon Kehoe wins $1 million in McDonald's Monopoly

    One man's McRib earned him a cool milion. ​News flash regarding McDonald's Monopoly sweepstakes: Apparently people actually win real cash from the simple act of peeling back the tabs on a 10 piece McNugget or McCafe beverage. An unemployed Wisconsin man, Jonathon Kehoe, won a million bucks a ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Free Juicy Lucys at 5-8 Club on Monday

    The 5-8 ClubThe Juicy Lucy, which some argue is a religious experience, features molten cheese surrounded by hamburger cooked to perfection placed on a whiter than white bun.​The 5-8 Club has declared November as Juicy Lucy month, and to celebrate they're giving away free Juicy Lucys from 4:30 to ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010
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    September 29, 2010
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    September 15, 2010

    Free sweets for Top Chef Just Desserts premiere

    What tops this? Free desserts!​Time to frost yourself in buttercream and sprinkle on the jimmies: Fans of the Bravo series Top Chef have been salivating over the arrival of the network's new show, Top Chef Just Desserts, which premieres tonight (11/10 central). In its honor, several Twin Cit ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    SooVAC screens Bravo's Work of Art, the Next Great Artist

    ​(Pictured: Artistic hopeful Jamie Lynn)We've watched reality show contestants compete for money, for marriage, and for mediocre modeling careers. In Work of Art, the Next Great Artist, talented creative types will demonstrate their genius through weekly challenges. Should they win, they will have ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009
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    December 10, 2008