Celebrate Friendship with Free Rio Fun and a Gift Bag Giveaway!

Did you know that tomorrow (July 30th) is National Friendship Day?  Did you also know that August 2nd marks the release of the hit family movie Rio on Blu-Ray and DVD?  We thought it would be fun to help celebrate both with some fun FREE activities and a giveaway.  (Keep reading!)

First, if you are lucky enough to live near a beach, you can attend a FREE Rio beach day on August 2nd.  Team members will be there handing out beach balls and sun visors to families, and you can even score an exclusive discount for the DVD!  Beach locations include: (Los Angeles): Huntington Beach, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica/Venice, Hermosa/Redondo / (NY): Jones Beach, Hamptons / (North NJ): Seaside Heights, Pt. Pleasant / (South NJ): Ocean City, Wildwood / (FL): North Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area beaches, South Miami area beaches / (Chicago): Lakefront Beaches North/South, (San Diego): Mission Beach / (SF Bay): Ocean Beach or Baker’s Beach / (DC): Virginia Beach, VA / (Houston): Galveston, TX / (Boston): Nantasket Beach, MA / (South Massachusetts): Martha’s Vineyard

Second, free Rio ecards are taking over the internet!  These are so cute, and are a perfect way to send a message to a special friend. To download your card, just click on the image below to enlarge, then right-click to save to your computer!  You can now send it as an attachment to a special friend via email or post to their Facebook wall.

Next, mall takeovers are happening all over the U.S., with fun Rio activities and screening opportunities!  (Check your local mall to see if they will be participating.)   

Finally, several bloggers are giving away goodies, and we are one of them!

 Wanna Win?  We have two separate opportunities to win!

Giveaway #1 is this Rio gift basket, which includes plush Blu and Jewel dolls, a Rio-branded beach ball, stickers, magnetic photo frame, notebook, keychain, and a beach visor.  To be entered to win, just tweet us your favorite quote or thought on friendship!  Your tweet must include:

1. @Lknerl
2. #RioFriendshipDay
3. link to the giveaway http://bit.ly/oXfYxo

Here is a sample:  Make new friends; keep the old. One is silver; the other gold. @LKnerl #RioFriendshipDay http://bit.ly/oXfYxo

You can also win a copy of the DVD by commenting on this post with a story about how you met a good friend.  We are giving away (2) copies of Rio to commenters!  We'll give you until August 10th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in. Giveaway is open to U.S 18+ only. (Don't forget to enter our other blog giveaways while you're here!)  One entry per method, please - limit of two per email.

You can purchase RIO on DVD starting Aug. 2nd, or pre-order it from Amazon now