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Friday, December 11, 2009

Freebie Friday: Win tickets to see Bright Star

Are you all set for the silly season?

What with the hive of activity in the lead-up to Christmas, it's usually not until Boxing Day that everyone breathes as sigh of relief. Traditionally a big day for movie-goers, why pay when you win yourself free tickets courtesy of this week's Freebie Friday.

Movie tickets to Bright Star
(five in-season double passes to win)

Bright Star is the latest film by Academy Award winner Jane Campion (The Piano), a look at the final three years of the life of English poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw), whose life was prematurely cut short at only age 25.

Abbie Cornish plays the role of Fanny Brawne, an outspoken fashion student who was Keats' first love. The two are polar opposites and an unlikely pairing - he is a dreamer, she is a realist - yet in spite of, or perhaps because of this, they soon find themselves involved in a secret love affair that is intense and impassioned.

"I have the feeling as if we're dissolving," Keats wrote in one of his love letters to her.

This is a perfect film for the girls to indulge in, a celebration of a man who was sensitive, emotive and articulate. The boys could well earn big brownie points by checking out this movie too.


A double pass to see Bright Star.

There are FIVE in-season double passes to win (Australian residents only).

This film opens across Australia on December 26, 2009. Visit the official Bright Star website to view the trailer.

Hurry your entries in, as this competition will only run for five days.

All you have to do is fulfil the requirements below:
  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us what do you usually do on Boxing Day?

  2. And then send an email to grabyourforkfreebiefriday@yahoo.com.au with the subject heading "Bright Star" and include your full name, postal address and a copy of your published comment on this post.

  3. Please make sure you include your postal address in your email so your tickets can be sent out to you before Christmas.
The winning entries will be decided on honesty or entertainment value. Don't be shy! You gotta be in it to win it! Readers may submit one entry per day.

Please make sure you comment and send an email with your postal details so your tickets can be posted out to you asap!

The Bright Star competition closes on Wednesday 16/12/09 Friday 18/12/09 at 5.30pm AEST. The winner will be announced on Grab Your Fork on Thursday 17/12/09 Monday 21/12/09.

EDIT: Congratulations to all the Bright Star winners announced here.


Don't forget that entries close today, Friday 11/12/09 5.30pm, for two more Grab Your Fork competitions.

You could win:
a gift box of 12 achacha fruit plus
a copy of MasterChef Australia: The Cookbook.

Don't delay. Click on the links above to enter now!
20 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 12/11/2009 01:35:00 am


  • At 12/11/2009 10:36 am, Anonymous Shopaholic said…

    We seem to alternate between doing the Boxing Day sales, going to mates for a bbq or chilling at the movies with a new release film. Maybe this year I'll combine all three!

  • At 12/11/2009 10:43 am, Anonymous Steve T said…

    After the gluttony of Christmas Day I always look forward to a big sleep-in and a lazy Boxing Day. It also heralds the start of the Great Christmas Ham Leftovers Festival - the recipes tend to get more and more creative the closer we get to January!

  • At 12/11/2009 10:48 am, Blogger Arradius said…

    Boxing day is usually spent at a friend's place who throws a big party. 15 people packed into a tiny spa, 25 more milling around outside, the entire house squished full of people talking, drinking, eating and watching seasonal movies. Everyone usually brings something to eat, reminds me a little of your posts of Stomach's eleven, but much less organised.
    And, of course, there is the punch. Quite lethal with it's levels of alcohol, it brings extra merriment to all who attend the Fortress party.

  • At 12/11/2009 10:55 am, Anonymous Wicky said…

    Boxing Day is barbecue day! We fire up the barbie in the backyard and kick back with mates and a pile of steaks, snags and lots of beer. A game of backyard cricket is usually on the cards too.

  • At 12/11/2009 10:57 am, Anonymous Jennifer said…

    Oh definitely sales shopping! By the end of the day your feet are totally dead but the lure of bargains! And I always end up buying heaps of half-price Christmas stuff!

  • At 12/11/2009 12:27 pm, Anonymous Dee said…

    Boxing Day is always reserved for lunch with friends. Sometimes we go out but lately it's been a casual get together at someone's house. Usually we give our Christmas presents to each other then too. I just hope it's not too hot this year!

  • At 12/11/2009 1:38 pm, Blogger ahhb said…

    Boxing Day marks the start of my mum's struggle to use all the leftovers. From the more conventional ham sandwiches to the creative ham bone flavoured congee broth. She makes sure nothing is wasted, not even the bone!

  • At 12/11/2009 4:31 pm, Blogger Kate said…

    I LOVE Christmas. I cant emphasise this enough. It is such a magical period full love and happiness. Anything feels possible. Having grown up with my brother a chorister, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were packed full with often three services each. He hated it but i adored it as it meant we got to 'savour' the moment. This meant much of the present opening happened on boxing day. I loved it as I always felt I was getting an extended Christmas. Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

  • At 12/11/2009 10:12 pm, Anonymous Amy said…

    Boxing day is one of two things. Sleep in day or bbq day. Shopping is just way too much after a big christmas.

  • At 12/11/2009 10:25 pm, Anonymous Andrea said…

    Boxing Day is a time for self indulgence after the crazy present shopping, food preparation and travel up to and on Christmas Day.

    So it's eating any leftovers in reverse order, such as dessert for breakfast, reading my pile of unread magazines and new books given for Christmas. We may have a potluck leftover get-together with friends then catching a new movie at night.

  • At 12/12/2009 9:31 am, Anonymous Lian said…

    Boxing Day is time for me to catch up on my sleep after working long hours Christmas week helping people with their Christmas pressies. This year I hope to spend more time with my family visiting from overseas.

  • At 12/12/2009 9:32 am, Blogger Unknown said…

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  • At 12/13/2009 10:36 am, Blogger J said…

    I sleep right in after a big Christmas night, go to the gym for an hour in a vain attempt to work off the Christmas Eve/Christmas excess and then come home to start preparing for the Boxing Day late barbecue.

    At least this means I get to successfully avoid the Boxing Day sales

  • At 12/13/2009 2:01 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm going to be studying Keats' poetry for HSC next year =].

    For me, boxing day is when you wake up in a room with no air conditioning, and you find yourself retreating to the coolness of the tiled floor. I clean up any remains of the Christmas day party, and is usually resentful that no one else had looked at the christmas tree, which I had constructed and decorated, as it is always tucked away in the lounge room where no one ventures to.

    My family would go out for a drive, and laze around for a day. While I would much prefer celebrating through the boxing day sales, my mother does not approve of buying 'unnecessary' goods. I don't think she realises that we all have a responsibility to fuel our economy.

  • At 12/13/2009 3:39 pm, Anonymous akiraxox said…

    On boxing day we have all the family over at my grandparents place and have a lovely seafood feast for lunch also some asian dishes.
    After lunch everyone kicks back belt out there voices out for karaoke.

  • At 12/15/2009 12:47 am, Anonymous jame said…

    Boxing day IS a day spent inhaling cheap australian sweat soaking up as much sales as possible @ Myers. It's like a day where the earth is about to hit apocalypse where thousands of earthlings stock up on fashionable taste for a fresh new year.

  • At 12/15/2009 9:21 am, Anonymous Gillianlisa said…

    Boxing Day the family travel to my Grandma's farm.We ride horses,chase chooks,and wander around the paddocks,talking the ears off one another.Then we sit down to Grandma's mouthwatering lunch.None of us wear tight fitting clothing for weeks to come.

  • At 12/15/2009 4:37 pm, Blogger erica said…

    Boxing Day is usually spent down in Melbourne at the Boxing Day Test, with a big lunch-box filled with the previous day's leftover Turkey and Ham. I'm not a huge cricket fan so much of the day is spent eating, napping, eating and napping, with some occasional cheering and jeering along with the crowd.

  • At 12/18/2009 10:20 am, Blogger trashtastika.com said…

    There is no "usually" for Boxing Day - every year is different!! This year I'll be revisiting my honeymoon spot in Sihanoukville, Cambodia with my lovely husband.

    We fly into Phnom Penh Christmas night, and get the bus down to Snooky on the 26th. So it'll be a day on the beach for us, eating Amok and drinking Angkor beer with our toes dipped in the sand!

  • At 3/04/2010 2:44 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi all - Thanks to everyone for your lovely entries. Details of the winners can be found here.


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