Do you have a gripe about the current state of filmmaking? Do you long for the golden age where (most) ideas were original and the world had never even heard of Michael Bay? If so, you can voice your critiques of modern cinema while possibly winning free Redbox rentals for a year.
Sunday night is Oscar night, and it's also the kickoff of Bing's "Movies Were Best When" sweepstakes. Bing wants you to tweet you best responses on February 26th for the chance to win the free Redbox rentals. all you have to do is tweet your response @ the Bing Twitter account and use the hashtag #MoviesWereBestWhen.
Bing will then choose 25 winners from all the tweets they receive on that day.
Some of the details:
During the Entry Period, a question will be posted, prompting you to reply with your answer, @-mention Bing within the post, and the hashtag #MoviesWereBestWhen. You have until the end of the Entry Period to submit a response to the Sweepstakes question.
Your Tweet must include an answer to our question, the “hashtag” #MoviesWereBestWhen, and tag @Bing.
By posting a tweet that answers the question posed by @Bing, you will automatically receive one (1) entry to the Sweepstakes. You can post only one answer and are limited to one (1) entry per person/twitter ID during the Entry Period. You must remain a follower until March 26, 2012 to be contacted if you win.
So, you have to follow Bing and stay a follower of Bin on Twitter to claim your prize. The prize will be given out as 7,800 Bing Rewards Credits. If you aren't familiar with Bing Rewards Credits, it's an initiative launched back in 2010 that allows Bing users to earn points by using Bing services. These points can then be redeemed for prizes like gift cards and such.
In December, they expanded the reward offerings to include Redbox, and Xbox Live Points.
According to Bing, a year's worth of rentals equals 52 movies - or one a week. Some of us might blow through more than 1 movie a week, but hey, 52 free movies for a single tweet isn't a bad deal.