Thursday, August 7, 2014

If I Stay Tour Recap and GIVEAWAY!

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In case you haven't been avidly keeping up with everything about this upcoming movie like I have, let me tell you -- there is a tour going on right now and it is incredibly awesome! I was lucky enough to experience it this past weekend and want to share some of the wealth. But first let me tell you about it!

Thursday night was a pre-screening of the the movie and a party. Personally, I was just expecting it to be a regular pre-screening where you go, watch the movie and then head out. Boy was I (happily!) mistaken! After I had checked in and received my wristband, I made my way to the area where staff members were walking about offering delicious mini munchies: fish, veggies, pizza, you name it! We were also given a ticket for a free drink.

On one side of the room, they had a tattoo station set up:

You got to choose from a few different designs. This one was my favorite:

 But the coolest thing they had was this Machine of Amazing:

 Basically, it looked like a vending machine, but it had bunches of fun If I Stay merch! In order to get a goodie, you simply had to send a tweet to @IfIStay with a number that appeared on the little screen in the front. The number was different for each goodie, so once your tweet was received a message popped up thanking you, and then your gift was released. SO COOL, RIGHT?!?! They should do this for all movies! And lookie what I got??
This is my new favorite article of clothing.
After having some fun with the machine and enjoying the party, it was time for the movie! After we were all seated, there was an announcement for us to turn off our phones -- the usual protocol for advance screenings. But then ..... CHLOE GRACE MORETZ walked in! Chloe is the star of the film and we knew she was in town because she had a signing the next day. But we weren't expecting her at the screening so that was a great surprise! She welcomed us and told us she hoped we'd enjoy the movie.

This may go without saying, but bring your tissues! I laughed, I cried, I wished I was Adam's girlfriend -- everything I did while reading the book.

The next day, Chloe was signing at the Barnes and Noble. I got there about three hours early and was impressed with the size of the line! I think Chloe tweeted out that by the end of it, 600 fans had shown up! She is just so lovely. When I got up to her I'm like, "Chloe! I saw the movie last night and you were fantastic!" She was like, "Did you cry??" Me: "YES!!" Then I awkwardly tried to take a selfie. Finally it seemed to work and she's like, "There you go!" So cute! She was like my little Selfie Cheerleader:

And now that I'm done fangirling, I know you want to hear about this GIVEAWAY!

Here's what's up for grabs: 2 mini movie posters (one for you, one for a friend); a blank card stock where you can write how you #LiveForLove; a mini notebook (perfect to keep in your purse or pocket); and three temporary tattoos (two say "Live for Music" and one says "Live for Love.") And yes, it's open internationally. Enter via the Rafflecopter below:

 a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I can't wait to see the movie!

  2. I want to see Mia play her cello with everyone at the campfire. :)

  3. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! I love everything about it. <3

  4. This is such an awesome giveaway!

    That's such a fantastic hoodie! I'm glad you had such a great time.

  5. If I Stay is one of my all time favourite books! Can't wait for the movie

  6. I'm really looking forward to seeing if the film is as powerful and emotional as the book was -- from the trailers, it seems very promising. I loved "Where She Went" even more so my fingers are crossed for a film sequel as well!

  7. What I really look forward to seeing in the movie is how everything comes to life. I knoe Chloe and Gayle have already said it has stayed true to the book but I really want to see for myself.

  8. I can't wait to see the scenes with Mia's grandfather, he is one of my favourite characters of the book and he's adorable♥

  9. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I am looking forward to see the flashbacks. :)

  10. Flo, your enthusiam and excitement has really made me want to see this movie! :)

  11. I haven't read the book yet but would love to see this

  12. I am looking forward to everything in the movie! Love the vending machine top!

  13. I haven't read the book yet (huge waiting list at the library), but I'm looking forward to seeing the movie.

  14. (This is Darith L.)

    I want to see how well adapted the movie is! Thanks for the giveaway! :D