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Stuff! Free! Now! iPod Touch!

August 16th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 59 Comments

freeWho wants a free iPod Touch? Everyone on the planet save for a few bellicose Luddites, that’s who! You can win a free iPod Touch crammed-to-bursting with free RiffTrax! Just enter our Twitter drawing, and come to our Live Show on August 20th! You’ll also win free RiffTrax for everyone in your theater – even the guy the guy two rows back who’s been unwrapping a jawbreaker for the last 25 minutes!

Here’s how it works: you go here and purchase your RiffTrax Live tickets. http://is.gd/2hekt <—Then tweet that link, the location of your theater, and the hashtag #rifftraxlive and voila! You’re entered to win the iPod touch! We’ll give it away live during the show AND we’ll give every single person in your theater a free RiffTrax! Live, we’ll do it. That’s how we’ll do it: Live! Not not-live, but Live!* (Entry will close midnight on August, 19th. Example of a tweet, “RT @rifftrax #rifftraxlive http://is.gd/2hekt Swayzeville 13, Swayzeville, Kansas! Win an iPod. http://is.gd/2kBs4” <– A link to this post, in case you have room and want to get fancy.)

RiffTrax Live! Veronica Belmont, Lowtax, Jonathan Coulton, Free iPods, free RiffTrax, free photo, free song – let’s be honest. It makes the last, oh, twelve World Fairs look like a total snooze-fest.

*We do ask that you offer some reasonable proof that you were at the show. Mailing us a ticket stub will work, or emailing a photo.

Tags: RiffTrax

59 responses so far ↓

  • 1 adam on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    I have prepaid passes – can I still get in, or do I need to buy tix specifically for this event?

  • 2 Erik at RiffTrax on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    It depends on the theater. Some theaters are not accepting “passes” to the event that aren’t from Fathom Events. You should contact your local theater to find out for sure.

  • 3 blablover5 on Aug 17, 2009 at 6:09 am

    This is a complete discrimination against zombies and all other undead creatures. How would you feel if they were hosting an unlive event and you could win a really awesome coffin complete with a mini bar but first you had to prove you were dead?

    You’ll be hearing from my vampire lawyer.

  • 4 D5 on Aug 17, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Is interested!

  • 5 Ben on Aug 17, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Ok…Sent first tweet ever for an ipod. I feel dirty now, so I better win. Don’t make me ever tweet again…

  • 6 Houndstooth Mind on Aug 17, 2009 at 6:45 am

    I already have an ipod touch. But I will retweet as soon as I get home! I’d love a free Rifftrax!

  • 7 OmegaRowsdower on Aug 17, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Tech Question:

    Wouldn’t the iPod clear the songs on it when it is synced to a different library than the one it got is songs from??

    or not be able to import songs from your current library?

  • 8 Erik at RiffTrax on Aug 17, 2009 at 9:05 am

    There are settings for you to not allow that. And there are programs that let you import from an iPod to a computer. Pretty simple, really.

  • 9 Jason Goldtrap on Aug 17, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I’d really like to see, at my theater, a pre-show of an INXS “Mediate” style flashing of cue-cards MST3K – Space Mutiny – The many names of David Ryder. Slab Bulkhead, Fridge Largemeat, Flint Ironstag, Bolt van der Huge, Thick McRunfast, Stump Beefknob, Crud Bonemeal, Crunch Buttsteak, Blast Hardcheese, Dirk Hardpeck,

  • 10 Jason Goldtrap on Aug 17, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I’d like to see a pre-show at my theater: a live, INXS “Mediate” style cue-card flashing of the many names of David Ryder from Space Mutiny.

  • 11 RM on Aug 17, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Oh, boo, guys.

    Asking people to sell out their twitter relationships for a raffle ticket is bad form and gets annoying for the people who are following (or were following until they found out how valuable they were to) their friends who are all interested in the same things and have to read it 20x in one day. For those of us who treat our twitter feeds as actual sources of content for our followers its kind of insulting to have someone assume you would sell out for what will statistically be nothing.

    If you had just kept on asking us to spread the word we would have kept on sharing the information in our own inimitable and appropriate ways.

  • 12 ÜberSciFiGeek · Prizes for going to RiffTrax Live on Aug 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    [...] If you win, you’ll receive an iPod touch jam-packed with RiffTrax stuff and your entire theater will win free RiffTrax! Just hang onto your ticket stub if you or your theater wins. It’s that easy! For more details, visit Mike’s blog post. [...]

  • 13 Ken on Aug 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I have no problem writing my own tweet, telling people what I’m doing this Thursday. You don’t need to copy-and-paste their retweet verbatim. It’s the sort of thing I’d tweet anyway.

    Tweet.

  • 14 Meh on Aug 17, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Twitter: Serious business.

    Lighten up and deal with it for the next, oh.. three days? I’m sure your “followers” won’t be too offended by the change in your usual.. whatever it is you people tweet about.

    Thanks for the awesome opportunity for faaabulous prizes, guys! You keep sweetening the deal more each day!

  • 15 Steev on Aug 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    OK maybe this is a silly question, but it sounds like the winner is going to be a sort of random drawing from everyone who RT’s about the show? And the winner will be announced live during the presentation? I’m curious how that is going to be done since I’m sure the majority of Tweeters are using nicknames like “Capt.Blotto” or something like that – are you just going to announce “The Ipod goes to: CAPT.BLOTTO!” and hope that everybody’s honest about whether that is actually them or not? Or am I missing something on how this is gonna work?

  • 16 JulieS on Aug 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Looking forward to the show!! My husband and I are devoted fans of Rifftrax and MSTies from way back!

  • 17 Queen Bee on Aug 17, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    If I get my theater the trax, I plan to use this to decide who lives and who dies.

  • 18 Conor Lastowka on Aug 17, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Well yeah, that’s exactly how it would work. Then you send the winner a message and they tell you where to send the ipod. No opportunity for dishonesty. If they have a goofy name, all the better.

  • 19 IMAO » Blog Archive » RiffTrax Live Thursday on Aug 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    [...] you are going, there’s a contest to win an iPod touch loaded with RiffTraxes. (4 votes, average: 5 out of 5)  Loading [...]

  • 20 George Nakami on Aug 18, 2009 at 2:50 am

    oo ipod. I’m on top of it!

  • 21 Ben on Aug 18, 2009 at 4:00 am

    I would do that one way or another just based on smell or personal appearance.

  • 22 Ben on Aug 18, 2009 at 4:01 am

    Get a room, you two…

  • 23 Nikolai on Aug 18, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I’m a bellicose Luddite but I’ll go anyway

  • 24 Cambot on Aug 18, 2009 at 8:07 am

    I’m in California. The show will be tape delayed here.Does that mean I’m out of the tweet special!!

  • 25 rebisaz on Aug 18, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I’m just wondering what Swayzeville, Kansas would be like.

  • 26 Jess on Aug 18, 2009 at 8:37 am

    I created a Twitter account just to enter this contest.

  • 27 Ben on Aug 18, 2009 at 8:53 am

    I did the same thing just to try and save My Name is Earl. I’m not ashamed to admit that.

  • 28 torgosPizza on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Nope, there’s always a chance that a theater in CA could win! It doesn’t really matter where you are for this. :)

  • 29 Mos Stef on Aug 21, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Did the whole part with the drawing get scrambled at anyone elses theater?

  • 30 Erica on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I bet they have some fun regular Saturday night things.

  • 31 Erica on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    No, ours got scrambled after Jonathan Coulton’s first song but then it was fixed and all was well, as the theater collectively sighed in relief.

  • 32 Erica on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I did it so that I could follow the guys. I’m not ashamed. Maybe a little, but I’ll live with it.

  • 33 rebisaz on Aug 22, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I’m glad to say that it only got scrambled 3 times during the stewardess short for us, and those were very short. Didn’t have to miss any of the other stuff, including Jonathan Coulton, whom I loved. It was all so good, I’m so glad the technology worked.

  • 34 Mos Stef on Aug 23, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Oh… at our theater the entire synch was off. :(

  • 35 Rebecca Ruggles on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Ah man, I wish I knew about RiffTrax when this contest was running. Fear not, I am preventing this from happening to others by telling pretty much everybody I know about RiffTrax on my Facebook regularly. Twilight is a particular favorite RiffTrax of mine. Did that movie EVER deserve it.

    On an unrelated note, have you guys watched many Bollywood movies? They are widely available and some are GREAT for riffing. Don’t get me wrong, I love and respect Indian cinema..but these movies deserve it:

    Mr. Hot Mr. Kool
    I See You
    Chandi Chowk to China
    Taal

    I beg you to watch Chandi Chowk to China. It will change your life. Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53S3Fn1obeg

  • 36 lynis sermon on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    i want A IPOD TOUC H ARE YOU GUYS A BIG FAKE

  • 37 templerel on Nov 13, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Very interesting article

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    I want an free ipod as a gift

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