Minneapolis Metblogs Photo Contest and Goldstar Ticket Give Away

In anticipation of their Minneapolis launch the good folks at Goldstar are giving away four gift certificates. These gift certificates are available for any event from Goldstar’s many partners, it’s like a Choose Your Own Prize contest.

About Goldstar

Fun ideas.
Our site and emails are filled with fun things to do, and the experience is customized to you using sophisticated technology.
Half-price tickets.
We work with more than 4,000 venues and producers across the country, and offer the world’s largest selection of half price tickets.
Member reviews. We’re one of the world’s largest online sources of live entertainment user reviews. Everything else you need for a great night out.
Get everything from a venue map to tips on how to dress, where to eat and where to park.
How Do We Do That?Unlike so many ticket sellers online, we’re not brokers. We work directly with our 4,000 venue partners to connect them with our huge and growing Goldstar audience. Not every show sells out, so instead of letting seats go empty, venues list them with us to sell to our members.

Here’s a small list of partners

Northrop at the University of Minnesota
Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)
Children’s Theatre Company
Acme Comedy Company
The Schubert Club
Minnesota Orchestra
The Guthrie
Theatre in the Round
Great American Gem Show & Sale
Minnesota Opera (though season is dark at moment)
Minnesota Timberwolves
Cirque du Soleil
Hennepin Theatre Trust (Pantages, Orpheum and State Theatres)

Ready to win?

Here’s all you have to do.

1st Place Prize: Best Photo – Include a link to your photo(s) in the comment section and I’ll select the top five photos and put a poll on the site to allow readers to vote for the winner. (Mn images only. Extra point for images from an event in Mn.)
2nd Place Prize- Best comment – Tell me where you’d go and who you’d like to take, make some stuff up, be crazy. Enter multiple comments, top others or top yourself with silliness. I will pick the most creative comment.
3rd Place Prize – Laziest comment – All you have to do is say who you’d take with you. (first name is enough). I’ll randomly pick two of you slackers and give you each a gift certificate.

The prizes are as follows: 1st place, $100 gift certificate and your winning photo featured. 2nd place, $50 gift certificate and the new Gorillaz CD Plastic Beach. 3rd place 2 winners of $25 dollar gift certificates.

The beauty is that these gift certificates are good for tickets that are already marked down 50 percent which means more bang for the buck.

It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s free.

And you don’t even have to annoy your tweet stream with a bunch of RT’s.

Want to know more about Goldstar?
Check out their review on MPR’s State of the Arts or the FOX9 Buzz

Don’t forget to head over to Goldstar,check out their events, and sign up for half priced notifications.

May the best, most creative, and the laziest win. I’ll keep the contest open until next Monday.



20 Comments so far

  1. lobe (unregistered) on May 10th, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    I would take Alice Kramden to “the moon.”

  2. Linna (unregistered) on May 10th, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    I think I may not graduate law school after today’s exam… maybe I can bribe him with some Goldstar tickets… Help!

  3. Cali (unregistered) on May 10th, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    I’d take Grabby Hands with me and we’d paint the town fantastic with a goldstar event!

  4. Amy Scarborough (unregistered) on May 10th, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    I would take anyone but MY 2yr old.

  5. Randy (unregistered) on May 11th, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    Megan…formerly known as norwego (blog retired when she started grad school).

  6. John Malone (unregistered) on May 11th, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    I’d love to get that lazy prizes, but, you know….I’m too lazy.

    Or am I? I’d take my roommate Wes.

  7. crzye (unregistered) on May 11th, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

    I’d take Bootsy Collins. We’d show up on the mothership,park on the roof,and parachute down in raining glitter.

  8. Dan Anderson (unregistered) on May 12th, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    Hi David,
    Here is a shot for the photo contest of downtown Mpls after last weeks rain:


  9. jenni (unregistered) on May 12th, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    david made me do this. plus i like free stuff.


    oh, and i’d take your mom.

  10. Teresa boardman (unregistered) on May 12th, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    OK I will play. this is from the twin cities marathon last fall

  11. kat (unregistered) on May 12th, 2010 @ 4:03 pm
  12. Tony Ernst (unregistered) on May 13th, 2010 @ 11:20 pm
  13. Wendy (minn_wendy) on May 16th, 2010 @ 2:01 pm
  14. Chuck Olsen (unregistered) on May 17th, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

    Hope I’m not too late! I’ll submit this photo I took of Solid Gold @ Kitty Kat Club.


  15. Venkatesan R Raja (unregistered) on May 18th, 2010 @ 6:16 am

    Hi, Here are my photos taken in the Downtown around Loring Park and Scultptor Garden.


  16. David (unregistered) on May 18th, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    Nice work all! I’m dealing with a sick family, so I am giving this until Wed. morning.

  17. Amanda (unregistered) on May 18th, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

    Here is my photo “Ilya in the Basilica of St Mary”


  18. Jeff (unregistered) on May 24th, 2010 @ 6:09 pm
  19. Marleen May (unregistered) on May 27th, 2010 @ 11:05 am

    I’m going to be in Minneapolis is August for my 40th high school reunion. I’d like to take everyone from the reunion on a tour of the new baseball stadium. When we graduated, the Twins were still playing where Mall of America is now.

  20. Faith Martyn-Hoffman (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

    I would take my sister Sheila!

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