During the summer, one of the movies that the kids went to go see, but David and I didn’t, was Men in Black 3.
We were in Virginia while my sister was ill, and it was the second time this year I had to be away from the kids for an extended period of time. But, I tried my best to make sure they had fun while we were gone and one of the things I arranged was for them to go to the movies to see Men in Black.
With MIB3 coming out next month in November, Mattie is super excited to finally be able to see it with us. I think seeing it without us was a bit bittersweet for him – he was excited to see it, but was bothered his Mom and Dad were away again. So he said “when it comes out on dvd, we gotta get it and watch it“.
Well, Men in Black 3 officially comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on November 30, 2012. And our son is great with numbers and dates and loves movies so he definitely knows this. What he doesn’t realize is that if you pre-purchase MIB3, you get a digital copy of the movie on November 16th — a whole TWO weeks before!
So, I’ve decided to surprise Mattie with a Men in Black 3 Early Access Viewing Party! I know he won’t suspect it.
This was the first time I’ve done one of these movie pre-purchase things, so I’m sharing all the details about how it works below.
First, I bought the pre-purchase case at Walmart. It was right near the new release in the electronics department. You buy it the same way you buy a DVD or Blu-ray movie. I took photos of my entire Men in Black 3 shopping trip.
When you get home, open the case and inside you’ll see this round cardboard that looks like a disc. All the steps you’ll need — and a special redemption code — are right on this.
From your computer, go to http://www.VUDU.com/MIB3 and enter the redemption code that is inside your case.
After entering your code, you will come to this screen. If you are already a VUDU customer, you will enter your email and password. If you aren’t (like me), you’ll click to “SIGN UP”.
TIP: Since I was a new VUDU customer, I got a free movie credit just for signing up — be sure to look for that when you sign up.
After logging in or signing up, you may also be prompted to create a UltraViolet account (very easy to do) which allows you to store your digital movie collection on a cloud so you can watch it anywhere. After the UltraViolet sign up, it gives you an option of entering your credit card information so you can purchase or rent from VUDU in the future. I opted to not enter my information at this time.
One of the next screens is where you enter your mailing address to have your actual physical copy of Men in Black 3 mailed to you.
And then, you get to this screen which show you that you now own the digital copy.
And in my VUDU account, I can see that I know show that the Men in Black 3 digital copy will be released on 11/16/2012 and I can also see that I have access to the Men in Black 3 exclusive content: Keeping it Surreal: The Visual FX of MIB3. When Men in Black is released digitally on November 16, we’ll be able to watch it on our Playstation 3 or Blu-ray player.
It’s that easy! I’m all set to go for the movie part of my Men in Black 3 Viewing Party — now, I just need to finish my other surprises for the party and I’ll be ready to go on November 16th!
Thanksgiving Tip: November 16th is the week before Thanksgiving — pre-purchase Men in Black 3 and you’ll have one of the hottest movies to share with family that is coming to visit for Thanksgiving!
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