Rio Beach Party! and a Giveaway, too!

by Cie McCullough Buschle on July 28, 2011

in Arts and Culture

All across the US this weekend the beaches will be going to the birds – the Rio birds.

That’s because on August 2nd Rio, the movie, comes out on DVD and Blu-ray.

If you live, or are vacationing, near a coastal beach, look for Blu flying in the sky on a special aerial banner. Or, try to spot members of the Rio beach team, wearing their extra special Rio t-shirts, avoiding towels in the sand and Frisbees in the air while handing out free beach balls and sun visors.

So where will this multiple Beach Party be? In the North East, check out:

  • Jones Beach in the Hamptons, New York
  • Seaside Heights, in Pt Pleasant, New Jersey
  • Ocean City, Wildwood, New Jersey
  • Nantasket Beach in the Boston area, Massachusetts
  • Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
If you happen to be vacationing elsewhere in the country, look for the Rio beach team in: Virginia Beach, VA; North & South Miami Beaches as well as Ft Lauderdale in FL; North/South Lakefront Beaches in Chicago, IL; and Galveston, TX. In California it will be Rio up and down the coast: Ocean Beach or Baker’s Beach in the San Francisco Bay area; Mission Beach in San Diego; and in LA – Huntington Beach, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Venice, Hermosa, Redondo, well Blu will just be flying his wings off.

Grab your smart phone – make sure you have the all important barcode app downloaded – and scan the QR code on that Rio t-shirt for an exclusive clip from the DVD/Blu-ray version. But wait! That’s not all the QR code can do! (Because don’t you always wonder what those codes are good for?) You’ll also get a very special discount code for a very special discount if you go to www.foxconnect.com to purchase your copy of Rio!

And what do you get with your copy of Rio? The 3-Disc Party Edition contains: Three discs! One Blu-ray, one DVD, and one – my favorite – digital copy that can go on your computer, you laptop, or your favorite iDevice. The 2-Disc Party Edition contains a DVD and digital copy.

But wait! don’t buy your copy of Rio – WIN ONE HERE! Albany Kid is giving away one copy of Rio to one lucky family who can answer one easy question:

What kind of bird is Blu?

To make it extra easy for you, there are only four possible answers.

  1. Toucan
  2. Spix Macaw
  3. Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
  4. Red Crested Cardinal
No need to go to the beach for this, just give your guess in the comments, but for extra chances to win:
  • Friend Albany Kid on Facebook (and post a comment to tell us)
  • Tweet about the great Beach Party Weekend and the giveaway (and post a comment to tell us)
  • Subscribe to the Albany Kid feed (1 entry)
  • Subscribe to Albany Kid through email (1 entry)
Deadline: Friday, August 5 at 11:59 pm EST. We will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has up to five chances to win. Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete! 
Disclosure: I will receive a DVD/Blu-ray for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

| Cie McCullough Buschle lives with her dog Einstein and a cat named Burton Guster. She is a lifelong traveler and enjoys researching history through holidays, toys, and everyday objects. Cie is a sculptor and co-owns The Creative Chameleon, a place where kids and adults can create, paint, celebrate, and just have a lot of fun. Sometimes you can find her time traveling back to the Middle Ages as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Marianne Russell July 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Blu is a “2” spix Macaw! Great movie!

Beth @ TheAngelForever July 29, 2011 at 7:13 am

Blue is a Spix Macaw! Of course, the other characters represent other birds mentioned. Thanks for the fun.

Beth @ TheAngelForever July 29, 2011 at 7:14 am

Friend on Facebook 🙂

Beth @ TheAngelForever July 29, 2011 at 7:14 am

RSS Feed subscriber to Albany Kid.

TechyDad July 29, 2011 at 11:34 am

Blue’s a Spix Macaw.

TechyDad July 29, 2011 at 11:34 am

I subscribe to your feed.

TechyDad July 29, 2011 at 11:37 am
Marianne Russell July 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Friend on facebook and Blu is a spix macaw.

Marianne Russell July 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I subscribe to feed via e-mail. Blu is a spix macaw!

carol metzler July 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

blu is a spix mccaw and I am a facebook friend

Adrienne Gordon July 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm

He is a Spix Macaw.

Kathleen July 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Spix Macaw

kport207 at gmail dot com

Michael Smith July 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

spix Macaw

Ann F July 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Ann F July 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I’m an email subscriber

Anne- Jeanette T. Galta July 30, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Hyasintara-papegøye (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) (blue ara)
Its not so many of them!
The kids love RIO movie. We had a (edelpapegøye) in Norwegian, noble parrot in English for 11 years. He was a wonderful family bird… we miss him alot. My three kids, me and my husband went to the cinema many times. Beautiful movie ever <3

Love

Rebecca Graham July 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Spix Macaw

Rebecca Graham July 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm
Jean Hupke July 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Blue is a Spix Macaw and a super cute one “2”

Amber July 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Blu’s a Spix Macaw!

Amber July 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I subscribe to your RSS Feed with google reader

Kathleen Downes July 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw.
washoekathy@yahoo.com

Kathleen Downes July 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I like you on facebook. (Kathleen Downes)
washoekathy@yahoo.com

Shannon Baas July 30, 2011 at 8:37 pm

spix macaw.

Linda July 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw

Mike Metzler July 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw.
Thanks!

Tari Lawson July 31, 2011 at 6:06 am

Blu is a 2.Spix Macaw.

EMMA L HORTON July 31, 2011 at 7:20 am

A SPIX MACAW

EMMA L HORTON July 31, 2011 at 7:22 am

E-MAIL SUBSCRIBER

Cody July 31, 2011 at 7:27 am

Blu is a Spix Macaw!
cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

DeeAnn S July 31, 2011 at 10:05 am

He’s a Spix Macaw! Thanks.

Susan Ladd July 31, 2011 at 10:33 am

The blue bird is Spix Macaw. I hope to win and thanks for a great sweep 🙂

Lynda E. July 31, 2011 at 12:16 pm

He’s a Spix Macaw. Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie Gallo July 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw

Paul Haddock July 31, 2011 at 5:51 pm

2.Spix Macaw

Brian L July 31, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw

Brian L July 31, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I subscribe to your RSS

Brian L July 31, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I subscribe your email

Denise B. July 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw.

At least two of the addresses above are wrong, Jones Beach is in Wantagh, NY not the Hamptons and Seaside Heights and Pt. Pleasant are two different towns/beaches in New Jersey.

Brian L July 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm
Brian L July 31, 2011 at 8:05 pm

liked you on facebook

angie July 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm

The answer is a Spix Macaw.

Janna Johnson July 31, 2011 at 9:21 pm

spix macaw
Thanks so much!! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyoupig on gfc

crystle tellerday August 1, 2011 at 6:19 am

spix macaw

Cie McCullough Buschle August 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

Denise B. –
Sorry about that! I am an Upstater, and went with the addresses they gave me 🙁
For the record, they also listed Martha’s Vineyard as one beach – it’s the third largest island on the East Coast! Hopefully everyone found their way to some Rio Team members.

Don’t forget! You can all get an extra entry by posting a picture of Blu on our Facebook Wall using the Color with Blu app, too!
http://albanykid.com/2011/07/29/get-the-color-with-blu-free-app-and-cover-our-facebook-wall/

Hey, another entry in your favor couldn’t hurt 😉

The Knapps August 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Spix Macaw 🙂

Cujo August 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Blu’s a Spix Macaw

Cujo August 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Cujo H is a facebook friend

Jacob LaFountaine August 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Spix Macaw

Brian L August 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm
Monique Rizzo August 2, 2011 at 4:40 pm

He is a Spix Macaw.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Daniel M August 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm

rio is a spix macaw

Samantha P August 2, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I’m gonna say Spix Macaw
marilynbmonroe @ aol . com

Samantha P August 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Like Albany Kid on Facebook as Samantha N Vernon Piper
marilynbmonroe @ aol . com

Erica C. August 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Spix Macaw!

ferriz August 3, 2011 at 2:05 am

blu is a spix macaw! love this movie!

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

ferriz August 3, 2011 at 2:05 am

fb fan xferriza2 danielle b

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

brittney August 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm

macaw
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

brittney August 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm

fb fan (brittney p)
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

Tonya Dean August 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Spix Macaw

tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

Nicole C. August 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Spix Macaw

Melissa August 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm

He is a Spix Macaw

Angela Winesburg August 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Spix Macaw

Angela Winesburg August 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Liked you on FB (AngelaWinesburg)

Angela Winesburg August 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm
Angela Winesburg August 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Email Subscriber, thanks!

Lucy Schwartz August 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Blu is a spix macaw.

Ellie W August 4, 2011 at 7:19 am

Blu is a Spix Macaw
Thanks for the giveaway!
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Ellie W August 4, 2011 at 7:20 am

I like you on FB (Ellie W)
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Ellie W August 4, 2011 at 7:21 am
Ellie W August 4, 2011 at 7:22 am

I subscribe via RSS feed
eswright18 at gmail dot com

david basile August 4, 2011 at 7:31 am

Spix Macaw
toughturtles yahoo.com

Tarah August 4, 2011 at 10:27 am

Rio is a Spix Macaw

Shanna Bailes August 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

Blu is a Spix Macaw.

shanna at mom caboodle dot com

Shanna Bailes August 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

Friend of Albany Kid on Facebook (Shanna Bailes)

shanna at mom caboodle dot com

Shanna Bailes August 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/MomCaboodle/status/99156865904156673

shanna at mom caboodle dot com

Shanna Bailes August 4, 2011 at 11:38 am

I subscribe to your RSS Feed via Google Reader.

shanna at mom caboodle dot com

Shanna Bailes August 4, 2011 at 11:39 am

I subscribe via Email.

shanna at mom caboodle dot com

Jen Harriman August 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw!

Jen Harriman August 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I like Albany kid on facebook! Jennifer Harriman

april bever August 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm

He is a Spix Macaw

Diane Baum August 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm

He is a Spix Macaw.

Ed Nemmers August 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw!

Jammie August 4, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw!

Jammie August 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I like you on fb Jammie M

Jammie August 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I subscribe via email.

Debra Hall August 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm

he’s a 2.Spix Macaw

Debra Hall August 4, 2011 at 8:54 pm

im a facebook fan

Rebecca Peters August 4, 2011 at 8:54 pm

He is a spix macaw
xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

Rebecca Peters August 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I like you on fb.. Becca Peters
xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

Rebecca Peters August 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm

email subscriber
xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

Cristi August 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Spix Macaw

.

Pauline M August 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Blue’s a Spix Macaw!

Pauline M August 4, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I’m a new facebook fan (pauline1501)

Pauline M August 4, 2011 at 11:54 pm
Pauline M August 4, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I’ve subscribed to your feed

monte August 4, 2011 at 11:58 pm

spix macaw

mistysunrise August 5, 2011 at 4:20 am

Spix Macaw

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

mistysunrise August 5, 2011 at 4:20 am

like you on facebook as misty sunrise

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

Becky August 5, 2011 at 9:13 am

Blu is a Spix Macaw.

dddiva August 5, 2011 at 10:01 am

He’s a Spix Macaw

Ericka August 5, 2011 at 11:22 am

Blu is a rare Spix Macaw

ericka082 AT gmail DOT com

Ericka August 5, 2011 at 11:23 am

I like you on fb

Ericka K

Jaque R. August 5, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Spix Macaw 🙂 Thank you.

Jaque R. August 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I like/friended Albany Kid on Facebook. 🙂 (Jaque Richards)

Maja Meza August 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm

spix macaw

Maja Meza August 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

email subscriber

Maja Meza August 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

google feed subscriber

Maja Meza August 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm
susan smoaks August 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

spix macaw

Eddie August 5, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Spix Macaw!

Donna L August 5, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Toucan

Donna L August 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I like Albany Kid on FB. Donna Haley

shirley pebbles August 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Spix Macaw

Breanne August 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

He’s a Spix Macaw

Breanne August 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Google Reader subscriber.

Brandi Westmoreland August 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw.

Kat Emerick August 5, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

Kat Emerick August 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm
meme August 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm

blu is a spix macaw

meme August 5, 2011 at 9:10 pm

email subscriber

Jill Myrick August 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Rio is a Spix Macaw.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Jill Myrick August 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Jill Myrick August 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

Jill Myrick August 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I am subscribed via Google Reader.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Jennifer M August 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm

He’s a Spix Macaw.

Sand August 5, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Blu is a Spix Macaw.

Gianna August 5, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Spix Macaw

Gianna August 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I subscribed by email.

Cie McCullough August 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm

OK Folks – It’s after midnight on August 5th, 2011

Entry to the contest is closed! Sorry!

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