Cars 2 and Fandango with Giveaway

We took the boys to see Cars 2 today. They’ve been chomping at the bit to see this movie, ever since they heard it was coming out, especially Jaden. He is a HUGE fan of Cars; in fact, a day doesn’t go by that he’s not playing with his cars.

In order to go see the movie, we had to buy tickets, but thanks to Fandango, we didn’t have to wait in any lines; in fact, I was able to order our tickets right from my iPhone (Android works too). Using the Fandango Mobile App, I was able to order the tickets for the movie, purchasing them right on my phone, no printing involved.

This works great if you’re out and about and want to check movie times or just skip the lines. Once we got to the theater, we went right in to the kiosk, swiped our credit card, and printed our tickets. That was it! It was so easy! I would definitely do this again just to avoid the crowds. Check out our experience here.

So, what did I think about the movie? Hmmmm….eh….I’m a bit so-so on it, honestly. While I love, love, love these characters, I felt the movie was a bit slow in the beginning. They traveled in the movie to places like Paris, Italy, etc., so it wasn’t set in Radiator Springs, which kinda took away a bit of the quaintness of the movie. The characters from Radiator Springs weren’t really in the whole movie, but I won’t say anymore because I’m not writing a spoiler here. Ok, so there was a bit of violence, especially for young children; however, my kids are so into superhero movies and all that it really didn’t bother them. Lightning McQueen and Mater were every bit as lovable as usual; Owen Wilson is the PERFECT McQueen (he’s just awesome), and then you have Larry the Cable Guy playing Mater (they could not have a better actor playing Mater; he is fantastic!). The message behind the movie is so good; it’s all about friendship and how important it is to safeguard that friend to friend relationship.

My boys loved the movie. Jaden ran out of snacks about halfway through, so he got a bit restless, but then the action really kicked in, and he was all eyes and ears. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I highly recommend you use Fandango to purchase your tickets. You can order in advance; for our normal theater, I was able to see up to a week in advance; another theater showed more than a week in advance. There is a small fee, $1.25 per ticket, but the perks with Fandango, as mentioned in the video above, are well worth it. It’s so easy, fast, and convenient.

Right now, when you purchase tickets on Fandango, you get a free iTunes download. Who doesn’t love free music? In fact, there are some awesome movies either out or coming out really soon, including Transformers: Dark of the Moon (came out 6/29) and my personal favorite that I canNOT wait to see, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (coming out 7/15). You can see more releases on Fandango’s website.

The great news is that we’re giving away one pair of tickets from Fandango to a MamaBuzz reader! You can enter to win by doing one or more of the following; just be sure to leave a separate comment for each way that you enter. I’ll draw the winner, via, on Friday, July 22. This giveaway is open to U.S. only (void where prohibited). Good luck, and have a wonderful day! #gocars2

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Mel Lockcuff

Mel is a wife and homeschool mom to 2 boys, as well as a lifestyle and travel blogger residing in Northwest Arkansas. She recently published her first eBook, Blog Design Elements of Success. You can find Mel on Twitter @mellockcuff, as well as on Instagram and Facebook, or contact her via email at
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    Ellie W says

    My grandsons are excited about the Smurfs movie. We saw the preview when we went to see cars 2.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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    Shanna says

    I want to see bridesmaids…but I would more realistically take my son to see cars 2 or another kid’s movie!
    stkc79 at gmail dot com

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    Mallory Nichols says

    I’m most looking forward to seeing the final Harry Potter movie! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jessica says

    It seems like there are a lot of really funny looking comedies coming out this summer, but the next movie we see will probably be the new Transformers movie because it’s my husband’s turn to pick:0

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    It was Harry Potter 7.2, but I saw that on opening night (and already again on Saturday) so now it’s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan–I loved the book, and I am really hoping they don’t do anything weird to the movie!

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    Meaghan F. says

    We’re really looking forward to watching Harry Potter soon! Miss_slytherin[at]live[dot]com

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    Elizabeth R says

    Harry Potter!!! Although I already saw it, so now I’m looking forward to seeing it again!

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    Gayle C says

    I’m looking forward to seeing Sherlock Holmes 2. I loved the first one.


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    ferriz says

    i am totally waiting to see harry potter. i know its out but its been a busy week and i cant wait to finally see it!


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    Molly Capel says

    We already saw our big anticipated movie of the summer- Harry Potter. :) The next big one is in November-first part of Breaking Dawn.

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    ReggieMann says

    I’m looking forward to seeing Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 this summer

    ReggieM1961 at gmail dot com

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    ReggieMann says

    I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect as ReggieMann

    ReggieM1961 at gmail dot com

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    Pauline M says

    I can’t wait to see the last Harry Potter. I can’t handle all the people on opening weekend so I have to wait so I have the space when I see a movie, but I’ll admit, this one is a little tough to wait for!

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    tallcapp says

    I’m usually at the movies twice a week, but have not seen anything this month that has caught my eye. I hope August has better movies.

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    brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…looking forward to seeing ” The Guard”.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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