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It’s FORCE FRIDAY!! May the Force Be With You, Star Wars Fans!

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Star Wars fans unite – it’s Force Friday! If you haven’t heard about this amazing event, it’s a first-of-it’s kind global collaboration to release the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy collection (along with some awesome gadgets, gizmos, collector’s items, giveaways, contests and more! The excitement starts at midnight and some of our favorite retailers are joining in on the fun!

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Walmart.com

Walmart.com will have all the new toys, games and gear, as well as plenty of throwbacks to the earlier TV shows and movies (available in formats such as DVD, Blu-ray, and even Video on Demand by VUDU).  Don’t miss your chance to pick up LEGO Star Wars sets, Star Wars video games for your favorite console, books, housewares, and some surprise exclusives available online only! As an added bonus, shipping is free for all orders over $50!  Find all the new Star Wars games, toys, gear and more at Walmart.com!

Amazon.com

Amazon.com has also joined in the action and will be offering special deals on Star Wars items in a curated Star Wars Store. They’ll have new games, toys, deals and some Amazon exclusives!  They’ll even be hosting a giveaway for the Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda, Collector Box Edition on their Facebook page (here).

Disney Store 

The Disney Store is taking the fun to its brick-and-mortar stores for some Midnight Madness! The Times Square (NYC), Michigan Avenue (Chicago) and Stockton St. (San Francisco) locations are opening at 12:01 AM with D23 swag such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens posters to the first 1,000 guests.  Most other Disney Store locations (except outlets) will be participating in special Force Friday events as well, though times and quantities may vary by store so be sure to call or check online for your store so you don’t miss out on some of these fun happenings:

Star Wars-themed opening ceremonies

Freebies such as a commemorative Star Wars: The Force Awakens pin for the first 100 guests who make a purchase on Force Friday

Fun events throughout the day, including R2-D2 crafts, “Ways of the Force”, Star Wars story time, “Art of Drawing: R2-D2” and free Topps trading cards for those who complete in-store events (while supplies last).

On DisneyStore.com, fans can enjoy special Limited Edition product, as well as free shipping on all Star Wars items from September 4 – 6.

If you don’t have a Disney Store nearby, you can still find tons of great exclusives and Limited Edition items from Star Wars: The Force Awakens at DisneyStore.com and enjoy free shipping on all Star Wars items September 4 through September 6, 2015.

Lego Store

The Lego Store has some fantastic new Star Wars sets releasing today for Force Friday! We are drooling over the Poe’s X-Wing Fighter set (it comes with a BB-8 Astromech Droid!!) Check out all of the awesome sets at Lego.com but go quickly, as the site tends to sell out VERY quickly for Star Wars items!

There are many more retailers, events, and fun ways to celebrate Star Wars Force Friday. Check out StarWars.com for more ideas, and be sure to let us know in the comments how you celebrated Force Friday!

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CrowdTap – People-Powered Marketing Platform

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Continuing the series on Social Influence Marketing (product reviews, PR, and direct interaction with brands), we wanted to introduce everyone to Crowdtap. Crowdtap is a fun way for influencers (you!), called Crowdtappers, to interact directly with some of your favorite brands in a variety of ways. Each brand participates in “Quick Hits” which are short polls specific to their products or areas they’re interested in feedback.  There are also “Challenges” and “Missions” which are more interactive and sometimes ask Crowdtappers to visit the brands’ sites, or watch a short video, and provide feedback or your own ideas, with the opportunity to also share via social media.  You will see a lot of well-known brands interacting on the Crowdtap platform, including Verizon, McDonalds, Target, and more.

For the Crowdtappers, there are lots of fun incentives to participate.  Each time you complete a Quick Hit, Challenge or Mission, you are awarded points towards monthly gift card drawings.  The points you earn also allow you to “level up” within each brand, becoming eligible for samples, product testing, and also increasing your visibility to other participating brands.

We’ve been lucky to win quite a few gift cards to Amazon, Walmart, Sephora and other great retailers, as well as sample packs and full-sized products of many kinds through our experiences with Crowdtap! Let us know what exciting products you’ve sampled or prizes you’ve won as a Crowdtapper!

This post is not paid for or sponsored by Crowdtap, or any other sponsor, in any way. The opinions are ours alone and are shared for entertainment purposes only.

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