Friday, January 6, 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - The Giveaway!

Today John le Carré's TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY film from Focus Features hits movie theaters around the know, not just in those select areas.

I was offered the opportunity to host a contest for the movie opening and I just couldn't pass it up. But before I tell you about the contest, take a gander at the movie trailer:

The film features Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Dencik, and Colin Firth. It's directed by Tomas Alfredson

For those unfamiliar with the TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY story, it's set in 1973 and the MI6 (Britain's Secret Intelligence) seems to be compromised. The government believes there's a double agent at work. A disgraced MI6 agent is called in to help look for the spy, only he becomes one of the five possible suspects, code names: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Poor Man...and of course, the Spy.

You can check out the movie's Facebook Page, the Focus Features Twitter account and see more video at the YouTube channel.
And to celebrate this release, I have TWO fun prize packs. They include: a movie tie-in copy of the TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY book, a long-sleeve t-shirt, a voice recorder pen and a post-it note cube. Here's a picture of the spy swag:

I'm excited to be able to host the giveaway and thank the generous folks at Focus Features for providing the great prizes. I'm also really excited to see the movie (pssst! Did you see Colin Firth is in this movie! A spy thriller AND Colin Firth?). But I'm sure you want more giveaway details, so here they are: contest is open to U.S. residents - or if you know someone in the U.S. and you can use their mailing address, that works, too. Complete my short form below and leave a comment telling me what you would want your code name to be if you were a spy!  I'll draw two winners next Wednesday, January 11th, so you need to be enter by the end of the day on Tuesday.

Questions? Drop me an email. Good luck!


Katie January 6, 2012 at 7:00 AM  

What a great contest - would love to win this for my husband.

My spy name would be Penelope Fredricks.

gspotsylvania January 6, 2012 at 7:19 AM  

Book for me, movie for Rick, perfect! Why my spy name would be Gee Spotsy, of course, noone would figure out who it really was!

Julie P. January 6, 2012 at 8:12 AM  

Hmmmm. A spy name. Why is this so hard? How about Purl Cast in honor of my love of knitting!

ⒶⓃⓃⒺ January 6, 2012 at 8:59 AM  

My spy name would be Sandy Beach...because that's where I'd be if you were looking for me!

Karen B January 6, 2012 at 9:09 AM  

Purr Bee - a takeoff on a nickname I had back in the late 50s/early 60s.

le0pard13 January 6, 2012 at 9:33 AM  

Very cool, Jen. Thanks.

bermudaonion January 6, 2012 at 12:33 PM  

I would want my spy name to be Bermuda Onion, of course!!

Anonymous January 6, 2012 at 12:37 PM  

GREYSTONE would be my code name for a spy.

Brian January 6, 2012 at 2:21 PM  

I'd just turn my first/middle name Brian Michael into Ian Michaels.

Pop Culture Nerd January 6, 2012 at 2:52 PM  

This is fantastic, Jen! I really want that recorder pen. Oh, the places I'd tuck it...

My spy name would be Goat. My mother knows why.

Jyoti January 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM  

I would pick write-rider as I am a self-published writer. Thank you for doing this.

Becky January 6, 2012 at 4:16 PM  

My code name would have to be TAR HEEL, since I'm a Tar Heel born, I'm a Tar Heel bred, and when I die, I'm a Tar Heel dead.

DarcyO January 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM  

My code name would be READER. Thanks for the contest!

Jen January 6, 2012 at 7:51 PM  

I love these you guys! They're great.

jrrl January 6, 2012 at 11:34 PM  

Code name? Absinthe.

W. Stauffer January 7, 2012 at 1:32 PM  

My code name is Tombstone

skkorman January 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM  

My code name would be Helen Bedd!

Jonathan January 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM  


Beth Hoffman January 7, 2012 at 10:22 PM  


KJ_Bedford January 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM  

Katrina St. Joseph

Wehaf January 8, 2012 at 2:03 PM  

My code name would be Claire Darlington!

urchiken at gmail dot com

isabologna January 13, 2012 at 3:37 AM  

Bella Bulldog

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