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    It's almost summer so you know what that means? No, not going to the beach and playing outside (well, maybe some), it's time to grab the popcorn and giant soda and head to the movies for the summer blockbusters. But before you drop some loot on your tickets and concessions, it's also time to enter and play The Summer Movie Game! This year the winner will walk away with a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

    We are using the rules established over at TimeTravelReviews.com The only thing we changed was the submission date. So here is a run down of the rules:

    • Only movies coming out this summer (May 5, 2017 - Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2017) are eligible.
    • Entries are due by 11:59 PM CDT Thursday, May 4, 2017.
    • Movies will be allowed to accumulate earnings until Sept. 18, 2017, then the winner will be decided.
    • Compile a list (order counts) of the top 10 grossing movies for the summer + 3 "dark horse" picks. The dark horses are movies you don't think will make the list, but might surprise you.
    • Points are awarded as follows:
      • 13 points for positions 1st & 10th correct
      • 10 points for positions 2-9 correct
      • 7 points if it is only one spot away
      • 5 points if it is two spots away
      • 3 points if it is anywhere in the Top 10
      • 1 point for each dark horse that makes it into the Top 10
      • You only get the highest point available, points are not cumulative (you get #10 right, you get 13 pts; not 13 + 3 for also being anywhere on the list)

    For an example of how the scoring works, click here.

    Amazon Gift Card Rules

    In order to win the $20 Amazon gift card*, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Enter the Epically Geeky 2017 Summer Movie Game by 11:59 PM CDT, Thursday, May 4, 2017.
    • Like the Epically Geeky Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EpicallyGeeky/
    • Have the highest total score of the eligible players at the end of the game**

    Once the winner has been determined, they will be contacted via Facebook and the gift card will be sent via email to the email address that is supplied by the participant in the sign up form.

    In the event there is more than one winner (two or more people have the same number of points), the Amazon gift card value will be split between the winners.

    Amazon gift cards can only be used in accordance with the policies set up and maintained by Amazon. For full information, please check: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=3122091

    *The value of the Amazon gift card is for $20 US currency. Any differences in the final amount due to exchange rates are assumed by the winner.

    **Epically Geeky site members and their immediate families are not eligible to win the Amazon gift card. They are allowed to enter the game and participate but can not win the gift card. In the event a site member or one of their family members has the highest final score, the next eligible participant will win the Amazon gift card. 

    Resources

    2017 Summer Movie Preview - Check out all of the coming movies over at FirstShowing.net.

    2017 Summer Movie List - A simple list of the 2016 Summer movie season.

    NOTE: The lists are not 100% complete as it does not include movies with limited releases. Also please be aware that while movie release dates are pretty much set, it is possible for them to change suddenly.