This post is sponsored by Twentieth Century Fox
Over Christmas we headed away for a beach break. We went to Currawong, on Pittwater, which is only accessible by boat, and is a ‘back to basics’ kind of holiday. They have no wifi and no TV and it was going to be an opportunity for us all to take a bit of a break from screens. I packed my laptop (because I totally don’t count in the screen break…!) and an emergency iPad just incase I needed a break from Tully- but really… no screens!
Then disaster struck! On the first day we got there Tully started getting sick, we had to take her over to the mainland to see a doctor and she was diagnosed with Laryngitis. She was the sickest I’d ever seen her, she couldn’t even really get out of bed and all she wanted to do was watch YouTube. However, given that I wasn’t willing to spend eleventy billion dollars hooking the iPad up to my rapidly depleting data pack on my phone (besides that was the data I was using for my own desperately needed internet access and I wasn’t sharing!). I needed another solution.
So on the second day when I received an email from Twentieth Century Fox about their new super cheap family movies that are available in the iTunes store it was like Santa came early… I jumped on to iTunes to check out the range. The Family Favourites range includes animated favourites such as all the Ice Age movies, Garfield, Rio, Megamind, the Madagascar series and all the Shrek films. Then there are live action films such as The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Night at the Museum, Percy Jackson, Aquamarine and The Tooth Fairy. Best of all they only start at $3.99 to buy.
So I sacrificed some of my data and downloaded Garfield, Ice Age, Madagascar and Shrek onto my laptop and she was content. She had never seen Garfield before so that was the biggest hit- I lost count of the number of times it was watched in the five days she was sick. In fact I even found my step-mother watching it when Tully had left the room (she was obviously struggling with the lack of screens too…).
Parents load up their iPads before a big trip- and they know you cant afford to spend $15-$20 to buy a new movie every time the kids decide that they hate the movie that was their ‘favourite’. So to keep the kids happy (and you sane) head over to the iTunes store to get your affordable family movies- BEFORE you go away!
To celebrate the release of these family favourite movie titles we are giving you the chance to win one of 5 $20 iTunes vouchers, giving you up to ten hours of fun movie entertainment from the iTunes Family Movie Room.
To win tell us why you will be loading up your tablet these school holidays.
(comp open to Australian residents over 18 only. Ends Friday 29th January at 11pm)