1 Jul
2016

Summer Reading Bingo 2016

Summer Reading

Summer started like weeks ago, we know. Are your reading pants on yet? Because it's TIME FOR  SUMMER READING BINGO.

Our summer reading display hit the shelves last week, so we're ready to rumble! BRING IT!

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Everyone loves to win!

 

SUMMER READING BINGO!
Because we freaking love books, we've decided to make a game out of summer reading! Join us for an epic game of Summer Reading Bingo! There are prizes! 

So here's all the info you need on our Summer Book Bingo! JOIN US. 

How To Play

Crossing off squares!
Read a book that counts for the square you'd like to complete. (or, do the action it requires)
When you are finished with a book, post a picture of your book (or open kindle) on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter and tag us! Make sure you tell us which square you're crossing off. Only one square per book, please!
Each time you cross off a square you will get one raffle entry. So, the more you cross off, the better chance you have to win an amazing prize!

BINGO!
When you get Bingo, (5 squares vertical, horizontal or diagonal) you'll win a 10% off coupon for one item of your choice! Make sure you're keeping track at home. Just like in real bingo, you have to tell us you have a bingo in order to win. We'll be keeping track of your squares and will double check when you say 'BINGO!' on your Facebook or Instagram. (make sure you tag us, though. don't be shouting into the internet randomly! we might miss it.)

The Rules:

-One square per book! Yes, we know that some books are classic fiction AND Pulitzer prize winners. but you have to read TWO books to cross of both squares.
-You have to post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tag us, and include #KUBookBingo to get credit for your squares. Please take a picture of your book, post on Facebook or Instagram, tag Kards Unlimited, and make sure to say which square you're crossing off. Also, if you have a bingo, Say it LOUD! Here is an example: (pretty picture of the book The Handmaid's Tale) Just finished reading The Handmaid's Tale for @Kards Unlimited summer reading bingo! I've just crossed off the Banned Book square! #KUBookBingo
-You have to post BINGO to get a bingo! While we'll be keeping track of your squares, you have to say it to win it! Just post on FB or Instagram that you've gotten a summer reading bingo and make sure to tag us! We'll get in touch with you to get you your coupon.

The Squares:

Specialty squares: 
Your Pick: You can read ANYTHING for this one!
KU Staff Favorite: Stop by the store to check out our Summer Reading display! Each of our Staff members has a whole shelf full of recommendations! Can't come to the store? Tweet or Instagram us and we'll set you up with something you'll love!
Follow us on Facebook or Twitter: This one’s really easy! Just hit the ‘follow’ button’! If you already follow us, just tag us in a status or picture to get these squares crossed off.
Ask a KU Employee: Tweet us and we'll challenge you to a random book or our choosing!
Free-Spot: Clearly, this means this spot is already x-ed off for you…. But if you want to read a book for this square anyway, we sure won’t stop you.
Follow KU on Instagram: Same as Facebook and Twitter square, except it’s Instagram!
Ask the Library: Tweet at Carnegie Library to get a suggestion! Like this: "Hey @carnegielibrary! @KardsUnlimted says you can hook me up with a summer reading suggestion! What should I read next?"

Regular book squares:
Need some suggestions?
We put together some lists of our favorite books from each genre right here!
Something with History: Non fiction or fiction, we don't care! Read something about a time that's not happening right now!
Poetry Collection: Get your verse on! Read a collection of poems. We sure don't care if it's Pablo Neruda or Shel Silverstein!
Young Adult: Read a Young Adult book.
Newberry Medal: Read a book that has been awarded the Newberry Medal!
Banned Book: Read a book that has been banned!
Something with Dragons: Komodo Dragons count!
Now a Movie!: Read something that's been turned into a film!
Something with Superheroes: Don't feel limited to fiction, guys! Real life people are superheroes to!!
Classic Fiction: Pick up a classic. You know the one. The one you've been putting off for ages. That one.
Manga or Graphic Novel: Read one! We have so many suggestions.
Non-Fiction: Read something REAL. But don't feel trapped into reading something boring. Non-Fiction is super fun a lot of the time!!
Now a TV Show!: Read a book that's been turned into a TV series. Or the other way around. That works too.
Hugo Award: Read something that's won the Hugo award!
Hot New Title: Read that new release that everyone is talking about. We won't judge if it came out a few years ago. >.>
Kid's Book: Read a book for kids!
Biography: Read about someone's life!
Continue a Series: Read the second or third or whatever book in that series you started a while a go and put down.
Something with Crime: Real crime or imaginary crime, it don't matter!

Good Luck! May your bedside table lamp ever shine in your favor.

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31 Mar
2016

Harry Potter Midnight Release Party!

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!!!!! WE ARE SOLD OUT OF MIDNIGHT BOOKS !!! 
If you still need a copy of the Cursed Child, we will be getting more books in stock on Monday, Aug 1st.
!!!!!!!

We are SO EXCITED about this guys.

On July 30th at 10:30pm, we will be hosting a MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY for the new and upcoming Harry Potter book: The Cursed Child. 

All you have to do to get an invite is Pre-Order The Cursed Child through us! For just the cost of the book, you will get the book AND an invitation to bring how every many people you would like to our Midnight Release Party. 

There will be plenty of fun at the party: we promise costumes, atmospheric music, Harry Potter Trivia and silly games like 'Guess How Many Every Flavor Beans Are In This Jar!"

If you're interested in getting more information send us an email today. Or stop in the store, even! Or give us a call! We don't recommend sending Owls, as we've recently lost a few in our rafters.

SO EXCITED!

 

19 Oct
2015

Halloween Costume Contest!

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Halloween is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, guys!!
Do you know what that means??? It means it's time for COSTUMES!

Here at Kards, we are kind of huge fans of dressing up in awesome costumes. This year, we're inviting you all to share your own costumes with us for chances to wins spooooooky prizes!

Here's the deal: 
You put on a super rad costume.
You take a picture post it to Facebook or Instagram and tag @Kards Unlimited. Include #KUIsSpooky!
You get all your friends to like your picture!!
There will be two winners: The player with the most points, and the Staff Favorite. Impress us.

Point system:
1 like = 1 point
1 share = 5 points
Adorable pet in costume included in picture = 10 points
Picture taken IN the store = 15 points
Picture taken with a celebrity that you randomly found on the street = 50 point

You can enter as many photos as you want, but only one of your photos can win, so choose wisely!
Good Luck!

27 Sep
2015

Banned-BookIt!

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Welcome readers! 
This year, in order to fully celebrate Banned Book Week, Kards Unlimited is hosting another fantastic Book Reading Contest: KU BannedBookIt!

If you were a child of the 90's you will remember getting your first personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut when you met your reading goal for BookIt. It was a magical moment full of hot cheese and a sense of accomplishment.

So here at Kards, we're going to host our own BANNED Book It! The goal is to read as many Banned Books as possible! Reading books can win you prizes!

Here's how it works:
KUBannedBookIt will start on Sunday, September 27th, the first day of Banned Book Week! The final day will be November 10th!
During Banned Book It, you, the reader/contestant will read as many Banned Books as possible!
Each time you read a book, post about it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (Picture of the book included, please), tag Kards and include #KUBannedBookIt
Each book/post will get you a sticker on our MAGICAL SCORE BOARD!
There will be two winners! The one who reads the most books will win a $50 Gift Certificate, and a RANDOM PLAYER will also win a $50 gift certificate! (So you all have a chance to win even if someone super ambitious starts playing!)
We will also be awarding Random 10% off coupons to notable players! So make your posts thoughtful/amusing! Or make a video acting out your favorite scene! Or send us a book report! Or come sing for us! You might win a Coupon!

In honor of our inner children, we will be concluding the contest with a PIZZA PARTY! It will be on November 15th at 6pm! We will want you there to party with us! Let us know if you'll be coming!

Are you excited yet?? START READING!

Here is a list of Banned Books we recommend!
Here are some Banned Books recommended by people on Goodreads!
Here is a handy little postcard you can print out to remind yourself of the rules or give to all of your friends! 

 

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23 Sep
2015

2015 Tolkien Week Quiz!

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10 Sep
2015

Summer Reading Bingo Wrap-up!

Congrats and Thanks go out to our Bingo Contestants! 
In total, we awarded seventeen 10% off coupons (That's 17 Bingos!!) and one $100 Gift Card!!! For our first ever Summer reading Bingo, it was a smashing hit! 

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Our Summer Book Bingo Winner!

We'll be back in the Bingo Swing next summer, so check back to play! In the meantime, our next book contest is right around the corner!

 

29 May
2015

Summer Reading Bingo!

Guys! It’s time for SUMMER READING. Are you excited? Because we’ve been overly excited for like months now and it’s FINALLY TIME.

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We have some super rad displays up in the store to help you choose your summer reading lists. Specifically, everyone who works here has a shelf of must read books, and you should read them all.

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Everyone loves to win!

 

Additionally, we are RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW announcing our SUMMER READING CONTEST! 
That's right! Because we freaking love books, we've decided to make a game out of summer reading! Join us for an epic game of Summer Reading Bingo! There are prizes! 

So here's all the info you need on our Summer Book Bingo! JOIN US. 

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Click on me to download your very own bingo sheet!

Crossing off squares!
Read a book that counts for the square you'd like to complete. (or, do the action it requires)
When you are finished with a book, post a picture of your book (or open kindle) on Facebook and tag us! make sure you tell us which square you're crossing off. Only one square per book, please!
Each time you cross off a square you will get one raffle entry. So, the more you cross off, the better chance you have to win an amazing prize!

BINGO!
When you get Bingo, (5 squares vertical, horizontal or diagonal) you'll win a 10% off coupon for one item of your choice! Make sure you're keeping track at home. Just like in real bingo, you have to tell us you have a bingo in order to win. We'll be keeping track of your squares and will double check when you say 'BINGO!' on your Facebook or Instagram. (make sure you tag us, though. don't be shouting into the internet randomly! we might miss it.)

 

The Rules and stuff

-One square per book! Yes, we know that some books are classic fiction AND Pulitzer prize winners. but you have to read TWO books to cross of both squares.
-You have to post on Facebook or Instagram, tag us, and include #KUBookBingo to get credit for your squares. Please take a picture of your book, post on Facebook or Instagram, tag Kards Unlimited, and make sure to say which square you're crossing off. Also, if you have a bingo, Say it LOUD! Here is an example: (pretty picture of the book The Handmaid's Tale) Just finished reading The Handmaid's Tale for @Kards Unlimited summer reading bingo! I've just crossed off the Banned Book square! #KUBookBingo
-You have to post BINGO to get a bingo! While we'll be keeping track of your squares, you have to say it to win it! Just post on FB or Instagram that you've gotten a summer reading bingo and make sure to tag us! We'll get in touch with you to get you your coupon.

The Squares:

Specialty squares: 
Follow us on Facebook or Twitter: This one’s really easy! Just hit the ‘follow’ button’! If you already follow us, just tag us in a status or picture to get these squares crossed off.
Book Club: We read a new book every month at KU book club. Join us at one of our meetings to cross off this square. To keep track of what we're reading and when we meet, follow Kards Unlimited Book Club on Facebook.
Free-Spot. Clearly, this means this spot is already x-ed off for you…. But if you want to read a book for this square anyway, we sure won’t stop you.
Our Choice: Stop by the store or send us a message, and we will give you a random book suggestion or two! Don’t worry, we’ll be nice. Except for Adam. He’ll probably give you a challenge. #worthit
KU Employee Favorite: Check out our website or come by the store to see what our favorite summer reads are. We'll even have a handy shelf full of them in the store.
Follow us on Instagram: Same as Facebook and Twitter square, except it’s Instagram!

Regular book squares:
Need some suggestions?
We put together some lists of our favorite books from each genre right here!
Banned Book: Read a book that has been banned!
Start a Series: Read the first book in a series you've been looking to read!
Mystery: Read a book that is classified as a mystery!
Short Stories: Read a short story anthology!
Science Fiction: Read a book classified as Science Fiction.
Horror: Read a book from the horror genre
Graphic Novel: Read a Graphic Novel. We have plenty of suggestions.
Pulitzer Prize: Read a book that has won a Pulitzer.
(Auto)Biography: Read about someone’s life!
Re-read your old Favorite: do you remember a book that you read when you were young and loved? It’s time to dust it off and revisit it!
Oprah Book Club: Read one of Oprah’s chosen ones.
Classic Fiction: Pick up a classic. You know the one. The one you've been putting off for ages. That one.
International Author: Read a book by someone who is not American! Bonus points if it’s in a different language.
Your Choice: Read anything you want, yo.
Fantasy: Read a book from the Fantasy genre.
Young Adult: Read a Young Adult book.
Non-Fiction: Read a book about real life and stuff. Whether it’s another biography or a car manual, we don’t care, just keep reading!
New Author: Read an author you've never read before!
Book that is a film: Read a book that they have made into a movie. No cheating and just watching the film. That would be wrong.

Good Luck! May your bedside table lamp ever shine in your favor.

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