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“beauty and the beast” giveaway!

Beauty and the Beast

A tale as old as time. True as it can be.

Barely even friends, then somebody bends unexpectedly.

Ha ha! You really just need to read that first line and I bet you’re already humming along.

As you probably know since it’s made more than a billion dollars and now ranks as the tenth top-grossing film of all time, the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Bellehit theaters in March.

You can read my Beauty and the Beast review — spoiler: I LOVED IT! — and then see the movie for the first time or the second time or the twelfth time when it’s released on Digital HD and Blu-ray next Tuesday, June 6.

Beauty and the Beast digital copies

Want to win a copy? Well, be our guest!

To celebrate the release of the movie that just might be named Best Picture at next year’s Oscars, I’m giving away digital copies of Beauty and the Beast to five lucky Midlife at the Oasis subscribers.

For a chance to win, you must be a subscriber to my weekly newsletter. If you’re not a subscriber, first sign up in the right sidebar of this page. Then, simply leave a comment below.

For a second chance to win, tweet this:

Contest ends on June 8 at midnight Pacific time. Winners will be notified by return email.


  1. Who wouldn’t want to win? I tweeted this right away!

  2. Oh amazing! Seeing this movie in the theater with my kids and a few of their friends is now such a special memory. Hoping to win a copy!

  3. We never got to see it in the movies!!!! So excited it is coming out so we can finally get to watch!

  4. Loved the movie and I agree it should win Best Picture! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. This reminds me of watching the Disney version with my young son, listening to my faves Angela Lansbury singing that famous song in her famous voice! I look forward to seeing this movie.

  6. Very generous Lois! Can you believe I haven’t seen it? I feel like a delinquent!

  7. Oh how fun!! The animated version is my favorite Disney movie 🙂 I enjoyed the live action release too 🙂

  8. Oh what a nice giveaway! I haven’t seen the movie yet but I’d like to watch it with my daughter. I remember seeing the original with her a long time a go.

  9. I adored Beauty and the Beast. Tweeted it

  10. Still haven’t seen this movie but it is on my list. I do love Emma Watson and the original cartoon movie. 🙂

  11. What a wonderful giveaway! I saw the movie in theaters. This movie and giveaway will be perfect for kids!

  12. Thank you for the chance!!

  13. First been a subscriber for the past year love getting your newsletter. Second, this movie was so beautiful from costumes to set I as blown away and Emma was the perfect fit for Belle.

  14. My girls are so excited to watch this movie! we didn’t get to see it in theaters. Ready for a girls movie night.

  15. I have heard so many great things about this movie! I have not watched it yet, so I will definitely get a copy of one.

  16. Subscriber and tweeted @happyjoyjoy12!

  17. Priscilla S. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Beauty and the Beast was one of my favorites growing up.

  18. Nick R. says:

    I didn’t get a chance to see it in theaters. I would love to be able to see it at home! Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. Tabathia B says:

    Excited over the giveaway and I already subscribed

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  20. Tabathia B says:
  21. Barbara Lima says:

    I love this music! And now my granddaughter can love it too!

  22. Sharyn Bard Buksbaum says:

    I’m subscriber and i tweeted

  23. Theresa H says:

    OH MY!!! Yes, Please!!

  24. bernie wallace says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter and retweeted your tweet. Thanks for the giveaway. This is a movie that my family would really enjoy to watch again. I hope that I win. @BWallace1980

  25. My favorite Disney movie of all time. Who doesn’t love a princess that reads and a Beast that has such a magnificent library.

  26. ROBYN TALBOTT says:

    Please, oh, please, oh PLEEEEEASE? xo

  27. Cannot wait to watch this with my daughter! I may try to rope my son in too LOL 😀 Thank you! Manifesting this #cozy evening 😀 <3 xoo

  28. Sylvia S Smasal says:

    I loved the new Beauty and the Beast movie😊😁 I loved the new additions to the story and the new songs💕 I would love to win!! My mom haa not seen it yet so then we could watch it together

  29. Laurie Emerson says:

    I think I am probably one of the only people left who have not seen this movie. Thank you so much for the chance to see it!

  30. mami2jcn says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  31. mami2jcn says:


  32. @wlkndisaster says:

    I’m already a subscriber, and I tweeted.


  33. Jennifer says:

    I really wanted to see this movie, but didn’t get a chance to. This would be awesome.

  34. Cheryl B says:

    I woild love to see this movie!

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  36. Sheryl Baton says:

    I have not seen the movie yet and would love to watch it with our granddaughters. Our youngest celebrated with Belle at her 4th birthday party last summer and she often wears her Belle princess costume around the house. Love the story and the music 🎼

  37. We loved this movie

  38. I tweeted too

  39. Priscilla S. says:
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  41. Natalie says:

    I cannot wait to see this movie! This is one of my favorite movies of all time.

  42. Is it awkward to say I will follow Hermoine anywhere?

  43. George S says:

    I actually liked this live-action version better than the animated one, which is one of my favorite Disney films.
    Already subscribed.
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/grs92138/status/871013955593945088

  44. I loved the cartoon and bet I’ll love the live-action one, too. Thanks!

  45. Watched the animated one for years with our granddaughter! Would love to win/see this version!

  46. Gene Newman says:

    I am already subscribed. Thanks.

    PS: You might want to clarify that this giveaway is for DIGITAL COPIES, i.e. movies in the “Cloud,” and NOT actual blu-ray/dvd discs. I find many of my friends do not know the difference and end up disappointed.

  47. Robyn L says:

    Glad I saw this giveaway. I missed seeing the movie. Heard it was really good. Hope I win! Thanks.

    (Already subscribed.)

  48. I have been subscribed for a while now.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I need to watch the movie at home so I can get the captions.

  49. Steven Byers says:

    The movie was absolutely gorgeous; I would love to see it in all its HD glory at home. I subscribed & tweeted; thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  50. Michael Bratek says:

    I heard this movie was really good by many sources, friends, and family! would love to have it considering the rave reviews by everyone.

  51. Jane G. says:

    Already subscribed.

    Loved this movie. Would be great if I owned a copy and could rewatch whenever and wherever I please. Wish me luck.

  52. cyndi br says:

    I like the story line and the music

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  54. Breanne says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to see this.

  55. Would love to win this! I would give it to my daughter for her birthday. We saw this movie in the theatre. It was fantastic!!

  56. Michaela Kay says:

    I’m a huge fan of the animated Beauty and the Beast! I think I’m an even bigger fan of the live action, took my mom to see it with me. We both LOVED it!

  57. I subscribe to your blog. thanks for the chance – can’t wait to rewatch it! 🙂

  58. Cynthia Richardson says:

    Subscriber – would love this!

  59. Cynthia Richardson says:

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