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win san francisco 49ers prize pack!

football season is finally upon us and we’ve teamed up with the san francisco 49ers to offer you the ultimate fan experience, including:

  • 4 tickets to st. louis rams game on dec. 4th
  • 4 passes to exclusive 49ers tailgate party
  • game-day parking pass
  • all you can eat popchips!

and if that didn’t switch your cool factor meter into high gear, we’re also giving you four pre-game field passes, so you can stand on the field and pretend you’re the starting quarterback.  or a gold rush girl. whichever you prefer, we won’t judge.

all you have to do is follow @popchipssf and tag #ninerspop for your chance to win! and while you’re at it, don’t forget to go to your local walgreens to pick up your game day snacks. we’ll announce the winner on september 26th.

game on!


tiff 2011: lights. camera. snack!

tomorrow marks the 36th annual toronto international film festival (tiff), where over 300 films from 60 countries will be screened at 32 locations throughout downtown toronto.

each year, the city buzzes with the energy of nearly 260,000 people, anxiously awaiting a film, a party, an after-party, or a glimpse of their favourite (that’s canadian for “favorite”) hollywood movie stars!


since every movie needs a snack wingman, you’ll find our toronto popstars sharing the popchips love (37,680 bags of popchips love, to be exact) all around town! we will be invading the intercontinental as the official snack at the tastemakers lounge, the alliance atlantis lounge, and etalk daily lounge. plus, we’re popping into parties with the canadian film centre (cfc), diet coke, and stella artois! you can also snag our bags all week at the yorkville pusateri’s.


so keep your eyes (and mouths) open for our pop crew, and follow @popchipsTO for updates on where you can find us snacking!

pick a city. get free music.

250 bands. 5 cities. 1 winner.

we’ve teamed up with reverbnation and SPIN to give local bands the opportunity to win a pop up live gig for their fans and the chance to perform at one of SPIN’s hotly anticipated events during austin’s spring music festival.

get your free downloads today from 250 emerging bands in new york, los angeles, san francisco, chicago and seattle. the downloads are available here. each download registers a vote for the band. on sept. 12, the four bands with the most downloads from each city will advance to the semi-finals, where they’ll win a $500 cash prize and a “pop up live kit” to help them create their own unique pop up live concert.

start downloading free tracks today to send your favorite artist to the SPIN stage in austin!

autographed guitar pops for charity glsen

you could take home a popchips black fender acoustic guitar signed by musicians and celebs during perez hilton’s “one night in los angeles” event held on august 27 at wiltern theatre. let’s go home together, for charity.

celeb autographs on the guitar include: perez hilton, gavin degraw, busta rhymes, the veronicas, jojo, michelle branch, demi lovato, wish, all american rejects, shiny toy guns, doc hollywood, aj of the backstreet boys, jessica sutta of the pussycat dolls, willa ford, lil twist of young money, kim cole, far east movement and pete wentz.

bid here to take home this piece of pop-culture memorabilia (auction ends september 13th)!

all proceeds for this auction benefit glsen, gay, lesbian & straight education network. special thanks to charity buzz for working with popchips for this cause.

win vip tickets to outside lands!

what’s better than livin’ like a popstar for a day? partying  like one. for three days. at @sfoutsidelands. with your bff.

that’s why @popchipsSF is offering you the opportunity to win two vip weekend passes to san francisco’s outside lands music festival, august 12-14th, in golden gate park. that’s three days of full-frontal festival fun!

to enter: follow @popchipsSF and tag #rangercrave in a tweet for your chance to win.  one entry tweet per person per day.  creativity will not impact the winner selection, but is highly encouraged.  winner will be selected and notified on thursday august 11th.

if the 2011 line up isn’t enough make you drool (phish, the shins, mgmt, muse, arcade fire, and deadmau5 among others)…vip ticket winners will score special access to the exclusive polo club with shade, lounge seating, activities, access to private viewing areas at the lands end and twin peaks stages, special restroom facilities (have you seen the lines in general admission!?!), all-you-can-eat popchips, vip food & drinks access, and…wait for it…massage services!

now wipe the drool from your face and get tweeting. and eating. and don’t forget to tell your friends (suggestion: make them promise to take you as their +1).

skating and snacking with x games 17

friends don’t let friends eat fried, and this weekend we are sharing our snacks with our new bff’s at the espn x games 17.

more than 200 action sports athletes from all over the world have invaded downtown los angeles to battle it out in skateboarding, bmx freestyle, moto x and rally car. popchips will be up close and personal providing some fuel to this year’s x games athlete lounge, feeding the fans out on the streets, and even snacking with the crew from camp freddy at saturday night’s vip party. we will also be filming behind the scenes and catching some of our favorite athletes in action. diane mizota, our vp of pop culture, will also be interviewing some must-watch-athletes like bucky lasek, (skateboard) and jamie bestwickon (bmx)…more to come on that!

be sure to tune in live to catch all the x games 17 action all weekend long:

friday, july 29 (eastern time, espn)
7:00-9:15 pm moto x freestyle
8:00-9:30 pm bmx freestyle vert
9:30-11:00 pm skateboard big air

saturday, july 30 (eastern time, espn and abc)
2:00-2:15 pm skateboard street women’s
2:15-4:00 pm bmx freestyle park
4:00-6:00 pm rally car racing
4:00-4:30 pm skateboard real street (network: abc)
4:30-6:00 pm skateboard street men’s (network: abc)
10:00-11:00 pm skateboard vert
11:00 pm-12:00 am moto x speed & style

sunday, july 31 (eastern time, espn2)
7:00-8:15 pm bmx freestyle street
9:15-11:00 pm moto x enduro x women’s
9:15-11:00 pm moto x enduro x men’s
8:30-9:15 pm skateboard game of sk8

pop goes comic-con

with a convention that started off “geek” and has now turned “chic,” hollywood and the “nerd herd” have taken over the cityscape of downtown san diego for the largest comic book convention in the country: comic con! a brisk walk down 5th avenue reveals 100,000+ fans, stormtroopers ordering a vanilla latte at starbucks, princess leia talking on her cell phone, superman finishing his beer at the hard rock, “a” listers like justin timberlake and our very own vp of pop culture dodging (and snacking) with the masses.

here is a taste of where we will be poppin’ throughout the weekend…

game3ron video game lounge – 10th avenue (tues.-sun., july 19-24)
munky king present “the black ball” – basic (thursday, july 21)
fearnet cocktail party – sidebar (thursday, july 21) & circle of confusion – fleetwood (thursday, july 21)
silkroad’s samurais & school girls – 10th ave rooftop (thursday, july 21)
marvel comic book & dc art exhibit – chuck jones gallery museum (thursday, july 21)
electronic arts video game lounge – hilton (thurs.-sun., july 21-24)
fearnet hospitality suite – hilton gaslamp (thurs.-sun., july 21-24)
nintendo arts & cinema centre – 10th ave. (thurs.-sun., july 21-24)
entertainment weekly photo suite – hard rock hotel (thurs.-sun., july 21-24)
warner brothers comic con booth – convention center (thurs.-sun., july 21-24)
art of ralph bakshi “lord of the rings” & randy martinez “stars wars” exhibit meet & greet – chuck jones gallery (friday – saturday, july 22 & 23)
icm/motorola “day in central park” – embarcadero (friday, july 22)
zombie walk – house of blues (saturday, july 23)