Warner Bows Online 'Potter' Sweepstakes8 Nov, 2004 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Beginning today, fans of Warner Home Video's Nov. 23 two-disc DVD ($29.95) and VHS ($22.99) release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban can log onto www.harrypotter.com for a chance to win daily and three grand prizes and participate in a plethora of online activities.
The third installment of the wildly successful “Harry Potter” franchise, Prisoner of Azkaban took in more than $700 million worldwide theatrically.
In addition to daily rewards such as replica Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie props, online trading cards, screensavers, wallpaper, DVD trailer, instant message icons and video games from Electronic Arts, registered visitors to the site are eligible to win a one-week trip to England to visit with and pose questions to “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and cast members Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) for possible inclusion in a future DVD.
Frequent visitors to the site can either download or click on a special Time-Turner icon that allows them to retroactively win prizes awarded on previous days and engage in online activities such as video puzzles, games and sound clips.
Seventy-two online “Harry Potter” trading cards are up for grabs to online visitors who preview the Azkaban DVD trailer, answer movie questions, repeatedly visit the site and discover Marauder's map secrets, among other objectives.
The cards can be used to complete numerous game boards, which when finished allow the user to print a personalized certificate of completion.
Grand-prize winners will be announced in January 2005.