Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Kids trade candy for comics program - Nov. 1-10

It's a quiet week at Empire's, but we're giving you a lot of chances to take home some free comic books. Down at the bottom of this post, learn how kids can trade Halloween candy for comic books (select titles, while supplies last).

But first, let's talk about two contests!















Ends Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Costume Contest
You could take home up to $50 in comic book back issues. All you have to do is submit a photo of yourself in costume by Midnight, October 31! Details on our blog or on Facebook.
















Ends Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Submit a photo of your carved pumpkin masterpiece, and you could take home up to $50 in comic book back issues. Submit a photo by Midnight, October 31! Details on our blog or on Facebook.



Kids Trade-in Candy for Comics
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Let's make a trade

Kids 13 and under can trade in their Halloween candy for COMIC! For every bowl filled with candy, kids can select 1 free comic (select comics and while supplies last). It is that simple! This offer runs November 1-10 or while supplies last.

Starting November 4, our food drive for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services begins! Learn more about it on Facebook.



COMING SOON


Have you seen our weekly comics show? Watch it here.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Stand-up Comedy, Free Halloween Comics, and Sale

UPDATE 10/24/2018 - Comedy night has been cancelled. Also, due to the holidays, Stand Up Comedy Night will return in 2019.

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Dress up to power up this Saturday's sale. Details below. Plus, there are plenty of laughs in store for you on Friday. Enjoy some of Sacramento's upcoming stand-up comedy talent. More details below.


















Friday, October 26 - 8:00 PM
*Cancelled* STAND-UP 
COMEDY NIGHT -- 
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Bring a grown-up friend and get your laughs on. Free Admission. Tipping the funny people is highly recommended. :) Click image to view the Facebook calendar event.





Saturday, October 27
Horror Sale 
and Free ComicFest 
Halloween Books
  • This Saturday, everything horror-related is 10% off -- scary books and scary toys.
  • BUT if you come in dressed up, you'll get 15% off your purchase.
  • BUT BUT if you dress up AND you bring your Rolly Tote and Merpug Pin, then you'll get 25% off purchase.
ComicFest Halloween Books: Get your free FCBD Halloween books. Take 1 copy of every book you want, while supplies last.

Contests: Be sure to also check out our pumpkin carving contest and our costume contest. You could win free comics.
 

Thank You!


Thank you for joining us to support literacy in the region. Together we have made a difference. And now, pat yourself on the back, pick up your favorite comic, and enjoy a good read! See you soon.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Carve your guts out to win comic books

Carve your pumpkins! Go crazy. Build a sculpture out of it. Or stick a candle in it.

You might win comic books! Here's how. 

Three Easy Steps To Enter

1. Carve your pumpkin.

2. Take 2 photos: (1) Your pumpkin by itself and (2) You with your pumpkin.

3. Email the photos, your first and last name, and phone number to empirescv@gmail.com by October 31, 2018.

How To Win

We'll post all the pictures on our website by November 2 and let the public vote for their favorites. Voting goes through November 7, after which we'll announce the winners!

Comic Book Back Issue Prizes

Winners will be the top three submissions with the most votes and will receive:
  • Grand prize: $25 in regular priced back issues 
  • Second prize: $15 in regular priced back issues 
  • Third prize: $10 in regular priced back issues 
NOTE: If the total is more than the prize, winner will pay the difference. If you don't spend it all, there's no cash prize or change made for the difference. 

Costume Contest for Comic Books

Here's your chance to win some back issues -- $50, $25, or $10! Dress up to play and you just might get to browse the back issues for some freebies!



Two Easy Steps To Enter

1. Submit a photo of yourself in costume and holding a recent comic book. Email the photo to empirescv@gmail.com by October 31, 2018 by Midnight! 

2. Come into the shop and we'll take your picture!

How To Win

We'll post all the pictures on our website by November 2 and let the public vote for their favorites. Voting goes through November 7, after which we'll announce the winners!

The Prizes

Winners will be the top three submissions with the most votes and will receive:

  • Grand prize: $50 in regular priced back issues
  • Second prize: $25 in regular priced back issues
  • Third prize: $10 in regular priced back issues
NOTE: If the total is more than the prize, winner will pay the difference. If you don't spend it all, there's no cash prize or change made for the difference.