Babeland puts the fun back into sex.

Your high school “health” teacher doesn’t know these tricks.

Everyone could use a new bedroom groove now and again, whether you’re paired off or still playing around. Why not bone up on your skills at Babeland? We’re giving away two pair of tickets (normally $20 a piece) to Babeland‘s newest workshop, Hot Tips for Bedroom Bliss, taking place March 19. Spend an hour picking up new tips on female pleasure, including oral sex, bedroom toys and other ideas for getting the most out of every romp.

You gotta be an e-mail subscriber to win. Sign up here and click the link in tomorrow’s e-mail to enter. That’s it! We’ll pick two winners next Monday, March 17, at noon.

Babeland is also giving all Brokelyn readers a $5 discount to the workshop. Just visit the event’s Eventbrite page and enter the code “broke” to get the discount.

Keep an eye out for the newsletter every Thursday in your mailbox. Lots more getaways to come.

12/11/13 4:45pm
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This could be you (if you win and have good balance)! via Facebook

Living in the city is expensive enough. We can’t even imagine how to justify the economics of getting upstate for a weekend to indulge in snow sports. That’s why we want to send two lucky ski (or board) bum newsletter subscribers on a free day trip on December 20 to Mountain Creek, NJ with the NYC Snow Bus. That’s right: our newsletter contest returns with the coolest (haha) prize yet. Here’s what the lucky winner gets:

  • FREE round-trip transportation for two on the hip NYC Snow Bus
  • Two FREE lift tickets for the day
  • Rental equipment for two discounted from $45 to $25 each (if needed).

This whole package would normally cost $97. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for our mailing list. And while you’re at it, you can enjoy our curated weekend events listings and links to the best Brokelyn articles in every weekly e-mail. We’re choosing a winner at noon on Monday, December 16th, so don’t delay. Sign up and look for our weekly e-mail tomorrow afternoon with info about the contest.

11/14/13 8:47am
Hang this on your wall: "Lehigh Valley at Red Hook" by Ella Yang

Hang this on your wall: “Lehigh Valley at Red Hook” by Ella Yang

Shout out something right now. Hear that? That’s the echo from your bare walls, you bum. Yeah, sure, you just painted… three months ago. No one is going to want to sleep with you if your room looks like a monastic cell. And, no, you cannot put that Bob Marley poster back up. You have to get some real art. And don’t complain that you’re too poor, because the Brooklyn Art Council’s AccessArt affordable art show is this Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. The sweet deal is, every piece of art costs either $100 or $200. For just $25, you can browse through all the art from some of Brooklyn’s best artists, and every sale goes towards funding the BAC’s efforts to provide grants, professional development and other help to young artists. (more…)

06/25/13 1:15pm

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Shop thousands of natural & organic goods – snacks, skincare, cleaners and more – all delivered in 1-2 days.

Just a reminder, you only have two days left to enter our Vine.com $200 giveaway contest! Vine.com has all the organic foods and products you love. No more hoofing it to Whole Foods; they’ll send everything you need right to your door. And there’s even free 1 to 2-day delivery on orders of $35 or more.

Even if you don’t win the free stuff, there’s a reader bonus for a limited time only! Get 20% off your first order with the code BROOKLYN20 (up to $50). Offer expires 6/30/2013.

To enter, just join the Vine.com mailing list below. You can earn more entries by like Vine.com on Facebook, following them on Twitter, and tweeting about the contest. What are you waiting for? Get healthy!

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06/13/13 12:30pm

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Sponsored By Vine.com.

Shop thousands of natural & organic goods – snacks, skincare, cleaners and more – all delivered in 1-2 days.

We all try so hard to live a healthy, natural lifestyle without all of those nasty additives and chemicals, but sometimes it can be insanely hard. With busy schedules, demanding jobs, or just lack of convenience, you skip the tempeh go right back to eating chips and frozen dinners. And even if you finally find the organic products that you want, and you have to haul them back home, which is zero fun.

Vine.com is here to make all of that easier for you! The folks there have done all the research for you to ensure that the site carries only natural products. They have a banned ingredient list, too, so you don’t need to scour labels for chemical additives. Now you have a chance to try out some of their organic swag free! That’s right – free. The awesome people at Vine are giving away a $200 gift certificate to the site, so you can get a whole bunch of sweet all-natural products.

That $200 could buy you all sorts of products. Name a product that you want the all-natural version of, they’ve got it! The products range from vegan and gluten-free snacks to vitamins and supplements to cleaning products, beauty products, showering gels and skin creams, and even baby products. These aren’t just random organic brands you’ve never heard from. These are brands you know and trust like Annie’s Homegrown, Seventh Generation, Kind Bars, Mrs. Meyer’s, Tom’s of Maine and more. They also have Brooklyn-based companies like Peeled Snacks, The Jam Stand, and Common Good. Hate ordering things online because of shipping fees? There’s even free 1 to 2-day delivery on orders of $35 or more…and if you are ordering from Brooklyn, sometimes goods can even arrive overnight! That’s so quick!

Even if you don’t win the free stuff, there’s a reader bonus for a limited time only! Get 20% off your first order with the code BROOKLYN20 (up to $50). Offer expires 6/30/2013.

To enter, just join the Vine.com mailing list below. You can earn more entries by like Vine.com on Facebook, following them on Twitter, and tweeting about the contest. What are you waiting for? Get healthy!

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06/06/13 12:30pm
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You know that feeling you get when you taste a microbrew that few others have experienced before? You’re about to enter a whole new world. We’re giving away two free tickets to the Knights of Bruklyn’s Home Brewer’s Sentry 3rd Annual Home Brew Competition at the Bell House on June 23rd. These tickets, worth $42 total, will let you sample 12 different home brews and vote for the winner. Plus, you get BBQ by Urban Rustic, a big raffle, and more to be announced.

You must be an e-mail subscriber to win. It’s free and easy: fill in that little box to your right that says “JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST” and click subscribe. In the newsletter we’ll send out later today, click the link to enter. That’s all you have to do. We’re drawing a winner tomorrow at noon.

Keep an eye out for the newsletter every Thursday in your mailbox. After this contest is over, we’ll have many more giveaways and lots of useful Brokelyn info.

05/31/13 1:47pm

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Sponsored By TropFest USA.

TropFest, the world's largest short film festival, is happening in Prospect Park on June 22nd

There’s only one day left to win two VIP passes to Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, coming to Prospect Park on June 22nd. These tickets will get you access to the VIP tent where you’ll rub shoulders with host Liev Schreiber, other celebrity judges, and all the participating filmmakers. You’ll also get food, drink, and in-tent monitors to watch all the films comfortably.

Starting at 3 p.m. Chairlift, the DJs from Neon Indian, Bear in Heaven, Ghost Beach, and People Get Ready will be spinning and playing. At 6:30 there’s a black carpet event in the VIP tent with Liev Schreiber and the judges. Then at 8, Liev takes the stage and kicks off the main event: the screening of the short film competition.

To enter just put in your e-mail address below. You can earn more entries by liking Tropfest on Facebook, tweeting about it, and getting friends involved. As you can see below, the clock is ticking. Don’t miss out on this chance to experience Tropfest like a movie star!

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05/30/13 1:00pm
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Just when you think we couldn’t give away more awesome stuff: we’ve got two tickets to Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan’s comedy tour appearing at the Bell House this Sunday. You might know them better as Farva (LITER A COLA!) and Mac (Meow sir, do you know how fast you were going?) from Super Troopers. They’ll have you laughing with some original comedy, Broken Lizard movie trivia, and strange stories from Beerfest.

You must be an e-mail subscriber to win. It’s free and easy: fill in that little box to your right that says “JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST” and click subscribe. In the newsletter we’ll send out later today, click the link to enter. That’s all you have to do. We’re drawing a winner tomorrow at noon.

Keep an eye out for the newsletter every Thursday in your mailbox. After this contest is over, we’ll have many more giveaways and lots of useful Brokelyn info.

05/23/13 1:30pm

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TropFest, the world's largest short film festival, is happening in Prospect Park on June 22nd

Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, is moving to Brooklyn on June 22nd. This fantastic fete in Prospect Park has all the things we love: big stars, free entry, and lots of movies. We’re so excited to have this show in our fair borough that we’re giving away two VIP passes to one lucky brokester!

This ain’t your grandmother’s giveaway. Tropfest is BIG — over 10,000 people showed up at last year’s US festival. With these passes you’ll get off the main lawn and into the VIP tent. You’ll be hanging out with just 250 people, among them festival host Liev Schreiber, the participating filmmakers, and the entire panel of celebrity judges. You also get reserved seating for the show and free food and drink!

Starting at 3 p.m. Chairlift, the DJs from Neon Indian, Bear in Heaven, Ghost Beach, and People Get Ready will be spinning and playing. At 6:30 there’s a black carpet event in the VIP tent with Liev Schreiber and the judges. Then at 8, Liev takes the stage and kicks off the main event: the screening of the short film competition.

Tropfest was started in the early 90s by filmmaker John Polson when he showed his own six-minute short at the Tropicana Cafe in Sydney, Australia. From these small roots the festival has grown into a worldwide event at venues in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, India, New Zealand, and, of course, Brooklyn (with even more places to be announced). Despite its immense popularity, the festival remains free for all to attend.

Interested? Of course you are! To enter just put in your e-mail address below. You can earn more entries by liking Tropfest on Facebook, tweeting about it, and getting friends involved. This contest ends soon so don’t miss out on this chance to experience Tropfest like a movie star.

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