lights, camera, snack! popchips wants to send you and a friend to Chicago to visit the set of Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd!

Our friends at popchips are offering you and a friend the chance to win a round-trip visit; including accommodations, to Chicago to visit the set of Divergent in July. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of this highly anticipated blockbuster film which boasts a powerhouse cast including rising star Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd. Eeeeeeeek! How cool would this be?! SO COOL.

We can pretty much go watch a movie whenever we want, but it’s much less often that we get the chance to visit a movie’s set, watching the pieces as they come together. because popchips and movies are new BFFs they want you to enjoy something those other snacks can’t give you (besides great taste with less than ½ the fat) this once in a lifetime opportunity to snack with your favourite stars and go ‘behind the scenes’.

Based on the best selling novelDivergent, which is currently in production and set for release on March 21, 2014, is about a teenager (Tris) who lives in a futuristic world that divides people into factions based on their human traits. Tris makes a choice that surprises everyone, forcing her into a new life – and a new romance – all while keeping a secret which might be what helps her save those she loves… or, it could be what destroys her. Ooooooouuuuuuuuuuu.

Intrigued? US TOO! Um, can we enter our own contest?!

There are two ways to enter:

TWITTER

Hey @shedoesthecity, send me to Chicago with @popchips to see the set of Divergent! #LightsCameraSnack

FACEBOOK

Like our popchips photo on Facebook, add a comment that tells us why we should pick you and be sure to like popchips on Facebook as well!

popchips already was our favourite snack (and is a perfect movie treat) but this is serious next level bidness!! Don’t miss out on this awesome chance to witness a film as it’s being created! In The Windy City, no less!

Winner will receive round trip economy airfare for two to Chicago departing July 10 and three nights hotel accommodation. 

Contest Rules

Must be over 18 years of age to enter. Must be a resident of Ontario. Must have a valid Canadian passport. Shedoesthecity will select a winner on June 30th at 11:59pm EST and winner will be notified on July 2nd at 3pm EST. For full contest rules and regs, go here.

120 Comments

  1. Zoe Shapiro
    June 20, 2013

    Ahhh. Amazing. Love Kate, love Chicago.

  2. Lauren O'Nizzle
    June 20, 2013

    I actually asked for “Katy Perry flavoured” Pop Chips at Metro yesterday, hahaha. They had no idea what I was talking about.

  3. Madelyn Pks
    June 20, 2013

    Dear SDTC & popchips! Please send this gal to Chi-town! pick.me.please. great city, excellent book & delicious snack, oh, and amazing site!

  4. Bella E Meagan
    June 20, 2013

    So exciting! Would love to go. And I’ve never ever been to Chicago! #howdidthishappen ?

  5. Karolina Kluska
    June 20, 2013

    wowowowowowowowow x infinity!!!!

  6. savvari
    June 20, 2013

    Great contest, I’ve never been to Chicago, the foodie in me has always wanted to go!

  7. Alison Crocker
    June 20, 2013

    Popchips + Chi town + set visits w celebs = fun/happiness

  8. Nicole McInerney
    June 20, 2013

    Mmmmm chicago needs some sneaky nacho cheese pop chips!

  9. Saneh Badwal
    June 20, 2013

    Awesome contest!

  10. Christie Van Tol
    June 20, 2013

    i’m in it for the pop chips… well, and some kate!!!

  11. Chelsey Burnside
    June 20, 2013

    TAKE ME TO CHICAGO

  12. Rebecca Ng
    June 20, 2013

    I’ve never been to Chicago but what better way to pop the cherry than with PopChips!

  13. Natasha Negrea
    June 20, 2013

    CHI TOWN!

  14. Debbie Wang
    June 20, 2013

    OMG i can’t wait ! !!!! so excited. the books were so good and i’m such a fan of shailene.

  15. Sonia Hong
    June 20, 2013

    LOVE KATE SO HARD!

  16. Meghan Borthwick
    June 20, 2013

    Pick me!! I wanna go!

  17. Holly Osadec
    June 20, 2013

    Aaaahhh! I LOVE those books! It would be so SO cool to see the movies being filmed!!
    Dream trip? Yes.

  18. Vitalisa Mikolajczak
    June 20, 2013

    Omg. Send me please.

  19. Sonia Basili
    June 20, 2013

    C-town! Would love to go!

  20. Meredith Howard
    June 20, 2013

    Amazing! Love love LOVE Divergent

  21. Sari Colt
    June 20, 2013

    I would so love this! I’m addicted to Pop Chips too

  22. Michelle Chan
    June 20, 2013

    Thanks for holding the contest – looks awesome!!!!

  23. Yashy Selvadurai Murphy
    June 20, 2013

    Love that pop chips are natural and not fried/baked with crappy ingredients. Healthy on the go snack perfection!

  24. Miriam Bernath
    June 20, 2013

    Love PopChips, never been to Chicago, think Kate Winslet is the bomb, think movie sets are awesome

  25. Amy Jessica
    June 20, 2013

    Thanks for holding the contest! looks great.

  26. Tasneem D
    June 20, 2013

    I would love to return to Chicago! I spent a few days and have so much more left to do. Tons of local eats, shops and places to see! Really would love to try chitown in the Summer! (While eating my popchips of course!) Thank you for the chance. -@dasootas

  27. Ali Golfetto
    June 20, 2013

    Sounds amazing!

  28. Brooke Elyce Kneteman
    June 20, 2013

    Eating pop chips in the amazing city of Chicago… Sounds like a great idea! I would live to go!!

  29. Nicole Wetmore
    June 20, 2013

    love Kate Winslet!

  30. Lindsay K
    June 20, 2013

    Yummy, yummy Pop Chips. Chicago’s pretty cool too.

  31. Do Low
    June 20, 2013

    YEP, LOVE TO WIN A TRIP TO CHI tOWN TO SEE DIVERGENT AND HAVE SOME POP CHIPS .

  32. Kelli MacKinnon-Catana
    June 20, 2013

    Love the books, can’t wait for the movie and love pop chips! Would love to blog about the entire experience especially since I’m an entertainment and movie blogger!

  33. Colleen Tsoukalas
    June 21, 2013

    Chicago! Chicago! My kind of town.

  34. Nazneen Qureshi
    June 21, 2013

    Was obssessed with the books, can’t imagine how the movie will turn out This would be soo amazing !

  35. Al Miya
    June 21, 2013

    Chicago And Pop chips sounds good to me

  36. Marlene Bairos
    June 21, 2013

    What an amazing contest! Loved the books, love popchips and never been to Chicago!

  37. Charles Trapunski
    June 21, 2013

    (S)he does the city of Chicago? Yes and yes! I’d say hi to Shailene, go to a White Sox game, visit the Skydeck of the Willis Tower, EAT POPCHIPS!
    A good time will be had by all!

  38. Joseph W. Salusbury
    June 21, 2013

    SNAP CRACKLE POP

  39. Nicole Jubleew
    June 21, 2013

    This is the ultimate trifecta: A great city, and an amazing actress plus my favourite popchips treat!

  40. Shawna Hayman
    June 21, 2013

    Amazing trip!

  41. Charles Trapunski
    June 21, 2013

    And I’d take Leora Heilbronn Who has never been to Chicago, and who read Divergent in one night.

  42. Juelz Javier
    June 21, 2013

    AHHH!! This is such an amazing opportunity for all Divergent fans!!! I’ve never been to Chicago so this would be a really fun opportunity. I’ve also never been to a movie set before so it would make this trip a more awesome & unforgettable experience. I love the cast & the chance of meeting them will be a dream come true. I can’t wait to see this movie! Thanks for this contest!!

  43. Meredith Phinney
    June 22, 2013

    Three things: love pop chips, loved Divergent, and if I got go I would be the coolest teacher ever…at least to my grade eight students! Xoxo meredith

  44. Tyler Anthony
    June 22, 2013

    You should pick me because I read everything on the blog and love popchips.

  45. Peggy Doyle
    June 22, 2013

    Can’t wait for this to hit the big screen. Never been to Chicago and would love to take my hubby there.

  46. June 22, 2013

    Luv to Win!

  47. Christine Postnikoff
    June 22, 2013

    I would love to win this trip. I’ve never been to Chicago and really new a vacation!

  48. Joelandkris Sells
    June 22, 2013

    I love this series…My husband and I listened to it on the ipad when we go on road trips

  49. Kristine Ewald
    June 22, 2013

    This would be amazing!

  50. Kendra Thompson
    June 22, 2013

    I just read this, got hungry, went and bought pop chips and came back to comment.

  51. Sherrie Guthrie
    June 23, 2013

    Fabulous opportunity to see the movie set of Divergent and explore the Windy City with popchips! . The kids love the original popchips while the barbecue are my favourite! I would take my sister with me she is a huge fan.

  52. Tracey Widman
    June 23, 2013

    So looking forward to the release of this film! I love that popchips and movies are new BBFs – would love to join that circle of friends in Chicago!

  53. Yashy Selvadurai Murphy
    June 24, 2013

    light crunchy deliciousness along side the windy city .. oh yah!

  54. Julia Kate Alys
    June 24, 2013

    Pop chips, Kate Winslet and Chicago?!? Can you say JACKPOT?!

  55. Sarah Kalaitzidis
    June 24, 2013

    A trip to see one of my faveorite books being made into a movie would be so amazing. I would love to be able to get the chance to meet the actors and the writers of this movie. Divergent is my first Dystopian novel I’ve ever read and it’s what got my into the dystopian genre. So yes I’m a huge fan! Not to mention that I’ve always wanted to go to Cicago the windy city. I’m just so giddy about this giveaway! Very rarely is there a chance like this for fans from Canada and I’m just so excited to be entering this contest! Thank you for the chance!

  56. Erin Elizabeth
    June 24, 2013

    Popchips – WOW!
    Divergent – WOW!
    Chicigo – WOW!
    WOW-WOW-WOW – is right!

  57. Christina Mallinos
    June 24, 2013

    Now way! Would be so awesome. Always wanted to visit Chicago! *Fingers crossed*

  58. amy_wood
    June 24, 2013

    I want to go to Chicago and tell Kate Winslet about this dream I once had where she and I were synchronized swimmers competing against each other.

  59. Lyn Go
    June 24, 2013

    Ladies, food and a great.city can’t go wrong for a vaca! Best if luck ladies :3

  60. Nyx Denny
    June 24, 2013

    Live love love divergent! Never been to Chicago and could use a trip away with my hubby who also likes pop chips as divergent!!!

  61. Samantha Wilkie
    June 24, 2013

    If this isn’t the best movie to come out this year in 2014 then I will honestly be amazed. It’s truly an amazing book and the cast they have chosen are all amazing. To be able to be up close and personal with them would be the most outrageous thing I will ever and have ever done! If you have not read this book it is a must! anybody I meet I force this book upon. READ READ READ! Thanks so much for this contest, good luck everyone 🙂

  62. Tay Gallant
    June 24, 2013

    omg omg ogm i think you should send me becuase it would be a chance to see all the actors and possibly meet veronica roth who is my hero and idol i would never forget it this would be the high light of my life im such a huge divergent fan its my fav series ever

  63. Alex Rae
    June 26, 2013

    I would LOVE to win this! I’ve never been to Chicago. My friend and I are huge fans of the Divergent books and can’t wait for the movie! Amazing prize!

  64. Alan Andrew Parker
    June 26, 2013

    Please be an Abnegation and give the prize to me! I promised my DAUNTLESS wife a trip to Chicago 25 years ago and still haven’t taken her! With all CANDOR, the ERUDITE thing for me to do in order to preserve the AMITY is to take her as soon as possible and I need your help to do it!!

  65. Tanya Victoria
    June 26, 2013

    I would love to visit our sister city-Chicago!! POPchips rock my snack world!

  66. Lauren Michele
    June 26, 2013

    I am a die hard fan of the series and am literally dying for the third book to come out! when i found out that Divergent was being turned into a movie i screamed like a crazy fan girl. as a major fan of dystopian novels, i was so impressed with the quality of writing in the books. i am also someone who loves to eat healthy. i am an advocate for a healthy lifestyle and finding ways to enjoy our favourite foods but in a healthier way. a few years ago my friend introduced me to the bbq popchips and i literally went to heaven. they not only satisfy my chip craving, they are also 10x healthier than any chip out there. i would love to win!

  67. Veronica Perez
    June 26, 2013

    PICK ME PLEASE!!! I would definitely love the opportunity to go to Chicago, I’m a die-hard fangirl, I love chips in general, and my name is the same as the author of Divergent (Veronica)!!! PLEASEEEEE

  68. Veronica Perez
    June 26, 2013

    Ainsley Arreza Felicia Costa Carolane Alexandre ENTERRR!

  69. Mélanie Rhul
    June 26, 2013

    This is such a great opportunity and I would love to be the one chosen for such. I’ve never been on a movie set and I work my butt off everyday to provide for my child. This would be the perfect mini vacation for me. Meeting amazing actors and seeing Chicago for the first time! Please pick me for the trip!

  70. Cynthia Howell
    June 26, 2013

    I’ve never been to Chicago, or a Movie set, But it would be absolutely amazing if Divergent was my first!

  71. Brooke Binning
    June 26, 2013

    fingers crossed!!!

  72. Dayna Lorilei Pearce
    June 26, 2013

    Hello I would love to be picked for the Divergent Set visit. As a film student entering into my second year it would be an incredible experience to see the inner workings of a set and learn what really goes on behind the scene. I am so very intestested to see how they are able to bring the vivid images in the book series to life and present them in a new way onscreen. To share this experience with my friend who also loves film as much as I do would be an incredible bonding experience for us. Thank you for the contest and for your consideration! ~Dayna

  73. Gabriella Warger
    June 26, 2013

    i’ve never been to chicago – this would be an epic first time!! 🙂

  74. Carolane Alexandre
    June 26, 2013

    Veronica Perez i’ve enter twice already

  75. Veronica Perez
    June 26, 2013

    This is a different contest than the first one though 😉

  76. Kieran Sikora
    June 26, 2013

    One of my favourite book series! Neil burger is also a great director and the cast is made of awesome! I’m an aspiring director and screenwriter, and would be honored to see one of my favourite books come to life!

  77. Carolane Alexandre
    June 26, 2013

    Lol, Veronica Perez yes i know

  78. Veronica Perez
    June 26, 2013

    Okay, good :’D

  79. Elizabeth Williams
    June 26, 2013

    popchips are great healthy snack. I would love to go to Chicago. My husband says Chicago has amazing architecture. We will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary next May.

  80. Jennifer Deroy
    June 26, 2013

    would be an awesome trip never travelled outside canada 😛

  81. Jenny Lee
    June 26, 2013

    You should pick me as the winner because I AM A MAJOR MASSIVE HUGE FRICKIN’ FAN OF DIVERGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and Insurgent, and Allegiant soon..!) It’d be a once in a life time oppurtnity I’D NEVER FORGET! I never traveled outside of Canada so the Chicago experience would be AWESOME as well, but being able to see who will be playing Tris, Four, Jeanine, Will, Christina…all of them, would make this fangirl’s heart content. PLEASE CHOOSE ME! I LOVE THE BOOKS AND AM SO EXCITED FOR THE MOVIE! + I love popchips.

  82. Jess Billingsley
    June 26, 2013

    Visiting this city has always been on my bucket list. Kate Winslet is my favorite actress and I do l love those delicious pop chips so please pick me!

  83. Aarti Missra
    June 26, 2013

    I would love to be picked! Seeing Chicago AND visiting a movie set AND witnessing (even a little bit of) the filming of a blockbuster movie, all for the first time would be AMAZING and UNFORGETTABLE!!! I never get to travel and this would be an epic and once in a lifetime way to do it. REALLY, REALLY hoping I get picked! Love popchips, loving them more for having this contest and giving someone (even if it’s not me) such a unique opportunity!! =D

  84. Kelly Pollock-Clemett
    June 26, 2013

    I love Pop Chips & Divergent!

  85. Jen McThompson
    June 27, 2013

    I’m a huge fan of the Divergent series. I read the first book to my grade 7 class last year in order to get them ready for the movie. I’d absolutely love to see the movie being made!

  86. Christine Elizabeth MacDonald
    June 27, 2013

    Love the books and Ms.Kate! The two in Chicago with a side of Popchips sounds like a weekend getaway to me!

  87. River Christiano
    June 27, 2013

    You should send me because I LOVE divergent and I am obsessed with four and I would just die if I got to see the set! And I’m a platypus and do you even potato? And omg could you please pick me?

  88. Sabrina Baker
    June 27, 2013

    Well, I would mostly like to go for my friend. She is a huge Divergent fan, and hasn’t travelled much. I guess I’m not good at getting “excited” about things beforehand, but it would definitely be one of the coolest things to ever happen for either of us. Good luck to everyone.

  89. Lucius Marcius Priscus
    June 27, 2013

    I should be chosen since I have already read both books and just anxiously waiting for the third one to be published!
    I am a city boy so add Popchips which is an amazing snack and you have made my weekend!!
    Chicago!

  90. Alexa Rose Bourbonnais
    June 27, 2013

    Fell in love with the books, and anticipating the movie, with some popchips sounds like a great fun time 🙂

  91. Lynn Lilje
    June 27, 2013

    This would an amazing adventure – great contest

  92. Francesca Di Viesti
    June 27, 2013

    I would love to have the opportunity to visit Chicago on it’s own to see the city Divergent was set in but even better being able to see the set while they are filming! The Divergent series is my favourite book series, and to see those pages come to life first hand would be absolutely unreal!

  93. Rebecca Gold
    June 27, 2013

    Can’t wait to see Divergent!

  94. Alicia Churilla
    June 27, 2013

    I would love to have a chance to visit Chicago and the divergent set! They are my favourite books; I love the characters and the plot so much! It would just be such an amazing experience to see the movie set and filming. I love shaliene woodley and I can’t wait for the next book and the movie!!

  95. Adriana Fitzgerald
    June 28, 2013

    I love everything about this contest! Please pick me!! Love Popchips!!

  96. Jordan-na Belle-Isle
    June 28, 2013

    I’d love to bring my friend Tasha to celebrate her recent promotion. She’s worked hard and loves the glamour of Hollywood, so it would be the perfect gift!

  97. SandyMacIsaac
    June 28, 2013

    This would be a fantastic trip for Mom and l

  98. Serena Marie McCarroll
    June 28, 2013

    I have never been to Chicago.

  99. sueplay
    June 28, 2013

    I’ve always wanted to go to Chicago

  100. June 28, 2013

    Lets Go !

  101. Mehek Seyid
    June 29, 2013

    Like many who have entered this contest, I am a huge fan of Veronica Roth’s work. Dystopian novels have always fascinated me, and so have fictional characters that are perfectly imperfect, like Tris, because those are the plots that make me think about the future and how my actions can impact it, and those are the type of characters that are relatable. Being a female, being a human, doesn’t mean you get everything right, but there is strength to be found when you able to embrace yourself even amidst the flaws and mistakes, like Tris in the books. PopChips is a favourite of mine and I’m sure Shailene and I could have a conversation or two about snacking on them since she’s also a huge advocate for making healthier choices in your diet. Finally, it would be fascinating to go to Chicago to see the production process because it will literally be a clash of the past, present and future. Chicago has a rich history, is a home of modernity and gorgeous architecture, and being able to see that transformed into a future that is so different would be great to see.

  102. bluejay789
    June 29, 2013

    I’d love to see Chicago

  103. Adam H. Carroll
    June 29, 2013

    My name is Adam Carroll and I am an aspiring actor/comedian and I would love the opportunity to go to my favorite books film set, Divergent. All my life I’ve never been a huge reader (I still haven’t even read Harry Potter) but thanks to one of my favorite actresses, Ashley Judd, being cast as Natalie Prior in the film I was introduced to Veronica Roths Divergent. After reading a summary of what the book was about I decided to give it a go. I read the book in less than a day and for someone with a learning disability it was a pretty big deal. I loved the world Veronica Roth had created. The entire book is about Tris finding out who she is and where she truly belongs and as I am sure others did as well, related to that. Never truly fitting in or the lacking feeling of true belonging was all too familiar. I love this book and it’s sequel, Insurgent, very much and I am so excited to see the movie. This cast and crew is amazing, there is no better word to describe them. Shelby Cherniet and the rest involved in the casting have done an amazing job. I have no doubt in my mind this cast will blow it out of the water for sure! This is an amazing opportunity you’re giving away so I hope you give it to someone who above all deserves it. Thank you!

  104. Tasha McKay
    June 29, 2013

    Have been in love with this series since the first book, can’t wait to see how it all ends. I hope the film does Veronicas vision justice!

  105. JenKentfield
    June 30, 2013

    Awesome! Thanks for the contest! I can’t wait to see this movie as Divergent is one of my favourite series! Having the chance to see it in production would be a dream come true! (I already posted my entry on the Facebook page, not sure where the comment should go, so I posted here to!)

  106. Hannah Sky
    June 30, 2013

    I would love to visit the Divergent set because I’m a huge fan of the Divergent series. The first chapter of Divergent that I read, I fell in love with the book. Then came along Insurgent which made me love it even more and I’m so excited for the third and final book of the series, Allegiant. I think Veronica Roth is a truly amazing author. It’s also important to me because Tris, is finding out who she really is throughout these books. And, I’m at the age starting to discover who I am as a person. I think it would be great to see a book you’ve read to come alive right in front of you. Even the characters come alive. Especially when it’s one of your favorite books. The cast is also amazing and I’d love to meet them, it would honestly be a dream come true to me. It would be an amazing experience, and if you picked me I would be really thankful. Go Divergent!

  107. Dayna Lorilei Pearce
    June 30, 2013

    Fingers crossed I win!

  108. Meghan Sacharuk
    June 30, 2013

    I love Chicago and love the books, I think the two together will be amazing!!

  109. Allie Steinberg
    June 30, 2013

    I have been waiting for Divergent to become a movie since the book came out! I’m a huge fan of the series, and would love to go to Chicago to see the filming of this amazing Series!

  110. Bri Petersen
    June 30, 2013

    would diiieee if i won. would be AMAZING

  111. Samantha Stewart
    June 30, 2013

    I’ve always wanted to experience the mystique of Chicago!

  112. Rebecca Jayne Bone
    June 30, 2013

    Gah! I hope I win.. it’s gonna be a lonngg two days of waiting!

  113. Vickie Cheung
    June 30, 2013

    Fan of the book and the city… Would love to visit the city and the set

  114. Judy Graschuk
    June 30, 2013

    Oh Yea, the windy city with Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd! Does it get any better than that??

  115. Justine Ha
    June 30, 2013

    I love Chicago and would love go go back!

  116. Sophia Lucken
    July 1, 2013

    I would love to go for three reasons: 1. My pockets are dryer than the Sahara so, trust me, I’m not going anywhere this summer that isn’t within walking distance. I’d love, nay, ADORE to visit Chicago. 2. Excuse me, what? Backstage?? Celebrities?? BACKSTAGE?!? Yes please! 3. It’d be so much fun to share the experience with a friend!!

  117. Stephanie Rodgers
    July 1, 2013

    I

  118. Meredith Phinney
    July 1, 2013

    I think it would be a great hang with me and the ladies…so much to talk about.

  119. July 4, 2013

    Who won?!?!

  120. December 11, 2013

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