7 Reasons to Pre-Purchase Monsters University Collector’s Edition {+ Monsters University JELL-O Jigglers Recipe}

disclosure collective bias prepurchase-monsters-universitySo… have you gone to see this summer’s most amazing movie yet?  Yes, I am talking about Monsters University!  This hilarious family-friendly movie brings Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan back to the big screen over ten years after their debut in Monsters Inc.

Monsters University debuted in theaters on June 21 and has been delighting audiences every day since.

However… I am already thinking ahead to this fall– when Monsters University will be released on Blu-ray and DVD.

In fact, I have already pre-purchased my copy of Monsters University!

Let me just state this for the record– I very rarely pre-purchase anything.  But, after examining all the many perks to buying the Monsters University Collector’s Edition well in advance of the release, I decided to go for it.monsters-university-presale

Here are the seven reasons that I think you should also consider pre-purchasing the movie as well.

1.  When the movie is released, it is shipped directly to your door.

Yes, you read that right.  When Monsters University is released this fall, you don’t have to worry about rushing to the store to pick it up.  Instead, thanks to the pre-purchase, it will be shipped to your home.  There will be no fighting over the last copy, no tears spilled when no more copies are available at the store.  Instead, you’ll have a guaranteed copy of Monsters University shipped directly to you.

2.  It is EASY to claim your Pre-Purchase copy of the Monsters University Collector’s Edition

Redeeming the code that comes with your pre-purchase package could not be easier.  By following a few simple steps, you will ensure that the movie arrives at your doorstep upon release.

  • Visit Vudu.com/Preorder/MU
  • Enter the redemption code found in your pre-purchase package
  • If you have a Vudu account, you will simply log in.  If not, you’ll need to create one {no worries– it’s easy and takes less than a minute!}
  • You’ll then be asked to verify your shipping information
  • A confirmation will be sent to your email.  You are done!


3.  Free Digital Copy of Monsters University on Vudu

Once you enter your redemption code and claim your physical copy of the Monster’s University Collector’s Edition, you will also gain a digital copy as well.  This digital copy is automatically saved to your Vudu account.  You’ll find it by visiting “My Vudu” and clicking on “My Movies”.  For now, you’ll simply see a shot of the movie’s cover and some information about it.  However, once Monsters University is released, you can watch it digitally anytime you please!

4.  Gain access to exciting Disney Previews!

After claiming your Monsters University Collector’s Edition on Vudu, you will be given access to some really awesome Disney movie previews– Disney Planes, The Lone Ranger, Super Buddies, and The Little Mermaid.  You’ll be able to view these under “My Movies”, which is located within “My Vudu”.  They are grouped with the digital copy of Monsters University.

5.  Pre-Purchase includes a high value Juicy Juice coupon!

We all like to save money and by pre-purchasing Monsters University, you can save money on another awesome product– Juicy Juice.  Currently, many of the Juicy Juice products feature our favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley.  You’ll find them on an assortment of the boxed juice drinks as well as those in a bottle.  The coupon will allow you to save $1.50 when you purchase two Juicy Juice products- any size or flavor.

6.  Monster University Pre-Purchase also includes a FREE Disney Movie Admission

Also located inside the Monsters University Collector’s Edition pre-purchase box, you will find instructions to claim a free movie ticket to a Disney movie in theaters.  This is up to an $8 value!  Claiming your movie ticket is incredibly easy:

  • Visit Vudu.com/Preorder/MU
  • Enter the redemption code found in your pre-purchase box
  • Click on “To redeem your Disney Movie Ticket, click here”
  • A new window will pop up and you will fill in the basic information about the person who is going to use the ticket.  I chose myself.
  • After submitting, you’ll be asked to select which theater you think you will visit.  No worries– the certificate is valid at any of them, even if it isn’t the one you select.
  • Your movie ticket will be ready to print OR save as a PDF to print later

The certificate is good through October 27 and is valid for ANY Disney movie in theaters through that date.  This means you can use it to see Lone Ranger, Planes, Monsters University, or any Disney movie in theaters before that date.

7.  It’s a GREAT excuse to make some Monsters University JELL-O Jigglers!

… Not as if I need an excuse to hop into the kitchen and whip up a tasty treat with my daughter.  However, when I went to pre-purchase the Monsters University Collector’s Edition, I just happened to notice a super awesome Monsters University JELL-O Jigglers mold.  I had heard such a product existed, but until this day I had not seen it.  It was cute and only cost $1, so I could not resist.  Plus, it was on a shelf really close to some Monsters University JELL-O.  Really– what more could a die-hard Monsters University fan ask for?


So, now I am sure you want to make some Monsters University JELL-O Jigglers of your own and I am going to show you just how easy it is!

You’ll Need:

  • Monsters University JELL-O Jiggler Mold
  • Monsters University S’Lime JELL-O
  • Berry Blue JELL-O
  • Water
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray


Boil 2/3 cup of water PER JELL-O flavor.  Since we’re using two flavors of JELL-O, you’ll need 1 1/3 cups of boiling water.

While the water boils, spray your JELL-O mold with non-stick cooking spray.  Set this aside.

Then, pour each packet of JELL-O mix into separate bowls.  Set this aside as well.

When your water is done boiling, add 2/3 cup to ONE of the bowls.  Stir for about 2 minutes or until the mix has completely dissolved.

Now, add the other 2/3 cup to the other bowl, stirring well once again.

It’s time to fill our JELL-O Jigglers Mold!  There are six characters and I chose to make three of each color.  I tried just gently pouring my bowl to fill the mold, but found that spooning the mixture into each character worked best.

Carefully transfer the filled mold to the fridge and leave there for 3 hours.

After three hours, set the bottom of the mold in warm water for about 15 seconds.  Gently press on the top of the Jiggler to release it from the sides of the mold.  Then, turn the mold upside down and gently tap to release your JELL-O Jigglers.

Eat up!

Note:  Since I used two flavors of JELL-O, I had excess of each.  So, I just filled some shaped ice cube trays in the same way I filled the Monsters University mold and it worked great.  You could also choose to purchase two molds as opposed to one or simply use on flavor of JELL-O.


Now is the time to pick up your pre-purchase copy of Monsters University and the supplies you’ll need to make these easy, yet adorable JELL-O Jigglers.

There are so many benefits to buying now… so why wait?

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