NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The credit card that rewards NFL fans, NFL Extra Points issued by Barclaycard, is giving fans the opportunity to win tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII and challenging Indianapolis Colts placekicker and four-time Super Bowl champion Adam Vinatieri to use his field kicking skills to raise money for NFL's PLAY 60 Challenge benefiting youth health and fitness. The ticket promotion and celebrity kick will coincide on Wed., Jan. 29 in New York City.
Super Bowl XLVIII Ticket Promotion on Wed. Jan. 29
On Wed., Jan. 29, NFL Extra Points will take over the LED signage on the Barclays building on 7th Avenue in New York City. Fans will be asked to follow @NFLExtraPoints on Twitter and between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET and tweet a photo of the boards showcasing NFL Extra Points team-specific credit cards to @NFLExtraPoints. Followers will be entered for a chance to win Super Bowl XLVIII tickets and other prizes and will be chosen at random. Winners will be notified via Twitter direct message. There will be a limit of one tweet/entry per Twitter account. Consumers must be 18 or older to participate. For official rules, visit www.extrapointsgiveaway.com.
"Fans in New York City on Wed. Jan. 29, will have a great opportunity to win Super Bowl XLVIII tickets from NFL Extra Points," said Adam Vinateiri. "I love to meet hardcore NFL fans and being able to personally hand them the most sought-after tickets in town is a thrill for me."
Vinatieri, a NFL Extra Points Rewards cardmember, will award the tickets to the winner on Thurs., Jan. 30, in New York City, if possible.
NFL Extra Points Challenge
Adam Vinatieri will attempt the NFL Extra Points Challenge between 3:30 - 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 29 on Super Bowl Boulevard in New York City. Vinatieri will lace up his cleats for the last time this season to showcase his field goal kicking precision and attempt to award up to 1 million NFL Extra Points in the form of a $10,000 cash donation by Barclaycard to the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge which is dedicated to youth health and fitness. The NFL PLAY 60 Challenge is a program of the NFL and the American Heart Association that educates students and teachers about the importance of physical activity.
Vinatieri will attempt to kick three regulation NFL footballs from 25 yards through three designated targets positioned inside a regulation NFL goalpost. NFL Extra Points will award 250,000 points to NFL PLAY 60 Challenge for every target Vinatieri hits or a total of 1 million NFL Extra Points if Vinatieri hits all three targets.
"When we think about making 'extra points' for kids, we turn to one of the best clutch kickers in the history of the NFL as our ambassador," said Denny Nealon, General Manager, Cobrand Partnerships, Barclaycard US. "Now in our third year, we expect Adam will help us raise a total of 3,000,000 points or $30,000 for kids across the US."
NFL Extra Points Reward Credit Cards
NFL Extra Points Rewards offers a card for every team and enables fans to earn points for every dollar spent which may be redeemed for unique once-in-a-lifetime NFL-related experiences, game tickets and NFL licensed merchandise as well as a 20 percent discount at NFLShop.com. Exclusively for the 2014 Super Bowl, cardmembers can also earn 10,000 bonus points after spending $500 within the first 90 days of the account opening. All 32 NFL team card designs are available for fans to personalize their card with their favorite team. To learn more or to apply go to www.NFLExtraPoints.com
"Giving a lucky NFL fan the opportunity to meet Adam and win tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII reinforces what the NFL Extra Points credit card is all about – rewarding NFL fans – and there's not a bigger reward in town this week," said Nealon.
The NFL Extra Points credit card, issued exclusively by Barclaycard, is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NFLextrapoints.com
Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., Barclaycard US creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail, affinity and financial institutions. For more information please visit www.barclaycardus.com.
About NFL PLAY 60
Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and wellness with partner organizations like the American Heart Association. PLAY 60 also is implemented locally, as part of the NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. Since the program was launched in 2007, the NFL has committed more than $250 million to youth health and fitness through programming, grants, and media time for public service announcements. The NFL and its teams have built more than 100 NFL Youth Fitness Zones and organized more than 1,500 PLAY 60 youth events since the campaign launched. For more information on NFL PLAY 60, please visit www.NFLRUSH.com/play60.
About National Football League Players Inc.
Formed in 1994, National Football League Players Inc. (NFL PLAYERS) is the exclusive licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. Representing more than 1,800 active and many memorable former NFL players, NFL PLAYERS "takes the helmets off" the players and facilitates the marketing of them as personalities as well as professional athletes. Through a sponsorship agreement between the organization and the NFL, players are integrated into NFL sponsor activation programs. In addition, NFLPlayers.com, the company's official website, is part of the NFL Internet Network. Each year, NFL PLAYERS negotiates and facilitates extensive player marketing opportunities for players. NFL PLAYERS activities include retail licensing, corporate sponsorships and promotions, special events, radio and television projects, publishing and Internet. For more information, visit www.NFLPlayers.com.
SOURCE Barclaycard US