INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Football fans will be able to receive the ultimate reward – tickets to Super Bowl XLVI as part of a promotion offered by the NFL Extra Points Credit Card.
NFL Extra Points Rewards Pass street teams will roam various locations throughout the Greater Indianapolis area Feb. 1-4, handing out free NFL Extra Points Rewards Pass credentials and awarding NFL prizes to consumers. Fans will be encouraged to wear NFL Extra Points Rewards Pass credentials throughout Super Bowl week. Those identified by an NFL Extra Points Prize Patrol team member as wearing an NFL Extra Points Rewards Pass credential will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVI or a $25 NFLShop.com gift card.
Consumers must be 18 or older to participate. For Official Rules, visit www.extrapointsgiveaway.com.
The NFL Extra Points credit card is issued exclusively by Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States.
Adam Vinatieri, four-time Super Bowl Champion and Indianapolis Colts placekicker, will 'kick off' the NFL Extra Points Challenge Feb. 1 at 3:30pm (EST) at the NFL Experience inside the Indiana Convention Center. 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 one million NFL Extra Points (in form of $10,000 cash donation) to the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge which is dedicated to youth health and fitness. Vinatieri will attempt to kick three regulation NFL footballs from 25-yards through three designated targets positioned inside a regulation NFL goalpost. Some 250,000 NFL Extra Points will be awarded to NFL PLAY 60 Challenge for every target Vinatieri hits or a total of one million NFL Extra Points if Vinatieri hits all three targets.
"I'm really looking forward to the challenge," said Vinatieri. "I've always prided myself on accuracy but this is taking it to a different level. Anytime I can help kids embrace fitness and football, I'm there."
Vinatieri will also join the NFL Extra Points Prize Patrol on the streets of Indianapolis later in the week to personally award a pair of Super Bowl XLVI tickets to a lucky NFL Extra Points Rewards Pass recipient.
"As an NFL Extra Points cardholder myself, I'm very excited to be a part of this program – providing opportunities to attend Super Bowl XLVI – and helping support the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge," Vinatieri said.
The NFL Extra Points Credit Card re-launched in September 2010. The card 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 saving 20% at NFLShop.com. Exclusively for the Super Bowl, consumers can also earn 20,000 bonus points after their first use. 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/superbowl.
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