SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Overstock.com, Inc. (Nasdaq : OSTK ), in partnership with the Boston Red Sox, today announced John Kinzie from Jefferson Maryland as the Grand Prize winner of its "Ultimate Red Sox Experience" sweepstakes. The grand prize includes an all expenses paid trip for two to see the Red Sox play New York on October 2, 2010 in Fenway Park and the opportunity to post the numbers on the GREEN MONSTER scoreboard for one inning. The two other winners included Catherine Ladyzinski from New York and Karen Mignone from Massachusetts. Their prizes included everything but the opportunity to post the numbers on the GREEN MONSTER scoreboard for one inning.
"I have been a Red Sox fan since 1973 but I can never get tickets," said Kinzie. "Now that I have won this prize my son and I can finally go to a game at Fenway."
As part of the sweepstakes, Overstock.com produced a webisode series that followed a job swap between Overstock.com senior vice president of Marketing and Customer Care, Stormy Simon and the vice president of the Red Sox Nation, "Regular" Rob Crawford. Overstock.com and Red Sox Nation released new webisodes every Monday during the sweepstakes. These episodes were available on both the Overstock.com and the team website Redsox.com. To view the webisode, visit www.overstock.com/redsox.
"Being partners with the Red Sox was a great experience," said Simon, Overstock.com Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Care. "We are glad that Mr. Kinzie and his son are able to share the ultimate Red Sox experience at baseball's oldest field. We were also excited about the response to the webisodes. They were a great way to integrate what both Overstock.com and the Red Sox have to offer."
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