MELROSE PARK, Ill., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc. (SPI), the world's only maker of real pinball games, in cooperation with the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), today announced the first player rewards program in pinball history. The program will reward dedicated players by providing them with the opportunity to use their rewards to purchase new SPI Premium games at IFPA prices.
The $tern Rewards Program will leverage the IFPA's World Pinball Player Rankings system to enable players to qualify for the program. For calendar 2012, players that qualify will have the opportunity to redeem their rewards until August 15, 2013.
Each month the player who has earned the most World Pinball Player Ranking points in the past 30 days will be designated as the IFPA "Player of the Month" and qualify for the rewards program. In addition, each month, the three players who move up the most in the rankings will qualify for the rewards program. Finally, at the end of 2012, the top 250 ranked players will qualify for the rewards program.
For more information on the $tern Rewards Program, please visit either the Stern or IFPA websites.
"We're excited to partner with the IFPA and have the opportunity to reward the players that have kept pinball enthusiasm alive and thriving throughout the years," said Gary Stern, founder, CEO and Chairman of Stern Pinball.
"We're very excited about the potential for this program and the opportunity to work with Stern to provide both competitive and casual players with even more incentives to play one of the world's greatest games," said Josh Sharpe, President of the IFPA.
About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., located just outside Chicago, Illinois, designs and manufactures arcade-quality pinball games. Stern is the only maker of full-sized, arcade quality pinball games on the planet and has released many popular games, including Xmen, AC/DC, Transformers, Avatar, The Rolling Stones, Iron Man, Tron and many more. Stern's games continue to be enjoyed by both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe. For more information, please visit www.sternpinball.com.
About the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA)
IFPA's mission is to elevate the awareness and visibility of pinball around the world. The IFPA created the World Pinball Player Rankings (WPPR) to establish the first official rankings system of pinball players. Through the over 350 endorsed tournaments and leagues held each year, the IFPA crowns the World's Greatest Pinball Player at the end of each calendar year, and qualifies players to participate in the World Pinball Championship. For more information, please visit www.ifpapinball.com.
SOURCE Stern Pinball, Inc.