Universal Orlando giving away 300,000 free 7-day tickets*
Well, that was a heckuva deal.
If the Super Bowl hasn't started by the time you read this, you might still have a chance to be one of the first 100,000 people to go to http://www.universalheroes.com/ and enter to get a free seven-day ticket to Universal Orlando.
That was the deal the resort offered in its Super Bowl commercial, which aired just before the National Anthem at the game.
Post if you got 'em, and when you submitted. I put my entry in about within a minute. No word yet. What's the over/under on when they run out?
* Update: Universal's also giving away 28 trips for four to Universal Orlando, in addition to the free 100,000 tickets. The trips include airfare, the seven-day ticket, and three nights' hotel. (Three nights' hotel with a seven-day ticket? Huh?) You can still enter for the free trips even if the 100K tix are gone.
Update 2: Just showed it again: 8:23 pm ET.
Update 3: Universal just sent out its press release. Confirms that the commercial ran three times, with 100K tix given after each. Total value of 300K free tix and 28 trips, according to Universal Orlando? $35 million.
So... Universal counters Disney's free one-day, one-park ticket for everyone on their birthday with a free seven-day, two-park ticket for use whenever, but only to the first 100,000 to respond while watching the Super Bowl.
I ran to my computer and entered as soon as the commercial aired. I have no delusions about possibly winning but I thought why the heck not? The last time I entered one of these contests, I won four free tickets to any Busch Gardens park of my choice.
Ouch. No e-mail yet.
I haven't received an e-mail notification either.
It's actually the first 100,000 each time the ad airs if I understand it correctly.
Just got my confirmation into the sweepstakes…
On the other hand the folks at the Mouse House have to be VERY pleased to have heard Mr. Springsteen end his AMAZING half time performance by shouting, "I'm goin' to Disneyland!"
My wife entered after the halftime showing and got an e-mail response. I never got one from my original entry.
I'm in the running as of the third commercial (just got my confirmation - two hours after I entered!). We'll see what happens next. Great promotion.
Anybody see the familiarity between this and SFGA (perhaps other Six Flags parks too). SFGA is really into the super hero thing and has many opportunties for individuals to buy and wear capes of their favorite heroes. Maybe is just a coincidence (sorry for spelling!)
First off this is straight from the Universalheroes.com website:
Damn ... not only does the Canadian government not air the American ads, but the contest itself is only open to Americans.
Bruce singled out the better US Disney park.
From what I understand, the tickets will be non-transferable. They'll have your name and they'll (supposedly) check ID.
Amusing side note: Waaaaaaaaaaay back in the early 1980s, Springsteen's right-hand man (Little Steven Van Zandt -- who sang 'Glory Days' with him during the Super Bowl) got thrown out of Disneyland for dressing in a manner deemed to be too aggressive and gang-like.
Got my confirmation:
I got my confirmation that I won a ticket also.
Got mine too! Woo hoo!!! I registered my wife right after I did mine but I wasnt too smart in giving the same address so even if hers was one of the 100k, it wont be valid...Oh well guess Ill have to go by myself haha!
I also just got my email that I won as well..but i was thinking 7 days is a long time just for the two parks..mite only be able to go there for 3 days instead..oh well..better than none!
I just got mine... I am so stoked.
Got mine as well. Thank you, Universal. I'll see you in October.
I won!! woo! lol...I just got my confirmation too...not that it matter cause I have an AP, but I dont win things often, so its still cool to win! it looks like TPI is doin pretty well in this contest
Received my confirmation today. Any little bit helps!
Got mine too. Wow...i just did it for funzies. Never figured i'd actually win. Wohoo!
I also got my confirmation yesterday...the funny thing is that I didn't even register until Monday morning! Since I live about 2 hours from the park I am planning on trying to go everyday for a week with different people so we don't even have to worry about a hotel (one day my hubby, one day my mom, brother....etc). I can't wait to go!
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