Published: February 1, 2009 at 4:33 PMSo... 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.
Published: February 1, 2009 at 4:39 PMI 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.
As soon as I entered, I went to my email account and they had already sent an email saying I was entered. Don't know when they will announce who won, but if I hear something I'll be sure to let you know.
Published: February 1, 2009 at 5:04 PMI haven't received an e-mail notification either.
However, win or not, I think the promotion is terrific. With this and the RRR coaster, Universal is answering the poor economic situation better, IMHO, than Disney. I'll probably visit Universal and Sea World later in the year but skip Disney.
Published: February 1, 2009 at 5:16 PMIt's actually the first 100,000 each time the ad airs if I understand it correctly.
Some more details and the ad itself can be seen at http://www.stitchkingdom.com/2009/02/01/universal-studios-to-give-away-100000-free-7-day-tickets
Published: February 1, 2009 at 5:45 PMJust got my confirmation into the sweepstakes…
Published: February 1, 2009 at 6:32 PMOn 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!"
Published: February 1, 2009 at 8:27 PMMy wife entered after the halftime showing and got an e-mail response. I never got one from my original entry.
Bruce was hilarious. Hey, Disney World's a lot closer there, bud.
Published: February 1, 2009 at 8:54 PMI'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.
Published: February 1, 2009 at 9:30 PMAnybody 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!)
They need to do something, the theme park industry is taking a hit in these times!
Published: February 1, 2009 at 9:42 PMFirst off this is straight from the Universalheroes.com website:
Secondly I also got an email confirmation which looks as follows (by the way check your spam mail ...):
http://tinyurl.com/bg234w <<<< can't post image codes in comments so follow the link :)
Published: February 1, 2009 at 10:27 PMDamn ... not only does the Canadian government not air the American ads, but the contest itself is only open to Americans.
It was a decent game, but if this ad had been shown I probably would have enjoyed myself more.
Published: February 2, 2009 at 1:04 PMBruce singled out the better US Disney park.
Published: February 2, 2009 at 2:07 PMFrom what I understand, the tickets will be non-transferable. They'll have your name and they'll (supposedly) check ID.
Of course, that raises the question of what percentage of the tickets will be used.
Published: February 3, 2009 at 11:09 AMAmusing 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.
And now Bruce hollers "We're goin' to Disneyland!"
Little Steven recounted the incident saying: "It wasn't embarrassing. It was funny really. And what a lot of nerve after modeling the Pirates of the Caribbean after me!"
Published: February 5, 2009 at 3:20 PMGot my confirmation:
Dear Bradley Robertson,
Congratulations! You are one of the first one hundred thousand (100,000) individuals to successfully register for the Universal Heroes Promotion, administered by ePrize.
For your registration, you will receive a Universal Orlando® 2-PARK Unlimited Admission Ticket valid for 7 consecutive days at both Universal Orlando theme parks! Please see the Official Rules for further prize details and eligibility requirements. You will receive your Universal Orlando Park ticket confirmation code in the mail within the next 4-6 weeks. The ticket confirmation code mailer will be sent to the address you provided in your registration. You will need to present your ticket confirmation code mailer and a valid form of identification* at the ticket windows of either Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure theme parks. Your Universal Orlando® 2-park Unlimited Admission Ticket is valid March 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
At this time, no additional action is required on your part. Should we need further information from you, we will contact you at this email address.
As a reminder, only one ticket per household will be provided per the Official Rules. For a complete set of Rules for this promotion, please visit http://www.universalheroes.com/public/popup/rules.html.
Please refer to them for any questions you may have. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Prize Fulfillment Services by replying to this email. Please be sure to keep the original subject line in your reply.
Congratulations again and thank you for your continued patronage of Universal Orlando®.
Prize Fulfillment Services
*Valid forms of identification include a U.S. government issued passport, a U.S. state issued driver's license or other form of photo identification issued by a state governmental agency.
Published: February 5, 2009 at 3:27 PMI got my confirmation that I won a ticket also.
Published: February 5, 2009 at 3:59 PMGot 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!
Published: February 5, 2009 at 4:05 PMI 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!
Published: February 5, 2009 at 4:14 PMGot mine as well. Thank you, Universal. I'll see you in October.
Published: February 5, 2009 at 6:48 PMI 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
Published: February 5, 2009 at 9:34 PMReceived my confirmation today. Any little bit helps!
Published: February 5, 2009 at 9:41 PMGot mine too. Wow...i just did it for funzies. Never figured i'd actually win. Wohoo!
Published: February 6, 2009 at 6:12 AMI 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!