by Lisa Brown on 04/24/12 at 11:00 PM ET
One of the fine advertisers here at Kuklas’ Korner, Budwiser Canada, not only helps to ensure that the lights are on here at KK 24 hours a day but is also running a Playoff Payoff contest that will allow you the chance to win hockey tickets for life (2 regular season tickets for 20 games per year for 50 years). The rules and entry are simple and there is no purchase necessary but you must be a resident of Canada to play, sorry my American friends.
Right now you can purchase specially marked cases of Budweiser at your local liquor store, collect PIN numbers from specially marked bottle caps and even specially marked coasters at participating licensed establishments.
The PIN numbers will be prefixed by a team’s abbreviation and a round number and will become your online playing piece. They will look like this: VAN1 2345678912 which is Vancouver round one. You must become a King’s Club member to play and becoming a King’s Club member is simple and of course free.
Once you have registered, your goal will be to collect all of the teams in this year’s NHL playoffs and place them into the playoff brackets online. But don’t worry if there is a team you need and you have duplicates, because we are Canadians and we’re a sharing bunch starting in the second round you will be able to make trades in the trade room on the contest page.
There is also the possibility that you will find a power play PIN which you can use in place of any team that you are missing starting in the fourth and final round of the playoffs. Power Play PINs will be released through SMS, emails, facebook and more, you will have to keep your eyes peeled to find them!
Once you complete the entire playoff bracket you have the chance to win the big prize, hockey tickets for life. With last year’s average ticket price increase of 4.8% hitting Canadians the most; this would be a significant prize to win.
The average ticket price (not including premium or club seating) for this season saw six of the Canadian teams leading the league while Ottawa snuck in at 15th and the ranking looks like this:
1. Toronto $123.77
2. Winnipeg $98.27
3. Montreal $88.67
4. Edmonton $70.13
5. Vancouver $68.38
6. Calgary $68.18
15. Ottawa $55.51
And so winning a prize like hockey tickets for life could save you enough money to buy a new car every few years rather than winning just one car. That’s right, this grand prize is worth winning.
While only one will win the grand prize, there are more than $6 million worth of instant win prizes including Samsung 55” LED TVs Series 6000, Samsung 32” LCD TVs Series 4, Samsung Galaxy Tabs 10.1, Samsung Galaxy S II Phones, Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundles with 12 month Xbox LIVE Gold Memberships and McCain Rising Crust Pizzas.
Complete contest rules, PIN distribution by province and odds of winning can all be found online. This contest will run until noon EST June 20th. May the odds be ever in your favour.
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