COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio-based Schwebel Baking Company have teamed up to present a pair of fan promotions with the "Fly with Schwebel's" contest to win a trip for two to Chicago and the Schwebel's GIANT Deal ticket offer. Details on both promotions can be found on 850,000 specially marked loaves of Schwebel's GIANT bread on Ohio store shelves this weekend. Schwebel Baking Company has been a Blue Jackets corporate partner since the 2000-2001 inaugural season.
"As an Ohio-based company, we're very proud of our partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets," said James Behmer, director of marketing at Schwebel Baking Company. "We are pleased to present Schwebel's customers across the state with two amazing offers to experience a Blue Jackets game, especially with the exciting season the team is having."
"The Schwebel Baking Company has been a valued Blue Jackets partner since our inaugural season," added Marc Gregory, vice president of marketing for the Blue Jackets. "We're pleased to partner with Schwebel's and offer fans a family-friendly ticket package, as well as the opportunity to win a memorable road trip package."
The "Fly with Schwebel's" sweepstakes gives one lucky winner and a guest the chance to jet off to Chicago to watch the Blue Jackets play division rival Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on Friday, March 13. The grand-prize trip for two includes tickets to the game plus round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for one night. Fans must mail entries to the Columbus Blue Jackets. There is no purchase necessary to enter and entries must be postmarked by Mar. 1, 2009. A complete list of rules and instructions for entering may be found by visiting bluejackets.nhl.com/flywithschwebels.htm.
The Schwebel's GIANT Deal offers two tickets (valued at $72) and one Stinger's Kids Meal (hot dog, small soda, chips and cookies) specially priced at just $45. This offer is available for the following games in February and March: Feb. 16 vs. Dallas; Feb. 18 vs. St. Louis; Feb. 21 vs. Anaheim; Mar. 3 vs. Los Angeles; Mar. 10 vs. Boston; Mar. 18 vs. Chicago; Mar. 26 vs. Calgary; Mar. 29 vs. St. Louis and Mar. 31 vs. Nashville. Fans may order the Schwebel's GIANT Deal online at bluejackets.com/schwebels.htm.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game time from Mellon Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. The game will also broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.