Elixir Launches The Ultimate Rig Contest

Retrieve a game piece from specially-marked packages of Elixir strings for your chance to win a set of Ultimate Ears’ 18 Pro custom-fit in-ear monitors, one Bad Cat CUB X amplifier, a BOSS FDR-1 65’ Deluxe Pedal, FBM-1 59’ Bassman Pedal, FZ-5 Fuzz and DN-2 Dyna Drive Pedal; a one-year subscription to Premier Guitar magazine, a one-year’s supply of Elixir Strings, as well as one patch cable and one instrument cable from Elixir Cables.

Elkton, MD (May 7, 2010) — Elixir Strings, Ultimate Ears, Bad Cat, BOSS and Premier Guitar magazine have teamed up to give guitar enthusiasts the chance to win a professional-grade rig through an in-pack sweepstakes promotion. The contest, which will be held between May 2 and June 30, 2010, involves simply retrieving a game piece from specially marked packages of Elixir Strings. Participants will then need to visit theultimaterig.com to enter the code found on their game pieces to register to win.

A tiered prize structure features a grand prize award consisting of a set of Ultimate Ears’ 18 Pro custom-fit in-ear monitors, one Bad Cat CUB X amplifier, a BOSS FDR-1 65’ Deluxe Pedal, FBM-1 59’ Bassman Pedal, FZ-5 Fuzz and DN-2 Dyna Drive Pedal; a one-year subscription to Premier Guitar magazine, a one-year’s supply of Elixir Strings, as well as one patch cable and one instrument cable from Elixir Cables.

In addition to the grand prize winner, there will be one first prize, one second prize and 10 third prize winners, as well as 60 “instant winners.” First prize consists of one set of Ultimate Ears’ universal-fit in-ear monitors, one BOSS TU-3 tuner pedal, one Elixir Cables patch cable and one Elixir Cables instrument cable. First- and second-prize winners will receive a year’s supply of Elixir Strings and a subscription to Premier Guitar magazine. The third prize winners will receive one set of Elixir Strings, one instrument cable from Elixir Cables and a one-year subscription to Premier Guitar magazine. The 60 “instant winners” will receive one set of Elixir Strings.

For more information:
elixirstrings.com
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