Jaguars season ticket owner April O'Brien admitted that she actually pinched herself after being told she'd won two tickets to the Super Bowl in New Orleans just for using her Jaguars Rewards card.
April beat odds of 8000-1 to be drawn at random in the Jaguars Rewards Sweepstakes, winning the Grand Prize of two tickets to last Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. April received her winning tickets from Jaguars Vice President of Sales Chad Johnson and said: "This is unbelievable. I've never won anything like this before. I can't thank the Jaguars enough.
"When they called me to tell me I had won tickets to the Super Bowl, I thought it was a joke. Going to the game in New Orleans was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was an amazing event and the halftime show with Beyonce was just spectacular. We had a blast!"
April, a Jaguars season ticket owner since 2005 who says she never misses a Jaguars home game, took her best friend Donna King to the big game in New Orleans, both witnessing the Baltimore Ravens survive a second-half surge from the San Francisco 49ers to lift the Lombardi Trophy in a thrilling finale to the NFL season.
April used her Rewards membership to make purchases during Jaguars home games at EverBank Field and online through the Jaguars Rewards website. She plans to apply the credits of around $100 she earned through the program to her season tickets renewal for the Jaguars 2013 season.
"The new Rewards program has been really awesome," said April, "but not just because I won the Super Bowl tickets. I've used it a lot online and in the stadium. I've been using it throughout the season and it's really helped make my season ticket renewal decision really easy with $100 dollars of my credit going back to pay for my tickets. I love the program and hope the Jaguars keep offering it to the fans."
The Jaguars Rewards program now runs year-round and the next big prize opportunity for fans enrolled in the program is a chance to win tickets to see the Jaguars take on the 49ers in London this October. Fans can also elect to earn cash back or credit for future season ticket sales just by shopping online through the Jaguars Rewards portal.
All Jaguars fans can now sign up free for Jaguars Rewards, with no credit card registration required. Just register at rewards.jaguars.com.