ATLANTA (March 11, 2011) – Coca-Cola® Zero, the Official Fan Refreshment of the NCAA, is sharing the magic of NCAA March Madness with the launch of the Coke Zero™ NCAA® Bracket Challenge at Chili's. NCAA merchandise, LG electronics and two grand-prize packages to the 2012 NCAA's Men's Final Four in New Orleans are ready for the taking for some lucky Chili's fans who build their brackets online at www.cokezerobracket.com or text "PLAY" to 76060. The sweepstakes runs through Monday, April 4.
Along with daily instant win prizes such as free Coca-Cola beverages, Chili's appetizers and NCAA T-shirts and basketballs, contest entrants have several opportunities to win big, thanks to Coke Zero. Each round of the tournament offers its own suite of prizes.
Both grand prize Final Four packages include a trip to New Orleans for two (2) including tickets to the 2012 Final Four games. Winner accommodations include round-trip air transportation and four days/three nights at one of The Big Easy's top hotels. Bracket building officially begins on Selection Sunday®, March 13, but the earlier players register and get in the game, the more chances they have to win.
A complete listing of Coke Zero NCAA Bracket Challenge prizes includes:
Information on the contest can be found at participating Chili's locations or by visiting the official Coke Zero NCAA Bracket Challenge at Chili's website at www.cokezerobracket.com.
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Chili's Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), a recognized leader in casual dining. Chili's offers a fun, energetic atmosphere and a distinct, fresh mix of grilled American favorites at more than 1,500 locations in 31 countries and two territories. Brinker's wholly-owned restaurant brands include Chili's® Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy®. Brinker also holds a minority investment in Romano's Macaroni Grill®. Follow news about Chili's on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chilis, @Chilis on Twitter and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/chilis. For additional information, please visit www.chilis.com.
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