Great Clips Teams with EA SPORTS™ & Xbox 360®

MINNEAPOLIS, April 2, 2012—Great Clips, the world’s largest hair salon brand, is once again teaming up with EA SPORTS™ (NASDAQ: ERTS) and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft to bring you the Ultimate Gaming Makeover Sweepstakes this spring.

Starting on March 27 and running through the end of April, customers can text SPORTS to 47328 (US) or 77777 (Canada) or go to for a chance to win the EA SPORTS “Ultimate Gaming Makeover”. Prizes include a 52-inch HDTV, Xbox 360 with Kinect™ for Xbox 360, XZipit gaming recliners, suites of EA SPORTS games and more! Great Clips will feature EA SPORTS and Xbox 360 in more than 3,000 salon locations across the United States and Canada via in-salon signage, social media and traditional media.

In addition to a chance to win the Ultimate Gaming Makeover, Great Clips customers will receive $5 off their next EA SPORTS game at with every haircut.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with EA SPORTS for a third year in a row and are excited about adding Xbox 360 to our program this year. Both companies are leaders in the gaming industry, and allow us to reach out and connect with our core demo through an exciting partnership,” said Terri Miller, vice president of marketing and communications for Great Clips.

About Electronic Arts

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, SSX, and Fight Night boxing. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader is the software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Kinect, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

About Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,000 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. And, it’s more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In. To check-in online, visit or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit



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