Well those days are back: With a hitch.
You still have to have the driver's license, but you also need to be celebrating something.
Just got hitched? Free ticket. Graduating from Western High? Free ticket. Just had a kid? You definitely deserve a ticket.
The Panthers newest giveaways come on the heels of their "Good Time Guarantee" in which if you buy a ticket, and didn't really have a good time, you'll get your money back.
Now, you must be thinking there's some sort of catch to this.
Of course there is. To get your free ticket -- or your refund -- you have to fill out a form and give the team some personal information.
This is basically a marketing deal, one you see credit card and insurance companies employ at big events. Sign up and we'll give you something. Instead of a plastic cup with a gecko on it, however, the Panthers are giving you a free ticket to a hockey game. And then they hope you'll like it and buy more tickets. They'll be calling you.
Here's the release from the team:
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today a number of new complimentary ticket offers in keeping with the Florida Panthers “Good Time Guarantee.” The new ticket offers include complimentary tickets for fans celebrating their birthday, newly married couples, seniors, active or veteran military, and more.
“There’s no better place to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy an incredible live entertainment experience than Florida Panthers home games at the BankAtlantic Center,” said Panthers president & COO Michael Yormark. “From the Panthers Party Patrol on the JetBlue Tarmac to the incredible in-game presentation to the first class customer service to the action on the ice, we guarantee a good time for all of our guests.”
The Panthers special ticket offers include complimentary tickets for fans celebrating birthdays, parents with newborns, newlyweds, senior citizens, active and veteran military, and recent college and high school graduates. Fans interested in taking advantage of one of these offers can fill out a form on FloridaPanthers.com <http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1036040-GDZM2lIPEX> . The special ticket offers are available to Florida residents only and are subject to other select limitations and blackout dates including the following:
- Birthdays: one complimentary ticket during the birthday month (fans celebrating offseason birthdays get a complimentary ticket for any October game excluding Opening Night)
- Newlyweds: complimentary tickets for the bride and the groom within one month of the wedding date
- New parents: complimentary tickets for each parent within one month of the child’s birth date
- Seniors, active and veteran military: one complimentary ticket per season
- High school and college graduates: one complimentary ticket for each graduate within one year of graduation date