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MasterCard Offers Opportunity for Travelling Kiwis

MasterCard Offers Priceless® Opportunity for Kiwis Keen on Travel and Rugby

Auckland, 31 May 2004 – Kiwis with a passion for rugby and travel are being offered the chance of a lifetime thanks to a MasterCard initiative launched today.

Cardholders who use their MasterCard card between 1 June and 31 July 2004 for any purchase will be automatically entered into a promotion for the chance to win a trip for two to Europe to witness the All Blacks playing the French at the breathtaking Stade de France in Paris on 27 November 2004 and the Welsh at the legendary Cardiff Arms Park (Millennium Stadium) on 20 November 2004.

Other than tickets to the games, the grand prize winner will also enjoy a host of other All Black experiences that money can’t buy. They will be given the opportunity to have their photo taken with the team, experience unique behind-the-scenes preparation at a closed training session and unwind with the players over dinner. Additionally, the grand prize includes return airfares for two to Europe, accommodation for ten nights, NZ$5000 spending money, plus tickets to matches against Wales and France.

Graham Henry, the All Blacks’ Coach, said: “The NZRU is very pleased to be able to offer MasterCard cardholders the opportunity to get up close to the All Blacks and see how we prepare for an international test match whilst on tour. We are looking forward to seeing the winner in Europe this November.”

Natalie Lockwood, Vice President, Marketing, MasterCard Asia Pacific said: “As the official card of the All Blacks, MasterCard is thrilled to be able to offer our cardholders the chance to enjoy these priceless experiences with the All Blacks.”

Cardholders also have the chance to win a range of exciting prizes. By registering any purchase online or by text message, they will qualify to enter in the draw to win one of 26 Philips prizes, that include Philips 32 inch widescreen TVs, 15 inch TVs, DVD players, digital cameras, personal CD players with MP3 playback and a home entertainment package with a 30 inch Flat LCD TV and Home Cinema with DVD recorder.

To be eligible to win these prizes, MasterCard cardholders simply have to register the purchases they have made between 1 June and 31 July online at Alternatively they can send a text message to 8844 with the first six digits of their MasterCard card number, followed by their first name and the purchase amount (e.g. 535316 CHRIS 69.95).

All prizes will be drawn on 30 August 2004 and announced on 6 September 2004.

To find out more about the promotion visit or call 0800 001 040 for the terms and conditions.

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