FREE LUNCH!

There is no such thing as a free lunch.  That’s what all of my marketing classes used to preach in college.  That is a true statement because, no matter how you look at it, there is a cost to your lunch–even if it is given to you for “free.” Possibly, it’s a spicy lunch and that will cost you later in the day when you run to the bathroom every 10 minutes, I don’t know.   If you think you found a loophole to this statement and say there is such a thing as a free lunch, I guarantee you I will prove you wrong.  So drop it.  I’ve already won the argument.

With that being said, there is no such a thing as a free kids club either–but since it sounds better saying that it is free, we are going to call it a free club.  The only cost to you is your time filling out a registration form and submittal form, as well as your time doing great in school so you can get rewarded with prizes. 

I’m talking about the Cleveland Indians KeyBank High Achievers Kids Club, which is a free (just go with it) club for kids in grades K-8.  By performing well in school, members get special rewards including tickets to select Indians home games, chances to meet players, attend batting practice and participate in Signature Sundays on Kids Fun Days and much more.  Here is a quick review of how the program works:

  • Go to www.indians.com/highachievers to register for the club.  You are then sent a membership card, which you will use for redeeming for prizes and for use at Kids Fun Days. 
  • As a registered member you are eligible to submit your grades, attendance records and three (3) books that you have read over the course of a semester (1st semester=Quarters 1 and 2 and Trimester 1, 2nd semester=Quarters 3 and 4 and Trimesters 2 and 3).
  • You will receive one STAR per category with a maximum of 3 STARS per semester (6 STARS total for the year).  If you maintain A’s/B’s for the semester, you get a STAR.  If you have perfect attendance for the semester, you get a STAR and if you read at least 3 books for the semester, you get another STAR.
  • After the grades/reading/attendance is submitted online, qualified members get an email with how many STARS were earned.  You then go to a local Team Shop to redeem for  prizes.  The prize breakdown is:
    • One Star – Two (2) Indians game tickets and entry into raffle to win Batting Practice Experience for four (4) people
    • Two Stars – Two (2) Indians game tickets
    • Three Stars –Two (2) Indians game tickets and High Achievers Kids Club prize
    • Four Stars –Two (2) Indians game tickets
    • Five Stars – Two (2) Indians game tickets and High Achievers Kids Club Tee Shirt
    • Six Stars – Four (4) Indians game tickets and submission for one (1) of the following Raffle Prizes: Grady Sizemore Autographed Baseball Bat, Batting Practice Experience for Four (4) People, Meet-and-Greet with Grady Sizemore for Two (2) People

So there it is folks.  The KeyBank High Achievers Kids Club in a nutshell.  For more information, feel free to email highachievers@indians.com or go to the website at www.indians.com/highachievers to register today and start earning STARS to get free tickets to Indians games!  And before you even say it, I realize I called them “free tickets” even though it will cost you time and gas to go to the game.  Just sign up!

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