PHOENIX — Take a trip on light rail this Saturday for your chance to receive a “golden” transit pass, discover new and interesting retailers offering discounts to transit riders and be generally rewarded for your support of METRO in its first year. Here’s the inside scoop:
Ala Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, METRO will specially mark “golden” transit passes in station fare vending machines along the line. With more than 100 machines, METRO wants to help increase your odds. Visit any or all of the following stations and their on-platform fare vending machines for your pass purchase and chance to win.
Van Buren/Central Avenue and Van Buren/1st Avenue
Mill Avenue/3rd Street
Veterans Way/College Avenue
Price-101 Freeway/Apache Boulevard
The 50 “golden” transit pass recipients will be entered into a raffle to receive one of 30 pairs of US Airways Center event tickets – either to a regular season Phoenix Suns home game or a family-friendly event, Disney on Ice or Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus – or one of two “Grand Golden VIP Experiences” that include:
Four lower-level tickets to a Phoenix Suns home game
Seats on the Suns bench during pre-game warm-ups
Suns locker room tour
Suns autographed memorabilia
For additional information, including rules, regulations and eligibility details, visit www.metrolightrail.org. PlatinumPass and U-Pass cardholders have also been integrated into this program. Click here to see what fare media can be used for Saturday’s discounts.
RIDER APPRECIATION DISCOUNTS
To sweeten the anniversary celebration, more than 45 gracious retailers along the line will offer special discounts or deals to anyone who presents a valid transit pass on December 19. Riders will enjoy substantial savings such as two-for-one deals or as much as 30% off at these one-of-a-kind businesses.
The Suns are also offering a great deal extended through the holiday season. Present a valid transit pass at the US Airways Center ticket office between December 19 – 31 and receive $20 off lower level tickets or $10 off upper level tickets for any January 2010 game. Great seats are still available. Give a gift that will make your favorite Suns fan cheer! The offer may be redeemed at the US Airways Center ticket office during normal business hours while supplies last.
Here is the complete list of businesses and their discounts.
Here is an idea… If you are a regular light rail rider, you can purchase multiple light rail passes on Saturday without activating them. This gives you more chances to win!