40 days, 40 Brewers prizes

The Brewers are bringing back their “Fan-Tastic Forty,” promotion for season seatholders, again offering40 days of prizes including a one-day Major League contract to fans who renew or purchase a ticket package of at least 20 games.

Last year that grand prize went to Larry Schaefer of Fond du Lac, Wis., who earned $2,274, a press conference with general manager Doug Melvin to announce his one-day deal and the chance to throw a ceremonial first pitch. Here’s good news for 2012: Under baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement, the Major League minimum salary will rise 16 percent in 2012.

Other prizes this year include a $1,000 shopping spree in the team store at Miller Park, a spot on the grounds crew, a game with Melvin in the GM’s suite, a private party in the clubhouse and a chance to buy 2003 season at 1982 prices. Oh, and one very unlucky fan will shadow me for a day, which entails loitering on the field during batting practice, spitting sunflower seeds at Haudricourt and eating brats all night up in the press box.

A winner will be drawn each day from Jan. 16-Feb. 24. Fans who have already renewed or purchased ticket packages of 20-81 games have already been entered in the contest. Purchases made within the 40 days will be eligible for the next day’s drawing and the remainder of prizes.

“This program debuted last year with some incredible, unique prizes and it was extraordinarily popular with our fans,” Brewers COO Rick Schlesinger said. We are always looking for opportunities to reward season seatholders for their ongoing support, and this promotion is a fun way to start the New Year.”

You can see the list of prizes in a handy calendar at Brewers.com/fan40.

Here’s the rundown:

January 16 – Team Store Shopping Spree. Win $1,000 to spend in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic during a private shopping session.

January 17 –Your Very Own Ticket. For one game during the 2012 season, your photo will be printed on every season ticket.

January 18 – Signed Bat & Jersey. Win an autographed bat and jersey from your favorite current Brewers player.

January 19 – Free Parking for the Season. Enjoy complimentary Preferred Parking for every game in your 2012 ticket plan.

January 20 – Timber Rattlers Experience. Be in uniform as a member of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Brewers Class A Affiliate during their 2012 game at Miller Park.

January 21 – Gehl Club 4-Pack. Enjoy the luxurious Gehl Club experience with three friends for four games during the 2012 season.

January 22 – Pizza for a Year. Win a one-year supply of Palermo’s Pizza.

January 23 – Slide Down Bernie’s Slide. Get a chance to go down Bernie’s slide, just like the Brewers mascot.

January 24 – Party Suite for you and 29 Friends. Take in a 2012 home game with 29 of your friends from a spacious Party Suite, complete with food and beverage.

January 25 –Owner’s Seats at Miller Park. Sit in the owner’s seats for a game with three friends and enjoy a visit from Brewers executives.

January 26 – Shadow a Brewers Beat Writer. Shadow brewers.com beat writer Adam McCalvy from pregame through the 9th inning for a 2012 home game.

January 27 – You in the Team Photo. You will be included in an unofficial team photo with the 2012 Brewers roster and coaching staff.

January 28 – Private Party in the Clubhouse. Host a fully-catered party for you and 19 guests during the offseason in the Visitors’ Clubhouse at Miller Park.

January 29 – Signed & Framed Greinke/Gallardo 200 Ks Print. Receive a one-of-a-kind autographed 200 strikeout commemorative print of Zack Greinke and Yovani Gallardo.

January 30 – Keeper of the Grounds. Be a groundskeeper for one game during the 2012 season.

January 31 – Miller Lite Beerpen Experience. Enjoy a 2012 home game in the Miller Lite Beerpen on a Friday night with 29 of your friends.

February 1 – Tour the Roof. Take a tour of the Miller Park roof and experience the best view of Miller Park.

February 2 – Throw Out the First Pitch. Throw out the first pitch prior to a 2012 Brewers home game, plus receive a personalized Brewers jersey.

February 3 – Hitting Lesson with Brewers Hitting Coach. Win a private lesson from Brewers Hitting Coach Johnny Narron while you and a guest take batting practice before a game at Miller Park.

February 4 – Signed & Framed Braun MVP Print. Receive a one-of-a-kind autographed commemorative MVP print of Ryan Braun.

February 5 – $500 in Concession Vouchers. Receive $500 in food and beverage vouchers, courtesy of DNC Sportservice.

February 6 – Press Pass. Enjoy pre-game dinner and take in three innings from the Brewers Press Box. Enjoy the remainder of the game from Field Diamond Box seats.

February 7 – Manage the Mini Sausage Race. Win all five spots as Mini Racing Sausages in the Sunday relay race during the 6th inning of a 2012 home game, plus eight Field Level tickets to the game.

February 8 – You in Control. Watch three innings of a 2012 home game from the Scoreboard Control Room and see firsthand how the scoreboard works.

February 9 – Club Suite Party with Doug. You and nine guests will sit in a Club Suite for a game complete with food and beverage, and enjoy a visit from Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin.

February 10 – Autographed Baseballs. Take home a set of baseballs autographed by each member of the 2012 Brewers starting rotation.

February 11 – Movie Night on the Big Screen. You and seven friends will enjoy a private movie screening on the scoreboard at Miller Park.

February 12 – Catered Tailgate Party. Enjoy a Pavilion party prior to a 2012 Brewers home game, catered by DNC Sportservice. Includes 20 game tickets.

February 13 – Game of Catch with a Brewers Reliever. Play catch with, and receive pitching insight from a Brewers relief pitcher.

February 14 – Watch the Action with Bernie. Enjoy the life of Bernie Brewer and watch three innings of a 2012 Brewers home game with him in his dugout.

February 15 – Owner’s Box Seats at Wrigley. Sit in the Visiting Owner’s Box at Wrigley Field. Includes transportation and tickets for two on the Amtrak Hiawatha Service.

February 16 – Klement’s Sausage for a Year. Receive a one-year supply of Klement’s sausage products.

February 17 – Club Suite with a Brewers Alum. You and nine guests will sit in a Club Suite for a 2012 home game, complete with food and beverage, and enjoy a visit from a former Brewers player.

February 18 – VIP Luncheon. You and a guest will sit at the head table during the 2011 Season Seat Holder Luncheon in the NYCE Stadium Club with two Brewers players and/or coaches and Brewers executives. Take home an autographed baseball from each player and/or coach.

February 19 – View from the Bullpen. You and five friends will sit in the Brewers bullpen as the Brewers take batting practice prior to a 2012 home game.

February 20 – You in the Brewers Radio Booth. Spend an inning in the Brewers radio booth during a 2012 home game.

February 21 – Signed Opening Day Baseballs. Take home a set of nine baseballs each autographed by a member of the Brewers starting lineup on Opening Day.

February 22 – Signed and Framed NLDS Photo. Receive a signed photo of the celebration following the Brewers NLDS Game 5 win.

February 23 – Turn Back the Clock Pricing. Receive 1982 pricing for your 2013 season tickets.

February 24 – Welcome to the Big Leagues. Sign a one-day Major League contract, complete with full uniform plus one day’s pay at the MLB minimum salary.

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