Five "golden tickets" are distributed in copies of the game, each one constituting an entry in a drawing for this replica Michael Jackson glove. Five additional contestants will be awarded entries on the game's Facebook page. Yes, it's a random drawing whose prize is an entry into another random drawing.
The glove is identical in design to a limited number of replicas given to celebrities to autograph and auction on Charity Buzz (the "Experience the Glove" campaign, Ubisoft and the Jackson estate are calling it), with proceeds going to a children's charity of that celebrity's choice. Currently, the only such glove on the site belongs to Whoopi Goldberg -- handily taking care of holiday shopping for that Whoopi Goldberg superfan in your family with the notoriously cold right hand.
UBISOFT® UNVEILS "THE ULTIMATE REWARD" SWEEPSTAKES FOR REPLICA MJ GLOVE TO ACCOMPANY CHARITABLE AUCTION BENEFITING CHILDREN'S CAUSES
SAN FRANCISCO – November 22, 2010 – Today Ubisoft announced it will give away a replica Michael Jackson glove to mark the launch of the Michael Jackson The Experience video game through a unique "golden ticket" style sweepstakes.
Ubisoft worked with the Michael Jackson Estate to create a philanthropic campaign specifically tied to the launch of Michael Jackson The Experience titled, "Experience the Glove." A limited number of replica MJ gloves were created and a select number of artists, athletes and celebrities will each wear the glove and then autograph it before placing it up for auction on CharityBuzz.com. Proceeds will go to various children's charities close to each celebrity's heart in the spirit of Michael Jackson's dedication to children's philanthropic causes.
One glove, however, is being set aside to be awarded to a fan who will take home the ultimate reward. Five "Golden Tickets" have been inserted into Nintendo Wii copies of Michael Jackson The Experience randomly across the U.S. Five additional qualifying entries will be secured through a drawing via the Michael Jackson The Experience Facebook page. These ten qualifying entrants will be entered to win the replica MJ glove.
"Michael Jackson's iconic glove is easily one of the most recognizable and coveted items in the history of music," shared Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft. "We're thrilled and honored to work with the Estate to have these replica gloves made for our 'Experience the Glove' philanthropic campaign and to be able to make one available to the fans is equally exciting. We can't wait to see who wins the glove."
While only one replica MJ glove will be awarded to a lucky winner, fans of Michael Jackson may still own a unique special edition glove that will be included in the initial release of the Wii version of Michael Jackson The Experience. The special edition gloves will only be available at launch, further enhancing the magic felt by the King of Pop's fans as they dance to his greatest hits in environments inspired by his ground-breaking music videos and unforgettable live performances.
For full contest rules and a chance to enter, go to www.michaeljacksontheexperience.com/rules or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/michaeljacksontheexperience