Monday, March 3, 2014

For all you young skaters out there...

...this is what a 14 percent increase in your ticket package cost looks like.

March 3, 2014
Dear [me],

Thank you for your support as a Columbus Blue Jackets Quarter Season Plan Holder. We are grateful for the commitment and investment you have made in our organization and hope that you have enjoyed watching our team as it has grown over the past two seasons. Under the leadership of John Davidson, Jarmo Kekalainen and Todd Richards, our team has earned a reputation as one of the NHL's most hard-working and tenacious teams and your presence has made Nationwide Arena a very difficult place for visiting teams to play.

While we are looking forward to a March to the Playoffs over the final 22 games of this season, we have also begun planning for the 2014-15 campaign, which will be highlighted by our hosting the 2015 NHL All-Star Celebration next January 24-25. We are very excited to give you the opportunity to see the NHL's greatest players and provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. This marquee event will include a number of special attractions including a FanFair and Skills Competition and of course highlighted by the game itself. As a Quarter Season Plan Holder you have the opportunity to guarantee your place at one of the most prestigious sporting events ever held in Central Ohio.

To that end, we are providing you with information regarding the renewal of your Quarter Season Plan for next year. We remain committed to providing you with significant savings vs. single game ticket prices and exclusive privileges not offered to the general public in recognition of your loyalty and commitment to our team. As is outlined below, you have the opportunity to take advantage of a special early renewal discount by renewing your season tickets by Monday, March 31.

If you renew by March 31, you receive a number of valuable early-renewal benefits including:

Lock in the Absolute Lowest Prices That Will Be Offered On Your Ticket Plan for the 2014-15 Season
Your Price If You Renew By March 31: $924
Your Price Effective April 1: $968 
Savings If You Renew By March 31: $44

Guarantee Seats for the 2015 All-Star Game – Quarter Season Plan Holders without a PSL who renew their tickets now for the 2014-15 season will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase two (2) tickets for either the 60th NHL All-Star Game OR NHL All-Star Skills Competition, based upon availability and account priority. This is truly the best way to guarantee your seats for one of these events. Each event has sold out annually with priority given to the host city's season ticket holders, sponsors and suite holders as well as the League's corporate partners.

Chance to Win Over 500 Great Prizes – Renew now and you'll have the opportunity to win a number of great prizes including trips to the Stanley Cup Finals, NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas, 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia, tickets to special events during the 2015 All-Star Celebration, $250 in Fan Bucks, the opportunity to have your tickets delivered by a Blue Jackets player or coach and much more. Prizes will be awarded every day from Thursday, March 6 – Monday, March 31. The earlier you renew the more chances you have to win! You must renew your tickets online using your My Blue Jackets Account to be eligible to win prizes.

Flexible Payment Options – Four (4) options are available, including our Interest Free Monthly Payment Plan. Renew now and extend your payments over the next 12 months.

I would also encourage you to consider upgrading to a full or half season ticket plan for next year. With the continued improvement of our team, the prospect of playoff games at Nationwide Arena this season and the excitement about the 2015 NHL All Star Celebration coming to Columbus, our season ticket base continues to grow and we expect this trend to continue. Now is the time to lock up the very best seat locations for years to come. In addition, full season ticket holders receive the lowest prices available on Stanley Cup Playoff tickets. If you place a deposit for a full season plan now, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the special full season ticket holder playoff pricing for all potential Stanley Cup Playoff games at Nationwide Arena this season. Also, full and half season plan holders receive the opportunity to purchase the same number of tickets on their account for both the NHL All-Star Game AND NHL All-Star Skills Competition. If you are interested in upgrading to a full or half season plan, please click here or contact your personal Blue Jackets representative who can provide you with more information.

Please take a few minutes to visit our Season Ticket Renewal Webpage at which will provide you with complete details on all of the above and much more.

You may renew your season tickets online, by phone, by mail or in person. Simply follow the instructions provided on the Season Ticket Renewal Webpage. If you have any questions, please contact your personal Blue Jackets representative [new ticket rep] at [number] today.

In October 2012, we began a new journey that promised a "brick-by-brick" approach to building a winner the right way with an emphasis on character, skill, commitment and work ethic. While we have already begun to see results, our work for you continues. This is an exciting time for all of us who are Blue Jackets and we look forward to continuing the journey with you. Again, thank you for the investment you have made as a Quarter Season Plan Holder. We are grateful for your support.


Mike Priest

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