My son, Jude, is the world’s biggest Star Wars fan. Well, wait. That’s a big claim considering some of the Star Wars fans out there. Ok, he’s at least the world’s biggest 5-year-old Star Wars fan. He’s watched the movies countless times, he visits the 501st Legion every year at the Motor City Comic Con (as seen in this post), he watches the cartoons, and my god, he has toys out the wazoo. Last year, I even went so far as to make a stormtrooper costume for Halloween because in his mind a simple store-bought stormtrooper would NOT do. We spend the drive to and from school discussing why Anakin was overcome by the dark side, why it’s good to be a Jedi, why Boba Fett (his favorite) was a bounty hunter and how he doesn’t think that Boba was necessarily BAD, per se, but misunderstood. Needless to say, the boy loves Star Wars.
Posts tagged ‘Fathead’
As a native Detroiter I love seeing good news about the Motor City. Detroit has taken its fair share of knocks lately, but Dan Gilbert’s decision to move Quicken Loans downtown has infused some hope into those who love the city. Quicken Loans’ story was featured in today’s Detroit News, framing a positive outlook for the company and its new hometown.
Fulfilling his promise to move Quicken Loans and associated businesses downtown, Gilbert is pushing against much of mainstream thought that Detroit is too far gone to be welcoming environment for any corporation. And for those that know Gilbert, he is all about keeping his word.
We've got a BIG announcement! Literally…
You may have already heard that Quicken Loans will be moving to downtown Detroit this year. But if you somehow missed the message, we hope that this GIANT BILLBOARD will make it clear. We're Quicken Loans and we're coming to Detroit!
VISA gift cards! Fatheads! Free credit reports! One miiiiiiiiiiillion dollars (in my very best Dr. Evil voice)!
Do I sound like a bad email holed up in your Spam box? I'm not. I'm for real.
All that too-good-to-be-true stuff and more are coming from our cool new sweepstakes, "Unlock Your Inner Millionaire." And I mean, you already knew that the only place on the web to get a free credit report and score is from our partners at Quizzle. DUH!
Since I hate reinventing the wheel, copying here the PR Web Release of what the "Unlock Your Inner Millionaire" sweepstakes is all about, complete with a quote from our new CMO, Stu Davis.
Check it & go try to win a million dollars!
Quicken Loans today announced the launch of a new sweepstakes – "Unlock Your Inner Millionaire," which offers visitors the opportunity to win $1 million. Consumers interested in refinancing or purchasing a home can visit the site between October 1 and December 31, 2009 to enter.
The game, which is played entirely online, asks visitors to www.Quickenloans.com to select one of three keys then try to unlock the door of a number of homes for your chance to win. In addition to the $1 million grand prize, entrants can win other great rewards such as $2,000 Visa gift cards and hundreds of instant-win gift cards from Fathead, Xeko, Target and Amazon.com.
“The Unlock Your Inner Millionaire" sweepstakes is a great way to have a little fun, and potentially win some money, while also taking steps to make sure that you aren’t paying more for your home than you need,” said Stuart Davis, Quicken Loans’ Chief Marketing Officer. “The QuickenLoans.com Web site also offers consumers a number of tools to help understand their current mortgages, calculators for determining how much home they can responsibly afford, and news resources offering commentary on the latest trends in home finance.”
Visitors to the site can also choose to have a banker contact them about their mortgage and receive information on obtaining a free credit score and report through www.Quizzle.com.
The Price is Right: Quicken Loans family companies Cleveland Cavaliers and Fathead get in on the gameMonday, April 13, 2009
Ever hear of The Price is Right? It’s only the most successful game show in TV history, with a 30+ year run on CBS! The show is now hosted by Cleveland native and REAL.BIG. Cleveland sports fan Drew Carey!
Well, our Quicken Loans siblings over at Fathead and the Cleveland Cavaliers worked their magic, coming up with an amazing Fathead and Cleveland Cavaliers prize package that will be featured on The Price is Right not just once, but twice, in the next few weeks!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14th, lucky contestants will play for the opportunity to win the Fathead/Cavaliers package as the coveted Showcase Showdown! The package includes: an all expense paid trip to Cleveland to watch the Cavs in the NBA Play Offs from courtside seats (plus behind-the-scenes tours), two Fathead XZipit luxury recliners with favorite team logos, a pair of LeBron James Fathead wall graphics, Fathead PDA skins, memorabilia and much more!
Then, in an episode airing on MAY 5th, during the NBA playoffs, contestants have a chance to win it again. Yep, Drew had so much fun with it the first time, they decided to tape a second episode … the second one also will feature Drew Carey having some Fathead fun during half-time at The Q!
Check your local TV listings to determine the time and CBS station it will air on in your area: http://www.tvguide.com/.
Full disclosure here – Fathead is a sister company of Quicken Loans, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't write about them even if they weren't.
The thing is, Fatheads are cool. And we like cool stuff.
And the ESPN article has already spun off a follow-up article about NBA and MLB superstars that are denied Fathead status – guys like Shaq. Shaq is not a Fathead. Woah.
Anyway, enjoy the short reads and go get yourself a Fathead to put on your mancave (or your man's mancave) wall. Or wherever you want. Put that Fathead up and be proud.
You've earned it!
George Vlosich, the worlds greatest Etch-A-Sketch artist, is back with another REALLY cool Etch-A-Sketch, this time of Pres-elect Barack Obama.
Tell your friends you heard about it here on the Quicken Loans DIFF first. This could be another big one. The LeBron James Etch-A-Sketch video that George created in 2007 for the NBA finals got over 2 million views on YouTube.
In conjunction with the video, Quicken Loans sister company Fathead is offering 10% OFF and FREE SHIPPING on the Obama Fathead wall graphic. Go to http://www.fathead.com/obama and enter: ETCH to get the discounts.
Enjoy the video. It really is cool. George has some serious Etch-A-Sketch skills!