BRAVOÂ® Card gathered hundreds of kids from the Philadelphia and surrounding area today at the Franklin Mills Mall for a chance to compete in a spectacular traveling version of WHEEL OF FORTUNE 2000, the hot, new CBS television game show for kids. Based on Wheel of Fortune, WHEEL OF FORTUNE 200 will be brought to cities all across the country this Fall by BRAVO Card. The traveling game show offered kids a chance to compete for fabulous prizes including a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood for the whole family.
Part of a 10-city tour (see attached schedule) presented by BRAVO CARD, the WHEEL OF FORTUNE 2000 Mall Tour offered local children, who were randomly chosen from the audience, a chance to win an all-expense-paid vacation to Universal Studios HollywoodÂ® for their whole family. Every child who participated in the games won prizes including mall gift certificates and BRAVO accessories.
The traveling show came complete with a vibrantly-colored, 600 square foot set that featured animated video characters, sound effects and light displays.
The contestants, ages 8-14, earned points — not money — by spinning a wheel to the one on Wheel Of Fortune. The program stays loyal to the immensely successful adult Wheel Of Fortune format, but updates the classic game show by adding interactive, physically-challenging elements for children. The program, which is designed to be both entertaining and educational for children, helps youngsters with a variety of language arts skills, while also providing information and facts about mathematics, history, music, the arts and sports. WHEEL OF FORTUNE 2000 also helps children develop problem-solving skills while learning about healthy competition and sportsmanship.
David Sidoni, host of WHEEL OF FORTUNE 2000 and star of Nickelodean, selected over 70 children to play during the course of the weekend. Assisting Sidoni in the role Vanna White made famous, was stand-in “letter-tuner” Dave Shultz, legendary star of the Philadelphia Flyers.
“BRAVO CARD and WHEEL OF FORTUNE 2000 are a perfect fit,” said Robert E. Wood II, Executive Vice President, NOVUSÂ® Services, Inc. “No other card offers its cardmembers the flexibility to do the fun and exciting things they want to do. And, no other game show is as much fun for families as CBS television’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE 2000.”
As an extension of the event, the first 100 people who brought a minumum of $50 in BRAVO Card receipts from a mall purchase to the BRAVO Card booth received a free, interactive game version of Wheel of Fortune. And, cardmembers who use their BRAVO Card for any purchase from now through November 30, 1997 are automatically entered in a sweepstakes to win a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood. (Cardmembers also can mail receipts to enter the sweepstakes through January 9, 1998)
The BRAVO Card, launched in 1995, offers members two lines of credit: an ACTIVE LINE for everyday purchases, balance transfers or cash advances. And, a RESERVE LINE — a second, separate line of credit of $1000 that allows cardmembers to write checks for $250 or more for bigger purchases. The BRAVO CARD also offers an over-limit protection feature called Approval: Yes! This feature allows cardmembers to make purchases, balance transfers and cash advances that exceed their Active Line credit limit by up to 15%. This feature gives cardmembers a cushion even when they inadvertently go over their Active Line credit limit.
The BRAVO Card, issued by a business unit of Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter, Discover & Co., is a general purpose credit card that is accepted nationwide wherever the NOVUS sign is displayed.Details