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Mercury Insurance Gives Sooners Fans Chance to Win a Bowl Trip

Insurance carrier offers free music downloads to all eligible entrants. Winner to see Sooners play bowl game in person

With the University of Oklahoma football team enjoying a Top 10 season, Sooner fans have good reason to be excited about their team. And now the news gets even better, as Mercury Insurance announced that the insurer is giving away a trip to see the team play its bowl game live and in person.

One lucky winner will receive a trip for two to the big game, including airfare, hotel and two tickets -- no matter which game or where it's played -- and Mercury Insurance will pick up the tab.

"Sooner football is rich in tradition and history and we're proud to be a part of that," said Erik Thompson, director of advertising for Mercury Insurance Group. "This sweepstakes is going to make someone very happy, which is what Mercury has been doing for our customers for more than 45 years."

In addition to the bowl trip, everyone who enters will receive a free Sooners collectible music card redeemable for five free music downloads, as well as the chance to win a special gameday VIP ticket package to an upcoming Sooners home game.

To enter the contest and learn more, fans should go The promotion is open to licensed Oklahoma drivers over the age of 18. There is no obligation and no purchase is necessary.

The Sooners have been ranked in the top 10 of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings all season. At the completion of the college football regular season, the top teams will be invited to bowl games played around the nation. Those teams that finish atop the BCS standings will play in one of five BCS bowl games, with the top two playing in the 2009 BCS national championship game, to be held in Miami on Thursday, January 8, 2009.

About Mercury Insurance

Founded in 1962, Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization offering predominantly personal automobile and homeowners insurance through a network of independent agents and brokers in California, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, New York, Georgia, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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CONTACT: Coby King, +1-213-486-6560, ext. 319, or Melissa Spraul,
+1-213-486-6560, ext. 313, both of MWW Group, for Mercury Insurance Group; or
Erik Thompson of Mercury Insurance, 1-661-291-6435

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