DALLAS (Feb. 20, 2006) – Greyhound is hitting the road today with its Greyhound Unleashed Spring Break 2006 tour. The Unleashed Greyhound bus, customized by celebrity hip-hop disc jockey Funkmaster Flex, is invading select college campuses as it makes its way to several Florida destinations with a stylish new look and cool prizes.
Before Greyhound hits Florida for Spring Break, customers can register for a chance to win a free trip to Miami at www.Greyhoundunleashed.com. Every Greyhound passenger taking a trip from Feb. 20 to March 19 can register their ticket confirmation number at the Web site for a chance to party with Funkmaster Flex in Miami on April 1 through the “Ride. Win. Party with Flex in South Beach” promotion.
The Greyhound Unleashed Web site features weekly prizes for contest entrants around the country like iPod Nanos, iPod Videos, Circuit City gift cards, custom Flex CDs, Greyhound bus tickets and T-shirts.
“For Spring Break 2006, we are providing 10 customers and their guests round-trip transportation to Miami to party with Funkmaster Flex for an unforgettable weekend,” said Toby Purdy, senior vice president of marketing, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “With the Greyhound Unleashed Spring Break tour, college students can win prizes, check out the new bus and see that Greyhound is not just the affordable option—it is the cool option.”
Funkmaster Flex, who also owns car customization Team Baurtwell, completed customization of the Greyhound Unleashed bus this February. The bus, which debuted at the Third Annual VIBE Awards in Los Angeles last November, features flat panel televisions, an Xbox 360 gaming station, music and much more. Students at each Spring Break spot can tour the bus, test the Xbox 360 at the Circuit City gaming station and win prizes like Circuit City gift cards, iPod Nanos, custom CDs from Flex, t-shirts and travel vouchers.
Greyhound is bringing the Spring Break leg of the Unleashed tour to Florida, hosting VIP parties in Panama City (Spinnaker Beach Club, March 14 and 15), Daytona Beach (March 18 and 19), and Miami (March 31 and April 1). Following Spring Break, Greyhound will continue the Unleashed Tour with the AND1 National Streetball Tour in major cities across America.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,400 destinations with 16,000 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound PackageXpress (GPX), as well as Greyhound Travel Services including: charters, sightseeing and shore services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.