NEW YORK (March 12, 2012) –Today at noon, an all-new, fully equipped 2013 Infiniti JX luxury crossover will be sold to a lucky Gilt.com member for $27,425, half off its retail price of $54,850. The real winner will be Coaches vs. Cancer®, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches, as Gilt.com plans to donate the full retail value of the car to this special organization.
In addition, Infiniti, an official corporate partner of NCAA Men's Basketball and the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, is partnering with Gilt to offer a limited number of luxury VIP hotel and ticket packages to attend the final rounds of the NCAA Tournament, including exclusive tickets and VIP experiences, through Gilt travel site, Jetsetter. The sale of packages begins today at 12:00 p.m. EST, coinciding with the tournament's "Bracket Monday," and lasts 60 hours. Sales are on a first-come, first-served basis, with details and restrictions available at www.gilt.com/infiniti.
"From the brand of inspired performance to a game changer in luxury online shopping, the exclusive partnership with the Gilt Groupe is the perfect way to kick off sales of the inspired all-new 2013 Infiniti JX, while also bringing another sizeable donation to help fund cancer research," said Infiniti Americas Vice President, Ben Poore. "Infiniti will donate more than $700,000 to Coaches vs. Cancer this year with the help of passionate fans."
"Gilt's unique partnership with Infiniti is a natural extension for both brands as our customers equally value style, sophistication, and quality products," said Andy Page, President, Gilt Groupe. "We're thrilled to donate to Coaches vs. Cancer, and support their important awareness and advocacy programs. Providing our members the opportunity to purchase this beautiful new car and one-of-a-kind NCAA experiences at such a great value was a perfect way for Gilt to show its support of the cause and inspire our customers."
Launching on Monday, March 12th at 12 p.m. ET, and lasting only 60 hours, the March Madness sale includes:
• Packages to each of the Second, Third, Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds. Each package includes two game tickets and a two-night hotel stay in the city of play. Prices vary by city and date and from $800-$1,350.
• Four VIP Packs to the Final Four and Championship games, each of which includes two tickets to each of the games in New Orleans (total of three games), a four-night stay at The Ritz Carlton, dinners by acclaimed Chef John Besh and Iron Chef Marc Forgione, drinks from a top mixologist at Club 44, and a meal with a coaching legend. Package is $2,995
• Two Final Four Ultimate VIP Packs with lower, 100-level seating at the Tournament. Also includes a $100 Jetsetter credit. Package is $3,500.
The sale of the all-new JX also launches at 12 p.m. ET on March 12th. Infiniti's latest creation offers a vibrant symphony of both luxury and style, highlighted by the new Infiniti design language direction, as well as a suite of personal luxury accommodations. Along with its standout styling and craftsmanship, the breakthrough JX design offers excellent legroom in all three rows, ample cargo room behind the 3rd row, and an innovative middle seat design that provides entry to the 3rd row without removing the 2nd row child seat.
The JX also continues Infiniti's tradition of developing world's first technologies, adding a new feature, Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), to the currently available Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI) system. With this technology, when the transmission is in reverse, the JX will help the driver detect crossing vehicles and objects behind the JX and, if necessary, the system can automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision.
For more information or to visit the sale please visit www.gilt.com/infiniti beginning on Monday, March 12th at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Infiniti offers a full line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.
About Gilt Groupe, Inc.
Gilt Groupe, www.gilt.com, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise, culinary offerings, and experiences every day, many at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men and children; home décor; artisanal ingredients; hotels and travel experiences on every continent; and unique activities in a growing list of cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.
About Coaches vs. Cancer
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities and advocacy programs. Since 1993, the initiative has raised more than $80 million dollars to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer literacy, advocate for public health policies and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. To learn more, visit coachesvscancer.org
Jetsetter.com is a travel community that provides members with hand-selected experiences, verified by experts. From hotels to homes, tours to trip planning, Jetsetter offers exclusive deals and insider advice you won't find elsewhere. Each vacation featured on the site has been hand-selected by a team of curators and personally verified by a Jetsetter correspondent. Jetsetters can browse offerings on sale in flash at prices up to 50 percent off; or peruse Jetsetter 24/7, a collection of more than 500 hotels, resorts and vacation homesavailable 365 days a year at Jetsetter-exclusive prices. Jetsetter correspondents are available for private consultations through the Personal Travel Planning Service. Jetsetter apps are available for the iPhone and iPad. For more information, visit www.Jetsetter.com.
Caitlyn Carpanzano, Gilt Groupe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-524-9380
Ray Daniels, Infiniti Product Communications, email@example.com, 615-725-1449
Kellie Pelletier, Jetsetter, firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-514-5851