|By PR Newswire||
|September 3, 2013 08:45 AM EDT||
DALLAS, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising up over Lake Carolyn in Irving, Texas, teams from throughout the region and around the country will compete in the first ever National Red Bull Flugtag DFW. The Fuel Rewards Network™ (FRN) program is proud to have its Team Fuel Fairy chosen as one of 33 teams set to compete in this fun, wild, and crazy, one-of-a-kind event.
The FRN™ program helps consumers save money on their fuel purchases simply by shopping and dining through thousands of participating retailers, restaurants and online merchants. And this summer, the FRN program announced their mission to help Americans save one billion dollars on fuel. Taking part in an event such as the National Red Bull Flugtag is a perfect way for the FRN team to spread their savings message to the world as they attempt to take flight.
"Excentus is proud to support the Fuel Rewards Network's Team Fuel Fairy in their quest to win the Flugtag contest," said Dickson Perry, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Excentus, provider of the FRN program. "Team Fuel Fairy's innovative air-worthy craft design aligns perfectly with our core mission of fueling the economy and saving our consumers money at the pump. This event provides us with a tremendous platform to spread awareness about the FRN program and engage with our consumers in a fun and unique way."
Red Bull Flugtag, which translates to "flying day" in German, focuses on creative energy and engineering prowess as competitors design and build homemade flying machines that they will pilot off a 30-foot high deck. The goal is to not only achieve the greatest distance before splashing into the water, but also to display creativity and showmanship in the process.
Red Bull Flugtag has taken place worldwide for 12 years, entertaining more than 500,000 people annually. The first Red Bull Flugtag took place in 1991 in Vienna, Austria while the first U.S. Red Bull Flugtag was produced October 2002 in San Francisco. Since then, Red Bull Flugtag has landed in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Portland, Long Beach, Baltimore, Cleveland, Tempe, Nashville, Tampa, the Twin Cities and Philadelphia.
Team Fuel Fairy is led by five FRN program employees who are building a flying fuel nozzle, affectionately called the "Nozzlider." Their goal is not just to compete, but to win the entire Flugtag competition. Sharing their message of saving on fuel while outdistancing the competition is what these five wildly imaginative FRN employees have focused on with their Nozzlider.
"Our passion for flying, and free gas, is what brought the five of us together to design and build the Noz and compete in this year's incredible Red Bull Flugtag," said Ticla Wilson, one of the employees working on their (semi) secret Nozzlider. "We work in different departments but share the same passions, and since our company is dedicated to saving Americans one billion dollars on fuel, we couldn't be prouder of setting out on a flying fuel nozzle this September. After all, what says 'fuel savings' better than that?"
Teams have three months to complete their flying, human-powered crafts, culminating with National Red Bull Flugtag DFW. A panel of celebrity judges has been recruited to rank and rate each team's performance across three categories: flying distance, creativity, and showmanship.
Flying machines must follow strict engineering guidelines such as 20-foot maximum length, 28-foot maximum wing span, 10-foot maximum height, and it can weigh no more than 400 pounds, with the pilot on board.
To follow Team Fuel Fairy's progress, find them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TeamFuelFairy), Twitter (www.twitter.com/teamfuelfairy), Instagram (www.instagram.com/teamfuelfairy#), or YouTube (www.youtube.com/teamfuelfairy). To learn more about the Fuel Rewards Network™ program and to start saving on fuel today, visit fuelrewards.com.
The Fuel Rewards Network™ program is owned and operated by Excentus Corporation. Excentus Corporation is the creator of and patent-holder for marketing programs and services that utilize price roll-down discounts at the pump as the ultimate consumer reward. Excentus has spent more than 15 years developing and perfecting the Fuel Rewards Network™ program's technology and program features to make it easy for consumers to save money on fuel and convenient for businesses to build loyalty and create value for customers. The growing Fuel Rewards Network™ program provides members with the opportunity to earn free fuel simply by purchasing the things they normally would from more than 1,400 retail locations, nearly 700 online merchants, and 10,000+ restaurants, and redeeming their rewards at participating fuel stations across the country. To date, Excentus has helped more than 10 million consumers save hundreds of millions of dollars on fuel. Excentus currently holds nine patents on the technology behind the cents per gallon model and licenses various uses of its patent portfolio to provide private-label fuel discount programs through its business unit, Centego II, LLC. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Excentus was founded in 1996 and is a privately held company with more than 200 employees. For more information please visit www.excentus.com.
Suzi LeBeau Ellis
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