April 16, 2010 09:37 ET Reignites College Basketball Tourney Excitement by Extending "Cigar Madness" Discounts Through April

Online Cigar Shop Celebrates Brackets Challenge Success With Great Deals on Premium Cigars

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) -  Online cigar shop is reigniting the excitement of its 3rd Annual "Cigar Madness" College Basketball Brackets Challenge by extending its special basketball tournament discount through the month of April.

To take advantage of the discount, CigarsDirect customers should use the promo code "Baller" to save an additional 15 percent on what are already the best priced cigars and cigar accessories on the Web.

This year's "Cigar Madness" brackets challenge was the largest yet, with nearly 1,000 college basketball fans and cigar aficionados competing on the Web site. The winner was Richard Garrett of Olathe, Kansas, who took home a 2009 Opus X Fuente Charity Box (22 count) valued at $1,195.00.

In all, the top 12 point earners in the brackets competition won premium cigars ranging in value from $50 to the $1,195 grand prize. The 2nd place winner received a sealed box of Opus X Fuente cigars, while 3rd place took home a sealed box of Anejo #77 Sharks. The 4th place winner received a sealed box of Padron 1926 Anniversary No.35 Maduro, and so on.

Even participants who came up short in the brackets challenge (i.e., earned "close but no cigar" status) enjoyed a 15 percent discount on all products purchased during the basketball tournament.

Now that college basketball season is over, CigarsDirect is determined to keep the excitement going well into Spring by extending its special "Cigar Madness" discount.

The CigarsDirect "Cigar Madness" Brackets Challenge is an annual event. Stay tuned to for information about next year's Challenge, as well as other promotions throughout the year. 

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