By now it’s clear that Colts’ owner Jim Irsay is the most engaged NFL owner using Twitter. The guy is well-known for his contests that have even gone as far as sending followers to the Super Bowl. But how cool would it be for an NFL owner to send you a case of beer, a signed letter containing a $100 bill and that sweet Colts 2-in-1 visor cap? Yes, Jim Irsay sent one follower a case of PBR this week. That’s the coolest hipster NFL move we’ve ever heard of.
Not that we want to ruin the fun, but Irsay seems to have taken a chance, under UPS or FedEx rules, for shipping beer.
UPS provides service for other alcoholic beverages (beer and alcohol) on a contract basis only. For shipments containing beer or alcohol, shippers must enter into an approved UPS agreement for the transportation of beer or alcohol as applicable, must be licensed and authorized under applicable law to ship beer and alcohol, and may ship only to licensed consignees. UPS does not accept shipments of beer or alcohol for delivery to consumers. UPS accepts shipments of beer or alcohol only among and between selected states.
Only licensed entities may ship alcohol of any type with FedEx. For more information, go to fedex.com/us/wine. Consumers may not ship alcohol.
- Licensee to Licensee. FedEx will accept alcohol shipments (beer, wine and spirits) when both the shipper and recipient are either licensed wholesalers, licensed dealers, licensed distributors, licensed manufacturers or licensed importers, subject to additional requirements and all applicable laws and regulations. Contact your FedEx account executive for complete details.
- Licensee to Consumer. FedEx will accept wine shipments from licensed entities directly to consumers, subject to additional requirements and all applicable laws and regulations. Contact your FedEx account executive for complete details. Shipments of beer or spirits to consumers are prohibited.
- Alcoholic Beverages will not be accepted for shipment to Canadafrom the U.S.
Twitter user NVisionMarketin this week uploaded two photos of his haul for winning one of Jim’s crazy contests.
Legit reason for opening a Twitter account or to just simply follow this guy? We say yes, just because dude will circumvent the shipping rules to award his Twitter followers. Boss move, indeed.