EUGENE, Ore. --You've heard the ad slogan, "What would you do for a Klondike bar?"
But what about tickets to see the Oregon Ducks play in the BCS college football championship game?
Some people would do just about anything to get a bite of the excitement.
“Every possible connection I have is exhausted,” said Nichol Brown, an 2000 UO graduate who already has her flight and lodging in Glendale, Arizona.
“I’m flying down," she said, "but without a game ticket.”
She event went straight to the Tostitos Bowl BCS sponsors.
“I researched all their corporate sponsors and all of their corporate heads and sent them all personalized letters,” said Brown, who made her own homemade Duck-themed stationary for the letters.
A rising price tag for tickets is forcing fans to find other options.
Consider season ticket holder Ryan Tucker, who claims to have missed only one game in the last 12 years.
Tucker owns Sunsational Tanning and Salon in Eugene and figured rather then spend several thousand dollars on tickets, why not trade for seats by offering a lifetime of free tanning services for tickets to the big game?
“How extreme do we need to go?” said Tucker. “We thought if we do a big splash idea, whether it's a year, or a couple years, if we're going to do it, let's make it worth somebody's while.”
Tucker said the sign offering the deal has generated over two dozen comments from salon patrons every day - and he’s received a number of ticket offers.
So who’s getting the biggest bang for their buck?
“It's a real good deal,” said Tucker. “From a dollar standpoint, it's (worth) thousands and thousands of dollars.”
Beyond free tanning, fans are offering condo rentals, fishing trips, even catering. And that’s only on Craigslist.
“For BCS tickets I would go to somebody’s house and give them their own private, personal concert," said Duck fan and pianist David Nevue. "In their living room, on their own piano, for all their close family and friends.”
Nevue said his son hasn’t had the opportunity to go to a Ducks game. He hopes a BCS experience could start a lofty standard.
But if that’s still not enough, what about a live performance by the Rocket Man?
“These could be yours,” said Scott Little, referencing his Elton John tickets inside his Eugene area Farmers Insurance office, “if you've got some national championship tickets.”
Of course, at $77 dollars a ticket, Littlejohn said he will have to kick in more than just tickets.
“Oh man, I don't have any kids so I can't give away those,” joked the insurance agent.
“I’m good at manual labor,” Littlejohn said. “I would give someone a really huge hug.”