The folks at the Electronic Consumer Association have partnered with Red Bull to give folks free one year ECA memberships. All you need to do is go to the Red Bull website
and offer up some personal info and you're good to go (it's on the right side of the page, and you have to click on the "Are you game, join the ECA on Us link).
include discounts at ThinkGeek, Direct2Drive, Xbox Live, and a few other perks like online communities and a nightly newsletter. A one year membership normally costs $19.99 so this isn't too bad of a deal.
RED BULL AND THE ECA LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM FOR GAMERS
1-Year of FREE ECA Membership Provided to People who Subscribe on RedBullUSA.com
WILTON, CT – May 24, 2011 – The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA), the non-profit membership organization that represents gamers, today announced that one year of ECA membership is being offered for free, with no credit card required for activation, to individuals who sign up through the Red Bull Gaming homepage. With free membership into the organization, members can begin instantly enjoying the numerous affinity benefits, educational resources and advocacy efforts that are provided to the ECA community. The ECA and Red Bull Gaming will continue to introduce exciting new programs and events that will be announced in the coming months.
“Working together with Red Bull Gaming and their team of professional gamers is a natural fit for us,” said Heather Ellertson, ECA Vice President of Marketing. “Our goal at the ECA is to constantly expand our voice to video game consumers in new and unique ways, and we are extremely grateful for companies and brands like Red Bull who endorse our message and help us spread the word.”
“I think it’s a great opportunity for gamers to stay updated on happenings in this industry,” said Michael “Flamesword” Chaves, Red Bull professional gamer. “The ECA benefits gamers in many ways and by providing free access to their newsletter, gamers everywhere can stay in the know on what’s happening in their world.”
For a full list of ECA partnerships and membership benefits, to learn how to become a member, or to find out more about the organization, go to: www.theECA.com