You have heard of people threatening to give their right arm for a coveted sports ticket, but what about cutting up their credit cards?
That scheme worked for a loyal Notre Dame fan and helped him secure two tickets to tonight's BCS National Championship game against Alabama.
Dan Scaminace, a 2005 Notre Dame alum, was trying to figure out how to get tickets when he was paying his Discover credit card bill. He noticed that the game was sponsored by Discover and his creativity took over.
He begged Discover for two tickets. He promised that he would cut up all his other credit cards and transfer those balances to his Discover card. But he went farther, saying he would put a Discover tattoo on his arm, name his first born child "Discover" and donate his cash back bonuses to charity.
A week later, Scaminace had two tickets, as well as two airline tickets and a hotel for him and his fiancée, Corynn Koch. They plan an August wedding.
"My fiancée jokes that I'm more excited about the game than about our wedding," Scaminace told the Miami Herald. "She wasn't really a fan before, but now she's caught the Notre Dame spirit."
Discover representatives said Scaminace didn't have to get a real tattoo, but he did get a fake one to show his gratitude.