How much is an iPad2? And how much was it last year
I think its manufacturer's price when factored in, not retail price, so probably around $400. That is how bowls can get away with more expensive things, by using the manufacturer's value.
I also remember when the Orange Bowl was the only bowl to do the gift suite, now everyone does it
In 2009 when we went to the Fiesta Bowl we had the gift suite, and they rented out a room at the school and put out all the gifts we could choose from. Each gift had a point value, each point was worth about $50. The 8-point items were a big boom box and a 26 inch Sony HDTV for example. I ended up getting the 7 point PS3 and the 1 point iPod Alarm Clock.
Even then, we still got a watch, a game football and some clothes after that.
And for the Rose Bowl in 2010, it was the same thing all over again. The Gift Suite, but only 6 points instead of 8, so I picked the 6 point leather recliner chair. We also got a watch, game football, and box framed mini helmet with a team photo in it.