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Milwaukee Brewers release balloons as part of "Spring Madness" promotion

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - About 500 balloons were placed throughout Milwaukee overnight.  

The people who find them are getting goodies from the Brewers as part of their upcoming "Spring Madness" promotion, which includes various discounts for three games next week.  

Fans were invited to search around Miller Park and other Milwaukee landmarks for the balloons starting at 5 a.m. 

In past years, the team held scavenger hunts for lawn ornaments of Bernie Brewer and a couple of the Klements' Racing Sausages.

The first year, people hoarded multiple Bernies -- and some tried selling the free characters on E-Bay. The balloons prevent that kind of thing -- and each fan can only claim one voucher.  

Most vouchers are for two free tickets to one of three Brewer games against Pittsburgh next Tuesday through Thursday. A few also had vouchers for larger prizes like a night in a stadium suite, a game-used Brewers' jersey, and autographed baseballs. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)