Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced merchandising partnerships with GameStop, Costco Wholesale and Best Buy to support the Call of Duty Endowment's nationwide work to help veterans find high-quality careers after military service. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161114005506/en/
Costco's limited edition dog tags are packaged with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition (Photo: Business Wire)Participating GameStop and Best Buy stores will offer an exclusive limited edition Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare "Jackal" bottle opener - sold separately from the game for $6.99 - that comes with a redemption code for an exclusive "Retro Jackal" in-game calling card, which is redeemable in Infinite Warfare's multiplayer mode. Costco will sell exclusive, limited edition dog tags packaged with the Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition in its U.S. stores. All Activision profits from sales of the bottle openers and dog tags will go directly to preparing veterans to reenter the job market. "Unemployment and underemployment are very serious issues for our veterans," said Steve Young, Activision's Chief Revenue Officer. "Employment provides much-needed stability for our veterans, particularly as they transition from military to civilian life. We are grateful that GameStop, Costco and Best Buy know the value veterans bring to the workplace and are partnering with us once again. Together, we will honor our nation's veterans by helping them secure meaningful careers. Activision profits from these sales will go directly to getting vets back to work." Costco, GameStop, and Best Buy have each worked with the Endowment for more than four years, and these partnerships have to-date directly funded the placement of more than 5,000 veterans into high-quality jobs.