Author Archives: Kristen Carter

About Kristen Carter

Kristen Carter is the Marketing Coordinator for Odds On Promotions and their sister company, Hole In One International. She held this position from 2011 to 2013, then returned to the company in 2016. Kristen assists with email marketing, blog posts, social media, video editing/production, web content management and more for both companies.

Golf Putting Winner Scores $5K at NKU Basketball Game

Wishing you were watching Tiger Woods instead of Tiger King? Well, you’re in luck! Because we’ve got a can’t miss golf putting winner video for you!

See how golf putting winner Michael Meier of Edgewood, Ky nailed an impressive 94-foot putt and won $5,000, courtesy of Barleycorn’s, and paid for by Odds On Promotions.

Golf Putting Winner - Michael Meier

Meier won the prize at half-time during the Northern Kentucky University men’s homecoming basketball game after he was randomly selected via a registration form, to participate in the Barleycorn’s $5,000 putting contest. He nailed the shot, sending the entire arena into a frenzy and landing the substantial cash prize.

“I have been watching the contestants over the last couple of years and many have gotten so close. The hardwood is so much faster than an actual green so everything has to be in perfect alignment to sink it,” noted Joe Heil, Barleycorn’s owner and longtime NKU Norse basketball sponsor. “This putt had the speed and the accuracy. It was thrilling to watch!”

Are you looking forward to getting back to business? Email or give us a call today to find out how we can help you make the most of your “grand re-opening” for as little as $500. Or, ask us how you can have a chance to have your own golf putting winner!

Half-Court Shot Winner at Seton Hall Nets $10K

South Orange, NJ – Congratulations to half-court shot winner Zachery DeMetro who recently won $10,000 courtesy of Seton Hall University, and paid for by Odds On Promotions, in a half-time basketball contest. Check out DeMetro’s prize-winning shot!

half-court shot winner Zachary DeMetro

DeMetro won the big bucks after he was randomly selected via raffle ticket to participate in the half-court shot contest, which took place at half-time during the women’s basketball game against Princeton. After making the prize-winning shot, the fans in Walsh Gymnasium erupted while DeMetro took a few laps around the court, getting hugs and high-fives from staff, students, and the school’s mascot.

According to Matthew Westphal, a marketing graduate student who helped to organize and run the contest, “It was very exciting to have a winner. We hold these contests primarily for our students and they add to the overall game experience. We’ve worked with Linda at Odds On for a variety of programs – including our Morning Madness events. The claims process was straight-forward, and everything went very smoothly.”

Interested in finding out how Odds On Promotions can help you maximize sports sponsorship opportunities, engage your audience, drive traffic and close more sales in any venue? Want to market into the excitement surrounding the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament? Thinking about sponsoring or running big prize basketball contest at your next game? Want to have a half-court shot winner of your own? Email or give us a call today at 888-827-2249 or visit our website.

basketball bracket

It’s not too late for a big-prize basketball promotion! Give your customers the chance to win up to $1,000,000 with one of Odds On’s Bracket Challenge Contests. Whether you want to give everyone the chance to correctly predict all the winners of the first two rounds (48 correct), or give them the chance to win $1,000,000 for correctly predicting 63 out of 63 games, Odds On has a bracket promotion for you.

Contact us today for more info and pricing.

On-Field Promotion Insured by Mountain Mike’s Pizza a Huge Success!

Newport Beach, Calif. – Mountain Mike’s Pizza recently gave football and pizza fans the chance to score $49,000, paid for by Odds On Promotions, in an online to on-field Kick for Cash football skills promotion.

on-field promotion

To activate their sponsorship as the Official Pizza of the San Francisco 49ers, as well as drive online and in-store traffic, Mountain Mike’s Pizza gave their customers a chance to win $49,000, paid for by Odds On Promotions, in a field goal kick contest at Levi’s Stadium at halftime during a game against the Green Packers on November 24.

To get a shot at kicking for cash in front a stadium of 70K football fans and winning a VIP game day experience, fans visited the company’s website from September 17 through October 24 and on October 24, a lucky finalist was randomly chosen.|

According to Brian Bartolo, Vice President of db&m Media, the media agency for Mountain Mike’s that helped craft the sponsorship activation program, “Even though the Kick-It with Mountain Mike’s finalist didn’t quite nail the 40-yard grand prize field goal kick, Mountain Mike’s didn’t let him go home empty handed. They awarded him with a $1,000 consolation prize on the field!”

“In our second year as the official pizza partner of the San Francisco 49ers, we wanted to get fans involved in something fun and potentially life-changing with one lucky individual scoring the chance to win $49,000,” says Jim Metevier, President and COO of Mountain Mike’s Pizza, LLC. “Guests have been coming to Mountain Mike’s for over 40 years with friends and family to cheer on their favorite sports teams, and we’re thrilled to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that even the most diehard football fans can get excited about.”

In addition to the “Kick It with Mountain Mike’s” sweepstakes, the brand launched a deal at the start of the season where pizza fans score 49 percent off any large one-topping pizza whenever the 49ers score. This offer is going on all season long at participating Mountain Mike’s locations and applies to both home and away games.

The promotion generated 10K sweepstakes website visits and over 3200 entries.

Want to learn more about using giant-prize contests to activate sponsorships and put your brand at center field, center court or center ice? Looking for more way to market into the excitement surrounding any sporting event? Email or give Odds On a call today at 888-827-2249.

Half Court Shot Promotion Winner Scores $10K, Impresses the Pros

Storrs, Conn. – Imagine the pressure of taking a half-court shot at half-time during a big UConn Women’s basketball game. Now imagine making that shot in front of not only Rebecca Lobo, but Kobe Bryant too. Well, that’s exactly what half court shot promotion winner Asher Iglesia, a full-time student at UConn, did last March. Check out Iglesia’s prize-winning shot!

Half Court Shot Promotion Winner - Asher Iglesia

Iglesia, who was a track and field athlete in high school, won the $10,000 courtesy of Wells Fargo, and paid for by Odds On Promotions, in a half-court shot contest that took place during the women’s basketball game at Gampel Pavilion between the UConn Huskies and Houston Cougars.  And, this wasn’t just “any” basketball game – it was the game at which UConn retired the jersey of Rebecca Lobo.

Iglesia learned about the promotion, which was designed as a student sports loyalty reward program, via email. The more games a student attended, the more chances they got to be selected for a chance to make the prize-winning shot.  After nailing the shot from half-court, Iglesia put his track and field skills to the test, running around the court in celebration.

Give us a call today at 888-827-2249 or send us an email to learn more about the many ways Odds On Promotions can help you get into the game of rewarding customer loyalty and showcasing your brand in any setting, including (but not limited to) a half court shot promotion.

Football Contest Winner Scores $10K at Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Va. – Congratulations to football contest winner Ramy Yousef who won $10,000 this September, paid for by Odds On Promotions, in a Pass, Punt and Kick contest at Virginia Tech.

Football Contest Winner - Ramy Yousef

Check out Yousef’s amazing pass, punt and prize-winning kick!

Yousef was one of five contestants randomly selected from the student section, via a “lucky seat” drawing, to participate in the half-time contest during a game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Furman Paladins.

The Pass, Punt and Kick contest began behind the endzone with all five students passing the football. The three students that threw the ball the furthest, then got the chance to punt the football. After the punt, Yousef, whose punt went the furthest, got the chance to go for the big payday: a shot at making the $10K prize-winning field goal kick.

Want to have a possible football contest winner of your own? Email or give Odds On Promotions a call at 888-827-2249 to learn more about how you can engage fans, entertain a crowd, or showcase your business or cause in any venue.