Category Archives: Contest Insurance

With contest insurance from Odds On, you can give consumers, donors or fans the chance to win life-changing prizes, without the risk of payout.

For a small fee based on the size of prize you want to give away, the number of attempts that will be made to win the prize and the likelihood of the event taking place, you can insure almost any contest.  And when there’s a winner, Odds On will be there to pay for the prize!

Big Prize Promos for Super Sunday …

Want to score big with football fans? 

Here are our most popular contests to get in the game:

  1. Reward customers visiting your store with Scoreboard Payoff Pull-tab cards
  2. Give the first 100 people that arrive at your game day party, make a qualifying donation to your charity, or tag you on social media, the chance to score amazing prizes with a giant-prize LUCKY SQUARES football pool.

 Odds On Promotions has dozens of ways to help you make the most of Super Sunday. Call us today for a copy of our Super Sunday Playbook.  

Throwback Thursday: Students Win Cash at Texas A&M

College Station, Texas – With the basketball season underway, we thought today was the perfect time to remind everyone of how exciting a half-court shot contest can be!

At halftime during a Texas A&M women’s basketball game, freshman Ethan Wright nailed an impressive half-court shot in front of a 3,700 plus crowd, scoring $1,000, courtesy of Mountain Dew and paid for by Odds On Promotions.

Wright was randomly selected from the student section during the first half and took his prize-winning shot right before the start of the third quarter.

This was the second half-court shot winner for Texas A&M during the same season. Hunter Prahbu scored $10,000, courtesy of Mountain Dew and paid for by Odds On, during a Men’s game earlier in the school year.  Want to put your business at center court this season?
Email or give us a call today at 888-827-2249.

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.

Baseball Contest Winner Scores $5K in Grand Slam Inning

Athens, Ga. – Congratulations to baseball contest winner Chris Day of Franklinton, N.C., who won $5,000, courtesy of the University of Georgia, and paid for by Odds On Promotions in a Grand Slam Giveaway baseball promotion.

Day, who was randomly selected via program number, won the $5K windfall after University of Georgia baseball player Riley King delivered a game-winning grand slam during the 4th inning of a Saturday baseball game against Vanderbilt.

This is the 7th year that Georgia has run their Grand Slam Giveaway for Saturday games. The University has also used Shutout Games and other promotions to add additional interest and excitement during the college baseball season.

Are you interested in putting your product at center field? Want to have a baseball contest winner of your own? Looking for fun and rewarding ways to increase ticket sales, showcase a key sponsor, or just give your fans another great reason to enjoy game day with you? Want to craft an exciting summer season promotion themed around baseball? Email or give Odds On Promotions a call today at 888-827-2249 or visit our website.

baseball contest winner - chris day