Odyssea Watersports enjoys offering contests and giveaways throughout the year for their customers and fans. It is one of their ways to give back and show appreciation for all the love and support over the years.Being able to interact with the fans in a fun and exciting way during the off-season to stay connected.
In past years, we mostly gave away Odyssea Swag. Sometimes we would give away a jet ski or pontoon boat rental, but this year we wanted to do something bigger and more unique. Our goal was to get our fans excited even though our season was over, and that’s where the “Yeti Cooler” giveaway began!
Thanks to the generosity of businesses throughout Ocean City, this year we’ve been able to give away thousands of dollars of Ocean City-related prizes, all packed neatly into one Yeti cooler for one lucky winner.
Here’s how it all started…
Justin was prepping for his road trip to North Carolina last Thanksgiving. He stopped at Odyssea along the way to pick up some ice to throw in the Yeti cooler for the ride.
That’s when the wheels started turning. It’d be pretty cool, he thought, to give one lucky Odyssea fan a Yeti cooler.
After the holidays, Justin started reaching out to a few local businesses to see if they’d want to throw in any prizes, and to his delight, almost everyone he approached said yes. Not only were they able to giveaway the Yeti itself, but this also allowed Odyssea to promote local businesses through Ocean City, Md. By the time the winner was announced on Feb. 4, they had collected donations from over 20 businesses, valued at $2,000.
The winner was announced on Feb. 4, live on Facebook and Instagram. Ron brought his drums over for a real drumroll and the kids shoot confetti cannons inside their home. After much fanfare, Justin’s daughter picked a name out of the cooler and the winner was announced with much excitement. Smaller prizes like gift cards, framed photos, Inside Ocean City, MD books and calendars were given away, and a good time was had by all – at Justin’s house, and virtually, from the homes of Facebook Live viewers all over the country.
Now it’s time for Yeti Cooler Giveaway #2
It’s only been a few months since the first giveaway, but Justin and Ron just couldn’t wait to do another.
Immediately after announcing the winner of the first prize, Justin got to work collecting more swag from local businesses for the second giveaway. At this point, almost 30 businesses have contributed, from OC Paintball and Nick’s Mini Golf to Rise Up Coffee and Red Red Wine. Ocean City’s Grand Hotel and Spa has even donated a two-night stay at the hotel. Someone is going to have one spectacular Ocean City vacation.
Trivia nights, live on Facebook and Instagram, are one way to get your name entered into the drawing.
To enter to win this fabulous prize, all you have to do is follow Odyssea Watersports on Instagram (@odysseawatersports) and/orFacebook (facebook.com/odysseawatersports). That’s where they hold weekly contests where winners can have their name entered into the giveaway. Contests consist of Caption the Photo, Guess the Random Number, and of course the fan favorite, Monday Night Trivia, which is especially fun.
On Monday nights at 8 p.m., live on Facebook and Instagram, they ask five questions — usually, trivia about Odyssea, Ocean City or general Maryland history — and the first person to answer the question correctly has their name thrown into the Yeti giveaway. It’s a great way to interact, have fun, learn about local history, and of course, have a chance to win something big.On these nights, there are at least 10 people entered to win the grand prize.
The winner will be announced on May 2, so keep checking their social media for the latest contests. Good luck!
The growing list of local businesses who have donated to the Yeti giveaway includes Odyssea Watersports, Liquid Limo, Seacrets Bar and Grill, Ocean 98, OC Paintball, Pooch Palooza, Nick’s Mini Golf, Reel Naughty Sport Fishing, Sea Rocket, Blu Crab House, Rise Up Coffee, Dry 85/Red Red Wine, Pickles Pub, The Hungry Donut, Cork Bar, Waters Photography, Inside Ocean City, Modere, Ocean City Cool, Grand Hotel and Spa, Lularoe, The Pottery Place, JP Lawn Solutions, The Boho Beach Bum, Jeffrey Auxer Designs, Fathom, HWL Creative, OceanCity.com and Stephen Decatur Coupons.