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FLW announces February ‘Member Giveaway’ promotion

FLW Member Giveaway promotion

How would you like to win a brand new trolling motor from MinnKota valued at nearly $600? What about a $100 gift card from Ranger Boats, a $25 gift card from Evinrude or high-quality hooded sweatshirt from Mercury Marine? Interested? What about an FLW Tour hat featuring autographs from Andy Montgomery, Rusty Salewske, Bryan Thrift, Rusty Trancygier and Brian Travis?

If the aforementioned prize packages have piqued your interest, and you're a member of FLW, you're in luck. Because starting Feb. 1, all FLW members will be able to participate in the latest monthly "Member Giveaway" promotion - a free monthly drawing which will award thousands of dollars in valuable sponsor prizes exclusively to FLW members throughout the 2012 season.

Taking advantage of the new FLW "Member Giveaway" program is easy. Simply go to the "Member Giveaway" page during each month's promotion, type in your FLW membership number and voila, you're entered to win. FLW members will be permitted to enter the monthly giveaway one time each and every day throughout the duration of the promotion. Then, at the end of the month, multiple FLW members will be randomly selected and awarded one of the promoted prizes.

For more information, click here.

February `Member Giveaway' highlights

The following FLW sponsor prizes will be awarded during the February promotion:

MinnKota EDGE Trolling Motor• MinnKota EDGE Trolling Motor, retail value $569.99 - Trolling motor features 70-pound thrust level, a directional indicator and an indestructible, 45-inch composite shaft. Visit minnkotamotors.com to learn more.
Ranger Boats gift card• Ranger gift card ($100) - Gift card can be used to select from a wide variety of merchandise including caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts and more. Redeem for the items of your choice at www.rangerwear.com.
Evinrude E-Tec Proud Sponsor of FLW• $25 Evinrude gift card (2 prizes available) - Use your card to shop online at www.evinrude.com.
Mercury sweatshirt• Mercury Hooded Sweatshirt, retail value $47 (2 prizes available) - Visit www.mercurymarine.com to learn more about Mercury products.
• Walmart FLW Tour angler autographed caps (12 prizes available) - hats feature autographs from FLW Tour pros Andy Montgomery, Rusty Salewske, Bryan Thrift, Rusty Trancygier and Brian Travis

If you're already an FLW member and would like to sign up for this month's promotion, click here.

If you're not an FLW member but would like to join and gain immediate access to the promotion, click here. For more information on the benefits that come with an FLW membership, click here.

Winners in the spotlight

FLW would like to congratulate last month's winners of the FLW "Member Giveaway" promotion.

Mick Lucia (St. Cloud, Minn.) - winner of the MinnKota Talon shallow water anchor (valued at $1,500).
Frank Kinney (Killeen, Texas) - winner of the Lowrance Endura Out&Back handheld GPS navigator unit (valued at $199).
Mark Hogue (Danville, Ky.), Ray Elias (Clinton Township, Mich.) and Fred Hill (Columbia, N.J.) - winners of the George Strait autographed CD booklet (valued at $40).

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