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Freebies and Raffles at the Forrest Wood Cup

Freebies and Raffles at the Forrest Wood Cup
Ranger Z521C

Come to the Forrest Wood Cup and you’ll not only watch one of bass fishing’s top pros win $300,000, but you’ll have a chance to win several great prizes or cash in on some cool giveaways.

Here’s a rundown of what’s being dished out in Columbia, S.C., during the Cup Expo and weigh-ins.

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Ranger Boat

A brand-new Ranger

You could win the same Ranger Z521C powered by a 250-hp Evinrude that the pros rely on in the premier Cup giveaway, which is presented by WCOS 97.5 FM.

Entry forms will be available at the front entrance to the Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center each day, and it’s free to enter. The only stipulation is that you must be present at the final weigh-in at Colonial Life Arena on Sunday, Aug. 13 to win. The Cup winner will draw name to determine the boat winner, but if you’re not there, he’ll draw again (it happens every year; don’t be that guy). Come sign up for the chance at a dream fishing rig.

 

Jimmy Houston and Hank Parker

A trip with Jimmy Houston and Hank Parker

You’ll never have more fun than what you’d experience if you won the 107.5 FM The Game “Ultimate Fishing Experience” presented by Quaker State, which includes a free fishing trip with Jimmy Houston and Hank Parker at Houston’s private lake in Oklahoma.

To register to win, swing by the 107.5 FM The Game Seminar Room in the FLW Expo and take in a seminar. You’ll automatically be entered. The winner and a guest will crush hawgs with Jimmy and Hank, and they’ll get a $500 Shell gas card to help cover travel expenses.

 

1,000 free rods and reels for kids

This is one of the most popular giveaways each year, and for obvious reasons. The first 500 children ages 14 and under to attend the FLW Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center when doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13 will receive a voucher for a free Kid Casters Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Steinhauser Deluxe, or Dora and Friends no-tangle rod-and-reel combo as part of a giveaway presented by WLTX News 19.

Vouchers can later be redeemed for the rod and reel at the Colonial Life Arena exits following the Aug. 12 and 13 weigh-ins.

 

Jackson Kayak

A Jackson Kayak

Quaker State and Lamar are partnering to give away a sweet new Jackson Kayak Coosa HD at the day-two weigh-in at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, Aug. 12. Entry forms are available at the front entrance to the FLW Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. You must be present at the drawing to win.

 

A sweet lure pack

The Free Times “Big Fishing” Giveaway will award a $200 lure pack, a one-year FLW membership and a kids rod-and-reel combo to the contest winner.

 

Pro Michael Murphy is all smiles after weighing 11-10 on day one of the FLW Tour on Lewis Smith Lake.

A guided fishing trip from Navionics

Visit Navionics in booth 186 and register to win a one-day guided fishing trip with local pro Michael Murphy on Lake Murray. To register, show the Navionics staff that you have the Navionics Boating app on your mobile device, and you're in. The winner will be selected in a random drawing at the conclusion of the Expo at 4 p.m. on Aug. 13.

 

FLW member freebies      

Join FLW at the Cup and you’ll receive a tackle pack that includes Charlie’s Worms and Strike King products, a hat, a decal, and VIP passes for early entry and seating at the weigh-ins. Plus, all current and new FLW members get 10 percent off FLW clothing during the show.

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