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2019 Costa FLW Series Contingency Awards

2019 Costa FLW Series Contingency Awards
Ranger Cup.


2019 Costa FLW Series Contingency Awards

 

Ranger Cup

Ranger awards a Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard to the winning pro and $5,000 to the winning co-angler in each Costa FLW Series event if they meet Ranger Cup guidelines. Pro awards of $5,000, $3,500, $2,000 and $1,000 are also presented to second through fifth place finishers, respectively, at the FLW Series Championship. Pros must be the original owner of a 2015 or newer Ranger boat. Co-anglers must be the owner of a 2011 or newer Ranger boat. Anglers must be registered with Ranger and meet all Ranger Cup clothing, decal and boat year model requirements to receive a Ranger Cup bonus. The decision of Ranger Boats is final in all matters regarding Ranger Cup bonus eligibility. Visit the Ranger Cup page at RangerBoats.com or call 870.453.2222 for additional information.


Mercury Bonus Bucks

The Mercury Bonus Bucks contingency bonus goes to the winning pro in each qualifying event if he or she is the original registered owner/first purchaser of a 2017 or newer 115-250 HP Mercury outboard. (Mercury National Team pro team members are excluded, as National Team contractual incentives will apply.)

  • Angler must be the original registered owner/first purchaser of a 2017 or newer Mercury outboard, 115 through 250 HP only. Mercury Racing and Mercruiser engines are excluded regardless of horsepower rating.
  • Angler must have the outboard registered with Mercury prior to competing. The Mercury Warranty registration phone number is 920.929.5054.
  • Angler must use the outboard all days of competition during the tournament.
  • Mercury has final say on approvals for all contingency payouts and reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time without notice.

It is the responsibility of anglers to make sure the engine is registered in their name with Mercury prior to competing. Non-registered engines will not be eligible. Note: For engines purchased from Mercury pro staff, please call the warranty line to confirm registration eligibility.

Awards:

Costa FLW Series Qualifiers - $1,500

Costa FLW Series Championship - $2,500

FLW Cup qualified through Costa FLW Series - $3,500


Costa FLW Rewards

Costa awards $200 or a pair of Costa sunglasses (winner’s choice) to the highest-finishing pro and $100 or a pair of Costa sunglasses (winner’s choice) to the highest-finishing co-angler in each Costa FLW Series tournament if he or she meets Costa FLW Rewards contingency requirements. The second-highest finishing pro receives a $100 Costa clothing certificate and the second-highest finishing co-angler receives a $50 Costa clothing certificate. 

Requirements:

The Costa logo must be visible on the front of your jersey or Costa branded clothing, hat and/or visor. Costa branded sunglasses must be worn on stage (on your face, around your neck or on your hat). The Costa logo must be displayed on your tow vehicle and/or boat. You must verify participation in the Costa FLW Rewards program at registration for each tournament by showing FLW staff the Costa logo on your jersey, Costa branded clothing, hat and/or visor.


Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops awards $1,000 ($2,500 at the FLW Series Championship) for a pro win if registered in the program, or $500 ($1,000 at the FLW Series Championship) for the highest finisher registered in the program. Registered participants also receive 25% off Bass Pro Shops branded merchandise.

Requirements:

Fish the Costa FLW Series, display the Bass Pro Shops logo (min. 4” wide) on sleeve or chest of tournament jersey and display a Bass Pro Shops decal on boat or tow vehicle. Register for free at basspro.com/flwincentives.


Toyota Bonus Bucks

The Toyota Bonus Bucks program is totally free and is available to pros and co-anglers who tow with a 2015 or newer Toyota Tundra, Sequoia, 4Runner or Tacoma and fish in Bonus Bucks supported events. You don’t have to win the tournament to win Bonus Bucks; you simply have to be the highest- or 2nd highest-finishing (highest-finishing only in the BFL) registered participant and finish in the top 50 percent of the field. For more information and to register for Toyota Bonus Bucks, please visit toyotatrucksbonusbucks.com.

Awards:

Costa FLW Series Pro - $1,500 highest finisher, $1,000 2nd highest finisher

Costa FLW Series Co-angler - $300 highest finisher, $150 2nd highest finisher

Costa FLW Series Championship Pro - $2,500 highest finisher, $500 2nd highest finisher

Costa FLW Series Championship Co-angler - $500 highest finisher, $250 2nd highest finisher


T-H Marine Atlas Awards

T-H Marine awards cash prizes to Atlas Awards members who are the winners or highest qualifying finisher of sanctioned events, giving everyone the opportunity to win like top-level pros.

The Atlas Awards program is just $29.99 for a one-year (Jan. 1, 2019– Dec. 31, 2019) membership and gives all anglers the chance to compete for, and win, extra money just for having T-H Marine parts on their boat. This also includes one T-H Marine hat and 2 logo decals. Logo decal on boat and jersey must be worn on stage. Jersey logo can be replaced with Atlas cap. 

Awards:

Total possible winnings: $1,180 or $2,800 store credit. Each credit is worth $20 cash or $50 in store credit to be used at thmarinesupplies.com

1. Conservation Culling System – 1 Credit

2. G-Force Trolling Motor Handle - 1 Credit

3. Two-Way Alarm - 2 Credits

4. Troll Perfect - 1 Credit

4. Wave Tamer - 2 Credits

5. HotFoot - 2 Credits

6. Loc-R-Bar - 2 Credits

7. Troll Tamer - 2 Credits

8. Oxygenator - 2 Credits

9. Eliminator - 1 Credit

10. YoloTek - 2 Credits

11. KVD Kong Mini - 2 Credits

12. KVD Kong Mount - 3 Credits

13. Hydrowave H2 - 5 Credits

14. Grass Goat- 1 Credit

15. Atlas Series Hydraulic Jack Plates - 10 Credits

GRAND SLAM BONUS - 20 CREDITS

MUST HAVE 35 OR MORE CREDITS TO QUALIFY FOR GRAND SLAM BONUS

Highest Finisher Awards:

If an Atlas Awards member does not win the event, T-H Marine will pay $100 to the highest finishing Atlas Awards member inside the top 10 percent or $50 to the highest finisher inside the top 20 percent. To receive the highest finisher award, Atlas Awards member must own Atlas Hydraulic Jack plate and fill out claim form. All Atlas Awards claims must be submitted within 30 days of tournament win. Claims must be made through the online claims form.


Power-Pole Captains Cash

Power-Pole awards a $500 Captains Cash Bonus to the winning pro in each Costa FLW Series tournament if he or she meets Captains Cash Rewards Club contingency requirements.

Requirements:

Captains Cash Club is open to all tournament anglers fishing any 2019 Captains Cash sanctioned event. Be sure to check the current list of sanctioned tournaments. Membership is $24.95 for 2019. Membership valid from October through December of the following year. Registration must be completed prior to any sanctioned tournament to be eligible for contingency payments. Eligible contingency payment participants are registered Power-Pole owners who are registered members of the Captains Cash Club. Sanctioned tournaments are posted at power-pole.com. Registered Power-Pole owners placing in first place overall only in a sanctioned event are eligible for contingency payments. Power-Pole Pro Staff are required to purchase Captains Cash membership in order to qualify for Captains Cash Rewards payments. Only 1 possible payout per tournament. A maximum of one angler per tournament will be rewarded. Sanctioned tournaments must have a minimum of 20 boats registered to qualify for Captains Cash Rewards payments. Winners must be verified through the sanctioned tournament via website, newsletter or other official organization communication along with the tournament director’s signature on claim form. Completed Power-Pole Captains Cash claims forms must be submitted within 30 days of the tournament win and can be obtained here. JL Marine employees and their immediate family members are excluded from participation. Approval of claims and payments is at sole discretion of JL Marine Systems, Inc. Payment claimants must have Power-Pole registered with JL Marine Systems. Power-Pole Captains Cash decals must be displayed on the participant’s boat or Power-Pole anchor. Power-Pole Captains Cash 4-inch logo must be displayed on the upper-left shoulder of the participant’s shirt. Captains Cash logo must be worn from takeoff through weigh-in during all days of sanctioned tournaments. Logo is available in three formats and may be download here: Download logos. JL Marine reserves the right to change, modify, enhance, or terminate the Captains Cash program at any time. Refer to power-pole.com for current rules. Rules posted at power-pole.com will supersede any previously printed rules. It is the participant’s responsibility to know the rules of the program. Captains Cash participants must meet all requirements and submit proof that they were met. Power-Pole Captains Cash Rewards recipients will be responsible for paying any and all local, state, federal or other taxes on contingency earnings.


Falcon Rewards

Falcon Rods awards $200 to the highest-finishing pro and $100 to the highest-finishing co-angler in each Costa FLW Series tournament if he or she meets Falcon FLW Rewards contingency requirements. The second-highest finishing pro receives a $100 Falcon “team wear” certificate and the second-highest finishing co-angler receives a $50 Falcon “team wear” certificate.

Requirements:

The Falcon logo must be visible on the front of the angler’s jersey or Falcon-branded clothing, hat and/or visor. The Falcon logo must be displayed on the angler’s tow vehicle and/or boat. The angler must verify participation in the Falcon Rod FLW Rewards program at registration for each tournament by showing FLW staff the Falcon logo on his or her jersey. It is the responsibility of the angler to let FLW staff know they are participating in the Falcon Rewards program.


Berkley Cast For Cash

Berkley will award cash payouts ranging from $100 to $2,000 to the top two Cast for Cash members at each sanctioned event. Now you have a chance to win big for using Berkley soft and hard baits just like our pros.

  • The Berkley Cast for Cash program runs from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 and participating is easy.
  • Each Berkley Cast for Cash membership includes a Berkley Pro Pack containing the following items:
    • 1 bag of PowerBait MaxScent The General 5” in Green Pumpkin Party
    • 1 bag of PowerBait Chigger Bug 3” in Green Pumpkin
    • Cutter 110+ in Purple Glimmer
    • Dredger 14.5 in Old Blue
    • 2019 Cast for Cash Hat
    • 2019 Cast for Cash Sticker (to be placed on anglers’ boats)
  • Purchase a Berkley Cast for Cash membership for $29.99 at berkley-fishing.com.
  • Any Berkley Cast for Cash member who competes in sanctioned tournaments can win the following cash prizes based on his or her performance. Prize money will be awarded to eligible anglers who finish 1st and 2nd out of all Cast for Cash members in each sanctioned tournament.

Awards:

Costa FLW Series Qualifier Pro - $1,500 highest finisher, $1,000 2nd highest finisher 

Costa FLW Series Qualifier Co-angler - $250 highest finisher, $150 2nd highest finisher 

Costa FLW Series Championship Pro - $2,000 highest finisher, $1,000 2nd highest finisher 

Costa FLW Series Championship Co-angler - $500 highest finisher, $250 2nd highest finisher 

Cast for Cash winners will collect their winnings directly from the management team from that particular tournament. Tournament directors may award prize money at their own discretion and will do so on tournament day or as late as thirty (30) days after the tournament via mail.

Requirements: For an angler to be eligible to win Cast for Cash contingency prize money, he or she must follow the rules listed below. Please read through the following carefully.

  • Anglers must use Berkley hard or soft bait in sanctioned tournaments to be eligible to win Cast for Cash contingency prize money.
  • Anglers must purchase a membership and register for Cast for Cash online at berkley-fishing.com no later than 48 hours before a tournament to be considered eligible, he or she will then be eligible for sanctioned tournaments through the remainder of the year.
  • Anglers must have their Cast for Cash membership cards and a valid government issued ID available to present to officials at all sanctioned tournaments. Membership cards will be emailed to each angler upon registration.
  • An angler must indicate that he or she is a Cast for Cash member when registering for sanctioned tournaments (if applicable) and must comply with all tournament guidelines to be eligible to win Cast for Cash prizes.
  • Each angler must display a Cast for Cash membership decal (provided in the Berkley Pro Pack) on a visible area of his or her boat.
  • Membership is annual, lasting from January 1 or the date purchased thereafter, and will expire on December 31 of that same year.
  • Tournaments must have a minimum of 20 boats to be a Cast for Cash sanctioned event.
  • Anglers must comply with all sanctioned tournament guidelines.
  • Anglers must be willing to submit to a polygraph test at any sanctioned tournament. It is at the discretion of the tournament director to decide if a polygraph test should be administered.
  • Cast for Cash winners are responsible to pay all taxes on Cast for Cash contingency winnings.
  • All decisions on eligibility and payment will be made by tournament directors at Cast for Cash sanctioned tournaments. In the event of a dispute, Berkley reserves its right to make final determinations on eligibility and payment, and any such decision will be made final.
  • Tournament directors will award payouts in a timely manner and as they see fit. Payouts should be sent to Cast for Cash prize winners within no more than thirty (30) days after the sanctioned tournament.
  • Participating anglers consent to and authorize Pure Fishing, Inc., and its affiliate companies, to capture and use their appearance, image, voice, photograph, video, quotation, or any other likeness, for any purpose, including but not limited to, educational, promotional, or marketing/advertising purposes and in any media format.
  • IN NO EVENT SHALL PURE FISHING BE LIABILE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE DAMAGE OR LOST PROFITS REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF THE CLAIM OR NOTICE GIVEN. THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTY, CONTRACT, INDEMNITY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR STRICT LIABILITY. PURE FISHING’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF CAST FOR CASH PRIZE MONEY AVAILABLE DURING THE EVENT AND IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.

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