Win The New YETI Hopper Flip Cooler

September 1, 2016 | By and | Comments (241)
Hopper Flip 12

Photo courtesy of YETI

It’s finally here, folks! It’s time for football, crisp (well, crisp-er) nights, some healthy SEC rivalry, and lots of tailgating. It’s the best time of year in the South. In honor of this momentous occasion, we’ve teamed up with our friends at YETI to give away their brand new Hopper Flip cooler. It’s a 100% leakproof, sturdy, soft cooler that will take your tailgating game to the next level.

The Hopper Flip has a wide-mouth opening, and retains ice for days (yes, days!). So, if you’re not into tailgating, this cooler is perfect for an adventure out on the lake or spending a couple days in the mountains. It has a puncture-resistant shell, ColdCell™ Insulation, a heavy-duty foam bottom, double-stitched handles, and a removable strap, so it’s more comfortable to carry.

We want this Hopper Flip cooler to be yours! Tell us in the comments below what you love most about fall in the South and why for a chance to win. Official rules here.


  1. Amanda Brown

    I would LOVE to surprise my hard working husband with this amazing cooler! He takes his lunch to work every day and the contents never stay cool! This would solve that problem! I know he loves the Yeti brand and he wishes they would have had this technology when he was in the Air Force!!!

    November 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm
  2. Garland Gossling

    You made some clear points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and found most persons will agree with your blog.

    October 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm
  3. Abbi Wilt

    Congratulations to our winner, Angela Gayneaux!

    October 4, 2016 at 9:27 am
  4. Janet Grubbs

    I really need this to carry my groceries home,

    October 3, 2016 at 8:50 pm
  5. Olivia

    Fall is my most favorite season in Texas for many reasons! I love cooking a big pot of gumbo, chili or stew on the stove and inviting my entire family over to eat and visit every Sunday afternoon! My sons and sons-in-laws love bringing over different seasonal craft beer’s for all the adults to try out. I enjoy collecting various vegetables out of my garden to cook with and send a few bags of the vegetables home with my kids when they visit. A favorite trip for me and all my grandkids is to load up in the cars and visit a local church who every year has a huge pumpkin patch! The younger kids love to pick out a pumpkin to take back to my house and we have a pumpkin carving contest! I refuse to allow my husband to rake up the leaves in the backyard because I love the sounds of my grandkids and the neighbor kids jumping around in them and having a ball! I look forward to getting all my autumn centerpieces, candles and decorations out of the storage closet to decorate my home.
    I enjoy time with my family but after everyone goes home I love to sit on our back porch near our fire pit and enjoy the cool breeze (without any mosquitos or high humidity) thinking about my childhood when almost every weekend me and my sisters packed up in the car with my parents to spend the weekend visiting my grandparents farm and making fun memories I’ll never forget!
    It won’t be long and I’ll need to start planning my Thanksgiving dinner of turkey and all the fixings! I love, love, LOVE this time of the year!

    September 30, 2016 at 11:01 pm
  6. Kim

    What I love most about the south is shopping for that perfect game day outfit. Wearing an outfit that could pass for your Sunday best is de rigueur for football in the south. It takes time to search for the perfect tie for your date, the right accessories and shoes, and the perfect dress. So shopping for game day is my favorite fall past time!

    September 29, 2016 at 11:31 am
  7. Lynn Welch

    As an ever-optimistic Gamecock fan, fall in the South is the threshold of promise. Last season’s gridiron failures no longer matter. The scoreboard has been wiped clean. We have new coaches, new players, new uniforms, and a new schedule. Last year’s 3-9 record is in the past; this year we could be 9-3–or better! (After all, are those other teams on our schedule really as good as sportswriters claim?) Fall promises the possibility of gridiron greatness. The new year really begins in the fall.

    September 20, 2016 at 2:58 pm
  8. Matt Hetrick

    I have lived in the midwest, east coast and the south, and there is no place I would rather be than the south during Fall. Between football weekends, cookouts, and year-round southern hospitality, there truly is no place like the land of Dixie. But it’s not just about football and barbecue. Seeing the neighborhood come to life with families spending time outside and enjoying the weather now that the heat and humidity has subsided down here in Texas is a thing of beauty.

    September 19, 2016 at 5:24 pm
  9. Annie

    I love fall in the south because you can savor a little bit of summer still, making the transition back to school a bit easier. And of course, there’s always college football!

    September 16, 2016 at 2:20 pm
  10. Sarah R.

    The absolute best part of fall in the South is the first crisp football game of the season. If we’re lucky that falls somewhere in early to mid October, where it’s cool enough that you don’t need a jacket or hot enough to melt away.

    September 16, 2016 at 5:49 am
  11. AngelaS

    Fall in the south means fall break at school and our annual grandparent tour. It is an opportunity for the kids to spend time with their cousins, experience different life styles and see how much our family traditions make us the same. Fall is a chance to visit family and the friends I grew up with and still miss every day. Finally fall is the time I complain about the same thing every year. After living in Colorado most of my adult life I’m surprised by the heat and humidity and simply cannot handle it any more. I left Alabama after graduation yet in my mind the south is still home. It is where I come home to every fall.

    September 14, 2016 at 12:17 pm
  12. Megan

    Coming from Maryland, I’m used to only a week or two of that perfect fall temperature before it gets really cold. Now that I’ve moved to Georgia, it’s nice to have more time with those perfect temperatures while still having the beautiful scenery of the fall leaves and foliage.

    September 14, 2016 at 9:40 am
  13. Josh Dennis

    Fall in the South for me was always simply about change. Growing up in the Northeast Autumn represents the cycling down of the year. The summer heartbeats evenly and slowly. The Fall heart pounds with the crisp evening air and the dry snap of leaves and earth. School always starts again. The long days of summer baseball give way to the bursting colors and sounds of Saturday (college) and Sunday (Pro) football. There is always time to step outside, join friends, take stock. Chimney reds and halloweeen oranges blend into the fading light of another season. You slip on your field coat por favorite college sweater. Hopefully it still it still fits you like you want it to. But if it doesnt, it doesn’t really matter. Fall is new and yours. always.

    September 13, 2016 at 4:33 pm
  14. Diane

    Fall in our part of the South will bring cooler temperatures without so much chance of tornadoes, hooray! Football season is pretty fun too!

    September 9, 2016 at 7:43 pm
  15. Debbie Manthe

    Fall in the South is mild yet still sigals a new dawning for nature to move into its next step of growth.

    September 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm
  16. Kristin

    What I love about fall in the South is those perfect days where the temperature is just right, and the sun is glistening on the trees showing their beautiful colors of red, yellow, and best of all orange and I look around and see great friends, food, and tailgates everywhere as we have a great time before going to a UT football game.

    September 9, 2016 at 10:11 am
  17. Cami Valenzuela

    I miss fall in the south. I love the weather and spirit everyone has for football.

    September 7, 2016 at 6:59 pm
  18. Erica Davis

    I love football and the SC State Fair that comes every October!

    September 6, 2016 at 9:22 pm
  19. William H.

    Love cooler weather and camping in the north Georgia mountains.

    September 6, 2016 at 3:47 pm
  20. Susan Hatcher

    What isn’t to love? SEC FOOTBALL!! That’s number 1. Followed by cooler temps, apple barns (cider, fried pies, fritters..yum yum), pumpkin patches, changing leaves, weekend trips to the North Georgia mountains, fall festivals, camping in the mountains. The list just goes on and on. I am so ready for it all.

    September 6, 2016 at 3:44 pm
  21. Kayla Perez

    I love heading south for the winter from the Northeast for great fall fishing.

    September 6, 2016 at 12:15 pm
  22. Dawn

    What’s not to love about fall! Cooler air, pumpkins, FOOTBALL, baking apples, festivals and all things outdoor!

    September 6, 2016 at 10:40 am
  23. John Looney

    My favorite thing about fall is all the warm snuggles coming my way.

    September 6, 2016 at 8:47 am
  24. Anna Kline

    My favorite part is when the cooler weather starts to blow in and we get a break from the heat! There are so many things to love about fall.

    September 6, 2016 at 8:45 am
  25. Marisa

    This year we have planned or first autumn getaway to Northern Georgia. I’m looking forward to autumn in the south with exhilirating views of lush colorful tree filled mountains and crisp night air.

    September 5, 2016 at 10:30 pm
  26. Christopher magee

    I am in Louisiana and I could use that cooler cause it’s hot and humid here. I love this time of year for SEC LSU football tailgates and Saints games where a Yeti is a must have. The mosquitos calm down on cooler days and the outdoors become more enjoyable with less humidity. I love wearing coldweather gear for that week or two it’s cold. The heat year round calls for a Hopper flip 12 and fishing trips with a Yeti are why I love Louisiana, minus the flooding…

    September 5, 2016 at 4:37 pm
  27. Leon Hadden

    Fall is a time to think back and appreciate all that you began last spring. The natural cycle of life is again, pointed out to you. You were happy to see the first green sprigs of spring, the abundance of ripening fruit and vegetables. Then, the first yellowing and reddening of leaves as the cool winds of fall prepare you to expect the beginnings of cool weather. Fall is a time of thanksgiving for all that is in the world to enjoy on a daily basis.

    September 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm
  28. Mary

    Fall represents new beginnings for me. I loved the start of a new school year with new clothes, books, classes, and friends. There were football games and best of all, homecoming. My birthday is in the fall. Since I love the fall colors and the crisp air and I consider it’s a time of new beginnings, I chose to have a fall wedding. Must have been a good idea as we’ll be celebrating number 37! And since we have a lot to be thankful for, we finish fall with Thanksgiving. Happy Fall, y’all!

    September 5, 2016 at 7:12 am
  29. Bryan Meyer

    I love the fact that the south isn’t Wisconsin. Which in itself is a good reason to visit the south, so can I get a southern trip along with the cooler if I won?

    September 5, 2016 at 6:54 am
  30. Linda Haley

    Fall in the South is all about fresh starts and the comfort of familiar traditions. My favorite college team kicks off with a perfect record and there is renewed hope of a National Championship run. My home gets a fresh makeover as autumn decor is pulled out of the attic and warm throws hidden in cedar chests layer the furniture in anticipitation of cooler nights. Familiar tastes of cocoa, chili, cinnamon, apple and pumpkin return as our go-to comfort foods. Even as the summer growing season winds down, crisp mornings on the back porch invigorate me to teach a new batch of students, optimistic to have a fresh shot at an A+. Colorful leaves fall, but hope rises in my southern heart.

    September 4, 2016 at 11:47 pm
  31. Sheri Carson

    Feeling the nip in the air and loving the outside. Fall makes me want to soak up the outside as much as I can. It makes me feel great!

    September 4, 2016 at 11:39 pm
  32. Luanne Lawler

    Football and cooler weather.

    September 4, 2016 at 10:36 pm
  33. Kelli Bryson

    Awesome! Thanks for the chance!

    September 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm
  34. Denise from Savannah

    Heading to the neighboring beach town, which I avoid during the Summer because there is only one road in/out. Love walking near the ocean now, warm breezes and just an internal sense of peace with the changing of this season. Apples and pumpkin don’t hurt.

    September 4, 2016 at 3:33 pm
  35. sharon

    Fall brings those cooler evenings that are filled with the scent of tropical flowers in full bloom and fireflys flitting in the back yards. They’re perfect for a late night cocktail on the deck or an early evening grilling cookout with friends, or to curl up in the hammock or on the sleeping porch with a good book. The coolness keeps the mosquitos at bay, and if you smell carefully you can detect some yankee air mixed in with the southern breezes.

    September 3, 2016 at 5:41 pm
  36. Jamie M

    The cooler weather!

    September 3, 2016 at 5:35 pm
  37. Tina Hopkins

    I live in New York so this is an easy answer for me. It’s the weather. When my children were young we would always try to extend our camping season by going south. This year my entire family is renting a house in Charleston to celebrate Thanksgiving and my mothers’s 80th birthday.

    September 3, 2016 at 8:43 am
  38. quentin alderman

    Fall in the South has been my favorite season since childhood. Family cookouts, planning for holidays and trout fishing. The heat tones down just enough to enjoy a shady nap in my favorite hammock and and sip a cold one while coastal breeze whips through the trees. Never gets old.

    September 2, 2016 at 9:34 pm
  39. Robin

    I love fall in the South because people here love college football and neighborhood gatherings.
    When we open up the garage doors, neighbors drop in for some beer, snacks and football.
    The weather is perfect this time of year so its great to be outside enjoying friends and family!

    September 2, 2016 at 4:17 pm
  40. Madeline Huffines

    I love college football and especially attending Clemson games and tailgating. In the fall I do alot of hunting, doves and deer. Last but not least road trips to see my Grandchildren!!!

    September 2, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  41. Denise wright

    Most everyone’s comment are about football and fall season. I’m sorry I’m in Florida we have no fall. I need a cooler that keeps cool on our hot days for cheerleading.

    September 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm

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