Tailgate Giveaway, Week 2: Stylish Sunglasses from Costa

September 14, 2016 | By and | Comments (31)

tailgate giveaways Tailgate Giveaway, Week 2: Stylish Sunglasses from CostaRaise your pom poms, Southerners – it’s time for football in the South! Give us a Saturday,  the SEC, and a tall glass of sweet tea (or bourbon) and you can find us at the tailgate, cheering on our favorite teams. In honor of this fall tradition, we’re going to be giving away items every Wednesday that’ll take your tailgate party-throwin’ to the next level.

We all believe that our team’s future is so bright that we need shades (or, at least we’re hoping!). To celebrate this week of Southern football, we’ve teamed up with the folks at Costa to make sure that you aren’t missing any touchdowns while the sun’s shining in your eyes. One lucky winner will take home a pair of stylish Costa sunglasses (either men’s or women’s). These sturdy glasses will serve you well beyond the season, and you’ll love their mix of flair and functionality.

What’s been your most memorable tailgating or game day moment, and why? Tell us in the comments below for a chance to win. Official rules here.


  1. Rajneesh

    Those sunglasses would definitely be desirable while watching the excitement.

    April 15, 2017 at 2:13 am
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  4. buzz8 (@buzz8)

    It was a Georgia Tech vs Georgia tailgate. We had a big crowd, great food and traded some trash talk with GA fans. GT won the game so it was fabulous.

    October 12, 2016 at 4:57 pm
  5. Anna Aguillard

    Our winner for week 2 was Mimi Dills. Congratulations to Mimi, and thank y’all so much for entering!

    September 29, 2016 at 10:05 am
  6. Ashley F.

    The most memorable game day moment that stands out in my mind happened on February 7th 2016 in the last minutes of the Super Bowl 50 game, played in the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California! It’s been a tradition in my family ever since I can remember that my parents invite all their family and close friends over every year to watch the Super Bowl game. My mom and aunts make several different kinds of homemade pizzas, I make my famous cheese Queso, my brother makes a mouth-watering Boudin dip with homemade sausage and everyone else brings their favorite side dishes which are always super yummy! One of their neighbors always bring the MOST delicious homemade Gourmet Italian Cream cake you’ve ever put in your mouth that is usually all gone before halftime…lol
    What made this game even more exciting was that my mom had entered a contest and won a square though one of our local TV stations to get your name and random picked numbers put on a football pool to win a car.The game was between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. My mom’s numbers were Panthers 0 and Broncos 3. All throughout the night we were all rooting for her numbers and the closest she came was in the last few minutes of the game when the score was Panthers 10 and Broncos 22. All the Broncos had to do was kick the extra point to win but Oh…No….The couch decided he wanted them to go for 2 points which messed up my mom’s chance of winning the car..:-( We were all sad for her but even though she didn’t win her a new SUV that night we all had the BEST time watching the game together and even all the women who usually spend most of the evening visiting in the kitchen kept a closer eye on the score in hopes that my sweet mom would win her a new car! We’re all looking forward to Super Bowl 2017 so we can all get together and make more great football memories! Hopefully someday we will actually be able to buy tickets to attend a Super Bowl in person and tailgate before the game where we will all need a good pair of stylish sunglasses! 😉

    September 21, 2016 at 10:14 pm
  7. Erin H

    When I was a kid, maybe 9 years old, I got to go with my dad to Bobby Dodd stadium and cheer on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, his alma mater. It was so much fun – walking through campus in downtown Atlanta, seeing the engineering buildings, and glimpsing the crazy life of a college student. The actual game, though, was the best. The stadium was enormous with the greenest grass I’d ever seen. I got to eat soft pretzels, drink as much Coke as I wanted, and bob up and down to the Budweiser song after halftime. Best of all, I was totally mortified by my dad yelling “To Hell with Georgia” but then gleefully excited to learn that the fight song had “hell” in it, too. That day made quite an impression because I decided to become a “hell of an engineer,” too, and followed in his footsteps to Georgia Tech 9 years later.

    September 21, 2016 at 7:52 pm
  8. Dupre Young

    My most memorable game day moment occurred October 9, 2010 when the University of South Carolina Gamecocks defeated Alabama, the team ranked No. 1 in the nation, by a score of 35-21. USC fans are often heard saying, “Wait ‘til next year.” With this victory, we felt that not only had next year finally arrived, but it was worth waiting for. Gamecock fans went from thinking there was little to no chance of a victory to believing maybe, just maybe, a win was possible. When the outcome of the game became evident, it was magical. I now know that you can truly feel excitement in the air! Gamecock Nation experienced such joy and happiness that even after the game was over, we did not want to leave the stadium. An Alabama fan seated in front of me sadly stated that because of the loss, her father was rolling over in his grave. I was smiling because I knew my daddy was jumping for joy in his.

    September 20, 2016 at 5:32 pm
  9. Julie

    My favorite tailgate was my mom and step-dad’s wedding reception. My mom knew she couldn’t compete with football, so she thought “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” It was an away game, but we still had big TVs, great good and drinks! They’re loyal alumni members and it was the perfect way to celebrate with our friends and family!

    September 19, 2016 at 10:22 am
  10. Hazel H

    We can not afford to buy 5 tickets to the games. So we do the next best thing. We back our trucks up next to the the fire pit, put the tail gate down plug the TV in.Throw burgers & hotdogs on the grill. Put chips and dip out and a cooler full of IceTea, Beer & Jack. Really injoy the game, family and friends. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO WATCH THE GAME WEARING COASTA SUNGLASS!

    September 19, 2016 at 1:42 am
  11. floridagld

    Nothing compares to the awesome rivalry of SEC football! I’ve been to some awesome games over the years!
    The perfect day is a crisp fall day,azure skies and no clouds in sight. Sunglasses needed. Cost as would be perfect!
    Food, friends, friendly rivalry. A cocktail or two..we win! Or, not..it is all good.
    Two come to mind..sitting pain the swamp and the roar of the fans..electric!
    Meeting Mr. Steve Spurrier!
    And, the Florida Florida match up in Jacksonville..deafening! But, oh so fun.

    September 18, 2016 at 10:37 pm
  12. Danielle

    Fall in the South is all about college football. The most important part of football is the tailgate. Each tailgate at Neyland’s stadium brings my friends and family together. I always make my grandmothers sweet ribs while my mom makes her delicious fried chicken. Cheers and friends are made yearly and the memories last a life time.

    September 18, 2016 at 7:47 pm
  13. Annamarie V

    A couple of years ago I won a prize that included tickets to a Monday night football game with the Seattle Seahawks, the first quarter we were on the field with the team photographer the second quarter we were in the announcers booth, it was a really fun experience.

    September 17, 2016 at 10:52 pm
  14. Lynn Welch

    Days become memorable for the delight or disaster that they bring, and sometimes they bring both. My most memorable Game Day moment was my sister’s wedding day–November 17, 1984. The day began full of promise: my sister was getting married, I was the matron of honor, and my children were the flower girl and ring bearer. The undefeated Gamecocks were ranked #2 in the country and should have had no trouble beating Navy. While we waited for the wedding to begin, the bride, bridesmaids, and I huddled around a transistor radio and listened to the play-by-play in one of the Sunday school rooms of the church, while the groom, groomsmen, and my husband did the same in a different room. The wedding music forced us to turn off the radios, and the rest–as they say–is history: Navy–a team with a losing record–beat us soundly … 38-21. But the game is memorable because we Gamecocks lost much more than a game that day. We lost the chance for a #1 national ranking and an opportunity to play in the Orange Bowl for a national championship; for on the day we lost to the Midshipmen, Nebraska upset #1 ranked Oklahoma, which meant we would have been #1 if only we had beaten Navy. My beloved Gamecocks went on to finish the season 10-2 after losing to Oklahoma State in the Gator Bowl–quite a respectable record. But 32 years later, I am still haunted by what might have been.

    September 17, 2016 at 10:12 am
  15. karen s

    My most memorable tailgating moment occurred in the fall of 2009. While tailgating, I somehow ran into Millie, a long ago but fondly thought of friend from grade school. We had grown up in another state, many miles from where our meet up occurred. My family moved to Oklahoma after the end of my 3rd grade year. And although we had exchanged a few letters over the years, our contact eventually ended when I received a letter back marked return to sender. That Saturday in Stillwater, she had come over to our tent hoping to borrow napkins. We spoke to each other, but didn’t recognize each other. At first. It wasn’t until I heard someone refer to her by name that the possibility of her being MY Millie crossed my mind. Our reunion was joyous. But what made it even better was our big win on the field that day! Our families have since tailgated together and enjoy cheering on our OSU Cowboys whenever we can!

    September 16, 2016 at 11:25 pm
  16. Mimi Dills

    My most memorable tailgating experience was the one I got engaged- GA v. USC 2013! I am an alumni of University of Georgia and a huge Dawg fan! My sorority sisters and I had graduated two years prior and this game was a bit of a reunion. My (now husband) ended up proposing the Friday night before the game when all my girlfriends arrived in Athens! We spent the whole weekend celebrating and cheering on the Dawgs- who won 41-30! What a game to remember!

    September 16, 2016 at 9:49 am
  17. Sarah R.

    Tailgating for NCSU vs. UNC in 2015, complete with family, oysters, drinks, and plenty of sunshine.

    September 16, 2016 at 5:43 am
  18. David Wood

    Tailgating my first Carolina Panthers game. It was memorable for two reasons. One, I finally had a home team to route for in the NFL and two because it was also my first NFL game.

    September 15, 2016 at 3:28 pm
  19. Tony

    My favorite tailgate moment was several years ago when Nebraska was still in the Big 12. We were hosting Oklahoma in a night game and Barry Switzer walked by our tailgate. Of course we invited him in because that’s what we do. I always despised the guy because the Sooners beat my beloved Cornhuskers way too many times but he was very genuine. For a guy that had won national titles and an NFL Super Bowl, he was very down to earth with a ton of charm and charisma. Although I never use it, I still have his number in my phone. By the way, the Huskers prevailed that night.

    September 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm
  20. Ashley H

    My most memorable college game was back in 2013 I believe, when the fighting Irish beat Pitt in the 5th overtime. Doesnt get any better then beating a rival like that in front of a sold out crowd to continue an undefeated season. Cheering on a packed stadium with thousands of other fans is the best!

    September 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm
  21. Susan H.

    My favorite tailgating moments were not at the game in person but when several groups of my family were all camping together in the mountains with the TV set up outside enjoying the Georgia game. Yummy foods on the grill and on the picnic table and many cold adult beverages to share. Love tailgating with family.

    September 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm
  22. MaggieJ

    My favorite tailgating experience was last fall in 2015 when my sorority class all got back together to celebrate 10 years of being sisters! Between the actual tailgate and heading to the stadium, we went back to the house to see everything that had changed and remained the same, and most importantly recreate pictures of our pledge class from our freshman year! Throughout the day we retold old stories, got to know each other’s now extended families, and then celebrated a come from behind win together in the stadium. It just doesn’t get any better!

    September 14, 2016 at 11:29 pm
  23. Jenn

    All tailgates are memorable experiences for me because they are spent with those I love most.

    September 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm
  24. Anna Robertson

    My favorite game day moment was the last second of the Auburn Alabama game in the 2013 iron bowl. I was holding my sleeping baby and as we watched the game on tv and as soon as he got past the 7 yard line I knew something big was coming. As the room started to cheer I glided out of the recliner yelling “hold the baby” and darted amonst the swell of fans in my living room. I handed the baby off to my husband about the time he hit the 50 yard line and was able to spin around and cheer the final yardage. I did end up breaking the ceiling fan when I jumped too high but the baby kept sleeping.

    September 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm
  25. ranadurham

    my first ever tailgate i done all by myself because i made it my way and it was lot of fun.

    September 14, 2016 at 10:57 am
  26. Ashley C.

    My first tailgate was when I was 12 years old and my cousin and I were invited to our family’s “grown-up” tailgate for the Clemson-Georgia game. We had been to a lot of games. However, never to a tailgate, so of course this was a very big deal. We thought we were so cool playing football, eating neat food, and watching everyone else around us. It felt like the entire parking lot was our extended family. Which at a southern football game everyone is your new best friend and part of the family.

    September 14, 2016 at 10:20 am
  27. Pam

    Whoa, can’t handle the heat, but love to watch my Gators on tv.

    September 14, 2016 at 9:51 am
  28. Linda Haley

    I’d never tailgated before and didn’t even know it was a thing. My freshman roommate’s parents included me in their lunch on a crisp Saturday in September right before Auburn’s first game. We picnicked on a quilt near the eagle’s cage. Eating tuna sandwiches, hearing the band warm up and watching fans decked out in orange and blue arrive was a simple, but memorable start to my career as an Auburn ( and SEC) football fan.

    September 14, 2016 at 9:47 am
  29. Megan

    The most memorable tailgate moment for me was the Homecoming tailgate my senior year of college. It was the first time I had a lot of friends that had already graduated and were coming back to celebrate, so it was great to see them for the first time in months!

    September 14, 2016 at 9:35 am
  30. Kathleen

    Going to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville with my son & his youngest brother to watch his school play TX Tech. TX Tech won (& had a cooler mascot), but we still had a great day & happy memories to cherish.

    September 14, 2016 at 9:30 am
  31. AngelaS

    Surprising as it may be, I’ve never tailgated. Going to a professional football game, getting lost in the parking lot, trying to find the bus back to our school with a bunch of little kids following was my most memorable moment ever. Let’s just say there were tears.

    September 14, 2016 at 9:28 am

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