Win a $200 Tailgating Prize Pack from

by Erica

I have a confession to make. This year I am taking part in my first ever Fantasy Football League and I am loving it. I have always enjoyed watching a game or two of football throughout the year, but I wouldn’t consider myself a Gung-Ho football fan.

Although I am finding that when you have a Fantasy Football team, it makes watching the games a bit exciting. AND, I love that my fantasy team won the last three weeks. I am also ranked second in my league, which is mainly made up of men. HA!

Yes, I guess you could say that I am enjoying the start of the football season. How about you? Are you a huge football fan, or do you feel like you are stuck watching the games? Do you like to throw game day parties? Do you attend the football games and tailgate in the parking lot?

Coke Zero™ is celebrating fall football with a fun sweepstakes on, where you can win a $10,000 Ultimate Football Party from Coke Zero™.

That’s $10,000 for you and a professional party planner to create the party of your dreams for you, your friends, and family. You can check out the details here.

Because only one lucky entrant has a shot at winning the $10,000 Party of Possibilities, My Coke Rewards would like to offer one of YOU a ‘Tailgating Prize Pack’ valued at $200.

Prize Pack includes:

  • Rolling (foldable) Cooler
  • Long Sleeve T-shirt
  • Cinch Tote
  • Stadium Cushion
  • Cup
  • Nerf like footballs
  • 100 points for redemption on

We also have 100 My Coke Rewards points to award to 4 additional readers.
Fun right? Just leave a comment below to enter. I’d love to hear how you feel about football season.

This giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only and is void where prohibited. Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for more information. This giveaway will close on Friday, October 8th and we will announce our winner on Saturday, October 9th.

*The prize was provided by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this sweepstakes.

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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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{ 74 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie September 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

lOve coke and their products follow on twitter @waterbluffy and would love to win this awesome giveaway


2 Paula September 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I love football season get to pig out scream @ the tv drink beer and have alot of fun!! Go colts!! Woo hoo


3 Vanessa September 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm

College football is my favorite! And with the new addition of my daughter she’s easily my favorite person to buy gameday outfits for, we’ve got to show our spirit! GOOO DAWGS!


4 Tiffany Sparks September 27, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Football season is one of the best times of the year. For school football games, I love the fall weather, listening to the marching band, cheering along with the cheerleaders, and being in the presence of a supporting community. For professional football, I love sitting in front of the big screen with family and friends, throwing a party, and feeling as if we are actually there.


5 Wanda M September 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I never have enough Coke Rewards points! Thanks for the giveaway!


6 allie p September 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm

We watch football in our house and cheer for our underdog team of the Detroit Lions… we’ve had a rough couple of years (decades) and this year is looking no better with us being 0-3 :( (we totally should be 1-2 with a win against the Bears…except we had that bad call by that horrid ref in game 1). Thanks for entering me!!


7 Kristi D September 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I am a die hard 49er fan – I am so hoping they can pull out of the rut!!! I enjoy cold days and suggling with my kids and hubby to watch a good game! Bring on superbowl!


8 Daniel M September 27, 2010 at 5:44 pm

yay it’s finally starting!


9 Jill H. September 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I LOVE football season!!!!


10 Jerri September 27, 2010 at 11:39 pm

This sounds like a great prize pack! Thanks for the giveaway!


11 Jamie September 28, 2010 at 12:04 am

I actually enjoy watching football with my husband and look forward to it. This year has been even more fun because our 2 year old has been getting into it, too. He asks to watch football all the time, it’s really cute. :)


12 Susan P. September 28, 2010 at 12:14 am

I used to go to the Dolphin games but that was before kids. I don’t really watch football much except for the Gators. I do save my Coke Reward points though!


13 Christine September 28, 2010 at 12:34 am

With a husband and two sons and their friends + the firemen (my “boys” are volunteer firemen) you can’t help but get into the spirit that is Football! Yes, it’s like its own holiday (that lasts for months) around here. Culminating in a HUGE Super Bowl party at the firehouse. I do smile a great deal and privately giggle when they get into a “my team is better…” sparring of words — or the “touchdown” or “winning” dance they seem to do *ROFL*
The food, the games, the family time and camaraderie that football season ushers in. Simple moments that just make my heart smile.


14 Jill Conyers September 28, 2010 at 5:23 am

I’m not a huge football fan myself but I do love football season. What I love is the enthusiasm my 13 year old son has for football and he shares it all with me. Daily conversations and excitement about the previous day’s games.


15 Kay M. September 28, 2010 at 6:42 am

While we are huge Coke fans, we are not much on football. We do love going to the beach, and grilling out. This prize pack would be great for that! Thank you for such wonderful giveaways as this!


16 Terra Heck September 28, 2010 at 6:53 am

I wouldn’t consider myself a die-hard fan, but we enjoy leisurely watching football. Thanks.


17 Jessica September 28, 2010 at 7:30 am

We LOVE football season. It’s the start of the cooler temps and we love cheering on our teams!


18 Phuong September 28, 2010 at 7:32 am

I love football season (college and pro)!!


19 Marj M. September 28, 2010 at 7:59 am

I’m not a huge football fan until it comes time for the Super Bowl, then it’s so fun to have everyone over and yell and scream. lol


20 Maggie M. September 28, 2010 at 8:17 am

We are die hard fans! I love football, we tailgate every weekend and this is my favorite time of year! Go GATORS!

Maggie M.


21 Christine Jensen September 28, 2010 at 8:50 am

Hmm…football season, I enjoy a local HS football game, but get tired of watching games every Sunday as my hubby is a huge football fan…LOL…So I have mixe feelings on football season


22 Anne September 28, 2010 at 8:53 am

I love football season.


23 Erica E. September 28, 2010 at 9:37 am

I LOVE football season. Not only does it bring about football and great food but the cool weather is never far behind. I live in SE Texas where it is HOT!


24 Rebekah E. September 28, 2010 at 9:55 am

So far so good Jacksonville kick Denvers butt. That is great football. Thanks for the great contest.


25 Lisa September 28, 2010 at 10:11 am

I love football season! We are true Steeler fans (me being from Pittsburgh & my husband’s family is from that area too!) We tailgate in our own driveway when games are on here in New England lol. We just got home from Tampa, FL from seeing the Steelers beat the Bucs! It was awesome! I’d love to win this prize pack!


26 Angie September 28, 2010 at 10:15 am

I’m originally from the Pittsburgh area and I’ve been a Steelers fan my whole life! GO STEELERS! I love football season and I get psyched just watching ANY game.

Thanks for the chance to win!


27 Mia September 28, 2010 at 10:17 am

My husband won his fantasy football last year. So far this year he is the leader! Being a Pittsburgher we take our football serious!


28 Tabathia B September 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

I am a diehard football fan and my quaterback is Brett favre “forever” and i’m not into throwing big football parties, I like to enjoy the game and talk trash
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com


29 Kristie September 28, 2010 at 10:27 am

I really enjoy watching my college football team play…I’ll actually be tailgating and going to the homecoming game in a few weeks! :-) Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize! :-)


30 LaVonne September 28, 2010 at 11:40 am

Football season is okay. I don’t hate it but I can’t “get into it”. But my DH is so happy about it. So I know he’d love this :)


31 Megan September 28, 2010 at 11:53 am

I absolutely love football season. I’m a diehard Bears fan, play fantasy football, and often know more about football than my hubby. It’s an awesome way we bond together.


32 Krystal September 28, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I like football season, ever since living in Boise and rooting for the BSU Broncos!!


33 nan lara September 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm

i’m sortof impartial…i’m lucky my husbands team isn’t in our tv market area so we get very few games he wants/needs to watch
nannypanpan at


34 shirley September 28, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Love football season, and it’s winning season for me so far.


35 Kathy Stevenson September 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I love to watch Rams football and would love to win this!


36 Sheila Hickmon September 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I love football season, but by the time it ends, I am grateful! It’s ALL my husband talks about lol!


37 aparna September 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I love foot ball season. Please enter me in the giveaway.


38 Idaho Jill September 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I am a huge football fan – I run the football pool at work, too! I am originally from Indy; we had season tickets to the Colts when they 1st came to town. So much fun!


39 Aleksandra September 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Thanks for the chance! I love Coke products!


40 Pam Washburne September 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm

We only use Coke products at our house and Coke Zero is my vice of choice.


41 Sarah at themommylogues September 28, 2010 at 3:57 pm

We watch A LOT of football here. My husband is a die hard Kansas City Chiefs fan, and my girls have decided that now that we live in Wisconsin, they are Packer fans. My 7 yr old even wrote a Packers song!


42 Nicolle B. September 28, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I love football season because that means Fall is here and I love to hear the guys talk about it at work. They like to fire each other up over it.

Thanks for the chance!


43 Milcah September 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I have a husband who loves football. It would be less than normal for me to not expect to see a lot of it when this season comes around. ESPECIALLY when the Saints are playing! His homestate is Louisiana!


44 queen-sized funny bone September 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I am ready for some footballlllllll….


45 Shari September 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I LOVE football season! Especially for college ball. It’s my favorite time of the year, in fact. Enjoy watching games with my dad. :)


46 Vicky September 28, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Every Sunday is football day in my house! I love sitting around the living room with my husband and son watching football…it is a real treat for me! I have 2 daughters as well and we are starting to get them liking football as well…it is a real nice day for us and we usually make something special like popcorn or another treat. I love the memories that football brings me and my family!!


47 Ruth Hill September 29, 2010 at 12:05 am

I have come a long ways with my response to football. I will watch it, but it is not a biggie with me. I watch it with my mom and friend who love it.


48 Kristen September 29, 2010 at 2:24 am

I *hate* football season. I don’t like football and also it means that baseball season is over :(


49 Some Lucky Dog September 29, 2010 at 3:19 am

Honestly….before I retired I hated it! My coworkers were all men and discussed football, football, football and nothing else. Arghhhhh! One of them coached the high school state champions. Every weekend (yes, I worked weekends, too) the Friday night game was analyzed play-by-play By the end of the season I was crazy and then they started in on basketball. Next it was baseball and then we started over again (not to mention the hunting and golf that was thrown in)!! There was a large screen tv in the break room and it was always turned to sports. (For some reason they weren’t interested in craft shows( :) Now I just ignore it and all is bliss. BTW, thanks for the giveaway!


50 debp September 29, 2010 at 8:29 am

I am not really into football, but we always watch the superbowl.


51 Eileen September 29, 2010 at 8:54 am

Football for me has always been more of a chance to bond with the guys more than anything. It started when I was a little kid and my dad was given the chance to take a few hours on Sundays away from grooming the fields and milking cows, fixing machinery and putting food on the table for NINE kids. We hardly got to see him because he worked SO hard: truly from sun up to sun down and a whole lot more! So that time spent with my dad, sitting on his lap and sharing a snack, jumping up and down and screaming at the BLACK AND WHITE TV for Bart Starr is a memory ingrained forever and ever. This bond jump-started other amazing bonds with my dad and 5 brothers. It taught me that girls can be tough, outgoing and have fun…not having to be a sweet little girl, never to speak or dream. I learned to change the oil in the vehicles, how to drive a tractor and other big farm equipment, and join the hunt when deerhunting came around each year or master the art of bringing a feisty trout to surface. Bonding with my guys gave me grit!. You might say,”football did all THAT?” YES IT DID!
Football IS an institution in so many people’s lives. For our family it is my husband reminiscing about plays on his high school team , cheering for the Badgers on Saturdays, and Family Packer Parties on Sundays…lots of food, fun, and maybe a few adult beverages ( some requiring a Coke as a mixer…haha!) . But even more special is now having a 13 year old son playing! I say I am only there to cheer him on and scrub out his WHITE? football pants a couple days a week. To worry and fret when someone comes barreling over my BABY…but really, it’s MUCH more than that! It is the pride of a team…ANY team, the excitement of a win AND the lessons from both winning and losing.l..our son learning self confidence as a player and we as parents learning self control (LOL) as a fan. My son has a shirt that says Football is LIFE..all the rest are just details. Well, we know better than THAT…right?…RIGHT? So for us Football is not JUST about the pros. It can be about tailgating before a college game, sitting in the stands on a Friday night High School game, or watching a nailbiter on a Sunday. It’s about the bonds with families and friends over the GAME! OH how we LOVE the GAME!!!


52 Jaimie September 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I am not a football watcher, but I’m up for ANY reason to have a big party!! And I usually put a game on anyway since others love it!


53 Christina September 29, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I do love football season, probably because I played for hours with all the neighborhood kids back when I was a kid. I’m teaching my kids now, and also making sure they follow their mom’s team, not the faux-team where we currently live!


54 Jessica T September 30, 2010 at 12:16 am

Hmmmm . . . not a football fan . . . but a big party fan! Would love to win!


55 jessi September 30, 2010 at 9:00 am

My hubby and the rest of the family loves football season.Loves!!! I like it


56 Vickie Couturier September 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

I love football season,didnt use too,my son was playing in high school an I didnt have a clue what was happening,so I began to watch college football all day on saturdays an asked a lot of questions until I learned the sport,an now I love it!



57 judy brittle September 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I really enjoy football. It’s the only sport I watch. A lot of action and never boring! This would be wonderful to win. Thank you!


58 Sherry Hart October 1, 2010 at 9:17 am

I love football season! I am not really into football, but love going to our highschool football games. There is something about getting your sweatshirts on and being outside, the band, cheerleaders, just the whole experience. Really gives you a sence of community. GO TIGERS!!


59 melissa n October 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm

we’re texan’s, so football is a huge part of our fall :) we like to have get togethers with friends and good food.


60 Steph October 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Football season is my favorite time of the year. I have been a fan since I was really young and my dad and grampa took me to my first outdoor NFL game.


61 Barbara Platt October 2, 2010 at 2:11 am

I am the football party person, not a game fan. Love the food


62 Karen Propes October 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Football season, just love this time of the year, no matter if it’s college or professional, we are there or tuned into the games on TV. We love our FOOTBALL, love a party before, during and after, so enter me in. I would alos love those 100 coke points….. Thanks for the giveaway!


63 LT October 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm

We are big football fans here! This would be a great prize pack to win, thanks!!


64 katklaw777 October 3, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I am watching the Chicago Bears game right now!!!
I luv watching football and have fond memories of watching the Bears with my Dad.
He also took me to my first NFL game at Soldiers Field.
Football season means spending Sundays with family, great food and sharing stories.
I luv football season!


65 Staci A October 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm

We enjoy watching the occasional game, though I can’t say we’re die hard fans. It’s more about getting together with friends and enjoying some yummy food during the game!


66 Cori Westphal October 7, 2010 at 2:27 pm

I LOVE relaxing on the couch watching a good football game. When we’re winning of course! Go Vikes!

coriwestphal at msn dot com


67 Melissa R. October 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm

When I was younger I was never a football fan but the older I got the more I began to enjoy it. When I got to college I was possitively hooked. I think I enjoy college football slightly more than professional. But either way I see it as a good time with my family eating good snacks and cheering and yelling whether we are there or home watching it.


68 Rebecca October 7, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I would love to win this.


69 Lois M. October 7, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Hi and Happy soon to be weekend! :) Me, I’m not much into football, but my Mom is — that would be the Steelers. Me, I’m the baseball fan, who is rooting for every team in the playoffs BUT the Yankees. This Mets fan always goes for whatever team is going against them. :)



70 Pixie October 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Love tailgating! It’s a great way to spend time with my Dad who LOVES the cowboys!


71 Lisa L October 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

My husband is such a big football fan! I’m still a bit confused about the sport…but this would be awesome for him!


72 jamie October 9, 2010 at 12:30 am

We love Football!


73 deborahshechtman October 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I am not a big football fan. My husband and I have a Superbowl party for our
Grandparents as parents group. I could not have children and when we were thinking
of adopting; my husbands sister’s daughter (our niece) was taken by DCFS. We now have
had our daughter for 4 years and she was adopted in 2009. We got her at 8 yrs old. We joined
Grandparents as Parents and other relative caregivers which helped us along the way and are still
very active. My husband runs the monthly picnics and watches the kids on monday nights. This prize package would be a great help with the Superbowl party.


74 marci h October 16, 2010 at 9:09 pm

i love football season–All for the Browns & Steelers. :)


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