Win free tickets to the 2013 Outback Bowl game
What a way to ring in the New Year: with cheers, shouting, face paint, pigskin and one of the biggest college football showdowns, the Outback Bowl. It doesn’t hurt that the game is set in beautiful and sunny Tampa, Florida.
The Outback Bowl — originally the Hall of Fame Bowl — is an annual college football game that takes place on New Year’s Day at the Raymond James Stadium.
In 1995, Outback Steakhouse began sponsoring the game, changing the name — and also setting the stage for some great food deals for fans who can’t make the trip in person.
Here is your guide to starting off 2013 with a bang, tackle and touchdown.
Where can you score ticket packages?
The official Outback Bowl website has a variety of packages, ranging from $75 to $600.
How can you go to the Outback Bowl for free?
Enter the sweepstakes through Sweeps.visitflorida.com and you can win a free round-trip flight to Tampa, Florida for the Outback Bowl; four days in a rental car; three nights at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club; four VIP club seats to the Outback Game; one VIP parking pass; plus sideline credentials and various VIP passes to get you behind the scenes.
How to score the next-best-thing to free: Cheap travel to the Outback game
So maybe you don’t win the mega sweepstakes to the game. You can still get a great deal. Priceline.com offers 50 percent off last-minute deals on flights, hotels, cars and travel packages; and get an additional 6 percent back if you book it through Shopathome.com.
Stuck home for the big game? You can still celebrate big — and land your own type of deal. Outback Steakhouse will give you a free appetizer on Jan. 2 with any purchase if you just say “Outback Game.” Don’t forget to watch the game on New Year’s Day on ESPN.
Bonus tip: Save even more money and knock out a few last-minute gifts; Outback Steakhouse will give you a $20 free bonus card if you buy $100 in gift cards.