Want a giant Jon Gruden bobblehead for that Man Cave? There's a giveaway for that By Dwight Adams
You're a big sports fan.
And you need something dripping with swank to decorate that Man Cave ... or She Shack for the tailgate party before kickoff.
The problem: You definitely want something better than the second-hand Colts bean-bag chair your neighbor just bought on Craigslist.
Monarch Beverage may be your answer. The giant Indianapolis-based wine and beer distributor regularly offers contests for beverage-related sports decor to make your friends green with envy.
If you're a Jon Gruden fan, you could win a 4-foot-tall, 37.5-pound bobblehead of the Super Bowl-winning coach and analyst on Monday Night Football from Corona, a popular Mexican beer maker.
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Want a countdown clock with a Dos Equis logo and the slogan "College football just got more interesting?" Or a kegerator to quench your thirst that's also emblazoned with the name of that popular Mexican beer?
Coors Light is offering speaker system and tailgate package giveaways, Four Loko is offering a Yeti Cooler, Smirnoff Ice is offering a game-day package, and Yuengling is offering its own giveaways, including several types of coolers and a fire pit.
If you're a Jon Gruden fan, you could even win a 4-foot-tall, 37.5-pound bobblehead of the Super Bowl-winning coach and analyst on Monday Night Football from Corona, another popular Mexican beer maker.
Monarch employs about 600 in Central Indiana and distributes 1.2 million cases of beer and wine across Indiana. It works with more than 140 suppliers and 500 brands.
Amanda Fruland, Monarch's communications manager, said they do contest giveaways frequently for their major suppliers. And she said the odds of winning a local contest like this are much greater than for other contests.
"If you enter it, you have a decent chance to win," Fruland said. "It's not a national contest where you are one of millions. You're one of thousands."
All of these prizes can be found on Monarch's website at https://monarch-beverage.com/contests/. But these contests have deadlines, so you don't want to wait too long to enter.
What have you got to lose — except the wisecracks about your Spartan accommodations.