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Coke, Home Depot Team for the Super Bowl

By Cyndi Loza - 01/29/2019

Home Depot is unofficially tying in to the National Football League's Super Bowl 2019 by staging a football-themed sweepstakes with Coca-Cola Co.

Running from Jan. 1 through Feb. 9, the "Upgrade Your Mancave" sweeps will award one grand-prize $2,500 store gift card and 10 first-prize $100 cards. Shoppers enter by purchasing two 20-ounce Coca-Cola SKUs, and texting a photograph of their beverages and "touchdown" to a promotional number. Consumers can also enter without making a purchase via Southfield, MI-based HelloWorld administers.

In stores, cooler clings affixed to Coca-Cola-branded refrigerators positioned near checkout tout the sweeps. A co-op mobile ad running on applications such as Words With Friends supports.

Home Depot has increasingly been partnering with the manufacturer for sports-related sweeps and promotions. Last fall, Home Depot had positioned SKUs from Coca-Cola Co. as ideal tailgating components to kick off football season. The retailer also had tied in to the excitement surrounding the 2018 FIFA World Cup by staging a soccer-themed sweeps with Coca-Cola's Powerade. 

Meanwhile, channel rival Lowe's just inked a multiyear sponsorship deal to become the official home improvement retailer of the National Football League, filling a long-vacant sponsorship spot that had once been held by Home Depot.

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