Official Rules


Purchase does not increase the chances of winning.




The On The Border® Chips and Dips Football Tailgate Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Utz Quality Foods, LLC., Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors and the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl (“Sponsors”). Any questions, comments, or complaints are to be directed to the Administrator via email at Entry information is owned by Sponsors. You understand you are providing your entry information to the Sponsors. The entry information provided will only be used in the event that entrant is selected as a potential winner or if the entrant has indicated he/she would like to receive additional information from Sponsors. Any entrant who has indicated that he/she/they would like to receive additional information from Sponsors or a prize provider will be contacted by either Sponsor and/or prize provider directly via email. Any entrant who has indicated that he/she/they would like to receive additional information from Sponsors or a prize provider will be contacted by either Sponsor and/or prize provider directly via email.



The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States of America and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, regulation, rule, or otherwise. Subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Employees of Sponsor or its affiliated companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children and their respective spouses) and household members (those living in the same home whether or not related) of those employees or of any of their respective distributors, vendors, service agencies and companies involved in the design, implementation, and execution of the sweepstakes (the “Promotion Entities”), are not eligible to enter. By entering the sweepstakes, the entrant indicates full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and Sponsors’ decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. 



Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, September 1, 2023, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 10, 2023 (“Promotion Period”).



Visit the sweepstakes entry page at and submit the required information, including your first and last name, email address, zip code, phone number, and agreement to these Official Rules, which will be accessible from the entry page. One (1) Grand Prize winner, five (5) First Place Prize winners, and five (5) Second Place Prize winners will be randomly selected (as set forth in Section 6) from all eligible entries. Limit of one entry per person. Multiple entries will not increase chances of winning and may result in disqualification.

All entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. False or deceptive entries or acts, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, will render the entrant ineligible. Participants represent and warrant that they have not purchased any kind of device or Internet service in order to submit an entry or participate in and/or enter the sweepstakes.


5. PRIZE: 

Sponsors will award One (1) Grand Prize for a winner, five (5) first-place prizes, and five (5) second-place prizes. The prizing consists of:

Grand Prize: One (1) winner and (3) three guests will be selected to win the ultimate college football and tailgating aficionado, prize package, that includes – four (4) Club Level game tickets to the December 22, 2023 Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl, in Tampa, Florida, plus four (4) VIP tickets to the Pregame party at Bar 76, one (1) game day parking pass, single room, double occupancy accommodations for four at the Tampa Bay Marriott, for a two night and three-day stay (Dec. 21-23, 2023), a $100 dining card for game day dining, and a $500 cash card for travel-related expenses. Prize also includes tailgate items from Academy Sports + Outdoors and includes: Two (2) collapsible tailgate chairs, a rolling cooler, a folding table, a portable grill, a tailgate tent, a folding sports wagon, a team baseball cap and jersey, a classic cornhole game, an insulated cup, and various On The Border® Chips and Dips product. The prize will have an approximate retail value (ARV) of $4,212, and the actual trip dates will be December 21 – December 23, 2023. Trip must be taken for the 2023 Gasparilla Bowl and cannot be utilized outside of these dates. Tailgate items will be shipped to grand prize winners’ home address after the Gasparilla Bowl game.

First Place Prize: Five (5) first-place prize winners will receive: A pair of 2023 Gasparilla Bowl tickets valued at $50 each.

Second Place Prize: Five (5) second place prize winners will receive an assortment of On The Border® Chips and Dips, valued at $30 each.

All prizes are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash. A prize winner cannot assign or transfer his or her prize to another person. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prizes is $4,212.00. The five First Place Prizes ARV is $500.00. The five Second Place Prizes ARV is $150. The Approximate Retail Value of all total prizes is $4,862.



On or around November 11-12, 2023, or within a reasonable time thereafter, the Administrator will randomly choose one (1) potential Grand Prize winner, five (5) potential First Place Prize winners, and five (5) potential Second Place winners, from all valid entries. The decisions of the Administrator will be final and binding and cannot be appealed. Prize winners will be notified by email and/or phone shortly after the drawing on or about November 12-13, 2023, and must meet all eligibility requirements.



Eligibility and all claims made by a potential winner are subject to verification. Administrator will randomly select potential winners per the “How to Win” process outlined in item 6 of these rules and contact them via email and/or phone using the information provided during the entry process. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within three (3) business days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned unclaimed or is undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize, and an alternate winner may be selected in Administrator’s sole discretion from among the remaining eligible entries. If the prize notification is returned as undeliverable or if the potential winner fails to respond to notification attempts, the potential winner may be disqualified, and an alternate winner may be selected at the Sponsors’ sole discretion from among the remaining eligible entries. In the event the winner declines the prize, the Administrator may elect, at its sole discretion, to select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries. If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an entry or if the winning email address does not belong to an individual but rather to an eligible group, business, or organization, the entry will be deemed submitted by the legitimate holder of the email account listed on the entry as determined by Administrator.

Subject to verification of eligibility, the Grand Prize winner must be in Tampa, Florida, between December 21 – 23, 2023, to claim the Grand Prize to be held at the 2023 Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl. Prizes awarded to winners randomly selected from entries will be mailed to winners’ supplied addresses provided on their entry form.

 Sponsors and Administrator shall not be responsible or liable for failure to contact potential winners due to an undeliverable email message, incorrect phone number, full or non-operational voicemail, or an inactive or suspended email account, or failure by the potential winner to provide a current email address. Participants should be sure to check their email messages regularly and keep their account updated with their correct contact information so that they will be able to be contacted if selected as a potential winner. A potential winner who fails to notify the Administrator via email at or via a reply to the initial email identifying them as a potential winner, with any issue within three (3) business days after attempted prize notification, forfeits any right to do so. Sponsors are not responsible for fraudulent communications sent to entrants by Sponsors. 


8. ODDS:

Odds of winning any prizes will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.



By entering the sweepstakes, participants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity in the Official Rules and regulations. Decisions made by the Administrator in relation to this sweepstakes are final and binding in all matters, including, without limitation, interpretation of these Official Rules and the awarding of the sweepstakes prize, and cannot be appealed. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the sweepstakes in the event that the sweepstakes are not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, acts of God, pandemic, timing or any other causes beyond the control of a promoter which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the sweepstakes. Sponsors do not make any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or law, relative to the use of any prize, including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority. Administrator may modify, rescind, cancel, or revoke the sweepstakes at any time in their sole discretion without notice or liability. Entrants who attempt to tamper with this sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Winners may be responsible for any taxes due as a result of winning the prize. Additional restrictions may apply. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or operation of the Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Administrator, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. 



Administrator reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole determination, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the sweepstakes, or the entry site; to be in violation of the terms of use of the entry site or to be acting in violation of these rules, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Without limitation of the foregoing, any use of software or hardware, including, without limitation, a program, mechanism, system, robot, “bot,” macro, or another artificial device, process, or manipulation, is strictly prohibited. The administrator may suspend or discontinue the Sweepstakes if, in its sole opinion, there is any actual or suspected tampering of the Sweepstakes or any other malfunction, event, or activity that may affect the integrity of the Sweepstakes. Administrator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate any person’s participation in the sweepstakes who the Administrator suspects has engaged in any manipulation.


By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants (and prize winners) consent to the use of their respective names, cities, states, likenesses, voices, biographical information, and images for purposes of advertising, marketing, and promoting Sponsors and Sponsors’ brands and products without compensation or further consent, except where prohibited by law. Winners may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release form prior to prize fulfillment.



Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsors’ and Administrator’s respective privacy policies. Information may be shared with third parties. For the complete privacy policies of the Sponsors and Administrators, please go to:

  1. Utz Quality Foods, LLC Privacy Policy;
  2. Academy Sports + Outdoors Privacy Policy
  3. Cross Over Marketing – Private Policy
  4. ESPN Events (Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl) – Private Policy

By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the use of your personal information as described in the Sponsors’ or Sweepstakes Administrator’s privacy policy and Section 11 above.



Administrator reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, cancel or modify the sweepstakes at any time and for any reason. Some reasons could include but are not limited to, a computer virus, bug, malfunction, manipulation or other technical problem or any misuse of the sweepstakes process, regardless of the cause, affects, compromises, or corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the sweepstakes. Notice of cancellation will be posted at the entry site. ADMINISTRATOR SHALL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO AWARD ANY PRIZE THAT RELATES TO OR ARISES OUT OF AN IRREGULAR ENTRY OR IMPROPER OR MISTAKEN PRIZE NOTIFICATION, OPERATION OR FUNCTION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES. No more than the stated number of prizes in these Official Rules will be awarded. In addition to the foregoing, if for any reason (including, but not limited to, strikes, lockouts, pandemics, acts of God, technical difficulties, and other events not within the reasonable control of Sponsors) Sponsors of Administrator cannot continue the sweepstakes, Administrator may, in its sole discretion, cancel the sweepstakes or extend the Promotion Period.



By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Administrator, Sponsors, the Promotion Entities, including but not limited to their subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the sweepstakes; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail or email; (e) errors in the administration of the sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the sweepstakes, and in no event will the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.



In order to redeem any prize, winners and any travel companions must, on behalf of themselves, their minor children, and any personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin, sign a COVID-19 Assumption of Risk, Release, Waiver, and Indemnification Agreement, confirming their full awareness of the current global COVID-19 virus outbreak and inherent risks involved when choosing to travel. It is the winner’s and any companions’ personal decision to travel, and they must certify that they are doing so with full knowledge of travel recommendations, restrictions, regulations, and risks with regards to COVID-19, as well as the possibility of future travel restrictions, and taking full responsibility for their actions with regard to travel. The agreement will also release, indemnify, hold harmless and covenant not to sue Sponsors, their officers, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, and any other person involved either directly or indirectly in the Sweepstakes from all claims, suits, expenses, attorney fees and demands of any nature (including negligence) caused by, deriving from, or associated with the travel prize.



Each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded or the determination of prize winner, which cannot be resolved between the parties, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will the Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and the Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than the Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering the sweepstakes), and Entrant further waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of the entrants, prize winner, Administrator, Sponsors, and Promotion Entities in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of North Carolina or any other jurisdiction), that would cause application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of North Carolina. All Entrants consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located within Wilmington, North Carolina. 



To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or a winners list via mail, please mail your request, together with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to The On The Border® Chips and Dips Football Tailgate Sweepstakes c/o Cross Over Marketing Attn: Sweepstakes Administrator: 4437 Indigo Slate Way, Wilmington, NC 28412. Requests received after December 30, 2023, will not be honored.



Cross Over Marketing, 4437 Indigo Slate Way, Wilmington, NC 28412. Questions, please contact Cross Over Marketing at



Utz Quality Foods, LLC, 900 High Street, Hanover, PA 17331, Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1800 N. Mason Road, Katy, TX 77449, and The Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl, 2202 N. West Shore Blvd., Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607.