It’s tailgate season! Time to break out the face paint and start perusing Pinterest for the ultimate wing recipe, DIY decor, and, of course, those adorable football-shaped cake pops.

Whether you’re a stadium-side tailgater or a backyard grilling machine, bringing your tailgate A-game is always a must. And we’re here to help you take your tailgating game up a notch with the Esurance Fantasy Tailgate Sweepstakes on Pinterest!

The prizes

One grand prize winner will get a cooler packed with $2,000 worth of tailgate gear including:

  • A $1,000 Home Depot gift card (to upgrade your grill … or maybe snag some shelter with a new tailgate tent?)
  • A $500 American Express gift card so you can grab snacks and drinks for game day
  • $500 to spend at for jerseys, foam fingers, and pom-poms galore
  • A goodie bag with paper plates, koozies, and more

Two other lucky winners could score a $500 or $300 gift card to — perfect for stocking up on some serious home team swag.

How to enter the sweepstakes

Enter in just 3 simple steps and you’ll be in the running to win some essentials for your dream tailgate.

Step 1. Visit us on Facebook

Like us on Facebook and visit the Esurance Fantasy Tailgate Sweepstakes tab.

Step 2. Create your board

Follow the instructions within the tab to create your Esurance Fantasy Tailgate board.

Step 3. Get pinning!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Dolphins devotee or a 49ers fanatic. You can show your pride by pinning it! Just be sure to include at least one of the categories below in your pin description along with the hashtag: #EsuranceFantasyTailgate.

The categories are:

  1. Who I’m cheering for
  2. My tailgate guest list
  3. Invitations
  4. Where we cheer (home, stadium-side, etc.)
  5. Must-have menu items
  6. Spirit swag
  7. DIY decor
  8. Game day activities and entertainment
  9. Safety necessities
  10. Innovative ideas (expert tips, tailgate hacks, etc.)

Entries must be received by December 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT, so get pinning and show us what your dream tailgate looks like! Your pins could pay off and win you the gear to make it a reality.

Lucky winners will be selected at random and notified by email around December 18.

Stuff our legal team makes us say

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Enter at, follow the on-screen links and instructions, follow Sponsor on Pinterest, then create and title a personal pinboard “Esurance Fantasy Tailgate” and pin at least one picture for a category requested, providing a caption that lists the pin title and hashtag, all provided by Sponsor. Subject to Official Rules found here. Starts 11/25/13 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), ends 12/15/13 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Open to 18+ all U.S. and DC, limit 1 entry. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. 650 Davis Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.

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about Jennifer

A Motor City native, Jennie spent a few years knee-deep in automotive before heading to San Francisco to join the Esurance team as a copywriter. In addition to words, she’s a big fan of running, Detroit Tiger baseball, and the Trader Joe’s cheese aisle.