Cheerwine launches summer contest: Lots of prizes available

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 29, 2024

SALISBURY — The South’s favorite cherry soda is giving fans across the country the opportunity to win exclusive experiences during Cheerwine’s Uniquely Southern Summer Contest

The grand prize is a six-day, five-night stay at Bear Lake Reserve, a luxury vacation destination in western North Carolina, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The stay includes a variety of curated experiences including a gourmet dinner and private tastings for four at Ilda in nearby downtown Sylva, a tour of the enchanting Castle Ladyhawke, a $1,000 gift card to indulge in the culinary offerings at Bear Lake Reserve, along with additional exclusive activities. 

The winner will have full access to amenities such as mountaintop golf at a nine-hole Nicklaus Design course, boating on Bear Creek Lake, more than 20 miles of pristine trails, racquet sports and more. The prize is valued at more than $17,000.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there as there will be weekly prizes as well where winners can:

Go whole hog with the Southern BBQ Gift Card Collection, the ultimate experience for barbecue lovers featuring gift cards to 20 of the Southeast’s favorite smokehouses.

Cheer on your favorite teams with the Southern Sports Ticket Bundle, which includes tickets the Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Hurricanes and Atlanta Braves.

Discover a world of festivals and unique happenings with the Cheerful Events Package, stretching from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic shore, encompassing every corner of the Carolinas.

Every contest winner will receive plenty of free Cheerwine, adding a refreshing cherry twist to their summer adventures.

“The Uniquely Southern Summer Contest gives our fans the chance to celebrate all our region has to offer through incredible experiences capturing the spirit of the South,” said Joy Ritchie Harper, vice president of marketing for Cheerwine and fifth-generation founding family member. “With close to $30,000 in prizes, we’re eager to spread cheer and create unforgettable memories all summer long.”

The contest, which began May 27, runs through July 28, with no purchase necessary and three ways to enter, including purchasing Cheerwine and downloading the receipt, post using #Cheerwinesummer or by entering the bonus code on social media.

For complete details on how to enter, additional rules and information and a complete list of prizes, go to